09-24-2009, 01:02 PM
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Hampshire
Carrier: ATT & Verizon
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Well you hit it right on the nose to begin with. The best network is the one which provides YOU the best coverage when and where you need it - where YOU live, work, travel and play. What works others might not be the one for you.
For me, I use ATT and Verizon. ATT for voice and email and Verizon for Broadband data. ATT is really good other than within 50 feet of my house and there we are in a black hole. Verizon and Sprint both work great inside the house, including my basement. I have 0 to 1 bar with ATT.
I use Verizon (MiFi2200) for broadband (3G) data access for my Macbook. Works great no matter where I am. Typically CDMA has a better signal inside, it just seems to penetrate better.
Of the big 4 cell providers, ATT and Verizon have the best networks in terms of coverage. Sprint is third and T-Mo brings up the rear, probably why their prices are less. IMHO, Verizon has the best data network, others will say Sprint or ATT. Just depends on where you are.