My Nexus 4 Drool until I get one thread. ;-)

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  1. Hook

    Hook Professional Daydreamer

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    scjjtt A Former Palm User

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    Thanks Hook. I get so tired of cell cost. Our plan with Sprint is $180 for 3 phones sharing 1,500 minutes and unlimited everything else.

    The problem I have is paying the same high price after your phone is basically paid off and your contract is over. None of us even use 1g a month because Sprint is so slow. I'm paying $10 a month on our 3 phones for 4g and my phone doesn't even have the new 4g Sprint is using and never had the old 4g where I live.

    I may seriously consider this T-Mobile plan in June (contract date) and use something like Talkatone to make calls over wifi. (Didn't you mention about making calls with your Nexus 7? What did you use? I know I can easily make calls with Google Voice on my Chromebook or any other computer using Chrome)

    ALSO - is the Nexus 4 only 3g? I know this may be a silly question - but what is the typical download speed with T-Mobile at 3g. My Sprint phone is 3g but I never get 3g at www.testmy.net.



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  3. Magellan

    Magellan Moderator of Ill repute Super Moderator

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    According to T-Mobile it is 4G, according to everyone else it is 3G. I just ran a speed test in my office building with decent reception and I am getting about 12Mb down and 2Mb up.



     
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    Hook Professional Daydreamer

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    I never used my Nexus 7 for calls-- that's what I used the Nexus One for. You should be able to use Google Voice just fine, but I don't know the particulars.

    The Nexus 4 is HSPA+ 42, which is pretty fast from my understanding, but haven't tried it. My Nexus 7 is HSPA+ 21, which is a little slower, but it seems fine to me. Then again, I mostly use wifi on the Nexus 7. The data is only for when I really need it away from wifi.
     
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    scjjtt A Former Palm User

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    That sure beats my 1.2 Mbps download and upload 545 Kbps readings from testmy.net from my home with 3 out of bars. I'll report later at lunch at a better location - but won't won't be nothing compared to your results.

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  6. jigwashere

    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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    Sprint offers unlimited calling to any mobile number regardless of network. But if T-Mobile as well or better for reception, you could either make VoIP calls as you suggest, or even bump up to a higher plan. T-Mobile could save you some money!
     
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    Minneapolis was recently upgraded to T-Mobile's HSPA+ 42. I am not sure if your area was upgraded yet.
     
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    Hook Professional Daydreamer

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    I think T-Mobile is a little spottier here than AT&T, but it covers most of where I go most of the time. Nice thing about a month-to-month plan and all GSM bands is I can always go back to AT&T if I don't like it, but AT&T is more expensive for less, so I hope it works out.
     
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    scjjtt A Former Palm User

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    Well I did get 1.8Mbps download at a location with all bars.

    I have always been glad for people to switching and using T-Mobile. You see we do have a T-Mobile cell tower on our campus which provides a nice monthly check. I guess if I switch it could help the cause and help keep that tower there.

    Of course another benefit would be fantastic coverage - but then again - at our church campus we have high speed wireless in all of our 4 buildings and I have always been connected to that, as I do at home, which is why I never even get to 1G of data a month.

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    Hook Professional Daydreamer

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    I was just informed that my Nexus 4 is shipping. I even have a UPS tracking number, although UPS doesn't have it in their system yet. I'm hoping for a Friday delivery, but won't know until UPS has it. :)
     

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