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Old 07-31-2008, 02:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Had tmobile before... Switched to sprint and I'm having a lot of problems recently... With the bold going to gsm first, and tmobile releasing 3G offically on 10/1, you think its a good idea for me to switch back to tmobile??
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would go with the provider that gives the best coverage where you live, work and play. Even a fast 3G device isn't any fun if coverage is bad.
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i think I might get att. The blackberry plan is very pricy tho. I think it was 40 or 50 last time I looked... Any way I can get any cheaper plans with them?
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The BB plan is $10 more than TMo.
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i think I might get att. The blackberry plan is very pricy tho. I think it was 40 or 50 last time I looked... Any way I can get any cheaper plans with them?
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Talk about sprint problems... Over to opera for me...

Don't got the full browser right now, so I can't check, but ill need just a basic plan. Few hundred minutes with text and data and free mobile to mobile....

Anything cheap with what I'm looking for?
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:16 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I keep forgetting that in the US there are a lot more people living in suburbs with terrible reception on some networks.
Coverage isn't even consistent within the city. It's not just a suburban or rural issue. This is precisely why I switched to at&t several years ago. My house was in a dead zone for TMO (despite what coverage maps claimed). This house is just a few miles from the city center. It's just one example of many.

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I would go with the provider that gives the best coverage where you live, work and play. Even a fast 3G device isn't any fun if coverage is bad.
x2. Coverage matters more than anything unless you're hobby is collecting expensive paperweights.

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Old 07-31-2008, 10:52 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Lol. Nice paperweight thing. Crappy hobby tho.



I was on tmobile but switched to sprint because of the Sero deal which saved me a lot seeing as I am only 19 paying my bills with a part time job staples. Seemed like a great deal, but ive had nothing but problems after the 2nd ish month with them and they arnt fixing anything


Ill look into the att plans and see what is in my budget. Once I roll out of bed or course. Lol

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Old 07-31-2008, 05:19 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Don't think you can buy a BB any longer on any US carrier without a BB dataplan.

I agree with the above that coverage is the most important feature. You rally need to look at where you will use the device and then pick the carrier. One cannot make a blanket statement and say it will work.
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Old 07-31-2008, 05:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Why not just go to AT&T? The Bold won't be able to use 3G on T-Mobile.
There will be a TMO BB Bold
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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There will be a TMO BB Bold
will it have 3g though?
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:11 PM   #12 (permalink)
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TMO's is build a 3G network on a different frequency band (in the 1700 range) than ATT, so an unlocked ATT 3G device will not do 3G on TMO. Can't say if TMO's Bold will have 3G for them or not. Have not heard anything at all one way or the other.
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:03 PM   #13 (permalink)
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What's good about a 3G network that will only be in 27 markets - for now - wait to switch.
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