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Old 09-10-2019, 07:55 AM
 
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What carrier? Verizon, Sprint? That would make it easier to help you.
Videotron. the phone i have at the moment is a 6-7 year old Samsung product model number SMJ120W. when i try to access pics i've taken with it there comes a note saying ,not enough storage space to open gallery. Also im a bit challenged by the technology of these things.

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Old 09-10-2019, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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That would depend on calling patterns of the OP, wouldn't it ? All carriers can get your voice/data from point A to point B with the same efficiency and speed....but first they have to provide coverage to point A. Not all carriers have the same footprint. Check cell phone coverage maps...there are many.

Asking others "which phone/carrier is best", is a lot like asking which truck is best....best for what, best for who ?
For this part, I was talking about the strength and quality of the signal. That is VERY geographically specific, per provider. It depends on the direction and distance and the topology of the ground between, the various nearby cell towers that the provider uses.
For this, local personal experiences, checking yourself or asking neighbors, is the only way to find out.

BTW: the cell phone coverage maps have very little to do with actual coverage. They are marketing tools that are not based on any actual measurements.
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Old 09-10-2019, 12:08 PM
 
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Videotron is in Canada. Perhaps OP can look at their website and see if Videotron sells smartphones for their service.
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Old 09-10-2019, 01:29 PM
 
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Daughter is upscaling to something called a Pixel 3a and will give me her Pixel 2xl good deal? any one know about pixel phones? And ooops my cell provider is Bell and not Videotron,

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Old 09-10-2019, 02:52 PM
 
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A Pixel will work beautifully.
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Old 09-10-2019, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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Personally, I think iphones are way over priced, and over hyped. I favor the Andriod platform and Motorola products, they work well, are feature rich, yet inexpensive. Like this one, rated 4 stars out of 5 by cnet....less than $225.

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I've recently left iPhones and now have a Motorola G6. I wish I had switched years ago.
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Old 09-18-2019, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Inactive
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For this part, I was talking about the strength and quality of the signal. That is VERY geographically specific, per provider. It depends on the direction and distance and the topology of the ground between, the various nearby cell towers that the provider uses.
For this, local personal experiences, checking yourself or asking neighbors, is the only way to find out.

BTW: the cell phone coverage maps have very little to do with actual coverage. They are marketing tools that are not based on any actual measurements.

For 4G service for the major carriers, https://www.cellmapper.net/ shows the triangulation of the cell phone towers radio signal down to the street level for at least average (not weak) coverage, and is updated every month or two. It only reports for outdoor coverage, not indoor coverage. So if you are in that basement apartment with thick walls, this will affect your coverage.
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Old 09-21-2019, 02:55 AM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Moto G phones used to be pretty where it was at for a phone that was all people actually needed. You could get cheaper phones, but they were so much worse it really wasn't worth it for most people. Now though the G7 is expensive enough it's worth looking at other phones as well, or get an older G6. Pixel3a would be worth looking. It's a bit slow for the money buy the camera might be worth it.

If you need two phones, you can get a Moto G7 and a free G6. $300 for a G7 with a free G6 thrown in is great deal... provided you need two phones. If not it's obviously not.

If you want an iPhone, iPhone SE is perfectly fine. It's small, not very impressive, front camera is garbage if FaceTime (video calling) is important. But it'll get the job done and it's a massive price jump to an iPhone 11
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