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minneman

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

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fisherdog19

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.

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kywest

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.

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eyehunter

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.

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shae1986

Another happy verizon customer here.

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Sifty

Verizon has worked great for us.

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

Sifty

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Dahitman44

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

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Dahitman44

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.

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DLoutdoors

 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.

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Just2fish

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.

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JigginIsLife

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.

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Dahitman44

Cell on is NOT Unicell --

NOT.

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Trick

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.

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doughnut03

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!!

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fisherdog19

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

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DEADhead

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

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Trick

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.

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Dahitman44

Alltell -- bad

Verizon -- good

Unicell -- very good

IMO

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