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Wireless service for traveler

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by Guest, Aug 20, 2002.

  1. Guest

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    I'm looking for a reliable wireless service that will operate in the Vicksburg area of Michigan (49097), plus have coverage for traveling which would include Las Vegas, New Orleans, Boston, Nashville, and West Palm Beach. I currently use Verizon out of Grand Rapids, MI and it has been an outstanding service. The only place it hasn't worked is Elizabethtown, KY. The problem is I can't get digital service in Kalamazoo and I've purchased more batteries and battery chargers than I care to count and all my customers in the Kalamazoo area have to call long distance through Grand Rapids. I would like to find a digital service for this area as well as decent nationwide service. Any ideas? I keep seeing advertisements for Voicestream, Nextel, CenturyTel, etc., and they promise you the world, but I don't want to jump until I get some personal input. Replies will be very appreciated.
     
  2. ComicalMoodyDan

    ComicalMoodyDan Gold Senior Member
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    Honestly I would say stick with Verizon if you are generally happy with it.
     
  3. Jack

    Jack Silver Senior Member
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    I would say that you should consider century tel Which will become alltel in mid spetember.

    Voicestream does offer digital service is Kalamazoo. and Elizabethtown KY. and every other place that you said. I would also give them a try

    Jack
     
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    I have to disagree with you there Jack, if he is on the road a lot between those places he is likely to encounter more dead spots with VoiceStream. CenturyTel might be a good idea but I would wait until their CDMA conversion and until ALLTEL fully intergrates it with their CDMA network which I believe hasn't happened yet.
     
  5. Jack

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    When I put in the zip code 49097 at alltel.com it says something to the effect that Century tel is becoming alltel look for us in mid september

    Are you going to be traveling by car or air to those places????

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    Jack, thanks for the reply. We'll drive to all except Las Vegas and beyond. For that we'll fly. We have kids and grandkids on the East Coast and my dad is in Florida. It's nice to have a car to tour the areas.

    Lynn
     
  7. Guest

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    Thanks for the reply. Trying to choose a wireless company is like shooting in the dark. The local Nextel dealer was a little wary about coverage in my town, so he gave me a phone to try. The coverage was decent, but their phones tear up my hearing aids. TMobile says they don't have coverage in my area. People who have had Sprint around here tell me to avoid it at all costs.
     

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