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OK, here is the deal. Ever since hurricane Mathew our Verizon coverage has sucked. Calls getting dropped where they never got dropped before and it is getting to the point that it seems to be getting worse not better. Was looking at getting AT&T.

We have iPhones and love them, not going to change to a different manufacture.

So is anyone else having coverage issues in there area and if you have AT&T how do you like it?

One advantage to getting AT&T is that we have DirecTv and if we switch we can get unlimited data where now we only have 6gigs between three phones. I'm a cheap ass and don't want to pay the extra for unlimited data on Verizon. Not to mention this year our business had been down and it is going to be a tight year on finances.

Thanks.

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I had Verizon and in our area it was bad service. AT&T has been better. A friend has Verizon and we have stood together and my phone gets a better signal most times.

Your area may be different.

Cell phones work on a frequency like TV and radio. They pay a fee to the gov. for this frequency. I heard that AT&T being one of the first companies got a frequency that is better suited for cell phones. True? Could be.

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I live in southwest Virginia and also have Verizon. Their service is definitely degrading. I live less then 4 miles form Interstate 81 and can't hardly use my phone for dropping calls and in general just poor service. I really don't know anyone that that has AT & T but the last I heard was that they were worst.

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The radio spectrum is broken up into bands. Each cell provider is licensed for a certain range. AT&T's range in your state may be different than in my state. But most towers/antennas broadcast on a high and low band, such as: 700 and 2100 mHz. Now your data signal and voice signal may be coming from one or the other. (I'm not an RF Engineer.) but I know that the bands for each carrier are close enough together that that alone is not why you may get better service than your friend. It comes from how good your phone's antenna is and your relative location to the nearest tower of your provider.

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The radio spectrum is broken up into bands. Each cell provider is licensed for a certain range. AT&T's range in your state may be different than in my state. But most towers/antennas broadcast on a high and low band, such as: 700 and 2100 mHz. Now your data signal and voice signal may be coming from one or the other. (I'm not an RF Engineer.) but I know that the bands for each carrier are close enough together that that alone is not why you may get better service than your friend. It comes from how good your phone's antenna is and your relative location to the nearest tower of your provider.

Agree

Well Said.

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The radio spectrum is broken up into bands. Each cell provider is licensed for a certain range. AT&T's range in your state may be different than in my state. But most towers/antennas broadcast on a high and low band, such as: 700 and 2100 mHz. Now your data signal and voice signal may be coming from one or the other. (I'm not an RF Engineer.) but I know that the bands for each carrier are close enough together that that alone is not why you may get better service than your friend. It comes from how good your phone's antenna is and your relative location to the nearest tower of your provider.

Good info.

 

It is that we are getting dropped calls on a regular basis now that has never happened in the past in those areas. It is to the point that if I'm on the phone and getting close to that spot I let the other person know that we might get dropped and sure enough it happens. Very frustrating.

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Good info.

 

It is to the point that if I'm on the phone and getting close to that spot I let the other person know that we might get dropped and sure enough it happens. Very frustrating.

 

I have the same thing. It always happens in the same spot and it is usually when you are midway between two towers and the call doesn't switch over. You can often call right back after a few seconds. I plan my calls around it when I know I'm driving through "that spot".

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I live in southwest Virginia and also have Verizon. Their service is definitely degrading. I live less then 4 miles form Interstate 81 and can't hardly use my phone for dropping calls and in general just poor service. I really don't know anyone that that has AT & T but the last I heard was that they were worst.

 

What part of SWVA you live in?

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What part of SWVA you live in?

Bristol

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Bristol

not too far from ya In Big Stone

 

 

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AT&T & Verizon share many cell tower locations, meaning coverage may be about the same.

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On 9/1/2017 at 4:36 AM, Black02Silverado said:

OK, here is the deal. Ever since hurricane Mathew our Verizon coverage has sucked. Calls getting dropped where they never got dropped before and it is getting to the point that it seems to be getting worse not better. Was looking at getting AT&T.

We have iPhones and love them, not going to change to a different manufacture.

So is anyone else having coverage issues in there area and if you have AT&T how do you like it?

One advantage to getting AT&T is that we have DirecTv and if we switch we can get unlimited data where now we only have 6gigs between three phones. I'm a cheap ass and don't want to pay the extra for unlimited data on Verizon. Not to mention this year our business had been down and it is going to be a tight year on finances.

Thanks.

I complain about bad cell service after a weather storm and Verizon offered me one of their home mobile cell. They connect to your home internet and it really helped us. 

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That is a very sweet deal for Verizon.  They get to put up a small cell tower in your home (sometimes getting you to pay for the device itself), then you get to pay for both power and internet access for it, and then Verizon gets to charge you for using it.  As well, everybody else in the area also get to use it.

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Not sure if it was our complaining or what but service has improved.  We were on the fence on jumping to AT&T.  Turns out Verison has a little better deal for what we are getting.  We don't get unlimited. No need for it. We do most on home WiFi for the most part.  So until our time is up on our phone payments, which is in Nov. We are sticking with Verizon for now.

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That is a very sweet deal for Verizon.  They get to put up a small cell tower in your home (sometimes getting you to pay for the device itself), then you get to pay for both power and internet access for it, and then Verizon gets to charge you for using it.  As well, everybody else in the area also get to use it.

I’m in a dead zone for all carriers which is strange because I live in a big city outside Boston. It’s just a weird little square 1/2 mile that gets weak carrier signals because of the topography of hills and valleys. I ended up with a Verizon network extender which they tried to charge me $200 for, but when I threatened to change carriers they sent me one for no cost. And you are 100% correct. How dare they try to charge you for a needed device to get a signal that you’re already paying for? The difference is night and day, but I would NEVER pay for the unit.

 

As far as other people in the area using it? That’s not an issue as you need to be in pretty close range when initiating calls. You can also set priorities on what Verizon phone numbers get access. Non Verizon phones don’t connect to it.

 

 

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