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Roxi W.'s Comment
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Its time to upgrade my phone before heading to Joplin for training for CFI. Any advice on phone carriers with best service throughout US and does one smart phone have advantages of another for a driver. I havent figured out how to respond to comments on here yet so thank you in advance.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I upgraded from T Mobile to Verizon and should have done it years ago. Way better coverage and about the same cost. Remember if you get stranded in the middle of nowhere saving a few dollars in cell phone bill will come back to hurt you.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Verizon is probably the better carrier nationwide. As for the phone, choose the one that works for you. Then get a decent case to protect it. The case might go for $25-40.

Another thing to plan to buy is a Bluetooth headset. From my experience, I suggest you spend about 50% more than the cheapest one - around $100. You don't need it now, I bought mine with truck stop points after about a year in the road.

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.

Moe's Comment
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Dude...check out Xfinity mobile. Its basically 12 per gb or $45 for unlimited data gb - its also unlimited minutes and talk and text AND they run off the Verizon tower. I have them, once I pay my phone off in May, ill be $45 unlimited everything.....not a bad deal and unless I am in an elevator or inside some buildings , i never have a problem with signal or data connectivity.

As for headsets, I don't have one as I don't use the phone while driving. My friends know they can wait until I get parked. That includes the mother and the ex GFs I have had. That will more than likely have to change once i get established over the road.

"Verizon is probably the better carrier nationwide. As for the phone, choose the one that works for you. Then get a decent case to protect it. The case might go for $25-40." Check out Xfinity Errol......

Moe

Over The Road:

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.

Roxi W.'s Comment
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Thank so much. I'll keep my Verizon and just upgrade to the new Galaxy. I'll wait on a headset. I dont think I need the distraction. How do you all feel about the importance of s CB?

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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If you have Verizon, stick with them. You will officially be hired by CFI during orientation, after training. Check with them to see if they still have the employee perks. They used to offer discounted Verizon service. Good luck.

Moe's Comment
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I have a buddy with the 10+ -sick phone.......

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Thank so much. I'll keep my Verizon and just upgrade to the new Galaxy. I'll wait on a headset. I dont think I need the distraction. How do you all feel about the importance of s CB?

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Its time to upgrade my phone before heading to Joplin for training for CFI. Any advice on phone carriers with best service throughout US and does one smart phone have advantages of another for a driver. I havent figured out how to respond to comments on here yet so thank you in advance.

As far as the actual phone get a decent phone with a really good camera. If you transflo paperwork in by phone or report breakdowns or truck issues by phone with accompanying pictures an average or lesser camera wont cut it. Good case is a must! I dropped a phone back in December while exiting the truck, it bounced off the top step, hit the ground on a corner and broke the screen (no case on that one) but the replacement has a good camera and a good shock case. I just use Straight Talk wireless from walmart and haven't had any issues with reception or service and it's much cheaper than most major carriers. They all use the same towers. I even watch hulu and netflix without issues.

Don's Comment
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For a couple of years, I have used Straight Talk on a $90.00 Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphone I bought from Walmart. With the exception of (I believe?) Wyoming, I have never had any issues with satellite reception or function. Being a cheap bast***, I am very pleased with it.

Roxi W.'s Comment
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Great inormation. Thx to all.

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