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Cell phone service quality varies in Chatham County

By Mike Fox
Posted Sunday, August 8, 2010

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Pittsboro, NC - Evan Keiser's post about how excellent Verizon Wireless works for him is a reminder that there is no one general answer for which cell phone service is best. Chatham is a big county with lots of different dead spots and coverage areas for all the different carriers. What one person thinks is great may not be great for someone else depending on where you use it.

I had Verizon and it was pretty good. At the time the network that was generally recognized as the best for Chatham was Alltel, which Verizon bought so now Verizon customers have both companies' coverage, so in general it should be a good choice. But for my own use I found Verizon inadequate and have been very happy with Sprint after switching, plus I pay a lot less.

Bottom line, get a phone with a two-week trial period and use the heck out of it everywhere you expect to use it before it's too late to back out of the contract. It's inconvenient but not as bad as being stuck in a two year contract with a carrier that doesn't work for you. I think all the major carriers offer this.

Of course if you must have a certain phone like the iPhone, you choice is made and you just have to deal with the network that comes with it.

 
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