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Best service in Commack, NY?

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by mvetrano2, May 28, 2008.

  1. mvetrano2

    mvetrano2 New Member

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    Hello,

    I am currently with Sprint, but need to switch service because I am having issues with Sprint that they cannot resolve to my satisfaction. Is there anyone out there that lives near or in Commack, Long Island, New York that gets great cellphone service in their home? If so, what service provider do you use and how are their customer service reps when needed? I am thinking about switching to T-Mobile or AT&T because they seem to offer phones that will work world-wide and I travel to Spain quite often to visit family. Note that Sprint works well in my home and I have had Verizon prior which did not work as well in my home. So, I would like to hear specifically from T-Mobile or AT&T users.

    Thanks,
    Mike.
     
  2. clock3687

    clock3687 Cell Signal?????? Use it!
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    Hey Mike, Welcome to WA! I've been to Long Island quite a few times using T-Mobile. Generally, the coverage is good, but LI is one of the toughest areas for a cell company to cover, so all of them have places they will not work. Last time I went to Elmwood, coverage was pretty good, I had service in all the places I went to, samething with South Huntington. I would 1st check the coverage maps with AT&T & T-Mobile. That will give you a general idea of how both companies work around you, keep in mind those maps are general and not always accurate. I'd say if your in a "Best" to "Moderate" area with AT&T or a 3 bar area with T-Mobile you should be okay, if not then you may have issues with coverage.
    Another thing you can do is pick up a prepaid phone from AT&T and T-Mobile, they generally don't cost anymore than $40-$50 at target or wal-mart and will give you an accurate picture of how coverage is where you live and work. Good luck on the search and keep us posted about your decision.

    EDIT: Also keep in mind that both companies have a 14 day return policy, so take advantage of that if the need arises. T-mobile also has a service called Hotspot@Home that allows you to use your WifI network to make calls in your house, so if the coverage isn't adequate, you can still use your phone.
     
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  3. Yankees368

    Yankees368 Compulsive Signal Checker
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    When it comes to eastern long island, stick to ATT or Verizon. Both Sprint and T-Mobile use 1900 mHz and that just wont cut it out there.

    And since you say you travel over seas a lot, ATT just makes sense for you.
     
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  4. Barciurek

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    Actually it does not.
    T-mobile rate in spain is $0.99 while ATT's rate is $1.29. You get $0.99 in Spain with ATT if you pay extra $5.99 a month..
    T-mobile's SMS costs $0.35 and ATT's costs $0.50
    I'll let you decide but if international is quite important to you, go with T-mo.

    And from what I see, T-mobile's coverage is pretty good up there.
     
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  5. Eric47

    Eric47 Bronze Senior Member
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    Barciurek, Lets stick to members that have first hand knowledge of coverage. we can all speculate, it doesnt accomplish much.


    as for international charges, ATT offers 100 International text messages for $10. thats about 10cents a message and i think 15cents after you go over those. which is a good bit less than anyone ive heard of.

    dont forget the domestic advantages of great phones, rollover, and 71million m2m customers and the ability to have early nights and weekends...

    Good Luck with your decision!
     
  6. Yankees368

    Yankees368 Compulsive Signal Checker
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    Agreed, he will almost 100% need more coverage while at home, then at the few times he is travelling over seas. TMobile is great in the city, but anywhere outside of the city, and you will find yourself out of luck a lot.
     
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  7. Barciurek

    Barciurek Junior Member
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    My speculation about coverage was just an addition, whole post was about international service.
    and that 100 internatiopnal SMS wont do him much for roaming..
    also t-mobile has $0.15 at standard rate for international texting... thats what i fouund on the website cos i pay $0.10 with my prepaid i dont know how it is with postpaid other than website.
     
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  8. mframe

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    The OP mentions that he would like to have a phone that works in Spain, but that does not necessarily mean he would use his provider's international roaming. The cheaper route is, of course, to unlock the phone and use a Spanish provider's SIM card.
     
  9. dead zone

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    <---deer park here well i would of said verizon but you seem you want GSM i had AT&T and Tmobile in the past and was happy with AT&T go with them. there coverage is just much more greater then Tmobile.
     
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    I would also say having an AT&T subscription (to have native 850MHz band) with an unlocked quad-band phone (so he can swap to a local SIM when travelling) would be his best bet.
     
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