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  1. RickInHouston's Avatar
    If you had the chance to snag a Nexus Prime on any carrier - price and plan were the same - which carrier would you choose?
    10-13-2011 02:37 PM
  2. EggoEspada's Avatar
    Verizon is a no brainer with their 4G LTE network and reliable 3G network (in my experience).
    10-13-2011 02:40 PM
  3. VideoEngineerAJS's Avatar
    That's easy, Verizon. I can't go back to a non-LTE network or a non-LTE phone. It helps that I have unlimited LTE data for $9.99 a month though.
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    10-13-2011 02:41 PM
  4. descendency's Avatar
    I'd say it varies per region, but the best hope is Verizon because of LTE.

    edit: just a side note, TMobile (+Walmart) will have a 30 dollar plan with "unlimited" (5gb) data and unlimited texts (and 100 minutes) for 30 dollars. If you are extremely price sensitive, you could use GrooVe IP and this plan and basically get unlimited everything for $30. Obviously, if TMobile is good in your area and LTE isn't available (or is too expensive) this is about as good as it gets.
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    10-13-2011 02:43 PM
  5. Mooem's Avatar
    Under those conditions, without a doubt I'd pick Verizon.

    Now if they only make it a global phone....
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    10-13-2011 02:44 PM
  6. Mac58's Avatar
    Yeah I thihnk everyone knows Verizon is at the top of the list. Thats why everyone wants it on verizon lol
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    10-13-2011 02:46 PM
  7. SpaceHippie's Avatar
    The nations best carrier, Verizon.
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    10-13-2011 02:56 PM
  8. Blitzdroid's Avatar
    At&t because the building I work at gets poor LTE signal.

    AT&T Iphone loads webpages faster than my verizon iphone.
    10-13-2011 03:40 PM
  9. CZ Eddie's Avatar
    If you're in one of the few cities where AT&T is unveiling LTE this year and don't travel a lot, then I'd go with AT&T for the simple fact they are less expensive.
    But I don't think they are getting the LTE Nexus Prime anytime soon. Definitely not this year (IMO).
    10-13-2011 03:41 PM
  10. davey11's Avatar
    After experiencing 25+ mbps speed on vzw's lte network is there any other choice?

    Sent from my SCH-I510
    10-13-2011 03:58 PM
  11. the one and only M's Avatar
    Verizon for the obvious reason (LTE).
    10-13-2011 03:59 PM
  12. Mitchwell's Avatar
    At&t because the building I work at gets poor LTE signal.

    AT&T Iphone loads webpages faster than my verizon iphone.
    The iPhone is fastest on At&T's network. Which is why the 4s can get up to 14mbps download speeds but only on AT&T's HSPA. Don't base your opinions on the Verizon iPhone.
    10-13-2011 04:48 PM
  13. 6tr6tr's Avatar
    This is not a good comparison at all. The carrier matters a lot. While Verizon might have a wider network than Sprint, Sprint gives you unlimited data. That doesn't exist for Verizon. To take the unlimited option out of the equation is an unfair and invalid comparison. You want to use your Nexus Prime to surf the web, watch TV on Netflix, play online games? You can on all the networks, but only Sprint will let you do it all month long. Verizon and AT&T will only let you do it for a limited number of GB.
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    10-13-2011 05:00 PM
  14. 6tr6tr's Avatar
    Verizon for the obvious reason (LTE).
    Sure, but Verizon's LTE has a limit (5GB). So you'll be downloading movies superfast on the Nexus Prime and be out of data within 2 weeks.

    Watch Netflix on your Nexus Prime with Verizon LTE, and in about 7.5 hours, you've used your ENTIRE month of usage! 5GB Verizon 4G LTE Data Limit Crushed in 32 Minutes? - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog
    10-13-2011 05:03 PM
  15. kca2000's Avatar
    This is not a good comparison at all. The carrier matters a lot. While Verizon might have a wider network than Sprint, Sprint gives you unlimited data. That doesn't exist for Verizon. To take the unlimited option out of the equation is an unfair and invalid comparison. You want to use your Nexus Prime to surf the web, watch TV on Netflix, play online games? You can on all the networks, but only Sprint will let you do it all month long. Verizon and AT&T will only let you do it for a limited number of GB.

