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Old 03-29-2022, 06:44 PM   #1
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Question Which phone company do you use?

I have always had Verizon because it seemed to be the best pretty much everywhere. Worked there for a long time.

They always said AT&T was #2. Now I know a lot of Verizon employees are switching to T-Mobile and saying it is just as good or better than Verizon.

Any truth to that?

If it really is that good I would consider switching in the future. Just curious your thoughts

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Old 03-29-2022, 06:51 PM   #2
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Patriot Mobile.

https://patriotmobile.com/

I think they use T-Mobile's network.
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Old 03-29-2022, 06:55 PM   #3
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I had sprint for a long time, then switches to AT&T. Kept that crap for 1 year and dropped them when the contract was up. Been with Verizon several years now and donít really have any issues with them.

T mobile was always terrible service.


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Old 03-29-2022, 07:43 PM   #4
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Been with ATT since it was GTE mobilnet . Goes back to the days of the bag phone . So I guess since like 95,96 ? It works the best in this area .
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Old 03-29-2022, 07:52 PM   #5
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Had Verizon for about 15 years, and my wife was with Sprint for close to the same amount of time. We switched to AT&T last year and pay less than $100 a month for both lines (unlimited data) and 2 IPhone 13 Pro Max’s. We have been happy with AT&T so far. Haven’t noticed much difference in coverage other than I get much better signal on Lake Sam Rayburn with AT&T.
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Old 03-29-2022, 08:28 PM   #6
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I run Cricket. They are owned by AT&T. And use AT&T towers. $35 month with unlimited T&T, and 10 gigs data. I originally signed on with 2 gigs data. But they kept giving me 2 here and 2 there, for free. I'm lucky to use 1 gig per month. I've never been dropped or any other probs with the service.
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Old 03-29-2022, 08:30 PM   #7
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Cricket now. Have had most. Cricket has been the best with t mobile being the worst
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Old 03-29-2022, 08:40 PM   #8
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Been with AT&T for over 25 years. Have never found a reason to leave.


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Old 03-29-2022, 08:46 PM   #9
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I’ve been with Verizon over 25 years. AT&T sucks where I live.

My issue is Verizon cost me $125 a month right now. I know I can go with other carriers for much less. Companies don’t care one bit about customer loyalty. I want to change to another but I don’t know who will and won’t work where I need it to
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Old 03-29-2022, 08:50 PM   #10
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Had att for 15 years just switched to Verizon today actually! Trying to figured out this new apple phone!I got tired of spending a hour on the phone with customer service cause i couldnt understand them! And my bill was never the same for over 3 months! Always something new!
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Old 03-29-2022, 08:58 PM   #11
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Any thoughts on Straight Talk from Walmart? I guess it’s a prepaid phone. $60 per month unlimited
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Old 03-29-2022, 09:07 PM   #12
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aaaah, they're using us. we aren't using them!
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Old 03-29-2022, 09:25 PM   #13
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Cricket here. Never had a problem with service.
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Old 03-29-2022, 09:32 PM   #14
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T-Mobile is trash but it’s cheap. Won’t work outside the city at all if you can even get signal in the city
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Old 03-29-2022, 09:45 PM   #15
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T-Mobile is trash but itís cheap. Wonít work outside the city at all if you can even get signal in the city
Thatís odd. I donít experience any signal issues in the city and rarely when traveling.
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Old 03-30-2022, 04:21 AM   #16
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I know that T-Mobile used to be terrible but it sounds like they have gotten better since the sprint merger

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Old 03-30-2022, 05:15 AM   #17
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I think you have to shop around every few years just like insurance. When we moved four years ago we had ATT. They would frequently have outages on the towers that served our area and seemed to have no urgency to repair. Switched to Verizon for a better deal and new phones. Now ATT has upgraded their service so back to ATT to benefit from a new phone offer.
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Old 03-30-2022, 06:20 AM   #18
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Switched to Cricket 4-5 years ago. Cut the phone bill by more than half. Zero complaints so far


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Old 03-30-2022, 06:24 AM   #19
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Verizon. I have both Verizon and AT&T. Verizon works better in more areas.
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Old 03-30-2022, 06:37 AM   #20
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I've had AT&T since early 2000's and never had an issue with them in the areas I frequent the most. But I think it really depends on where you live and who has the best coverage of that area.
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Old 03-30-2022, 06:40 AM   #21
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I switched from AT&T to Total Wireless and 5 years ago. It works good for me. I pay $65 for 2 lines unlimited talk/text, 30 GB data. Hardly ever go over the data limit. It is powered by Verizon.
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Old 03-30-2022, 06:42 AM   #22
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We have had att from the beginning of cell phones. The only reason is for us it works best in these deep pine woods I live in. But that being said the last 3 or 4 years the wireless service has gotten worse.
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Old 03-30-2022, 06:47 AM   #23
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T- mobile for years w/ no issues
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Old 03-30-2022, 07:22 AM   #24
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My cell phone has to work..{period}
Sell about 25 - hundred dollar parts a day 20 days a month. It has to work. Spent 1K yesterday putting a WeBoost in. Went from 1 bar to 3 bars.
AT&T for 2 decades now...
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Old 03-30-2022, 06:43 PM   #25
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Keep it coming guys. Iím debating if I should switch or not
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Old 03-30-2022, 06:48 PM   #26
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Verizon to next tell and back to Verizon. There was a time att didn't work at our deer camp. Not sure now.

