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Wilkes-Barre / Scranton PA Signal Quality

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by kida, Jul 31, 2002.

  1. kida

    kida New Member

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    I'm currently with AT&T and trying to decide if I should stay. AT&T has some bad spots in both Mountain Top and the Back Mountain.

    I tried my friends Verizon phone and seemed to get better reception. Any opinions on the best carrier in Luzerne County?
     
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    Jack Silver Senior Member
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    If his/her verizon works better then switch

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    All I know is that my relatives in Mountaintop have ATT and they get good service as did I when I was there. Voicestream was weak.
     
  4. kida

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    The problem is Verizon does not have a number that is local to Mountain Top (where I live). They have a Trucksville and Pittston number but no Wilkes-Barre. Which seems odd since they provide local service for Wilkes-Barre. Also, their Trucksville numbers do not support caller id.

    I definitely notice a clearer connection on Verizon. Is that due to more cell towers or CDMA vs. TDMA? But I cant make a regional toll call everytime I call my cell phone. Nextel?
     
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    Jack, that was not helpful
     
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    Hmm - That area S of WB is pretty hilly - I do know ATT has a tower over at Bear Creek at the WB Exit on I-476. I can tell you for the experience I've had in Southern Luzerne (more along I-80 and Berwick etc.) and in WB Scranton metro, I've had pretty good luck.

    If VZW has a site which is more favorably located, they might be your best bet - assuming you can pay the toll charges.

    Personally, I think ATT has a better overall system in NE PA than VZW, but that's just my opinion. Sprint and Voicestream I'd stay away from. Nextel - well - I'd be careful and see if I could get a trial which I could return if I didn't like my coverage.

    jason
     
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    Verizion has a regional plan that lets you call all of pennsylvania, deleware and new jersey........
     
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    Unfortunately Verizon cant give me a number local to my home phone. WHats up with that? No WIlkes-Barre number?
     

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