What's your current mobile provider?

What's your carrier?


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iMacZealot

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Mar 11, 2005
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I was wondering what everyone is using. Since there seem to be quite a few UK people here, I decided to add some UK carriers. I've only put the four biggest for both countries.

Personally, I'm using Verizon right now, but plan on breaking my contract and going with T-Mobile so I can use it internationally. I've used all four in the US, and I think Sprint and T-Mob are the best.

EDIT: Oops, forgot to put in T-Mobile UK. I guess just put yourself into the other category.
 

xPismo

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Nov 21, 2005
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California.
Sprint.

Phones suck, but coverage is awesome around here. Plus with the family coverage pack we got years ago - its wayyyyy cheaper than any pack I can find today.

Just waiting for a RAZR clone thats not super $$$$.... which i may never see... anway.
 

iMacZealot

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Mar 11, 2005
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xPismo said:
Sprint.

Phones suck, but coverage is awesome around here. Plus with the family coverage pack we got years ago - its wayyyyy cheaper than any pack I can find today.

Just waiting for a RAZR clone thats not super $$$$.... which i may never see... anway.
Have you checked out the Sanyo Katana? Sanyo's a brand exclusive to Sprint and I think the phones rock! My sister got a Katana (a precise Japanese knife, an original name) and she loves it. I just wish Sanyo started making phones for other carriers.
 

bousozoku

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Jun 25, 2002
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Gone but not forgotten.
6 years with Sprint as of next month. Customer service on the phone is good but the stores are extremely variable.

Sanyo phones are good. The rest, including my newest phone...so-so.
 

Dr.Gargoyle

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Oct 8, 2004
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lat: 55.7222°N, long: 13.1971°E
I have changed provider 5 times the last 5 years...still have the same phonenumber and I can use anyone of my cellphones with my last provider (telenor). I will most likely change provider again later this year, since I have found a better deal.
 

Kardashian

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Sep 4, 2005
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Britain.
Been with them all.

Was with o2 Pay-and-Go, then Orange - this morning I just switched to a 3 contract.

800 mins, and 500 texts, 25 video mins, and 25 video/pic messages - £17.50 for the first 6 months, and £17.50 for the last 6 via Cash Back.

Love my phone, Sony Ericsson K800i. Just gotta find a WinBlows PC now, to upgrade the firmware from 3's crappy yucky one to Sony Ericssons generic one. :D
 

mfacey

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Feb 1, 2004
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Netherlands
I've tried most of the Dutch networks with the exception of Telfort/o2 (which has now been taken over by KPN). I'm currently with T-mobile which is great. Holland is great for cellphones. its flat and small so all providers have 99.99% national coverage! So in the end it comes down to the best prices and T-mobile wins. Will be extending my contract for a year or two in a few weeks (with cool new Nokia E61).
I'll be going for a 29.50 euro plan per month. Which includes a bundle of 20 euros which is for messages and calling. And unlimited mobile internet for 9.50 per month!
 

Applespider

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Started with T-mobile but left them when they refused me a decent upgrade and headed to Orange. Left them when they started changing the firmware on the phones so that it disabled some of the more useful features. Complained about that and they told me that it was a service so I could change handset without getting confused. :confused: The fact that they were taking away the selling points that made top models extra good seemed beyond them.

So I went to O2 who add their branding but don't particularly mess with the firmware. Been there 2 years and will probably stay for a third if they give me the new phone that I want (once I figure out what it is - N73, N80, k800)
 

jrv3034

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Oct 23, 2002
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I've been with Sprint since 2000. The first phone was a PCS TouchPoint something or other, then came the PALM smartphones:

Kyocera 6035

Treo 300

and now the Samsung i500. I love this phone! People still ask me where they can get one, and when I tell them it was discontinued, they can't understand why. And neither do I! A small clamshell that looks and feels like a regular phone, but has a full-out PALM built in. I love it.

So, until Sprint comes out with a smaller Treo, I'm sticking with my i500.
 

sb58

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May 14, 2006
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Hades
in the last 2 years i think i've gone through like 8 phones and at least 3 providers. i've had Virgin Mobile, Cingular, and i'm currently using T-Mobile. i haven't had any problems with it. i don't really call anyone much though :D but T-Mobile has [adult swim] wallpapers :D
 

brepublican

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Jul 22, 2005
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NY
I use Verizon and I want to kill a representative about once a month. They suck big time. I'm switching to Cingular at the end of my contract, sooner if VZW continues being morons...

In the UK I used Orange. But I toyed the idea of switching to 3...
 

pianoman

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May 31, 2006
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us: verizon.

i always have service wherever i am, even in the metro under washington, dc. the phones aren't fantastic, but i'd rather have good service than the latest and greatest phone.
 

iMacZealot

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Mar 11, 2005
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Verizon hasn't been the best for me. I have one bar at my house, and I think this is pretty unacceptable for south Denver. Sprint has great coverage here, but I travel so much with my family that I need an international phone. I got the Samsung A790 on Sprint, but it took them weeks to send me the SIM card, and once I started using it abroad, it didn't even work in Rome and it's $1.50 for Tier 1! As for Cingular, they are ok, but not a single 3G tower in the front range. I borrowed my aunt's T-Mobile phone when I went to Singapore and it worked fine here, too. I have to break my Verizon contract, but I don't mind paying. Everything on it seems to be crippled or too expensive to use.
 

miniConvert

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UK Vodafone. They've got some funny and, sometimes, rather exuberant pricing, but in terms of network coverage, stability and international roaming they're pretty hard to beat. I have both a 3G Nokia N80 handset with them and a 3G Broadband datacard that gets up to 1.8mbps over 3G HSDPA.

Anyone interested in 3G in the UK might want to pop along to my Talk3G Forum.