My wife pays the bill so im good with Verizon

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Old 03-30-2022, 07:15 PM   #27
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I switched to spectrum 3 years ago, unlimited lines $45 a month. Best decision I have ever made.
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Old 03-30-2022, 07:32 PM   #28
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Cricket, no problems or service anywhere i have been.
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Old 03-30-2022, 08:50 PM   #29
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I had Verizon until about 2007 and then I switched to AT&T when I was working in an area that Verizon wouldn't work good. I had AT&T until a few years ago when I swapped to FirstNet. My wife and kids still use AT&T.
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Old 03-30-2022, 09:01 PM   #30
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I've had AT&T since early 2000's and never had an issue with them in the areas I frequent the most. But I think it really depends on where you live and who has the best coverage of that area.
That is the correct answer.

It has been a couple of years but when I hunted in a few places in south Texas, if you did not have AT&T, you were not going to make a phone call. I hunted with friends that purchased an AT&T flip phone with minutes just so they could be in contact while hunting.

I had a very close friend that I was on a lease with for several years in east Texas and I could get a signal all day on my AT&T phone and his Verizon phone was virtually useless.

ButÖ.. you could flip the names and make the same statement about other areas. My Verizon phone never dropped a call but my AT&T (or any other carrier) almost never worked.

I depends on the locations you frequent.
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Old 03-30-2022, 09:14 PM   #31
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Think it depends on where you live. I had AT&T for years in Houston but moving just a little ways south to League City, Verizon was the best. If you are in the hill country, AT&T is probably going to work when nothing else will. Ask locals in the area you plan to use it. If a nationwide plan fits, check AT&T even if you don't like them.
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Old 03-30-2022, 09:30 PM   #32
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We always hit up all the carriers when we are looking into changing and they will all give us a phone for a few days to try while we travel around where we work. Then we pick the best for the areas we travel


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Old 03-30-2022, 09:32 PM   #33
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Depends on where you live. We switched for ATT and cut our cell bill in half. ATT didn't even try to match. F them.
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Old 03-30-2022, 09:36 PM   #34
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First net
For military and first responders. Unlimited everything and priority on all networks. Less than $60 a month. Best switch I made
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Old 03-31-2022, 04:56 AM   #35
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Never heard of it. I’m talking country wide. Not just my area

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Old 04-04-2022, 09:58 AM   #36
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Iím leaning towards AT&T. With military discount and auto withdrawal I think itís basically the same price as T-Mobile. Might depend on the promotion when the new iPhones come out

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Old 04-04-2022, 10:05 AM   #37
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AT&T since the beginning of time, always hated them and bill extremely high in my opinion , always got a signal,but always hear problems with others so we just suffer
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Old 04-04-2022, 10:07 AM   #38
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I was an AT&T customer for a lot of years but back in January we switched everything to Xfinity mobile
They use AT&T and Verizon towers
$175 per month for unlimited talk, text, and data for 5 lines……$35 per line. The more lines you have, the cost per is less. For example I think 1 line is $55 per month

The only catch is you have to already have some type of Xfinity service, ie…cable, internet, home security, etc

Zero issues with service so far
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Old 04-04-2022, 10:10 AM   #39
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ATT is the only one that works in my Neighborhood and deer lease


They are suck..

Its just pick the best of the sorry options at the time.
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Old 04-04-2022, 10:17 AM   #40
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We live in the middle of nowhere Iowa. US Cellular is the only option in rural Midwest areas. I still have to use a WeBoost cell booster inside our metal barndominium house/shop. I have spotty service outdoors depending on where I am standing. The red star is our house. The good news is we see the post lady, the school bus, a couple of tractors and a couple of cars or trucks a day.

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Old 04-04-2022, 12:28 PM   #41
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We live in a big State. This thread would be much more helpful if folks posted where they are located when saying what works best.
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Old 04-04-2022, 12:35 PM   #42
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Been with ATT since it was GTE mobilnet . Goes back to the days of the bag phone . So I guess since like 95,96 ? It works the best in this area .
Me too...
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Old 04-04-2022, 01:51 PM   #43
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AT&T here because nothing else will work period! We get 1 bar so I’m looking at Weboost
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I've only seen one person say they have Xfinity. I was looking at switching from ATT to them but I would like to hear from anyone else that has them in the Houston and college station area.
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Old 04-04-2022, 02:39 PM   #45
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Patriot Mobile.

https://patriotmobile.com/

I think they use T-Mobile's network.
They use a lot of networks and from what I read they are inexpensive but then they charge old school roaming prices ! It is in their small print!


I could be wrong though, itís happened many times before
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Old 04-04-2022, 03:32 PM   #46
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AT&T here because nothing else will work period! We get 1 bar so Iím looking at Weboost
It took 2 pro's 4 hours to install it. You have to know what antenna you are on and then point it at that antenna.
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It took 2 pro's 4 hours to install it. You have to know what antenna you are on and then point it at that antenna.
Yes Sir, I had spoken with them about that a few months ago! Thanks again
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Old 04-30-2022, 09:10 AM   #48
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Cant say it will work for everyone but we switched to T-Mobile. I activated and old phone and tested it out for a couple weeks. Then moved my number over for a couple weeks to do more experimenting. Works great so far. Mostly in Kansas City but went to central Ks. And it worked just fine there and all the way back. Moved the rest of the family over.

I think it is so much better because they bought sprint.

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Old 04-30-2022, 12:49 PM   #49
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For those saying they have never had issues with any of the big 3 they obviously have never dealt with customer or tech support.
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Verizon. I have both Verizon and AT&T. Verizon works better in more areas.
Same here but the exact opposite. AT&T kills Verizon in the hill country.

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