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Old 02-15-2019, 04:23 PM
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FYI, almost all cell phone services now operate on a no contract basis. You can buy or lease the phone on an installment or term basis, or pay cash. But, for the monthly service, you do not sign a long term contract.
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Old 02-15-2019, 07:57 PM
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OP, if your reception problem is inside your house, you may have 2 options. First check and see if your phone can use WiFi calling feature, if so, you can receive and make calls over your own WiFi system. The other is to ask AT&T for a 'microcell' for your house, at no or low cost.

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Old 02-16-2019, 06:47 AM
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We have AT&T service through Consumer Cellular (no contract). I pay less than $50.00 per month for two phones. While reception is spotty at times, it is not a major inconvenience.
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Old 02-16-2019, 07:45 AM
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AT&T stopped selling the Microcell boxes at the end of 2017. I am not sure when they will discontinue support but it's days are numbered, assuming they haven't already discontinued support. If anyone wants one, PM me.

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OP, if your reception problem is inside your house, you may have 2 options. First check and see if your phone can use WiFi calling feature, if so, you can receive and make calls over your own WiFi system. The other is to ask AT&T for a 'microcell' for your house, at no or low cost.

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Old 02-16-2019, 08:45 AM
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OP, if your reception problem is inside your house, you may have 2 options. First check and see if your phone can use WiFi calling feature, if so, you can receive and make calls over your own WiFi system. The other is to ask AT&T for a 'microcell' for your house, at no or low cost.

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I do use wi-fi calling, but if the internet is down, I can't call at all. I also tried a micro cell. Same problem if the internet goes down.
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Old 02-16-2019, 08:53 AM
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Verizon has a 55+ plan. Two lines, unlimited talk, text, and data. $80 + tax. I have this, and it's a great deal.

T-Mobile is terrible here in The Villages. We had it for 2 years and switched back last year to Verizon due to poor service. When Irma went through, we lost service for nearly two weeks on T-Mobile. Never again.
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Old 02-16-2019, 10:09 AM
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Verizon has a 55+ plan. Two lines, unlimited talk, text, and data. $80 + tax. I have this, and it's a great deal.

T-Mobile is terrible here in The Villages. We had it for 2 years and switched back last year to Verizon due to poor service. When Irma went through, we lost service for nearly two weeks on T-Mobile. Never again.
I'm surprised. I have T-Mobile and haven't had any issued at all. Great customer service and not one dropped call, anywhere in the Villages. YMMV
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Old 02-17-2019, 04:02 PM
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I'm surprised. I have T-Mobile and haven't had any issued at all. Great customer service and not one dropped call, anywhere in the Villages. YMMV
T-Mobile is great here in Winifred, but they don't have nearly as many local towers as Verizon, so your coverage is going to be more sensitive to your location.
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Old 02-17-2019, 04:37 PM
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I think that every cell phone network review I have ever read has rated Verizon as the best network. So, if you want the best call service, why use any other network? If you want to save money, that is a different matter.
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Old 02-17-2019, 06:31 PM
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I think that every cell phone network review I have ever read has rated Verizon as the best network. So, if you want the best call service, why use any other network? If you want to save money, that is a different matter.

well I disagree with you.. I had verizon for several years and yes I never had a problem but they were expensive for 2 phones.. I switched to Cricket and as I stated earlier haven't had any problems with them over the 4 years with them.. also I haven't ever seen a bad post about them.. and as far $$$ yes I prefer paying $70 a month for 2 phones compared to about $125 when I switched from verizon
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