Best cell phone company for OTR

Discussion in 'Cellular - Voice - Data' started by Git_R_Done, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. Git_R_Done

    Git_R_Done Bobtail Member

    Oct 25, 2008
    Maricopa, Arizona
    What is the best cell phone provider for OTR drivers? who has the best coverage I want to get a phone so when I go OTR but want one that is going to get the job done
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  2. MM71

    MM71 Medium Load Member

    Jun 28, 2008
    I have sprint. I have a true, deep, spiteful hatred for sprint. But, their unlimited talk, data, roaming plan is only $100 bucks a month. I've never been hit on over usage tethering my phone to the laptop (lots of watching tv on hulu, forums, online banking, etc). Every carrier has dead zones. Going with a plan that has free roaming is a must if you plan on being on the phone a lot.

    The majority of drivers that I know have AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. Happiest are usually AT&T, but they are also have the highest bills.
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  3. junkyardhound

    junkyardhound Light Load Member

    Jan 30, 2009
    lost in space
    Check out boostmobile,saw a handbill of theirs 50.00 a month unlimited talk ect. no contract ,dont know about coverage!!I might go that way as soon as my contract w/ verizon is up , tired of contracts.I think they have a website let us know what you find!!
  4. Lilbit

    Lilbit Road Train Member

    Aug 4, 2008
    Let me check my logbook
    We are with US Cellular, and had very little problems with them while hubby was on the road.
  5. ssbowles

    ssbowles Heavy Load Member

    Sep 27, 2007
    High Desert,CA
    I had AT&T...real good service most everywhere, but got real tired of the company when they bought Cingular. Now have Verizon...good service, and good luck with the company so far. I have unlimited minutes, $99 a month.
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  6. squirrellsgnwild

    squirrellsgnwild Medium Load Member

    true its 50$ and no contract, but as the ol saying goes "the more you pay the better the product/service is." I have boost and to say the least im not to happy with their cell coverage, but im using their pay as you use it.

    If you can get past the bad customer service then verizon, atnt, or sprint might not be too bad
  7. LoneSnake

    LoneSnake Light Load Member

    Dec 13, 2008
    Well, for me I find Verizon is the best, because where I am, it's the only cell carrier that gets service on a regular basis
  8. Red Fox

    Red Fox Road Train Member

    Jan 26, 2009
    Acworth, Ga.
    I'll have to be using T-mobile (who is a ripoff) since it's my wife's carrier, and it has free T to T calling and free nights. Less money for another phone than to get a different carrier.
    \Anyone know about their coverage?
  9. Roadmedic

    Roadmedic Road Train Member

    Apr 4, 2007

    Google it and got it
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  10. MM71

    MM71 Medium Load Member

    Jun 28, 2008
    Boost Mobile is Sprint/NEXTEL. It only uses nextel IDEN networks, no roaming. If you are not in their service network ... you are SOL. I guess you could have a pay by the minute works everywhere phone, and boost ...

    Also remember that using broadband on your phone is a great tool (when you can tether your phone to a computer) ... and is in my mind truely worth a few extra bucks a month.
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2009
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