I have Verizon now and I like them a lot (but could be due to my Nokia 6236i more than the service itself). I had Cingular last year with a 1st gen Moto RAZR V3, before all the M's and C's and i's and colors all came out. Always had dropped calls, even with full signal :dunno:
My dad has had Sprint for something like 8-10 years, doesn't wanna switch. It's a pretty good barebones service :yes:
My first service was with Bell South in TN in 1996 because I had a POJ Ford that broke down all the time. After I moved to Korea (Army) I had no cell phone, got back in summer 2000 and got Sprint. Sprint was horrible (many, many problems) and since you had to wait on hold for 2 hours to talk to them I dropped them after my year (And got away with only paying for 6 months of service after threatening to join several class action lawsuits against them). From Sprint my expectations of cell phones was low, but I went with Verizon in summer of 01 and have not looked back yet. I have changed my contract and got new phones every 2 years (Always for free of course) and now I have a Razr V3M (Which is darn near impossible to hack aranoid: ) and love it. To each their own though, my Step mom went with Sprint because Verizon was not available in WV. She has been satisfied (She left T-Mobile for Sprint). She said Sprint has treated her better than T-Mobile, but there is still something left to be desired as far as customer service goes.
I had TMobile for years with good results. My mothers house was destroyed in The Espransa (Banning) fire and TMobile only covered the Freeway. Since Verizon had coverage where she needed it I switched.
Since I was with two 19.95 basic plans and now I am on a Verizon Family plan, I pay more but the phone works where I need it.
Cingular. we had Pac Bell Wireless since like...'99? then that became cingular. we had both cingular and AT&T wireless for a few months, then AT&T got bought by cingular so we migrated all lines back to cingular (no ETF fee for migrating) to get new phones even though we were only 6 months into our AT&T contract. still over a year left with our current cingular contract, and i hope my dad doesnt switch after its over. i like GSM and tmobile sucks, so i hope we stay with cing.
We've had Verizon since they were GTE. I opened the account in 1995. Back then there was no such thing as a calling plan. You simply apid for each minute you were on the phone.
We now have a plan that no longer exsists. It's much better. Of course, any verizon to verizon calls don't count on minutes & free nights & weekends, including "data" stuff. My phone is only 14.99 per month for 1500 anytime minutes & 250 shared minutes. His is 34.99 for the same. We both have text messaging, picture sending, free long distance from home area, no roaming in 4 states, online... (their version, which is limited).
My phone is the Razr V3M.... I've now had it over a year & haven't had any problems. The Moto V710 was eaiser to text with.... My prince still has his & has no complaints.
Now if they just made a beter variety of "skins" for it!!
Verizon seems to work the best for where we go..... it's the only one that works at my moms in NV. Most only work in the Reno/Tahoe/LV areas. It doesn't have any blank spots all up & down I-5. It worked great in Hawaii, FL, DC....
In the Pacific Northwest GTE Wireless was bought by Cingular. We've had Cingular since they bought out our section of GTE Wireless.
So we've had Cingular since March 2001.
For some odd reason, every time we upgrade phones, our billing some how get's screwed up. But it always get's fixed. When my parents upgraded their phones our bill came out $73 higher, because they ended up taking me off the family plan, and putting me on the plan with the highest minutes. Don't know why. But they credited us for the next bill, and according to my mom, they actually over credited us, which isn't a bad thing in my opinion.
When I upgraded to my BlackBerry in December, somehow I ended up with my text messaging being turned off. I went in to the store, and the sales guy told me that, then he reinstated the text messaging. I only got charged $0.33 for that months bill for text messaging.
Free M2M with Cingular customers saved my butt back in May. We have 850 shared anytime minutes, plus rollover. During May I used 1,175 anytime minutes. Thankfully, 1,007 of those minutes were to Cingular customers. I used 1,741 minutes that month. 1,366 minutes were to the same person, who thankfully had Cingular, too.
As of last month I'm with Cingular. The few years before that I was with Tmobile. I had a great plan with Tmobile and I never came close to using all the minutes, but I really wanted a new phone. I thought about buying an unlocked one and sticking with them but Cingular had a few I read a lot of good things about. Since I signed up with them I got a new Sony W810i for free. I like the phone a lot -- very good call quality & music player and the cameara is outstanding. I was worried about having less mintues but I didn't use them all last month even though I was on my phone more than normal while I was on the East coast for a week. Glad I made the change because I love this phone.
I use sprint with a PPC-6700 which I use to access this site most of the time. It is awsome. I stayed with sprint because of the phone and the EVDO network. You can get cable modem speed with you laptop in the car. I love it. Verizon has the same phone and same type of network at a higher cost.
It sounds like sprint corp is getting pretty tough on their customer service people. I have always had my best luck emailing support.
It also sounds like sprint is cancelling people who use the free roaming too much.