Thinking of making a switch...


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  1. TedEBearNC

    TedEBearNC Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm currently a Verizon customer so I was pleased to hear the Nexus One will be available on Verizon because I really don't like the phone I have now (the Samsung Omnia) and I want to replace it. I'm not too happy with the somewhat ambiguous "release date" though because, well... I want it NOW! LOL

    Now, I'm a satisfied Verizon customer for the most part. They have good service where I can actually make and receive calls within my home and workplace unlike AT&T where I'd have to be either near a window (home) or do without (workplace). But, until recently, their selection of crippled phones left a lot to be desired. It seems they are finally getting the idea and giving us better, less crippled hardware. Their main remaining drawback is the expense. They are expensive!

    So I got to thinking about it and am toying with the idea of switching to T-mobile, not just to be able to get the Nexus One now, which would be a big plus and is a strong motivator, but it'd also be cheaper in the long run. The Even More plus 500 min plan would run me about $30 less per month than my existing Verizon plan (and that's with my 15% corp discount) and give me everything I have now plus an additional 50 min, though I'd probably never go through that. Also, I'd have an unlocked phone that I could potentially use somewhere else if needed. The savings would cover my ETF with Verizon in a couple of months and the cost of the Nexus One in a little over a year. Even if I stick with Verizon and wait it out, I'm going to have to pay the full cost for a new phone because I'm not eligible for a discount (I did my NE2 for the Omnia last April).

    The thing is I'm not that familiar with T-mobile and their service. It wasn't available in our area (Charlotte, NC) until fairly recently with the acquisition of SunCom so I don't know much about it. I've checked around and the very few recent "reviews" of T-mobile service in this area that I've found have been positive so that's something.

    So.. I'm sitting on the fence. Does anyone have any experience with T-mobile in the Charlotte area? Any advice on whether I should wait or make the jump? Am I just being a Veruca Salt?

    Sorry for being long and rambly.. I'm bored. lol
     

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  2. Fdelys

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    If you're worried about T-mobile service, you might want to invest in a cheap loaner phone from a store. It wouldn't be the same number, but I imagine you could get a prepaid plan for fairly cheap and test it out for up to 15 days, I believe.
     

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