Best Cell Phone Companies For Truck Drivers?

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Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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I was with Boost (Sprint's no contract brand) for years. Left them for Sprint 2 years ago. I hate Sprint as an OTR driver. To many dropped calls and can't use data while using voice. I also hate their customer service. I am looking into to buying unlocked phones for my wife and myself and switching to Straight Talk. I have a friend who uses it and has zero issues and very few dropped calls. I think they use AT&T's network. That's my next move.

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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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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.

Don's Comment
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The Straight Talk service I have uses Verizon.

I was with Boost (Sprint's no contract brand) for years. Left them for Sprint 2 years ago. I hate Sprint as an OTR driver. To many dropped calls and can't use data while using voice. I also hate their customer service. I am looking into to buying unlocked phones for my wife and myself and switching to Straight Talk. I have a friend who uses it and has zero issues and very few dropped calls. I think they use AT&T's network. That's my next move.

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.

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.

millionmiler24's Comment
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I have been with T-Mobile since July 17 and have paid off 6 phones with them and now are workin on a Galaxy S9+ on my primary line and a Galaxy S9 on my secondary line. The new Galaxy phones are superior to anything out there so far. If you are lookin to make the switch to Android from iOS or lookin for a new Android phone right now, these are the best phones out now and I have them on by far the best carrier.

Rob T.'s Comment
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I have been with T-Mobile since July 17 and have paid off 6 phones with them and now are workin on a Galaxy S9+ on my primary line and a Galaxy S9 on my secondary line. The new Galaxy phones are superior to anything out there so far. If you are lookin to make the switch to Android from iOS or lookin for a new Android phone right now, these are the best phones out now and I have them on by far the best carrier.

Out of curiosity what makes them the best in your opinion? When I was living in Minnesota I had them and the st Paul Minneapolis area was great, but whenever I got about an hour out it became spotty. This was 3 years ago so maybe things have changed. Also seemed to have crap coverage when I drove to Las Vegas throughout NE and CO. Sprint worked alot better for me until I lived in Tampa. Coverage in that area was crap. I can't even begin to count how many times I had dropped calls, and text messages would come through HOURS after my wife had sent them. I switched to Verizon there and loved it. They're definitely pricey but if your paying for the service wouldn't you want to know it's going to work? Drives me crazy to pay for something then be limited on when and where I can use it. I've been with cricket for about 3 months and I'm happy. I'm spending less than I was with Verizon and I haven't noticed hardly any changes in coverage. Granted, I haven't ventured too far out but I have run into lack of coverage in southern Iowa (Creston IA). Cricket works for me as I'm rarely sent that way now.

Mark P.'s Comment
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I have Metro PCS (T Mobile prepay). From what i have seen no issues so far! Before trucking, I have been in some pretty isolated spots, and no issues them either!

(Posted in the right place this time!)

Harlan H.'s Comment
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I just started driving OTR a few months ago. With all the apps I’m using I was burning through data. I searched and found Visible. They are owned by and use Verizon’s network. They have unlimited everything for $40/month ($40 flat, all taxes and fees included, no contract). You can transfer your current phone if you have Verizon or buy one from them. Have had no issues with service or performance, or no more than I do with my personal Verizon phone. You can save more if you add phones in something similar to a family plan.

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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