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SLAG
01-23-2006, 01:34 PM
I thought I would start a Poll about whom everyone uses for their Cell Phone Carriers.

and in the Post if you want to Put what kind of phone you have that would be cool too!

Thanks

Hoover
01-23-2006, 01:38 PM
I use US Cellular

LG phone

Dunit35
01-23-2006, 01:38 PM
I use Altell right now, but my contract runs out next month and I'm switching to Cingular and getting the RAZR phone.

SLAG
01-23-2006, 01:39 PM
Ive got a Nextel I275

I love Nextel

Simplex3
01-23-2006, 01:41 PM
You left off T-Mobile, jackass.

Hoover
01-23-2006, 01:41 PM
I live in the sticks, so I really only have one option that works where I live.

I must say US Cellular has been by far the best Cell Company I have ever been with, no complaints.

SLAG
01-23-2006, 01:41 PM
You left off T-Mobile, jackass.

Damnit

Can I get a Mod to add it?

:shrug:

Prince22
01-23-2006, 01:42 PM
sprint - its a LG---PM-325
Sprint sucks and I just signed a new contract.

Baconeater
01-23-2006, 01:46 PM
I despise cell phones and cell phone companies. Unfortunately there are certain times when you have to have one, and I have an el cheapo Tracfone for those times.

Frazod
01-23-2006, 01:56 PM
I have Sprint. They suck, but not nearly as bad as Verizon. I'm considering switching to Cingular.

Reaper16
01-23-2006, 01:58 PM
I'm another member of the T-Mobile nation. We get no respect from the pollsters. :harumph:

chiefs4me
01-23-2006, 01:59 PM
I have used cingular for almost 8 years and have never had a problem, and they always replace my phone for free when it gets broke....:D

luv
01-23-2006, 02:01 PM
I started of with Alltel years ago and hated them. I have had Cingular for years and never had a problem. I have an LG C1300.

RedDread
01-23-2006, 02:02 PM
T-Mobile here

Good plans, okay Customer Service, Phone selection sucks

that's about it...

chiefs4me
01-23-2006, 02:08 PM
oh yea, the phone is a samsung, but I have no clue as to the numbers.....:shrug:

Dunit35
01-23-2006, 02:10 PM
I have a motorola v262 I think..Its a piece of crap..always shuts it self off and turns it self back on. I cant wait until next month to switch companies.

SLAG
01-23-2006, 02:21 PM
is there anyway to edit the poll?

ChiefsfaninPA
01-23-2006, 02:31 PM
Had Cingular, just switched to Verizon. Have noticed no difference but in the size of my bill. Verizon is cheaper for me. I have a Motorola V710. Have no problems with it. Love the bluetooth.

KCTitus
01-23-2006, 02:35 PM
Sprint. While Ive never had a bad experience with them--with the exception of actually visiting one of the 'stores' to upgrade a 5 year old phone. I'll never go into one of those stores again.

That said, I firmly believe that all cell companies suck and their level of suckage depends upon whether or not you're using that company for your cell service.

ceebz
01-23-2006, 02:35 PM
I use Cingular. I have a Blackberry and a Nokia 6682 that I use when I don't want to carry around the Berry.

Ebolapox
01-23-2006, 02:38 PM
started out with alltel, been with cingular the last 2.5 years or so--cingular by far is the best I've been with (rollover minutes kick ass)

-EB-

chefsos
01-23-2006, 02:49 PM
Cingular. LG G4010. Old phone, I think it was a closeout when I got it 2 yrs. ago.

Chief Henry
01-23-2006, 02:58 PM
Were forced to use US Cellular in lower Iowanian.

jAZ
01-23-2006, 03:05 PM
That list sucks... where's T-mobile? And isn't Sprint=Nextel now?

Halfcan
01-23-2006, 03:10 PM
I had Sprint and I would NEVER go back to them. The screwed up my bill, the customer service was a joke, and my signal would fade for no apparent reason.

I have Verizon now, and was able to catch a signal as far as BC Canada. Hell Sprint would lose calls right next to their POS towers.

Cormac
01-23-2006, 03:20 PM
Sprint. While Ive never had a bad experience with them--with the exception of actually visiting one of the 'stores' to upgrade a 5 year old phone. I'll never go into one of those stores again.

That said, I firmly believe that all cell companies suck and their level of suckage depends upon whether or not you're using that company for your cell service.

Exactly. I have Sprint too. No complaints.....at least no horror stories.

To Nextel users - what's the deal with the message "the Nextel customer you are trying to reach is currently unavailable". Doesn't Nextel have voicemail?

