« on: February 17, 2009, 08:06:27 pm »
You are 100% right in that I should not generalize as my experience is completely different from another regarding coverage, however in the 2 states that I live or have family, my personal experience and coverage maps show that T-Mobile isn't the best ATL GA, and Central NY (Syracuse area). Again ATL is one of the supposed best areas in coverage however where I am 95% of my time it just isn't the case Honestly, it is what it is unfortunately.
I rely heavily on my cell as it is my primary/only source of communication and when My fiance is at work in her office where there are 2 T-Mobile towers located on her campus and she gets absolutely no coverage where even Metro PCS, and AT&T have coverage theres a problem here (shes using a G1 as well).
I cant speak for the world and I have been a loyal customer to T-Mobile for over 5 years now, but honestly the coverage has gotten worse IMO/Experience. On to rate plans, if your looking at T-Mobiles standard non-MyFave options yes they have stayed the same, but when you go to add text messaging, and data, insurance, etc things start to add up. For instance lets look at the my faves for families 1000 plan 89.99, add a line 9.99, unlimited text for family 19.99, (2) G1 data plans 49.98, (3) Equip pro 18 = 187.95 Verizon compatible plan Nationwide Premium Family SharePlan 3 lines of service 189.99 provides every feature Verizon has to offer go check it out. I'd pay 15 bucks more for my insurance but that 15 is worth it if my cell works where and when i need it. its the same.
I guess my point is it really depends on your needs and mine are heavy. I stack my plan to make it work but for what i am paying I can go to any company out there and select a comparable rate plan and be shelling out about the same amount of doe. If I can receive better coverage then its worth it to me.
So in the end, the fact is that I do love T-Mobile that's why I'm still with them, I love the G1, and android even more, I can live without My Faves personally but its nice to have. Once other carriers start receiving their android handsets its going to be almost a no brain er for me to leave unless my personal issue (coverage) with T-Mobile are corrected is all I'm saying.