I'm changing jobs soon and will need to get my own phone and cell carrier. I live in Boston, MA and want to buy a Nexus 4. Looking at carrier option, it seems like someone like Straight Talk
would be a good option, especially since I'd be bringing my own device.
My only concern is if the service quality of the service. With Straight Talk, for example, I'd be on AT&T's GSM network in Boston, I think. I have friends who have AT&T service and they say it's fine, but I wonder if as an MVNO customer I'd get second-tier access or service.
I'm essentially wondering if there's some kind of a catch here that pays for offering connectivity at lower pricing. I've read this previous
thread and people are generally positive but I thought I'd check again specifically on service quality.
Do any mefites use these kinds of prepaid providers? If so, how good is your coverage and service access?