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Old 01-22-2008, 03:34 PM
 
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I am moving to Wilmington/Carolina Beach in a couple weeks and am wondering which cell phone companies provide good service in the area.

I currently have Verizon and if possible would like to stay with them.

Thanks for the input.
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Old 01-22-2008, 06:54 PM
 
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Hi Moranski,

I've had Verizon for about 18 months now and I'd give them a grade of C+. Prior to Verizon, I had Sprint and would give them a B.

It seems that Verizon has a few more deadspots in the Wilmington area and I occasionally get hit with dropped calls. But since most of my contacts are also Verizon, I've stuck with them and it has not been too much of an issue. If you have Verizon now and prefer to stay with them, you'll most likely be OK with it.

In Carolina Beach, the Verizon signal has been consistently strong for me.

PS. Good question..I'm looking forward to hearing what others have to say on this subject.
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Old 01-23-2008, 03:19 PM
 
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I'd say switch from Verizon. My mom lives about 1 mile from the Carolina Beach bridge and cannot make a phone call from her house. No service! My husband and I have Alltel and have no problems making or receiving phone calls whatsoever.
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:04 AM
 
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Verizon is a very new provider to much of Eastern North Carolina and is still building out. If you really want to stay with them, you should try it to see if you'll be covered. But another provider like alltel should give you much better coverage and you can still include other people you know on Verizon in your circle and get free calling to them. It was just maybe 2-3 ago that my Verizon phone would switch over and roam on Extended Network on alltel there, but now it seems like they have their own network, but the coverage isn't near as good. Whenever I'm in Wilmington, maybe a couple weekends a year, alltel consistently does better for me than Verizon there and the difference becomes even more pronounced in some of the more rural areas around there.
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