Originally Posted by Pao
The only beef I have with T-mob is semi false advertising. Website says truly unlimited, with the nice small subtitle text that says data speeds throttled after 2GB/month. Sure you're still getting it, and not getting charged more, but throttling is no good for those of us that use our 3g as our home internet!
Other then that, and for your average user, they have a very positive light in my mind.
Edit for OT:
Sprint has the evil smart phone extra fee of $10/month for their 'premium' data experience. Evil? Yes. Still the best deal for actual unlimited data? Yes. Their goods out weigh their bads for my usage scenario.
Really, I do get it. Unlimited internet is unlimited, and throttled internet sucks. But do you honestly expect, and feel entitled to downloading 5GB-10GB-20GB per month on their wireless network for the $20 or so they charge? Their networks DO cost money, and their current tiered data plan is the best of the 3 (T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon). Instead of just cutting you off for data once you hit the cap, or charging you another $15-$25, T-Mobile just throttles you down to 500 Kb/s or so, which is fine for web-browsing, but not data-intensive multi-media consumption.
The company is bleeding money, and losing customers. It needs to make some kind of cash, I hate it just as much as you do, but seriously, I understand their need to do it, to stay competitive in the market.
After the regulatory fees and taxes, their unlimited internet, texting, and phone plan, costs roughly $3.30 a day.
Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm
I think sprint is evil because they make you buy their $100 a month data plan...there is no smaller option, or larger option for that matter. I am paying AT&T $16 (two phones) for 200MB a month.
I'd use T-Mobile if I could...I had them before and they were really good and really cheap. However, when we tried to get smart phones there was not a single phone in their store that could get a signal inside our house. 3G and gps worked fine, but no phone reception. Our old crap phones worked fine inside with even 3 of 5 bars in the basement, but the new $100-$400 smart phones would pick up one bar infrequently outside in our front yard...it was bizarre.
It's not really a problem with their network, as much as a problem with their spectrum. The frequency that they use tends to dissolve into water/walls very easily, and it doesn't penetrate as deep as let's say Verizon's.