1. robertk328's Avatar
    Best thing you can do is ask people who live near you what carrier they're with and how their service is. You might find that T-Mobile is great and love the service and the savings. I did that in September when deciding between Verizon and AT&T. The great thing is that I have no obligation to any carrier so, just as you said, I can switch at any time!
    You can also poke around RootMetrics:

    Cell Phone Coverage Map by RootMetrics

    https://appsto.re/us/wEV0x.i
    02-08-2016 01:44 PM
  2. papasurf's Avatar
    Was your experience recent? As in the last 3 months? T-Mobile isn't gaining millions of customers lately to give them a bad experience. I have a great experience on iPhone 6S PLUS and T-Mobile. iPhone 6s is Apples first phone with band 12 and it allows very good in building signal on T-Mobile. But whatever network works best for your iPhone and your wallet $$ is great. recently I bought a cheap AT&T Go Phone and had them unlock it. It works great on T-Mobile wherever I travel.
    02-08-2016 02:03 PM
  3. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Was your experience recent? As in the last 3 months? T-Mobile isn't gaining millions of customers lately to give them a bad experience. I have a great experience on iPhone 6S PLUS and T-Mobile. iPhone 6s is Apples first phone with band 12 and it allows very good in building signal on T-Mobile. But whatever network works best for your iPhone and your wallet $$ is great. recently I bought a cheap AT&T Go Phone and had them unlock it. It works great on T-Mobile wherever I travel.
    Agreed about the 6S and in my case, the 6S and 6S+, both have much improved reception on T-Mobile over my older 6+.

    Over the past year, my main phones were a Note 4 and a Note Edge. Both of those phones had much better coverage then the 6+ did. It was pretty much anywhere I went here in Denver/Aurora/Broomfield in Colorado, I had coverage on those two phones. There was only one half mile area in my area where I had no data. With the iPhone 6+, I had slightly worse data coverage.

    Since buying both the 6S and 6S+, both of those phones have identical coverage now as the two Note phones did. I also now have a Note 5 and it too has the same coverage now as the 6S and 6S+. I can go anywhere in those three cities here in Colorado and never lose data coverage or have a dropped call.
    02-08-2016 02:08 PM
  4. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I'm seriously thinking about going to T-Mobile and getting rid of Verizon and their "hidden fees", every other month my bill seems to be getting higher and higher....I've really had enough.
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    02-08-2016 02:12 PM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I'm seriously thinking about going to T-Mobile and getting rid of Verizon and their "hidden fees", every other month my bill seems to be getting higher and higher....I've really had enough.
    Mine hasn't changed at all. I'm satisfied with Verizon. No issues whatsoever. What hidden fees?
    02-08-2016 02:53 PM
  6. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Mine hasn't changed at all. I'm satisfied with Verizon. No issues whatsoever. What hidden fees?
    I will get in touch with you by other means....Smile
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    02-08-2016 03:53 PM
  7. RavenSword's Avatar
    So, I just have to be patient for 3 weeks I guess. Hopefully T-Mobile dosent stop that deal where they pay off your phone before then. I highly doubt they will, but even if they did then I can just pay off the 6s myself, sell it, then go on apples payment plan.
    02-08-2016 04:42 PM
  8. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    So, I just have to be patient for 3 weeks I guess. Hopefully T-Mobile dosent stop that deal where they pay off your phone before then. I highly doubt they will, but even if they did then I can just pay off the 6s myself, sell it, then go on apples payment plan.
    I doubt they will stop the buyback offer anytime soon. The pink guys and the yellow guys are pretty much always offering something to steal business from the red guys and the blue guys.
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    02-08-2016 07:31 PM
  9. jdfry15's Avatar
    You are free to do so.



    Sure I can. Just as you are free to share your experience in your previous post, I can share mine.



    That seems highly unlikely at this point.



