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T-Mobile 12 40.00%
US Cellular 1 3.33%
Verizon 17 56.67%
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:41 AM   #1
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My contract with Nextel is up in September, and while I do like them, they're so expensive. I don't text much, but I'm thinking that I need to because it's so much cheaper. That being said, I still have several people in my family that I wouldn't be able to text (that stuff is too much for them! they're lucky they understand their phones at all! lol) I've narrowed it down to T-Mobile, Verizon and US Cellular. I'm looking for opinions from whomever out there might use them or has used them. Thanks!!
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Old 05-30-2007, 11:24 AM   #2
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Did Nextel harrass you at all with customer service calls? Sprint was calling me several times a day every day for a few weeks trying to get me to sign a new contract and/or add new services, and only stopped calling after I told them I'd be cancelling my service altogether if they called me one more time. I know I qualify for a new phone, but I don't want to sign a new contract since I'm probably going to be moving in the next year.

I'm not going to vote, but it seems like of the three, Verizon has the largest and most reliable network.
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Old 05-30-2007, 11:42 AM   #3
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I've never had a problem with Nextel, other than feeling like I was paying too much.
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Old 05-30-2007, 12:17 PM   #4
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I've had Verizon for about 6 or 7 years now and I've found it to be virtually hassle free. I first got it when I still lived in NY and it still works great now that I'm in IL. reliable and the people have been nice when we've gone in for a new phone or new services. I didn't officially pay extra for texting since I don't do that often, but I did pay an extra $5 a month for mobile web access, which comes in handy if I'm traveling and need to check e-mail, weather...etc. for me though, I dropped to a family plan that I share with my mom since in recent years I hardly talk on my phone as much. a little here and there but mostly I keep it for emergencies or during my commute. so my bill is cheaper and I have less minutes. and I still have a NY phone number. anyway, I haven't experienced many problems aside from a few dropped calls here and there. I get reception almost everywhere I usually go or need to go. so there's my vote.
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Old 05-30-2007, 01:21 PM   #5
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I have Verizon now and like it but I'm heading over to AT&T when the i-Phone comes out next month.

I'd suggest waiting a few weeks and signing up with AT&T.

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Old 05-30-2007, 01:22 PM   #6
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They're all crap. They can all go fuck themselves
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Old 05-30-2007, 01:26 PM   #7
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They're all crap. They can all go fuck themselves

Hopefully that's mostly directed at Bell & Rogers


by I mean fucking hate, but I'm tryng to be all new testament today.
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Old 05-30-2007, 01:26 PM   #8
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I forgot to add the "These all suck" option. I'll do better next time.
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Old 05-30-2007, 01:27 PM   #9
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They're all crap. They can all go fuck themselves


I'll second that. It's incredible how much a cell phone costs these days.
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Old 05-30-2007, 01:37 PM   #10
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I had Verizon for a while (a company provided cell phone) and it worked well.

My sister had T-Mobile for a while ... she was not happy with them. A lot of dropped calls.

Not sure about US Cellular.
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Old 05-30-2007, 02:12 PM   #11
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I had trouble with Cingular dropping calls ironically. And Nextel gave me no service in my home... but T-Mobile has worked very well for me.

My parents got US Cellular and I think something happened really bass ackwards...like their phone died or something and in order to get a new one, they couldn't just buy it, but extend their contract to buy it? Something wierd like that.

I would make sure to ask around your are too. B/c I know Cingular/ATT is great in some places, Verizon too. But I have had no problems with T-Mobile at all.
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Old 05-30-2007, 02:39 PM   #12
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I like Verizon service. It works well for me. I highly recommend it.

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Old 05-30-2007, 02:57 PM   #13
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I like Verizon service. It works well for me. I highly recommend it.




I have Verizon and it's been fine so far. I also had Cingular which was mostly hassle free. For dropped calls etc. you should google for opinions in your area, because coverage for different carriers varies widely by location. It's nice to figure out who you talk to most and chose their carrier if you can then at least those calls are free so you can get a cheaper plan.
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Old 05-30-2007, 02:59 PM   #14
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I've used T-Mobile for the last 4 years. I get good coverage where I am. Also, I use a blackberry and they have the best blackberry data plan of all the providers.
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:16 PM   #15
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I love my Verizon service. The people on the phone are friendly and want me to be happy. The kids at the stores show me how to use my phone and wait till I've left the store to laugh at me. And I can get service damn near anywhere, which is important to me because I take road trips all the time.
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