Originally Posted by jgrobe
Originally Posted by mrbrown2195
Then one nice thing about the BYOP sim plan is you get to choose which primary network you want to be on (AT&T or T-Mobile), AND you get to choose the quality of phone (not some of the bargain basement phones).
If you choose a pentaband phone -- like the GSM Galaxy Nexus, then it can run on BOTH AT&T and T-Mobile at HSPA+ speeds. If you choose the ST "AT&T" sim, when AT&T towers are not available it will then switch to T-Mobile HSPA+ towers.
THAT bit of information was the game changer for me. No more "waiting" for a carrier to come out with a decent phone (please, please, please) which everyone else got a year ago -- and when they release the phone, to find out they had crippled the specs (MetroPCS was infamous for this ).
I can choose the phone I want, it can run on fast speeds on TWO HPSA+ networks. I'm not limited to just one network.
I love the freedom. So, I don't have to listen to "rumors" of what new phones an MNVO may deign release to their subjects, like a sovereign throwing bread crusts to their starving peasants. I can go buy a Galaxy S III or an HTC One X RIGHT NOW and run it on Straight Talk. I chose the Galaxy Nexus because it has super specs and is a pentaband phone, has 4.1 Jelly Bean, and it only $349 + tax and shipping.
Your creed may be interesting, but your deeds are much more convincing.