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Few questions about TMO coverage in my area!!


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  1. CoMaToast

    CoMaToast Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok I live in Superior WI , zip code 54880, If you guys could just take a look at the area and tell me what you think It would be greatly appreciated...

    Bottom line, I got a N4 and am going prepaid, I was going to go with Net 10 or ST as AT&T towers in this area are by far superior to anything else, But noone has the micro sims for either carrier.. So I am going to try TMO for a month and if its good Ill keep it, if not, Ill hopefully have a NET10 Sim by then.. Best buy has the TMO sim, but they said they would need to cut it down for the phone?


    Here is a link to the TMO maps below, Just type in: South range ( city ) Wisconsin..then just make sure its on the 3g/4g smartphone map There are alot of yellow areas that are 2G, Is this just poor coverage? and will I get ANY good speed if I am searching the net, even on Wifi?


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  2. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles VIP Member

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    Not sure about the coverage, but you can cut a sim down to size. I have done it with an exacto knife, and just use the existing micro sim as a template.
     
  3. CoMaToast

    CoMaToast Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yea Best Buy said they have a little tool/knife, that cuts them to fit... As far as the coverage, did you type in my city and state? Its low service, and some spots say 2g
     
  4. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member

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    You can order a micro-sim for free from T-Mobile if that's what you need. Or you can buy your own cutter from Amazon.

    As for the coverage, it looks like your area has a lot of satisfactory areas. I don't know how good that is. Most of my area is at least rated good and works well.
     
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  5. CoMaToast

    CoMaToast Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks , Im just gonna have Best buy cut me one, because with my phone coming today , I am way to impatient lol


    Like I said tho , If the service isn't good, Ill just get a ST or Net10 Micro sim ordered up.. I thought I would have time to order my accessories and SIM, considering Google play said 2-3 weeks.. Well Googles 2-3 weeks was literally 2-3 days!!! And I am NOT complaining :D
     
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    runtmms Well-Known Member

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    I'd guess you'll be fine. It's at least worth trying. Wifi performance is independent of coverage.

    You're going to love the Nexus 4!
     
  7. Arrowslinger

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    You should be okay the circle is where I live and only get the edge network, I can still surf but slow. The area you see on my map barr crossing is where I work here I get 4G all the time. You are way closer to dark green than I am so you should be good.
     
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  8. SuperAfnan

    SuperAfnan Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Well I never get edge in Jacksonville but I tried it and it's faster than sprint 3g. :)
     
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    SuperAfnan Well-Known Member Contributor

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    If your area is satisfactory or better you won't get edge.
     
  10. Kamau

    Kamau Well-Known Member

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    You would be well advised to ask someone that has service already about the coverage. Those on line coverage maps are not always accurate.
     
  11. mundane24

    mundane24 Well-Known Member

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    it really depends on how 'real world' coverage is in your area. my t-mobile coverage map shows im within 'excellent' to 'very strong' service but when i activated my straight talk t-mobile sim, the speed couldn't go pass 300kbps. i talked to a rep and was told my sim was well provisioned at their end and they dont know of any t-mobile tower problem in my area. i then ordered straight talk at&t and so far been satisfied with the coverage and speed (6MB max, 2.5MB ave). also, when i asked around, a lot of people told me that t-mobile coverage does indeed suck in our town and that at&t is the game in my rural town. i guess if you're not in a refarmed t-mobile market then you would most definitely get EDGE speed most of the time.

    btw you can get net10 at&t sims off ebay for .99 cents. the straight talk at&t ones, you'll have to pay premium. both can still be activated even though both sites aren't selling them as of the moment.
     
  12. SuperAfnan

    SuperAfnan Well-Known Member Contributor

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    There are also great apps like carrier coverage and sensorly which I forgot to mention. They can also help. However, I still found tmobile coverage maps way way more accurate than the virgin mobile one. It said I had excellent WiMax coverage but in reality I had absoloutely none. At least tmobile didnt lie. :mad:
     
  13. Arrowslinger

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    Another thing if you use the hotspot and you bounce over to an ATT tower which mine does sometimes the hot spot will not work.
     
  14. CoMaToast

    CoMaToast Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ya I saw the att Sims from net10 on amazon but thought it was something different because they were so cheap lol .. I actually ordered one from best buy and it should be here in a week or so
     

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