A few months ago, I decided on my own accord, that I would pick up an unlocked Galaxy Nexus and give the “Un-Carrier” a fair try. When I started I was concerned. I know from my brother having the service when he lived around me, it wasn’t great. Boy, was I surprised. Not only was the service better than I was expecting, some places had better service than my other carrier, Verizon Wireless.
With Verizon Wireless, I have a grandfathered plan. Unlimited data, unlimited text and 450 mins of peak hours talk time. The plan I chose to try on T-Mobile was the 500MB 4G data, unlimited 2G data, unlimited text and unlimited talk. The comparison is a little off here, but essentially T-Mobile is unlimited everything and Verizon Wireless is not. Let’s talk about costs, since that’s what we are interested in; cost and coverage. For $50+ local and federal taxes and fees, T-Mobile’s plan is quite a bargain if I’m honest. My grandfathered plan is ~$100.
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