Ditch T-mobile for iPhone 4v?
So, I've been with T-mobile for just about a month now. I have a MyTouch 4G, can pull down 6mb/s or so peak data (usually 2). Before this I had an iPhone 4 on AT&T, but their coverage sucked (despite their maps showing it as a high speed area), so I was only able to pull down 600kb/s or thereabouts 99% of the time.
When the iPhone for Verizon was announced, I rolled my eyes because I knew Verizon was slower, and more expensive. BUT, now that I'm with Android, the Verizon iPhone is tempting. I know Apple's product cycle, and know a new iPhone will be out this summer. I also know that they won't be gambling on an LTE version anytime soon, so a Verizon iPhone purchase wouldn't be as risky as, say, an AT&T purchase right now. (what with HSPA+ coming down the pike)
So here's my point-blank question: Is it a stupid idea to switch?
- 02-11-2011, 05:54 AM #2
- 02-11-2011, 06:50 AM #3
To answer you honestly, yes, it is a stupid idea to switch. You asked...
I just cancelled a Verizon contract to go to AT&T. My ETF was still fairly hefty (around 200 or so), but I also ported my number to Google Voice. I'm expecting to be traveling quite a bit in the next few years, and the call management features of Google Voice give me some degree of freedom. I also want a phone that works on GSM.
If T-Mo is good as far as coverage and service for you, keep it. If you switch, you may not be as happy with Verizon as you think you will be.
- 02-11-2011, 09:40 AM #4
- 02-11-2011, 05:38 PM #5
Alright, so I decided today to give Verizon a try with a temporary number. Probably not going to stick with it. Verizon's network is significantly slower than T-mobile's, though its faster than AT&T's in my area. I'd also be paying $10 a month more for slower speeds and fewer features. (mobile hotspot with my t-mobile phone was free up until 5gb) Also to be clear, the speeds are totally adequate for anything you could do on the iPhone. I've gotten addicted to the crazy fast speeds of T-mobile though, so unfortunately pretty much anything else looks slow.
- 02-12-2011, 11:32 AM #7iMore Newbie
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If you decide not to stay with Verizon and stick with T-Mobile, you can purchase a 3GS or 4 as another poster suggested. I purchased a 3GS a few months ago and have had no problems using it on T-Mobile. While I can't take advantage of 3G speeds, I'm on wifi 99% of the time, so it's not an issue for me.
- 02-15-2011, 05:43 PM #8
- 02-15-2011, 06:00 PM #9