View Poll Results: Which cell phone provider is the best?

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  • Verizon

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  • AT&T

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  • Sprint

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  • T-Mobile

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Thread: Cell Phones & Providers

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    I don't know the specific reasons why I resisted buying a cell phone for as long as I did. I think it had to mainly had to do with the people I saw using them. I guess some of the first purchasers were the ones who still annoy me. Picking up every call no matter where they are or who they're with.....you know the type.

    Anyway I finally decided to take the dive and we went with cell phones about 3 years ago. I tried a couple of carriers but verizon seems to provide the best coverage for our area/needs.

    It turned out to be easier than I thought to ignore the phone. It's there for my convenience, not the caller's convenience. I know that it drives some of my friends and family crazy but most of the time I treat it like a land line and I still only answer if it's convenient for me and if I feel like answering.


    Who's the best provider you've found and what's your story?




    I would chat with her when I'm feeling particularly snarky, but I wouldn't ever call her on the phone.

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    Re: Cell Phones & Providers

    Quote Originally Posted by missypea View Post

    It turned out to be easier than I thought to ignore the phone. It's there for my convenience, not the caller's convenience. I know that it drives some of my friends and family crazy but most of the time I treat it like a land line and I still only answer if it's convenient for me and if I feel like answering.

    I do this, and it pisses off my wife to no end.
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    Re: Cell Phones & Providers

    Quote Originally Posted by missypea View Post
    I don't know the specific reasons why I resisted buying a cell phone for as long as I did. I think it had to mainly had to do with the people I saw using them. I guess some of the first purchasers were the ones who still annoy me. Picking up every call no matter where they are or who they're with.....you know the type.

    Anyway I finally decided to take the dive and we went with cell phones about 3 years ago. I tried a couple of carriers but verizon seems to provide the best coverage for our area/needs.

    It turned out to be easier than I thought to ignore the phone. It's there for my convenience, not the caller's convenience. I know that it drives some of my friends and family crazy but most of the time I treat it like a land line and I still only answer if it's convenient for me and if I feel like answering.


    Who's the best provider you've found and what's your story?


    I agree...I hate it when people say, I can't ever get hold of you....don't you answer your cell phone. I tell them, my cell phone is not a tracking device. It is for my convenience not theirs.
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    Re: Cell Phones & Providers

    Quote Originally Posted by missypea View Post
    I don't know the specific reasons why I resisted buying a cell phone for as long as I did. I think it had to mainly had to do with the people I saw using them. I guess some of the first purchasers were the ones who still annoy me. Picking up every call no matter where they are or who they're with.....you know the type.

    Anyway I finally decided to take the dive and we went with cell phones about 3 years ago. I tried a couple of carriers but verizon seems to provide the best coverage for our area/needs.

    It turned out to be easier than I thought to ignore the phone. It's there for my convenience, not the caller's convenience. I know that it drives some of my friends and family crazy but most of the time I treat it like a land line and I still only answer if it's convenient for me and if I feel like answering.


    Who's the best provider you've found and what's your story?




    LOL ! I totally agree with you on the function and purpose of the cell phone.


    We had been using US Cellular b/c of free incoming calls (teenager sharing the minutes, dontchaknow). We both need new phones, and are no longer sharing minutes with a teenager, so free incoming isn't important. I'm interested in the answers to your thread!

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    Re: Cell Phones & Providers

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    LOL ! I totally agree with you on the function and purpose of the cell phone.


    We had been using US Cellular b/c of free incoming calls (teenager sharing the minutes, dontchaknow). We both need new phones, and are no longer sharing minutes with a teenager, so free incoming isn't important. I'm interested in the answers to your thread!

    We still have a teenager sharing our minutes. Believe me, I feel your pain.

    It's actually a lot better now. We signed up during some promotional gig and texting is free. Our son is big on texting and small on speaking so that helped. I've also become somewhat of a texter since I don't really like to talk on the phone. It also helps that I can go on-line to change the people I want to talk to for free (that have different carriers than I do) I think it has a limit of five. Of course, anyone that has the same carrier is always free.


    Good luck on finding a good fit!



    I would chat with her when I'm feeling particularly snarky, but I wouldn't ever call her on the phone.

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    Re: Cell Phones & Providers

    Quote Originally Posted by missypea View Post
    We still have a teenager sharing our minutes. Believe me, I feel your pain.

    It's actually a lot better now. We signed up during some promotional gig and texting is free. Our son is big on texting and small on speaking so that helped. I've also become somewhat of a texter since I don't really like to talk on the phone. It also helps that I can go on-line to change the people I want to talk to for free (that have different carriers than I do) I think it has a limit of five. Of course, anyone that has the same carrier is always free.


    Good luck on finding a good fit!


    Thx! We should get texting this time. I wasn't at all interested last time, especially since it was extra, but I'm beginning to feel like I'm missing out on normal technology. We'll see.


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    Re: Cell Phones & Providers

    I don't know which is the best; I only have experience with AT&T and Verizon.

    Have been on AT&T for 8+ years; never a problem, no surprise bills, and it's been a while since I've found a place where there's no coverage. Not terribly expensive, either.

    Switched the business phones to Verizon in December, lured in by the "largest 3G network" and all the commercials. Have never been more frustrated by lack of service area, poor customer service, and surprise charges -- in any kind of a company, actually -- as I have with them. For the record, I've been many cities (big and small) in several states flung over the expanse of the continent, and I have not yet found ANY 3G service with Verizon, even though the AT&T phone finds it almost everywhere.
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    Re: Cell Phones & Providers

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    I don't know which is the best; I only have experience with AT&T and Verizon.

    Have been on AT&T for 8+ years; never a problem, no surprise bills, and it's been a while since I've found a place where there's no coverage. Not terribly expensive, either.

    Switched the business phones to Verizon in December, lured in by the "largest 3G network" and all the commercials. Have never been more frustrated by lack of service area, poor customer service, and surprise charges -- in any kind of a company, actually -- as I have with them. For the record, I've been many cities (big and small) in several states flung over the expanse of the continent, and I have not yet found ANY 3G service with Verizon, even though the AT&T phone finds it almost everywhere.


    I'm not really technology savvy. I have no idea what 3G is. You're going to have to fill me in.


    We used T-Mobile at one time and I could never get service, even in my own house. I had to go out on the deck or risk dropping the call. It drove me bonkers!




    I would chat with her when I'm feeling particularly snarky, but I wouldn't ever call her on the phone.

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    Re: Cell Phones & Providers

    I use Cricket. Unlimited minutes. They still charge for roaming
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    Re: Cell Phones & Providers

    Is it still where you lived makes the biggest difference? Here on the Texas gulf coast I had a huge number of dropped calls under Verizon. I've also had AT&T/Cingular with so-so service.

    The last three years I've had T-mobile and am happy as a peach, The fave five plan keeps my bill lower than any of the others, and I've never had a dropped call.

    Oh - during the last hurricane I went way over my minutes, they called me and said they would remove the extra charges. I plan on being with them for a long time.

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