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Old 12-09-2015, 06:43 AM
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Default Anybody use a small cellular carrier?

I've had it with ATT. Any of you using a smaller carrier like Consumer Cellular or Cricket or the like? Any recommendations?
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Old 12-09-2015, 06:50 AM
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cricket, love it but it's not a small carrier... it's at&t
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None of the smaller guys own their own network. I have friends on the boat who have the smaller providers and outside of major highways or metro areas the reception is poof. For example in Oriential, NC I have 3 bars with AT&T where my friend with T-Mobil has none to maybe one if she is lucky. Keep that in mind if you decide to switch.
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Verizon has better service than AT&T. Outside of those two you can expect signal loss on the reg unless you live, work, and never leave a big metroplex.
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Verizon has better service than AT&T. Outside of those two you can expect signal loss on the reg unless you live, work, and never leave a big metroplex.
Verizon is what I'm planning on. Just wanted some confirmation on my coverage suspicions. I live, work, and never ENTER a big metroplex!
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I had republic wireless for a while and like them, but then switched back to Verizon. The cool thing about RW was you could get a $10 a month plan with unlimited calling, but your data was restricted to wifi only. I had a $30 plan that gave me unlimited 3G coverage, and unlimited calling. They use the Sprint network.

Their 4G plan was $40. The catch was/is you pay for your phone outright up front. When i needed a new phone, the price was around $400, and when I compared the total cost over 2 years it was about the same.

RW: $400 + $40*24 = $1360

Verizon, same phone was $50 added a line to my wife's plan for $60 a month w/ data
$50 + $60*24 = $1490
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Verizon is what I'm planning on. Just wanted some confirmation on my coverage suspicions. I live, work, and never ENTER a big metroplex!
I have ATT and Verizon (personal and work). I live and work in the "big city" but I hunt nearly every weekend and spend a lot of time driving around in the middle of nowhere. I often find myself using the work phone (Verizon) to make personal calls when I'm out in BFE. They're both expensive, but if you don't like being frustrated with dropped calls I'd go with Verizon.

One weird thing I've noticed with the verizon phone though. I can't put it on speaker and use data/search google. I can do that with my ATT phone, both iPhones....... First world problems.
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I just started using Google Fi. It switches back and forth between Sprint and Tmobile networks. It is cheap. I rarely use my phone without Wifi.
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Check out Republic Wireless. Much lower cost than my old Verizon.
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Verizon's technology (CDMA) doesn't allow you to talk and use data at the same time. They are - however - migrating to LTE. Same technology as ATT. And you can talk and use data at the same time.

Cricket is owned by ATT and uses their towers.
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