Originally Posted by Duane
Anyone else order a Nexus 4?
My contract with Verizon is up in January so I'm going to try the Nexus 4 and a prepaid plan like Straight Talk or the T-Mobile $30 Monthly 4G plan. The only hesitation I had was over the coverage but the T-mobile maps show my work and home locations both have solid reception.
It is sold out so I am waiting to buy one. I moved to Tmobile value plan waiting on my sim cards will get them here today or tomorrow. I bought my own phones no subside, I am the only one that uses data my wife and son will only use voice and text. I got them cheap unlocked touch screen phones to use and I bought a used HTC My Touch 4 to hold me over until the $350 goggle phones become available. I will probably by one in the spring or summer.
Tmobile uses HPSA 21 & 42 so the new phone will get 42 speed which is 4G.
So while the commercial brag about LTE coverage. Verzion is expensive they have a hybrid LTE network at this time. LTE burns thru the battery in nothing flat. With their one size plan that does not fit all it would jack my cellphone bill up 40% even with a 22% discount.
Instead I bailed on Verzion and will get a 10% discount on tmobile and knock my cellphone bill with 3 lines down to about $63 a month.
I will deal with whatever coverage issues come my way at this point. Hell of late when i have traveled in Scouts my verizon has sucked. If I am in a big city I am golden if I am in the middle of Nowhere Colorado, Arkansas and remote locations in Texas (ex. Bandera) I get crap coverage.