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  1. mak916

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    Not sure if this has been discussed before but I would like to hear from former Sprint customers that have gone to T-Mobile. My contract is not up for another year and a half but I am really thinking about switching from Sprint to T-Mobile. I would to know what are the pros and cons when switching? I would like to know are you happy with T-Mobile?
     

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    I went from Virgin Mobile to prepaid T-Mobile. No roaming on each so I'd guess it's similarly proportionate to both on contract. I liked my VM plan but data speeds got worse and worse, texts took a while to send and were always tricky, and the phone wasn't much good out of country. My data speeds went from an average of .7 to about 15 and the phone is inherently more useful.
     
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    I think it will depend on where you live. Sprint seemingly tends to be better in the Eastern United States, T-Mobile in the Western US. Both have somewhat spotty coverage, it often depends on which works best in your city/neighborhood.

    I also had Virgin Mobile and quit when my data speeds were frequently dial up speeds, and typically were not faster than 300 Kbps. Also, WiMax, while in my city, did not work in the neighborhoods that I need it. My T-Mobile experience has been quite good; I've particularly enjoyed getting similar speeds to WiMax in most areas of my city, even the neighborhoods where WiMax wasn't working -- and getting them without having to turn on a separate antenna.
     
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    I live on the West Coast and T-Mobile seems to have very good coverage here in my city. I really like the fact that their phones are GSM. But how will GSM play into their phones as they move toward LTE?
     
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    If I understand correctly, VZW's LTE phones are mostly GSM. So, it would seems that the major US cell carriers are finally making the switch to GSM...
     
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    LTE is a 4g technology that is a part of GSM.

    While Verizon uses LTE, which is a GSM technology, they still use CDMA for Voice and non-4G data. Once Verizon's entire network is supports LTE, then they likely will drop CDMA, but that is a long way away since they would lose all 2G and 3G connectivity.
     
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    Coverage ALL depends on your specific location. So these type comparisons won't help much. I can telll you how great Sprint is and how t-mobile sucks, but it could be the opposite for you.
     
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    I take it by your screen name you are a Doctor Who fan? I am looking to hear how people feel about their carrier. If you think T-Mobile sucks, I would like to hear why. I have been looking at their plans, as far as cost , they are close to Sprint. But they do not have truly unlimited like Sprint. I don't use that much data, but it is nice to know I don't have to worry about it either.
     
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    T-Mobile does offer true unlimited, both contract and non-contract plans. The subsidized phone plan with unlimited data is $90; the Value Plan (still contract but does not include a "free phone") is $70. The contract monthly price goes down as additional phones (lines) are added to the contract. T-Mobile's prepaid unlimited data plan is $70/month.
     
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    In Chicago it was Sprint all the way never had issues with any aspect of my phone use. Now here in the rural northwestern side of Columbia S.C. Sprint was HORRIBLE I ended my contract with them having to have a phone for work. My GF uses verizon but my god they wanted cash and my first born to get in.

    I used tmobile pre paid for a couple weeks got good service so last week went with a contract. So far no issues to complain about :D
     
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    Yeah I'm in Chicago now and this is why I'll never leave sprint[​IMG]
     
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    Never say never lol.
     

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