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So, after thinking about it, I am switching to T-Mobile... for six months.

 

Currently, Sprint is in the middle of upgrading Boston to 4G LTE and the service is all over the place. To make matters worse, I just moved and my new location has absolutely terrible Sprint service (which is odd, because it's the second largest town in New England).

 

While I wait for network vision to finish up (and get some ESMR love), I decided to give T-Mobile a whirl.

 

I am going to hit up the 30/month prepaid plan and just swap over my google voice number to the new Nexus 4. I am going to put my Sprint 50/month SERO plan into Seasonal Standby for 8.99/month and see how T-Mobile's DC-HSPA+ does.

 

 

Anyone that wants more info on T-Mobile's 30/month plan:

http://prepaid-phone...onthly-4g-plans

 

Sprint's seasonal standby plan:

http://community.spr...e/478517#478517

 

 

 

I just need to wait until the nexus 4 is released (two weeks!)

 

I'll keep everyone posted (for those that are curious).

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So, after thinking about it, I am switching to T-Mobile... for six months.

 

Currently, Sprint is in the middle of upgrading Boston to 4G LTE and the service is all over the place. To make matters worse, I just moved and my new location has absolutely terrible Sprint service (which is odd, because it's the second largest town in New England).

 

While I wait for network vision to finish up (and get some ESMR love), I decided to give T-Mobile a whirl.

 

I am going to hit up the 30/month prepaid plan and just swap over my google voice number to the new Nexus 4. I am going to put my Sprint 50/month SERO plan into Seasonal Standby for 8.99/month and see how T-Mobile's DC-HSPA+ does.

 

 

Anyone that wants more info on T-Mobile's 30/month plan:

http://prepaid-phone...onthly-4g-plans

 

Sprint's seasonal standby plan:

http://community.spr...e/478517#478517

 

 

 

I just need to wait until the nexus 4 is released (two weeks!)

 

I'll keep everyone posted (for those that are curious).

 

If you're moving to Springfield, be very careful. The T-Mobile network leaves a lot to be desired. I would recomend Straight Talk with a AT&T sime card and the $45 unlimited plan.

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If you're moving to Springfield, be very careful. The T-Mobile network leaves a lot to be desired. I would recomend Straight Talk with a AT&T sime card and the $45 unlimited plan.

 

Not Springfield. It's a town right next to Boston (few miles a away from downtown Boston). Coverage maps show good coverage, so we'll see.

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I would take the Straight Talk suggestion. I tested out T-Mobile (for the same reason as you) where I work (King City, CA) for about 3 weeks, at which point I switched to Straight Talk.

 

The T-Mobile network was very spotty and according to the coverage maps, my place of work only had 2G. I initially didn't see that as an issue since I was going to use an iPhone which doesn't support AWS but turns out the 2G was actually GPRS, not EDGE. I was quite disappointed. I was peaking at 50kbps....close to Sprint's network here. :(

 

Straight talk is better here but I do get slower speeds at times, probably due to the proxy on the data connection. I hope T-Mobile works out as a temporary solution for you.

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