I’m Using An iPhone on T-Mobile – Am I Crazy?


A couple of weeks ago I did something I thought I would never do: I switched to T-Mobile. In the past, I always thought of T-Mobile as an ugly duckling carrier. An also-ran. I felt sorry for people on “that pink network.” Now I’m a T-Mobile convert. Here’s what happened.

I had an old iPhone and I was finally ready to upgrade to something newer. The problem was, I didn’t want to get stuck on the incremental “s” upgrade cycle. This lead me to seek out a plan that would let me upgrade my phone sooner than 2 years which led me to T-Mobile’s Jump program.

As I dug into the details, I realized I could save about $40 per month with T-Mobile vs. my existing Verizon contract. So far so good. There was an option to pay for the iPhone over time rather than all up front. Awesome. T-Mobile had LTE coverage around my area. Hello! What’s not to like, right? The only thing I couldn’t stop wondering about in the back of my head was the quality of coverage and calls. I didn’t expect it to be the best in the world. But would it be good enough. That’s all I needed to pull the trigger. The thing was, there was no way to tell without actually pulling to trigger.

So I did. ...

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