T-Mobile experience?

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  1. max

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    I just dislike ATT and have for a very long time now. How does T-mobile compare?

    I'm starting to look into getting an iPhone down the road, when the cheaper versions are out.
     
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    What, specifically, are your primary prefs/concerns regarding cell phone service? What is it about ATT that you dislike?

    T-Mobile provides decent, not outstanding, service in my area. I live & play in an urban/suburban area. There are some holes in their coverage in my area. ATT was slightly better in this respect. Overall, I would rate ATT & T-Mobile about the same. However, it has been quite few years since I've had cell phone service with ATT.

    Last year I switched from T-Mobile to Net10 (TracFone). The latter has very cheap rates. They do not have their own wireless network. For my area they use T-Mobile -- i.e., my Net10 phone came with a T-Mobile SIM.

    Supposedly, Verizon provides the best coverage and overall service. However, they tend to be more expensive than most other providers.
     
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  3. sphinx780

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    It definitely depends on where you live. It's been 6-7 years since I had ATT here and I hated it. Dropped calls and dead spaces abounded. I have never had an issue with Tmobile. Not one dropped call in the past 6+ years (however long it's been). On the back end of things, customer service has always been solid too. Tmobile and Verizon are the two consistent providers around here. Of course, the price difference is dramatically different between the two.
     
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  4. Andyroo10567

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    T-mobile is terrible in my area. Rarely ever have signal. But data speeds were fine.
     
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  5. max

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    I have to say that this stuff is just getting enormously over-complicated to a man with a weak mind like mine.

    I have a cellphone but hardly use it beyond telephoning. All this other techno stuff is on it. It's just too tough to learn what it's all about. . . so it gets unused.

    Cell phone service is also, for me, a byzantine complexity of continually shifting elements.

    It must be nice to be a teen or something and have the time to mess with all this stuff.
     
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  6. chollyred

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    Max,

    What are your problems with AT&T? I just happen to work for them. Generally, when people talk about having problems with AT&T, they're talking about issues from years gone by.

    What part of the country do you live in?
    Are you looking for regular monthly service? Pre-paid? Post-paid? Strictly talk and text? If data is included, how much do you need?

    There's a new company coming online in certain markets now called Aio (pronounced A-yo) that offers unlimited talk and text and limited data rates starting at $35/mo. So far, it's only in Houston, Orlando, and Tampa, but will be rolling into other markets quickly.

    If you are having a specific problem with AT&T, I may be able to help you with that.
     
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