Taking my Note 2 to T-Mobile
So after years and years with Verizon, I have been mulling over the idea of going 'back' to the Big Pink [T-Mobile]. I have grown tired of the high prices and locked phones from Big Red.
When I got my Note 2 [the day it came out], I was disgusted by the logo on the home button and locked bootloader. Not to mention the V is painfully slow at rolling out ANY updates. With T-Mo's new pricing schemes it's just too hard to resist any longer. So having the Note 2 I was aware that it was a global phone but didn't carry the LTE radios for T-Mo's network. But I was also aware that APN's could be modified to work on the 'Uncarrier' network with relative success. I decided to give things a try.
I found that by modifying the APN's with APN Manager Pro, I could in-fact get around 21Mbps down and around 2 up. I have attached a screenshot of my Speedtest results. The top one is on Verizon and the bottom one is on T-Mobile using a Verizon branded Note 2.
I really just wanted to let people know that it is possible to switch to T-Mobile and keep your existing Note 2 should you so choose to do so.