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help...college bound son

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by Guest, Apr 21, 2002.

  1. Guest

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    I live in Miami and my son is going to Carnege Mellon in Pittsburg. What is the best service from there?
     
  2. ComicalMoodyDan

    ComicalMoodyDan Gold Senior Member
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    I'm not familar with that area but I am assuming he will be making long distance calls at least back to you that is and since he is a college student he will be coming home for spring break and etc... I think I'd recommend a nationwide plan with him either through Verizon or Cingular. Cingular has plans right now they call the Cingular Nation Plans where there is no roaming or long distance charges across the country and they throw in 3,500 bonus night and weekend minutes also. Verizon has those America Choice plans which include most of the country, includes long distance, and they throw in a bucket of 4,000 night and weekend minutes now. Just make sure the area he travels around there is covered on what Verizon calls the America Choice Network, otherwise you might want to lean more towards Cingular since its clearly no roaming or long distance anywhere you are in the US. Sprint PCS might be a good option too if they cover both places well there plans also include nationwide long distance and as long as you are on the Sprint PCS digital network you can make calls to anybody in the country and it just deducts from your minutes. I'll give you some links below to help you remember if you are looking at Cingular to look at there "Cingular Nation plans, with Verizon its "America's Choice", and with Sprint PCS its there "Free and Clear" plans.


    Cingular Wireless


    Verizon Wireless


    Sprint PCS
     
  3. Guest

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    I am a student at CMU and I have asked about cellular service around here. Flat out do not get cingular.... it sucks. Basically the only service you want to go with here in pittsburgh is AT&T or Verizon. My friends have AT&T and they like it a lot. I'm not too familiar w/ ppl w/ Verizon, but one of my friends that has AT&T and has also lived in pittsburgh told me that verizon is not bad. The only reason he went w/ AT&T was unlimited wireless internet. I'm not sure if they offer that any more though. Basically it's a matter of phone and plan difference when it comes to Verizon and AT&T in pittsburgh. Verizon actually offers a plan called National SingleRate which is covered in the whole US. The America's choice is sketchy in some of the states. No offense to TNDan21, but Cingular is a bad service here from what I've heard. hope this helps

    Jacob Sze
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  4. ComicalMoodyDan

    ComicalMoodyDan Gold Senior Member
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    No Offense taken you know the area better then me [​IMG]
     
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    May I ask how Voicestream is in that area? According to their map, it looks like they cover that entire area of Pittsburgh. They service both area codes there (412 & 724). They cover Miami aswell. They service both area codes there too (305 & 786). Voicestream has good Nationwide plans too. I have supplied their map and their rate plans in the links below. Check them out. I have had them for over a year now, and just love them.

    By the way, Voicestream's rate plans include Free Roaming & Free Long Distance across the US, and UNLIMITED weekends.

    Voicestream Wireless (Nationwide Map)

    Voicestream Wireless (Nationwide Rate Plans)
     
  6. Guest

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    i'm not too sure about voicestream... my friend just told me that AT&T or Verizon is prolly the way to go in the Pgh area. I mean, Pittsburgh is a pretty decent sized city so I'm guessing that any cellular service would be good in the city, but the service is prolly challenged when you're not in the "city" of pittsburgh, like on the outskirts. CMU is not exactly secluded, but it's not in the city. I'll try to ask my friend what he thinks about Voicestream and post.

    Jacob Sze
     
  7. ComicalMoodyDan

    ComicalMoodyDan Gold Senior Member
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    Ignore him, Jacob. He is consistenly plugging VoiceStream so much anymore that none of the regulars including myself really pay attention to him or read his posts anymore since Aiwapro adds nothing to the board except a plug for his Cell phone company.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Jacob Sze
     
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    :) verizon or at&t

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