What cell provider do you have?

posted 3 years ago in Technology
  • poll: What cell provider do you have?
    Verizon : (30 votes)
    53 %
    AT&T : (10 votes)
    18 %
    Sprint : (8 votes)
    14 %
    T-Mobile : (3 votes)
    5 %
    Other : (6 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    3777 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Sprint, but I hate it. The hassle of switching keeps me there, though.

    Post # 4
    6525 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @MiJeS1104:  i live in Brooklyn and work in Manhattan. I also had this fear and i use A LOT of data, but DH and I share a 4GB plan and never go over. its actually a lot of data.

    So don’t worry, its really not that terrible.

    Post # 5
    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I have AT&T but I live on the other side of the country so service might be different. But when I’ve gone to NY I’ve never had any issues with it. I’ve been with ATT for over 10 years

    Post # 6
    812 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

    @MiJeS1104:  We just switched to Sprint for teh same reason. Overall pretty happy. Coverage can be a bit less than you’re used to but nothing that has ever really comprimised my lifestyle. IE maybe will sometimes have 3G instead of 4G. We’re in baltimore but have been up and down the east coast and I just got back from San Francisco and Napa Valley with no problems. Only time we had no service was North Carolina’s outer banks, but our friends with ATT and Verizon weren’t doing much better.

    Post # 8
    2117 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    @Daizy914:  +1

    FI and I share 4 or 5 GBs of data and we never, ever go over. And we use a LOT of data!

    Also, Verizon sends you texts when you hit 50%, 75%, 90%, etc. of your data, so you know if you’re getting even close.

    Post # 9
    1721 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @MiJeS1104:  I have att and I’ve had them for about 11 years.  For a while I had some issues with them, but I love them overall and *knocking on wood* haven’t had any issues in quite a while!

    Post # 10
    1470 posts
    Bumble bee

    @MiJeS1104:  I’m in the same boat. I have Verizon…and they’re incredibly expensive, my friends with AT&T would faint at my bill. But I have unlimited data. However, I’m eligible for my upgrade and they want to charge me some new stupid upgrade fee and take away my unlimited data. I really want a 4G phone so I know I’d use even more data. They’re making it hard. They’re making me hate them lol. Let me know what you decide to do!

    Post # 11
    473 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I have AT & T in the States and Telstra in Australia. It means I have two cell phones and two sims but at least I don’t have to pay international roaming charges all the time. My AT & T is a no plan contract so I can just pay for the time I’m in USVI and don’t have to worry about it when I’m back in Australia. I look a bit weird always carrying two cell phones around though. 

    Post # 12
    6525 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @MiJeS1104:  i really wouldn’t worry about it. if you really want to, you can call Verizon and ask them how much data you use in a month. They will tell you what you need to NOT go over. I thought I would need 4Gb just for myself, and I don’t. I don’t even use 2GB, and I play games, send pics, constantly check emails, use a lot of diferent apps and I don’t use all of it

    Post # 13
    11607 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Verizon, only because I refuse to go back to AT&T

    Post # 14
    9019 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Verizon, just got on my husband’s plan, finally.  I had Sprint before and hated them with a passion.  About the limited data thing, so far we haven’t gone over our limit but I try to stay logged onto wifi as much as possible.

    Post # 15
    951 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @MiJeS1104:  I had Sprint for the last 3 years.  I switched because intially they had contracts where you could use the Verizon towers for free.  So same coverage but 2/3 of the cost of Verizon.  BUT, they have since lost that coverage and are horrible about providing the signal boosters even if your home address has an extremely poor signal coverage.

    I recently moved to an area that is thankfully out of their network which means I could cancel my contract without a termination fee as long as I returned the phone.  Fine.  It’s a Sprint phone that I couldn’t use with the new provider so why not if it saves me the fee.  Well, it took DAYS of repeatedly faxing the proof of new address and when I would call to confirm it was on the account, I could never reach the same rep again.  Even if I had their phone number, extension and name.  And somehow, the info never made it on to the account.  FINALLY, someone did it and then shipped me the return kit for the phone.  I returned it, got confirmation that they received it.  And low and behold, 2 days ago I got a bill for an early termination fee.  OH HECK NO.  I just called them for the gazillionth time and they say they’ll reverse the charge since he was able to confirm receipt of the equipment but it will take 3-4 days.  We’ll see.

    So, from all of this, my opinion is that Sprint’s customer service is severly lacking.  Almost as poor as their coverage.

    Post # 16
    232 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    T-Mobile and our service is terrible where we live. It was good where we used to live (major city) but now we’re in a small town in the mountains and it’s so spotty! We’re going to switch to Verizon as soon as the plan is up in May. More expensive but so worth it!

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