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Re: verizon wireless suggestions

 On Sat, 8 Mar 2008 10:25:08 -0500 
"Matt Shields" <[hidden email]> wrote: 

> I've found the opposite.  I worked for Cellular One (McCaw Celluar) 
> which became AT&amp;T Wireless for most of the 90's and have found that 
> their coverage/service and customer service have gone downhill after 
> AT&amp;T bought them out.   

When I was working for the IRS, I found reception on my street had gone 
down hill. I liked to use SmarTraveler so I could chose a route to work 
based on traffic.  In the case of Cingular/AT&amp;T, it was Cingular that 
bought AT&amp;T Wireless, and service improved after that. Subsequently, 
Cingular's parent, SBC bought AT&amp;T, and both rebranded to AT&amp;T. I have 
not seen a recent survey of coverages in this area. I just happen to 
know that I get poor coverage in my home with AT&amp;T, but I also know 
that Verizon is even worse in my neighborhood. One of the reasons for 
cell coverage inconsistencies is that some communities have blocked the 
installation of cell towers. The bottom line is that both Verizon and 
AT&amp;T have reasonable coverage in this area. For my friend, he needs a 
carrier that he and his wife can use in Dover-Foxcroft Maine, and 
that excludes AT&amp;T. 

Jerry Feldman <[hidden email]> 
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