Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
minneman

Cell service

18 posts in this topic

My contract is up with Sprint, I've not been real happy with their coverage as of late. maybe its the phone? regardless, Im willin to make a move, if.....? I see verizon has a huge area of coverage compared to sprint. did they acquire unicell? I used to have them (cell 2000/unicel)but hated the issues going to and fro from Fargo/Dl. is that still an issue?

Most of my travels take me within a 200mi radius from DL. what works for you??

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have Unicell and it works fine between DL and Fargo, really well in Northern Minnesota. Only thing is that my plan roams once I hit St. Cloud and into the cities but I'm sure they have a plan that doesn't. I'm happy with them and the coverage they provide. On a more important note, how's the fishing? Big C putting out any fish for you? Give me a call some time, I got a couple questions I'd like to ask you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have Verizon and have only found one spot that I have issues and thats on Hwy 4 between Perham and Vergas. Its not horrible but it cuts out a little bit here and there. I have not had any major issues in my drives from Pelican Rapids to Wadena, Wadena to DL, and DL to Fargo. I have always had service.I am usually always in Extended Area but that doesn't cost anything extra. So far, I have yet to find a place I don't have service. They are a little bit more expensive but so far, I have been very happy with them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have Verizon as well and you're right, they do have a bigger area. Their area follows all major roadways through out the state and roughly 10 miles to either side of that roadway. For instance, my folks live on the south end of Big Toad Lake, putting them about 3 miles or so off of highway 34 and it is no problem getting service at their house. I have to say that I have been very please with them, haven't dropped a call in years and have never had to pay roaming fees, even when we were in Florida.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another happy verizon customer here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Verizon has worked great for us.

From Lake of the Woods to the middle of nowhere North Dakota.

Sifty

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Minnow-man --

I have Unicel and have been very happy with their coverage. I have found VERY few dead spots. Lakes area coverage is AWESOME.

Should work very well for you.

I play golf at the ACS tourney most years and the Unicel big wigs were there and they sold me. They were right as well.

Just don't get Cell One or whatever it is called now. Not good.

Unicel has a digital receiver that they put in a couple of years ago. It also piggy-backs on Verizon a lot.

Good stuff.

Hitman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

People are talking about Verizon. It is good, but a buddy has Verizon and when we look at our phone next to eachother I almost always have a better signal.

Plus Plus Unicel meshes the towers together with Verizon. Or something like that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 Originally Posted By: Dahitman44
Minnow-man --

the Unicel big wigs were there and they sold me.

Just don't get Cell One or whatever it is called now. Not good.

Hitman

I am almost positive that Cell One IS Unicel now: Wife has sprint and it has not been good: I had a verizon phone that got reception everywhere I went, even off road and back into my bear baits. We will are looking to switch, and will most likely go with Verizon from the things I've seen and heard about them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had cell one for years, they were bought out by alltel...thats who i have now. My phone works great in the lakes area, I live in Averill (north of Glyndon). Averill is the only place my phone cuts out, you know, at my house of course! Other than that no complaints. I've had it since 1995.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Alltell...BAD anything else good,

I have had so many dropped calls, and thier service and thier insurance policies suck. i would for sure go with something or someone else, i hate dealing with all tell, it seeems like your talking to a wall.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cell on is NOT Unicell --

NOT.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cell One in our area went to Unicel...I was with midwest wireless ...they were bought out by alltel & have had nothing but trouble, just like jiggin said, lots of dropped calls & if someone leaves voice mail or a text message, you might get it two days after it was sent.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I work for Alltel and Im not going to lie- I have found that the only competant Tech Support is in Mankato (toots my own horn) and Customer Service is worthless. Service with Midwest Wireless was great, but we used *big surprise* Verizon for our roaming towers. To be honest, I would personally recommend Verizon, they have amazing customer service and great coverage. T-mobile is hit or miss if youre off the beaten path and Sprint sucks unless youre on or right off a major road. If you do a lot of travelling Alltel isnt too bad, but there are a LOT of little things that need to be done to make sure your phone will work and if you forget or miss something youre without a phone. Hope at least some of this helps!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unicell bought Rural Cellular Corp., which had most of Northern Minnesota. Cell One and Unicell are definately seperate companies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

get whatever cell provider fisherdog has. whereever he goes his dang phone is ALWAYS ringing eek.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I always had good luck when I was midwest wireless, so when alltel bought them out I figured we'd be using all the towers we had PLUS the alltel towers & things would be better yet, but i was sure wrong. I wasnt sure how it all worked, but if we were using verizons towers at that time, I guess that kind of explains it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Alltell -- bad

Verizon -- good

Unicell -- very good

IMO

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • moderation
      What about Super America at Pike Lake? I think they do the same, with better hours. they refill out of big tank.
    • vanwalleye
      Nice thats what I like to hear, was doing an annual trip to LOW with my buddies, but to be quite honest biggest fish I ever saw in 10 plus trips was 27 inches, I caught 3 bigger than that on the pond last year, and hey I can stay in Wright county where I live and catch 10 inch walleyes.. I don't make it up to that end of the lake ever, usually fish the south end..Bought a wheel house this year, would loke to set it up as base camp and hopefully be able to head up toward that end and do some exploring..And thanks for the input, thinking there is a lot of readers and not many writers on this site nowadays...
    • eyeguy 54
      yepper
    • icepike 1
      Lake Marion is completely iced over. Hopefully we won't get much snow and be fishing soon.
    • popriveter
      Silver lake in New Brighton is iced over. I'm going to count one week before checking thickness on my early ice spots. Could be fishing next Friday if all goes well.