Any Recommendations For An Unlimited Data Cell Phone Plan?

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Art M.'s Comment
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My kid has TM, moving to At&t next month. TM has Nice plans, yet.. constant "misunderstanding" with bills, dropped calls, not much phone and data out in the wild, replacing phones at least once a year due to glitches. From the scratch, I'd rather take Verizon over TM any day of the night. To each his own though.

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Northern AZ is NOT a good place for TMobile or for sprint. Have sprint, it's garbage. Swapping to verizon on the advice of countless neighbors and co-workers.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Northern AZ is NOT a good place for TMobile or for sprint. Have sprint, it's garbage. Swapping to verizon on the advice of countless neighbors and co-workers.

My grandfather lived in Prescott Valley, myself with T Mobile and my dad with Sprint didn't have coverage really his was a bit better. After I switched to Verizon didn't have a problem.

Pacific Pearl's Comment
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I use Visible. Unlimited, uncapped, unthrottled 5G data on Verizon's network (Visible is 100% owned by Verizon) for $40/mo. You can also connect one device (at a time) to your phone with a bluetooth or cable connection and use your phone as an unlimited, unthrottled, uncapped hotspot. I connect my iPad Pro with a bluetooth connection. With the Xfinity app I can watch all the cable channels and movies in my truck that I get on my home cable. No satellite dish required.

The test for any mobile carrier is will they have coverage where I need it? Who cares what their coverage is like in Tampa if I drive in Seattle? On my route the true test is Wyoming/Nebraska on I80. Most networks don't have coverage there or even roaming agreements with the local carriers. I can get a great signal on Visible most of the time.

Back when I started driving I knew a driver who like to play Xbox with his friends on his down time. Unlimited data wasn't available then. He paid ~$500/mo. for a 100 GB plan!

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 😅

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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.

Thanks for the better info, I was just tossing out what I was told. I do know that once I am ready to get to school and get on the road I'll be making the jump to Verizon myself. Had it in the past. Much more reliable, but also way more money than what we are currently paying

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'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 😅

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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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Thanks for the better info, I was just tossing out what I was told. I do know that once I am ready to get to school and get on the road I'll be making the jump to Verizon myself. Had it in the past. Much more reliable, but also way more money than what we are currently paying

Canaan, we are Ohioans (Buckeyes,) also.

T'Mobile has never worked here. Morrow/Richland county. Our nephew bought a prepaid TM last month, and I set it up for him on my WiFi .. but self serving, it was bunk; even up at the local store. Ten years ago, I got a HELLA pkg for the fam, with TM, and we had to drive to the KIDS' SCHOOL for service.. Yeah, just what ya wanna do, on a 'snow day.' Glad we had a house phone too, haha!!

I have Verizon and so does our kiddo. Driver guy has Straight Talk, but it seems to work well for him.

The nephew that got TM, did AT&T this time, and it works okay for him.

Re: Verizon, I've been personally WITH them for so long, my data rolls over. Grandfathered in. Who does that anymore, guys/gals? When I get to driving; pretty sure I'll be good, haha!

Just my (our) 3pence!

~ Anne ~

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 😅

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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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Thanks for the better info, I was just tossing out what I was told. I do know that once I am ready to get to school and get on the road I'll be making the jump to Verizon myself. Had it in the past. Much more reliable, but also way more money than what we are currently paying

My personal opinion is that Verizon probably has the best coverage nationwide. I have T-Mobile right now and will probably be switching to Verizon once I start OTR with a company. The only thing that would keep me from switching is if I end up hiring on to a company that only runs SE because T-Mobile works just fine in the SE.

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.

Canaan's Comment
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I'll tell you what, I'm originally a Pittsburgh guy. I'm not impressed with ohio so far, but I live right near a big truck stop area thing. It's hella fun seeing all the trucks from the different company's and seeing all the different trucks new and old. Brings me alot of joy. And reminds me of riding with my pap when he did trucking. (Pap is the reason I want to get into this industry. He cursed me with the desire to not sit in one place lol)

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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 😅

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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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Thanks for the better info, I was just tossing out what I was told. I do know that once I am ready to get to school and get on the road I'll be making the jump to Verizon myself. Had it in the past. Much more reliable, but also way more money than what we are currently paying

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Canaan, we are Ohioans (Buckeyes,) also.

T'Mobile has never worked here. Morrow/Richland county. Our nephew bought a prepaid TM last month, and I set it up for him on my WiFi .. but self serving, it was bunk; even up at the local store. Ten years ago, I got a HELLA pkg for the fam, with TM, and we had to drive to the KIDS' SCHOOL for service.. Yeah, just what ya wanna do, on a 'snow day.' Glad we had a house phone too, haha!!

I have Verizon and so does our kiddo. Driver guy has Straight Talk, but it seems to work well for him.

The nephew that got TM, did AT&T this time, and it works okay for him.

Re: Verizon, I've been personally WITH them for so long, my data rolls over. Grandfathered in. Who does that anymore, guys/gals? When I get to driving; pretty sure I'll be good, haha!

Just my (our) 3pence!

~ Anne ~

Canaan's Comment
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That's what I'm told, I only ever used them when I lived in phoenix

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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 😅

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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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Thanks for the better info, I was just tossing out what I was told. I do know that once I am ready to get to school and get on the road I'll be making the jump to Verizon myself. Had it in the past. Much more reliable, but also way more money than what we are currently paying

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My personal opinion is that Verizon probably has the best coverage nationwide. I have T-Mobile right now and will probably be switching to Verizon once I start OTR with a company. The only thing that would keep me from switching is if I end up hiring on to a company that only runs SE because T-Mobile works just fine in the SE.

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's biggest 's Comment
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No service has 100% coverage. I started with Sprint, they sucked. Switched to Straight Talk with an unlocked phone. That was great until something changed and I had problems with data. Then went to AT&T. They couldn't get my phone working and had horrible signal and customer service. A few months ago I switched to T-Mobile. I am very happy with them. I upgraded to a 5G T-Mobile phone. I have had 5G coverage from coast to coast. I had signal in places I never had signal before. I am very happy with them and their customer service.

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