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Rainy 's Comment
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I had Verizon and it didnt work in my freakin home. I have T mobile now with unlimited everything. The roaming is very high usage so i dont usually run outta that either. But yes i get dead spots. I was considering getting the weeboost.

Prime has a fleet discount on phones but you have to change your number to a MO number and buy a phone for like $200. after that it is like $10 a week out of your pay for unlimited TTD. it was AT T years ago. i think it is sprint now but not sure.

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.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I had Verizon and it didnt work in my freakin home. I have T mobile now with unlimited everything. The roaming is very high usage so i dont usually run outta that either. But yes i get dead spots. I was considering getting the weeboost.

Prime has a fleet discount on phones but you have to change your number to a MO number and buy a phone for like $200. after that it is like $10 a week out of your pay for unlimited TTD. it was AT T years ago. i think it is sprint now but not sure.

Rainy, I'm surprised Verizon didn't work in your home. Did you try it outside the cave? (Just teasing) sorry.gif

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.

Jamie's Comment
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Yeah I don't think Verizon works very well in dungeons. embarrassed.gif

Marc Lee's Comment
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Discount program maybe.

I think J.B. Hunt has one. Wasn't there long enough to scope it out but I seem to recall trainer mentioning it.

Worth a shot. More likely than free!

Tractor Man's Comment
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The first 5 miles I drive each day pays my cell phone bill. I really don't want a company paid cell phone. If they own it..........they can tell you when, how, where and why you can use it. Really........how many drivers use their phone for the majority of the time on business? I may make or receive a call from my DL 4 or 5 times a week. Its not like it is a major expense in the grand scheme of things. I'll pay for my phone, pay me an extra .02 per mile.

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Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I have straight talk through Walmart and the only place I didn't have service what's on Highway 287 in Colorado. But you also didn't get any radio stations and my Qualcomm also didn't have service. To entertain myself I use something called a CD...

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
Tractor Man's Comment
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To entertain myself I use something called a CD...

Im so old, I use a record player. But, the roads are so bad, the needle bounces all over the place!

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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TM, the rule of thumb is that every penny per mile increase will give the driver $200 per month more. So, I wholeheartedly agree. in fact, 1 cent per mile would cover my cell phone bill.

andhe78's Comment
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Do any companies either issue cell phones to the drivers or reimburse the driver for their phone bill? I can't see how any driver can be without a cell phone or how a company could employ a driver without one. Should the company bear the cost of cell phone service? Just curious about this issue.

With my current company, there is almost no need for a phone to do company business. Peoplenet has a macro for almost everything and it allows me to send messages to my fleet manager (who I really only talk with less than once a month anyway.)

Fleet Manager:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
LDRSHIP's Comment
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To entertain myself I use something called a CD...

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Im so old, I use a record player. But, the roads are so bad, the needle bounces all over the place!

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That is what 8 tracks were invented for!

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