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ilikeme
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Re: Sees Writing on the Wall

said by hey hey hey :

said by Dr Demento:

That VZW is a one trick pony (marketed as best nationwide coverage) and except for wealthy families it's basically a suckers' provider (only sells expensive capped shared data plans) who's marketshare will get slowly eaten away by other carriers more willing to take a risk. At least they'll make a nice tidy profit from it.

What carrier? Sprint and t-mobile ignore over 1/3 of the country. At&t offerings aren't any cheaper than Verizon. So whatever. funny how Verizon got more customers in quarter 4 alone than at&t, Sprint and t-mile got ALL year COMBINED.

Agreed. Around here AT&T and Verizon have the best coverage. I have tried each of the big 4. AT&T and Verizon both have very good coverage, even in the more rural areas and have decent LTE coverage. Don't get your hopes up about using Sprint or T-Mobile outside of the major cities, they will most likely be roaming with reduced speed or no data, or will have SOS service only. Plus Sprints LTE network is a joke. Don't even bother trying to use the "Ghetto Phone(Cricket, Metro, etc)" providers in rural areas, or even in a lot of other areas of the cities.
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iansltx

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Funny you should mention Sprint. These days, they have more of central TX covered land area wise than Verizon with LTE...and it's solid coverage too. Granted, they launched a few of their markets much too early (DFW, Austin) and as such didn't/don't have comprehensive LTE there upon launch. But unlimited data on a network that I've seen hit 35 Mbps down and 13 Mbps up (but averages closer to 15/5) isn't a joke by any stretch.



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said by ilikeme:


Don't get your hopes up about using Sprint or T-Mobile outside of the major cities,

Seems like Sprint is rolling out 4G everywhere EXCEPT major cities.
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xenophon

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Re: Sees Writing on the Wall

said by Black_Mage:

said by ilikeme:


Don't get your hopes up about using Sprint or T-Mobile outside of the major cities,

Seems like Sprint is rolling out 4G everywhere EXCEPT major cities.

Uh, take a closer look...
»sensorly.com/map/4G/US/USA/Sprin···10sprint


ilikeme
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said by iansltx:

Funny you should mention Sprint. These days, they have more of central TX covered land area wise than Verizon with LTE...and it's solid coverage too. Granted, they launched a few of their markets much too early (DFW, Austin) and as such didn't/don't have comprehensive LTE there upon launch. But unlimited data on a network that I've seen hit 35 Mbps down and 13 Mbps up (but averages closer to 15/5) isn't a joke by any stretch. In most rural areas I tried it in Sprint dropped to EVDO or 1x while Verizon had LTE and AT&T had at least HSPA if not LTE

Not really. I tried them recently and the coverage was horrid (especially indoors) compared to what I get on Verizon and AT&T in DFW, Houston, and Austin. Speeds were also lower. On Verizon I average about 40/10 and At&t is usually between 40-60Mbps/10-15 up. I don't see a point in having unlimited data when I could hardly use it.
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iansltx

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How recently? Summer/fall 2012, I would agree with you. It's gotten better since.