04-18-2008, 01:46 PM
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Welcome to the States! Here's hoping you'll never have to find out who Hannah Montana is (if you don't already know)!
Here's my opinion on the advantages, disadvantages to each of the major carriers:
Tmobile - good device selection, usually better service plan prices. GSM, so slower browsing, network coverage not extensive in some areas.
AT&T - good device selection, superior network coverage in most areas. GSM, so slower browsing.
Sprint - Average network coverage, new $99 unlimited EVERYTHING plan that looks good. CDMA network, so fastest bb browsing available in US. Notoriously poor customer service.
Verizon - Superior network coverage, CDMA, so fastest bb browsing available in US. Comparable plans usually higher cost. Customer service not known as the best. Usually slower to adopt the newest devices (good and bad points on that).
My personal experience - I had Sprint in Florida for 10 years, never had any network coverage issues in Tampa Bay area. Moved to New Hampshire, Sprint coverage is terrible. When I moved to NH, company gave me a tmobile bb, and coverage was even worse than sprint. Cancelled sprint and tmobile. Got my company to get me Verizon bb, will never switch from Verizon, no matter how poor customer service might be (though I've never had issues with their customer service-just seems to be a common thread around here).
COVERAGE, COVERAGE, COVERAGE!!! For me, that's the most important thing and in New England, Verizon rules.