Best cell phone provider 48 states?

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  1. Moon_beam

    Moon_beam Medium Load Member

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    Netflix was apparently working for these guys when they were running across Wyoming. Just ask them what they were using....

     
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  3. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    Most driving too fast for conditions
     
  4. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    All 48 big boy. That's why I wouldn't have anything other than Verizon.
     
  5. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    There's a dead spot for about 10 miles around Junction for data. Still have phone.

    Used to be a spot on 29 in Iowa around the middle of the state where there was nothing, not even phone.

    Other than that, it's bullet proof.
     
  6. MysticHZ

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    I 70 Utah west of the US 6 junction. I 80 Wyoming west of the US 30 junction. Spotty on the I 79 tollway in WV. Sometimes drops when you cross state lines. And I 72 in Western Illinois from the MO border to just before Springfield.

    To be fair though I had problems with all those areas and then some on ATT also. Overall Verizon's customer service is better than ATTs.

    I have T mobile for my data and use VZ as my backup. With a few exceptions I'll lose T mobile before I lose VZ.

    I've worked for all 3 companies and VZ has better control over their network. I had ATT when I started driving only because I was still getting the employee discount from when they laid me off. Their spotty service and crappy customer service finally pissed me off enough to switch to VZ, where I get a retiree discount.
     
  7. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    It's just not a whole lot of difference in money.

    Two phones. Unlimited everything is like $124 month.
     
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    I've had good luck with Verizon. I was going to switch companies, but with the other 2 lines phones not being paid off it was cheaper to stay. I switched phones from a Motorola to a Samsung and found service where I thought Verizon didn't have service before.
     
  9. 88228822

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    I went from Verizon prepaid to ATT prepaid. IME, ATT is cheaper and better. Mostly run TX to NE, some SE.
     
  10. Lucky12

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    Verizon has most coverage AT&T is second. There are a multitude of areas where Verizon has coverage and AT&T doesn't. There are also a few areas where AT&T has the coverage with no Verizon.

    If you really want to expand your coverage area, buy one of these cell phone boosters:

    Cell Phone Boosters for Trucks | Signal Amplifiers | weBoost

    They really do work, I have one of the first gen ones. They won't create a signal where none exists, but if you are bouncing from weak signal to no signal it will pump that up to 2 or 3 bars.
     
  11. bigkev1115

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    About the only places that Verizon won t work for me is some South Central parts of Texas, I 94 east of Glendive, MT to Wibaux, MT/ND line. And down US 191 through Yellowstone
     
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