Sully
01-23-2006, 03:21 PM
I have Sprint, as does the fiance.
I roll with an LG POS, itching to switch to the Razr equiv. She's got a Treo 650, which she loves.
No horror stories at all.

Bwana
01-23-2006, 03:23 PM
Verizon---can you hear me now?


Hell no!! A lot of Montana sucks for service. When I'm out on the road, almost half the time I am without service. I am thinking about investing in a satellite phone.

jspchief
01-23-2006, 03:26 PM
Verizon

Samsung a670 and it's a tough SOB


Verizon has great service in IA.

SLAG
01-23-2006, 03:27 PM
Exactly. I have Sprint too. No complaints.....at least no horror stories.

To Nextel users - what's the deal with the message "the Nextel customer you are trying to reach is currently unavailable". Doesn't Nextel have voicemail?

Yes they do

the Message I usally get is like "PLEASE HOLD WHILE THE NEXTEL SUBSCRIBER YOU ARE TRYING REACH IS LOCATED"

and then it sends to the Voice Mail

That usally means that the Person you are tying to call is either In a Direct Connect Session or on the net or Sending a txt message or something

Inspector
01-23-2006, 03:33 PM
Mine is one of those really cool ones that gets great reception.

Of course it has a cord running to the wall. I think that helps with the reception.

And it is a light brown color. That helps too.

journeyscarab
01-23-2006, 03:36 PM
I have an LG 125 and the new MM-A900 loosely called "The Blade" - Samsungs answer to the Razr. I have the Sprint TV package which features the NFL Channel Live, only because its a demo phone. I hope to keep it after the demo program I am helping with.

SLAG
01-23-2006, 04:06 PM
Us Nextel users should make a Chiefs Planet "Group Connect"

SLAG
01-23-2006, 06:31 PM
so is there no way to edit this poll?

:shrug:

REST STOP HOOLIGAN
01-23-2006, 06:38 PM
I have both Cingular and Nextel

My work phone is an i360 I believe?

I just ordered a LG C2000 for my Cingular. Anyone know if this a durable and practical phone?

Baconeater
01-23-2006, 06:40 PM
I had Sprint and I would NEVER go back to them. The screwed up my bill, the customer service was a joke, and my signal would fade for no apparent reason.

I have Verizon now, and was able to catch a signal as far as BC Canada. Hell Sprint would lose calls right next to their POS towers.

I remember hearing something about certain networks dropping active calls for new calls because customers get less pissed about dropped calls as opposed to a "network busy" recording. Now that's service!

Calcountry
01-23-2006, 07:03 PM
I have Sprint. They suck, but not nearly as bad as Verizon. I'm considering switching to Cingular.Don't do that, Cingular sucks, that is why I switched to Verizon.

Never been happier in all my life.

Calcountry
01-23-2006, 07:07 PM
I remember hearing something about certain networks dropping active calls for new calls because customers get less pissed about dropped calls as opposed to a "network busy" recording. Now that's service!I was with cingular for over 5 years, and that happened often. It has happened only once in the 2 years I have been with Verizon.

Frazod
01-23-2006, 07:23 PM
Don't do that, Cingular sucks, that is why I switched to Verizon.

Never been happier in all my life.

I'd use two cans and a string before I'd go back to Verizon. Worst customer service I've ever experienced, and considering the shit I've been going through with the more-incompetent-by-the-day douches at DirecTV, believe me, that's saying something.

Basically, they ALL suck. Some are better in certain areas than others. Verizon isn't worth a crap where I live, Sprint's just okay, and I've heard excellent things about Cingular. But if I travel 20 miles, that all might switch. At the end of the day, the only thing that matters to any of these companies is separating us from our money and giving us the absolute minimum in return.

Thig Lyfe
01-23-2006, 07:28 PM
Aren't Nextel and Sprint the same thing?

SLAG
01-23-2006, 07:37 PM
Aren't Nextel and Sprint the same thing?

They are Now Techincally the same company.

The Technology they use are completly Different

Sprint runs a 1900Mhz CDMA Service- Because of the High Mhz that is why you get such Spotty Reception.

Nextel uses an 800mhz "NEXTEL" (iDEN) Network, and that is why their Walkie Talkie can never be done better by anyone else.

I would reccomend Nextel to anyone.

The bonus about the Sprint/Nextel Merger is that you can now get Sprint Calling Plans with Nextel and those tend to be a bit more bang for your buck

Nextel /Sprint now have the FREE INCOMING Calls thats what sealed the deal for me Plus the Free "Direct Connect"(Walkie Talkie)

SLAG
01-24-2006, 09:59 AM
Cingular in the Lead!

mike_b_284
01-24-2006, 10:09 AM
I have a house phone and an answering machine, does all right for me.

