Welcome to Our WirelessAdvisor Community!

You are viewing our forums as a GUEST. Please join us so you can post and view all the pictures.
Registration is easy, fast and FREE!

service in New England

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by Guest, Mar 31, 2002.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    What do people think the best service in New England is? Or even putting it closer to home the best service in rural Western Massachusetts, or Hampshire County. Now all you people from the Western part of the U.S. need to stay out of this one, how can you possibly answer honestly. Right now I'm leaning in the direction of Cingular wireless/Nextel. Have extreme difficulty picking up a cell inside my home, using Verizon.

    THX
     
  2. SirIsaacNewton

    SirIsaacNewton New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2002
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    I live in Connecticut. I carry Verizon.

    In New England GENERALLY, I'd vote Verizon.

    What the best service is in YOUR BACKYARD, I can't say. And only you can decide whether you are mostly interested in your backyard or elsewhere through the region.

    My wife and I hike. We have hiked throughout the New England region and are frequently in the 'rural' areas of the states. I also travel throughout the region on business.
    Everyone we hike with seems to have a cell phone of some kind. In general, my Verizon phone (StarTac 7868) works as well and in as many places as any of them. It often works where others don't -- and is frequently in analog mode. Are there places where my phone doesn't work? Sure! Quite a few, unfortunately. Are there places where someone else's phone works and mine doesn't? Sure! Are there many? No! Does Verizon work in my backyard? Marginally! It's a lot better from the second floor than from the first and a lot better from the backyard than from inside the house.

    Do I care? Yes and no! I am not trying to replace my landline phone. If I really, really want to make a free long distance call from my house, I can go to the second floor and almost always make it without difficulty -- or in the summer, I can go to my back patio. I recommend that people who want to phone me call my lineline number. If I'm expecting a call and I go out, I will call-forward the landline to my cellphone.

    For WESTERN Massachusetts (west of I-91), I'd probably vote Cingular as my SECOND choice (based on friends recommendation and the fact that I carried a SNET phone many, many years ago!). Note however, that it is NOT an eastern Massachusetts power (that's definitely Verizon country) nor a New York or Vermont provider. So -- as I said above -- it depends on where in the state and region you really want the thing to work well.
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thank you for your in put.........appreciated!
     
  4. aiwapro

    aiwapro Silver Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2002
    Messages:
    2,437
    Likes Received:
    0
    I live in Ohio, but I would say that if the signal from Verizon isn't getting through your house, then Cingulat definately won't, because Cingular operates at a frequency of 1900 MHz, and Verizon operates at a much lower 800MHz.
     
  5. Rich

    Rich Bronze Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2001
    Messages:
    769
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    New Port Richey, FL
    My Phone:
    BlackBerry® Style™ 9670 s
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Sprint- AT&t
    Here's a link to Nextel's more detailed coverage map, this will tell you if you can get good coverage in your home. Just put your address in and "zoom in".... it will tell you what kind of coverage you can get...i.e In buliding, car or street coverage. Nextel's coverage
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanks for input everyone, when out and bought the motorola timeport 270c, and got verizon prepaid, to check it out. I just walk around outside like I have a diving rod and have picked up a cell! Yeah.
    As for nextel absolutely no coverage for this specific area not even on the main rte that leads to a few colleges.
     
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    oops that's a divining rod [​IMG]
     
  8. SirIsaacNewton

    SirIsaacNewton New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2002
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Christopher/aiwapro,

    Sorry! But in those areas of WESTERN Massachusetts where CINGULAR has service at all, it is 840MHz. They are the "A" side carrier. Verizon is the "B" side statewide. Cingular has NO 1900 service in Massachusetts.

    And FYI, "A" side in Eastern Massachusetts is mostly ATT with a smattering of others -- mostly, I think, Cell-1.

    From my friends experience, VoiceStream service is very bad to non-existent in western and rural Massachusetts.
     

Share This Page

Copyright 1997-2022 Wireless Advisor™, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered and unregistered trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
WirelessAdvisor.com is not associated by ownership or membership with any cellular, PCS or wireless service provider companies and is not meant to be an endorsement of any company or service. Some links on these pages may be paid advertising or paid affiliate programs.

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice