Join Date: May 2003
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What cell service should I get?
I have had T-mobile for about 3 yrs (voicestream then) and have been happy with the service overall but my contract is long up so I might as well take the time to review other service providers and get a deal on amazon for a new contract and phone. When I got tmobile originally the advantage was that the $40 national get more plan allowed 600 min anywhere in the US free of roaming charges. I don't think anyone else did that at the time for that money. I don't travel or call long distance often but when I do I don't want to get screwed. My second phone with them, samsung s105, has been awesome for me.
Only complaint right now is that since I moved I am at a place with bad coverage. I have lost calls sometimes but more often I just get bad reception. The T-mobile site allows you to search for reception based on address and I am at a bad spot marked as fair. It is amazing what a couple hundred feet can do.
I looked briefly on cingular and verizons maps and they seem to have a lot better coverage than tmobile now. I am wondering if it is worth going with another provider. Don't they all operate on gsm now? Why would this be different? I think I would want a national calling plan again. Do their 450 minute plans charge any type of roaming or long distance charges anywhere in the US? They never make it easy to know with all their marketing terms and hype.
Cingular looks to have a 2 yr contract req. Is there a way to get 1 yr? If not they are out for me because I will not commit that long.
I would also require a flip phone so suggestions are appreciated.
Also, anyone know if the local dealers are competitive with what I can get on amazon?
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