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Old 11-06-2021, 09:29 PM   #1
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Questioning if we should change cell phone provider. We are currently with Verizon.

Curious what your experiences are (good and bad) and which provider you would suggest?
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Old 11-06-2021, 09:48 PM   #2
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Curious what your experiences are (good and bad) and which provider you would suggest?
Verizon
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I'm just part-timing, but traveling, and Verizon is my choice.
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Old 11-06-2021, 10:42 PM   #4
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Old 11-06-2021, 11:11 PM   #5
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Old 11-07-2021, 03:48 AM   #6
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Why not go with Visible (the discount side of Verizon) and get
unlimited everything for only $25/month ?
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Old 11-07-2021, 06:35 AM   #7
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I agree with Pasdad1. Visible uses Verizon towers, but costs a lot less.
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Old 11-07-2021, 07:17 AM   #8
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Anything but T-Mobile or Sprint, I barely get a signal at my house and when I took a 5 week trip WV, KY, MO, KA, SD, Wy, ND, MN, Wis, MI, OH my T-Mobile phone rarely had a signal outside of large metropolitan areas.

I got a Cricket hotspot which I used extensively and had a signal almost all the time and used it to make Wifi calls with my T-mobile phone, go figure.

Even while driving when I didn't have a T-Mobile signal my phone would show an ATT connection, again, go figure.



Definitely thinking about switching providers so I will be watching.
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Old 11-07-2021, 07:58 AM   #9
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We travel extensively out West and have Verizon phones, a Verizon Jetpack and an AT&T hotspot. Our Verizon stuff works in more places than the AT&T hotspot. Very rarely the AT&T works where the Verizon does not. If only picking one carrier I recommend Verizon.
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WELL......I have traveled from Florida, to California, Vegas
Texas and states in between.
First with Sprint, and now T mobile ( bought sprint).
Had service everywhere. We use iPad for hot spot to watch T.V.
Using ALL sprint/T mobile services.
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Have to agree with pasdad1 and Persistent. Visible is wholly owned by Verizon and uses Verizon infrastructure. Unlimited calls, texts, and data is their only plan. It starts at $40/mo but they offer a 'buddy' plan (forgot the name of the plan) that gives you $5 off every month for each of your buddies in your group. They also get the $5/mo off because you are in their group too. You can have up to 3 buddies in your group to max off at $15/mo discount bringing your bill to $25/mo.

I plug the charge/data cord into a wireless router and use the data from the phone to be used by anything connected to the router. Currently, I have one TV hardwired to the router, bedroom TV wirelessly connected, iPads and laptops also connected wirelessly. The router's power is obtained by plugging it into my Fox's USB port, so we don't have to be plugged into shore power to use.

As long as you have a good signal, throughput is great. If you are out in the boonies, not so much.

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When we lived on the road for work, we found Verizon had better coverage than any other. We also used ATT and T-mobile during these travels.

As said earlier, T-mobile is for cities only, even T-mobile states this.

We now use Cricket, the low line from ATT, and have been happy so far.
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With any cellular provider, it depends on where you travel. Verizon has more geographic coverage than any of the others, but it's still not everywhere. That's where the off-brand providers can come up short. The big names have mutual assist agreements with smaller systems to expand their coverage, but those agreements don't extend to companies like Visible or StraightTalk that buy time on Verizon's network. Whether that makes a difference depends on exactly where you are.


Note that AT&T and Verizon serve almost exactly the same number of customers, but AT&T subscribers are concentrated more in cities while Verizon is more geographically diverse. Both try to fill in their gaps, so the may is constantly changing.
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Old 11-07-2021, 02:43 PM   #14
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MY experience only for what it is worth:

In order -

Verizon
AT&T
T-Mobile

3 years ago the difference was dramatic. Now, not so much. MOST of the time all three of my devices work just fine. The coverage gap is closing and probably soon with be about even ....
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