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Postby MemberSince99 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:55 am

My contract with them ends in November. I have become enlightened in that I now know to NEVER lock yourself into a contract with any cell phone carrier - buy the phone outright and go month to month.


I've decided I'm tired of paying through the nose and STILL not being able to use my smartphone as a smartphone because of the virtue oh sorry I mean greed of this organization (and they are as greedy as any out there). You'd think for paying 135 a month for one smartphone you could actually USE the damn thing as intended but NO they still charge you for data usage the bastards! So because they rape you even harder if you exceed your cap, you have to be afraid to use your smartphone as a smartphone, really negating the purpose of having it in the first place.


I've come to realize that while this is wonderful for the CEO's bonus and for the stockholders, it does NOTHING for me and is asinine. It's just beyond absurd. So I am fully prepared that once my contract ends I will kick them to the curb, buy a phone outright from T-Mobile and a plan and be able to actually USE a smartphone as a smartphone (isn't that a novel concept, Verizon?) and dump the greed known as Verizon. I have been a customer since 2001 but I'm done with them. Enough is enough.


I will keep the Verizon phones I have (IPhone 4S and 5S - the 4S is my old phone and not currently in service) long enough to validate I can make use of T-Mobile and once I've seen they will be viable I will sell those phones (after I wipe them of course) and that should pay for the new phone (or come close). If T-Mobile proves not to be viable I'll keep looking at the competition. What I can say for sure is I'm tired of paying these guys big bucks and it's just never enough (they even tried to charge us for paying online, how greedy can you get?) and you still can't use the phone for what they sold it to us for in the first place.


I'm very much looking forward to saying good riddance to them for good. At this point there is really nothing they can do to win back the business in my mind. Even if they included unlimited data access they'd STILL be far more expensive than the same service from T-Mobile and other carriers, and they'd still be Verizon.


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Postby djrez4 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:44 am

Wow. We pay $150 for two lines with unlimited everything and I thought that was expensive. You're getting porked.
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Postby benhollberg » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:40 am

$135 a month for one phone. I know Verizon has cheaper plans than that. However, switching to T-Mobile and expecting the same service as Verizon isn't a good thought. Not only does Verizon have better coverage, they have better LTE coverage. T-Mobile will out how on a GSM system which is actually better than the system Verizon as it offers more when it comes to multitasking, like using data while on a call and conference calling up to five people at once. As much as T-Mobile is getting better I don't expect them to be up to Verizon or AT&T anytime soon. By the way, I honestly can't believe you pay that much. I pay AT&T $165 plus some taxes for 10 GB data shared for three smartphones and two iPads with service.
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Postby Robrus1 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:00 am

I moved from ATT to T-Mobile, and my fiance from Verizon over to T-Mobile with me about 3 months ago. We are saving money and much happier. We aren't having to sacrifice anything either, still unlimited calling and texts, plenty of data, and their LTE is just as fast as anyone else's, and will only get faster. The good thing is since you don't have to sign a contract you can walk anytime. I also had early termination fees, which they reimbursed me for in the form of a prepaid MasterCard. Give them a shot! We are glad we did. I even added a 4th line for a tablet and it's still cheaper than what we were paying, and I'm getting free data for it for the rest of the year.
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Postby whit » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:20 am

I've thought about moving to tmobile but I'll see when the time comes closer; depending on how the coverage is then (I jumped to sprint from att, which was awesome coverage for about a few months then it sucked)

because if too many people jump, then it will be too many people with unlimited data, which, along with selling their lines or leasing or letting some other carrier use their line, is what happened to sprint in my area

there are these companies that will "pay" companies like sprint for usage of their lines, and then they will sell the data plan to consumers cheaper because their overhead costs aren't as great



right now I get a discount, which brings my bill to under (+/-5$) 100 with taxes and everything; they bumped my data usage from 2 to 3 gigs which is nice because I get free wifi at work and home, only time I use data is when I'm on the streets

I listen to music a lot, play games, use apps like Instagram/fb, and surf the net quite often

I only have gone over once, funny that was about the time they did a rollout of extra one gig

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Postby haikuginger » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:30 am

MemberSince99 wrote:I will keep the Verizon phones I have (IPhone 4S and 5S - the 4S is my old phone and not currently in service) long enough to validate I can make use of T-Mobile and once I've seen they will be viable I will sell those phones (after I wipe them of course) and that should pay for the new phone (or come close).


FYI, The Verizon version of the iPhone 5s still has a GSM modem, and I believe it comes unlocked. If that's the case, you don't necessarily even need to buy a new phone; I'm pretty sure that you can stick a SIM card into the 5s and be on your way.

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Postby djrez4 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:15 am

haikuginger wrote:FYI, The Verizon version of the iPhone 5s still has a GSM modem, and I believe it comes unlocked. If that's the case, you don't necessarily even need to buy a new phone; I'm pretty sure that you can stick a SIM card into the 5s and be on your way.


Both Verizon and Sprint versions do, but I believe you have to request an unlock. I've used my 5 in Europe and Japan just by swapping in a SIM.
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Postby nismoZtuner » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:41 pm

TMOBLIE SUCKS, their network only works best in big cities- unlike mine my city isnt a major one so the network is slow. I have to be doing the "Lion King" move sometimes to my phone when i`m sending a media message!

-my tmobile contact end on july 2014

I pay 120 for one phone since I`m basically buying the phone at full price by month.. which is BS

I will keep my phone active till the Note 4 comes out and bang bye bye t-suckymobile!
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Postby luvbullmarkets » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:44 pm

I here you.

My iPhone 4S Verizon plan costs ~$122 per month. Contract expired last September and T-mobile looks really tempting.
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Postby darkguy2 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:27 pm

ATT is actually pretty good now. They have gotten rid of contracts and it is actually cheaper than T-Mobile for us. We tried out T-Mobile but the coverage was pretty bad. Since ATT changed their plans my dad's bill dropped from $200 to $115 a month for three smartphones and a dumb phone with 10 GB of data. I am happy that T-Mobile did what they did. It actually introduced competition to the market and made it competitive like it is supposed to be.
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