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    ML
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    Im travelling to the USA next year, my second visit. I was a registered
    T-Mobile user when I was last there and I noticed as soon as you left metro
    areas you lost reception. What provider can you recommend for my next visit?







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    Cognitions
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    Quote Originally Posted by ML
    Im travelling to the USA next year, my second visit. I was a registered
    T-Mobile user when I was last there and I noticed as soon as you left metro
    areas you lost reception. What provider can you recommend for my next visit?
    Here
    Quote Originally Posted by Cognitions
    Net-10 - 10 Cents a Minute No Contract, No Fee's

    Virgin Mobile®
    10¢, BUT only after you talk 10 minutes at 25¢ each per day.
    $75 minimum per month just to get to a 10¢ per minute rate every day.


    Verizon INpulseSM
    10¢, BUT only after 99¢ daily access fee.
    $30 access fee per month even if you don't use the phone. Using 200 minutes per month will actually cost you 25¢ per minute. Roaming calls are 69¢ per minute.


    T-Mobile
    To Go®
    10¢, BUT only when you buy a $100 airtime card.
    $100 or 1,000 minutes minimum purchase to continue to receive 10¢ per minute.


    Go Phone® Plans from Cingular
    10¢, BUT only after you are charged an additional $1 fee per day.*

    $30 fee per month in order to get a 10¢ per minute rate every day.


    Boost Mobile®

    15¢ on nights and weekends, and 25¢ per minute daytime rate M-F.

    At least 15¢ for every single minute you talk.


    MovidaSM
    20¢ per minute.
    20¢ per minute plus applicable taxes.





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    With that being said, who gives a shi* if they offer 2 phones for net10. Once you guys grow older you'll realize that a phone is not an extention of your ego, you'll be better off. A phone is used to call people when you're not at home to do so. I signed up for unlimited long distance at the house. I dont care if people think my nokia 1100 looks dumb or dated, it gets the job done. I'm through with contracts... I mean really, you're signing your life away for 1-2 years for the sake of having a phone that people think looks cool. Yea, I'd pay 300 for a phone I thought would increase my social status, make me look rich... and guess what.. it didn't.

    My advice is, sign up for vonage, (24.99/mo) for unlimited calling *makes up for the tempting contracts offering unlimited nights and weekends (mostly starting at 9pm... come on). Hey, you dont get the frequencies going through your head... Get a prepaid to tell someone you'll be home so and so, or you'll be somewhere... that's it. Cellphones are the most useless inventions ever. THEY'RE MONEY PITS. Think about it.. why the hell would you want internet on a phone that takes an entire minute to type in an internet address... These phones load the internet so slow and show so little, there's almost no use. WANT TO SEE SPORTS SCORES? Christ, turn on your computer and access the internet. "t-mobile has internet"... Whoop-te-do


    Anyway, I signed up for this site just to reply to this thread... Prepaid is the way to go... get out of your verizon contracts with no termination fee-ask me how.

    Joe.



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    Donald Newcomb
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    Re: Best Pre-Paid Cellular Network


    "ML" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Im travelling to the USA next year, my second visit. I was a registered
    > T-Mobile user when I was last there and I noticed as soon as you left

    metro
    > areas you lost reception. What provider can you recommend for my next

    visit?

    I don't think you will find a perfect solution. A legacy of the way that the
    original cellular licensing was done in the 1980s is that we still have
    quite a bit of domestic (intracarrier) roaming (particularly in rural
    areas), which usually does not work with prepaid. This website may help you
    decide :http://www.cellguru.net/

    --
    Donald Newcomb
    DRNewcomb (at) attglobal (dot) net





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    JoshIII
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    Re: Best Pre-Paid Cellular Network

    > > "ML" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > Im travelling to the USA next year, my second visit. I was a registered
    > > T-Mobile user when I was last there and I noticed as soon as you left
    > > metro areas you lost reception. What provider can you recommend
    > > for my next visit?

    >

    "Donald Newcomb" <[email protected]attglobal.NOT.net> wrote
    > I don't think you will find a perfect solution. A legacy of the way that

    the
    > original cellular licensing was done in the 1980s is that we still have
    > quite a bit of domestic (intracarrier) roaming (particularly in rural
    > areas), which usually does not work with prepaid. This website may help

    you
    > decide :http://www.cellguru.net/



    For domestic US prepaid the choices are simple:

    For best coverage, choose prepaid plans that use the following CDMA
    networks: Verizon (national coverage)
    Alltel (national coverage)
    US Cellular (regional coverage, roams other
    networks)
    Sprint (semi-national coverage, roams other
    networks)

    - prepaid plans using these networks include:
    TracFone (uses Verizon, Alltel, US Cellular, others)
    Virgin Mobile (uses Sprint only, does not roam on
    others)
    SimpleFreedom (uses Alltel)
    "Inpulse" (Verizon prepaid)

    JoshIII, 22SEP05
    upstate south carolina
    [email protected] Google users: josh3i at hotmail.com
    http://www.geocities.com/sparticus10...rral_blog.html
    Activating a new or refurbished TracFone soon? Be sure to get a referral
    (by email) from a TracFone user *before* you activate and you'll both
    receive 100 FREE minutes airtime! Check out the refurbished
    Nokia 2285/1221/1100 or Motorola v120 *free phone* specials at:
    www.tracfone.com
    TracFone uses Alltel, Verizon, Cingular, and T-Mobile wireless networks,
    just to name a few. I've been a satisfied TracFone user 4 years








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    David L
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    Re: Best Pre-Paid Cellular Network

    If you wish maximum possible reception for rural areas, including
    national parks, mountanous areas, especially out in the west, then get
    a CDMA phone with analog capability. A phoe that uses Verizon would be
    a good bet.

    Cingular GSM coverage is getting much better, they are the current
    largest carrier in the US. Should be good for most major roadway
    coverage. Still not the best solution for the extreme rural areas.

    Prepay plans with good coverage from the largest carriers are becomming
    common.




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