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Connecticut Shoreline service... who's best?

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by elisherer, Aug 20, 2002.

  1. elisherer

    elisherer New Member

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    I just recently moved to Madison CT and am looking for advise on whether to keep my Verizon service, or change to Cingular (or someone else)? From what I can tell, VW is good, but there are still a number of dead (or analog) spots, especially through Guilford and Branford...

    Any advise?
     
  2. Mooby

    Mooby Senior Member
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    From everything I've read here, Verizon is probably your best bet followed by Sprint or Cingular. Bobolito was saying in another thread that he found Cingular's CT shoreline service lacking. A friend of mine has Cingular and it tends to act up in some parts of the state(areas of Mansfield, Tolland, New Hartford etc)Sprint has coverage all along 95 but if you're going to be on backroads Sprint may not work well. I'd say stick with Verizon as they seem to have the overall best coverage in Connecticut. That area may just not be a great area for cell service. I'd say stick with Verizon but as always see what others here have to say before forming your decision.
     
  3. bobolito

    bobolito Diamond Senior Member
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    That's right Mooby. Along I-95, I have found Cingular (old SNET) service having some weak spots which can drop a call if you are driving. Overall is not that bad, but since it is an interstate, coverage could be better. Surprisingly, in some remote roads, coverage was similar and not worse as one would expect. I believe AT&T, which has some 1900Mhz licenses in CT, may have better coverage along the major roads.
     
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  4. Mooby

    Mooby Senior Member
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    I had nothing but problems with AT&T Wireless using their Free2Go. I couldn't even hit one of their towers until I drove to Torrington to the ATTWS store(I checked my phone when I left UConn, when I arrived for a quick stop off at my home in Simsbury, and then finally when I got to the store). That combined with the poor customer service I got turned me off of ATTWS. I've heard they have great coverage in Litchfield county but that's quite a ways from the shoreline. My guess is that Verizon will probably be the best but you would probably get by pretty well with Sprint of Cingular if they should have a compelling plan or phone for you.
     

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