Monday, January 30, 2006


Cell Phone help


Currently I have Sprint as my provider and an old samsung n400 as my phone. My contract is up and I am considering switching. I thought I would ask for some advice. I don't get Verizon here unfortunately. What cell provider do you use and why? What phone do you use and why? How much should I expect to pay?

I only need regular phone service, but I am thinking about trying something more exotic, like a high bandwith modem capable cell, or some other fun techno-toy. Thanks

What I did when searching for new cell phone service:

1) Look at all available services in my area, look at costs vs. services offered

2) Find someone with one of the other kinds of cell service and ask about a) dropped calls b) where those calls are dropped most often.

I'm moving away from Sprint as I can't get coverage at several key locations.

Some people worry about customer service. I use customer service about once a year. Coverage is more important, as I use that every day.
Good point. Thanks. My only other choice here seems to be US Cellular. I'll check them out.
US Cellular best met my needs, which may be different from yours. I don't talk on the phone much, so it doesn't really matter to me how many night or weekend minutes this or that plan offers. On the other hand, free incoming calls (when I'm not roaming) makes it safe to hand out my number freely. US Cellular's coverage is better in areas where I need it than Verizon's was.

-- Allan Beatty
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