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    T mobile cheaper than AT&T?

    I'm considering switching my mom to t mobile from att to a smartphone wondering will it be any cheaper with data plan versus att

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antawnm26 View Post
    I'm considering switching my mom to t mobile from att to a smartphone wondering will it be any cheaper with data plan versus att
    It might be, but for a lot of people it isn't worth it because of the poor coverage.
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    Well I checked her area it seems pretty solid..just curious as if anyone have already taken the time to break down the price comparison

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    You can easily do a price comparison by going to both carrier websites and picking the plan you want and compare them. Its hard for us to do that for you as we don't know your usage habit's.

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    How much data do you use a month, and what's the coverage like in your area? What's "solid?" 2G? 4G? LTE?

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    Well its for my mom... she wouldn't need no more than 1gb of data but she use a lot of minutes the data is 4g

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    Why...

    ...can't you just look it up yourself by using both sites?

    Quote Originally Posted by Antawnm26 View Post
    Well its for my mom... she wouldn't need no more than 1gb of data but she use a lot of minutes the data is 4g

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    Quote Originally Posted by damba98 View Post
    ...can't you just look it up yourself by using both sites?
    Well I just did..and come to find out its things they offer that's not on the site...for example $70 unlimited 4gtle minutes and messaging which I might give up my att unlimited data for..lol....plus the plans are different in minutes and data figured someone has done the ground work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antawnm26 View Post
    I'm considering switching my mom to t mobile from att to a smartphone wondering will it be any cheaper with data plan versus att
    It can be quite a bit less expensive, however you want to make absolutely sure that T-Mobile's coverage is adequate for your (mom's) needs before you make the switch. Today someone on T-Mobile's support forums was complaining that T-Mobile had no service at all in Union, Washington (which is way out on the Hood Canal). My response was that, considering that AT&T had only 2G service there and Verizon had only EvDO, using T-Mobile there was like buying a Prius when what you really need is a F-250 truck, then complaining because it won't tow a 6,000 lb trailer. T-Mobile's strength is their unlimited plans in urban & suburban areas. Folks with T-Mobile who live in these areas can stream all day with no fear of data overages. On some plans they may hit a throttle point but they won't be charged more. They're also very good for a lot of international destinations. Where they fall flat on their respective faces is with rural service. Worst possible choice if you live, or even play, in the country or spend a lot of time driving between cities.

    Maybe if you told us more about what your mom needs for phone service, we could give you some advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRNewcomb View Post
    It can be quite a bit less expensive, however you want to make absolutely sure that T-Mobile's coverage is adequate for your (mom's) needs before you make the switch. Today someone on T-Mobile's support forums was complaining that T-Mobile had no service at all in Union, Washington (which is way out on the Hood Canal). My response was that, considering that AT&T had only 2G service there and Verizon had only EvDO, using T-Mobile there was like buying a Prius when what you really need is a F-250 truck, then complaining because it won't tow a 6,000 lb trailer. T-Mobile's strength is their unlimited plans in urban & suburban areas. Folks with T-Mobile who live in these areas can stream all day with no fear of data overages. On some plans they may hit a throttle point but they won't be charged more. They're also very good for a lot of international destinations. Where they fall flat on their respective faces is with rural service. Worst possible choice if you live, or even play, in the country or spend a lot of time driving between cities.

    Maybe if you told us more about what your mom needs for phone service, we could give you some advice.

    Don't believe T-Mobile's coverage maps. Check out the maps on Sensorly.com.

    Many ATT phones will work well on T-Mobile once they are unlocked to accept any SIM, and vice versa.
    Thanks for that information. ..like the f250 scenario I have one..lol...well she does go to Chesapeake VA a lot but as far traveling a lot she does not...

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    With Tmobile, the maps may show excellent 4g LTE coverage but you may have to deal with poor building penetration.

    via the HoFo App

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    Yeah that's what I'm hearing poor building reception

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    Quote Originally Posted by buglewe View Post
    With Tmobile, the maps may show excellent 4g LTE coverage but you may have to deal with poor building penetration.

    via the HoFo App
    I can second this. My area shows great E coverage but E isn't anywhere to be found. It's all G (GPRS).

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    T-mobile has this thing called Test-drive. You may have heard of it.
    Basically, they give you an iPhone 5S for 7 days to use and try out the network, at no cost to you. They send you the phone, and at the end of the week, you just return it.

    Easy and free way to see if coverage works for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maege View Post
    T-mobile has this thing called Test-drive. You may have heard of it.
    Basically, they give you an iPhone 5S for 7 days to use and try out the network, at no cost to you. They send you the phone, and at the end of the week, you just return it.

    Easy and free way to see if coverage works for you.
    Hmmmm I actually didn't know that I Wil Def give that a try

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