03-12-2018 12:52 PM
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  1. LazyLightning's Avatar
    I'm going to upgrade from the s7 to the s9 and my Verizon contract is done. Just wondering what everyone thinks is the best carrier. Not sure if I should look into changing. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks
    03-07-2018 08:45 AM
  2. mrcrusha829's Avatar
    T-Mobile in the NorthEast
    03-07-2018 09:32 AM
  3. gibsonb2's Avatar
    Well... It depends on your location how good certain ones would be. I think Verizon has the best comprehensive coverage nationwide. AT&T has good coverage as well. In my area, Sprint is horrible and T-Mobile is pretty crappy too.

    If you're mainly in an urban area, you shouldn't have issues with any of them. Further out, AT&T and Verizon are probably you're best bet.
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    03-07-2018 10:02 AM
  4. jerrycau123's Avatar
    Los Angeles, Tmobile
    03-07-2018 10:15 AM
  5. TMavC5's Avatar
    AT&T, TMobile, Verizon, and Xfinity are great for us up here in Northern California.
    03-07-2018 10:22 AM
  6. tube517's Avatar
    Do you travel alot?

    T-Mobile is great in my area(home and work) but for travel, it's still not as good as Verizon.

    I don't travel much but when I went out to the mountains/camping, the people w/Verizon were able to call out while I had no signal anywhere on the campground
    03-07-2018 10:28 AM
  7. LazyLightning's Avatar
    I live in NYC and travel about once a month sometimes skiing and more secluded areas. I guess leaning towards switching to AT&T or staying with Verizon. Looks like AT&T will give $150 to switch.

    Anything about the 5G speeds that might be rolling out this year that I should consider?
    03-07-2018 02:20 PM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    AT&T, TMobile, Verizon, and Xfinity are great for us up here in Northern California.
    Just FYI - -Xfinity / Verizon = the same .
    03-07-2018 02:24 PM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    I live in NYC and travel about once a month sometimes skiing and more secluded areas. I guess leaning towards switching to AT&T or staying with Verizon. Looks like AT&T will give $150 to switch.

    Anything about the 5G speeds that might be rolling out this year that I should consider?
    No. 5G won't be a thing until 2020 for majority of carriers. We may (key word: may) see some stuff from some in 2019 but it will be one only certain spots with certain devices.
    03-07-2018 02:25 PM
  10. Ry's Avatar
    I'm going to upgrade from the s7 to the s9 and my Verizon contract is done. Just wondering what everyone thinks is the best carrier. Not sure if I should look into changing. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks
    Location. Location. Location.
    03-07-2018 02:30 PM
  11. TMavC5's Avatar
    Just FYI - -Xfinity / Verizon = the same .
    Correct, but much cheaper.
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    03-07-2018 02:36 PM
  12. Almeuit's Avatar
    Correct, but much cheaper.
    Varies by plan to plan. My Verizon line costs $33 a month for all the benefits of the Beyond Unlimited plan.. So just depends what people have now :P.
    03-07-2018 02:36 PM
  13. LazyLightning's Avatar
    I did not know that. Same coverage everywhere?
    03-07-2018 02:37 PM
  14. Almeuit's Avatar
    I did not know that. Same coverage everywhere?
    Xfinity is just a MVNO of Verizon. It should run pretty much the same everywhere. I wouldn't be surprised if there were some areas with weird agreements and whatnot where it may not be the best...

    With that said I know multiple people (friends near me / people in other states) that went to Xfinity due to them already having home internet with them and they see no difference from the actual Verizon they had before VS. Xfinity.
    03-07-2018 02:40 PM
  15. TMavC5's Avatar
    Varies by plan to plan. My Verizon line costs $33 a month for all the benefits of the Beyond Unlimited plan.. So just depends what people have now :P.
    Unlimited plans only $45 with Xfinity. Or just $12 for a GB (sometime free if you use less than 200 megs). Ofcourse you must also be Xfinity customer.
    03-07-2018 03:25 PM
  16. wookiee2cu's Avatar
    As others have said, depends on your location. I would ask your friends who their provider is and if they have any reception issues. Also depends if you travel alot. I'm with T-Mobile in the Seattle area and it's great in the city but once I head over the mountain pass I'll lose reception for a while. I used to be with AT&T and their coverage was better in the mountains but I would still lose coverage but not near as much as with T-Mobile. Family is in Florida (Fort Myers area) and I get great reception down there as well with T-Mobile.
    03-07-2018 03:33 PM
  17. Almeuit's Avatar
    Unlimited plans only $45 with Xfinity. Or just $12 for a GB (sometime free if you use less than 200 megs). Ofcourse you must also be Xfinity customer.
    Yeah and my unlimited is $33 a month.. unlimited all with 15 GB of hotspot per line (no home internet required).

