- 05-07-2012, 08:15 AM #1
To T-Mobile. :D
Probably sometime in the fall because it won't cost me so much to break contract with AT&T. My main reason is price. My family plan will be way cheaper on T-Mobile. In fact, I should be able to recoup my losses in about 6 months due to a massively reduced monthly bill.
My biggest concern is data speeds. I use my phone most when I'm away from a wifi connection and relying on T-Mob's slow speeds sounds painful. I'm hoping that my Titan/Focus will be able to take advantage of T-Mobile's spectrum deal with AT&T. It looks like T-Mob will use the 1900 MHz spectrum to deploy 3G/4G sometime in 2013.
The Titan/Focus both support the 1900 MHz band so my hope is that my data speeds will return to "normal" and I will get better coverage. Though I'm quite sure there's probably a flaw in my plan somewhere. :D
05-07-2012, 09:24 AM #3
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I hate to play favorites here, but as long as you are on the WP7 team, I'm cool. lol. I just hope T-mo is good in your area. ATT has been swell around my area for the most part, and I have a 21 percent company discount....so yeah I have a decent reason to stick with ATT. Plus I feel they have the best windows phone backing. Did you see the new Samsung Flash 2? Looks nice!!! 4 inch screen. LTE. Be sure you know all the pros and cons before you jump ship!
- 05-07-2012, 10:15 AM #4
As for customer service, it depends who you get. I always try to call during normal business to lessen the chance that I'll get someone in Asia answering. That applies to ANY company in ANY industry these days. Whatever you decide, make sure you do your homework first, especially if you're already considering an Apollo device in the near future. Upgrade charges could put a hurtin' on you if you're not careful. Good Luck!
- 05-07-2012, 11:36 AM #7
1. How has that service been working for you? I am needing this because I travel to my hometown every weekend, and T-Mobile poops out in my hometown. At point do they throttle you?
2. How hard was it for you to set up (APN settings and everything)? Does Straight Talk give you instructions for all that?...
Again, sorry to hijack....
- 05-07-2012, 12:01 PM #8
I, too, am waiting for the 1900MHz refarming to use the 100 minute/unlimited text/5GB prepaid plan. But we'll have to see what happens with T-Mo's LTE because higher frequencies (like 1900Mhz :P) have bad building penetration, whereas 700MHz is great. Hopefully the government will require LTE handsets to be network-neutral, unlike this AWS/UMTS/CDMA/PCS/LTE/HSPA stuff we have going on right now...
Oh yeah, I haven't switched to T-Mo yet because they don't have a WP worth buying :( True story.
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EDIT guess Network Setup is gone from the market...dunno how I'm going to get MMS to work now =(
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05-08-2012, 09:51 AM #21
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I switched to t-mobiles $30 pay as you go plan. Gives 100 talk minutes and unlimited text and data with a 5gb soft cap. It works great in the Richmond area but service is not that good once I get into more rural areas. For $30 a month and since I spend almost all my time in the area, it is worth the few drops of service I have while traveling. But you may want to check their coverage Mao for your area. I also use Skype to talk over data if I come close to my 100 minutes so I have never run out.
05-08-2012, 09:55 AM #22
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My work pays for my phone on AT&T so I'm sticking with them :) but I had TMo prior to that and had no problems. Their coverage is spotty but where I had it, it was fast.
If I was still with them though, I probably wouldn't be (does that make sense lol!?). I would have left for AT&T's better selection of WIndows Phones.
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- 05-08-2012, 10:42 PM #25
I checked the T-Mobile map again here at work and it apparently hasn't been updated. It still shows just 3G for Lake Charles, and 2G where I live, plus dead spots close to my house. I'll keep up with it, but I'm not looking to change until November. If Verizon has lte at my house then I doubt I switch, but you never know.