CosmicPal
01-24-2006, 10:10 AM
Cingular

and I have an LG camera phone. Great phone, and the service is fine except I found out they charge $36.00 for a late fee! There's no minimum balance due, so you have to pay the full amount or they shut you off after 30 days. I discovered this during XMAS vacation when I wanted to save $ for all the traveling and presents and other expenses.

I was shocked when I discovered it was $36.00 to turn the phone back on! I had them reverse the fee and gave them the third degree about how ridiculous it is to charge so much for something so simple for them to do. I work for the cable company, and I know that our fees to turn the service back on is $25.00- and that includes having to send a tech out to the tap. I then gave the bank as an example and told the CSR that if I had written a bad check, it would only have cost me $25-30.00. There's a lot of paperwork involved to get the money back, so I can understand the charges. But, $36.00 *****ing dollars to turn the phone on when I just paid him the full amount over the phone. Whatever. The CSR reversed it, but I'll be sure never to be late on my damn phone bill again.

journeyscarab
01-24-2006, 10:12 AM
Aren't Nextel and Sprint the same thing?

One company - many different products and services. They are trying to merge the best benefits of both networks and products so they can offer more to the consumer.

Woodrow Call
01-24-2006, 10:15 AM
I used to have Cingular when I lived in Springfield but in the rural area I live in now Alltel is the only one that gets decent reception.

Cochise
01-24-2006, 10:15 AM
I had Sprint for 5+ years and never had a problem with them.

I switched to Cingular about 2 months ago, just because my contract was up and they had the best package of goodies for people signing up for new contracts in that store on the day I went in to get it done. No problems with Cingular so far.

I don't think there is a nickel's difference between cellphone companies, it just depends on how belligerent of a customer each person is and where they are using the phone, if you live someplace reasonable near civilization... all networks have a few weaker spots and all phones are going to drop a call once in a while. Just the nature of the technology.

kc rush
01-24-2006, 11:36 AM
We've had great luck and great service with Verizon over the years. No need to change.

SLAG
01-24-2006, 01:58 PM
"THEY **** YOU WITH THE CELL PHONE"

ZepSinger
01-24-2006, 02:33 PM
Treo 600 phone. I have a Sprint dealer plan- 25 bucks for 3000 anytime minutes...

SLAG
01-24-2006, 02:41 PM
Treo 600 phone. I have a Sprint dealer plan- 25 bucks for 3000 anytime minutes...

How do i get on this plan

ZepSinger
01-24-2006, 02:44 PM
How do i get on this plan

Be a dealer. :p :)

SLAG
01-24-2006, 02:45 PM
Be a dealer. :p :)


Can i make good money

I 'm ready for a Switch

ZepSinger
01-24-2006, 02:48 PM
Can i make good money

I 'm ready for a Switch

Actually, I just work for a dealer. Clerical stuff. Best thing about the job is the phone plan...

SLAG
01-24-2006, 02:49 PM
Actually, I just work for a dealer. Clerical stuff. Best thing about the job is the phone plan...

Id like to be a Nextel Dealer, or work for one.


Can you hook a brotha up?

ZepSinger
01-24-2006, 02:55 PM
Id like to be a Nextel Dealer, or work for one.


Can you hook a brotha up?

All I can suggest is to go to the corporate website and search for 'Careers"....

SLAG
04-24-2006, 08:20 PM
Alright Cell Phone Users... I posted this in the Geeks Forum but I dont think it got the Attention it deserves...


if you have a Java Phone Download and Install OPERA MINI.. Its a application that allows you to browse HTML websites on your phone... Not WAP sites but HTML sites...



Most Users can use their current phone browser and go to mini.opera.com

From there most users can dowload the Free Program.

For users that Know they have a JAVA phone but its not Listed Go to GENERIC and pick the Choice that seems right.. If In Doubt go with the Low Memory Version.

If that still wont work on your phone you will have to use a computer cable (USB or Serial (rs232) ) to Xfer the Files to your phone..

NEXTEL USERS MUST USE WEBJAL to LOAD THE PROGRAM!


I think alot of folks would really like this and the way it works is that the Opera Mini Apps connects to the Opera Mini Servers.. the Opra Mini Servers Get the Page you want... Shrink it in size and then send it to your phone so instead of a Page loading thats 300k its only about 30k.

Check it out

here is a Demo of
http://www.opera.com/products/mobile/operamini/demo.dml



Try It.... NOW!

