Which cell phone carrier for trucks tops, OTR?

Discussion in 'Cellular - Voice - Data' started by Rottweiler John, Nov 7, 2022.

  1. Rottweiler John

    Rottweiler John Bobtail Member

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    What cellphone provider is actually the best for OTR drivers? I've heard a lot of people say Verizon, but a T-Mobile commercial said they cover 96% of interstate miles whereas Verizon focuses on covering cities. I do realize that commercials are not necessarily reliable. That's why I'm hoping to get some better information here.
     
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  3. Terlingua

    Terlingua Medium Load Member

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    I use both and have found that combination to work the best. My phone is dual SIM, so I have a Verizon plan and T-Mobile through Mint. There are some areas, like I-10 in far West Texas, where T-Mobile has much better coverage. Overall though, I find Verizon to have the stronger signal in most places, especially cities, as you mention.
     
  4. beastr123

    beastr123 Road Train Member

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    Also T-Mobile had poor coverage in western states like WY, ND, SD and MT when off the interstates by more than 10 miles or so. I found that a pay as you go T-Mobile and a Verizon standard plan meant I had connectivity over almost all of the 48 and Canada.
     
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