PC Magazine Tests LTE Coverage Nationwide; VZW Wins, but T-Mobile in Close 2nd & More

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  1. Rhino94

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    I like verizon. At my cottage there is only a choice of at&t and Verizon no one else gets service and even t mobile u hav to drive 20 min jus to b able to make a call if not longer...I wish verizon was cheaper but I dnt hav much of a choice considering no one else gets service in the middle of no where..
     

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    The thing is I can't even think of a time tht I don't hav LTE except at my cottage and I still get LTE most of the time but considering t-mobile who doesn't get any service out there verizon is way better in my eyes...
     
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    Thanks for the clarification.
     
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    That's definitely a valid point if always having LTE services is important to you. VZW has more coverage area than anyone else.
     
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    I actually don't care about VZW being greedy or being evil. I just want to know if TMo is a viable alternative so I can confidently switch and use the handful of SWEET phones that will never ever be released on VZW.

    That's my one major gripe with VZW that is driving my urge to leave them. I fully admit that their coverage is pretty much unmatched.
     
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    Get yourself a $10.00 (plus tax) 200 MB/month SIM card from T-Mo, and pop it in your Verizon Moto X, to get an idea of their 4G LTE speeds.
    I believe this is all possible because Android 4.4 enables AWS support, and T-Mobile uses AWS technology for their 4G.

    The data is free each month. The charge is for the SIM only.
     
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    Well, yeah, TMo is a regional carrier. In some cities, it's unsurprising they'd be better than VZW. If you don't travel much, then it's worth looking into. If you do, then VZW and possibly AT&T are really the only options.

    Now if the Sprint/TMo merger goes thru the backdoor, then they'll be about the same size as VZW and AT&T and could reduce redundant areas of coverage to finance a larger footprint. Thing is, when you look at profitability their current prices are really a customer acquisition push and don't appear to be sustainable if they eventually want to, you know, make money.