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Cell phone service: Best, worst, etc.?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Pulitzer Wannabe, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. Penny for everyone's thoughts on reception, reliability, etc. of the various providers?
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I prefer the Mitochondrial Telephone Co.

    But those damn Golgi bodies keep interfering with service.
  3. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    1. Verizon
    2. Verizon
    3. Verizon

    According to most of the online reviews, Verizon is far and away the best provider.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I've had sprint for eight years... no gripes, no problems...
  5. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I had Verizon for about four years and had no complaints.

    I switched to AT&T (it was Cingular at the time, actually) because I wanted a Blackberry Pearl, and so far it's service has been fine. Maybe not quite as good as Verizon, but still good enough that it's not something I ever complain about.
  6. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Active Member

    I know a number of people on Verizon who have issues with text messages and voice mails -- they find out about them hours or days after they've received them.

    I've been with T-Mobile for years and couldn't be happier. I had AT&T before that and wouldn't go back to them if they had Steve Jobs personally deliver a new iPhone to my house.
  7. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    I've had US Cellular for 6-7 years now and have had no problems.
  8. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    I've always had Verizon, and my service has been great.
  9. bagelchick

    bagelchick Active Member

    I have Verizon, but that's only because it's a company phone.
    Generally it's fine, although from time to time I don't get voice mails for several days. In fact, I had two people tell me they left voice mails for me over the weekend, and I still haven't got them.

    Also, from time to time calls won't show up as "missed" and I'll check my messages and low and behold there will be a v/m from someone.

    Verizon works for me because all my friends and family have it so the free Verizon-to-Verizon calls is nice.
  10. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    Never had a problem with Verizon. As bagelchick said, the Verizon-to-Verizon calls are free - which is a plus - and the text messages between Verizon users are, for a small fee, unlimited.

    I've never had a problem with missing texts or voicemails, or at least getting them long after they're due to arrive, unless I'm in an area with no reception (i.e. underground, at a game, etc.) I've had the service for five years and counting.
  11. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Active Member

    check the coverage maps in your area or where you plan to be the most. Some companies have more towers than others in certain areas, so that could impact things. The maps are usually pretty easy to find on the companies' Web sites.
  12. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Verizon all the way.
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