VonneMarie
04-24-2006, 08:45 PM
I have Sprint, who sucks! :cuss:

banyon
04-24-2006, 10:39 PM
I have Sprint, who sucks! :cuss:

me too :bang:

Dave Lane
04-25-2006, 12:58 AM
T Nobile

BigMeatballDave
04-25-2006, 01:08 AM
Nextel. Quite pleased with them so far. We'll see...

Rausch
04-25-2006, 01:11 AM
I'll push a cactus dipped in jalapinos neck deep up my ass before getting a cell phone.

Alexander Graham Bell needs his ass thoroughly kicked...

SLAG
04-25-2006, 01:12 AM
Nextel. Quite pleased with them so far. We'll see...

Nextel Is really Great, Ive had them since Dec. and I love them so Far

What phone did they give you?

IF you ever want to Chirp Shoot Me a PM

Rausch
04-25-2006, 01:14 AM
IF you ever want to Chirp Shoot Me a PM


More than willing to aim at anyone will a cellphone...

greg63
04-25-2006, 02:16 AM
TracFone. :banghead:

Guru
04-25-2006, 02:23 AM
TracFone. :banghead:


Ouch. Thats gotta hurt. Aren't they around .10 a minute?

Dunit35
04-25-2006, 02:33 AM
Cingular, Black limited edition Razr Phone. Very grrr, baby.

greg63
04-25-2006, 02:35 AM
Ouch. Thats gotta hurt. Aren't they around .10 a minute?

Sad; isn't it?

greg63
04-25-2006, 02:35 AM
Cingular, Black limited edition Razr Phone. Very grrr, baby.

How much a month?

Guru
04-25-2006, 02:36 AM
Sad; isn't it?


From what I read, the minutes you purchase expire in 30 days if you don't use them too. That's crap.

Dunit35
04-25-2006, 02:39 AM
How much a month?

Phone was $200, first bill was $63...now it's $43 a month. I'm on a family plan with my brother and sis n law.

kregger
04-25-2006, 02:46 AM
T-Mobile. Only service I've ever had. No complaints.

greg63
04-25-2006, 02:51 AM
Phone was $200, first bill was $63...now it's $43 a month. I'm on a family plan with my brother and sis n law.


Not too bad. :thumb:

Guru
04-25-2006, 02:51 AM
Missing the no cell phone choice. Or is that Gaz?

Rausch
04-25-2006, 02:55 AM
Phone was $200, first bill was $63...now it's $43 a month.


I'd pay $200 a month for the silence I had the 9 months I didn't have a phone...

KcKing
04-25-2006, 02:58 AM
Nextel i730

Also have another one currently for sale via ebay... Says "no local pickup" but i'd bend my rule for a chiefsplant'teer...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=9717804182

chefsos
04-25-2006, 02:59 AM
I'd pay $200 a month for the silence I had the 9 months I didn't have a phone...
I went 3 years without one. Didn't miss it a bit. My brother and his wife lived nearby, so I could be clued in to any family emergency by a knock on the door.

greg63
04-25-2006, 02:59 AM
I'd pay $200 a month for the silence I had the 9 months I didn't have a phone...

There is something to be said for that.

greg63
04-25-2006, 03:00 AM
I went 3 years without one. Didn't miss it a bit. My brother and his wife lived nearby, so I could be clued in to any family emergency by a knock on the door.


Mayberry?? :D

Rausch
04-25-2006, 03:05 AM
Once DTV quits ****ing me on my sunday ticket I'll drop my landline and toss the g/f's cell in the ****ing river.

greg63
04-25-2006, 03:07 AM
Once DTV quits ****ing me on my sunday ticket I'll drop my landline and toss the g/f's cell in the ****ing river.


Back to peace and quiet eh?

Rausch
04-25-2006, 03:09 AM
Back to peace and quiet eh?

I'm willing to rake, I just want my zen garden...

chefsos
04-25-2006, 03:17 AM
Mayberry?? :D
Heh. Bedrock.

Guru
04-25-2006, 03:18 AM
Heh. Bedrock.


How are your brakes?

Rausch
04-25-2006, 03:22 AM
How are your brakes?

If he hits bedrock, not so good...

chefsos
04-25-2006, 03:23 AM
How are your brakes?
**** brakes. I just run into stuff.

Guru
04-25-2006, 03:23 AM
If he hits bedrock, not so good...
ROFL

chefsos
04-25-2006, 03:25 AM
I been scooped.

greg63
04-25-2006, 03:27 AM
I'm willing to rake, I just want my zen garden...

There are days that I would join ya.

chefsos
04-25-2006, 03:27 AM
kcnut's 18 points of light in the king/queen thread has me bedazzled.