    We flew out to DC (no service there) and then drove (no service) down to Charleston West Virginia (no service) to see Keith Urban. No service at the Civic Center, so I couldn't share concert photos in real time with my friends on FB. No service all the way back up either. The following summer we flew my daughter out to Orlando and met up with her there (spotty service, had nothing most of the time) to go to Universal Studios. From there we flew up to Tennessee to see Keith Urban. Once again we had no service. Not at the hotel, not at the concert, and not on the road back to the airport. The summer before that we flew my son out and then drove him down to Gatlinburg Tennessee for vacation. No service the entire trip there or back. If it weren't for wifi at all the hotels we stayed in we would of had nothing.

    When my daughter visits her dad (on T-Mobile) in Washington State she'll sometimes call me from his cell. We end up having to hang up so she can call from her bothers phone (On Straight Talk via AT&T) just so I can hear her clearly. My Fiance' at one point was traveling every week for almost 2 years from Chicago to Cupertino California for his job, and on T-Mobile he never had service, and the GPS in Life 360 would have him clear across the county instead of in the Amazon building where he was working. He could never call me from Chicago O'Hare or from the airport in San Francisco.. no service.

    This past summer we few my son out to Orlando and met up with him there, same as my daughter, to go to Universal Studios. On Straight Talk over AT&T network not once did we go without service. This July when we fly out to Portland to see my family and then drive up to Seattle to see Adele we will have service... because we're not on T-Mobile. This October when we go to see Keith Urban again we will have service... because we're not on T-Mobile.

    We travel. A lot. It's nice if you have a T-Mobile tower in your backyard, but if you travel then be prepared not to have much service, if any at all.

    Hopefully you'll glean two things from this. That I have a legitimate complaint with T-Mobile, and that I love Keith Urban.
    When you start saying you or they never had coverage it makes the story sound less likely. Even if coverage is spotty the chances of no service over the course of two years is remote. I travel through Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Iowa for work and had Verizon for the last 5 years. I switched to tmobile two months ago and can tell you tmobile has stepped up in a big way over the last few years where there was no coverage in rural areas there has been lte. Everyone has a different story but tmobile has done a lot of work to improve their network.
    02-08-2016 08:13 PM
  10. akutch34's Avatar
    I'm seriously thinking about going to T-Mobile and getting rid of Verizon and their "hidden fees", every other month my bill seems to be getting higher and higher....I've really had enough.
    Exactly why I switched. 🏽🏽🏽
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    02-08-2016 08:22 PM
  11. violetjune's Avatar
    I'm seriously thinking about going to T-Mobile and getting rid of Verizon and their "hidden fees", every other month my bill seems to be getting higher and higher....I've really had enough.
    I just made the switch from Verizon to T-Mobile. I had grandfathered UDP for ever with them then they raised the price in November, my 3 UDP lines went up to $246. So I talked my daughter who had a UDP with AT&T to give it up and join our T-Mobile plan. The service is great in Sacramento and with 4 unlimited lines for $150, that's only about $41 per each line after taxes.
    We are very happy with the service
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    02-09-2016 12:07 AM
  12. SteveHaz1's Avatar
    I also disagree that T-Mobile has inferior coverage. I tried T-Moble a couple of years ago and it was bad in my area. However, now it's a different story. I moved to T-Mobile from ATT recently and have been all over the US including Northern Idaho and no issues with coverage or call quality. Make the move and try it. If you don't like it you can always go back to ATT
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    02-09-2016 08:18 AM
  13. toneofark's Avatar
    I left AT&T for T-Mobile two years ago and have no regrets. I'm no world traveler, but I get around a bit and have always had good coverage. My experience with them has been pretty solid. Results may vary, I guess.
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    02-09-2016 08:30 AM
  14. MJ502's Avatar
    I also switched from ATT to T-Mobile a year ago and have had zero issues. My bill is much lower and I have not seen any difference in service. No regrets here.
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    02-09-2016 09:44 AM
  15. RavenSword's Avatar
    So, I kinda did a 180 from my original plan and I'm now the proud owner of a iPhone 6s Plus on Verizon. I found out I actually get a bit of a discount from work and it wasn't much more than what T-Mobile would have been. Plus, the extra coverage is nice.
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    02-09-2016 10:20 AM
  16. sangs's Avatar
    So it looks like my iPhone model number is A1633. Would this work on Verizon?
    Not sure, but we bought five iPhones 6S models - two plusses, three regular - from T-Mobile for the brief two months we were with them and they all work seamlessly with Verizon, now that we've switched. (T-Mobile was pretty dreadful once we traveled outside of the NYC area.) The automated port process was a piece of cake also.
    02-09-2016 01:03 PM
  17. scruffypig's Avatar
    When you start saying you or they never had coverage it makes the story sound less likely. Even if coverage is spotty the chances of no service over the course of two years is remote. I travel through Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Iowa for work and had Verizon for the last 5 years. I switched to tmobile two months ago and can tell you tmobile has stepped up in a big way over the last few years where there was no coverage in rural areas there has been lte. Everyone has a different story but tmobile has done a lot of work to improve their network.
    T-Mobile has very little native coverage in Iowa outside Des Moines area. The rest you are roaming on I-Wireless. From what I understand, T-Mobile doesn't even have native LTE in Des Moines or Iowa either.
    02-09-2016 03:37 PM
  18. wplantz's Avatar
    It should work on the T-Mobile network.

