11-19-2012 05:14 PM
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  1. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    Hey, I am strongly cosidering leaving sprint to join At&t. I use about 3 gigs of data a month (hard to believe on sprints 3g network) lol but have grown frustrated with spotty service, dropped calls and slooow 3G. What are the pro's/con's to At&t. Any HELPFUL info would be appreciated. Btw im in the DC metro area. Thanks

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    09-10-2012 03:03 PM
  2. SenseMonkey's Avatar
    Do it,im comming from sprint too and at&t is so much better. Their lte speeds are about 10x faster then sprints 3g. Ive seen 25Mbs down on their lte where as sprints wimax only 8Mbs. I got me the one but am gonna trade it for a s3.

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    09-10-2012 07:49 PM
  3. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    Yeah it's looking that way. It looks like have good coverage and lte in the greater DC area......C'mon my fellow at&t subscribers, any help out there??
    09-10-2012 07:58 PM
  4. Dat_guy_Juan's Avatar
    I'm considering leaving Sprint for At&t too. So I also want to hear the pros and cons

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    09-10-2012 10:06 PM
  5. prissysox's Avatar
    Biggest is price. Next is carrier insurance. At&t is more expensive but better coverage and faster speeds make up for it. Sprint will replace your messed up device ight in the store without issue. They never charged me a deductible and were hassle free for the most part. At&t makes you jump through hoops and then mails you the replacement without battery, back (if applicable) and no replacement SD card (even with stolen phones) and they charge a $125 deductible.
    Go with AT&T but buy from Best Buy. Get buy back protection and black tie. Black Tie is $9.99/Mo but no deductible, no limit on replacement and will replace all damage. Including dropping phone and water accidents. Then you'll have a fast phone on a fast network with great insurance.

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    09-10-2012 10:29 PM
  6. robthesixthree's Avatar
    I've been with at&t for almost ten years (back when it was Cingular and I just had to have me a razr) and I've had no issues with the service at all. Customer support has always been good, always keeping me happy by giving me breaks on my bills and solving any issues I have right away. I called them once and explained that I was on a tight budget and my bill was to high and they gave me free text for a year which took $20 bucks off my bill, saving me $240 that year. Just little things like that. I never had that experience with spirit when I was with them. As far as the service goes its always fast and reliable. My girlfriend has a sprint phone and whenever I'm on it I get so frustrated with the terrible speed of the network.. It's painfully slow. On the speed test she won't even manage a single mb . It's sad. I average between. 10 to 14 and I'm not even on lte in my area yet. So really no complaints.

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    09-11-2012 03:02 AM
  7. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    Thanks for the input so far.......I will be watching closely for the note II announcement for the states and make my decision then. I have never purchased a phone from BB but will look into that option. I have checked ATT's website and they have over 1100 cell improvements in the greater DC area so service looks exceptional along with hspa+ and lte. I am worried about dropped calls as I hear that is a persistent problem on att or at least has been.
    09-11-2012 06:25 AM
  8. ryanr509's Avatar
    Thanks for the input so far.......I will be watching closely for the note II announcement for the states and make my decision then. I have never purchased a phone from BB but will look into that option. I have checked ATT's website and they have over 1100 cell improvements in the greater DC area so service looks exceptional along with hspa+ and lte. I am worried about dropped calls as I hear that is a persistent problem on att or at least has been.
    I came from Verizon and sprint to att in the past year. Data speeds are great and coverage is also great for my location in the northwest. My biggest problem with other carriers were slow data speeds. About 300kbps on sprint and around .75-1.5mbps with Verizon. Now with sprint hspa+ I get anywhere from 3-6mbps download. I like the fact that its GSM and most phones released overseas are GSM also so its an easier fix for when they release a us phone not having to change radios and such seems to me a lot of phones released in other countries come to att/T-Mobile over sprint/Verizon. Also u only save about $15 per month with sprint and Verizon and att are the same price.

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    09-11-2012 06:56 AM
  9. Diordna11's Avatar
    I spent 15 years with Sprint, 5 with Tmobile and one year with Verizon where I am now. My three children are on ATT with iPhone 4's and they drop calls at an alarming rate. They constantly have problems sending and receiving pictures as well. If you want the best coverage Verizon wins hands down, but you pay dearly for it.
    I left T-Mobile for one reason and that was due to a very poor signal at my office where we have a metal roof. My favorite carrier is T-Mobile by a long shot and I would still be there had it not been for that one problem. And yes, I used WiFi calling in my office, but it didn't help texting. I would never consider ATT after seeing my kids problems first hand.

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    09-11-2012 07:48 AM
  10. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    I came from Verizon and sprint to att in the past year. Data speeds are great and coverage is also great for my location in the northwest. My biggest problem with other carriers were slow data speeds. About 300kbps on sprint and around .75-1.5mbps with Verizon. Now with sprint hspa+ I get anywhere from 3-6mbps download. I like the fact that its GSM and most phones released overseas are GSM also so its an easier fix for when they release a us phone not having to change radios and such seems to me a lot of phones released in other countries come to att/T-Mobile over sprint/Verizon. Also u only save about $15 per month with sprint and Verizon and att are the same price.

