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Created: Jul 5, 2015
Josh177 Created: Jul. 5, 2015
Okay, I'm a phone nerd/tester you can say. BEFORE you reply: I put a line in this post to signify that the part after the lines where all just tests j did and not necessary to read to understand what I'm saying. You can read just everything above the line before replying. NOW back on topic: I test all four of the MAJOR carriers: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile and ...
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Created: Apr 16, 2014
Josh177 Created: Apr. 16, 2014
Also like to quickly point out someone who posted a topic, proving my point even further. The OP said: "AT&T maps says I should have good service where I am moving too. But I have tested both phones at the location and neither one has any signal of any sort . I have to drive 3 miles south, 8 miles north, 8 miles west, or 15 miles east to get any coverage ." Community Mana...
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Created: Apr 16, 2014
Josh177 Created: Apr. 16, 2014
That map is EXTREMELY inaccurate. Also, GSM towers generally have a maxium range limit, while CDMA towers techincally do NOT have a "limit", but due to power reasons they will only reach so far. Line of sight, terrain, play a HUGE role. AT&T coverge map always assumes "Excellent conditions" and it does NOT take these into account Terrian and other issues before making the...
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Created: Mar 26, 2014
Josh177 Created: Mar. 26, 2014
Actually, if there is a small rural town with only 2 to 3 thousand people, then ALL that AT&T has to do is add 1-2 towers in the entire city, to at least provide SOME coverage instead of NONE at all!! I'm talking simply 2G voice coverage is all that is needed. They could put 1 tower in the center of the small city, and then 1 tower along the rural highway. This would prov...
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Created: Mar 20, 2014
Josh177 Created: Mar. 20, 2014
AT&T cover considers this if you get GPRS, EDGE, HSPA, HSPA+, OR LTE -- if you get any signal of any type, even if 2G service, that counts as "covered". AT&T has the worst rural coverage in the nation of any carrier. Even if you half 1 bar of service that doesn't work or drops calls every second, AT&T counts you as covered. It's a lie. Also they mean population, NOT land-...
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Created: Mar 14, 2014
Josh177 Created: Mar. 14, 2014
Are you sure about the towers? Yeah, I know that they gained PCS AND AWS spectrum bands, and AWS spectrum was in 100 different markets (that's a lot of markets to use turn around and use that spectrum to improve LTE, etc)... But I heard they gained "towers, tower equipment, etc from Crickets network, which AT&T will turn around and convert those CDMA Cricket towers over t...
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Created: Mar 13, 2014
Josh177 Created: Mar. 13, 2014
For those who didn't know in July, 2013, AT&T purchased leap wireless (better known as: Cricket), pending approval from the FCC. It just got approved today by the FCC. Now what did AT&T gain? A few things: The acquisition includes 4.6 million customers, as well as spectrum, more towers , network equipment, and other assets, all of which will be transferred from Leap wirel...
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Created: Feb 5, 2014
Josh177 Created: Feb. 5, 2014
Thanks for the replies. If your phone was able to roam onto another network while traveling, then it seems there is zero advantage coverage wise between the two. I always assumed the contract postpaid had a "larger network" because they allowed you to roam onto more partners than prepaid did. But I'm guessing this is no longer the case. As for the "pre-paid has slower dat...
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Created: Feb 5, 2014
Josh177 Created: Feb. 5, 2014
Thanks for the reply, but this still seems to make little sense. Numbers speak the best, so let me simply give the numbers here then explain later. Here is the exact numbers, for Contract vs Prepaid (both with 2G data plans & unlimited talk and text) = $2,400 cost for 2 years of contract with 2G data + unlimited talk & text VS = $1,440 cost for 2 years of prepaid with 2G ...
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Created: Feb 4, 2014
Josh177 Created: Feb. 4, 2014
Does it? Does the GoPhone offer free roaming withi the U.S? Does the gophone prepaid have the EXACT same coverage and network in the U.S as would a 2-year post paid contract plan have? Years ago, AT&T did NOT allow their prepaid phones to roam, period. This was the advantage of having a contract, because you had a much larger network if you ever traveled and there where n...
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Created: Feb 4, 2014
Josh177 Created: Feb. 4, 2014
Okay, this confuses me....Please explain to me if i am reading this correctly, because if I am, this is PURE INSANITY (prepaid is HALF the monthly price, for the same data plan and minutes!!!) AT&T contract, 2G data unlimited talk & text for $100 per month VS AT&T prepaid "pick your plan montly", 2G data unlimited talk & text for $60 per month!!! What in the world? Is tha...
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Created: Mar 12, 2013
Josh177 Created: Mar. 12, 2013
DO NOT GET AT&T IF YOU LIVE IN COLORADO!! The city of Colorado Springs has NO LTE SERVICE!!!!! What an insult!! Colorado Springs has about 600,000 people and is HOME to the ONE AND ONLY AIR FORCE ACADEMY AND SPACE COMMAND! It is arguably the most "military city" in the whole nation and is home to well over a HALF MILLION civilians, military, and many Govt jobs who often ge...
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