Best Cell Phone Companies For Truck Drivers?

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Shiva's Comment
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About to start training OTR Monday, what are the best cell phone plans and phones considering coverage, data rates minutes etc...

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Verizon has the best coverage of any network but they're also the most expensive. AT&T is a close second in coverage and also very expensive. The others are cheaper for good reason - you're not going to get the coverage you will with the others.

Here is a great website called OpenSignal which will show you highly detailed coverage maps of all of the carriers.

Errol V.'s Comment
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If you put "cell phone companies" in the search box, and scan the replies, you'll find the answer (Verizon) and why.

Anchorman's Comment
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Have you tried using the search function for this topic? There are a ton of threads already started on this FAQ.

Auggie69's Comment
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Can't beat an LG Stylo phone and Cricket (AT&T) service for $35mo. No contract.

Unless you use a ton of data then you may want to look elsewhere.

Shiva's Comment
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Can't beat an LG Stylo phone and Cricket (AT&T) service for $35mo. No contract.

Unless you use a ton of data then you may want to look elsewhere.

Thanks. I'm currently with Virgin Mobile, they have great coverage in metropolitan areas, but not so great in rural areas. Just a little concerned with coverage as I will be using an app to submit paperwork

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Auggie69's Comment
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Yeah, I think Virgin uses Sprint as does Boost. I liked Boost but coverage was not so great.

Cricket so far is awesome. That $35 has 2.5gb of high-speed data and is all inclusive. Unlimited text, phone and data is only throttled after 2.5gb not turned off.

And if you port a number that LG Stylo is only $99. I had a Galaxy S4 and the Stylo seems to be just as good.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Shiva's Comment
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Yeah, I think Virgin uses Sprint as does Boost. I liked Boost but coverage was not so great.

Cricket so far is awesome. That $35 has 2.5gb of high-speed data and is all inclusive. Unlimited text, phone and data is only throttled after 2.5gb not turned off.

And if you port a number that LG Stylo is only $99. I had a Galaxy S4 and the Stylo seems to be just as good.

Thanks, I'll definitely will look into cricket

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I'm with Sprint and have unlimited everything. There are times where I may not have 4g lte service but I always have service. Plus, sprint is the only one to offer unlimited data of the larger companies.

Michael C.'s Comment
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Don't forget to check out T-mobile they offer unlimited talk/text/data for $80 a month. I talked to a driver at the yard the other day who had them and said they are pretty decent unless your going extremely rural.

Justin (Jakebrake)'s Comment
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T-Mobile is cheap and has great coverage and unlimited data Verizon and AT&T will you give the best coverage but have limited data and will be spendy cricket won't get you amywhere I had them before and couldn't ever get service if youre going OTR remember you won't always be in the best places so pick a good carrier. I would recommend AT&T or T-Mobile you'll have good Service just about every where.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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