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View Poll Results: Stay with Verizon unlimited data?
staying with Verizon unlimited 7 100.00%
moved or will move to T-mobil unlimited 0 0%
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3rd June 2014, 10:29 PM   |  #1  
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So I've had unlimited data for three years now. Actually it was the only reason reason I switched from T-Mobil. People said Verizon was expensive so I stayed with my unlocked original iPhone. I was going to wait for Verizon to offer the iPhone before switching but decided to jump into a Droid X and lock in the unlimited data. I signed up again with a Droid Razr and then again last October with the Note 3.

Anyhow, I'm amazed at easy it is to get into double digits on data. I rarely spend more than 30 minutes streaming YouTube or NetFlix yet I regularly go over 20GBs. I might stream 30 minutes of XM a day but never like a whole day thing either. There's no possible way I would go with a limited plan even if I had to buy a new phone outright at full retail every 12 months.

The other day at the mall I stopped by the T-mobil booth and they're offering basically my same plan with unlimited data for the same price, more or less $90 a month. Except with T-mobil you don't have to pay for the whole phone up front like Verizon, you can pay over time, a nice convenience. Sure LTE is great but even living near a major U.S. city my coverage is still spotty after nearly four years of using one LTE phone or another. I rarely get full strength LTE connection. On my commutte every day I run into the same dead spot so I have to switch over to pre-loaded content.

Has anyone dumped their Verizon's unlimited for T-mobil? Or are most here just waiting it out?
4th June 2014, 02:59 AM   |  #2  
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So I've had unlimited data for three years now. Actually it was the only reason reason I switched from T-Mobil. People said Verizon was expensive so I stayed with my unlocked original iPhone. I was going to wait for Verizon to offer the iPhone before switching but decided to jump into a Droid X and lock in the unlimited data. I signed up again with a Droid Razr and then again last October with the Note 3.

Anyhow, I'm amazed at easy it is to get into double digits on data. I rarely spend more than 30 minutes streaming YouTube or NetFlix yet I regularly go over 20GBs. I might stream 30 minutes of XM a day but never like a whole day thing either. There's no possible way I would go with a limited plan even if I had to buy a new phone outright at full retail every 12 months.

The other day at the mall I stopped by the T-mobil booth and they're offering basically my same plan with unlimited data for the same price, more or less $90 a month. Except with T-mobil you don't have to pay for the whole phone up front like Verizon, you can pay over time, a nice convenience. Sure LTE is great but even living near a major U.S. city my coverage is still spotty after nearly four years of using one LTE phone or another. I rarely get full strength LTE connection. On my commutte every day I run into the same dead spot so I have to switch over to pre-loaded content.

Has anyone dumped their Verizon's unlimited for T-mobil? Or are most here just waiting it out?

I live in the middle of nowhere and verizon coverage can't be beat.

Sounds like you have something "hidden" using your data, might explain for poor bandwidth complaint as well. I stream over an hour of Padora every day. Have multiple feeds and other apps updating every 15 minutes, game online,
regularly download 1gb+ ROM images, and have my game apps set to autoupdate over lte, and the most I've done is 12gb. That said I agree They will have pry unlimited from my hands before I give it up. I just played the upgrade transfer and SIM swap game to use my upgrade to get the note 3 and keep unlimited.
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4th June 2014, 04:37 AM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by porscheoscar

So I've had unlimited data for three years now. Actually it was the only reason reason I switched from T-Mobil. People said Verizon was expensive so I stayed with my unlocked original iPhone. I was going to wait for Verizon to offer the iPhone before switching but decided to jump into a Droid X and lock in the unlimited data. I signed up again with a Droid Razr and then again last October with the Note 3.

Anyhow, I'm amazed at easy it is to get into double digits on data. I rarely spend more than 30 minutes streaming YouTube or NetFlix yet I regularly go over 20GBs. I might stream 30 minutes of XM a day but never like a whole day thing either. There's no possible way I would go with a limited plan even if I had to buy a new phone outright at full retail every 12 months.

The other day at the mall I stopped by the T-mobil booth and they're offering basically my same plan with unlimited data for the same price, more or less $90 a month. Except with T-mobil you don't have to pay for the whole phone up front like Verizon, you can pay over time, a nice convenience. Sure LTE is great but even living near a major U.S. city my coverage is still spotty after nearly four years of using one LTE phone or another. I rarely get full strength LTE connection. On my commutte every day I run into the same dead spot so I have to switch over to pre-loaded content.

Has anyone dumped their Verizon's unlimited for T-mobil? Or are most here just waiting it out?

I think this depends on where you live.
Is T-Mobile good where you live?

I think an unlimited data plan with Verizon is much more valuable than a T-Mobile unlimited data plan

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I actually tried out T-Mobile. I just bought a pre-paid sim and put it into my Note 3. I wanted to see how the coverage and data was. The coverage was decent, but the speeds were very slow. The other thing you should know is that T-mobile is not truly unlimited. You might have an unlimited amount of data, but once you hit a certain point, they start to throttle your bandwidth.

All in all, I decided to keep my Verizon account because the data is truly unlimited, and I have more coverage than any other carrier. However, I kept the t-mobile sim because they have unlimited data at no extra cost outside of the country.
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I Stick with Sprint. Last month. I have used over 30GB of Data.
8th June 2014, 04:20 AM   |  #6  
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Verizon's overall coverage can't be beat. AT&T and T-Mobile might give you faster speeds in certain areas, but when it comes to having a decent connection everywhere, Verizon is tops. T-Mobile might(?) be better in your area, but you should ask around and do some research first. Here is a good site that shows coverage areas for the big 4 providers.

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I actually tried out T-Mobile. I just bought a pre-paid sim and put it into my Note 3. I wanted to see how the coverage and data was. The coverage was decent, but the speeds were very slow. The other thing you should know is that T-mobile is not truly unlimited. You might have an unlimited amount of data, but once you hit a certain point, they start to throttle your bandwidth.

The top Unlimited plan is unlimited, including high-speed data.
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