09-30-2016 02:08 AM
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  1. pinhunter27's Avatar
    I was an original Verizon note 7 owner. I found out the Verizon had took it upon themselves to alter some settings on my paid in full Verizon model. Was not happy about this. So when the recall happened I decided I would switch carriers. After being a Verizon Customer for 12 years I was nervous about the switch. All I can say is wow the T mobile note 7 is much nicer than the Verizon version. Very little bloat and all of the settings are available.. I understand peoples hesitation concerning coverage. Fortunately my area is solid with all carriers. Despite me living in a small market. If T mobile is good in your area consider making the switch but don't try taking an unlocked Verizon phone to T mobile... doesn't work well.
    debdroid1a and s0nic_201 like this.
    09-25-2016 11:20 AM
  2. s0nic_201's Avatar
    Welcome to the Uncarrier. Which plan did you go with and what color Note did you choose?
    09-25-2016 11:30 AM
  3. rushmore's Avatar
    Tmo coverage in Kentucky and Ohio has bad coverage gaps. I'll take the bloat and disable it like I did.
    09-25-2016 11:47 AM
  4. s0nic_201's Avatar
    Well pretty soon T-Mobile will soon roam on USCC and most of T-Mobile deals are unlimited roaming. With that in mind T-Mobile might be able to serve those area pretty soon (Through a roaming deal with USCC).
    09-25-2016 11:49 AM
  5. Joeykool's Avatar
    Anybody know how AT&T N7 is compared the they the others? We are switching from Verizon to AT&T since my fiance gets a work discount. I have a LG V10 now but am probably switching to a N7!
    09-25-2016 12:20 PM
  6. pinhunter27's Avatar
    Coral blue same as my Verizon one.. I tried the one plus plan but I'm going to save the 25 dollars and go with the one plan. I'm sure if I casted a lot of video the "hd pass everyday" would be worth it but i usually watch on the note 7 display.

    I would have never left Verizon had they not gimped the note 7.. i know it's not a big deal but when you are paying full price for a phone the carriers should not be removing/ altering settings and bloat should be minimal.
    09-25-2016 12:37 PM
  7. torbach1's Avatar
    Anybody know how AT&T N7 is compared the they the others? We are switching from Verizon to AT&T since my fiance gets a work discount. I have a LG V10 now but am probably switching to a N7!
    AT&T is the 2nd worst offender after Verizon. It will be an improvement, and their network is easily as good. But T-Mobile or better than both by a long margin in terms of plans, international roaming, customer service, and more recently, if you live in an area where you can get Band 12 LTE, also coverage.
    09-25-2016 12:38 PM
  8. torbach1's Avatar
    Sorry for duplicate.
    09-25-2016 12:40 PM
  9. pinhunter27's Avatar
    Welcome to the Uncarrier. Which plan did you go with and what color Note did you choose?
    Anybody know how AT&T N7 is compared the they the others? We are switching from Verizon to AT&T since my fiance gets a work discount. I have a LG V10 now but am probably switching to a N7!
    I don't think AT&T messed with the note 7 settings like Verizon did. I believe i read in the forums, att is the worse with bloat though.
    09-25-2016 12:40 PM
  10. maf113's Avatar
    I was an original Verizon note 7 owner. I found out the Verizon had took it upon themselves to alter some settings on my paid in full Verizon model. Was not happy about this. So when the recall happened I decided I would switch carriers. After being a Verizon Customer for 12 years I was nervous about the switch. All I can say is wow the T mobile note 7 is much nicer than the Verizon version. Very little bloat and all of the settings are available.. I understand peoples hesitation concerning coverage. Fortunately my area is solid with all carriers. Despite me living in a small market. If T mobile is good in your area consider making the switch but don't try taking an unlocked Verizon phone to T mobile... doesn't work well.
    So what features are on the tmobile version not on verizon.
    09-25-2016 01:22 PM
  11. s0nic_201's Avatar
    Samsung cloud is reportedly not on the VZW version.
    09-25-2016 01:57 PM
  12. pinhunter27's Avatar
    Samsung cloud was the biggest one.. there was a workaround for Verizon with samsung back up... didn't seem to work that well for me. The tmobile phone backup works excellent. Samsung updated the settings menu [quick setting and suggestions] Verizon kept the old menu and I had no suggestions. Auto restart was another one that I wanted that Verizon did away with. Device manager was not on Verizon.

    I don't recall my Verizon note 7 having quick options when holding an app. However I could have forgot about that or not utilized it when on Verizon. That feature is probably there. There is a post on the forums that list more details about the Verizon changes..
    09-25-2016 02:24 PM
  13. rushmore's Avatar
    Verizon better get the features and performance update, or I'm going medieval. Smack talk FTW!
    09-25-2016 03:46 PM
  14. akin_t's Avatar
    I bought a T-Mobile Note 7 before the recall. I moved from AT&T

    T-Mobile's service is just a joke. I thought that in 2016, all carriers would be decent, but I was wrong.

    If I were to buy a Note 7 today I would go with AT&T or Verizon. Bloat can be disabled, carrier branding can be hidden in a case; there is no solution for no service.
    09-28-2016 01:32 PM
  15. dlgus's Avatar
    Coral blue same as my Verizon one.. I tried the one plus plan but I'm going to save the 25 dollars and go with the one plan. I'm sure if I casted a lot of video the "hd pass everyday" would be worth it but i usually watch on the note 7 display.

