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No, iirc, they have their own network here and roam on sprint \ metro pcs and cricket in the lower 48. 

 

Edit: Just checked reboot, they have their own spectrum here. 

I came to Sprint from Mobi. Although you do get nationwide roaming, it's only for voice/text. No data roaming.

 

Service was pretty good. Coverage was a bit better than my current Sprint coverage. Hopefully that will change soon.

 

My problem with Mobi was the lack of high-end devices.  Their current flagship phone is the S3 which was just released last week.  In order to have a reasonably good piece of hardware, you'd have to buy a good used phone on Ebay or Craigslist, then pay $50-$75 dollars to have it flashed to Mobi.  Okay for one person, but with a family of four, it just became a royal pain in the ass.

 

Last August, it was rumored that they were to be sold to Sumitomo, but no word on that ever came out afterwards.  We left because I spending a small fortune on trading used phones, and they had absolutely no announced plans for LTE.  I think they were able to build their infrastructure using Federal Rural grants, and now that those are dried up, they don't have the capital to build up their network.

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How are the data speeds

They were typical 3g speeds.  Perhaps a bit faster than what I get on Sprint, but nothing spectacular.  And their "Unlimted Data" is a bit misleading as they instituted data caps and will throttle you if you exceed them.  In the words of the great Inigo Montoyo, "You keep using that word. I don't think it means what you think it means."

 

The rate you pay on a single plan is very good.  But when we did the math, for a family plan compared to Sprint, it was not much more per month.  And I have a nice new HTC One to boot.  I'll be patient and wait for the LTE and will be a happy camper.

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Do they use the same frequency as sprint because it seems they have sprints old phones

I was able to flash both Sprint (Photon) and Verizon (Razr Maxx) phones to their network. They also offer Verizon old phones (Milestone X... seriously, that phone is so old).

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Interesting, it does seem though that they are making some sort of capital because there adding new 3G sites

Oh, I'm sure they make money.  But they really made a killing with Hawaiian Homeland subsidies.  Recently the FCC substantially cut those back for Mobi and Sandwich Isle Communications. http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2007/May/27/ln/FP705270372.html

 

Bottom line is they haven't said a peep about LTE.  And even if they did, I'd take it with a grain of salt.  They've been promissing the iPhone for years now, and released the S3 last week after promising it a year ago.

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