T-Mobile or AT&T GTab??
Here is my dilemma... I want OUT of my iOS world... My thoughts are to go with a NORMAL phone (thinking Nokia E52) and a Gtab...
I am currently on AT&T with a F&F plan... and I have a Sprint Data (mifi) card I use for WiFi when I am not at home.
I know the differences between the CDMA tabs, those won't work, as I travel overseas quite a bit.
My thoughts are to get a GSM tab.
T-Mobile will let me defer payment... I tried a t-mobile tab, but was not pleased with the service signal strength (sprint was better if you could believe that).
AT&T wants the whole nut up front, but I hear there is less bloat with TMo, and more features...
Anyone have any thoughts on the two?
- 04-15-2011, 06:09 AM #2
- 04-16-2011, 06:16 PM #3
AT&T does NOT have mobile hotspot with the stock ROM. They also block sideloading of apps (ie non-market app installs including the Amazon App store). Again, this can be fixed by a ROM change. They are supposedly working on a fix for it but I wouldn't count on anything when Samsung are involved.
That said, the AT&T version has almost zero bloatware and is the only US version that can be hacked to be used as a GSM phone for voice calls.
AT&T's bands are also better supported for use oversas, I believe, so you can use 3G whereas T-Mobile's Tab is limited to EDGE only.
I'd say that the AT&T is definitely the most desirable domestic Tab, followed by T-Mobile, then Sprint, then Verizon. The VZW just got a nice software update but AFAIK both CDMA versions still have BT HID profiles crippled. The GSM versions also have 16Gb of internal storage, whereas the CDMA ones just have 2Gb.
- 05-01-2011, 11:08 AM #5
Not sure about rooting the stock ROM but I know running Overcome on my AT&T Tab you can sideload all day long.
Is that refurb deal still going on now? Sounds like a fantastic deal if so....I definitely think the AT&T Tab has the overall best combination of attributes & bands of the ones available in the USA right now. Of course, if the price is right, any available Tab is still a nice unit!
- 05-01-2011, 12:41 PM #7
- 05-01-2011, 11:58 PM #8