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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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Ou of all the ones I use (which is all of them) cingular/att GSM is giving my guys the best coverage.




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Just do a search on here. There have been MANY threads about this subject.


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I did but that was 10/04 for the thread I found...stuff changes...technology...

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I'm a Cingular customer, and I can't really complain about my coverage. Also, the roll-over anytime minutes ROCK!
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I've got Nextel, but my contract is over and before signing another I'm waiting to see how things go now with Sprint.
There was also talk of Verizon buying out Sprint a few months ago when Sprint was buying Nextel.


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ernie had some great links to online deals the last time I asked him about this.
I can't remember the sites, but pm him and ask him.

cingular prorably has 1 yr contracts, but you will probably have to pay for the phone.
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Yea MOST places when goin only with a 1 year contract you end up paying more for the phone. Which to me is worth it because you never know where your gonna be at in a yr, not alone 2 years.


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I've got Nextel, but my contract is over and before signing another I'm waiting to see how things go now with Sprint.
There was also talk of Verizon buying out Sprint a few months ago when Sprint was buying Nextel.
sprint and nextell merged. just an FYI. edit: i should read what ya wrote before posting

I have t-mobile, and as much as i like the walkie-talkie feauture of nextel, i'm getting my $ worth thru t-mobile, and i love the coverage.

out of all the places i've used, Sprint sucked the most.
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cingular bought out AT&T wireless, this is supposed to be the best coverage now.

there was an article for ABC (or NBC, or CBS) a few months ago about how US cellular was supposed to be the best in Chicago.

Cingular is owned by SBC, and SBC is in talks right now to buy AT&T, the ENTIRE COMPANY

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cingular bought out AT&T wireless, this is supposed to be the best coverage now.

there was an article for ABC (or NBC, or CBS) a few months ago about how US cellular was supposed to be the best in Chicago.

Cingular is owned by SBC, and SBC is in talks right now to buy AT&T, the ENTIRE COMPANY
huh, i thought SBC was AT&T by now....
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Most of the people I know and talk to have Nextel so the walkie-talkie feature saves me ALOT of money


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Most of the people I know and talk to have Nextel so the walkie-talkie feature saves me ALOT of money
for the same price i have so many minutes, I coudln't run out
to each his own though.
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Most of the people I know and talk to have Nextel so the walkie-talkie feature saves me ALOT of money
same with me this month was the first month since ive had nextel that i used more cellular minutes than direct connect.

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for the same price i have so many minutes, I coudln't run out
to each his own though.

How many minutes and price?


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How many minutes and price?
right now i got 600 anytime, free nights and weekends with unlimited t-zone (t-mobile online thingy) and like 2500 txt message for $50 including taxes. There is better plans for minutes only, specially if ya don't use the online or txt message, but i have aim on the phone so i need it lol.
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I got 1000 anytime minutes with unlimited walkie talkie.Night,weekends and $10 month for interenet with AIM and YAHOO messenger included. cost me $65
I don't text message otherwise I can get that unlimited for an extra $5


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I got 1000 anytime minutes with unlimited walkie talkie.Night,weekends and $10 month for interenet with AIM and YAHOO messenger included. cost me $65
I don't text message otherwise I can get that unlimited for an extra $5
ya got the nextel national 1000 right?
and with the $10, that comes out to $65.99. so, lemme quess, after taxes, and all the misc bs the bills is over $80?
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Nope..

Not a pissing contest anyways. You just said ya had alot of minutes that ya didn't need the walkie talkie. I only stated it saved me alot of minutes.


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Anyone know if those cingular and verizon national plans are free of roaming or long distance charges anywhere in the US?
Best deals I know of are just buying on amazon.com. Their rebates on the phones with new service seem really good. If anyone knows better I am listening.

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Nope..

Not a pissing contest anyways. You just said ya had alot of minutes that ya didn't need the walkie talkie. I only stated it saved me alot of minutes.
lol damn ya might have to hook me up. My buddies wife has a plan that's $65/month, and pays $80 with all the bs.

I wasn't aware that i was partakin in a pissin contest but unless ya found a magical way of avoiding the taxes on your bill, or got the national 1000 for much lower than it's goin for, a $65 bill would come up to close to $80 with the bs. that's all

I was actually thinking to switchin to nextel anyway, just cause more people do have the walkie talkie. but sprint has crushed that idea....
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That's why I haven't signed another cntract because I'm waiting to see what happens. I've not heard ANYTHING good about Sprint. That's who Krystal had before nextel and she said they SUCK!

I need a new phone though, dropping phones I found out aren't good for them

ANYONE got a CHEAP USED Nextel for sale?!?!?! UGH


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That's why I haven't signed another cntract because I'm waiting to see what happens. I've not heard ANYTHING good about Sprint. That's who Krystal had before nextel and she said they SUCK!

I need a new phone though, dropping phones I found out aren't good for them

ANYONE got a CHEAP USED Nextel for sale?!?!?! UGH

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That's why I haven't signed another cntract because I'm waiting to see what happens. I've not heard ANYTHING good about Sprint. That's who Krystal had before nextel and she said they SUCK!

I need a new phone though, dropping phones I found out aren't good for them

ANYONE got a CHEAP USED Nextel for sale?!?!?! UGH
Iv got the same plan you do...
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+ insurance so I can whip it against the wall and just go git a new one
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Oh Verizon's push and Talk sucks, or well last I heard anyways

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K sprint sucks, SBC did buy AT&T but they didnt want anything to do with the cell phone end of it so they sold it to cingular and they are partners but nothing more, they share some stuff and support each other but they are seperate entinties .... nextel's cell phone service sucks but there two way is good... ummm sprints business system is better then mosts but still lacks alot

JUST REMEMBER NO phone services have 100% coverage and you will drop calls ect. buy a good phone it makes a difference when you use your phone alot. T-mobil was good but cingular is so much better cept tmobile's customer service is still rated number one and it was damn good... cingular you practically talk to a wall... but what do you need with customer support.
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I can't believe this, but as this thread is goin on, i get a fuckin collection call for a sprint account i had 4-5 years ago.... douchebags tried resigning me after my 2 years went up, without my approval. So i said sorry, but that's not gonna fly. than try to charge me the breaking the contract fee. call again 5 times, and thought i straightened it out. 2 years later fucktards sell my account to a collection ageny....

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