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Why cant verizon be unlimited?
whycantverizonbeunlim

T-mobile is unlimited for 80 bucks

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Tidbits
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Go to T-Mobile and find your answer. Depending on your area T-Mobile may be like throwing money away. If T-Mobile give you great service then I suggest you go to them to save money.

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whycantverizonbeunlim

Well if they are getting more customers like me who switch because they want unlimited data, they are actually gaining money ;/

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ynggrsshppr91
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If you like slow slow slow data speeds then sure, unlimited is for you and so it T-Mobile. And not that many people really switch, and half the ones that do go running back to the limited carrier.

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Tidbits
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When they switch and realize T-Mobile will never work for them then Verizon would make even more money.  If T-Mobile was working.  You yourself would be there.  Alas you are not.  That's why Verizon doesn't feel like they have to throw gimmicks because the company that throws them doesn't have the coverage like Verizon does.

FYI I use T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T.  Every time I travel I use my Verizon line 80% of the time, and AT&T 19% of the time.  Only when I am at home I will use my T-Mobile line as I learned...  My often places of travel T-Mobile = waste of money.

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whycantverizonbeunlim

Well I live in the Las Vegas area and I think t-mobile might be good enough to watch netflix anywhere unlimited because i have a co-worker who can do it on his phone

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ynggrsshppr91
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Hope you don't like HD at all. T-Mobile is only unlimited 3GB. You only get 250MB of 4G LTE with them. There is a reason its cheap.

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Snn5
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They run 128kbps max after 3GB of 4GLTE.

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Weth
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If you mostly stay in major cities, then T-mobile will likely work just fine for you. If you travel, that is where you see the limitations of Sprint and T-mobile. Unlimited is not any good if you don't have signal or you have just 50 MB of domestic roaming data. Here is a great example I found on the T-mobile equivalent forum to this Verizon forum to illustrate the point from an actual T-mobile user:

I have an iPhone 5s. I drove from Dallas to northeast Oklahoma.  As I left my house in Dallas, I was streaming music on my phone. About 50 miles into my trip, the music quit streaming. I waited a while to see if it was just loading or whatever but it never did start playing again. I checked my data settings. Cellular Data and LTE were both enabled but still didn't work.  I then enabled Data Roaming and that didn't get my data working again either.  Any time I tried using the internet, it returned a network error, etc. I spent the rest of my trip listening to a podcast I had downloaded via WiFi prior to leaving.  My maps app wouldn't work either.So this evening I contact TMobile support online chat for help.  The rep checked my account and said I had reached my 50mb domestic data roaming limit.

user dwreves September 10, 2014

50 MB is really not much and would be used up in an hour of so of streaming music, and a few minutes if doing video. Many of us travel frequently enough that I could never consider T-mobile or Sprint. Verizon knows this and does not need to entice users with offers that make them a lot less money.

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Tidbits
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whycantverizonbeunlimited wrote:

Well I live in the Las Vegas area and I think t-mobile might be good enough to watch netflix anywhere unlimited because i have a co-worker who can do it on his phone

then I suggest you switch to them.  If it's such a better deal and you can do what you want why haven't you switched?  T-Mobile will "pay" your ETF(some restrictions apply), and you'll be paying closer to $100 unless you get a high end device then you are looking towards $110-120 after fees and taxes.  Of course if you want your bill cheaper then you'll have to buy your phone outright then they won't pay the ETF unless you bought it outright directly from T-Mobile.

Remember I am a T-Mobile customer and I understand how everything works for them.  You can go to T-Mobile forums and message me and I'll  give you the links to all their FAQ's on it.