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Discussion in 'Southern US Wireless Forum' started by dead zone, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. dead zone

    dead zone Junior Member
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    I live in the nyc metro area and love my phone, but i traveled down to florida and omg. soon as i hit n. carolina boooom roaming comes along! i was scared to use the phone cuz of the roaming charges. calls would always say altell. I thought verizon was good everywhere. it happen all the way down to florida and in the tampa bay area it just sucked(pascohernando counties). I heard Tmobile and Alltell are good down there. I just cant wait too see my bill :eek:
     
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    Try Cingular Wireless or ATT Wireless you use both networks

    just depends on what plans you like

    for the text messangers use ATT w/ free incoming texts

    and for Cingular is good for the talker w/ rollover

    they have GSM
     
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  3. AnthroMatt

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    I never had a problem with Verizon in northern and central Florida. What parts of Pasco and Hernando counties were you in?
     
  4. iGlenn

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    Ok, first of all take a deep breath and RELAX. If you have Americas Choice you won't be charged roaming. While you were down there when your phone was in "stand by" mode it should have said "Extended Network" and while you were actually on a call the all timer would display "Roaming." This is perfectly normal for LG phones, whenever you are off of your home SID your phone thinks your roaming (because technically you are). But if your on Americas Choice VZW doesn't charge you roaming as long as the phone displays either "Verizon Wireless" or "Extended Network" before you make the call.
     
  5. rich6880

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    I always thought Alltel had agreements with Verizon, so that it was part of the extened network.

    Did you do the *228 ritual, recently?
     
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  6. agentHibby

    agentHibby Iowa Cellular Guru
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    Alltel should be free roam on the Americas Choice plans so you should be ok on that one. If you were on AT&T I think alot there network in Florida is Free Roam.
    Hope you don't have to pay for roaming.
     
  7. lilprincess2

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    lol i just had to laugh at this thread title :lmao: .. I hope you are on a America's choice plan as well cause paying for roaming sucks!
     
  8. SQFreak

    SQFreak Moto's Not So Bad Anymore
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    You were on I-95, I suppose? I-95 travels through native VZW territory until you hit the NC state line, where you'll enter Alltel's Extended Network coverage.

    You will not be charged roaming on the America's Choice plan unless you have a solid (not flashing) roaming indicator and/or the phone's banner says "Roaming" (not "Roam" - that's normal for any call made outside your home SID).
     
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  9. dead zone

    dead zone Junior Member
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    yea thanks for clearing that up...im not familiar with these phones....but yea all thru 95 service was good making calls....till NC I-95 Extended Network...people were calling me im like o **** .69 cents a call.
     
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    I found Alltel on I-95 in NC to be pretty pathetic, did you have any problems?
     
  11. Jmorgan480

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    I live In Charlotte NC I have the LG VX6000 Camera Phone it works Awesome. I am on the Americas choice plan.

    Verizon Rules.
     
  12. axvx8xoxr

    axvx8xoxr Bronze Senior Member
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    I have been in that area with both my VX4400 and VX6000, and they both worked perfectly, despite sometimes getting the flashing extended network indicator..
     
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  13. SQFreak

    SQFreak Moto's Not So Bad Anymore
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    Where VZW has native coverage in NC, they are by far the coverage king. (I'm moving to North Meck in a few weeks.)
     
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  14. SQFreak

    SQFreak Moto's Not So Bad Anymore
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    As a rule of thumb in NC, Alltel's coverage isn't anything to highly promote, but it manages to get the job done...usually. VZW's coverage is spectacular, and any North Carolinian will back me up on that.

    I-95 runs through just a bit of native coverage in NC, and that's in the Fayetteville area.
     
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  15. dead zone

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    yea i stayed overnight in fayetteville ....such a nice town....people were very very nice...hotel clarion sucked tho....
     

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