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Old 10-17-2015, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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Here are a couple of web sites you can use to determine which carrier has service and/or which carrier has the best service in your area of interest.

Site 1

Site 2

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Old 10-18-2015, 05:46 PM
 
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GarnetandBlack - That's exactly my reasons - they do all kinds of special things for new customers but do nothing to retain loyal, long time customers. When we leave OKI we always get VM's that pop up and even texts. Very annoying.

Gemstone1 - thanks for the sites.
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Old 10-21-2015, 09:17 AM
 
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We have been Verizon customers since the first cell phones came out over 20 years ago. I have 4 phones on my account, 230.00 a month for all this time and I contacted them about the poor reception when inside our home in Ocean Ridge Plantation. Someone told me about a "Booster" that you can plug into your home and helps the reception. I spoke with the customer service dept and they told me that the device does exist. I asked them to send me one, they told me it would cost me 300 bucks. I said i was a 20 year customer with 4 lines. Their answer, good for you, if you want the booster cough up 300 bucks. My response, as each line comes up on contract expiration I will cancel each line. Not the best customer service for 20 + year customer....I'll order a lan line for house from ATMC and get a cheap flip phone from another carrier.....

Screw Verizon......
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Old 10-21-2015, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Someone told me about a "Booster" that you can plug into your home and helps the reception....Screw Verizon......
I am sure the booster can be bought for less than $300, as relatives use them when camping.

Verizon was certainly not rewarding your loyalty. I suggest Consumer Cellular, which advertises through AARP, and uses AT&T as the carrier. You can get free phones, and service as low as $15/month if you can live with limited calling.
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Old 10-21-2015, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Last I knew the spectrum AT&T uses in Brunsco was actually owned by ATMC and ATMC handled sales for the area. If that's still the case, it may be that AT&T is not bad. ATMC probably wouldn't want to put their name on something bad in their home area.
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Old 10-21-2015, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I should have said before, Consumer Cellular has excellent customer service. (That's based on the few times I have called them.) They are also designed to serve their target market of seniors, so they have user-friendly phones.

Wal-Mart has boosters for about $200.
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Old 10-21-2015, 12:26 PM
 
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Thanks Golden, I will look into them.. Extra cash in my pocket for Golf and Brewskys.....



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I am sure the booster can be bought for less than $300, as relatives use them when camping.

Verizon was certainly not rewarding your loyalty. I suggest Consumer Cellular, which advertises through AARP, and uses AT&T as the carrier. You can get free phones, and service as low as $15/month if you can live with limited calling.
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Old 10-21-2015, 12:27 PM
 
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I should have said before, Consumer Cellular has excellent customer service. (That's based on the few times I have called them.) They are also designed to serve their target market of seniors, so they have user-friendly phones.

Wal-Mart has boosters for about $200.
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Old 10-21-2015, 10:01 PM
 
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Biscman - that's what I'm talking about - no loyalty to long time customers. Lots of benefits for new customers. Tired of being treated like that!!!
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Old 10-22-2015, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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"Someone told me about a "Booster" that you can plug into your home and helps the reception....Screw Verizon......"

I would say that about going to WalMart for a booster...if you want help/service, go to the 3G Store.

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Gemstone1
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