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Oriental, NC 28571 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps

1. Verizon 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 49 Reviews)
2. AT&T 1.3 star rating (1.3 stars | 30 Reviews)
3. Sprint 1.1 star rating (1.1 stars | 10 Reviews)
4. T-Mobile 1 star rating (1 stars | 13 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 136 Reviews)
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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Newport and All Over Nc, Newport, NC 28570 |

allways get good reception with either phone never has dropped calls on me and I have been all the way downeast and north carolina with both phones and never ne thing bad...

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3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Hwy. 58 | Hwy. 24, Emerald Isle, NC 28594 |

Hwy. 58 to New Bern. Usually 3 out of 5 bars. Fades a bit headed North on 58 into Maysville, Pollacksville. Much better in New Bern along US 70 headed to Raleigh. Hwy. 24 East to Morehead. Usually 3 out of 5 bars. Pretty good coverage at 24 / 70 merge. Fades a bit farther east to Beaufort, NC. Hwy. 24 West to Jacksonville to Raleigh. Good 2 or 3 bars through J'ville. Starts to fade some about Richlands to Beulaville. Much better, 3 to 4 bars, along I-40. Perfect in Raleigh. Hwy. 17 South from Jacksonville, NC to Wilmington, NC. Good in J'ville, about 2 or 3 bars. Fades in and out (mostly roaming) until Wilmington. Very good if you stay along I-40.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Straits | US 70 / H.I. Rd., Harkers Island, NC 28531 |

Thought that when Nextel hooked up with Sprint and now Embarq, things would get better. Nextel is very poor downeast from Beaufort. Not bad on the water, but on land is useless. Either no bars or dropped calls.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Roosevelt Blvd. | Roosevelt Blvd.& Oak St., Cherry Point, NC 28533 |

I am constantly in the "Extended Network," which uses Alltels towers. I can send text messages just fine, but I cannot send any picture messages, I have to travel several miles on highway 70 east and west to be able to send pic messages. I have called Verizon and have been told the Verizon towers are 4 miles away, and for optimum coverage you should be within at least 3 miles of the coverage area. I can also make calls within my barracks room although, the reception isn't all that great and I lose calls sometimes but I've heard the same thing from others that have different cell phone carriers. I would go with Alltel if I could get out of my contract. I think they have the better coverage on base.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Tosto Circle | Lupton, Oriental, NC 28571 |

I cannot connect to the Nextel service at all in Oriental.

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US Cellular

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | All of Craven County, New Bern, NC 28560 |

US Cellular seems to have very good coverage for Craven county even where others are lost.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Barracks 4166, Cherry Point, NC 28533 |

Step outside of the barracks and get great reception, almost full signal. The instant I step inside my room, it drops signal. I have to stand near my door or window to make calls.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Hunter's Bridge | Creek Rd., Bath, NC 27808 |

Does Alltel even care? I wonder why they even bother to advertise in the Bath Area. They say they have coverage but I might get 1 bar and most of the time it's an analog signal which fades away.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Hwy. 101, Havelock, NC 28532 |

Reception is the worst. Its bad to have a cell phone that you cant use at home escpecially when all the people in you home have cingular. You use your minutes because you have to use a land line phone. It is very aggrevating.

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US Cellular

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Rt 33 and Stilley Station Rd. | Rt. 33, Blounts Creek, NC 27814 |

We are just 2 miles away from the tower (on 33 next to Blounts Creek Firehouse) Reception is usually 3 or 4 bars, and I'm 2 miles away from the tower. Usually service is good. However, we sometimes go through periods of spotty reception, dropped calls, and incoming calls where the phone does not ring, only a message alert well after the call came through. Sometimes there's no reception whatsoever and we can't make or receive calls.

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