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philh

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Posted: 09/26/21 05:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They all suck. Personal phone and OTR mobile hot spot, both on AT&T. Verizon work phone. One day one works and the other fails. Next day, switches. Have yet to go someplace where they both don't work.

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There really are only 3 networks. Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. The remnants of Sprint will be dismantled by the end of 2022.

There are dozens and dozens Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO), that offer many different discounts. I use Ting which rides on Verizon or T-Mobile. Not the best data rates.

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jdc1 wrote:

bgum wrote:

Visible unlimited everything phone can be used as a Hotspot can be as little as $25 total per month. Is a division of Verizon so it has same coverage.


Hmmmmm.....I wonder if they have plans for 5g?

Visible (Verizon) 5G is included in the price so long as you use a compatible phone.

I'm getting 115-140 Mbps download speeds with my iPhone 4G. BTW, it's quite easy to get the $25. month unlimited everything rate on Visible.

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Coverage quality varies all over the country for the carriers. My advice is to choose carrier based on coverage quality in the areas you will be using the phone.

In our area and the places we travel to Verizon has better coverage than ATT. Our truck has ATT and many places we get coverage with Verizon but not ATT. And in some places we get ATT coverage and no Verizon. Between the two we usually get coverage in most places with more than a few houses.


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I've been happy with the T mobile 55+ for several years, but it seems that since the merger the reception at my home has gotten worse; calls breaking up and such.
Google Fi has an interesting concept. As you drive around the phone can jump back and forth from two or maybe all three networks as needed, but it requires a special phone from them. Might give it a try.


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