At 03 Sep 2010 17:50:50 +0000 Bert Hyman wrote:
> I don't usually worry about roaming since I don't travel much, but I'm
> headed to the Outer Banks of North Carolina in a few weeks and checked
> coverage map at my.t-mobile.com for ZIP 27949.
> Right down the middle of that part of the OBX barrier island is a gray
> section, which seems to be neither as dark as the example for
> nor as white as the example for "None."
T-Mo's maps are messed up, or the legend is. That light grey is "no
coverage." When you zoom in, there's no white on the map. (The zoomed
out whole-country view seems to use white for no coverage.)
> Could someone else who might have better color perception than I have
> a look at the pre-paid coverage map for that ZIP code and tell me
Your color perception is fine. The guy who made the map, I'm not so sure.
> Do T-Mobile Pay As You Go pre-paid customers get to roam on AT&T
> anymore? A few years ago on the northern end of OBX (ZIP 27927), I
> coverage to be spotty at best, and was never offered roaming coverage.
T-Mo has never had "universal" roaming with AT&T. They've had roaming a
few select areas, but it's not a black and white question. In my almost
nine years with T-Mo, I only remember roaming on AT&T once, outside of
Omaha, NE. (Discounting the days back when Cingular and T-Mo shared
their New York and West Coast networks. My phone always said "Cingular"
in CA and NV back then, but technically that wasn't really roaming I
My guess is that you'll have no coverage in the area you mention, just as
the map says.
[Cue Steven or Larry to make a pitch for Page Plus, a prepaid reseller of
Verizon Wireless service...]