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I did a speedtests on my dad's phone and it looks like Sprint has activated their full 120Mhz in CA!

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T-Mobile has a faster upload speed. Also with their upcoming Extra Wide Super Speed Strong Extended Band LTE+, they'll easily beat that download speed. 

 

Therefore, you're a Sprint troll.

 

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I don't mind overages, as long as they were sensible, say $5 per gb or less. However, the current overage rates on carriers is way overpriced at $15 per gb.

But the majority of consumers don't want overages. That is why unlimited plans became popular. Because nobody wants a surprise bill. This is one of the reasons T-Mobile has done so well.

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But the majority of consumers don't want overages. That is why unlimited plans became popular. Because nobody wants a surprise bill. This is one of the reasons T-Mobile has done so well.

You make a good point, though there already are MVNOs which are successful using the non-bucket per gb style rate plan. The problem is they still are too expensive to win over the majority of unlimited data users.

 

The rate per gb needs to get down below $3 per gb, in order to accomplish this, and I already have a few ideas I think might work. Eventually it will happen though, which I advocate for super affordable per gb rates to come with sensible across the board bandwidth scaling that will give everyone on a site equal speeds.

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T-Mobile has a faster upload speed. Also with their upcoming Extra Wide Super Speed Strong Extended Band LTE+, they'll easily beat that download speed. 

 

Therefore, you're a Sprint troll.

 

;)

 

It's funny, because Legere was making fun of Verizon of 'XLTE', then immediately came up with 'Extended Range LTE'. I just don't believe T-Mobile is getting away with what they are; their coverage map is a complete farce, their 'UnCarrier' stuff is totally 'carrier' stuff. It's...it's...preposterous!

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Looking forward to Sprint's number's, ATT...OUCH!

 

https://twitter.com/marceloclaure/status/657308077138444288

Not surprised.  AT&T's quickly falling further behind Verizon, while T-Mobile/Sprint are catching up.  Yet, they do not offer the pricing/perk offerings that their smaller competitors do, so they're losing customers that way.  They'll just shrug it off for now, but once investors start taking notice, I expect AT&T to aggressively roll out double data promotions, or new competitive plans.

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Looking forward to Sprint's number's, ATT...OUCH!

 

https://twitter.com/marceloclaure/status/657308077138444288

 

Since Marcelo is touting AT&T losing customers and he knows what his numbers are, the fact he is taunting AT&T publicly must mean good things.

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Since Marcelo is touting AT&T losing customers and he knows what his numbers are, the fact he is taunting AT&T publicly must mean good things.

Indeed. He wouldnt be on twitter slamming att customer numbers if sprint's numbers arent gonna impress!!

 

I cant wait. And bring on the hurt for ATT. They can afford to be far more aggressive with pricing. Im also tired of hearing about Next. For Iphones, ATT has the most expensive early upgrade scheme of all of the carriers, verizon included.

 

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Not surprised. AT&T's quickly falling further behind Verizon, while T-Mobile/Sprint are catching up. Yet, they do not offer the pricing/perk offerings that their smaller competitors do, so they're losing customers that way. They'll just shrug it off for now, but once investors start taking notice, I expect AT&T to aggressively roll out double data promotions, or new competitive plans.

My work phone is an AT&T iPhone 6S Plus. My personal carry is a Sprint iPhone 6S.

 

I'll occasionally run a speed test in the same location, and the ratio of Sprint wins to AT&T wins is about 5:1. Most times, it's not really close.

 

 

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AT&T fell to last place in Grand Rapids (where I'm from) in terms of media download speed. Which is amazing, considering just a couple years ago I couldn't even muster 1mbps downtown on Sprint. AT&T used to be the 2nd best carrier in MI because they had coverage everywhere. Now that even T-Mobile has coverage up north, they're dropping all over the place. I get faster speeds at my house with Sprint than with AT&T, which is also amazing, because I live on a hill, and barely get a signal from any carrier.

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I'm not surprised AT&T is doing so bad. They are trying to do too many things at once with the DirecTV acquisition and the expansion to Mexico. It just is too much for them to also be able to build upon their network here too.

 

I don't doubt for a moment considering these customer losses that AT&T will be rolling out double data promotions soon, which will be great, as it surely will drive Verizon to compete.

 

I'm hoping for the return of the $10 add a line, which use to be the price on family plans for many years. I'm still expecting the higher rate plan buckets to go down in price from the current $6.00 range per gb equivalent rate down to a $5 per gb rate this holiday season.

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10 dollar add a line never applied to smartphones. You always had to buy a data plan making the min. Amount to add a smart phone 25.

 

 

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I wasn't really referring to smartphones, just the plan.

 

I should've added this notice before, but I was specifically thinking of Verizon's and AT&T's old family plans, even when it was Cingular. I believe they were called the Cingular Family Nation plans.

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I wasn't really referring to smartphones, just the plan.

 

I should've added this notice before, but I was specifically thinking of Verizon's and AT&T's old family plans, even when it was Cingular. I believe they were called the Cingular Family Nation plans.

Technically add a lines are just $15 right now because thats the access cost to add to a family plan.

 

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Technically add a lines are just $15 right now because thats the access cost to add to a family plan.

 

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$20 on Verizon, which has me wondering if/when AT&T will raise the rate to match it. Although, considering AT&T losing over 800,000 customers, I doubt it'll be any time soon that'll happen.

 

Of course, I'm hoping that the reverse will happen with these access fees. I'd like to see them at $10 per line. It'll be interesting how this holiday season will be, all things considered.

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ATT will raise those access fees and boost the bucket sizes slightly. Bank on it. The access fee is immune to employee discounts , meaning its the holy grail of driving revenue.

 

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ATT will raise those access fees and boost the bucket sizes slightly. Bank on it. The access fee is immune to employee discounts , meaning its the holy grail of driving revenue.

 

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I think you're probably right about that, though I doubt it would happen until after the new year. Perhaps they and/or Verizon will lower the rate over the holidays, then once 2016 begins, they'll redo their plans again with a higher access fee rate.

 

What is interesting is this article :

 

http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/verizon-launches-national-300-trade-credit-promotion-tries-out-regional-off/2015-10-21

 

It says that in the Central Texas region, Verizon is waiving all access fees on the 18gb $100 plan, which is alot better than I expected Verizon to do. I figure they are "testing" it for the upcoming holiday season promotions, though I suspect it'll be midway between that and their current access fee rate, which I imagine will be that $10 per line access fee I've mentioned.

 

I still think the data buckets on Verizon will only be modified slightly, unless AT&T does something really big, like double data, likely as a result of losing so many customers. Otherwise, it'll be something smaller, like 15gb for $75 monthly and 20gb for $100 monthly.

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It's funny, because Legere was making fun of Verizon of 'XLTE', then immediately came up with 'Extended Range LTE'. I just don't believe T-Mobile is getting away with what they are; their coverage map is a complete farce, their 'UnCarrier' stuff is totally 'carrier' stuff. It's...it's...preposterous!

 

It is humorous, all things aside. Verizon and AT&T's coverage maps are bad as it is, but I don't know how T-Mobile can legally get away with their coverage map. Hopefully there will eventually be an investigation and standards that could even force VZW and AT&T to use more realistic algorithms, but I tend to believe that's a pipe dream.

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I wish they'd just get rid of that mess. I've been with Sprint for years and always had this ASL on my account despite being allowed to have multiple lines and $0 down on whatever I want. Plus when I broke off my parents account and got service under my own name a few years back I had no deposit to pay what so ever. So I don't think that ASL was targeted just towards those with low credit.

 

 

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