Originally Posted by masonfoley
Doesn't explain why T-Mobile sees fit to provide unlimited data for a significantly lower cost. What does Cingular offer in excess of T-Mobile to justify the difference in price (besides the tired "coverage" argument that doesn't apply to my particular circumstances)?
I don't think it's tired. No T-Mobile phone works at my house or at work. Not the BlackBerries, not the Nokia phones. Since this BlackBerry doubles as my only phone, is unacceptable to me. I expect to get service nearly 100% of the time. I don't see the value in paying 40% of the cost only to get service 40% of the time (or less). Also better building penetration due to 850 Mz band (850 and 1900Mhz for cingular vs. just 1900 for T-Mobile. although T-Mobile does have some 850Mhz roaming agreements I believe).
T-mobile does have as good or better internation coverage than Cingular (outside of United States). So that is a plus. Also T-Mobile, at least the business side, has much better customer service and technical support (IME) than Cingular. So T-Mobile wins on both accounts.
T-mobile is a steal, if you can get coverage / reception. I can't. But it sounds like you can.