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catchafew

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I have Verizon and I'm pretty happy with my cell coverage in the UP.  My GF has AT&T and she's happy as well with getting service up here.  Problem with Verizon and I'm sure with AT&T is cost, despite the fact I'm getting a generous company discount, is that they're not cheap.   

My buddies from down Chicago area have some smaller providers such as T-Mobile if I remember correctly which are a lot cheaper but they don't really work well in the UP.

Any suggestions? 

Thanks 

 
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Re: Cell providers that work well in the UP that aren't AT&T or Verizon?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 08:36:04 AM »

Check out Cricket Wireless.  They operate off of At&T towers. 

You can either buy one of their phones, or purchase your own outright, and then put in one of their sim cards.  This is what I did, and purchased the sim cards from Amazon for half of what Cricket sells them for.

I have been using it for 9 months now, and have no issues or complaints.  I was with Verizon previously, and I have not noticed any difference in coverage.

You can get 4 GB of data, and unlimited text/talk for only $40 a month. 
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Re: Cell providers that work well in the UP that aren't AT&T or Verizon?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 09:16:19 AM »

Verizon seems to be much better when in the sticks.
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Re: Cell providers that work well in the UP that aren't AT&T or Verizon?
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2017, 12:03:43 AM »

I miss my old bag, fone.
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Re: Cell providers that work well in the UP that aren't AT&T or Verizon?
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2017, 08:17:46 AM »

 evil() i miss when there were only land lines.
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