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Which cell network is better? Answered

Which cell network is better? At&t, or Verizon? Verizon just started service in our town, and they claim they own all the radio towers in the area after they purchased alltel. However, At&t has some good service too. I can get 5 bars in my bedroom. Any help? What I want you to consider: Phone selection, price of service, quality of service. Thanks!

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frollard
frollard

Best Answer 11 years ago

A few notes - all cel phone salesmen lie. This is a blanket statement, yes...all. Cel phones lie - the 'bars' are engineered to show you the paying customer that signal is '5 bars' everywhere. This scale is NOT standard - and say if a phone needs 10db of signal bare minimum to operate, and prefer 20 for best quality calls...10db will be 1 bar, but most areas have 5 bars showing anything over 12db...Again its hard to show a logarithmic scale in a linear scale. Ask people IN YOUR AREA where you plan to use the phone how happy they are with the service, and exactly what is good/bad.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Answer 11 years ago

the thing is, Im gonna have to wait a while before I can ask people what they think of verizon, because they just started service in the area by buying Alltel.

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frollard
frollard

Answer 11 years ago

Ask people who used alltel :D

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AlternateLives
AlternateLives

11 years ago

it depends on where you live. I'm in the midwest, and Alltel works great for me, because I have service everywhere. so whatever works best for service in your area I would recommend.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Answer 11 years ago

If you are on alltel's network, you are on Verizon's network.

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AlternateLives
AlternateLives

Answer 11 years ago

The difference? They both seem to work the same.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Answer 11 years ago

No, I mean that Verizon bought alltel, so now you have service with Verizon.

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

Answer 11 years ago

No wonder i don't see the commercials anymore!

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StyleCore
StyleCore

11 years ago

Verizon is the best, but if you go with them dont get the Glyde, it sucks.

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Derin
Derin

11 years ago

Turkcell. Oh wait,you lived in the US.Sorry,I forgot.

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hmbscott
hmbscott

11 years ago

I'm an iPhone user so I'm stuck with at&t. That's one thing to consider. Is the type of phone you want offered by a particular carrier or not. I have been a long time at&t customer and the coverage is OK. My home is in a fairly rural area and most cell carriers coverage is pretty spotty, so for me it doesn't make much difference from the coverage point of view, they are all so so. On the other hand I really love the iPhone. I used to hate all of my prior cell phones. So for me its a pretty easy decision. At&t because of the iPhone.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Answer 11 years ago

I have the iphone, I got bored with it.

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led235
led235

11 years ago

i have been with AT&T for 3 years, i made a huge mistake being with sprint the last 9! at&t bought over 300 cell towers in the midwest, and sprint sold 200. sprints choking. at&t is dominating.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Answer 11 years ago

what the hell does sprint have to do with this?

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Wolf Seril
Wolf Seril

11 years ago

Make a pro/con chart. Prices, features, the good of each and the bad of each. If you aren't getting a phone right now, wait untill you know someone with Verizon, and ask them about their coverage. Frollard is right- bars aren't standard, so don't base your decision on them, base it on the quality of calls. I've had AT&T for about three years, and I'm going to switch to verizon when my current contract is up, because it's better for my area.

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orksecurity
orksecurity

11 years ago

The one that has best coverage in the areas where you travel, and the best prices for the way you actually use the phone. (I'm on neither of those; one of their competitors has a plan which suits my needs much better, and they have good coverage in my corner of the country.)

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Answer 11 years ago

I dont know which is better, because I have not used Verizon's services.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Answer 11 years ago

AT&T doesnt have 3g in our area, and verizon's map shows a digital coverage in my area, so ya...

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gmxx
gmxx

Answer 11 years ago

then probably verizon would be better for you.... unless you text more than 5000 messages, because as far as i know verizon doesnt have an unlimited text plan.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Answer 11 years ago

Verizon it is.