What’s the best/cheapest way to ‘try’ a new carrier?

Posted Apr 17, 2013 at 12:02 pm in Threads > Opinions

I was on Verizon until I switched 9 months ago to Page Plus Cellular. I am very happy with the service and really don’t have any complaints. I am interested in trying out a new prepaid service using the T-Mobile network. I’m very familiar with all the big ones and the only thing holding me back is the quality of service where I live.

I live in Orange County, CA and have friends that use TMO no problem, and others that have nothing but problems. Some of the time its hard to tell if someone is just using a messed up phone, or if the service for them is really bad.

My question is: What is the best/cheapest way for me to try out a decent Android phone using some TMobile MVNO to see if the service works for me? I don’t really have $200 to throw at a phone in hopes it might work well for me on that service.

I’m currently using my 3 year old Droid X, and I REALLY need to get a newer phone soon, hence the reason I’m now considering switching to a GSM prepaid service.