Company Cell Phones

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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Do you have any coverage issues with straight talk? I have a lot of dead zones with T Mobile and have been thinking about switching.

My understanding is that Straight Talk uses the Verizon network. I have Verizon and it is very reliable. When I was at Big Island, Virginia, my company tablet did not have service but my cell phone did. That should say something about the Verizon network.

And Jamie, I have the Schneider tablet myself, but it cannot replace my phone, even for company business.

TM, absolutely no offense taken. I enjoy your posts and often crack up at your responses. Keep 'em coming!

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Due to CA law; Swift reimburses us $1.50 a week for cell usage.

If my math is correct, that's like a whole $6 per month.

PackRat's Comment
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Due to CA law; Swift reimburses us $1.50 a week for cell usage.

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If my math is correct, that's like a whole $6 per month.

If that’s $6 before taxes in Cali, probably $1.11 net.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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I've been on Metro PCS/T-Mobile now for around 3 years. Had the $60 month plan for the 10 gigs hotspot. Usually had to go top up for another 10-20 in the month. as I used it a LOT for hotspot....Then they upped the top up to 2 gigs for $5 (was 1gig per $5) Now the $60 has been upped to 15 gigs a month ! I checked around and didn't find any cell service even close to that amount of gigs.....

My $150 LG Stylos Pro 3, works better than my buddies, wifes', $900 Samsung !....Plus when I joined Metro after 90 days they send you the unlock key to click... Which again, was nice, I used it while I spent 3 months in the mountain jungle province in the Philippines back in 2016-17, once I bought a sim card over there. Cell phone worked even better than my stay at a hotels' wi-fi

Hopefully it works just as great, once I get to travel this country here lol

Tractor Man's Comment
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You will absolutely hate T Mobile OTR.

Good coverage in large Metro areas, sucks almost everywhere else!

Sorry to burst your bubble!

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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 T's Comment
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I don't have a lot of issues with TMobile except for parts of the Dakotas, WY, and MT.

You will absolutely hate T Mobile OTR.

Good coverage in large Metro areas, sucks almost everywhere else!

Sorry to burst your bubble!

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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.

Solo's Comment
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Thus far, I've had no signal issues w/ my VZW phone or my ATT mobile hotspot while OTR.

My company does not reimburse me, but I do get a company discount.

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.

Turtle's Comment
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Straight Talk doesn't sell AT&T phones anymore, only Verizon. BUT you can purchase an AT&T phone elsewhere and hook up to Straight Talk service, using AT&T towers. That's what I have for my wife and myself.

I found the coverage to be great everywhere, except parts of NE and WY.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Straight Talk doesn't sell AT&T phones anymore, only Verizon. BUT you can purchase an AT&T phone elsewhere and hook up to Straight Talk service, using AT&T towers. That's what I have for my wife and myself.

I found the coverage to be great everywhere, except parts of NE and WY.

I am on the BYOP plan. Did not get my phone through ST. You can choose coverage through any of the Big 4. ATT, Verizon, T Mobile, or Sprint

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.

Tractor Man's Comment
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The phone just needs to be compatable with the provider you choose. My current Moto G6 is compatable with all 4.

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.

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