Is it a good idea to switch from AT&T to Sprint?

Episode 972 (1:59:36)

Tom from Redondo Beach, CA

Tom wants to switch from AT&T to Sprint for LTE. Leo says that depending on how good the coverage is, Sprint LTE is a great option because it's unlimited. Sprint is being very aggressive in competing with both AT&T and Verizon. Tom is thinking about getting a cheap tablet from AT&T, then cancel it to go to Sprint. It'll cost him less and he'll get a new phone and a tablet, plus make $25. Leo says to read the fine print on that, though.

Will Sprint do simultaneous Voice and data? Leo says not yet, but it's coming. Everyone is moving to that. He's worried that while he's on the phone he won't get texts or emails. Leo says Tom will get texts, but not email until after the phone call is over. If he's online and the phone rings, Leo says it just will bump him off in favor of the phone call. Leo says it's really not a big deal because he'd rarely have to use both at the same time.

Leo says that his scheme is probably more trouble than it's worth. The $99 tablet is likely to be junk. Considering he can buy a superior Nexus 7 for $199, why deal with it?