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    I'd Love to be able to go back to a flip phone but with new nationwide systems for firstnet I can't even keep my iphone 6s Plus. 1st world problems I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaBravoKS View Post
    I have used T-Mobile since before they were called than, and before the previous name, etc.

    I think they still have simple flip phones and I believe all of their phones support WiFi calling. That means you can tell your phone to make a call using WiFi instead of the carrier network. It still goes against your minutes and it still works like a regular call, it just uses WiFi instead. For those of you who live in a questionable coverage area, it is a great benefit. My phone automatically switches between WiFi and the TMobile network, so I don't have to do a thing. Some days when I'm in my basement and my network signal drops, it automatically switches to WiFi and I can make/receive calls and never know the difference.

    It is at least worth investigating with any new company you consider.
    I have also used T-Mobile since they were called Voice Stream. I know a lot of people hate texting, but I encourage you to practice it and learn to like it. It does save time and money.

    I would suggest you talk to people in your area and buy the phone that works for your area, and if you travel, take that into account. I buy my phones "unlocked" off of Ebay. I buy Used Like New, or New Old Stock phones. It takes a little research but if you have the patience it will save you some money as well.
    If you just want to walk into a store and buy a phone, go to Wally World, talk to the young people working the phone section about what you want and let them assist you.
    There are way too many options on phones for me these days. Lol. Good luck.
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    I have a very basic Black LG Flip Phone ( $65) that I'm very very happy with and I bought it through my current carrier, Verizon.
    My current plan with Verizon runs $32 a month for unlimited talk and text.
    Their coverage here is excellent and should be in most places. Never a problem when I've had to travel.
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    Check out Cricket Wireless. They offer an Alcatel flip phone for $30 and a talk and text plan for $25/monthly. Cricket is AT&T's prepaid service and uses their network nationwide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenWolf70 View Post
    If you have internet, you can get a Micro-Cell that plugs into your router and provides local coverage. AT&T sent me one free when I complained that the coverage had gone down to where it dropped calls all the time. They should be on eBay and Amazon and they will work with any cell phone.
    Last i heard At&t is dropping the micro cells. Don't think they are available anymore and as they die they won't replace them. They tell you to turn on wi-fi calling option, which is pretty much what the micro cell does already.
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    Yup, it is pretty redundant, if you have a cell that can call through the internet. On the other hand, I don't need to let visitors connect to my router for calls. Had not heard AT&T was stopping issuing them. Not really sure why, but their cell service has degraded ever since they got fiber installed on the mountain, which is strange since their cell tower is right here on the mountain and provides service along HWY 72E.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenWolf70 View Post
    Yup, it is pretty redundant, if you have a cell that can call through the internet. On the other hand, I don't need to let visitors connect to my router for calls. Had not heard AT&T was stopping issuing them. Not really sure why, but their cell service has degraded ever since they got fiber installed on the mountain, which is strange since their cell tower is right here on the mountain and provides service along HWY 72E.
    We used to have great cellphone reception at my workplace until at&t updated the tower 1/4 mile from us. Now we don't get any signal. That is when they gave us a microcell. It has since died and when we contacted them for a new one they told us they dropped that program and don't have them any more. Just use wi-fi calling. Which as you pointed out means giving people the wi-fi password.
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    This whole cell phone search has been kind of a wash out. I did manage to find a replacement after visiting three Walmarts and two U.S. Cellular stores.

    Henderson & Hancock County Sheriff's Department both use U.S Cellular, so I went with them. Only flip phones they offered were an LG Wine (for whining?) and a Kyocera flip that had flop ratings.

    So yesterday morning started with a trip to the local Walmart. He salesman told me he couldn't sell me an LG Whine... that I'd have to visit the U.S. Cellular store in the strip mall across the street to buy the Whine. Grrr.

    When I entered the second store, it was jammed full of customers. It looked like McDonalds at noon. I walked out. Then it dawned on me to drive by the local Westland Mall... a place I rarely visit since the place usually looks like a ghost town for all of the vacant shops. Sure enough, there was still a U.S. Cellular sign plastered on the building. It was just me and a single salesman. 30 minutes later and $130 lighter, I now have a new second phone.

    I drove to Oquawka, IL to visit a friend and the Whine managed to bring in 4 out of five bars. My old Samsung had two bars. I then called the local eatery to order some grub and got through, something my Samsung wouldn't do. When I got home it would only pull in one bar, but my call went through, sounded better and it didn't drop out after 34 minutes. I guess that's a plus.

    The debacle is over for now.
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    I'm glad you got it worked out and are satisfied. Cell phones are a blessing and curse, IMO, but I do enjoy being able to stay in touch with friends and family.
    Have a great day.
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    In my opinion, there are just too many good options out there to stick with the major companies. I had Sprint for about 20 years, 3 lines, unlimited text and phone but 3gb data. Had it used up 10 days into the new month. Kept calling them, they refused to put me on a plan for unlimited data unless I paid a lot more. And, the kicker, I was already paying about $211 per month. Finally had enough, switched to MetroPCS, 3 lines, unlimited EVERYTHING, $90 per month. Flat rate. They even gave me 3 new phones. What was I thinking, staying with Sprint for that long? And even better, I never have any problem picking up a data signal. I was always having issues getting data with Sprint. Go figure.
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