That's right, I'm a post whore.

greg63
04-25-2006, 03:28 AM
If he hits bedrock, not so good...


ROFLROFLROFL

Rausch
04-25-2006, 03:31 AM
There are days that I would join ya.


http://transstudio.com/infratecture/Images/zen_garden.jpg

greg63
04-25-2006, 03:35 AM
http://transstudio.com/infratecture/Images/zen_garden.jpg

:thumb:

Rausch
04-25-2006, 03:41 AM
:thumb:

Well, that's not me.

And I'm not Asian.

But if I was I'd have a kick ass zen garden and some ****ing unemployed asian to rake it for me.

And then I'd be at peace like a mother****er...

greg63
04-25-2006, 03:43 AM
Well, that's not me.

And I'm not Asian.

But if I was I'd have a kick ass zen garden and some ****ing unemployed asian to rake it for me.

And then I'd be at peace like a mother****er...


ROFLROFLROFLROFL



Well, that is the American way.

Rausch
04-25-2006, 03:48 AM
ROFLROFLROFLROFL



Well, that is the American way.

I'm just kidding.













You KNOW I'd pay a frog to cut the grass and we'd both laugh while the Zen-Chinaman-guy ****ed his world up with his crazy-buddhist-ninja-karate-$3it.

But it's cool, I tip good...

greg63
04-25-2006, 03:49 AM
I'm just kidding.













You KNOW I'd pay a frog to cut the grass and we'd both laugh while the Zen-Chinaman-guy ****ed his world up with his crazy-buddhist-ninja-karate-$3it.

But it's cool, I tip good...


ROFLROFL


You are a generous man.

Guru
04-25-2006, 03:51 AM
I'm just kidding.













You KNOW I'd pay a frog to cut the grass and we'd both laugh while the Zen-Chinaman-guy ****ed his world up with his crazy-buddhist-ninja-karate-$3it.

But it's cool, I tip good...
ROFL

Lzen
04-25-2006, 09:32 AM
I'm on Cingular.
I have an LG C2000 phone.

Lzen
04-25-2006, 09:50 AM
From what I read, the minutes you purchase expire in 30 days if you don't use them too. That's crap.

I used to have a Tracfone. Yeah, your service will expire if you don't purchase more minutes in that time period (I think the minimum may be 60 days now). However, the only thing that happens is that you lose that particular phone number. An example would be that you have 20 minutes left on a phone when the time period expires. A week later, you put more minutes - let's say a 40 minute card - on the phone. Now you have 60 minutes on your phone but a new phone number. And it expires in either 30 or 60 days.

Lzen
04-25-2006, 09:53 AM
Another thing to note about Tracfone - the cards are in units, not necessarily minutes. When I had one, you would get 1 minute per unit in local area and 1 minute per 2 units in roaming. However, I haven't been on a Tracfone in about 3 years so, my info may be outdated.

greg63
04-26-2006, 04:07 PM
I used to have a Tracfone. Yeah, your service will expire if you don't purchase more minutes in that time period (I think the minimum may be 60 days now). However, the only thing that happens is that you lose that particular phone number. An example would be that you have 20 minutes left on a phone when the time period expires. A week later, you put more minutes - let's say a 40 minute card - on the phone. Now you have 60 minutes on your phone but a new phone number. And it expires in either 30 or 60 days.


Yep; it can still be a bit of a pain though. On the upside it is a good thing to give teen age kid in order to limit his cell phone use and a give him a source of emergency communication.

greg63
04-26-2006, 04:08 PM
Another thing to note about Tracfone - the cards are in units, not necessarily minutes. When I had one, you would get 1 minute per unit in local area and 1 minute per 2 units in roaming. However, I haven't been on a Tracfone in about 3 years so, my info may be outdated.

Your info is still accurate.

SLAG
07-14-2006, 07:58 PM
Ok..

My Bill just came ount July 9th...

I called up July 11th.. Switched to the Fair and Flexable For Familys Plan..... The lady said she would make some adjustments to my account for going over the previous month...

since i have been shopping for a mortgage this week i have almost used all the min. on my previous plan that we are stuck with til the new billing cycle. So i called up and added 300 more Min. to my account for $25.

Now On July 13 ALL the credits show up online the balance is lower but it says im 12 days past due.

I call up and the CSR rep. looks at it and says yes your past due but i dont know why..

he says it all looks funny. he started adding credits left and right... 15 here 40 there 1 here another 5 there.....etc.

it seemed like just for the fun of it he wanted to add money to my account.

my bill is 60% less than what it was when the bill came out on 7/9......

Just for a few Min. on the free call to 611

anyone else get crazy credits?