Verizon has lost it's only advantage over T-Mobile. I had suspected so much but just received confirmation from one of my colleagues. Interestingly, when T-Mobile first began their "Un-Carrier" initiatives, Verizon and AT&T totally ignored them, implying that TM was a "second tier" carrier and not worthy of comparing.
There was never any doubt which carrier has been the innovator responsible for changing the wireless landscape. After all T-Mobile was the carrier responsible for all of the below...
-Eliminating those annoying two year Contracts by eliminating device subsidies.
-First Carrier to introduce native voIP wifi dialing over 8 years ago.
-Eliminated Data Overage Charges with Throttling once you exceeded your 4G allocation.
-Eliminated Global Data and Texting costs in 140 countries making this totally FREE.
-Reduced Voice Roaming costs from as high as $6 per minute to only $0.20 per minute in 140 countries.
-Eliminated Shared Data plans by Offering totally Unlimited 4G data while other carriers phased it out.
-Introduced Music Freedom which meant music does not count against your data allocation.
-Introduced BINGE-ON Free SD 4G LTE Video Streaming without limits
-Introduced "Data Stash" allowing unused data to roll over to the following month if not used.
-Introduced Mexico and Canada as FREE local service with no roaming or long Distance toll call charges.
-Introduced extended range LTE and voLTE
-Introduced a program offering FREE wifi boosters and now, 4G LTE boosters.
-Introduced FREE SMS messaging and FREE Wifi through GOGO when flying on Airplanes
-Introduced "Get Thanked" which is Free cool stuff for all TM subscribers on Tuesdays @T-MobileTuesdays.
-Eliminated all taxes, PUC fees, carrier recovery fees and all other annoying fees so...
For regular global travelers, it gets even better. The below One Plus and One Plus International super charge your plan with faster speeds and a lot of other cool features and functionality.
If you are still with AT&T or Sprint, why?
Contact me and I will take you out of your misery.
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Joel Saltzman has over twenty years of wireless industry experience. He is currently CEO and Chief Wireless Analyst for Dr Wireless.