Boost Mobile,been a customer for years.CDMA coverage is non existent in Vermont to say the least. BUT Boost still sells CDMA phones in the area knowing they do not work outside of downtown Brattleboro and sporadic places in Vermont... CYA... ... Straight talk GSM I go..Was this review helpful to you?
Sprint roams on Verizon..why get anyone else..2 good networksWas this review helpful to you?
I get so frustrated with the service, everyone else I know has no problem in the Brattleboro High School area, however, I have no bars / service etc.I don't really know of anyone else with AT&T, they all have other carriers that work. Just waiting for either a tower or my contract to run out, whatever comes first. Does anyone no if a tower is in the works? I keep being told to hold out, well 2 years of holding out and I think I am done.Was this review helpful to you?
I pretty much have to sit on my front porch to make a call. I think Sprint has one antenna in town and it's on the smoke stack at the hospital (near Exit 1 on I-91). I'm a 10 year Sprint customer and the service has not improved in Vermont in all that time. Looking at Verizon.Was this review helpful to you?
Please, please please... do not inflict Cellular One / Unicel / RCC upon yourself unless you've no other choice. I've been a loyal customer since 2003, but since they dropped the Cellular One label, they've become awful. Customer service is non-existent. Billing errors (always in their favor) are a monthly fact of life, and there's nothing you can do about it (I was even "accidentally disconnected" - Twice! - one day by their friendly customer service representative. Going in-store for something like paying your bill is a little like going to the DMV, except that the overweight, bleach blonde girl snapping her gum behind the counter is much less polite ("Hold on a minute- I'm in the middle of something!", returns to her personal call) I know all of this seems too harsh to be true, and their coverage _is_ undeniably good for this local area, but they will not treat your fairly, or well, as a person.Was this review helpful to you?
I get good service in this area. It is in and out on i91 but seems to be improving. Sprint / Nextel hasen't changed their coverage map online for some time now so don't go by that for info.Was this review helpful to you?
In downtown Brattleboro reception is consistently full bars. Guilford has gotten better in the last couple of months and there is usually at least enough reception to get an SMS out. I briefly had Unicel, and ditched it because the customer service was so dreadful.Was this review helpful to you?
Nextel now is active in Brattleboro. They seem to have good coverage here. If you travel to Keene, New Hampshire from Brattleboro don't expect service. Nextel originally had Keene on their list for future coverage but took it off. They are expanding slow in these areas. There is a big dead spot on I-91 between Brattleboro and Bellows Falls, VT. They show future coverage in the dead spot area. Since their merger with Sprint coverage hasen't grown much. iden is an old technology now so they might not want to put up any more of the old technology. Everything will eventually be CDMA... Sprints technology. Anyway, post more if you have any more info on Nextel in Southern VT.Was this review helpful to you?
Cingular now has limited service in this area of Vermont. Unicel(RCC) Rural Cellular Corp. is now converting their towers to GSM which Cingular has signed a contract with. Service will start to pop up at the ski areas and along I-91 as Unicel continues its build out. The service is very limited but its expanding. I've been investigating Southern Vermont's cellular coverage for some time now and still haven't come across anyone who has great service except the small cellular companies that reside there. ie... Us Cellular(CDMA) and Unicel(GSM). Verizon has analog(AMPS) in Southen Vermont but analog is the worst ever. The best technology for the future is (GSM). The majority of the world uses this technology. So if you travel overseas then this is what you want. Cingluar's (GSM) is building up pretty quick. There are dead spots here and there but all cell companies have their dead spots and problems especially in Vermont. Usually the cell companies give you a short time to try out your phone. Nextel is also putting up towers along I-91 for those of you interested in walkie-talkie. They operate on a separate iDEN network created by Motorolla. They have limited technology but should expand with the merger with Sprint. In conclusion if you can wait for the technology to get better I suggest you go with (GSM)Cingular in Vermont. The service will only get better.Was this review helpful to you?
I've been going to Brattleboro VT for years now and Nextel finally is showing some progress in this area of Vermont. Coverage still is very spotty and once you pass Brattleboro service drops off until White River Jct. I know Sprint gets service in this area so maybe with the merger and dual mode phones from Nextel it will improve more. If you ski Stratton or Mt. Snow, there is currently no service in these areas. Southern Vermont is week with cellular service. If you stop at the first VT rest area going North on I-91 you will get good service at this one spot. Nextel's coverage map shows future service but those maps are never completely correct.Was this review helpful to you?