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T-Mobile: We're Going It Alone, and We're OK With That

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Thank you TMO, your waffling got me on a REAL network!

tether

Jan 10, 2012, 5:08 PM
10 years of loyalty to T-Mobile. After I heard about the merger earlier this year I left and tried out Straight Talk, Boost & Simple Mobile. Straight Talk's Nokia E5 (ATT) was OK & service with AT&T was much better than T-Mobile (not saying much) specifically the 3G data coverage. Alas though, being used to Android I didn't stay with ST and switched to Boost. I found Sprint's 3G network to be abysmally slow and very non-existent around here in New Mexico so I though maybe Simple Mobile (usings TMO's towers) might be a deal for $40 for unlimited everything and Android. WRONG! 119kbps download speeds for their "3G" service! PATHETIC. Finally, I said "forget it" I'm going to pay up for a REAL carrier and took over 2 Verizon Accounts that still...
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SublimeDavid

Jan 11, 2012, 3:36 AM
Indeed the saying is true, sometimes you need to be raped to have service. Gurantee you were definitely one of those whiny customers who wanted a free phone or service which is why you went to all the cheap carriers before Verizon. Btw how have those outages been treating you? Gotta love paying for no service than crap service. Good riddance.
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Globhead

Jan 11, 2012, 7:30 PM
Simple Mobile dealers are selling unlocked phones which are not all ideal for the service.

119kbps sounds like you had a phone which only works on EDGE (or maybe you had a 3g phone which does not support t-mobile's weird 3g band, which will result in it using EDGE).

I had several 3g T-Mobile phones which were a lot faster than that, and my 4g t-mobile phone is fast enough for Netflix.
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