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Coverage in northeastern Vermont

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by kilarney, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. kilarney

    kilarney New Member

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    My contract with Verizon is coming up.
    I'm having a hard time choosing between Verizon and Unicel. I live in Saint Johnsbury, where Unicel has better coverage. (although Verizon is supposedly looking for a rooftop location in town) But... I'm really more concerned with coverage outside of town, since I am more likely to be using my phone on the road.
    When I get a new phone, it will most likely be all digital. Which makes me think twice about signing up with Verizon. It seems like Unicel has been building all sorts of sites throughout Vermont, whereas you seldom hear about Verizon constructing new sites. But maybe Unicel just has a better press office.

    I mainly travel I-91 to Connecticut and I-93 to Nashua.

    So what do people think? For general coverage in Vermont, who is better? Verizon CDMA or Unicel GSM? Or perhaps mroe importantly, who is showing a real effort to become better?
     
  2. Blaise

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    I would say Unicel provides much better service in Vermont. I know for a fact Unicel provides better coverage in northwest Vermont and Northeast New York.

    Unicel has been building new and upgrading old sites throughout New York and Vermont. While Verizon has been pretty much the same in this area for a while and has no future plans for upgrading its network here (I have talked with many Verizon reps about this).

    If you live in this area and have Verizon service you need to buy a phone that is capable of both digital and analog reception because Veizion will roam analog from some of Unicel's old sites. Without analog, you would have very limited coverage.

     
  3. Andy

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    Don't just wait for Press releases- if Verizon would release a press release for every new site that goes up, their marketing department wouldn't get any sleep at night. ;)
     
  4. Blaise

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    I have talked with many Verizon Network techs(that know what is going on).

    No plans to build new sites in this area.

     
  5. Rasputin

    Rasputin Bronze Senior Member
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    coverage with VZN is pretty in the south, but once you head north it is not nealy as good as Unicel.
     
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    What about USCC? I know they rock in all of New Hampshire!
     
  7. jones

    jones Silver Senior Member
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    For a very rural State like VT
    you're Lucky to get Inside Home Coverage.
    The Major Roads Usually have Coverage
    Before your Home gets Coverage.
    This calls for a Celebration,
    your Treat.
     
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