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Old 02-28-2007, 11:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi I am just looking for an opinion, I would like to move to tmobile, but is tmobile better that verizon,
another thing i am a frequent traveler to mexico and my verizon phone works there without me doing anything else to it, and I dont even pay for roaming since my plan covers it. my question is does TMOBILE have something similar?
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Old 02-28-2007, 11:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think both companies offers good coverage. In my previous job I had a Verizon phone and I spent a lot of time in South TX and over the border in MX (Reynosa, etc) and my Verizon phone always picked up calls, etc. I've never had Tmobile, so if getting reception and calls is important and Verizon is currently doing the job, stick w/Verizon. Since starting a new job and I now have Cingular I notice I don't get some of the same reception in South Tx/MX.

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Old 02-28-2007, 07:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Why do you want to move to T-Mobile? It sounds like Verizon is working perfectly for your needs right now. As the old saying goes, "If it a'int broke, don't fix it!"
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I would agree with kasper in the "aint broke, don't fix it" but I will say that I've been with T-mobile for 2 years now and they have been the best cellular carrier I have ever used. The service is outstanding, their knowledge base and ability to help is amazing. I have never had a dropped call either. Of course, I don't travel too much either.

Guess what I'm trying to say is that if you do go to T-mobile, I think you'd have good service there too. I don't know about the roaming thing. Just chiming in for T-mobile being good to me. Best of luck!
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Had TMO, have VZW. Both for me have excellent customer support, and convenient stores for me to go to. Only reason I switched is that VZW had better coverage than TMO in my area. No complaints from either. Sure I miss the cheaper BB plan but both are excellent. If you are with VZW and having no issues, like kasperapd and mayoke said, if it aint broke.... Just my 2 cents.
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the only up side that i can think of is faster data with verizon but you stated that you are roaming when you travel so that might not benefit you all that much. but switch when you have no problems usually will create one.
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Tmobile is cheaper tho, that's why I'm with tmo :D
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Hey, i just switched from Verizon in Feb. and went to T-Mobile. I love it. The BB data plan at T-Mobile is much cheaper than Verizon. Plus TMobile customer service is better. I love Tmobile and wish I would have signed up years ago. After 7 years with Verizon i thought they were the best. TMobile offered me more minutes cheaper than Verizon and a cheaper data plan. I have nothing against Verizon, I just pefer T Mobile and have fell in love with them.
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Vzw has great coverage, unless you go to Europe
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Tmobile is cheaper tho, that's why I'm with tmo :D
Me too!

I have no problem roaming into Mexico with my BB the only thing is you need to enable worldclass international service which is free, you only pay when you roam into another country, the rate differs based on country and you can travel to a lot more countries with a tmobile.
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I had a lot of random dropped calls in denver with verizon. sitting on my couch talking with 4 bars, then *boom* none. Call drops then back to 4 bars. Roaming holes. I call them. This annoyed me a bit. Then, not using BB yet, I think they have a lousy phone selection, poor and expensive non-BB media plans (who the hell need cell phone TV?) and they castrate their phones, limiting function and bluetooth use. Customer service, ok I guess, mountain coverage, quite good, call quality good.
Now I am on t-mobile and can't complain. No dropped calls yet, good reception, although the bars are less and cheaper. I haven't traveled with it yet.
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Tmobile is cheaper tho, that's why I'm with tmo :D
agreed an there wifi aircard lets you wardrive too
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I am going to be adding a TMo BB to my existing Verizon device. The reason for my switch would be that the devices from VZW are not that great. I will be carrying both for about 2 months, and will be able to compare service coverage. I think VZW is OK. I do get dropped calls and inconsistent coverage, but overall it has been OK. EVDO is nice, but not a deal maker.

If TMO can match the coverage, I will drop my VZW account.
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Have yet to get a dropped call with tmo.
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Tmo dos have international options for mexico and canada. Also since tmo is a GSM carrier you can swap sim cards. See after having the device for 90 days you can call up dmo customer service an have the carrier locks removed you just verify your account info an relay the imei an they wil relay you the unlock code. That way if you need to go deeper into mexico you can Use there GSM carrier if you have to. An yes they do have one.
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i paid my ETF with verizon after dealing with them for 5 months to get hubbys cell phone canceled when he deployed. With the horrible CS and random wrong billing charges, and the fact i wanted a pda and didn't want to spend an arm and I leg I said adios VZW and im glad...
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i paid my ETF with verizon after dealing with them for 5 months to get hubbys cell phone canceled when he deployed. With the horrible CS and random wrong billing charges, and the fact i wanted a pda and didn't want to spend an arm and I leg I said adios VZW and im glad...
Tmo has services in grmany and the uk buy you husban abb an get it unlocked
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Tmo has services in grmany and the uk buy you husban abb an get it unlocked
he's in the middle east... and cant have a cell..
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Gsm is in the middle east. What dose your hubby do black ops?
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Gsm is in the middle east. What dose your hubby do black ops?

Im not at liberty to say. I can just say he can't have a cell phone over there. When he gets bck he has one from tmo waiting for him. Not a blackberry cause thats mine =)
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