OK now I'm tripping.......T-Mobile just got unlimited data for $20/mo
For laptops, PDAs, and of course their mobile phones. JRM or cjzero........please tell me AT&T has something like this coming up. I have heard about an unlimited $29.99 plan, but that it's for mobile phones only.
Unless something changed today, that's only when using the sidekick. you can now add a sidekick to a regular account and get unlimited data, on the sidekick only, for $20. There is also an unlimited data plan for the sidekick only for 29.99, with voice calls available PAYG at 20 cents/minute. That's if you don't want a phone on that line.
"it's true, and it rocks, with t-mobile you really do GET MORE!!!!! die sprint.... "
Am I missing something here???? Unlimited data transfer for $20/month with T-Mo is somehow better than unlimited data transfer for $15/mo + $5/month of free downloads with Sprint? I know you're not saying that because yours is faster (or THAT much faster...). Did I miss something there???
well lets see here you don't get sprints crappy network, crappy cs, propriatary phones and my gprs always works, whereas when i had vision it hardly ever worked. Oh and with tmo's plan you are free to connect your pda/phone to a laptop and browse away where as with spint if violates the TOC.
Sprint is offering unlimited data for $10.00 more a month, so when are other carriers gonna jump on the bandwagon? We all know Sprint's Customer service is crap and their voice service is so-so, but as far as data is concerned they have the best network now. waiting to see what EDGE does....
"well lets see here you don't get sprints crappy network, crappy cs, propriatary phones and my gprs always works, whereas when i had vision it hardly ever worked. Oh and with tmo's plan you are free to connect your pda/phone to a laptop and browse away where as with spint if violates the TOC. "
Have you spoken with SPCS CS since about July of 2002? It has improved significantly. As for Sprint's network, I have had no problems, and I travel very frequently... I do live in a metropolitan area, but I travel in many rural areas, and don't have trouble with coverage. I don't make calls on roamins, either digital or analog, but I at least enjoy knowing that I can.... You have to remember that SPCS built one of the largest digital networks in the country from the ground up. They did not have the financial backing of any international providers (such as T-Mobile), any domestic phone carriers (such as ATT, or SBC for Cingular), and they did not buy out any pre-existing carriers when they put their network together, as did Verizon. Through all of this, they were the first to offer a totally digital network, the first to unroll a 3rd generation (actually, 2.5) network with UNLIMITED DATA to their entire coverage area, the first to introduce the camera phone, etc.... And yes, you can attach your phone to a lap top, SPCS will only turn it off for excessive usage.
actually i had sprint from sep of 02 till jan of 03 so yes i delt with their cs..... and excuse me? the built from the ground up? did you forget that a chunk of their coverage is owned by affiliates not sprint pcs themselves. Oh and did you also realize that there are areas of pcs service that you can't get vision on? and they were not the first to offer a totally digital network and even now they still don't. They still provide phones with analog capabilities and the companies that created voicestream started about the same time as sprint did. So you don't get UNLIMITED DATA on the entire pcs network, parts don't support vision. Oh and one more thing, sprint advertises their network at 3G and blatenly lies to customers when in fact like you pointed out its only 2.5G. GPRS is still 2G but its been faster in my experience than sprints network was, and at least i'm now able to make and recieve calls on a regular basis.....
I will not bash T-Mo, because I believe that certain providers are better suited for certain types of people. Rather than bashing other providers, or putting them down because of prior experiences, you need ot move on to a company that is better suited for you. Yes, I am aware that parts of the SPCS network do not have Vision, those are the parts that are covered by the affiliates. The parts owned by SCPS all do have Vision coverage. As far as CS goes, I have had no problems with them. Then again, I don't call them demanding things and being pushy, either. Cell providers owe you nothing, as far as I am concerned. You are buying their product. So many people expect that they will be given credits, or discounts, etc... You don't want into a gas station and ask for discount because you have been buying gas there for 3 years... As for not receiving calls, probably an issue where you live. I have not encountered that problem. Perhaps instead of putting Sprint down for that, you should find a company with better coverage in your area. And to your comment that Vision did not always work at first, of course it didn't. It was new. I'm sure T-Mo's will go long with fewer glitches, due mostly to the fact that they rolled it out after companies such as SPCS, Verizon, Nextel, and ATT launched and improved it. New technologies like that always start out slow. My point, was that SPCS was the first to launch it. What will you say about T-Mo when things with them don't go your way once and a while? Yes, Sprint offers dual band phones, for roaming purposes. Sprint does not offer analog service, however it is available for roaming, particularly with the Free and Clear America plans. Sprint advertises their network at 3G because the data transfer speeds have reached up to 153 kbits/sec. ITU's definition of 3G is 144 kbits/sec. So this is not a blatant lie.