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Re: sinking ship someone needs to pull the plug they could get the iPhone if they wanted- Sprint has more of a sub-part network than TMO. The only reason Sprint "added" customers is the iPhone. TMO REFUSES to pay what Apple wants for that device and lose their asses on it.
Why should they pay out the ass for a device and support a company that is just going to turn around and sue their other partners and make them lose devices. Apple is a sinking ship that should have the plug pulled on them. When you have to sue companies to show them who you are you have problems. Especially since touch screen zoom has been around LONG before iPhone and iPad was available- RIM had it on Blackberry Storm 2 and 1. You don't see them out suing the hell out of others like Apple. Hell other companies had it as well before Apple. Xerox should sue Apple and pull the plug.
not pun intended tmobile is a lost cause!!! sprint is subpar but if you go beyond sprint smaller footprint theres always roaming partner coverage vzw etc.. cant say that nationwide for the big T.... oops
As a longer term tmobile customer, I recently attempted switching away for better rural coverage when I travel. Here are the results:
Sprint: 56kbps in the middle of the city, and that's when it was not hanging. Really Sprint? I know they are upgrading, but it won't be done for a good while. Luckily they cancelled me with a week of service and just set me back a total of $17. BTW, the voice quality sucks compared to t-mobile
Verizon: Good, but frankly, I didn't find it that much better than tmobile for where i am. While traveling to a small town, it constantly would hang so the data just aint all its cracked up to be. And voice? Still way inferior to tmobile. Everyone who heard my voice on their network asked me what is wrong. Cancellation fee for a week of service? $120! I still have to fight with them on this, because it's way above the prorated rate for 10 days of service on the $100 plan, for which the agent just couldn't explain.
So was happy to return back to tmobile, where fairness prevails, and where the voice quality is as good as landline. None of the other carriers can match that, and they need to do a better job advertising that fact.
It's all location, location. In NJ their coverage is decent, no it's not Verizon, their coverage is the best in NJ, period.
But it's much better than Sprint's data speeds, and the peak data speeds are better than AT&T, though you run into a few areas where AT&T beats them in terms of speed.
I'm a recent prepaid convert and with my nexus I can use t-mo or AT&T, currently on straighttalk. But I might go to t-mo once they go back to unlimited data, the thing I like about t-mobile is they directly offer very competitive prepaid rates and you don't have to go to a mvno, AT&T mvno's have some good plans but AT&T's prepaid plans are way too expensive.
Sprint's prepaid prices beat everyone else, but their network is so slow it's not worth it. T-mobile's biggest problem is their image, when people think of t-mobile they think of poor coverage, which isn't true everywhere, but it's still the impression most people have, even in urban areas where their coverage is actually good.