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Old 06-25-2012, 08:23 AM
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out in saint Louis area tmob is lucky to hit 60k in most county areas. honestly averages don't mean crap. long story short, check the area before you port a number over. you get x days to try a service if you're happy after that time then port your number, if not then pick someone else.


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Old 06-27-2012, 11:29 PM
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Your speeds aren't typical, the average speed for the entire country is 0.41mb/s ,I've seen that a few times on 2G,that's the fastest 2G can get.
Really, well I'm on my way from Tulsa to st Louis via KC, Kansas. So far the results are pretty similar.

Coffeyville,KS waiting on a train



At a Subway for lunch near cherryvale,KS


Just did this one outside our hotel, outside KC.


Expect them to be the same or better in St. Louis, the only time I had the poor speeds you talk about were when I was on 1x in the middle of nowhere 15+ miles away from a town.

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Old 06-28-2012, 02:19 PM
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Re: Is T-Mobile and AT&T better than Sprint Service?

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Really, well I'm on my way from Tulsa to st Louis via KC, Kansas. So far the results are pretty similar.

Coffeyville,KS waiting on a train



At a Subway for lunch near cherryvale,KS


Just did this one outside our hotel, outside KC.


Expect them to be the same or better in St. Louis, the only time I had the poor speeds you talk about were when I was on 1x in the middle of nowhere 15+ miles away from a town.
Those speeds were taken during off peak times so of course they'll be good because nobody is on the tower. Also could be because those are rural areas too. Get into an urban or suburban area and your speeds will tank. That's what happened to me when I was in STL metro, 2mbps around noon but by 6pm they're down below 200k.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:22 PM
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my stl speeds are 1.5 mb + reliably with Sprint.


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Old 06-30-2012, 04:01 PM
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Re: Is T-Mobile and AT&T better than Sprint Service?

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Most important thing is to check their coverage maps, make sure to zoom in on you're neighborhood, or work area. They can be good. Not so much in my area, my brother switched to Tmobile this year, and while he's saving maybe $10/month, he's stuck with slow 2g 85% of the time. Research is the key!
That is KEY do reseach of who has the best coverage. Sprint sucks in my area, TMO is as good as AT&T. Till you live with service day to day, you'll never know EXACTLY how their service is (just cause they show coverage does not mean they dont have dead spots)...

I guess I like the idea that TMO uses a WI-FI network for a lack of signal. Verizon requres a $200-250 network extender.

You can give Verizon crap and get it for 1/2 that price but, it still is money out of your pocket. You need a internet connection for it, so I am paying monthly for Verizon service AND I am paying for min that I use over the internet connection that I pay for.

As I think about it that way, I feel screwed.
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:14 PM
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Re: Is T-Mobile and AT&T better than Sprint Service?

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That is KEY do reseach of who has the best coverage. Sprint sucks in my area, TMO is as good as AT&T. Till you live with service day to day, you'll never know EXACTLY how their service is (just cause they show coverage does not mean they dont have dead spots)...

I guess I like the idea that TMO uses a WI-FI network for a lack of signal. Verizon requres a $200-250 network extender.

You can give Verizon crap and get it for 1/2 that price but, it still is money out of your pocket. You need a internet connection for it, so I am paying monthly for Verizon service AND I am paying for min that I use over the internet connection that I pay for.

As I think about it that way, I feel screwed.
What is your zip code because I glanced at CT on the T-mobile maps and saw coverage? T-mobile also provides signal boosters for free to make up for it too. Some use the internet connection and some don't.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:03 PM
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To fuel your fire Eric, my Sprint signal is almost non existant in Southern Indiana, but I already knew this! Thankful for the hotel wifi!

I don't think Tmobile is existant here either.

St Louis was a bit disappointing at around 1mb/sec.

Like I said, check the coverage maps.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:40 PM
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Re: Is T-Mobile and AT&T better than Sprint Service?

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To fuel your fire Eric, my Sprint signal is almost non existant in Southern Indiana, but I already knew this! Thankful for the hotel wifi!

I don't think Tmobile is existant here either.

St Louis was a bit disappointing at around 1mb/sec.

Like I said, check the coverage maps.
Hmm I had signal on sprint when I rode through southern IN back in 2010 on the way to ATL, I was on a major highway tho so that's probably not saying much.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:58 AM
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Re: Is T-Mobile and AT&T better than Sprint Service?

Got this on my touch pro 2 just now, pretty happy with it


I don't think the phone could handle going any faster, lack of processing power lol. But still much better than it was just months ago.

edit: yes I realize it gave it a F, but it's still about 5X faster than before the towers went up around me
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:44 PM
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Got this on my touch pro 2 just now, pretty happy with it


I don't think the phone could handle going any faster, lack of processing power lol. But still much better than it was just months ago.

edit: yes I realize it gave it a F, but it's still about 5X faster than before the towers went up around me
I used to get more than that on my original TP back in 2009. now that I'm with Tmo that's the lowest my speeds go and this is with one bar. KC is sprint's home territory so of course they would work to get things straight there.
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