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dwy000

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Re: TMUS - T-Mobile
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2016, 08:59:01 AM »
It's interesting that despite Google Fi leveraging the Sprint and T-Mobile networks, the Pixel phone is only available through Verizon (they're the only carrier allowed to sell it).


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Re: TMUS - T-Mobile
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2016, 09:47:18 AM »
It's interesting that despite Google Fi leveraging the Sprint and T-Mobile networks, the Pixel phone is only available through Verizon (they're the only carrier allowed to sell it).

Google Fi is selling it too - you probably meant mainstream carriers.
I don't know what arrangement Google made with Verizon.
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Re: TMUS - T-Mobile
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2016, 09:54:44 AM »
Still somewhat hate to leave T-Mobile due to loyalty haha.
Anything specific that makes you say that?

Nothing very specific. The cheap international roaming (free SMS, free - but slow - data) was key moat - nobody else in US offered that. So I don't even consider Verizon/Sprint/AT&T. But now Google Fi offers this too since they are on top of T-Mobile.

So it's mostly just a feeling of having had good service in the past and loyalty due to that.

I also have a minor complication with replacing the phone for work reasons, which makes me a bit extra lazy to switch to Google Fi.

Edit: I don't use Binge On; I don't use cellular data much overall. T-mobile Tuesdays have been disappointment - but I did not expect much. Seems like a bunch of crappy coupons for unnecessary stuff. I don't even look anymore. Was there anything worthwhile recently? From what I heard, when they had free Domino's pizza, Domino's was swamped and ran out.

I have a TiVo that lets me use Vudu pretty easily on the TV, so the free movie rentals are nice. Occasionally, I like to partake in a Frosty. I'm not expecting the big prizes, but the small but regular prizes are nice. Again, it's straight out of Cialdini, The Prince, etc.

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Re: TMUS - T-Mobile
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2016, 10:01:41 AM »
I have a TiVo that lets me use Vudu pretty easily on the TV, so the free movie rentals are nice. Occasionally, I like to partake in a Frosty. I'm not expecting the big prizes, but the small but regular prizes are nice. Again, it's straight out of Cialdini, The Prince, etc.

I guess I'm not a Prince'pled guy. :P

Good if it works for you. :)
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Re: TMUS - T-Mobile
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2016, 10:09:41 AM »
Anybody using Binge On a lot is probably better of with T-Mobile. Google Fi attraction is that they only charge for data used. So my $20 savings include the fact that I would be using very little of data.

I agree.  I also have teenagers who are using BingeOn A LOT as well as free Pokemon Go data until the summer of 2017, which was a TMobile Tuesday's giveaway this summer.  I think I'd being paying significantly more if I switched my whole family from T-Mobile to Google Fi.  Not to mention I'd also have to switch everyone from IOS to Android, buy new phones, etc.

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« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2016, 11:51:36 AM »
I'll also say that my streaming habits have changed significantly as a result of switching to T-Mobile. I use Apple Music much more now as a result of being on Binge On. My monthly data usage has probably gone from 2GB a month to around 9GB a month, but roughly 6GB of that is on Binge On.

I think it would be hard for me to switch back to being parsimonious with my data.
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Re: TMUS - T-Mobile
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2019, 07:57:14 AM »
Its 5G seems to have the largest range per tower compared to others, though at a slower speed. I'd think TMUS would roll out its 5G way ahead of others with much less capex needed.
https://www.androidauthority.com/what-to-expect-from-t-mobile-5g-916585/

In addition, the merger with Sprint, if approved, could be a big catalyst too.
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Re: TMUS - T-Mobile
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2019, 07:33:05 AM »
FCC chairman backs T-Mobile, Sprint merger
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/20/fcc-will-not-formally-approve-t-mobile-sprint-merger-on-monday-because-it-must-still-draft-order-reuters.html

A game changer for the US mobile provider landscape? Now we are down from 4 to 3 major competitors.  :)
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