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Flipmode Master 04-09-07 09:08 PM

Best Cell Phone Service?
 
Don't you dare say Cingular...its killing me...sometimes I get texts from people from other networks..sometimes I don't. I can't get a solid signal inside the building I work in and in some classes on campus...I have a Go Phone...so I can swicth right now if I want...ANY IDEAS...who has the best service? :shrug

VDeal 04-09-07 09:28 PM

Consumer Reports pretty much said that Cingular sucks the big one. They rate Verizon as best, Nextell and TMobile as close behind. I have TMobile and it has been fine, rarely it drops a call.

ATotalBIATCH 04-09-07 10:58 PM

I'm happy with Sprint seldom droped calls, I like my plan and the price. I also get a discount with my employer. :)

shelden 04-10-07 07:41 AM

We've had Verizon for 5-6 years...never any trouble, outside of some billing problems at the very beginning of our service that took a month to resolve. Since then, everything has been smooth sailing, with no dropped calls or signal problems. My family in Florida has Verizon service, too, and likes it better than the Sprint service they used to have.

TexasNative 04-10-07 10:05 AM

I have had Sprint since 2000. Like it. Although recently I've missed several calls because the phone doesn't ring.... even when I have several bars of signal strength. Go figure. :shrug

njlovesthespurs 04-10-07 10:16 AM

ive been with sprint since 1998!!!!

love it. never would leave it.

my hubby left sprint...went to t-mobile...then came back and agreed...SPRINT IS THE BEST.

TexasPandaMama 04-10-07 10:32 AM

We have sprint. I have never missed a call. I got a couple of voicemail messages a few hours after they were left once, but they fixed it I guess, it hasn't happened in a few months. PLUS all of my family is on Sprint and a lot of our friend and the network is just huge! So we rarely get anywhere to using up all of the minutes that we share with my sister in law and brother in law. I think they pay 165 for 1500 minutes and 3 lines... I think.

Oh the only place I can't get a signal is in Sam's.

Spurfan15 04-10-07 10:44 AM

I use Verizon and find it to be pretty good coverage wise. They do have one of the largest coverage areas of any provider and pretty good customer support. If however, you like to use lots of phone features or anything, 1) Verizon's phone selection is terrible in comparison to AT&T's (Cingular) and 2) Verizon is notorious about locking out built in features like bluetooth file transfer so you have to pay them for their add-on feature. It seems like I can never win with the cellular companies, my honest feeling is they're all terrible.

I haven't used the new AT&T network but I had the old AT&T Wireless network several years back and it was pretty bad. From my experience, I've found Verizon to be the least terrible of the cell carriers.

George 04-10-07 12:18 PM

i am back with T-mobile and they have the best customer support or at least one of the top. i used to be with T-mobile a few years back but switched to sprint because i got a discount at work for sprint...worst mistake ever. when i told them(tmobile) i was going to cancel early they told me i was one of their better customers and that they would waive 80% of the cancelation fee...so i paid like $40 bucks.

sprint is horrible when it comes to customer support. my fiancee' also had trouble with them. i went many times for help and man the wait time is forever to get your phone serviced, plus the reps are rude and all they want is to get you out of there. :bs

well 2 months ago i ended my contract with sprint and yes i got that huge bill to cancel , $300 for 2 lines :yikes. i am glad to be back with t-mobile and i even got my fiancee to switch with me
btw love my blackberry :rockon

VDeal 04-10-07 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by George (Post 1070587)
i am back with T-mobile and they have the best customer support or at least one of the top. i used to be with T-mobile a few years back but switched to sprint because i got a discount at work for sprint...worst mistake ever. when i told them(tmobile) i was going to cancel early they told me i was one of their better customers and that they would waive 80% of the cancelation fee...so i paid like $40 bucks.

sprint is horrible when it comes to customer support. my fiancee' also had trouble with them. i went many times for help and man the wait time is forever to get your phone serviced, plus the reps are rude and all they want is to get you out of there. :bs

well 2 months ago i ended my contract with sprint and yes i got that huge bill to cancel , $300 for 2 lines :yikes. i am glad to be back with t-mobile and i even got my fiancee to switch with me
btw love my blackberry :rockon

I was with Sprint before TMobile, and I would agree that Sprint has terrible customer service. Had to wait forever to get service and the reps treated you as if you were intruding on their day.

