What are some value adds to using T-Mobile over AT&T?



  • @dafyre said:

    $30 Loyalty Customer fee? Is that a line item, or are you talking about the $30 activation charge when you upgrade your phone?

    Nope, it was a line item. I was like " a LOYALTY FEE!!!!". And out the door I went.



  • @scottalanmiller Wow... I'll be watching for that on my next bill!



  • It wasn't a monthly fee, it was at the time to re-up.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @Dashrender said:

    Wow - how many lines do you have on there? Save $200+ a month, Jared's bill isn't even $200/month.

    Never used Verizon, have you?

    No, but I'm on AT&T now, and Verizon and AT&T were only $10 difference when I made the switch.



  • @Minion-Queen said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    @Dashrender said:

    Wow - how many lines do you have on there? Save $200+ a month, Jared's bill isn't even $200/month.

    Never used Verizon, have you?

    Verizon has gotten cheaper recently but not by much. We have 6 phones and 3 mifi packs and it's about $400/month for 20 gigs data.

    That doesn't surprise me, my 2 phones before discount on AT&T are $190 with one phone on payments (but no contracts).



  • @dafyre said:

    2 Phones (one on Edge plan) x Unlimited Talk & Text, 1 Tablet, 10G of data, and my Phone bill is about $195 a month.

    I could probbaly shrink the data back a bit, since we haven't been using that much latley... Without the edge payment, my phone bill would be around $160.

    Who are you with? What is an Edge plan?



  • @Dashrender said:

    What is an Edge plan?

    Opposite of a Core plan?



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @Dashrender said:

    What is an Edge plan?

    Opposite of a Core plan?

    Is that suppose to be funny?



  • I was hoping so.



  • @Dashrender said:

    @dafyre said:

    2 Phones (one on Edge plan) x Unlimited Talk & Text, 1 Tablet, 10G of data, and my Phone bill is about $195 a month.

    I could probbaly shrink the data back a bit, since we haven't been using that much latley... Without the edge payment, my phone bill would be around $160.

    Who are you with? What is an Edge plan?

    OK it's Verizon's plan that brings them out of the dark ages... aka pay for the device separate from the service plan.



  • @Dashrender Yepp. I know Verizon is more expensive, but they have better signal in the area where I live than even AT & T. If T-Mobile or Cricket or some of the other smaller carriers would work well enough, I would have switched a long time ago.



  • @dafyre said:

    @Dashrender Yepp. I know Verizon is more expensive, but they have better signal in the area where I live than even AT & T. If T-Mobile or Cricket or some of the other smaller carriers would work well enough, I would have switched a long time ago.

    Everyone has better than AT&T from my experience. TMobile uses AT&T towers when available, so by definition (if it really works) TMobile matches or beats AT&T in all cases. That's the great thing about TMobile, they have deals with pretty much every carrier so you rarely need a TMobile tower.

    Verizon beats most everyone in US coverage, partially because they are older, partially because of CDMA, partially because that is just their thing. Strangely, no coverage in central Dallas!



  • CDMA is a plus? Then why isn't Sprint much better than they are?

    It's my understanding that Sprint customers should be roaming to Verizon towers, but we know that Sprint and Verizon use to different CDMA frequencies, and often don't overlap, so that is of no help.

    I've never used Verizon as my own service, mainly because their price is significantly higher than the rest. But I had to give up my cheaper Sprint plan for something that actually worked! Moving to AT&T was cheaper than Verizon, because of GSM compatible with most European carriers and therefore roam-able, and worked well in my home (Verizon, like Sprint does not work in my house).



  • @Dashrender said:

    CDMA is a plus? Then why isn't Sprint much better than they are?

    CDMA has much larger range than GSM.

    Because you still have to have towers, it's better, not magic.



  • @Dashrender said:

    I've never used Verizon as my own service, mainly because their price is significantly higher than the rest. But I had to give up my cheaper Sprint plan for something that actually worked! Moving to AT&T was cheaper than Verizon, because of GSM compatible with most European carriers and therefore roam-able, and worked well in my home (Verizon, like Sprint does not work in my house).

    Thats why I like TMobile. Uses any GSM towers that it can, included AT&T and whatever is local in the country that you are in. And at home it always works because they have full WiFi calling. So I never have to worry about it at my home, any family member's homes or other places that I go regularly.