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Old 11-08-2012, 08:45 AM
 
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All,

I have the chance to switch service providers - which of these providers would you recommend having gone thru Sandy. I would welcome the pros and cons of your experiences. Thanks.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:48 AM
 
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I have Verizon pre-paid cell phone, T-mobile pre-paid cell phone, T-mobile 4G pre-paid smartphone.

Verizon did not lose service.

On the other hand, my T-mobile cell phone was useless until Saturday morning; my T-mobile smartphone was useless until Friday morning when I could start using just the phone on the ATT network when they apparently resumed service. Full 4G on the T-mobile again on Saturday morning.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Paramus, NJ
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Verizon definitely did not lose service, cell phone wise.

My mom's pre-paid T-mobile phone (- which is an old model)? During the whole gasoline madness, the phone was able to connect, but people on the other side could not hear you. It was either that or move to some really good location, if you were lucky, to even be able to get people to hear a fraction of your own voice. o___o
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:59 AM
 
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I was disappointed with my Verizon landline service though. Lost it for one day on Wednesday.

I was counting on the T-mobile 4G smartphone, and they let me down.
Since I am on their $30/30 day plan, they refunded me $4. Thanks, but no thanks for not giving me service when I was counting on it. I still use them, but I know not to count on them.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Paramus, NJ
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^ On the subject of Verizon's landline system, my uncle's FiOS package has been down since the hurricane. He finally called them today for a repair. It's Triple Play so his TV, internet and phone services were all down.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:04 PM
 
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Thanks all - seems from the responses that Verizon held up the best.
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