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glinc

join:2009-04-07
New York, NY

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LOL

AT&T really love to hug their $$$ as much as they can instead of spending it in network.

Easiest fix to "improve" their network is to milk customers for more $$$ and impose caps.

I can't wait to see what VZW LTE tiered plans will be.


openbox9
Premium
join:2004-01-26
Germany
kudos:2

AT&T isn't bringing LTE for a few years, so you'll be waiting for a while.


glinc

join:2009-04-07
New York, NY

My bad, I meant VZW LTE tiered plans



kamm

join:2001-02-14
Brooklyn, NY
reply to glinc

said by glinc:

AT&T really love to hug their $$$ as much as they can instead of spending it in network.

Easiest fix to "improve" their network is to milk customers for more $$$ and impose caps.

I can't wait to see what VZW LTE tiered plans will be.
TMO already beats VZW's upcoming LTE speeds and has no overage fees and lower prices...
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brian
Premium
join:2002-05-02
Lake Forest, CA

said by kamm:

TMO already beats VZW's upcoming LTE speeds and has no overage fees and lower prices...
...and no network.


tiger72
SexaT duorP
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join:2001-03-28
Saint Louis, MO
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Their "no network" is larger than Clear's and Verizon's LTE.

So there's that.



kamm

join:2001-02-14
Brooklyn, NY
reply to brian

said by brian:

said by kamm:

TMO already beats VZW's upcoming LTE speeds and has no overage fees and lower prices...
...and no network.
Ehh? You mean the nationwide 3G w/ HS(D)PA plus HSPA+ already on the Northeast?
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FFH
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join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
kudos:5
reply to glinc

1st steps in bill by byte have been taken.

The new plans get your foot in the door cheaper. But if you are a heavy user it will cost you more in the end than the old plans did.
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openbox9
Premium
join:2004-01-26
Germany
kudos:2
reply to kamm

It's only nationwide in dense metro areas, otherwise you're probably roaming...where I'd be surprise to see any of that great throughput.



tiger72
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Saint Louis, MO
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said by openbox9:

It's only nationwide in dense metro areas, otherwise you're probably roaming...where I'd be surprise to see any of that great throughput.
How is this any different than ATT or Sprint?
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openbox9
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Germany
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AT&T's 3G might drop down to Edge while roaming. Does Sprint's throughput change with a majority of its roaming partners? I'm guessing not much assuming Sprint's primary roaming partner is Verizon Wireless. If T-Mobile must roam with other carriers that haven't upgraded to this HSPA+ network that kamm See Profile is so fond of, I would think it quite noticeable when T-Mobile users aren't in those dense metro "nationwide" locations.



tiger72
SexaT duorP
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join:2001-03-28
Saint Louis, MO
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From what I can tell, speeds in rural areas that aren't along highways where Sprint roams, don't seem to actually have faster than EDGE/1x speeds anyways.


xenophon

join:2007-09-17

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Sprint still roams EVDO on old Altell (pre-Verizon acquisition) areas. They have a 10 year agreement with VZW as part of VZW acquiring Alltel. It's mostly in the SE and parts of Midwest, not much anywhere else. You can see the dark grey EVDO roaming areas on Sprint's maps.

I'd get 700Kbps-1.5Mbps when roaming or less if weak signal. I suspect VZW gives EVDO roaming lower priority, but it's still much better than 2G.



kamm

join:2001-02-14
Brooklyn, NY
reply to openbox9

said by openbox9:

It's only nationwide in dense metro areas, otherwise you're probably roaming...where I'd be surprise to see any of that great throughput.
And that covers 80-90% of US population, more than we can say about ATT's fake-3G or Sprint's low@ss 3G... your point was...?
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kamm

join:2001-02-14
Brooklyn, NY
reply to xenophon

said by xenophon:

Sprint still roams EVDO on old Altell (pre-Verizon acquisition) areas. They have a 10 year agreement with VZW as part of VZW acquiring Alltel. It's mostly in the SE and parts of Midwest, not much anywhere else. You can see the dark grey EVDO roaming areas on Sprint's maps.
Which, in reality, usually means EDGE-like or slower data coverage - exactl;y like TMO's non-3G spots.
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openbox9
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join:2004-01-26
Germany
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reply to kamm

Covering a majority of the population in dense areas doesn't mean nationwide. T-Mobile obviously works for you, but suggesting that it's the end-all, be-all, or that it's nationwide, doesn't fit for a lot of people.



Dragasoni
We're All Mad Here
Premium
join:2001-12-14
Palm Bay, FL
reply to kamm

T-Mobile was the worst I've ever used. Dropped calls, limited coverage, crappy sound, cross talk, etc.

Try going 70 miles north of Brooklyn and using your phone. You'll need Verizon in Putnam County for sure.

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