Originally Posted by ruechel
Hello all you U.S. T-Mobile BB 9700 users,
Please be so kind to rate the performance of the new 3G network, specifically when it comes to data usage other than receiving emails, such as the internet, etc. What would really be interesting is a side-by-side comparison of both ATT and TMO from those select few users who have both services (work and private?).
Thanks in advance for your thoughts and impressions,
Coverage is better than I'd expected, but still fairly lousy. (Which tells you more about my expectations than their coverage.) My Verizon data card frequently has 3G where my 9700 is only on EDGE.
For an AT&T comparison, I've been in areas where I've been on GPRS (yes, GPRS) and had friends with iPhones on EVDO.
So I wouldn't subscribe to TMo based on hopes of 3G bliss. Based on my experience with Verizon, their hype about their vast 3G coverage is well warranted, so if 3G data coverage is your goal, you may want to decide whether it's worth dealing with their downsides.
Edit: Also, I've been in areas of heavy TMo 3G coverage and had it frequently go back to GPRS for a few minutes, then EDGE, then 3G. So it seems there's still some teething.