1. hrawling's Avatar
    Hi Folks:
    Brand new here on the forum and today is the day I hope to purchase my first BB. But I'm not sure whether to go with VZW or ATT or ...??

    I live near Charlottesville, VA. I say "near" b/c I am out in the country with absolutely no ATT coverage with my current cell phone. I work from a home office and have a landline so that is not a huge deal. Generally, I get terrible coverage with ATT...even in parts of downtown C'ville.

    What I do like about ATT, however, are the rollover minutes; my job is very seasonal - heavy usage Feb-May, low usage Jun-Jul, slightly higher usage Aug-Oct, low usage Nov-Jan. This allows me to keep a lower minute plan and then use my rollover minutes when I travel more often during the months mentioned.

    With respect to coverage area needs, my job takes me around the country...not weekly trips mind you, but I do visit AZ, CA, New England, Mid-Altantic states during the course of the year (although I expect to be traveling more in 2009).

    I have read other posts that seem to indicate that, overall, VZW has better national coverage.

    So, I'm leaning towads VZW b/c of the better national coverage, but leaning towards ATT for the roll-over minutes (since I don't really need cell phone coverage from my home office), and leaning back again to VZW b/c they have a 30-day trial.

    Any suggestions?

    06-10-08 08:04 AM
  2. wontsubmit's Avatar
    I believe Alltel and VZW have the largest national coverage areas.

    Maybe checkout mycircle with Alltel, not sure if this will help with your needs or not.

    I have used almost all of the carriers and Altell has been the best by far for me.
    06-10-08 09:31 AM
  3. crackberry penguin's Avatar
    With the vzw and altell merger they most likely do have the best coverage, but my God I don't know what I'd do without my rollover minutes! ATT has always been great for me and for the most part my coverage has been good too!

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    06-10-08 09:41 AM