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Old 07-27-2016, 10:54 AM   #11
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Based strictly on coverage, Verizon....

Based on cost, customer service, contract loopholes, the need to buy new chargers every time you upgrade, etc? They all are bad! ��
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Old 07-27-2016, 10:56 AM   #12
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We use NET10 phones that use AT&T towers. AT&T is hated by most of their customers. They are slow to give latest tech upgrades to their customers, i.e. Android 6.0.

AT&T coverage is okay but we also have a StraightTalk wifi hotspot that uses Verizon towers. This way, we almost always have coverage, both voice and internet.

NET 10 has bring your own phone programs and we pay $85 per month for two phones, unlimited talk, text and 5GB each with no contract on either phone or hotspot. Both are 4G LTE.

You can download Google Hangouts. For free, you get a 2nd phone number for your phone and it will make calls over wifi. With Hangouts, you can also call Canada and Mexico for free.

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Old 07-27-2016, 11:04 AM   #13
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In the city AT&T and Verizon are both great but when camping Verizon kills AT&T for us.
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Old 07-27-2016, 11:08 AM   #14
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We travel at times with friends from Reno during the summer months and have been places out here on many occasions, especially up in the Sierra's, where our Verizon works but their AT&T service does not.

It's never been the other way.

In the winter months we are down in the SW and have never had a problem with Verizon service.
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Old 07-27-2016, 11:31 AM   #15
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All depends on where you are at. We have ATT phones and iPads and a Verizon Mifi. I buy data for either the iPads or Mifi depending on where I'm going.
Currently at St. Mary, MT at east entrance to Glacier and have no ATT service but strong Verizon signal. We also like to camp at Montauk SP in MO and the situation is reversed.

Also use a Wilson Sleek extender and outside antenna for those areas where signal is marginal.
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Old 07-27-2016, 12:28 PM   #16
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We're in process of switching from T-Mobile (13 years) to Verizon. Issue I have with T-Mobile is that you only get 50mb roaming data a month, that goes really quick, then if want more costs $s, used to have unlimited roaming with T-Mobile for 10 years, but they changed that few years ago, Arrgh!
Planning a lengthy trip in September and want coverage we missed on our last long trip...

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Larry, I've been with T-Mobile since they were Voicestream. Whenever they have changed something I didn't like or caused an issue for me I simply call and they grandfather me in to my previous plans. Their coverage isn't as great as Verizon (which I use for work) but their customer service is top notch.
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Old 07-27-2016, 12:28 PM   #17
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Was just down to the local VERIZON store today getting a password thing straightened out... Hearing we grandfathered types are getting another penalty rate fee next month. As you recall they just did a $20 per additional cell phone line that has unlimited data on it. Now it is going to $50 a phone next month...

About time we all went back to the GIBBS PHONES I think...

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We have a Verizon hotspot and have never been to a place where it didn't work. Our AT&T phones have been out of service at several of those places. My vote is for Verizon by far.
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What irritates me about these providers is, they offer "newbies" this super fantastic deal to get them to sign with them. But ream the loyal customers that have been with them for 20 years for 3-4 times as much. Just doesn't seem right. Shouldn't the loyal customers be the ones that get the crazy discount???
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What irritates me is when an OP starts a thread looking for information and then some of the replying posts start straying away from the original topic....in this case the OP was asking
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who has the best cell phone coverage?
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