T-Mobile's #BallBusterChallenge starts next week in Seattle
posted by Alan F. / Jan 22, 2016, 1:11 PM
If you are a Verizon customer 18-years of age or older, you can find out what is going on by following T-Mobile's Twitter feed at @TMobile and #BallBusterChallenge. When you arrive at the challenge, bring your Verizon phone. It will go up against a T-Mobile powered phone in three categories: voice calls, texts, and data speeds.
If Verizon wins on two out of the three categories, the Verizon customer walks away with a $100 pre-paid Visa card. If T-Mobile wins two out of three, the Verizon customer is photographed wearing a "network sign of shame" around his/her neck. T-Mobile says that blocked or dropped calls, failed text delivery, and the slowest data speeds will be considered a loss.
T-Mobile is enticing its customers to bring their pals that use Verizon to the Challenge by offering them $100 if T-Mobile wins. This is going to be very interesting. Stay tuned!
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Tmobile=Savage The only carrier keeping competition stiffer the an overdose on viagra
posted on Jan 22, 2016, 1:44 PM 7
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Your language is way too cheap, i think you should delete your comment, deactivate your account, and kill yourself!
posted on Jan 22, 2016, 2:24 PM 2
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Come to were i live....i want an easy 100 dollars
posted on Jan 22, 2016, 2:01 PM 2
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Unfortunately, T-Mo will only goes to those cities where T-Mo is better than Verizon. It's just another marketing trick.
posted on Jan 24, 2016, 9:54 PM 1
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Exactly. In Spokane which is a few hours east of Seattle I have some family who used T-Mo for a while but got rid of it because Verizon is best, followed by AT&T and then Sprint. T-Mo is constantly roaming and dropping calls. They would never host this completion there because they know their service sucks there.
posted on Jan 25, 2016, 12:20 PM 0
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there is nothing wrong with stiff competition, guys LOL
posted on Jan 22, 2016, 3:11 PM 1
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Stiff competition is one which futhers nothing - no improvements. Everything is stagnant. That doesn't sound any good.
posted on Jan 22, 2016, 3:30 PM 0
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There is no version of this that isn't awesome for customers. Everyone should be quite happy. This isn't about Verizon vs T-mobile, and if you think it is then you work for one of them. If you're on "Team Verizon" then be thankful that someone is forcing them to give you more for less. And if you watched the commercial then you know how twisted their "facts" were. Better this response than a lawsuit.
posted on Jan 22, 2016, 3:32 PM 4
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love this!!! people still think tmo is slow and bad coverage but vzw's own commercial is going to help lead to the awareness tmo wants. lmao..... and of course this will be done in bigger cities and thats where tmobile really shines :)
posted on Jan 22, 2016, 3:37 PM 3
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I travel a lot for work. To give you an idea the next 45 days I will be in Portland, Houston, Bismarxk and Cleveland. While going there will driving to parts less traveled. T-Mo is North Dakota will get very sketchy. I have a personal AT&T phone and Verizon Work phone. All carriers have their issues and cover drops. As an example Palm Springs on Verizon is to be desired, but AT&T rocks. My wife would like a lower cell bill and I am tempted to try T-Mo again(horrible parting in 2008 over loss of coverage). I have unlocked 6 Plus iPhones so it's easy to try. Just need to examine the map deeply.
posted on Jan 23, 2016, 2:22 PM 0
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It'll be interesting to see these results. Hopefully there'll be some Sprint and AT&T customers there as well. Especially since it is really customer data that shows the real performance of a network, not some "independent testers" that probably have equipment that is specially designed to take advantage of that specific network.
posted on Jan 22, 2016, 6:03 PM 0
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They should do this in the West Palm Beach, FL area. I see consistent speeds above 15Mbps+ down on T-Mobile with that being on the low end. There are places I get consistent speeds of over 100Mbps down on T-Mobile where Verizon hits about 9-12Mbps down. Loxahatchee, FL may not be SUPER rural, but it sure is not a big busy city area.
posted on Jan 23, 2016, 3:08 PM 0
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I have a place in a country town that T-Mobile can try this on. If it works I stay on T-Mobile and recommend it takes everyone. If not I leave asap. I travel from time to time I had Verizon and currently on T-Mobile network by my own comparison Verizon is better than T-Mobile, I get that Verizon is cost more but they network works 9 times out of 10. Where's T-Mobile is like trying to hit the lottery, you have a better chance of being struck by lightning
posted on Jan 23, 2016, 4:38 PM 0
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