    However... trust me when I say you will not like T-Mobile. They're so saturated with customers, which makes voice calling absolutely horrible. Call quality is worse than Sprint. Not to mention if you travel you'll never have a connection. We were with T-Mobile for almost 2 years and never had a connection while traveling. We're now with Straight Talk on the AT&T network... much better.
    I have not experienced those types of issues much in my 10 months on T-Mobile. I've been fine in tri-state area, California (SF to SD). My girlfriend has Verizon and her brother has AT&T and the times we dropped on my Cali trip have been within seconds of each other. A blanket statement like "you won't like T-Mobile" is a bit short sided. It works for many people and doesn't work for many people, just like any other network.
    02-10-2016 11:18 AM
  19. wplantz's Avatar
    100% disagree with this. My T-Mobile coverage is excellent. I haven't noticed any difference from when I had Verizon, except my bill is much better.
    Couldn't agree more. I pay about a third of what I was paying on Verizon for the same or better performance for me. Others' mileage may vary though. I know it isn't good in many rural areas.
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    02-10-2016 11:20 AM
  20. pstmd's Avatar
    Thank God!
    02-10-2016 03:24 PM
  21. wplantz's Avatar
    I'm not sure if you'll get band 12 LTE support with the AT&T 6s, even if unlocked. Check your model number here: Apple - iPhone 6 - View countries with supported LTE networks.
    02-10-2016 03:28 PM
  22. akutch34's Avatar
    Couldn't agree more. I pay about a third of what I was paying on Verizon for the same or better performance for me. Others' mileage may vary though. I know it isn't good in many rural areas.
    Yes. I went to upstate New York and had very poor coverage, but so did my boyfriend who has Verizon so I wasn't concerned.
    02-10-2016 09:08 PM
  23. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    So, I kinda did a 180 from my original plan and I'm now the proud owner of a iPhone 6s Plus on Verizon. I found out I actually get a bit of a discount from work and it wasn't much more than what T-Mobile would have been. Plus, the extra coverage is nice.
    Congrats! Enjoy your new device and service
    02-10-2016 09:25 PM
  24. Sherry_B's Avatar
    So, I kinda did a 180 from my original plan and I'm now the proud owner of a iPhone 6s Plus on Verizon. I found out I actually get a bit of a discount from work and it wasn't much more than what T-Mobile would have been. Plus, the extra coverage is nice.

    Congrats on your new iPhone, and enjoy your service with Verizon!
    02-11-2016 02:34 AM
  25. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I wish we could go back to T-Mobile. We had to go to att a few years back bc my husband couldn't get service while at work with T-Mobile. That made him completely unreachable 40+ hours a week and we couldn't have that with school aged kids.

    Att isn't bad. But we prefer T-Mobile
    02-11-2016 06:16 AM
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