Considering switching from AT&T to T-Mobile or Verizon

browetally

Well-known member
Sep 30, 2013
108
0
0
Visit site
So I've been evaluating both Verizon and T-Mobile in the Huntsville area. One block Verizon kills it on data speeds and on another block T-Mobile kills it. First and foremost, is the Ookla Speedtest app really the way to be judging which phone is faster? I change the server and all of a sudden it's like WIFI speeds. AT&T data speeds are much slower here and the service doesn't work well at my house even with the microcell

Currently I have 5 lines on AT&T plus a line for my Samsung watch. I am on a 30GB plan that includes 1 month rollover. 4 of my phones are on installment plans under AT&T Next. My bill is roughly $380 every month.

T-Mobile is proposing going to a 5 line 6GB per phone plan under the assumption a lot of my person data is covered under Binge (WatchESPN, etc). Including tax the bill would be somewhere around $330-$340. T-Mobile treats business accounts the same way they treat personal accounts.

Verizon doesn't have switch-over for business accounts so they are trying to figure out if they can setup my account with no profile, give me the pre-paid cards to pay off AT&T then create the business profile. I still don't have rates but they say it will be very close to what I am paying.

For those with T-Mobile who on occasion leave their home area, what do you find is the biggest hurdle/issue with T-Mobile?
 

Slow_S10

Well-known member
Nov 29, 2010
265
5
0
Visit site
Indoor and rural coverage are the biggest hurdles with T-Mobile. T-Mobile is great in cities and along interstate, and most highway corridors. But they don't have very good service compared to Verizon out in the sticks, or in buildings that are closer to the edges of their coverage.

However, (pause for effect) they are currently rolling out band 12 coverage. Which while it is going to take a little while to get fully implemented, will drastically improve both of those issues and eventually allow them to offer Verizon like coverage. It is going to be a slower LTE signal but it will be a much farther reaching and better penetrating signal.

Personally I really like T-Mobile. They are one of the fastest growing and most aggressively expanding cell phone companies right now. They were the first ones to start dumping contracts and they seem very forward thinking. Granted their CEO is a but nuts, but overall I am more than satisfied with what I get for my money.
 

browetally

Well-known member
Sep 30, 2013
108
0
0
Visit site
Indoor and rural coverage are the biggest hurdles with T-Mobile. T-Mobile is great in cities and along interstate, and most highway corridors. But they don't have very good service compared to Verizon out in the sticks, or in buildings that are closer to the edges of their coverage.

However, (pause for effect) they are currently rolling out band 12 coverage. Which while it is going to take a little while to get fully implemented, will drastically improve both of those issues and eventually allow them to offer Verizon like coverage. It is going to be a slower LTE signal but it will be a much farther reaching and better penetrating signal.

Personally I really like T-Mobile. They are one of the fastest growing and most aggressively expanding cell phone companies right now. They were the first ones to start dumping contracts and they seem very forward thinking. Granted their CEO is a but nuts, but overall I am more than satisfied with what I get for my money.

Thanks for the response. I forgot to mention my son is going to be starting college in Laramie WY in the fall so I need to make sure whatever service we use works out there. Currently T-Mobile roams there as far as I can tell.
 

Gyuri44

New member
Nov 28, 2015
4
0
0
Visit site
I'm a truck driver and I have been a verizon customer for a couple of decades now. Verizon is great as far as their network goes. I mean it's almost ridiculous the places I've been able to use it. They could put me in a commercial I'd testify to that. Then a few months ago I got a tmobile phone for the unlimited data. I have to say it far exceeded my expectations. I use this thing all day long and it rarely loses signal. But that's when I'm staying on the interstates. I still have a verizon dumb phone as a backup. Huntsville, you should be OK with tmobile. Generally in the southeast you get pretty good coverage with tmo. In Wyoming, forget it.

Posted via the Android Central App
 

browetally

Well-known member
Sep 30, 2013
108
0
0
Visit site
I'm a truck driver and I have been a verizon customer for a couple of decades now. Verizon is great as far as their network goes. I mean it's almost ridiculous the places I've been able to use it. They could put me in a commercial I'd testify to that. Then a few months ago I got a tmobile phone for the unlimited data. I have to say it far exceeded my expectations. I use this thing all day long and it rarely loses signal. But that's when I'm staying on the interstates. I still have a verizon dumb phone as a backup. Huntsville, you should be OK with tmobile. Generally in the southeast you get pretty good coverage with tmo. In Wyoming, forget it.

Posted via the Android Central App

Thanks for the info. I told T-Mobile "no thank you" today when their corporate folks told me it wouldn't work in Wyoming where my son will be in school. Right now I'm either keeping AT&T or going with Verizon. Leaning towards keeping AT&T at this point.
 

Almeuit

Moderator Team Leader
Moderator
Apr 17, 2012
32,278
22
0
Visit site
Thanks for the info. I told T-Mobile "no thank you" today when their corporate folks told me it wouldn't work in Wyoming where my son will be in school. Right now I'm either keeping AT&T or going with Verizon. Leaning towards keeping AT&T at this point.

I would suggest just staying with them if you have no real reason to switch. Price is definitely a factor when it comes to a carrier but coverage / service working is the top priority :).
 

jerrycau123

Well-known member
Mar 13, 2015
429
0
0
Visit site
I switched from Verizon to Tmobile and I couldn't be more happier! I am so amazed with what Tmobile offers, like free music streaming on any plan..free 7 gigs on your Tablet plus if you are watching Hulu or Netflix on your Tablet ,that too is free!.There unlimited plan is incredibly! I pay only $80.00 per month! If Tmobile works for you? Go for it! Tmobile has me for LIFE!!!!

Posted via the Android Central App