In April of this year we tossed around an idea. We wanted to provide the community with some information that would do some real world comparisons, so we could all make better informed decisions when it comes to services and purchases. The reality is that we are all different. Each of us uses our phones for different reasons, and we all live in different parts of the country as well. Though we may be different we can take articles and stories and use the info provided to help us make better decisions.
We are now in an era where smart phones dominate the wireless market, but they also dominate the landline market. More people own and rely on our smart phones for communication than any other form of communication. Because of that, wireless companies and carriers are booming in the market place. This is good for the economy and the employees they are able to employ, but when all is said and done, we need to make the best decisions with our dollars especially with the carriers locking us into long term contracts.
In the next 30 days I will be putting T-mobile's service to the test. In the area I am located, I have used Verizon's LTE as well as AT&T. Since I currently have an AT&T device I will be putting it up against T-Mobile. Despite this new test, I want to share that since I moved to AT&T, I have not missed Verizon one bit. My LTE speeds were equal to (and in some areas exceeded) Verizon's service. Dropped calls has also been a non issue for me.
I must add that I live in a major city in the South (will not disclose my location for privacy reason), but I plan on driving to the areas that are on the fringe to see how T-Mobile's coverage fares. So, over the next few weeks, I will be posting screen shots as well as discussing how I used my device, and how well it handled. In the next couple of day I will be posting real world speed tests of my LTE on AT&T to have a baseline comparison. So, let us begin.