Thursday, June 14, 2007

Soliciting Cell Phone Advice

My irritation with Verizon has grown to epic proportions and I absolutely hate their phone choices, so we've decided to switch to someone else. Our options seem to be T-Mobile, Cingular (now AT&T), and Sprint. Does anyone have an opinion on the service, coverage, etc for those? It would be great if you had info on the coverage in Chicago and/or Austin, but any insight would be wonderful.

6 comments:

  1. We've had Sprint since 1999 and have had no problems. We tried Nextel (their partner for a while) and had serious problems with signal issues. In Texas, the provider of choice seems to be Cingular. My mother has it and has had no problems, plus you can tie it into your phone service for a discount.

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  2. We switched from Cingular/AT&T a year ago to T-Mobil and have LOVED it. I found Cingular to really suck - with reception, call center service, administration, store service ... yeah, everything. Now, with T-Mobil, we pay less, we get reception everywhere, the billing is smooth and easy (and less per month), and I'm all in all rather happy.

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  3. My vote goes to T-Mobile...I've had their service for several years now and I worked at a cell phone store so I've tried plenty of services... But thats from a Chicago perspective although when I've traveled to Texas I never had any problems...Plus they have this great family plan for you and your hubby! :D All of these companies have trial periods, if you want to try out a service keep that in mind-- also, you can keep your existing number too so-- go technology! :)

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  4. T-Mobile has bad coverage in Michigan.

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  5. T-Mobile in some parts of Chicago (Streeterville, cough cough) sort of sucks, but everywhere else it's terrific. T-Mobile in Austin is largely PERFECT. As in any city, there are dead spots, but I never had any serious complaints. Conversely, Mr. Angst had Sprint in Austin and ALWAYS had dead spots.

    I don't know how Cingular stacks up in Austin or Chicago, but I've had T-Mobile for eight years (yes, I had T-Mobile when it was Voicestream in Texas) and have never had any serious problems. And I've lived in Austin and in Chicago. So.

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