Non-Big 3 Cell Carrier

Snowy

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Hi,
I've always been wrary of the "discount" carriers (non- AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile), but in an effort to cut my monthly expenses, I'm looking at various options. Specifically, I'm looking at Spectrum Mobile (Verizon) and Mint Mobile (T-Mobile)... Does anyone have experience with either of these? If so, how is it? What would I be losing by switching from AT&T to one of these lower-cost service providers?

Thanks
 

LazyGamer

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I'm 'experiencing' Spectrum Mobile at the moment.

Suffice it to say, it may run across Verizon's network, but I've had numerous instances where having what appears to be decent signal coverage and not having things work.

Was previously on Google Fi, which while nice when running Pixel phones, was all that I expected T-Mobile to be.

I don't have an answer for you. IMO, they all suck in their own ways.
 

Space_Ranger

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The discount players are now starting to include in their advertising that their traffic over the big-boys network is being de-prioritized. While you may be on a Verizon network with Spectrum, you'll see less performance. You get what you pay for though. If those edge cases where things are just slower for you are fine, then make the switch. Lazy said it best though. They all suck in their own ways..
 

Snowy

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Thanks. I am considering giving Mint a try for 3 months to see... Even if the network gets de-prioritized on occasion, I find it hard to believe it will be so often that it would justify the $80 premium/month I'm paying AT&T.
 
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