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My wife has been having issues with her Droid X2 for the last 6 months or so. It's been restarting randomly about 10 times a day. Her early upgrade wasn't available until April 28th of this year. She called Verizon, explained her situation, and they let her go ahead an upgrade over a week ago. Bear in mind, our contract started in August of 2011. That means that she got to upgrade roughly 5 months before her contract was up. Granted, my wife and I are good customers and always pay our bills, but that should go to show you that Verizon isn't like AT&T. Verizon takes care of their loyal customers. Any time I've ever had an issue with billing, they've always been quick to fix it with no questions asked. wink.gif

I certainly wish that was the case with me. I have 7 months left on my T-Mo contract and I'm stuck with an out-of-warranty, restart-happy, Radar 4G. Freaking phone restarts itself at least 10 times a day. Did everything tech support suggested but no luck. I'm not eligible for early upgrade until October, spoke with a representative and she basically told me I'm screwed. These are my options: pay full price for a new phone, pay $100 and migrate to non-contract and get unlimited everything and do the whole $70+$20 per month thing, wait until June so the $100 migration fee won't apply to me THEN change my plan and pay whatever amount for the new phone OR just suck it up and keep trucking along with my Radar.

I really want to wait another 3 months so I can migrate at no additional charge, but at the same time, I really just want a new phone. Why does the Blackberry Z10 appeal to me so much at the worst time!?
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post #62 of 97
Been interested in T-Mobiles prices, but not interested in the complete lack of service they have in my area. Really, Verizon is the only decent one here in VT... AT&T supposedly has put up some towers, but only recently.

More to the point though, without subsidies it would have been nice to see a drop in plan prices. As it is, this is merely a way for T-Mobile to make a few hundred extra dollars off you.
Edited by MegaSmiley - 3/27/13 at 10:36pm
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post #63 of 97
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why are you people comparing prices from at&t with t-mobile, obviously youll pay less for tmobile seeing as how their coverage is complete crap while at&t is really good.

Depends on where you are, I suppose. I'm of the opinion that AT&T has absolutely terrible coverage. But T-Mobile is worse in Iowa. I'm glad to have the company that at least has data service 30% of the time when I travel beyond a major interstate (AT&T). Never mind that I was "International data roaming" the entire time I was in the state of South Dakota a couple summers ago.

Verizon, OTOH, handily destroys the other carriers here. My AT&T phone doesn't even get voice service in two major dining centers at my university that are visited by thousands every day. Verizon has full signal + LTE...

We've got about 30k students here BTW.
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why are you people comparing prices from at&t with t-mobile, obviously youll pay less for tmobile seeing as how their coverage is complete crap while at&t is really good.

Depends where you live. I'm mostly in major cities, namely Austin and Houston, and I get absolutely perfect reception there. It's just when you're driving in between cities and you're in the middle of nowhere, your mileage may vary.
post #65 of 97
Interesting. I hate signing more contracts so I always buy my phones outright. Unfortunately for me I never have $500 to burn for a new phone so it's more like $200 on a used one. If I can get a new phone - contract free - with a payment plan, I think I'm getting BB's Q10 this May.
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Thread Cleaned! Please discuss the topic without name calling.

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I certainly wish that was the case with me. I have 7 months left on my T-Mo contract and I'm stuck with an out-of-warranty, restart-happy, Radar 4G. Freaking phone restarts itself at least 10 times a day. Did everything tech support suggested but no luck. I'm not eligible for early upgrade until October, spoke with a representative and she basically told me I'm screwed. These are my options: pay full price for a new phone, pay $100 and migrate to non-contract and get unlimited everything and do the whole $70+$20 per month thing, wait until June so the $100 migration fee won't apply to me THEN change my plan and pay whatever amount for the new phone OR just suck it up and keep trucking along with my Radar.

I really want to wait another 3 months so I can migrate at no additional charge, but at the same time, I really just want a new phone. Why does the Blackberry Z10 appeal to me so much at the worst time!?
Sounds like a battery issue. You can pick up batteries for cheap..You should try that.
post #68 of 97
I have had T-Mobile since Oct '11. I previously had Verizon. Yes, Verizon had great coverage but I was paying $160 a month for two unlimited data lines. (before they dropped the unlimited plan). It was just too much. I moved to T-mobile and now pay $115 a month for two lines with unlimited everything and that includes the $15 a month for my GS2 and the $20 a month for my wife's GS3. Sure the coverage isn't as good as Verizons, but I get 3g everywhere I go outside and at least 2g, usually 3g, inside. All my co-workers have Verizon or AT&T. Those with AT&T NEVER have reception.

I look forward to T-Mobiles plans to expand their service to include LTE......just as I move to Holland....

The T-Mobile store employee's were always helpful. My wife used to have a MyTouch 4g Slide and it just stopped working. We were just at the end of the warranty. They swapped it out for a new one and since the GS3 had just come out we paid off the remainder of the $60 she owed(4 months left) and got a GS3. It was no down payment and $20 a month for 20 months. The $20 a month is for 20 months not 24 btw. So we got a new 4G slide to keep and sell and a new GS3 for about another $460 over 20 months.
post #69 of 97
I've had sprint/AT&T and Verizon (with roommates that have had T-mobile)..that was back in my Ohio State days (so Columbus,OH) and pretty much everyone but sprint had good reception...but once you have a major market area and go to, i dont know, Longview,TX or something, the men are seperated from the boys. sprint/AT&T/t-mobile can't even come close to Verizon in where I have lived. AT&T has a ton of network problems here, even when you can get a signal.

anyway, this sounds like a horrible idea. If verizon did this, the overall cost would be astronomical...$600 for the newest phone instead of $199...i dont care about being locked into a contract or not, 2yrs with a good cell provider is fine...and the useage/data plan charges wont change, so I guess I don't see the benefit..though i do understand the appeal in some being able to get unlocked phones, though you can do that right now by paying full price anyway....

for Verizon specificially...am I missing something?
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$600 for the newest phone instead of $199..

What you're missing is that you're actually paying more than $600 for the phone because they roll the fee into your payment plan that you're locked into for the next 2 years. This is prolly why T-Mobile is doing away with it - because too many people have figured that out and they decided to just do away with it. Most likely all the other carriers are going to as well. Normal people don't like getting scammed.
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