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dreas34 04-09-2007 02:36 AM

cell phones
I know this topic has came up frequently... My husband and I were looking into switching from nextel to cingular, but I am wondering if they have better coverage out west. We live in Michigan and he just switched driving companies and is making longer runs, so would like a better phone because nextel doesnt cut it out there. I dont know if any of them do really, but are any others better? Any info would be helpful... Thanks!

4roses 04-09-2007 03:59 AM

have you tried Sprint .... I know alot of drivers that use this one ... between it and Cingual .... there's not alot of difference thou ... there will always be 'spots' in the N/W your not going to get coverage.

Jackrabbit379 04-11-2007 07:53 PM

I have Cingular. I've never been up in the north west. I used to run California, Arizona, and New Mexico quite a bit. I also used to spend a lot of time in the midwest. Kansas, Nebraska, North, and South Dakota. I never had any trouble with Cingular. There was one place in Kansas that I had some trouble getting service, and that was in the north west corner, north of Goodland, KS. Like for4roses said, you will find dead spots. I think you will run into that with all cell phone providers.

jjcasper 04-11-2007 08:33 PM

NEXTELL - Sprint , Cingular and Verison are you best bets for coverage. The have what is called shared networks. Cingular/ATT do not have as many shared areas. I sugest going to all there web sites and look at coverage maps. I think you will be happy where you are.

BiGG T33 08-28-2007 04:10 PM

Verison is the best provider ,been with them 4yrs and haven't lost a call other then battery needing recharged,bill doesn't change...and the network card for internet is excellant choice...i have a national plan 2 phones 1500 min 84.00 a month..some might be cheaper but you get what you pay for....

Matter of fact if you don't have good credit they require 400.00 deposit and after 1yr they give it back with interest which i beleive is 80.00 or something..
I've had sprint/nextel/at&t and verison blows them away in my opinion..every 2 yr we get 100.00 for each phone and it goes towards a new phone...

hopefully this helps you out!

greg3564 08-28-2007 04:18 PM

I have one of the Sprint/Nextel hybrid phones. It uses the Sprint network for calls and the Nextel network for direct connect. Best of both worlds. I had been a Nextel customer for two years before I bought that phone and was happy. Now, with the hybrid, I'm much happier with the coverage.

BiGG T33 08-30-2007 05:26 PM

never heard of those hybrid phone makes since tho....

shanhamm 09-01-2007 09:35 PM

i have had sprint and cingular. sprint wasn't so bad I would use them agian. now I have verizon wireless, and I think they are the cats meow. They are not to bad on price, but I am very happy with there service.

bouncer 09-04-2007 07:23 PM

I have tried them all verizon is the best.

bluegrassdeb 09-06-2007 12:53 AM

Verizon gets my vote too. I had cingular when I lived in Florida before I was a trucker but when I switched to Sprint when I moved to Ohio the service was horrible. They really riped me off. I called and called to let them know I was not supposed to be in Roaming, at least thats what the girl told me at the Sprint store in Florida. They ended up shutting my phones off with no warning. Even after I had called and told them the phone keeps going to roaming and I was supposed to have unlimited long distance and the whole works I paid for. Ended up telling them to shove it up their you know whats after calling at least a dozen times to get to the bottom of the matter. I got lied to is the bottom line and they didn't give a shit. Verizon has never told me something that was not true. Never had any problems. Maybe a couple dropped calls down around the Mexican border but thats it. Great company as far as I'm concerned. Again I did like Cingular but that was in Florida can't speak for coverage any where else with them. Pre-trucker when I had em.

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