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Old 02-22-2013, 08:27 AM   #21
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US Cellular runs their own towers where they do business (limited regionally across the US) and when you are not in those regions they use 3G verizon towers to connect you through whats called roaming. So if it is in fact cheaper and you dont need 4G speeds on data then it may be the best of both worlds if you arent being charged for roaming.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:58 AM   #22
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I have straight talk with the samsung proclaim($149 at walmart) I pay 45 per month for unlimited talk, text and internet, cannot set up wireless station with it tho. and it uses nothing but verizon towers. good android phone and great service.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:48 AM   #23
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We have AT&T and have only come across a couple areas in our travels that didn't have service, at least in places where we've stayed. Been through areas of no service of any kind. I have 5 seperate iphone lines w/ data plans and unlimited texting, I'm not even going to mention how much my bill is a month.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:57 AM   #24
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We now are back to US Cellular and have the mobile hot spot. Have not had a chance to use it yet on our travels but at home the hot spot does work. If you have a phone signal you can use the hot spot and have internet.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:30 AM   #25
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We have AT&T. On house, tv, Internet , cell

I have Verizon on wireless card
I'm in DFW in Texas .. Mostly these 2 works well
T mobile has some bad spots , if you go off the beaten path for sure

We camp in broken bow ok and AT&T was the will winner there , my Verizon would not connect There ... We would go to town at macdonalds to use wireless

I believe it depends what part of the state or country your in , as to how the system works?

There all to e expensive .
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:13 AM   #26
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Kind of the exception here, we have had Sprint for 15 years now. We use a lot of data and have 3 lines. I price compare every time contract comes up, and we save right $100.00 per month over Verizon. A little more if we went ATT, but there data plans really don't get there anyway.

I have noticed with Sprint that so long as you are in site of a major highway or city, you are fine. However, since the roaming is included, we never actually go without service.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:16 AM   #27
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Does any body remember who Verizon was before it was Verizon, 1997 is when I bought my first cell phone and at that time the service was going from analog to digital, so from 1997 to now I have had the same service and it is Verizon.
Yes it was called Air Touch!!! I have had the same service as well since 95.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:35 PM   #28
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Does any body remember who Verizon was before it was Verizon, 1997 is when I bought my first cell phone and at that time the service was going from analog to digital, so from 1997 to now I have had the same service and it is Verizon.
well it depend on your location up here in northern Indiana it was 360 communications the altel then Verizon. when Verizon came they consisted of a lot of smaller companies nationwide
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:54 PM   #29
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Traveling mostly throughout GA & FL...DW gets much better reception w/Verizon than I do w/ AT&T ( I'm too lazy to switch to Verizon but want too)



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Old 02-22-2013, 04:35 PM   #30
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:03 PM   #31
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I've used Verizon for a long time and it worked in northern montana last summer where others didn't. My father-in -law is an over the road truck driver all 48 states and parts of canada and he uses verizon because of the coverage.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:06 PM   #32
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Cell one became verizon - cant't remember the year. Over time they have aquied everyone they could.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:24 PM   #33
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I had cellular one in 1990 which changed like 3 times before it became Verizon. My phone in 1990 was the size of toaster and I think I had a 30 minute plan.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:04 PM   #34
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well it depend on your location up here in northern Indiana it was 360 communications the altel then Verizon. when Verizon came they consisted of a lot of smaller companies nationwide
I can see that location has had a lot to do with it with everyone posting from all over the country at the time I was living in MD and working in DC so I guess it was Bell Atlantic in this area....
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:24 PM   #35
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We use AT&T. We could use it even in Newfoundland. Boyfriend sails on the Great Lakes. He can get service several hours even outside of Duluth, Staits area and way up into the Seaway, above Copper Harbor and before he gets to Whitefish Bay out on Lake Superior. Great service. One thing we have found out having used various services, it really depends on your phone.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:28 AM   #36
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:30 AM   #37
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We've had Verizon for several years, only found one area (so far) in TX that had NO coverage. However, we're considering "Straight Talk" because there's no tax collected, no contract, same coverage areas, more texts and minutes for a lot less $$$$.
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:42 AM   #38
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I have had TracFone for years and I really like it (because I'm cheap, and I don't use my cell phone much). I get service in many areas that my wife's iPhone doesn't (it uses virgin moble no-contract).

I can get a whole year of service for $99. Sometimes I do have to add some minutes before the year is up if I get chatty.

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Verizon, I work for them afterall
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