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Difference Between T-Mobile and Verizon

Networks today are a necessity like the air we breathe and so ubiquitous that we often don’t realize they are there. We rely on networks for everything, from communicating to working to entertaining. In fact, we are so dependent on networks these days that without it, even for a day, life would be very inconvenient. The trend is only increasing as networks become more and more powerful every day. But what was once a middle class convenience is now a necessity. The communication network today spans the entire world reaching into cities and villages with equal ease. It remains largely in the hands of the private sector. T-Mobile and Verizon are the two largest and dominant cell phone carriers in America. We present a head-to-head comparison of T-Mobile and Verizon based on pricing, network coverage, plans, and other factors to see who the winner is.

 

What is T-Mobile?

T-Mobile is one of the largest network service providers in the United States and a fully-owned mobile communication subsidiary of the German telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom AG. With more than 100 million subscribers worldwide, T-Mobile is the sixth-largest network service provider in the world and the third largest in the United States. The company traces its roots back to 1994 when it started as VoiceStream Wireless. After spinning off from parent company Western Wireless in 1999, it merged with Deutsche Telekom AG in 2001, becoming T-Mobile USA in 2002. Deutsche Telekom AG is the largest telecommunications provider in Europe. T-Mobile was ranked number one in Customer Service Satisfaction by Nielsen in 2017. As of 2016, T-Mobile provided wireless communications services including voice, message, and data to the millions of customers worldwide.

 

What is Verizon?

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless-communications service provider in the United States, offering cellular telephone service and wireless products and services to a broad range of businesses, government agencies, and individuals. Headquartered in New York City, Verizon Wireless is a fully owned subsidiary of Verizon Communications which was founded as Bell Atlantic. In 1997, the company was officially named Bell Atlantic Corporation and after its merger with GTE in 2000, which was touted as one of the biggest mergers in the business history of the United States, it was renamed to Verizon Wireless. Vodafone, which controlled GTE at the time of the merger, owned 45% while the remaining 55% of the entity was owned by Bell Atlantic. After the acquisition of Alltel Corp. in the early 2009, Verizon Wireless became the largest wireless service provider in the United States.

 

Difference between T-Mobile vs. Verizon

Basics of T-Mobile vs. Verizon

 – T-Mobile is one of the largest network service providers in the United States and a fully-owned mobile communication subsidiary of the German telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom AG, the largest telecommunications provider in Europe. 

Headquartered in New York City, Verizon Wireless is a fully owned subsidiary of Verizon Communications and the largest wireless-communications service provider in the United States, delivering on its promise of creating a digital world.

Network Coverage for T-Mobile and Verizon

While both T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless are the biggest network service providers in the US with the most subscribers worldwide, Verizon wields the most comprehensive network, covering more areas in the US. Being the largest wireless-communications service provider in the United States, Verizon delivers the most reliable network coverage across the country, providing services to a broad range of consumers including individuals, businesses, and government agencies.

T-Mobile, on the other hand, trails far behind Verizon in terms of 3G/4G network coverage.

Pricing for T-Mobile verses Verizon 

Verizon may be the largest wireless service provider in the country. T-Mobile has the better pricing plans with a fewer restrictions and the right combo of extras and add-ons. The base unlimited plan of T-Mobile starts at only $70 per month, which is $5 cheaper than the Verizon’s Go Unlimited plan. Plus T-Mobile won’t slow you down unless you reach the 50 GB limit, whereas Verizon starts clamp you down at 22 GB. However, Verizon’s 5 GB plan for individuals for $55 per month is one of the most preferred plans for individuals. T-Mobile is the clear winner in terms of pricing and plan selection.

Customer Service for T-Mobile and Verizon

Both Verizon and T-Mobile are deep neck-and-neck in the competition in nearly every category, including customer service. However, T-Mobile is winning over a lot of customers, thanks to its service-oriented team of experts program, which readily connects customers with the support team the minute they call in. While both the companies provide top-notch customer support, T-Mobile is a little ahead in the game when it comes to customer interaction, whether on phone or via social networking platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Device Selection in T-Mobile and Verizon

It’s easier to switch carriers now, especially with the availability of unlocked devices. Well, in terms of device selection, both T-Mobile and Verizon offer a great selection of mobile phones, including the latest flagships from Apple, Samsung, and others. Verizon, being the largest wireless service provider, shines in the premium phone segment as the only carrier to sell Google’s flagship Pixel phones. T-Mobile, on the other hand, excels in the budget phone segment with an extensive selection of under $200 phones.

T-Mobile vs. Verizon: Comparison Chart

 

Summary of T-Mobile vs. Verizon

Verizon, being the largest network provider in the United States, wields the most comprehensive network, covering more areas than any other network carrier in the US. So, if you’re looking for the best network performance with increased data speeds, then you should go with the Verizon. The best value plans and stellar customer support make T-Mobile one of the most preferred customer-oriented network providers in the US. And T-Mobile sets the standards on extras and add-ons for its valuable customers. With such generous offerings, T-Mobile clearly heads the competition in terms of customer benefits. 

 

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