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Old 11-06-2007, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Finger Lakes, NY
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There has been a post like this for the Keene area, but I'm curious what your opinions are about cell coverage in the Whites Region and north. I currently have Cingular and in my travels have never had a reason to complain yet about coverage. Please share your approximate location and what works best in your area or what you've heard on the streets or from friends ... is it Cingular (now AT&T), Verizon, T-mobile ...?

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Old 11-06-2007, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Back in NYS
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There has been a post like this for the Keene area, but I'm curious what your opinions are about cell coverage in the Whites Region and north. I currently have Cingular and in my travels have never had a reason to complain yet about coverage. Please share your approximate location and what works best in your area or what you've heard on the streets or from friends ... is it Cingular (now AT&T), Verizon, T-mobile ...?

Thank you to all who post!
I still have my "regions" all screwed up but I think Littleton fits the area you're asking about? <g> We tried Verizon when we first moved up here and lived about 5 miles from town - we had to drive into town to activate the service, then had no service at the house. Verizon was very good about it, didn't charge us any cancellation fees, etc. We then went with Unicel and it has worked well for us. There are still some "dead areas" when we travel around, but not all that many.

I *think* I read or heard on the radio that Unicel is going to be bought out by Verizon, but I'm not positive. Verizon does have a cell phone "store" or whatever you call it here in Littleton, so I'm assuming their coverage has improved...Maybe someone else can verify that?
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Old 11-06-2007, 03:56 PM
 
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I have great luck with Unicel in the Upper Valley area
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Old 11-06-2007, 04:33 PM
 
Location: The Lakes Region
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I still have my "regions" all screwed up but I think Littleton fits the area you're asking about? <g> We tried Verizon when we first moved up here and lived about 5 miles from town - we had to drive into town to activate the service, then had no service at the house. Verizon was very good about it, didn't charge us any cancellation fees, etc. We then went with Unicel and it has worked well for us. There are still some "dead areas" when we travel around, but not all that many.

I *think* I read or heard on the radio that Unicel is going to be bought out by Verizon, but I'm not positive. Verizon does have a cell phone "store" or whatever you call it here in Littleton, so I'm assuming their coverage has improved...Maybe someone else can verify that?
For you......I think you live in the White Mountains Region.......

Great North Woods
White Mountains
Lakes Region
Monadnock Region
Merrimack Valley
Seacoast
Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee

I live in the Lakes Region...
Carrie
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Back in NYS
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Thanks pawporri - I'm never sure if we're in the White Mountain or Great North Woods region! Obviously, I'm easily confused...And just to confuse me further, a friend who lives in Bethlehem told me we are actually in the Upper-Upper Valley!<g>

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Old 11-06-2007, 06:30 PM
 
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In the Great North Woods , Unicel works in downtown Colebrook. If you go any further north I don't believe anything works. When heading west on Rt. 26 you have cell service up to the Balsams Resort area. I think there is a tower at the Balsams, although I have not seen it.
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Old 11-06-2007, 07:40 PM
 
Location: The Lakes Region
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Thanks pawporri - I'm never sure if we're in the White Mountain or Great North Woods region! Obviously, I'm easily confused...And just to confuse me further, a friend who lives in Bethlehem told me we are actually in the Upper-Upper Valley!<g>


Littleton is in the White mountains region according to the Bean group listings. I think your right at the top, hence the upper valley. That is a guess. I still want to visit Littleton it sounds lovely...
Carrie
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:37 AM
 
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Carrie - I hope you do get to visit the area at some point. Littleton is a nice area. It has its share of problems, like everywhere, but overall it's a great place and we enjoy it immensely. I think the thing I like the most about it, and from reading posts on the various areas in NH, I guess it's not unique to Littleton, but there always seems to be something going on. When we first moved here, it gave the impression (to us at least) that it was a "sleepy little town." It had the Main Street charm, the bigger stores on the outskirts, but not much happening. We were wrong <g>. It took us time, but we found things going on almost every weekend, if not right in the town, in one of the nearby ones.

My husband is a musician along with his other talents. At first glance, there didn't seem to be much going on in the way of music....boy were we off base in that department! Although it's not "advertised" there is quite a diverse musical community...from bluegrass to rock and genres in between. Although I don't play an instrument and can't carry a tune in a bucket, I've always loved being around people who can. There are also many artists in the area. I guess I'm drawn to "creative types" and we have found many, some in the most unlikely of places <g>.

One thing that pleasantly surprised us is the medical/dental care here. I've had to have some extensive dental/oral surgery work done and the care I've received has been so much better than what I had in NY....much more personal and "caring." Hubby had knee surgery and I can't say enough good things about the surgeon, staff and the hospital and the hospital staff. Again, he was not just a number...and while he was in surgery, the staff made sure I was "comfortable."

I guess this is probably off topic....maybe I should just apply for a job with the Chamber of Commerce <g>.

In any case, if you get a chance, definitely visit the town. This past weekend was "November Madness" - not sure what's coming up, but I'm pretty sure there will be something!
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Finger Lakes, NY
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Hi all and thank you bunches for your info!!

Windchimes -- I too will be moving (if all goes well) to the area next summer from ny state (gorham -- which is out in the middle of cow pastures and cornfields between seneca and canandaigua lakes). nice farming area, but i am a mountain adventure seeker and have finally tempted my hubby into also taking the steps to look around. I caught him on a NH teacher site last night. There is hope yet. He is a certified physics/science hs teacher. Know of any jobs opening up per chance?

Off topic is good ... and am glad to hear the medical field is good in the area.

Colebrook -- My hubby enjoys hunting and would prolly spend much time up in the great North country. So that is great to hear from you!
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:51 AM
 
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I get crappy service in Wolfeboro (not really north) - but the town won't allow cell phone towers so its hit or miss whether or not you get service at all
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