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    Thanks for the response. I have been dropping alot of calls also and sprints 3g speeds are not good at all either. Very spotty coverage. I am worried their 4g coverage will be spotty as well. I am willing to pay more for solid LTE and relaible coverage

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    09-11-2012 08:27 AM
  11. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    I spent 15 years with Sprint, 5 with Tmobile and one year with Verizon where I am now. My three children are on ATT with iPhone 4's and they drop calls at an alarming rate. They constantly have problems sending and receiving pictures as well. If you want the best coverage Verizon wins hands down, but you pay dearly for it.
    I left T-Mobile for one reason and that was due to a very poor signal at my office where we have a metal roof. My favorite carrier is T-Mobile by a long shot and I would still be there had it not been for that one problem. And yes, I used WiFi calling in my office, but it didn't help texting. I would never consider ATT after seeing my kids problems first hand.

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    This is my main concern with switching to att. The dropped calls. I dont want to switch to vzw because I would prefer to have a gsm carrier.

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    09-11-2012 08:28 AM
  12. Blaize19's Avatar
    I'm on Tmo and quite happy with speed. I don't drop calls. And I use WiFi calling at home. Texting works fine over WiFi for me. I find that since I'm on WiFi so much I don't use as much data as I did on Sprint, but when I do use it it's blazing fast. And the plan prices are somewhat better than AT&T. Depends on coverage in your area, of course.

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    09-11-2012 08:36 AM
  13. Dat_guy_Juan's Avatar
    Sounds like good points to me, I will be switching once the Note 2 is released. I don't mind losing my unlimited data since I don't use that much.

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    09-11-2012 12:25 PM
  14. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    I'm on Tmo and quite happy with speed. I don't drop calls. And I use WiFi calling at home. Texting works fine over WiFi for me. I find that since I'm on WiFi so much I don't use as much data as I did on Sprint, but when I do use it it's blazing fast. And the plan prices are somewhat better than AT&T. Depends on coverage in your area, of course.

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    I considered tmo but when my wife dumped sprint before going to vzw she tried tmo and in the house NO 4G, only edge. Swapped sim twice and still no luck. Yes i have wifi n house but if it fails need to depend on phone and that would not cut it. The map said we were n an xcellent area but not according to real life tests. Thats why tmo is out.



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    09-11-2012 03:05 PM
  15. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    Sounds like good points to me, I will be switching once the Note 2 is released. I don't mind losing my unlimited data since I don't use that much.

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    I think when the n2 is released I will play with it exstensively and if I am satisfied I will join the ranks of At&t and try them out for the trial period. Is the trial 14 or 30 days??

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    09-11-2012 03:07 PM
  16. Dat_guy_Juan's Avatar
    I think its 14 but I could be wrong

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    09-11-2012 04:17 PM
  17. Blaize19's Avatar
    I considered tmo but when my wife dumped sprint before going to vzw she tried tmo and in the house NO 4G, only edge. Swapped sim twice and still no luck. Yes i have wifi n house but if it fails need to depend on phone and that would not cut it. The map said we were n an xcellent area but not according to real life tests. Thats why tmo is out.



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    FWIW they are now giving air rave equivalents for this issue...

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    09-11-2012 05:14 PM
  18. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    FWIW they are now giving air rave equivalents for this issue...

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    T-Mo is giving out air rave equivalents for no 4g service @ home? Is that correct?

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    09-11-2012 05:48 PM
  19. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    I think its 14 but I could be wrong

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    Ok. Thanks

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    09-11-2012 05:48 PM
  20. Champion1229's Avatar
    Have you thought about Verizon? Their AT&T's biggest competition and their prices are about the same. However I've found Verizon to have a MUCH stronger coverage with 4G LTE and even 3G in my area since the past year or so. I've even been able to get Verizon service all the way at my hunting camp which is in GA about an hour from the closest city or town and there's only about a hundred people that live in the area. It's amazing how well they have coverage and it seems to be everywhere! My friends that have ATT up there struggle by on 1x and its only about one bar, not enough to make a call just a text message or two. It just depends on where your located and if you go traveling to a certain are a lot if that's covered. But then again they're about the same price so I see Verizon as being more for the same amount of money.

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    09-11-2012 06:00 PM
  21. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    I thought about verizon but wanted a gsm carrier because of the ease of swapping sim cards when buying unlocked phones. That is something vzw doesnt offer. I do travel but not a great great deal.

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    09-11-2012 07:55 PM
  22. Blaize19's Avatar
    T-Mo is giving out air rave equivalents for no 4g service @ home? Is that correct?

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    Yes, if you can show you're not getting good/consistent signal. Call them a lot. :-D

    For instance I live in a tiny dead zone (about two blocks square) in an area that shows great coverage on the map, and they offered it to me.

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    09-11-2012 08:02 PM
  23. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    Yes, if you can show you're not getting good/consistent signal. Call them a lot. :-D

    For instance I live in a tiny dead zone (about two blocks square) in an area that shows great coverage on the map, and they offered it to me.

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    Hmmmm, I will look into that because that might be a game changer. T-Mo has unlimited 4G data now with no caps so this could be a win. Thanks for the tip

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    09-11-2012 08:56 PM
  24. Blaize19's Avatar
    Hmmmm, I will look into that because that might be a game changer. T-Mo has unlimited 4G data now with no caps so this could be a win. Thanks for the tip

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    Welcome. :-)

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    09-11-2012 09:31 PM
  25. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    Are there any DC users in this thread?? Want to find out what your experiences are with At&t in the DC/MD area?

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    09-13-2012 10:12 AM
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