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Old 06-10-2008, 05:11 PM
 
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Thanks all! It seems to be pretty conclusive that Verizon is strongly recommended. Their coverage map looks good too, less patchy than T-Mobile. My husband is on T-Mobile, but I think it might be a good idea for us to have different providers, so at least one of our phones might have a chance at working where ever we are.
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:16 PM
 
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Just keep in mind that many companies will offer free cell-to-cell minutes for people in the same network. That could reduce your overall all bill for calls between the two of you (if you're trying to keep costs down)
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Old 06-10-2008, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Angeles City, Philippines
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Gotta give everyone on this thread and on the ABQ section of the C-D Forum a big hand. Yep, lots of information is provided by some really 'good people'. Have had/having some off-forum communications that are simply fantastic. Thanks to ALL.

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Old 06-11-2008, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Mesa
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I have Sprint, kept it when I moved here. So far, it's worked fine. Couple of dead spots in town, like anywhere else, but I know where they are so I can work around it. Was up in Santa Fe last Saturday, and it worked fine up there as well.
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Corinth, TX
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We have AT&T and have had good coverage around NM. However, my parents were dropped by them because they are not in a 'coverage area' where they live and were considered "roaming" for much of their use. Thus costing AT&T too much money. So much for "unlimited roaming".

I think now they are on Verizon but again, they are patched into other service providers due to where they live. But at least they have service now... mostly.
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Old 06-12-2008, 11:18 AM
 
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Thanks again all. So I've been looking into the plans further, and since I'd want internet access for web surfing on my phone, I don't think that Verizon is the co. for me. Anyone have experience with T-Mobile? I'd consider AT&T and the iPhone, but I've just heard so many bad things about AT&T and spotty service in ABQ.
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Blue Belle your post confuses me a little bit. I have Internet on my blackberry from Verizon, are you refering to price or are you saying that they don't have the service? Sorry, just a bit confused. I will agree with you that Verizons prices can be steeper than the competition, but VZW has the best coverage around the state. However, I have heard T-Mobile has gotten much better, and I have never been impressed with Cingulair/AT&T when I had them. Hope this post helped!
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Old 06-12-2008, 01:55 PM
 
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i have a blackberry with t-mobile. I get good service. Their coverage has really improved the past few years in the state. I do have a a few shaky spots when I'm way out in Rio Rancho in the yet-to-be-developed areas. As far as outside the city and around the state, I've had great service from Las Cruces, near Taos, and on the Navajo Reservation (sorry SE, I don't travel there much).

I have been very happy with my service with T-mobile and I have always been very happy with their customer service.
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:15 PM
 
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Blue Belle your post confuses me a little bit. I have Internet on my blackberry from Verizon, are you refering to price or are you saying that they don't have the service? Sorry, just a bit confused. I will agree with you that Verizons prices can be steeper than the competition, but VZW has the best coverage around the state. However, I have heard T-Mobile has gotten much better, and I have never been impressed with Cingulair/AT&T when I had them. Hope this post helped!
Price and the lack of a Blackberry with Wi-Fi (the Curve 8320). And it sounds like they sometimes put random limits on their data usage.
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:18 PM
 
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i have a blackberry with t-mobile. I get good service. Their coverage has really improved the past few years in the state. I do have a a few shaky spots when I'm way out in Rio Rancho in the yet-to-be-developed areas. As far as outside the city and around the state, I've had great service from Las Cruces, near Taos, and on the Navajo Reservation (sorry SE, I don't travel there much).

I have been very happy with my service with T-mobile and I have always been very happy with their customer service.
Great! I'm happy to hear that! Thanks for your input.
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