T-Mobile continues to roll out 3G network - now available in NC, SC, and CA
1. MrTmo (Posts: 9; Member since: 20 Sep 2009)
Who cares if they were late on 3G? I don't understand this whole obsession with faster data speeds? Sure we all love it! I admit I just ordered my Tmobile USB stick and i'm excited. But 3G doesn't make the carrier. Sprint has been advertising their data speeds and prices for a couple years now and yet they are still bleeding customers every quarter. Tmobile might be late on 3G, but they still managed to keep their awsome prices, win numerous customer service awards, and gain customers every quarter. Sure the tech guys who are obsessed with Verizon might not agree on here, but fortunatly they don't make up the average comsumer. The average consumer wants to stay connected, have as many min as possible for the lowest price. Hence the basis of Tmobile's costumer base. That being said, being a Tmobile employee they aren't going to be caught with their pants down twice, and you can expect Tmobile to start fighting back. I worked at Verizon as a sales rep, and most customers that came in for activations were for their normal basic phones, and their most limited plan. It was a lot harder getting consumers into data devices. Since I'v been at Tmobile more then 50% of my costumers get either a Mytouch, 8900, or a G1. Which are all smart phones requiring the data plan. If anything, Tmobile will be KNOWN for having some of the best smart phones. And UMA is the best invention since Condoms.
2. Arielnyc2006 (unregistered)
And don't forget that Tmobile is the only major carrier in the US to offer blackberry service on a prepaid basis, Tmobile is awesome.
3. iTony523 (Posts: 36; Member since: 31 Jul 2009)
MrTmo is awesome! I agree with you 101%!!!!
4. knuckleballer34 (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 Jul 2009)
I completely understand where your coming from about the hype surrounding 3G. I have a Verizon internet card, and most of the time the 3G network here is so overloaded that I wind up connecting to 2G to get faster speeds because it's not being used. Verizon provides the only 3G services where I live, and they aren't even of any use because everyone is overcrowding it. I don't think T-Mobile should worry too much about 3G for the time being, and instead should focus more on going to 4G in the future. T-Mobile's customer base is driven by their unbeatable prices for a national carrier, and as long as their prices are lower, they won't lose customers.
5. rhomaion (Posts: 187; Member since: 23 Sep 2009)
Agreed. The enV3 my brother has which doesn't support Rev. A sometimes goes faster than my friends enV Touch that does support it. This is cause by overcrowding as you said. I think I might leave Verizon and go back to T-Mobile cause Verizon has yet to come out with a superior BlackBerry. T-Mobile gets every newer BlackBerry and they never roll ( RUSH ) anyone of them out!
6. knuckleballer34 (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 Jul 2009)
Yeah, the Storm and now the Tour were supposed to be the end all be all Blackberry's for Verizon, but I haven't heard a lot of good things about either one so far. I think it's more on Blackberry than the carrier though; the GSM versions for some reason are usually more stable than their CDMA counterparts. I had T-Mobile for three years, but recently had to switch because I moved to an area where they don't provide good coverage. I'd switch back in a heartbeat if they upgraded their network here.
7. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
the storm is the best blackberry out now. the storm 2 will be even better. i'm no cell site engineer but isn't a network's congestion only unique to the cell site the phone is connected too? not the network as a whole?
8. Galen20K (Posts: 512; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)
That was a well thought out answer. Its very refreshing for someone who's not on T-Mobile to speak intelligently and not try to bash them for whatever reason. They are Definately working on their 4G network tho in the same equipment they've won in the auction and of course in talks with other partners to hurry things along. It's been said that T-Mobile's 4G network will be close to around the time the other networks launch theirs nationally. But until then I will be Enjoying the HSDPA+ speeds when they reach me. That'll be a pretty nice hold over I think. - D
9. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)
t-mobile is just awesome. end of story. only bb prepaid carrier only andriod carrier rite now #1 in customer satisfaction.......
10. knuckleballer34 (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 Jul 2009)
That's exactly what I stated. Because Verizon is the only 3G carrier in my region, their network here is overcrowded because they have no other 3G options. It's not a reflection of their entire nationwide 3G network, just specifically to where i'm located.
11. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
i doubt there's only one cell site where your located.