    I would have never left Verizon had they not gimped the note 7.. i know it's not a big deal but when you are paying full price for a phone the carriers should not be removing/ altering settings and bloat should be minimal.
    I see a lot of people kvetching about the Verizon phone being 'gimped'....I need an explanation of what that MEANS...
    09-28-2016 02:58 PM
  16. oldskoolstyle70's Avatar
    Verizon has a habit of removing features that you would normally have for free with a service they charge for. Example would be Samsung cloud removed for their version of cloud storage. Samsung is free and Verizon has a cost.
    09-28-2016 03:18 PM
  17. Dr Claw's Avatar
    Verizon has a habit of removing features that you would normally have for free with a service they charge for. Example would be Samsung cloud removed for their version of cloud storage. Samsung is free and Verizon has a cost.
    I really dislike the Verizon modifications to this phone, which is otherwise stellar.
    There was no reason to completely remove most of the "Device Maintenance" features, nor modify the settings screen (I don't give a plop if customer service can't so much as adjust their script to work with a different phone).

    and there ought to be an FCC complaint or three for not shipping the phone with Samsung Pay out of the box, removing the "Hiya" integration with the stock dialer (do other branded variants do this?) and hiding Samsung Cloud because of the Verizon Cloud. Verizon's arrogance in this regard is just so off-putting to deal with having coverage.
    09-29-2016 09:03 AM
  18. oldskoolstyle70's Avatar
    I've had all the carrier's and from my experiences, T-Mobile has been the best as far as letting the phone stay in its intended form. Don't get me wrong, there is still bloatware on it. But they don't remove anything from what I've seen.
    09-29-2016 09:24 AM
  19. rushmore's Avatar
    Actual Tmo coverage is not good overall for Ohio and Kentucky. I had them with the N-Gage, Dash and N600 (awful phone). Got tired of weak call coverage and got out of the contract, since Tmo tested and agreed (to their credit). Still the same issues and people locally switching to Verizon even now.

    IMO the changes with the Verizon and Tmo versions were not much and the bloat is just a few hundred megs (if that) and easy to disable.

    Key word is "were", since the problem now is at least AT&T and Tmo got the new performance and feature updates, so the difference now is HUGE. Verizon got a little green gauge adding, device locking down 80MB update and the other carriers got that, but more importantly the Nougat feature-like features/performance in their 400MB update.

    Features like logically putting the display resolution options in settings instead of power saving and more options for apps using long press ("3D" as some say) are missing. Along with other features and performance improvements.

    Verizon is becoming the un-customer carrier. Their arrogance is fueled by their coverage.

    Added: The Note 7 signal reception is not very good, so I would cringe at the coverage with Tmo where I live. Too bad that I am stuck with the un-customer carrier. No signal really to spare with the Note 7, so sticking with them. Meh.
    09-29-2016 09:44 AM
  20. Kilroy672's Avatar
    Well pretty soon T-Mobile will soon roam on USCC and most of T-Mobile deals are unlimited roaming. With that in mind T-Mobile might be able to serve those area pretty soon (Through a roaming deal with USCC).
    What is USCC?
    09-29-2016 09:50 AM
  21. oldskoolstyle70's Avatar
    I agree tmo has some gaps but the area I'm in I have great coverages. Actually all the carrier's have great coverage so it came down to price and phone quality (updates and such). Tmo had it all. Verizon uses the coverage as a way to mark up pricing and modify phones to their liking. With wifi calling becoming better, it wouldn't surprise me to see subscribers becoming more savvy and leaving them.
    09-29-2016 10:49 AM
  22. dlgus's Avatar
    Verizon has a habit of removing features that you would normally have for free with a service they charge for. Example would be Samsung cloud removed for their version of cloud storage. Samsung is free and Verizon has a cost.
    Well, I've never paid for VZ's cloud...if it came to that, I would do just as I do with their 'pay to use' Navigation-hide it and not use it...
    09-29-2016 02:04 PM
  23. s0nic_201's Avatar
    What is USCC?
    USCC is U.S. Celluar.
    09-29-2016 02:19 PM
  24. nuangel2's Avatar
    It depends on your location.I am in suburb of Boston I have had At&t Verizon and T mobile.I have never had sprint.For me they are all pretty equivalent. But I did not care for Verizon customer service .They are expensive and too much bloat.I prefer GSM.I currently have note7 on T Mobile and very satisfied. Their CS is good .My purchase of note7 and getting my replacement was easy.I just switched from note4 on At&t to note7 on T mobile.I really like the Uncarrier.Very happy I switched.
    oldskoolstyle70 likes this.
    09-29-2016 03:09 PM
  25. subguy812's Avatar
    I was an original Verizon note 7 owner. I found out the Verizon had took it upon themselves to alter some settings on my paid in full Verizon model. Was not happy about this. So when the recall happened I decided I would switch carriers. After being a Verizon Customer for 12 years I was nervous about the switch. All I can say is wow the T mobile note 7 is much nicer than the Verizon version. Very little bloat and all of the settings are available.. I understand peoples hesitation concerning coverage. Fortunately my area is solid with all carriers. Despite me living in a small market. If T mobile is good in your area consider making the switch but don't try taking an unlocked Verizon phone to T mobile... doesn't work well.
    I recently switched within the past couple of months and was a grandfathered unlimited Verizon guy. I really was sweating making the decision. Good to hear about the handset differences and as far as my coverage and price and I so glad I made the switch.
    09-29-2016 10:58 PM
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