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I hope not. Sprint was horrible for me. Been with TMobile for 7 years and their good here in Chicago and when I go to Puerto Rico.
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Let's keep the politics out of this, shall we?

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I'm a T-Mobile customer for the past 3 years and I find their coverage to be the same as the competitors around here minus the very rural areas in the mountains. I find them to be very affordable and find their customer service to be the best out of the four.
Having used T-Mobile all up and down the east coast, I found their rural coverage was pretty good, even in the mountains, until I got up to Northern New Hampshire and Maine, where it was nonexistent.

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Anyone have any opinions/comments about this possible acquisition??
Reading more carefully into this, if such a merger went through, it would be Deutsche Telekom which ends up owning a very large piece of Sprint. The question is, why in the hell would Sprint want to do that!

So here's the deal: Sure, T-Mobile has been losing customers, and has been slow to roll out pre-4G, but Sprint screwed up and went with WiMAX, and that's billions of wasted dollars they'll never get back. Eventually they'll have to rip all that out and go with LTE like everyone else. So the merger has the potential to save both the companies from their mistakes.
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post #13 of 27
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Having used T-Mobile all up and down the east coast, I found their rural coverage was pretty good, even in the mountains, until I got up to Northern New Hampshire and Maine, where it was nonexistent.
Have you been on Mammoth Road or Route 28? There are parts where I'm just on EDGE and not on HSPA which is a bummer. I live in Hooksett so I am pretty familiar with the area

I don't know if you go through VT a lot, but it's bad there for any service it seems lol, but Verizon does a better job for coverage over anyone.
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post #14 of 27
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there's also a big difference between data coverage and voice coverage

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Have you been on Mammoth Road or Route 28? There are parts where I'm just on EDGE and not on HSPA which is a bummer. I live in Hooksett so I am pretty familiar with the area

I don't know if you go through VT a lot, but it's bad there for any service it seems lol, but Verizon does a better job for coverage over anyone.
Yep, I use Verizon here, in part because of the wider coverage throughout New England, though there are spots right here in Manchester where it drops to 1xRTT. Occasionally, my house is one of them.

I guess I should note that I was using voice service, not data, when I was using T-Mobile to travel all over the place. Today I'd certainly be using a lot more data.
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Neither of the above have coverage at my house. Big Red does, and i've never had a problem with them.
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Really T-Mobile is bad in Hawaii? What part of Hawaii do you live? Next month I'm taking a vacation in Maui and by the looks of the coverage map on T-Mobile it seems fine...
I'm on Oahu...coverage is crappy in some areas of the island...I have no clue how it is in Maui.
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I'm on Oahu...coverage is crappy in some areas of the island...I have no clue how it is in Maui.
One would think that, being an island, it'd be pretty easy to cover the island's small area...

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Living in NYC has made me a little less that objective when it comes to coverage. No matter which of the big 4 i use i have great coverage in most places. Tmobile seems to have the best here, ATT 3g is non existent in my house, Sprint barely does 1x in my house and VZ has good coverage. ATT is expensive based on the crap coverage they have in nyc, Sprint is also a little lacking in coverage, Tmobile is excellent everywhere i go, and Big Red want to much green. In my area, people want VZ phones and coverage but the price is offsetting. plus with the great tmobile 3G/pseudo 4G coverage options like Simple Mobile make sense. I wish VZ would be more competitive with pricing. But when i do venture away, mostly to Atlantic City, NJ tmobile has spots of G(gprs) on the way down, AC has less than stellar performance on tmobile, ATT is great and VZ is best. Sprint has great data speeds though. I think if Sprint and tmobile merge it ill be bad, unless they jump on WiMax 100%. I think the cellular industry as a whole is overpriced. Data cost are ridiculous, 5GB for $60, that is insane. i love how Boost Mobile has Unlimited Data for just 10 cent a day i think. I had an outage once and really, abused that connection and never even got a text message saying i was using to much,
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One would think that, being an island, it'd be pretty easy to cover the island's small area...

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I know there are a lot of mountains in those islands so elevation can be a factor. Also the cost of running a tower and keeping it fully powered is difficult sometimes if there is construction or emergency bands sucking the tower. Also weather has a role as well, not sure how significant it plays (personal experience when its snowing vs sunny).

I know these factors play a lot in major cities or any place that is dependent on one tower and there is construction.
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