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    T-Mobile is AWESOME i'm free from Sprints POS Network!

    Used to have Sprint and boy their network was a POS

    I heard lots of negative feedback and not that many positive comments going around here in the Forums

    Here is my sprint 3G (FULL Signal 3G EVDO 71Ddm)


    I picked up a Nokia Lumia 521 since it has support for the AWS 1700 and PCS 1900
    man am I loving it



    ONE bar of 4G HSPA gets me this



    this is 3 Bars of HSPA+ or HSPA (no idea to check on Windows phone)


    So far I'm happy with T-Mobile and I'm gonna stay clear from Sprint

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    Glad you like it! So you're in Hawaii?

    You were lucky - where I'm from (CA Central Valley) you're really lucky to get above 500kbps with Sprint. I only managed that at Costco in some other town. Most other places I got around 200kbps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Volaris View Post
    Glad you like it! So you're in Hawaii?

    You were lucky - where I'm from (CA Central Valley) you're really lucky to get above 500kbps with Sprint. I only managed that at Costco in some other town. Most other places I got around 200kbps.
    Yeah im from Hawaii, that's not all about sprint with sprint when I get 5 bars its good speeds
    4 or less bars its a different story or right when its busy for example a concert or a baseball game or pretty much any day past 12PM

    T-Mobile in Maui has fewer towers than sprint but gets better indoor coverage. And T-Mobile still has microwave backhaul on most of its sites and not fiber (maybe because maui does not have fiber providers at all)

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    Maui coverage should get a bit better too. Only the west side of the Island has been modernized so far. What city is your speed test from? Since the west side supposedly has LTE I think the HSPA speeds would be much faster there than what yours shows. But then again you only had one bar.

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    Ping is pretty high... maybe the norm for HI?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extraordinary View Post
    Ping is pretty high... maybe the norm for HI?
    Yeah that's normal the T-Mobile Network guys @ the store said the sites are all microwave and not fiber yet
    however LTE is in progress that might explain the pings

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    That's how sprint is on Non-Network vision towers....sloooow

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    The Nokia Lumia 521 is a standard HSPA phone so you could be getting much higher speeds with a HSPA+ 42 Mbps device and/or LTE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Volaris View Post
    Glad you like it! So you're in Hawaii?

    You were lucky - where I'm from (CA Central Valley) you're really lucky to get above 500kbps with Sprint. I only managed that at Costco in some other town. Most other places I got around 200kbps.

    In Socal, Sprint 3G usually gets around 30kbps down, 120kbps up. I suffered for over a year before I jumped to Verizon Wireless.

    T-Mobile is great in Socal, but in other parts of the country it can be hit-or-miss (especially in more rural areas). I would love to come back to them if/when their network coverage rivals AT&T and Verizon Wireless.
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    Carry a page plus phone if you travel to the boonies, and you will still come out ahead.

    $50/1 tiny gigabyte on Verizon; no thanks...

    Sent from my Nexus 4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antenna View Post
    Carry a page plus phone if you travel to the boonies, and you will still come out ahead.

    $50/1 tiny gigabyte on Verizon; no thanks...

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    50$ for 1 gig?

    dude I have Verizon also and I pay 30$ for 2gig
    I got my plan in 2012

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    Good luck holding onto a phone call with 1 bar. I switched to T-Mobile mainly out of curiosity and came running back.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4

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    Quote Originally Posted by WyFi View Post
    Good luck holding onto a phone call with 1 bar. I switched to T-Mobile mainly out of curiosity and came running back.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4
    If his phone is unable to hold onto the HSPA signal, it will most likely drop back to a stronger EDGE signal, which is perfectly fine for phone calls. Or he could use wi-fi calling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WyFi View Post
    Good luck holding onto a phone call with 1 bar. I switched to T-Mobile mainly out of curiosity and came running back.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4
    It hold the call fine it all depends on the device holding onto the signal

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjnoz View Post
    50$ for 1 gig?

    dude I have Verizon also and I pay 30$ for 2gig
    I got my plan in 2012
    It's 2013, and since they came out with the Overcharge Everything® Plans nothing is reasonable.

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