Phone Networks/types For OTR Drivers

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Alexis 's Comment
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Hey i was wondering what kinds of phones you OTR drivers are using? More importanty,which network(s)? I need a new phone soon,but also planning to start driving school in next few weeks. With all the stress to get into school lol can u please lend me your advice? Nobody wants to roaming charges all over the country right😂 or maybe thats how it goes, i have no clue! I usually buy unlocked phones, does that work? Is phone company contract better choice? How expensive is it? Does it cost more than being in stationary location; like most normal people😂😉

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.

Tractor Man's Comment
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I use Straight Talk and an unlocked phone. My service is on ATT towers. You can choose. $60.00 per month, no contract (pre paid). Unlimited calls, text, 22 gigs of data.

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.

Rob T.'s Comment
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I'm on cricket which I believe is ATT towers. There are quite a few places in southern Iowa and Northeast Nebraska I don't have data coverage. Most of my driving occurs there so I'm unsure of other areas. Near the interstates around the country isn't a problem but you'll have plenty of driving on 2 lane highways. I'm contemplating going back to Verizon due to coverage nearly everywhere but they are more expensive due to such great coverage.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

RealDiehl's Comment
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I have Verizon prepaid. $50 per month, 8gigs data. I get service everywhere I've been accept for Hagerstown, MD. I have autopay so I don't have to worry about paying the bill every month. It automatically comes out of my account.

Turtle's Comment
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I use straight talk $60 per month including taxes. unlimited talk text and data. AT&T towers. Might get spotty service in western Nebraska and Eastern Wyoming, otherwise it's great

Jose R.'s Comment
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I have little to no problems with my iPhone X and the signal I get with Verizon. It can be pricey though depending on carrier.

Hey i was wondering what kinds of phones you OTR drivers are using? More importanty,which network(s)? I need a new phone soon,but also planning to start driving school in next few weeks. With all the stress to get into school lol can u please lend me your advice? Nobody wants to roaming charges all over the country right😂 or maybe thats how it goes, i have no clue! I usually buy unlocked phones, does that work? Is phone company contract better choice? How expensive is it? Does it cost more than being in stationary location; like most normal people😂😉

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.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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I have an unlocked phone that I got off ebay. It's an Honor 8 on Straight Talk unlimited plan. I am on data and my phone is my hotspot. I love it.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I have a Samsung S8 active on T-Mobile, in turn into quite a few spots with no coverage, some that make even no sense.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I have an iPhone SE. can’t stand the huge phones. I use cricket. It is owned by AT&T. Western Nebraska and a lot of Wyoming has no signal. Also Kentucky can be problematic. But Kentucky is problematic for all the large cell phone carriers. The only way to get good cell signal in Kentucky is to use Blue Grass Cellular.

Dave Reid's Comment
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The best national coverage footprint is the Verizon network.

If you don't need a lot of data, the least expensive good program is probably Google Fi.

Lots of other options these days.

If you're running in the eastern 37, you'll have coverage most places with nearly all of the providers...some dead spots in real rural areas. I found one in Alabama today, even with Verizon...but it was only for about 10 minutes. Nearly anyplace you'd stop for your break/sleep, you'll have coverage with about all of them. But the absolute best is the Verizon network....probably also the most expensive.

Hey i was wondering what kinds of phones you OTR drivers are using? More importanty,which network(s)? I need a new phone soon,but also planning to start driving school in next few weeks. With all the stress to get into school lol can u please lend me your advice? Nobody wants to roaming charges all over the country right😂 or maybe thats how it goes, i have no clue! I usually buy unlocked phones, does that work? Is phone company contract better choice? How expensive is it? Does it cost more than being in stationary location; like most normal people😂😉

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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