Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > RV SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES FORUMS > Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc.
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-05-2016, 11:48 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Country Coach Owners Club
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 37,655
Consumer Cellular - What tower

Consumer Cellular - What tower system does it use?

I have Verizon.

DW has liver cancer and we need two different cell systems to assure that we receive any call to rush to the transplant center. Seems like the best way is to have two phones, each on different systems. To accomplish that I need to know what towers/systems are on different sellers setups.

Seems like the maps for Verizon and Consumer Cellular look the same and there isn't any easy way to tell.
__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft, HWH Active Air
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '21 Jeep JLU Rubicon Ecodiesel
Mr_D is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-05-2016, 11:52 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
slowmachine's Avatar
 
Nor'easters Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Alton, NH
Posts: 1,653
Wikipedia says that Consumer Cellular purchases capacity from AT&T and T-Mobile.


Mike
2000 Holiday Rambler Endeavor 40PBD
Freghtliner XC, CAT 3126B
__________________
Mike
2000 HR Endeavor 40PBD, Freightliner XC, CAT 3126B
Gut/Remodel Thread
slowmachine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2016, 12:40 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Country Coach Owners Club
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 37,655
Great, didn't even think of checking for a Wiki on it!

If so then I guess I'll get one from Consumer Cellular for her.

The other thing is a satellite, but that's expensive but still could work due to the life or death nature of our need!
__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft, HWH Active Air
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '21 Jeep JLU Rubicon Ecodiesel
Mr_D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2016, 04:33 AM   #4
Senior Member


 
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 5,588
Here's a link to a Web page that claims to list which resellers use what carrier networks.

Note that having an alternate network does not mean a carrier uses different infrastructure, such as cell towers, landline backhaul circuits between towers, AC power, etc.. Although I know nothing about satellite phone service, I would expect those carrier's phones to use less of the common cell and landline phone infrastructure.
__________________
Mark
2008 Holiday Rambler Admiral 30PDD (Ford F-53 chassis)
2009 Honda Fit Sport
l1v3fr33ord1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2016, 05:05 AM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 97
If you have Verizon, then adding Consumer Cellular with AT&T and T-Mobile networks in place makes perfect sense. I will vouch for CC as a cell phone. I have had them for years with the AARP discount, and their service is excellent. My android Motorola does everything and more! I'm tech challenged but this is very easy to do. I bought so I could get the free apps- just getting ready to full-time.
I hope all goes well for you and your wife and you get that call to the center soon!
steamyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2016, 06:39 AM   #6
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 4,459
The way I was able to tell in the past was AT&T uses GSM with SIM cards in the phone, and Verizon uses CDMA with no SIM card. So if your phone needs a SIM card to function ....my guess is that it is on either AT&T OR T-Mobile network.
pasdad1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2016, 06:42 AM   #7
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 4,459
This article explains

CDMA vs GSM
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2407896,00.asp
pasdad1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2016, 09:14 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
DancinCampers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: On the Road Westward
Posts: 1,535
Mr D

Rental may be an option. Check out

https://www.satellitephonestore.com/...e-phone-rental

The have an area to request special pricing, your situation may be one they consider. Worth a try.

This is the only one I looked at, may be others.
__________________
Dan & Sharon (Zena-Our Yorkie Puppy)(Kasey-Our Yorkie Puppy RIP 9Jan05-26Jul17) On the Road (2012 Journey 36M, 2020 Chevy Equinox)
USN-Ret ('65-'93) Fulltimers, Class of 2012
DancinCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2016, 11:53 AM   #9
Member
 
BlueMoose105's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by pasdad1 View Post
The way I was able to tell in the past was AT&T uses GSM with SIM cards in the phone, and Verizon uses CDMA with no SIM card. So if your phone needs a SIM card to function ....my guess is that it is on either AT&T OR T-Mobile network.
My Verizon iPhone uses a SIM card, and my son's Verizon Samsung Galaxy uses a SIM card.
BlueMoose105 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2016, 12:00 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
slowmachine's Avatar
 
Nor'easters Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Alton, NH
Posts: 1,653
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueMoose105 View Post
My Verizon iPhone uses a SIM card, and my son's Verizon Samsung Galaxy uses a SIM card.

If memory serves, all Verizon LTE phones have SIM cards. Non-LTE phones do not need them. We have both kinds.


Mike
2000 HR Endeavor
__________________
Mike
2000 HR Endeavor 40PBD, Freightliner XC, CAT 3126B
Gut/Remodel Thread
slowmachine is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tow



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Consumer Cellular Service Roam America Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 8 08-31-2014 02:02 PM
Consumer Cellular Commercials Gadget Man iRV2.com General Discussion 1 03-13-2013 05:13 PM
Consumer Cellular thru AARP frikker Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 14 11-19-2012 05:50 AM
words of wisdom for a new toad tower!! hal-3 gunner Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 6 03-13-2009 07:45 PM
Helping a fellow tower. sjseng Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 14 11-05-2006 11:57 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.