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AT&T Offers T-Mobile Customers Up to $450 to Switch

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acdc1a

Jan 3, 2014, 9:48 AM
Let me get this straight. You're going to bribe me to pay more for less. I don't think so. This might work for a family that uses very little data or an individual line the same.

4 Lines sharing 2GB (laughable I know) would be $155 per month at AT&T. 4 lines with 2.5GB (and no overage) EACH would be $140 at T-Mobile. Make that cap 500MB to keep everything equal and the price is $100, a savings of $55 per month!

A single line user would pay $80 to AT&T for 2GB plus unlimited talk and text vs. $60 to T-Mobile for 2.5GB. Again, at AT&T you'd get a bill if you went over that 2GB!

Why not offer a plan better than the competition instead of trying to get confused customers to port in?
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mmelton

Jan 3, 2014, 10:35 AM
The plan isn't for everyone. The reason why ATT/Verizon are more expensive is because they work..they are more reliable than the next guy.

I live on the eastern seaboard, in NC. Tmobile and Sprint are both aweful here...terrible. I'd rather pay for money to know that i can use my data when i need it and be able to get hold of my family when i need them.

I think that you are looking at this from a personal perspective....this plan isn't for you. If your happy with your tmobile service, then good luck to you. But those in my area would love this deal.
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amarryat

Jan 3, 2014, 12:17 PM
Exactly - those are the two differences - price vs coverage. Coverage is getting better with all of them. Price is getting better with some (one?) of them.
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gloopey1

Jan 3, 2014, 1:03 PM
According to who? AT&T always rank dead last in Consumer Reports almost every single year. Their network is garbage.
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DarkStar

Jan 3, 2014, 2:20 PM
Actually their network is great in my area. No dropped calls and super fast data. I love it.
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acdc1a

Jan 3, 2014, 3:29 PM
All carriers are local.

If you're in a good T-Mobile area like I am it seems silly to flush your money down the toilet every month. T-Mobile is the best carrier for me though your results may vary.
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DarkStar

Jan 3, 2014, 5:05 PM
well in most areas t-mobile sucks. if you are traveling t-mobile sucks.
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Pink Jazz

Jan 4, 2014, 1:59 PM
Tell that to Root Metrics, who consistently rates AT&T highly. Fact is, your statement about AT&T's network being garbage is not an opinion, but a FLAT OUT BLATANT LIE. Defamation is illegal, and you can get sued for it.
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hepresearch

Jan 4, 2014, 3:00 PM
Thankfully, the big corporations don't often sue some everyday critic just because an offended fanboy tells them that they should. We don't need to be making hollow threats to each other here. Don't sue... teach!

I don't know anyone's network that is garbage... otherwise, no one would be getting service on said network. They work where they are and don't work where they aren't, also depending on how full the towers are at any given time, and also depending on infrastructure issues that may or may not be occurring at any given time. As far as I'm concerned, if I had one tower to serve some tiny community, and only one phone model to offer in a store, that would represent an opportunity, and would not be garbage.
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Yama Gama

Jan 3, 2014, 5:35 PM
This is capitalism, despite what its defendants claim, it's purpose is not to provide the best service at the best price (to make the most money). It is actually to fool the most suckers into parting with their money as possible. To make the most money.
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hepresearch

Jan 4, 2014, 10:36 AM
Capitalism does have a segment that operates that way, but not all variants of capitalism work this way. The arm of capitalism to which you refer is called mercantilism. In mercantilism, nations compete over resources that are assumed to be scarce, people are treated as labor tools that must be paid as little as possible to get them to work, and consumers are treated like crack addicts that must be parted from as much of their money as possible.

Ever heard of the East India Company? Ever heard of the Boston Tea Party? Yes, the early American colonists were fighting against not just the English crown, but also against the mercantile system which England had adopted. And yet, when the Revolutionary War was over, our founding fathers st...
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B-Sides

Jan 4, 2014, 10:41 AM
Please never post on ANY website again...you make too much sense! Smile
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