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realistically within reasonably populated areas all three are the same. I've used the Google MVNO for a long time because in Non-Covid times its the best deal internationally which was important to me, but I really should switch to T-Mobile - basically the same network but cheaper if you don't use a material amount of international data.

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Thanks all.  It might well be time to take the plunge and leave AT&T.  I just looked and it seems I'm paying about $100/month more than T-Mobile's top 55+ plan (2 lines @$35/mo, including taxes and fees).

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14 hours ago, hollywood said:

The question with T-Mobile is whether their rates will change after the Sprint merger.  I believe they agreed to hold their rates steady for 3 years after the merger.

We've had the same rate for years.  I don't believe they can change your rate if you're grandfathered in at a specific rate, unless you decide to change your plan.

Now my cable provider I'd like to kill. At some point I'll figure that out, but ain't happening till post-pan.

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T-Mobile's entire strategy is to blow up the market structure - they aren't raising prices anytime soon.  More likely you see competitors cut price.   Also # portability and no contracts means even if they do, you just switch back to AT&T or Verizon.

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Done.  Went today and switched over.  Since we're over 55, we got their discounted senior rate for the Magenta Max.  And they waived the activation fees, switched the SIM cards, coordinated the AT&T disconnect, did the set up with our current iPhones so that we kept our phone #s, etc. in about 45 minutes.  We walked out with phones working as they ever did.  Unless there's some hidden issue or cost, it looks like we'll be paying $90/month total for the 2 phones, taxes & fees included.  And the plan includes Canada/Mexico calls/data/text & also over 200 countries for data/text (including Italy & France - AT&T made us pay over $100/month/phone when we spent a month abroad).  And, free wi-fi on several airlines.  To cap it off, it will include (starting next month) free Netflix, enabling us to save the $13.99/mo. we're now paying.  

Hopefully, there won't be a shoe dropping.

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