Flipmode Master 04-10-07 10:00 PM

Thanks for the info...anyone ever try an Alltel phone? :shrug

expander 04-10-07 10:18 PM

I've been told Sprint's most popular area in the nation is the Southwest, so it is great for your Sprint to Sprint calls. Now as far as Sprint, they Nickel and Dime you for everything. Customer Service is real bad as well.

I have Verizon and have no complaints, best nationwide coverage and awsome customer service.

No comment for all the other services, if you can call them that. :D

expander

Money4Nothing 04-10-07 10:52 PM

All the cell phone companies suck equally. Really. Anecdotal evidence of someone being satisfied or dissatisfied doesn't mean you will experience the same thing. I've had good and bad with all the companies. Right now I'm with Cingular/ATT, because I get a big discout through my company, and that makes the price to hassle ratio the smallest of my options.

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cheesehead4spurs 04-11-07 01:12 AM

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Originally Posted by necron 99 (Post 1070552)
^^^ditto that^^^ a necessary evil now in my family. Can you imagine life without it now?

In a word--yup. I have a cell phone in my car for emergencies, and since it is analog (!!!) and I get charged an extra $5 a month for it, I will probably switch to a pre-paid service. My long distance is through Sam's Club at <4 cents a min. Mainly, I don't want or need to be in communication with people all the time. It's like the old song, "got along without it before I met it, gonna get along without it now."

iluvbeyoncesbooty 04-11-07 01:18 PM

Switched from Sprint to Virgin Mobile...love it so far:rockon

TJinTX 04-11-07 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by cheesehead4spur (Post 1071054)
In a word--yup. I have a cell phone in my car for emergencies, and since it is analog (!!!) and I get charged an extra $5 a month for it, I will probably switch to a pre-paid service. My long distance is through Sam's Club at <4 cents a min. Mainly, I don't want or need to be in communication with people all the time. It's like the old song, "got along without it before I met it, gonna get along without it now."

My feelings exactly. Don't have one anymore, and don't miss it at all....

SAScrub 04-11-07 01:22 PM

Sprint - no major issues, although the Red Razr I bought my wife is a piece of crap.

Grego 04-11-07 09:21 PM

Verizon probably is the best, but then it also depends on how much coverage is in your area. Spring might be good in select areas, etc.

Like Sprint sucks in CA for instance.

Good site to see if your area has a lot of dead zones.
http://www.deadcellzones.com/

Flipmode Master 04-18-07 09:54 AM

Been thinking about it for a while now...thinking of signing a contract with Verizon. The service in my area has no deadzones(thanks Grego)..the phone slection surprised me because its actually really nice! For a while now I thought Cingular dominated all the cool looking phones. Also I get to test drive Verizon if I like first....sooooo I might have to go with Verizon...thanks guys for ur input and I'll give another update down the road...then again I might to busy talking on the phone. :smirk (:lol )


Then I just found out I can keep my old Cingular number also.. :yikes ....this pushes me oh so closer.. :lol

ATotalBIATCH 04-19-07 12:28 AM

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Originally Posted by iluvbeyoncesbooty (Post 1071244)
Switched from Sprint to Virgin Mobile...love it so far:rockon

Are they expensive and are they in this area?

spursfeva_31 04-19-07 12:03 PM

STILL CINGULAR!!!

I have NEVER had problems with Cingular....except for my txts but now theres unlimited.

I always have all of my bars

and the people that have sprint and t mobile don't even have service in places that I still have all of my bars in.

I've had it since i was like 12 or 13 and I've never had a problem.

Flipmode Master 04-19-07 09:39 PM

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Originally Posted by spursfeva_31 (Post 1077338)
STILL CINGULAR!!!

I have NEVER had problems with Cingular....except for my txts but now theres unlimited.

I always have all of my bars

and the people that have sprint and t mobile don't even have service in places that I still have all of my bars in.

I've had it since i was like 12 or 13 and I've never had a problem.

HEY FEVA!!!...Its been a while since I read one of your post.. :cry (:lol)

Well maybe the Cingular service is stronger in Texas than in my area in GA. :shrug
I'm going to sign with verizon in the morning.... :smirk


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