Does T-Mobile still use AT&T towers?


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  1. T-Keith

    T-Keith Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am considering switching from Verizon this December. In some parts of my state, T-Mobile has no towers, but AT&T has better coverage than Verizon.

    With T-Mobile's new plans do they still allow roaming on at&ts network? Do they still limit data, and do they have access to 4g?

    Thanks.
     

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  2. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

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    Postpaid plans still allow you usage of roaming agreements, though I'm not sure if there's a cap on how much is allowed. Prepaid allows for Voice/Text roaming, but not data roaming.
     
  3. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

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    I'm thinking they do. We recently took a vacation to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennessee and I got popped with roaming (didn't charge me, but they did cap me). Which I found annoying since roaming was disabled on my phone.

    T-Mobile is just about none existent in those cities. Every place that allowed WiFi (restaurants, the resort we were at, and other public places) were all AT&T.
     
  4. bruce73

    bruce73 Well-Known Member

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    Man, I wish they used AT&T towers. I'm visiting family in western Mass now and coverage sux. Last time I was here I was on AT&T and it was solid. If I traveled more, I'd be pretty pissed I switched, but I live in L.A. and T-Mobile offered a much better deal. And 4G is available (I hit it briefly here for a nanosecond). :D
     
  5. timelord65

    timelord65 Well-Known Member

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    I was on the $30 plan and I couldn't get any reception in a part of town where my friends who were on At&t could. So good luck :(
     
  6. Carolina Media

    Carolina Media Well-Known Member

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    Prepaid gets no roaming access. They can only use T-Mobile's native network.

    For postpaid you get roaming, in some areas it roams on AT&T and some others smaller local carriers. They don't have roaming agreements to use AT&T's entire network though. It's just in certain areas. For data you only get 50MB of roaming data per month.
     
  7. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

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    You do get voice and texting roaming on prepaid, but no data roaming.
     
  8. timelord65

    timelord65 Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps in some areas. Again I couldn't make a call in a part of town that at&t customers could. Same phone too, so I certainly didn't roam onto any At&t towers. :confused:
     
  9. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

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    More or less roaming agreements are made region by region, perhaps tower by tower. You might have just been in an area where they don't have an agreement in place.
     

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