Does T-Mobile still use AT&T towers?


  1. T-Keith

    T-Keith Well-Known Member

    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

    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 Guide

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

    timelord65 Well-Known Member

    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

    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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