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Old 01-15-2013, 10:19 AM
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I need to a new smart phone so it is time to compare carriers. I currently have Sprint 3G and I am not happy,my voice service is never very clear and internet is very very slow. However they tell me that the service is going to get better as the finish upgrading their towers.

I work from home and my use of my cell is minimal during the day. However when I need to leave my home it is very important to me to have very clear single for voice. I do need a data plan, but do not need unlimited. I do not use many apps, mostly just calls, texts and checking e-mail. And of course, I want the best price!

Any suggestions on carrier and phone? I could not find a recent reviews of 4G service in South FL. Thanks!
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:11 AM
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I have the iPhone 4S, with AT&T. I've only been here, in Broward, mostly in Weston, but do go up to Sunrise and down to Miramar often. Occasionally to Fort Lauderdale. And my husband works in North Miami. Anyway, so far, no complaints.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:17 AM
Location: Weston, FL
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Right neat the library in Weston (also near Cypress Bay high school) most carriers drop the signal for some reason.

The only one that works for me in that area is T-Mobile.

However T-Mobile drops signal in many other areas, for example areas near Citrix.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:05 PM
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Hi There
It really depends on where you live, for example, in the city of Weston there are no towers allowed so almost all cell phone connections are dismal (someone might disagree with me but that has been my experience). If I didn't have wi fi calling I would be screwed here in Weston, having said that, most of SoFla is well covered.

In regards to 4G coverage, Verizon is pretty solid but IMHO, they are way overpriced, Tmobile is also not bad at all, I have had them for quite sometime and they have been reliable, they also have some great prepaid 4G plans you may wish to check out. Another carrier I have been pleasantly surprised by is MetroPCS 4G LTE, not sure in other areas in the USA, but in South Florida, they have a good coverage and so far most of the people that use them are satisfied (I am sure there are many dissatisfied ones as well ). Just shop around check out the coverage maps. Honestly, in my opinion price wise you cannot beat MetroPCS and Tmobile among the major players unless you go for the smaller carriers like Straight talk,tracfone or simple mobile, however I would steer clear of those since you say you want faster data. Good Luck
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