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. I ordered my new iPhone (5c, as I don’t mind not having the latest and greatest until the 6 comes out) online. For anyone considering a buying a new phone please listen carefully: buy online if you can. Buying online is the greatest because you can see all the options. There is no annoying salesperson pushing pricier options at you that you may not need or want. The only downside is that you have to wait a few days to get your new phone. If I had not ordered online, there’s no way I would be saving $40 per month from my Verizon plan. I had made a few calls to local T-Mobile stores and lets just say the sales associates weren’t necessarily acting in my best interest.
My iPhone works great on T-Mobile. Even though my house is in a rural area, the coverage is excellent (even though the coverage map is much lighter here). So there you have it. A very satisfied iPhone user on T-Mobile. The one tiny complaint I have so ...