Toxic Ned wrote:Kenneth Burns wrote:US Cellular, but I'll probably switch when my contract's up this fall. I travel just often enough to be irked by the exorbitant roaming fees.
They've got nationwide plans, and it looks like they've got some decent coverage.
I've got one of US Cellular's nationwide plans and it's working well for me as I tramp across the Gulf Coast attempting to finish my degree and fine a job.
I initially stayed with them because I got reception in remote field work (wilderness) locations when others didn't. Also, I seemed to have a better time getting service after Katrina than others, but since I would have been accessing the network through someone else's service (since it's not a US Cellular market down there) I'm inclined to think that was luck more than
any great network on their part.
What I really want to do is see what kind of reception I get - and at what cost - if I ever make it offshore.
To whomever mentioned using your mintues to pay your bill by phone - as far as I understand, you don't use your minutes when you call customer service. You can also pay it from a land line (from work even if you don't have a land line at home anymore!), just dial the 1-888 customer service number and you're on your way.
I'd consider switching to another service if the price was that much better, but it seems like all the carriers are really equalling out in terms of services offered for the price.