Yesterday I got my galaxy S4. Today I got LTE. Love that timing!


David Megginson July 25, 2013 18:19

Once you have LTE, you can’t go back.

Michael K Johnson July 25, 2013 18:40

Well, I had HSPA+ for quite a while on AT&T and then T-mobile at the same time as LTE on my Verizon work phone (S3) and I didn’t notice a huge difference between them in actual usage. Maybe I don’t do enough that is latency sensitive in my phones? The biggest problem is annoying no matter what the technology, even on the desktop: Poorly optimized an pages…

Michael K Johnson July 25, 2013 18:50

And as I drive to the airport for my post annual shakedown flight, I drive into EDGE coverage. Now that is quite a contrast… :-)

Jesus M. Rodriguez July 30, 2013 22:13

+Michael K Johnson so how has T-Mobile been for you here in RDU?

Michael K Johnson July 30, 2013 22:47

+Jesus M. Rodriguez not as consistently good signal as Verizon but almost as complete coverage as AT&T. Most bad coverage has been at fringes and unfortunately (both AT&T and T-mobile) at grocery stores which seem to be built almost exclusively in cell holes…

Speed was so good that I didn’t notice when my chromebook was pulling down an OS update when I was using my hotspot which was unfortunate only because it made me run slightly over the 500MB high speed data allotment of the cheap plan for the first time. At about $100/month for the lines with unlimited talk/text/slowdata and 500MB fast data on each line I’ve been satisfied with the tradeoff. It would cost way more than I’m willing to spend on Verizon and AT&T just isn’t noticeably better for me.

There are also places where my Verizon work phone doesn’t have coverage and T-mobile does. That I didn’t expect given Verizon’s coverage reputation.

Having an unlocked worldphone was sure nice on my last trip to Europe since I bought local prepaid SIMs.

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