    Remember lots of people on here are still grandfathered unlimited data from verizon. So for some people on here, this is still a no brainer. All you can eat grandfathered LTE? Take it! Verizon!!
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    10-13-2011 05:05 PM
  16. VideoEngineerAJS's Avatar
    This is not a good comparison at all. The carrier matters a lot. While Verizon might have a wider network than Sprint, Sprint gives you unlimited data. That doesn't exist for Verizon. To take the unlimited option out of the equation is an unfair and invalid comparison. You want to use your Nexus Prime to surf the web, watch TV on Netflix, play online games? You can on all the networks, but only Sprint will let you do it all month long. Verizon and AT&T will only let you do it for a limited number of GB.
    Not if the coverage is crap. Plus, I have unlimited data and like I said, I only pay $9.99 a month for that unlimited LTE data. Yes it was a promotion, but as long as I don't change my plan, I get that price for life and I don't see myself changing my plan anytime in the future as I don't even use half of the 1400 minutes on my family plan.
    10-13-2011 05:06 PM
  17. 6tr6tr's Avatar
    Not if the coverage is crap. Plus, I have unlimited data and like I said, I only pay $9.99 a month for that unlimited LTE data. Yes it was a promotion, but as long as I don't change my plan, I get that price for life and I don't see myself changing my plan anytime in the future as I don't even use half of the 1400 minutes on my family plan.
    Sure, that makes sense but for the OP question, it implies changing to whichever network is the best for the device. In that scenario, you get limited data for Verizon.
    10-13-2011 05:07 PM
  18. koolbon's Avatar
    I thought T-mobile would have been the best one if the phone would support HSPA+ 42. They have cheaper plans and HSPA+ 42 is fast enough. It doesn't suck up the battery like LTE. Unfortunately, I don't think the phone would support HSPA+ 42 unless things changed in those chips they use.
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    10-13-2011 05:10 PM
  19. edoublediz's Avatar
    good question!
    10-13-2011 05:20 PM
  20. ShiZero's Avatar
    I think I have to agree and say Verizon here, even if I'm jumping ship and taking my business elsewhere. Their coverage in my area (South Fl) is abysmal; I can't get any signal at work and I'm tired of being stuck to a contract.

    I'm hoping that the Prime hits T-mobile or has a Global version (which it might as well have), because I plan to bring it to Simple mobile if it does. Their coverage is good, they don't charge an arm and a leg, and I can live with FauxG.
    10-13-2011 05:24 PM
  21. kev24k's Avatar
    Sprint, at least in my area, has horrible coverage. Whenever I used to travel I would always lose signals and have dropped calls.

    Tmobile is the same. My SO had tmobile for a few years before getting on my plan. Lots of dead areas and dropped calls because of it.

    Vzn and att are tied for first imo. Great coverage, fewer dead zones. Some might say blah blah lte and fake 4g. Well att lets you talk and surf, but vzn has faster internet. A wash for me. Cant go wrong with either unless you want more android subsidized phones. Then vzn is the winner.
    10-13-2011 05:26 PM
  22. turb0wned's Avatar
    Verizon with unlimited LTE!
    10-13-2011 05:34 PM
  23. VideoEngineerAJS's Avatar
    Sprint, at least in my area, has horrible coverage. Whenever I used to travel I would always lose signals and have dropped calls.

    Tmobile is the same. My SO had tmobile for a few years before getting on my plan. Lots of dead areas and dropped calls because of it.

    Vzn and att are tied for first imo. Great coverage, fewer dead zones. Some might say blah blah lte and fake 4g. Well att lets you talk and surf, but vzn has faster internet. A wash for me. Cant go wrong with either unless you want more android subsidized phones. Then vzn is the winner.
    That little saying only works for the iPhone now. Any LTE phone on Verizon can talk and surf at the same time and my Thunderbolt can do that even on 3G.
    10-13-2011 05:35 PM
  24. turb0wned's Avatar
    That little saying only works for the iPhone now. Any LTE phone on Verizon can talk and surf at the same time and my Thunderbolt can do that even on 3G.
    Just about to post that.
    10-13-2011 05:36 PM
  25. kev24k's Avatar
    Cool. Didnt know that. Thanks.
    10-13-2011 06:59 PM
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