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    Just gave up my T-Mobile totally unlimited no throttle for ATT 300mb

    yea so I just switch from tmo to att. Reason was my area just does not have good coverage with T-Mobile. I have to be in the major city, "Cincinnati" to really take advantage of it, and I am on the out skirts.

    So now I have ATT 300mb but I know I will miss totally unlimited data and while the coverage sucked "for me" I am thinking maybe I should have just kept that and got an ATT prepaid sim or even a ATT hotspot. Any thoughts? I am able to Switch-Back to TMO for 90 days and get the same plan. They even waived my early term fee because of my area.

    I kind of just think I would rather have better data coverage that is limited than no so good coverage that is unlimited. ANY Thoughts? Or Suggestions? Thanks

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    What kind of coverage did you have with T-Mobile? Edge data? Roaming? Voice roaming? Explain a little more why you disliked it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vtrossi View Post
    What kind of coverage did you have with T-Mobile? Edge data? Roaming? Voice roaming? Explain a little more why you disliked it.
    well in the home if I didn't use wifi calling calls would break up. And small trips around my home area would often fall out of service or to unusable 2g.

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    Quote Originally Posted by club27 View Post
    well in the home if I didn't use wifi calling calls would break up. And small trips around my home area would often fall out of service or to unusable 2g.
    What speed Internet service do you have at home? Do you share the Internet with other users (family)? You might be able to set QoS priorities in your WiFi router to favor WiFi calling. I agree, if you have poor service at home that's a pretty big reason to pick a different carrier. I have an AirVoice SIM I can activate and use for voice fall-back if I decide to go someplace where I know T-Mobile won't work. I keep it as a sort of parachute, just in case. But then I get T-Mobile 3G service at home.
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    Why not move to an AT&T MVNO ? At least you'd get a considerable more amount of data for a cheaper cost.
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    Maybe even better: GoPhone. I, too, tried T-Mobile once, but even outside, reception was nil (half a block in any direction it was much improved). I had ST ATT for 18 mos then moved to Go Phone. BIG improvement for me. LTE has even arrived in our rural south central Florida cow town (had to mention cattle as their pastures seem to have some of the strongest signals), but since I don't live in the pastures, I only get HSPA at home where I have Wi-Fi anyway. $54. month. Period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by club27 View Post
    yea so I just switch from tmo to att. Reason was my area just does not have good coverage with T-Mobile. I have to be in the major city, "Cincinnati" to really take advantage of it, and I am on the out skirts.

    So now I have ATT 300mb but I know I will miss totally unlimited data and while the coverage sucked "for me" I am thinking maybe I should have just kept that and got an ATT prepaid sim or even a ATT hotspot. Any thoughts? I am able to Switch-Back to TMO for 90 days and get the same plan. They even waived my early term fee because of my area.

    I kind of just think I would rather have better data coverage that is limited than no so good coverage that is unlimited. ANY Thoughts? Or Suggestions? Thanks

    I agree that AT&T works better in your area so no hard feelings.

    If I were you I'd try to avoid signing up for any long term contracts. If T-mobile improves in your area after the 700 MHz spectrum is built out you can always go back.

    Best of luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny4G
    Quote Originally Posted by club27 View Post
    yea so I just switch from tmo to att. Reason was my area just does not have good coverage with T-Mobile. I have to be in the major city, "Cincinnati" to really take advantage of it, and I am on the out skirts.

    So now I have ATT 300mb but I know I will miss totally unlimited data and while the coverage sucked "for me" I am thinking maybe I should have just kept that and got an ATT prepaid sim or even a ATT hotspot. Any thoughts? I am able to Switch-Back to TMO for 90 days and get the same plan. They even waived my early term fee because of my area.

    I kind of just think I would rather have better data coverage that is limited than no so good coverage that is unlimited. ANY Thoughts? Or Suggestions? Thanks

    I agree that AT&T works better in your area so no hard feelings.

    If I were you I'd try to avoid signing up for any long term contracts. If T-mobile improves in your area after the 700 MHz spectrum is built out you can always go back.

    Best of luck.
    Be aware of that, band 12 isn't nationwide (fortunately, Tri-State areas are covered).



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    If tmobile is not good for you but att is then put that line on aio

    Ya get 7gb plus throttled to 256kbps

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    Use what works best in your area, for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Skyedance View Post
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    Be aware of that, band 12 isn't nationwide (fortunately, Tri-State areas are covered).
    Yeah I noticed that as well... The new spectrum benefits me but for a lot of areas it doesn't cover them at all. And that's on top of the fact that T-Mobile has to actually build out the network with 700Mhz antennas, upgrades, etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by coorey View Post
    Yeah I noticed that as well... The new spectrum benefits me but for a lot of areas it doesn't cover them at all. And that's on top of the fact that T-Mobile has to actually build out the network with 700Mhz antennas, upgrades, etc...
    And then they have to actually get phones that work on those frequencies into the hands of customers.

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    Why get 300mb when you get get 2+GB through an ATT MVNO?

    ^ TMO LTE ^---------------|------St Louis-------|----------------^ ATT LTE ^

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    Quote Originally Posted by coorey View Post
    Yeah I noticed that as well... The new spectrum benefits me but for a lot of areas it doesn't cover them at all. And that's on top of the fact that T-Mobile has to actually build out the network with 700Mhz antennas, upgrades, etc...
    But for tmobile to promise to have 700A phone by end of Q4 2014 means that they are working fast to add 700A towers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ritchea View Post
    Maybe even better: GoPhone. I, too, tried T-Mobile once, but even outside, reception was nil (half a block in any direction it was much improved). I had ST ATT for 18 mos then moved to Go Phone. BIG improvement for me. LTE has even arrived in our rural south central Florida cow town (had to mention cattle as their pastures seem to have some of the strongest signals), but since I don't live in the pastures, I only get HSPA at home where I have Wi-Fi anyway. $54. month. Period.

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    The gophone might be better, I did the normal ATT becuase of the $200 dollar credit to switch over.

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