- 01-12-2012, 11:39 AM #1
For the folks who have been on other carriers and have switched to AT&T for the new second gen devices. How do you compare it to your old carrier both in connection speed and call reception and pricing. I'm in T-MO family plan with 5 devices all HTC HD7'S. Also I have a business account with 18 devices though they are not windows devices this contract ends in 6 weeks. back in 96-98 I had AT&T for a cell carrier and got billed for 23k even though I only made 6 calls and received 10 it took 4 months and a lawyer for AT&T to finally admit a billing mistake and to correct the charges. So switching back to them would be a major move for me. but seeing how T-MO isn't getting anything on the high-end spectrum of devices I'm thinking about it.
So how has the experience been?
Last edited by jabtano; 01-12-2012 at 12:04 PM.
- 01-12-2012, 11:41 AM #2
I was going to look into AT&T as well. I was with T-Mobile for a week, Verizon for 10 years, and now on Sprint. With the recent news I would like to switch to AT&T, but if service/connection is similar to T-Mobile I won't be able to in my area (not good). Live near Tacoma, WA.
- 01-12-2012, 02:26 PM #4
It would be nice to hear more about T-Mobile's roaming deal with AT&T. It sounds like they are working out something where they will be able to use each others networks to get more coverage. Not sure when it takes effect though.
01-12-2012, 02:41 PM #5
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I'm currently trying the Focus S against my Verizon Trophy.
I travel a lot, and have had good coverage for phone and data in all the places I spend time.
I am surprised at how little difference there is speedwise. The Focus S has a faster processor, and AT&T's HSPA+ is supposed to be much faster than Verizon's 3G, but web pages load about the same.
I haven't dealt with the 'deathstars' infamous customer service yet.
- 01-12-2012, 04:03 PM #6
01-12-2012, 04:14 PM #8
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Being able to compare the two side by side has been very helpful. At this point I'm pretty sure I'm going to keep the Focus S.
If you live in or spend time in more rural areas, try it first, this is the one area that Verizon blows everyone else away, though AT&T's coverage is generally good too.
- 01-12-2012, 04:38 PM #10
Its the best carrier in PR, plus they were the only ones to give us real 4G love (LTE) But its clearly more expensive than all the rest here. Gladly I get an employee discount and its on par with the rest.
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01-13-2012, 04:21 PM #12
- 651 Posts
You need to talk to someone in your area you trust on ATT and ask them.
Your experience with the Windows Phone is going to be standard from phone to phone; that is the advantage of it.
The quality of the local service is not really phone dependent. And the quality of ATT is different where you are, it is based off the current user size they have relative to the equipment bandwidth and connections. Only people in your area can tell you, and again it does not have to be a WP user, just any smartphone user in that area who has similiar phone usage habits as you.