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T-Mobile Personal Coverage Check

Discussion in 'T-Mobile Forum' started by Matt, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. M in LA

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    And Wiggy, you know for a fact now that the map is not lying. You saw the full bars on my T-Mobile phone.

    I'm glad to know that T-Mobile is strong in the Phoenix area. If I move out there, at least I'll know I have coverage.
     
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    yep... quite impressed am I!!!:cool:
     
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    Where I am....it shows fair coverage....with a shade darker being just west of me. I still get no service.....and no roaming agreement yet either :(

    Oh yeah.....why does it ask me if I am a retail/sales person when I go to the map? Are those people getting different maps than us?
     

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    I've been wondering the same thing. Maybe Matt can give us the answer.
     
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    Shizam, based on the map you provided I don't know why you don't have service. I don't think roaming is an issue based on your map, but I don't know your zip code so I am only guessing.

    The question about being a retail rep on the compass map tool is so TM can track the usage of compass by their employees. They want every new customer to be shown a PCC map of their area before they sign up with TM.
     
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    Ahhhh....I see.

    Also....I sent you a PM :cool2:
     
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    Got your PM. Checking for a potential answer, but if you truly have "no service" that would not match up with T-Mobile's generally conservative coverage maps.
     
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    Thank you sir for checking.
     
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    Im a loyal T mobile customer I moved from Florida (great service) to The eastern shore of virginia (Cingular Roaming) For 8 months roaming hasnt been a problem. for the last 8 days tho I have been unable to make or revieve calls. I select the cingular network and Im prompted with a message saying No Access to the network??? 8 days now the run around through t mobiles departments and still no answer. Is there something that happened and they wont tell me? I like T mobile and I want to keep it I just cant wait forever. So any insight on this problem would be greatly appreciated...
     
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    Based on what you're saying:
    "prompted with a message saying No Access to the network"
    T-Mobile Discontinued Roaming Agreements w/ Cingular on this Area.
     
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    "prompted with a message saying No Access to the network"
    This means that the Tower is working Fine since the Phone is seeing it, you are just barred from using it.
    You can ask T-Mobile to let you off the Contract since they have no Coverage unless they Agree to a New Roaming Agreement in this Area.
     
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    Looks like T-Mobile terminated the roaming agreeement with Cingular in the area- they will have to let you out of your contract if they can't provide service then.
     
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    Also, ask for your phone's SIM unlock code as (before) you leave T-Mobile. Once your present phone is unlocked, you could use a Cingular SIM in it. T-Mobile (and Cingular) will only give the SIM unlock code to current customers.

    COtech
     
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    T mobile must have signed the contract :) There worth waiting for, 2 weeks is kinda long tho.
     
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    The PCC maps will include 850 roaming tomorrow.
     
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    Thanks for the info, Matt. I will take a good look at the map now to see what's changed with it tomorrow. I hope that the addition of 850 will make them a great competition to Cingular's ALLOVER network. :D With the cheap prices and coverage comparable to Cingular, it's a no brainer IMO.
     
  17. WiggyFife

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    I beared witness to this as we ran coverage checks whilst lbMike was in town a while back!!! TMobile seems to be getting their act together!!!

    It may be worthwhile for me to check them out in about a year and a half...:browani:
     
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    I'm taking back my earlier statement, lol. DON'T LEAVE VERIZON. ;)
     
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    It would take alot to get me to leave VZW as a whole, but I'm just saying that as a worthy back-up, TMo impressed me a whole bunch more since I saw the coverage results on both- (well 3 w/ Cing) phones!!!

    It sounds like yours and my results are the same between AZ & UT. VZW rocks, & Cing... not so much!!!:eek:
     
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    I would chose T-Mobile over Cingular any day, coverage wise, here in UT. They have done an incredible job enhancing their network here.
     
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    Here too!!! The PCC has improved at my house immensely- (allegedly)!!!:D
     
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    The 850 coverage is up, and it is a different color (well, shade) than other roaming so you can tell the difference.
     
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    is it just on the coverage map itself, or the PCC??? Guess I'll check it out!!! Thanks...:)
     
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    not much change in my neighborhood, according to the PCC...
     
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    Wow, T-Mo is doing a great job expanding their native coverage and roaming agreements. T-Mobile is now on par with Cingular, roaming wise, in a lot of areas.
     
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    It shows coverage again today.
     
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    Thanks Matt! Nice feature, wish all carrier's had it! I had checked my area in over a year ago...then again just recently...still in the very pale-green area in-between fair and fair to good. (sigh!) Unfortunately in my neighborhood of Adam's Point in Oakland, CA. is kind of a black hole for most carrier's...even my VZW phone just get's 2 bars. When I tried T-Mobile a year or so ago, I barely held on to 1-bar...and that was near a window! The only carrier that does well is Cingular, but I'd rather be with T-Mobile, darn it! :mad: The area I live is a lot of Apt. building's and condo's with a few homes dotted in-between...guess there's not a lot of places to put a tower. Who would I talk or write to @ T-Mobile to get a tower placed closer to where I live to improve the signal? If that were so, I'd drop VZW in a hot minute and sign up with T-Mobile! A darn good company...some of the best customer service I ever received...and that was even when I cancelled after the 15-day's! They couldn't have been nicer! Thanks in advance for any suggestions on who to contact.
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    Is this where you live? That's really not that bad.......(on the map at least). It's comparable to what I get in metro DC.

    As for who to contact, you might want to ask your local store, but it's hard to say. As a customer, sometimes you have more luck sending them emails but there are no guarantees.
     

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    Matt...Close! That was pretty good guess with no street coordinates!! :) I'm actually just a couple of street's over to the left of the "X". The map you pulled up looks better than the one I did...the green looks "darker"! Well, maybe I should give them a try again...that 1500 peak special for $49 is pretty inviting! But guess I gotta decide before the 12th or 14th (?) before that promo goes away.
    Thanks Again! :D
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    I use http://www.compass.t-mobile.com and answer "no" when you are asked if you area TM rep. That site is a bit easier to use, but the information is exactly the same as http://www.t-mobile.com/coverage

    I just googled the area you mentioned - there's a B&B at the X - it was the first result ;)

    IMO (I've been a TM customer for 6 years) a coverage map like that one is worth a try (if that is your only concern). The plan ends on the 12th. You can always return it.
     
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