T-Mobile in 2021

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  1. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    How's the coverage after the merger with Sprint?
    Does anybody here go all over the country, have a new model smartphone and can compare T-Mobile with Verizon/Att?
    Verizon has gotten pretty bad lately for me and I am thinking of trying something new
     
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  3. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    T mobile is good. I run upper northwest and this is probably about the worst part of the country for it . but still holds its own with verizon
     
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  4. supersnackbar

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    Mine works good in rural parts of the country, near interstates. My problem is in populated areas. Denver, forget about watching any kind of video(youtube, netflix...etc). I am sitting at the Pilot north of Fort Worth, and I am buffering trying to pull up normal webpages let alone watching any netflix. And it's not just my phone, my tablet is having the same issues. My wife is having similar issues with her Note20 ultra 5g on Verizon as well. I don't think it's just one network.
     
  5. JoeyJunk

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    Verizon sucks for me last year or so. That was local and OTR. Was thinking about T Mobile myself.
     
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  6. Hollywoodsaint

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    I drive all 48 states with T-mobile and must say they are AWESOME!
    Though there are still pockets like in the Rocky mountains and some real Rural places that you might not get reception but otherwise its real good
     
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  7. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    I run ATT unlimited through straight talk and i never seem to get throttled. Northeast so i can't compare elsewhere. Like 60 a month
     
  8. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

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    I ran 12 Western with only the usual areas of desolation not yielding fair coverage.
     
  9. UturnGirl

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    I have been happy with t-mobile for several years. Coverage has expanded, there are places that used to be dead zones that are no longer dead. On the other hand, I do think there is a lot more traffic because I've noticed internet sluggishness depending on times and locations.
     
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  10. Saltyoldone

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    When I was OTR I had T-mobile and used my phone as a hotspot to watch TV and serf the web with very few problems. You do have to pay the $$$ to get higher hotspot download speeds and unlimited data. You can’t cheap it and expect wonders.

    Currently my work phone is Verizon and personnel phone is T-mobile. The work phone doesn’t have service for about half of my drive while T-mobile has enough bars to at least call service if I’d need it. I run Boise, ID to Hermiston, OR and back daily.
     
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  11. supersnackbar

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    I think part of the big city sluggishness is because those cities had a fair number of Sprint customers that have transitioned over to the T-Mo service and T-Mo hasn't converted all the Sprint towers over to the T-Mo hardware yet(or maybe they've upgraded them to 5g and I am still using 4g equipment). I think they've been focusing on upgrading their entire nationwide network to 5g.
     
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