- 06-28-2012, 05:10 AM #1
My son is on my AT&T account, but we're looking at switching his Focus S to T-Mo and one of their monthly plans. First question, will his Focus S work ok on their network and secondly, how is the service here (southwest burbs of Chicago)? Thanks for your input.
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06-28-2012, 09:38 AM #2
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I'm in the western 'burbs and I've been pretty pleased with t-mo's coverage for the most part (there are a few rather odd dead zones that I've found). Check the coverage maps on the t-mo website and you'll be able to get a pretty accurate picture of how good a connection he would be able to expect in your part of the Chicago area.
As for using a Focus S on the t-mo network... it should work but, I'm pretty sure you'd be limited to Edge (2g) speeds with it so, that might be an issue for him and would certainly need to be considered).
- 06-28-2012, 10:07 AM #3
First thing you wana do is check the network that your Focus has and the one that the carrier has/ and see if they use the same frequency.
you can actually call T-mo and give your ESN/MEID/IMIE to a rep ont he phone and they can check if its compatible.
regarding the reception in Chicago , im not sure :P
- 06-28-2012, 10:13 AM #4
- 06-30-2012, 05:24 PM #9
Well according to the latest PCMag study T-mobile was declared the fastest and most reliable network in the north central rural/suburban region. I myself have experienced better signals and speeds across Chicagoland than anything I've seen on sprint. So you won't be disappointed on that front and regarding the focus S it will only be EDGE until T-Mobile completes their rollout of HSPA/+ on the PCS band which should be in the colder months.