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Old 04-19-2009, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe NM
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I have AT&T, but only because I have an iPhone. Coverage is ok downtown, inconsistent elsewhere. Even in my son's school, which is downtown, I can get no signal, but Verizon users get a strong signal.

I carry a pay-as-you-go verizon phone in the car for emergencies. If I could choose, it'd be Verizon.
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Old 04-19-2009, 05:42 PM
 
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I've been with Verizon since 1999. Have no desire to switch. With the exception of some of the reservations, I do well with my phone anywhere in NM.
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:37 AM
 
Location: South of Denver
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If I have to change carriers and get a new phone I will, but I rather not. I like the iPhone, and I'd rather not get Verizon, since although they have good service, they aren't GSM, as are AT&T and T-Mobile. I like to have a GSM phone to use when we are in Europe.
Unfortunately, if you insist on staying with AT&T, you will not be using the best carrier available iin New Mexico. For some reason, it appears AT&T gave up in their New Mexico network. They did a good job of covering I-40 and I-25, but in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, they are not among the top carriers. In fact, in some areas, they contracted out coverage to a roaming partner, Commnet Wireless, who has better coverage than AT&T, themselves.

Alltel is indeed the coverage leader in most of New Mexico, but Verizon will take over Alltel in the eastern half of the state, and will sell off the Alltel properties in the western half, including the large cities. More reviews are available in New Mexico Cellular Carrier Reviews.

If you insist in GSM, T-mobile is a better choice than AT&T. But if you cannot let go of your iPhone, then you will need to accept AT&T's limitations.
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:04 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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My wife uses Alltel and Verizon I think she has been using Alltel about 10 years and Verizon about three years. I can't remember what carrier she had that had bad coverage in many areas of NM.

BillRadio, thanks for that page, it seems my wife settled on two good carriers.


Rich
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:23 PM
 
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Thanks again to everybody. It really sounds like Verizon is the best. However when I checked out their phones I didn't see any with WiFi. Does anybody have any experience with that? I know that AT&T 3G doesn't work in Santa Fe. Does Verizon's version work there? If not, how are Verizon smart phones at going online, as far as speed, etc.?

Thanks again,

Rex
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:33 PM
 
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Default Santa Fe 3G Telecommunications Services - Cell - Wireless

Ive looked in a lot of places on the web but never really found any concrete information so I thought Id try here.

Im curious as to WHY Santa Fe doesnt have 3g coverage. Only Verizon shows Santa Fe as having 3g but I doubt thats the case since nobody I know has mentioned having 3g coverage with their Verizon phones.

Anyway, my question- why no 3g coverage here? Abq has sufficient 3g coverage and its annoying not to have cvg here.

Here's hoping someone has the answer!

-carrie
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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It's expensive to implement, so they do it in the most profitable (largest) markets first.

Probably also has something to do with the tin-foil-hat society's fear of antennas.
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
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What is 3g and cvg?
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, NM
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3g is a type of mobile phone coverage that offers additional features, specifically simultaneous use of data and voice services. There are also higher data transfer rates. 3g stands for 'third generation'.

Also, 'cvg' is just shortened 'coverage'.
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:43 AM
 
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yeah, gotta agree about people fighting against towers. Ill try stopping by a Verizon or ATT store and asking them sup about 3g.
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