1. dsneedmd's Avatar
    Has anyone tried to use the data from T-mobile in a Service partner area? Is data available from service partners & how fast is it if provided?
    01-19-2013 06:48 AM
  2. Bratigan's Avatar
    Thats a great question. I have three ATT towers close by, but ATT has suck data plans at least for the end user. I would much prefer TMobiles unlimited 4G, really unlimited!
    If they share towers in the partner area then I am golden as wireless is all rural people can get without latency issues of satellite. I am currently with Verizon and they are getting the boot.
    So its either partner help or its Smarttalk through Walmart for the next best thing.
    01-19-2013 08:54 AM
  3. minnemike's Avatar
    Are you talking about actual data roaming? If so, speed is not affected, but there is a low cap.

    Domestic Data Roaming FAQs Support | T-Mobile
    01-19-2013 10:05 AM
  4. gone down south's Avatar
    Prepaid doesn't offer data roaming, but postpaid does.

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    01-19-2013 11:23 AM
  5. dsneedmd's Avatar
    This is why I am on their "value plan" instead of prepaid. If you look at their coverage map, most of Iowa, Nebraska, Montana, Wyoming, etc. are covered by "service partners". If you travel, you need a post paid plan, if T-mobile will do for a traveler at all. I was told at a T-mobile store you get data but slow(2G).
    Prepaid doesn't offer data roaming, but postpaid does.

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    01-21-2013 05:18 AM
  6. Citizen Coyote's Avatar
    If you have a post-paid (contract) plan and are not on T-Mo's network, the best you could hope for would be HSPA+ 21 speeds, I'd imagine (T-Mo is the only provider in the US with HSPA+ 42). In reality it would probably be a lot less since the service partner would likely prioritize their own traffic over yours. I know that on Sprint, data roaming is handled by Verizon and it's definitely not fast.
    01-21-2013 02:36 PM
  7. dsneedmd's Avatar
    Anyone around with T-mobile post paid account? Hows your data in a service partner area? Any travelers?
    01-22-2013 03:42 AM

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