Skip to comments.Best cell phone carrier
Posted on 04/23/2019 5:07:33 PM PDT by OregonRancher
We've been with Verizon for years and have suffered with broken texts, missed calls, spotty notifications, and updates that don't. We are thinking about going with US Cellular. How about sharing experiences to help us out.
Since I’m retired, I use Boost pre-paid. Meets my needs.
All those things are what brought me to Verizon. I used to have AT&T. The grass isn't always greener....
Read about Xfinity mobile. Best deal I know of. Sprint shafted us royally and I hate their guts.
The only one available here is Verizon. Before they put up a tower 3 or 4 years ago, this was a dead zone.
I have to say it has been very trouble free.
Been using Virgin Mobile for a couple years. No complaints...
Agreed. Other people I know I have so many problems with these smaller carriers. I have had Verizon for 20 years and have never experienced any issues.
never heard of them. Where do you base yourself out of ?
Is it just around your house? That was the case for us and I got a network extender which connects to your Internet service and makes your house a cell tower. 4 or 5 bars in and all around the house. Threaten to switch and they’ll give you a discount. Ours cost 175. There’s no monthly fee.
I have a Moto G7 that uses Straight Talk (the wal mart carrier). They buy bandwidth off both T-mobile and Sprint. Never had a problem - $45 each month.
I use Metro PCS $30/month, no internet. It is just fine for city living.
Verizon has the best coverage for rural areas.
Son "Ace" and I have been with Verizon for 27 years, again, no issues! All over the States and Europe.
I shopped around recently and decided to stick with Verizon. I’ve been with them a long time and had only one outage, not long ago.
Another reason I stuck with them is because I got a good deal on a couple of phones for me and my wife.
We've had very good luck with Verizon here on the East Coast but even their coverage map shows uneven coverage in the West.
it really all depends upon where you live ... Verizon is actually the best carrier in our area ...
I got Straight Talk from Walmart. It came with 4 SIM cards from the major carriers. I tried Verizon but ended up going back to ATT. It was just a matter of calling them and requesting the change.
Also ask around and see what everyone else is using in your area and ask how they like it.
When I was in Maryland, Verizon sucked. In Florida its great. I think it depends on location.
I believe (read somewhere) that the carriers all share towers and in most cases bandwidth in various locations outside of the urban high-density areas.
Verizon leases from Sprint who leases from Verizon, etc.
You have to watch the coverage areas and verify you’re not “roaming” to a carrier not under a bandwidth lease contract. Sprint is notorious for this outside of the metro areas.
Charter (the old Time Warner) uses Verizon’s towers and has an unlimited talk text and data for 45 dollars a month. It is new and there are not many kinds of phones you can bring over, but the service and price are excellent.
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