    Xfinity is definitely a good alternative but it doesn't always mean the cheapest. Depends from person to person.
    03-07-2018 03:48 PM
  18. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    If you like Verizon's coverage but hate Verizon, Xfinity Mobile would be a great option. I am on Xfinity Mobile and I love it. It's $45/month for unlimited data (throttled at 22GB, obviously) but then you get millions of WiFi hotspots with it. I'm paying the same amount on Xfinity Mobile as I did on T-Mobile. On T-Mobile, I was not on a device payment plan. The price was just service and data. On Xfinity Mobile, I am on a DPP+service+data.
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    03-07-2018 03:53 PM
  19. TMavC5's Avatar
    Yeah and my unlimited is $33 a month.. unlimited all with 15 GB of hotspot per line (no home internet required).

    Xfinity is definitely a good alternative but it doesn't always mean the cheapest. Depends from person to person.
    Definitely awesome price you got there. Must be grand father prices. You won't or can't get those anymore for new customer.Best US carriers?-verizontotalcost.jpg
    03-07-2018 05:33 PM
  20. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    Great time to dump the big carriers and get on a GSM network lik cricket use AT&T Towers excellent reception cheap service
    03-07-2018 05:41 PM
  21. TMavC5's Avatar
    If you like Verizon's coverage but hate Verizon, Xfinity Mobile would be a great option. I am on Xfinity Mobile and I love it. It's $45/month for unlimited data (throttled at 22GB, obviously) but then you get millions of WiFi hotspots with it. I'm paying the same amount on Xfinity Mobile as I did on T-Mobile. On T-Mobile, I was not on a device payment plan. The price was just service and data. On Xfinity Mobile, I am on a DPP+service+data.
    Yeah the speed is amazing on Xfinity. I already switched one line to Xfinity, two more will be going as soon.
    03-07-2018 05:51 PM
  22. Almeuit's Avatar
    Great time to dump the big carriers and get on a GSM network lik cricket use AT&T Towers excellent reception cheap service
    In two years most networks will all be LTE so gsm and cdma won't matter as much .
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    03-07-2018 05:53 PM
  23. Almeuit's Avatar
    Definitely awesome price you go there. Must be grand father prices. You won't or can't get those anymore for new customer.Click image for larger version. 

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    Yep I got the unlimited intro plan and I have a lot of lines.

    Also the won't or can't part isn't true . Just always have to do a little research and it's possible to get my plan.

    As I said though it isn't bad.. it just isn't always going to be the best for everyone.
    03-07-2018 05:55 PM
  24. TMavC5's Avatar
    Yep I got the unlimited intro plan and I have a lot of lines.

    Also the won't or can't part isn't true . Just always have to do a little research and it's possible to get my plan.

    As I said though it isn't bad.. it just isn't always going to be the best for everyone.
    Yeah, I'm sure I can get some type of discount through my company or some sort of intro pricing. But you can't beat what Xfinity is doing though. Pretty damn good price without any type of discount.
    03-07-2018 06:01 PM
  25. Almeuit's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm sure I can get some type of discount through my company or some sort of intro pricing. But you can't beat what Xfinity is doing though. Pretty damn good price without any type of discount.
    Oh no I don't mean any work discount. I just mean my actual plan.

    Either way I digress. It's definitely good for individual who want a good price for data and are okay with a hard speed cap once over the limit (and of course have Xfinity at home).
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    03-07-2018 06:10 PM
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