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post #21 of 59
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And conspiracy theorists take note: in low connectivity settings, we could get both the AT&T phone and the Verizon phone to dip slightly in bars if we covered the bottom half of the devices with our hands.
I know most people have no problem with it, but come on. Couldn't at least change this?
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post #22 of 59
I love my t-mobile plan unlimited data, unlimited text, and about 400 minutes 4 line plan. 130 bucks i think.

8mb/s speeds with 40 ish ping

while on vacation:
Edited by Zcypot - 2/2/11 at 11:24pm
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post #23 of 59
Wow I didn't realize that VZW speeds were about half that of AT&T's. Currently we are with VZW, but are planing on switching. (I hate contracts ) For what we are paying for "feature phones" we could have 2 smart phones on t-mobile. Also the Android phones on Virgin Mobile for $25 a month are looking VERY tempting.
Edited by AtomicFrost - 2/2/11 at 11:32pm
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post #24 of 59
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wow i would never even think about switching to verizion until they can get atleast the same speed ! your paying the same price per month for HALF the speed



att on the right V on the left
Loading pages doesn't seem slow on my Motorola Droid. Either way, i'd rather have reliability over speed anyday.
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post #25 of 59
I'll take the slower but much more reliable service please kthx. AT&T in the Northwest is...well I can't use the word to describe it because of the TOS.
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post #26 of 59
I gotta say, I couldn't be happier after leavin at&t for Sprint. I get a lot more for my money, it's cheaper and even faster. Verizon and at&t are rip off artists. My old job used to pick up the tab so didn't care about cost. Once I left that company and started to see what everyone had to offer it was an easy choice.

We just had a nasty blizzard here in Chicago and my cable is out so I've been tethering off my evo4g all night and it's been workin like a champ! Quick enough to play blackops and bc2 and it was working so well I forgot I was even tethering.

here's a speedtest..

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post #27 of 59
Never had any issues with ATT, and usually have over 3Mbps on my iPhone when I'm on the go. Maybe it's because they do a good job in Florida? idk, but ATT has served me extremely well, while my dad's Verizon Blackberry is a pain the the butt. Calls are dropped constantly, and the best part is, even with another phone they still drop, we've gone through 3 blackberries all with the same problem, so it isn't the phone, it's Verizon's network ><

Quite frankly, I love ATT down here in Florida, and considering ATT will be pushing out their 4G LTE soonish [?], I have no reason to stray. Got a family plan with 1400 minutes, with two iPhones on there, both with unlimited data, and the whole plan has unlimited texting and it comes out to 186.xx per month [factoring in taxes that is], 5 phones on the plan too, can't complain ^^

Plus, Jailbroken = MyWi = portable hotspot, and it isn't absurdly priced like Verizon will make it.
    
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post #28 of 59
So, I'm guessing they found an AT&T tower, stood under it, and did the speed tests.

I'm about a block away from a tower. When I'm at home, I get 5mbps down and 1mbps up. When I go downtown, where a tower isn't in the line of sight, I go 300kbps down and 50kbps up. Then I got to campus and I can't even get 3G. It's a joke. Sure it's faster, sort of, I guess.

I'd almost rather have a mbit down everywhere I go rather than the occasional 4 or 5 plus mixed with a bit of 300kbps trash and EDGE goodness.
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post #29 of 59
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wow i would never even think about switching to verizion until they can get atleast the same speed ! your paying the same price per month for HALF the speed



att on the right V on the left
This would be true if AT&T actually, you know, worked in my area.
    
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post #30 of 59
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This would be true if AT&T actually, you know, worked in my area.
This kills me.....all to familiar. Reliability>Speed any day of the week/month/year. Plus when LTE is more widely deployed, we can have both.
    
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