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Old 06-21-2010, 09:52 PM
Location: Nevada
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We are planning on moving to Albuquerque in a month or sooner. We have AT&T as our cell service now.

What is the best cell service out there to have?
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:20 PM
Location: ABQ (Paradise Hills), NM
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AT&T should give you suitable coverage in the metro area and along the interstates. But if you want to have coverage off the beaten path, you're gonna need Verizon, which gives the best statewide coverage hands down.

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Old 06-22-2010, 05:52 AM
Location: Denver, CO
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I have Tmobile and haven't been disappointed yet.
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:29 AM
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Here are some threads regarding cell phone service in the Albuquerque area:


Cellular service with the most customers, best reception


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Old 06-22-2010, 08:45 AM
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I had AT&T when I moved here (a couple months ago) and had no problems with it in town. I didn't travel out of town on small roads though.
I switched to T-mobile because it was so much cheaper...after asking this forum. Essentially the same service/reception. Again, I live right in town.
T-mobile allows you to have a small smart phone (Nokia Nuron) unlimited data plan for just $10 per month as opposed to everyone else with their $20 data plans or combined data and text plans. Also, their family plan was only $5 more for each extra phone.
I was worried that the lower rates would translate to poor service but it turned out fine.
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:34 PM
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I had T-Mobile when I moved here 3 years ago and it was terrible (I'm in Rio Rancho). We switched to Verizon and haven't had any issues.
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:12 PM
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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We have T-Mobile and we have excellent coverage around town. I used to have Verizon and it also works well.
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Old 06-24-2010, 04:15 PM
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I've got an iPhone, so I'm currently bound to AT&T. Where I am, the service stinks. Too many tall, bulky, compacted buildings = bad reception and dropped calls = endless frustration. Other iPhone users in the area, though, are fine with it. Right now I hate my service so much that I want to chuck my phone out the window, but I'm hoping it's a little better in Albuquerque.

If the iPhone ever hooks up with Verizon, I will likely make the switch from AT&T to Verizon.

When I was out there and we went hiking, I lost service at pretty much the same places as my Sprint and Verizon buddies did.
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:24 AM
Location: Mesa
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I kept my Sprint service when I moved here and haven't really had any serious problems. There are a few dead spots here and there, like anywhere else, but overall I'm happy with the service. I finally upgraded to a new phone and I've noticed some dead spots that my old phone encountered aren't dead on my new phone (yay!). No dead spots found yet for the data & internet service.
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:19 AM
Location: Colorado Springs
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I had T-Mobile and it was probably the worst reception I've ever had, I just switched to AT&T this week and so far so good. I can now get phone calls at my house!
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