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Tuesday Poll: T-Mobile Launches LTE – Likelihood of You Switching Over?

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Over the last couple of years, the DL community has made it clear that they love themselves some 4G LTE. Since Verizon was first to the plate and has seemingly rounded the bases at an unstoppable pace, you have also made it clear that they are the carrier for you. But now that others – T-Mobile in particular for today’s poll – have joined the game, would you ever switch or are you comfortable in your Big Red briefs?

T-Mobile only announced seven markets today, but they hope to have 200 million people covered by the end of the year. I argued earlier that their focus should be their network rather than this “UNcarrier” schtick, so hopefully they stick to that.

But just because they have LTE, are you willing to give their low prices a shot? If not, feel free to tell us why.

T-Mobile Launches LTE - Likelihood of You Switching Over?

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  • Uriah Romero

    I switched over a while back, and got the new iPhone 5. Though we don’t have LTE in Denver yet, I am looking forward to using it as soon as it’s available. I took a little vacation last weekend from my job at DISH and got a taste of how fast T-Mobile’s LTE network is in Vegas. During my trip, I would keep up with my shows using the DISH Anywhere app and it was nice to see a much clearer picture thanks to LTE.

  • gp

    I’d never use a Verizon phone

  • Bob Masterson

    It would be nice to buy a phone for a full price and keep the unlimited, BUT….
    When you got your previous phone at discount price w/contract, the rest of the price was built in the contract. Now you’re going to buy a full price phone and still keep paying that difference in price for the lifetime of you staying with Verizon, so you will pay much more in the long run.
    I want to see how T-Mo LTE will improve their coverage. My home is in zone of no reception, unfortunately. If it has changed, I am switching….

  • CrackerJack

    Just remember “VerizonWireless is Too Big to Care!!!” Pass it around….

  • CrackerJack

    Verizon has pissed off so many people with their “Too Big to Care” attitude that many will be switching once it’s available. T-MO even has an affordable unlimited plan something that VZW and AT&T left dying in the dust. As competition increases and the Big guys start to lose customers just watch them start begging you to come back. Years ago when I lived in Southern California PacBell was the only option in many areas for local phone service. Then all of a sudden AT&T started offering local service and people dropped PacBell like it was a burning coal from hell. I switched and no less than 3 months later I was getting calls from PacBell asking (begging) me to come back. I said to the caller “If PacBell had treated me better to begin with I would not have left but now there is no way in hell I’m coming back. Verizon (Too Big to Care) Wireless will have their day of reckoning when the competition catches up.

  • Brandon Golway

    I’ll probably be switching over from VZW once my contract expires towards the end of this year. I don’t have LTE in my area (even through I’ve been told for at least a year that it will be “available soon”) so I won’t be missing that; 3G coverage in my area sucks and HSPA+ would probably be better, on T-Mobile’s coverage map it says that their coverage for my area is great and my roommate’s ex-gf had T-mo and he said she had great reception; I would lose my unlimited data on VZW but gain it on T-mo so it’s win-win in that case; I don’t talk on my phone that much so limited minutes would be fine for me, I text a fair amount (I have 1000 on VZW) so that probably wouldn’t be a problem either. I pay $130+ a month (with a 15% discount) for my shared minutes plan with my mom’s dumb phone, 1000 texts and unlimited data. I’d take a $70 unlimited plan over that any day!

  • I got my GF a Nexus 4 last weekend the day the plans switched. It is quite the deal to have unlimited data these days and to not have to pay the activation fee and to know when you are done paying for the phone costs just feels better, even if the total price will almost always be near that of VZ or ATT.

  • Jeremy Bryant

    I really want to give T-Mo a chance, but their coverage in my area is TERRIBLE. If they’d put in a few more towers it would help a lot. Most of town is in a coverage blackhole. Attractive plan pricing and network speed is all pointless without decent coverage. It’s a shame, really.

  • Aaron Anderson

    Verizon is so freakin expensive. We have three smart phones and on a Unlimited plan it’s almost 300 a month. Who got bread like that? My folks are going to downgrade to a cheap flip phone or keep there droids & i’m gone over to T-mobile to get the Note 2 until the S4 comes out…

  • David Narada Brown

    Switching when they have coverage in my area and not switching is the same thing right?

  • Anonymous Coward

    Wife loves the Nexus 4 and $30 T-Mobile 5GB HSPA+
    She hardly ever goes over 100 minutes a month and really, even if she used 200 minutes one month that’s only $10 in overages. Saving $70/mo over Verizon is totally awesome.

    • PopeFrancis

      I agree.. my bill is usually $30-$40 per month.. Much better than the $120 on Verizon. With that kind of savings I can deal with a dropped call here and there. With that said, I have yet to have a dropped call 🙂

  • You guys have it all wrong. Sell ur phone for 200 – 300, new phone then would cost you 200-300. I’m keeping my unlimited data at Verizon so it’s a no brainer. As far as t-mobile, they are worthless for where I go, no service period. I’m sticking with Verizon no question about it and keep my unlimited data bitches 🙂

  • I just found out I get about the same VZW discount from my current employer as I do from my grandfathered one. So no, I won’t be switching.

  • dunning-kruger

    I already switched. I had both phones on for a while and used speed test on both while driving around DC for work. T-Mobile on average had much faster download speeds (2-3x) Verizon 4g was always about 2x as fast on uploads. Obviously the few times I was on edge were terrible, but only slightly more-so than CDMA.

  • LTE? Ha! The closest 3G TMobile is 40 miles away in Ithaca. Maybe when they have some coverage I can use, I’ll consider switching.

  • coolsilver

    If they can keep their promises as well as unlimted data and roll out coverage for LTE as reliable and expansive as Verizon I’ll hop.

    • Tim242

      There is no way tmobile’s coverage will ever come close to being as expansive as Verizon, or even at&t for that matter. T-Mobile is not expanding their coverage.

      • coolsilver

        Map shows 2G for my house and some areas around. Work is in metro area which should be LTE soon. Not sure really worth it. Maybe in 5 years by then I probably won’t care.

  • I just (at the beginning of this month) left T-Mobile after nearly 10 years as a customer. I just couldn’t take the poor network coverage anymore.

    I’m thrilled to see TMO getting LTE and their new plans look fantastic but a cheap bill and fast speeds don’t mean much if you can’t get a signal when you need it.

  • Ken Bosse

    I only plan to switch because I want my next device to a be a Nexus. Unless Verizon has a miracle turn around with updating devices, and getting another Nexus..I’m outty

  • Geoff Johnson

    I’d rather T-Mobile upgrade their GPRS/EDGE networks to HSPA+ than upgrade already fast HSPA+ to LTE.

  • RichFromBX

    i switched over because it’s cheaper and the unlimited data – I get great coverage in NY so I can’t really complain…if I had unlimited data for Verizon I probably wouldn’t have switched..