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Who is your cell phone provider?
AT&T
37%
 37%  [ 9 ]
Verizon
37%
 37%  [ 9 ]
Sprint
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
T-Mobile
8%
 8%  [ 2 ]
Virgin Mobile
4%
 4%  [ 1 ]
Cricket
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Rogers
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Bell
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Other
12%
 12%  [ 3 ]
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:31 pm    Post subject: Who is your cell phone provider? Reply with quote

I've been with AT&T for the past 4 years. I'm thinking about switching to Sprint though. Simply based on pricing and unlimited data. So who do you guys use and why? I originally went with AT&T because they were the only one with the iPhone. I'm totally sick of them now. I would like to have Verizon, but their plans are just outrageous. I will admit that they have the best network though.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Used to be AT&T 5 years ago, but connections were challenging. T-Mobile for a year, my god the drops. Sprint for some is good, but from what I have heard in CA is localized to larger cities. Verizon has been by far the best all around for me, LA to Central Valley to Napa and all points in between. As you mentioned, you pay for that service.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have T-Mobile. I can't do business with AT&T anymore, and I despise Verizon so TM was my only real choice.

I wouldn't say I'm happy with them, but I'm not unhappy with them.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Virgin Mobile (on Sprint's network) with a cheap LG Android phone now. 1200 minutes with unlimited data and text for $40 a month. I think that represents one hell of a deal. The service is pretty solid around here as well. At least when it comes to voice.

My last provider was AT&T with an iPhone, but I dropped them when my contract was over. I just think that AT&T and Verizon are nickel and dimming everyone to death. And you're getting less and less for more money.

I don't know much about T-Mobile around these parts, but they do offer some compelling prepaid plans. In fact, I've been thinking about getting an unlocked Nexus from Google and using them. I'm just sort of waiting for this phone to die to give me a reason.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm on Verizon. Other than super high monthly fees and occasional billing issues, I really can't say anything bad about them. We have good voice and data service just about everywhere. Even in the rural mountains and valleys of Virginia.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T-Mobile monthly unlimited for $50. I'm not willing to get into a contract with any of these guys anymore. They are all a bunch of crooks as far as I'm concerned.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been with AT&T for about 10 years now, no major complaints. Service at my house sucks but neighbor has the big V and his sucks too. We sit slightly down in a pocket. We have two grandfathered unlimited plans if those go away we'll shop around.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Verizon. No one else around here does as well signal wise. In fact, sometimes friends with other providers have to borrow my phone. They have nothing.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been on Verizon for the past two years. They are way better than AT&T or Sprint in my book. Even though you seem to pay a slight premium for their services.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me it is about coverage. Data and voice plan pricing doesn't mean anything if you can't get a signal.

For me Verizon is good for being able to make a call. Not so good for data connections. Friends in the area (Pittsburgh suburbs) with AT&T seem to have better data but more dead zones where they can't make a call.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AT&T for home with two Android-based phones and Verizon at work with an iPhone. Out of the two providers, I would rather have AT&T. We seem to do much better with data. I mean, voice seems about the same on both networks. At least in the Atlanta area. New York actually seemed to be the other way around. I just wanted to kill AT&T at times.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a relatively new mobile user with minimal needs, I went with Koodo, which I believe only operates in Canada. No contract, $33/mo and my Samsung Galaxy Ace android phone was virtually free with Boxing Week deals. For my $33/mo, I get 150 free minutes, free calls in Canada and U.S. after 5 pm, 100 text minutes and about 25 mb data per month (I can access the 3G of my network on laptop via phone through bluetooth.). I'm pretty happy with it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fox wrote:
Samsung Galaxy Ace android phone.

I had to Google that one up.

I will tell you though. I think Samsung makes some really nice phones for all segments of the market. I sure couldn't be any happier with my Galaxy S2.

I've never heard of non-contract or pre-paid service that offers free calls after a certain hour or during the weekends. That's a pretty good deal!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Galaxy Ace is a low-end Galaxy, with a weaker processor. It's not the fastest phone on the block, but it is certainly good enough for anything I use it for. My biggest problem is difficulty hitting the right keys on the touchscreen keyboard, but that would be a problem for me on any smartphone. I don't know how these kids do it! Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fox wrote:
I don't know how these kids do it! Confused

I think it's because that's all they do Fox. Heck, some of them never even look up. They walk around the mall and shopping centers like zombies fixed to a screen. My wife and I talk about this all time. It's like they are zoned out of everything. We actually find this behavior to be rather sad. It's almost as if they are missing out on a real life and real world experiences. Not to mention taking in all that mother nature and their surroundings have to offer.
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