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Old 07-28-2007, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Coastal North Carolina
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Hi!

I was just curious which cell phone companies work best along the coast, esp. between Camp Lejeune & Cherry Point MCAS? Where I currently live, there are only 2 companies that work...Alltel & Cingular(AT&T). Just need to know if I need to switch carriers? Thanks
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Old 07-28-2007, 10:56 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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check the coverage maps with those two companies and it will show you what is in range. I have verizon and have yet to find a place in this state that I do not have coverage I had some weak signals in foothill in the valleys but that about it. there alot more options in NC for cell phone companies.
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Old 07-28-2007, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Coastal North Carolina
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Thanks Sunny Kayak. Are you happy with Verizon by the way?
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Old 07-28-2007, 05:48 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I been with them for 4 years free new 100 dollar phone every two years which is great since that life span of most cell phone batteries.

I think they still use analog for rough areas. I dont ever remember having a call drop just a few times muffle in valley of the foothills. It has been awhile since I have driven down towards that part of NC where you are heading but it very flat so a signal shouldnt face any obstacles.

During Storms my coverage is weak but im sure that same with all carriers due to low cloud ceiling.
I actually had great signal on the outer banks which impress me because I dont remember seeing a cell tower down there.

I have the national plan so no roaming or long distance charges. I love that feature when I was in San Jose. free airtime to other verizon customers.

My brother uses Suncom it seems to be upcoming company but I head to mountains often and their coverage map looks weak there.

It a sub company off of AT&T so it will carry it signal on their towers. They offer decent prices but I love the free phone I get.

Only complaint I have and it is my fault for causing it is I get 2 junk text message emails a day due to I posted my phone email address on some site I cant remember where it was. I learn only use that for people I know. If you go with them it your phone number @ vtext .com

glad to help.
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Old 07-28-2007, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Home is where we park it.
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We have verizon as well and for some reason the signal is very weak up around Castle Hayne near where 133 crosses I 140. I know that cause that where dh works and it drains his phone like crazy. He will leave here with a fully charged phone and come home with an almost dead one. If he's home on the weekends (in Leland) he can go the entire weekend on the same charge.

For that reason, we are looking into switching when our contract is up. Liz
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Old 07-29-2007, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Wilson
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I would go with alltel for most areas in eastern NC.

When I lived over there....back in the mid 90's....I had alltel, which was called 360 communications. I never had any problems. (I drove all over Pamlico, Craven, Jones, and Onslow with my job) Alltel bought out 360 and I still had great service.
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Old 07-30-2007, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Coastal North Carolina
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Thanks everyone!

Good imput. I appreciate it.
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