Any Recommendations For An Unlimited Data Cell Phone Plan?

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Just 'G''s Comment
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I'm in the process of dotting the 'i's and crossing the 't's to start training with Veriha. (I applied through Trucking Truth, and your CLP prep got me past that hurdle. So thanks to everyone for that.) I'm expecting to start the 29th.

At the moment I've got a pretty bare-bones cell phone plan and mostly do my internet through DSL at home. Obviously, when I start trucking that won't work as well. I watch a fair amount of Netflix and Amazon Prime, so I'd like something that will stand up to that level of use. I'm willing to spend some money on this as long as I get good value for it.

Any suggestions?

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I switched to Verizon from T Mobile and will never look back. Might as have been using smoke signals with T Mobile compared to Verizon.

Verizon is a little more money than some other carriers but the service is worth it.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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I use straight talk wireless. They use the Verizon network at half the price. I had an issue with a payment not going through because I had to cancel a card due to it being used by someone else and forgot they were on that card. The number I called answered welcome to Verizon how can I help you then transfered me to straight talk wireless. Unlimited phone text and data on the phone with 10gig hotspot $55.

Art M.'s Comment
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Depends where you live and what you'd like to do. I'm with At&t for over 20 years, at the moment have their top option unlimited on 4 lines with 40 gigs hotspot for each. Using hotspot right now from my tablet to my laptop in WY middle of nowhere. Never issue. Tried Tm and Verizon a while ago, went back. Have also tablet on unlimited plan I'm paying for through the company I'm with' and it is Verizon, using it for ELD, maps, Pandora and brokers' tracker programs, if they request, so I don't clatter my phone . Connection is mostly everywhere as well, but a bit slow sometimes for the movies with high definition when traveling "out in the woods", otherwise have no complaints.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I have US Cellular and get great coverage

I’m on an unlimited plan but you gotta check on the data. I have 40 gig of data per month, but it’s not unlimited and that throws some users off because they think data usage is unlimited. Make sure you check on that with whatever carrier you use.

Rhino's Comment
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I have straight talk. Or I call it straight ****ed cuz their service is getting worse n worse. I have unlimited data and it’s been getting slower then heck. Ima get T-Mobile with my fam will be cheaper and more hotspot. Just my opinion. Hopefully it’s working better for u.

I use straight talk wireless. They use the Verizon network at half the price. I had an issue with a payment not going through because I had to cancel a card due to it being used by someone else and forgot they were on that card. The number I called answered welcome to Verizon how can I help you then transfered me to straight talk wireless. Unlimited phone text and data on the phone with 10gig hotspot $55.

Kerry L.'s Comment
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Depends where you live and what you'd like to do. I'm with At&t for over 20 years, at the moment have their top option unlimited on 4 lines with 40 gigs hotspot for each. Using hotspot right now from my tablet to my laptop in WY middle of nowhere. Never issue. Tried Tm and Verizon a while ago, went back. Have also tablet on unlimited plan I'm paying for through the company I'm with' and it is Verizon, using it for ELD, maps, Pandora and brokers' tracker programs, if they request, so I don't clatter my phone . Connection is mostly everywhere as well, but a bit slow sometimes for the movies with high definition when traveling "out in the woods", otherwise have no complaints.

Does it depend on where the OP lives? If that were the case, OP would stick with DSL at home. In the case of needing unlimited data plan for mobile, it would depend on which carrier has the best nationwide coverage.

Canaan's Comment
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I am no pro or anything, but I know that T-Mobile bought out sprint. And supposedly some time in April if I read correctly they will be converting all the sprint data towers to T-Mobile towers, that would can we say double? Their coverage areas?. I currently have T-Mobile, and I can confirm that at least in my area of trumbull County Ohio, service here is pretty wonky for the majority of the time, according to my local tmobile store it's because they have been over loaded with the sprint customers and have been "diligently" trying to update their towers to better hold the load.

So, depending on what happens with the sprint towers in April T-Mobile might be the best choice, at least for coverage area. But don't quote me on it 😅

Art M.'s Comment
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Does it depend on where the OP lives? If that were the case, OP would stick with DSL at home. In the case of needing unlimited data plan for mobile, it would depend on which carrier has the best nationwide coverage.

Chill, fella) Not every carrier is offered in every place, that's why the remark. I did not see At&t in NE, WY and some other places offered even at Walmart.

Kerry L.'s Comment
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I am no pro or anything, but I know that T-Mobile bought out sprint. And supposedly some time in April if I read correctly they will be converting all the sprint data towers to T-Mobile towers, that would can we say double? Their coverage areas?. I currently have T-Mobile, and I can confirm that at least in my area of trumbull County Ohio, service here is pretty wonky for the majority of the time, according to my local tmobile store it's because they have been over loaded with the sprint customers and have been "diligently" trying to update their towers to better hold the load.

So, depending on what happens with the sprint towers in April T-Mobile might be the best choice, at least for coverage area. But don't quote me on it 😅

It will not double the coverage area because of overlap and because Sprint's coverage area is smaller than T-Mobile. What it will do is improve T-Mobile's service in areas where Sprint has been the more reliable carrier. I have heard from people that in the NE, Sprint is the best carrier to have. That's a key part of T-Mobile's acquisition of Sprint: the NE. This is an area that T-Mobile doesn't have near as many customers because the service is not as good. With the acquisition, T-Mobile now has a substantial piece of the NE pie, which is one of the most lucrative in the US.

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