On Cell Phone Forums
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    danr_18@yahoo.com
    Guest
    Are there any prepaid plans which have good service in NY(C)/NH/ME/VT ?
    Preferably GSM?
    Cingular prepaid has much worse service in NH/MW/VT than their regular
    plans do.

    Thanks




    See More: Prepaid plans which have good service in NY(C)/NH/ME/VT ?



  2. #2
    JoshIII
    Guest

    Re: Prepaid plans which have good service in NY(C)/NH/ME/VT ?

    <danr_18@yahoo.com> wrote in message ...
    > Are there any prepaid plans which have good service in
    > NY(C)/NH/ME/VT ? Preferably GSM?
    > Cingular prepaid has much worse service in
    > NH/MW/VT than their regular plans do.
    >
    > Thanks



    JoshIII responds:

    CDMA coverage for ME, NH, and VT is good. Coverage in these three states for
    the most part is by a carrier or carriers other than Verizon.

    So if you were to get Verizon prepaid or Inpulse at Walmart or Page Plus
    Cellular, you would be roaming allot in those areas, and it would be more
    expensive.

    Generally, prepaid is more expensive per minute than any post paid
    plan. For an emergency use only cellphone, prepaid is the plan of choice.

    If you need a cellphone for emergency use only, I would recommend a CDMA
    model TracFone. It roams on any available carrier, if no home carrier
    signals are present, and at no additional cost per minute. Although, when
    roaming with a CDMA model TracFone, the cost per minute is twice the local
    calling area rate, i.e., 2 units per minutes instead of 1 unit per minutes
    for local calling area calls.

    In other words, the roaming rate would stay the same regardless of the
    carrier your CDMA model TracFone is using when roaming.

    Go to www.tracfone.com and choose "Coverage Maps". Then enter the zipcode
    where you plan to activate your cellphone. It will show you the coverage
    maps for the CDMA model TracFones and the GSM (Single Rate) model TracFones,
    which will be different.

    Ideally, for CDMA model TracFones, you want to see your local calling area
    as large as possible, i.e., to include parts of two or more states. Then
    you would rarely need to roam. If your local calling area is only one or
    two counties, you would be roaming allot, and then a CDMA TracFone is not
    your best choice.

    The current CDMA model TracFones that are available, but hard to find are:
    c343
    2126
    v120
    v60i(cdma)
    2285(digital only)
    5180i(single band only)

    Hope this helps!

    JoshIII, 20JUL06, < josh3i at hotmail . com >
    http://pasofinosc.tripod.com
    Prepaid advice? Activating a TracFone soon?
    Get an email referral from any TracFone user
    before you activate and you'll both receive
    100 free airtime minutes! Check my website
    before deciding on TracFone.







  3. #3
    danr_18@yahoo.com
    Guest

    Re: Prepaid plans which have good service in NY(C)/NH/ME/VT ?

    Thanks - I'll look into it (and I gather you deal commerically with
    Tracfone, so would be a bit prejudiced :-) ).

    To clarify, the story is this... It's for someone who is from abroad,
    to use for 2 WEEKS.

    1.5 days will be in Canada (I doubt any prepaid will roam in Canada -
    Cingular doesn't) and 4 days will be travelling between upstate NY to
    get to Canada and back to NYC and touring via ME/VT/NH. The rest of the
    time, they will be in NYC (where Cingular prepaid is fine).

    I have an unlocked GSM phone I can lend them and Cingular will activate
    the phone on a prepaid plan with a new GSM card for nothing. Thus, the
    ONLY cost, is the cost of the prepaid plan.

    Is there anything economical (including either a cheap/free phone or
    using my GSM phone) which can be used in this situation.


    JoshIII wrote:




  4. #4
    Peanutjake
    Guest

    Re: Prepaid plans which have good service in NY(C)/NH/ME/VT ?




    i would get a Tracfone.
    You can get one for $19.99 with a bunch of minutes.
    I have found that my US Tracfone works in Toronto and Montreal. I also had
    good service in NY, Conn and Mass.

    You can get a phone, a 60 minute air time card and 120 extra free minutes
    for $19.99 by sending an email to
    tracfone AT alex4all.com.
    You will receive an email from the Tracfone company.
    Look in your inbox or bulk mail folder for it.






  • Similar Threads