T-Mobile flips the switch on unlimited 4G data in the US

Shawn Knight

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T-Mobile has made good on their promise last month to deliver unlimited 4G data plans free of throttling, overage fees and bandwidth caps. In celebration of their 10th anniversary in the US, the fourth largest telecom is also dishing up...

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amstech

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TMobile, AT&T and Sprint won't be in business in 5 years.
Verizon offers more 4G coverage then all of them combined.
Verizon's signal reliability is easily superior overall.

All the shiny phones and thier little features companies like Tmobile sell to fool a couple teenie's isn't going to change the fact that in the end its about signal quality and stability of the service itself.
Just my 02.
 
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Jibberish18

TMobile, AT&T and Sprint won't be in business in 5 years.
Verizon offers more 4G coverage then all of them combined.
Verizon's signal reliability is easily superior overall.

All the shiny phones and thier little features companies like Tmobile sell to fool a couple teenie's isn't going to change the fact that in the end its about signal quality and stability of the service itself.
Just my 02.
Is that right? Won't be in business you say? Where do you get your insider secrets?
 
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likedamaster

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Verizon also has the higher rates, and the slowest speed of the 4. And oh yeah, you can either call or surf on your phone, not both.
 
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ECHTECH

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TMobile, AT&T and Sprint won't be in business in 5 years.
Verizon offers more 4G coverage then all of them combined.
Verizon's signal reliability is easily superior overall.

All the shiny phones and thier little features companies like Tmobile sell to fool a couple teenie's isn't going to change the fact that in the end its about signal quality and stability of the service itself.
Just my 02.
Signal strength varies with all carries and largely depends on were you are in relation to the towers.

Please enlighten us with more of your insight!
 

Camikazi

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Verizon also has the higher rates, and the slowest speed of the 4. And oh yeah, you can either call or surf on your phone, not both.
Amazing how you say you can't surf and talk at the same time considering I have been doing that on my Verizon phone for a while now.
 

likedamaster

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That I did not know, what exactly is the reason for that if other Verizon phones can do both (aside from Apple just being slow)?
Yeah, I know, it's true though. I decided against Verizon 'cause of it. There's no telling why, though. Maybe the reason why is out there already we just have to google it. (I'm lazy)
 
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Jibberish18

This reply says it well. Found with Google....or was it Bing?


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[SIZE=13px][FONT=Helvetica Neue]In the cdma standard (or series of standards) used by Sprint & Verizon there are different (1.25MHz) channels assigned for the two services: one ('1xRTT') is for voice; and a different one ('EvDO' - which stands for Evolution: data only') is for (surprisingly!) data only.[/FONT][/SIZE]

[SIZE=13px][FONT=Helvetica Neue]When you use your phone it can use[/FONT][/SIZE][SIZE=13px][FONT=Helvetica Neue] either [/FONT][/SIZE][SIZE=13px][FONT=Helvetica Neue]one [/FONT][/SIZE][SIZE=13px][FONT=Helvetica Neue]or[/FONT][/SIZE][SIZE=13px][FONT=Helvetica Neue] the other. [/FONT][/SIZE]

[SIZE=13px][FONT=Helvetica Neue]This is a design of that [/FONT][/SIZE][SIZE=13px][FONT=Helvetica Neue]standard[/FONT][/SIZE][SIZE=13px][FONT=Helvetica Neue],, it is not a function of CDMA as a [/FONT][/SIZE][SIZE=13px][FONT=Helvetica Neue]technology[/FONT][/SIZE][SIZE=13px][FONT=Helvetica Neue], which is why the AT&T 3G network (WCDMA - a different implementation of CDMA) can support [/FONT][/SIZE][SIZE=13px][FONT=Helvetica Neue]both[/FONT][/SIZE][SIZE=13px][FONT=Helvetica Neue] at once: the way the standard was written both voice & data share one pipe (5MHz) and a phone can access both at once."[/FONT][/SIZE]
 
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Jibberish18

BTW I know Verizon was developing something to allow users on their networks to do both at once BUT A) You'd need new hardware to take advantage and B) LTE already allows this and most of their new phones are using LTE so I don't think they care anymore.
 

Camikazi

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BTW I know Verizon was developing something to allow users on their networks to do both at once BUT A) You'd need new hardware to take advantage and B) LTE already allows this and most of their new phones are using LTE so I don't think they care anymore.
That could be it, my phone is a LTE one and maybe my last one had the hardware to do this as well.
 
BTW I know Verizon was developing something to allow users on their networks to do both at once BUT A) You'd need new hardware to take advantage and B) LTE already allows this and most of their new phones are using LTE so I don't think they care anymore.
That could be it, my phone is a LTE one and maybe my last one had the hardware to do this as well.
The reason you can't on the iPhone is because it only has one antenna,You need two to surf and talk one connects to the 3g network and the other the lte network however Apple opted to put just one antenna in the iPhone!Most android phones put the 2 needed!