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Question on Porting a land line & prepaids

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Dan, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. Dan

    Dan Guest

    Hi All,
    I'm considering porting my current home tel. number to a cell phone.
    Anyone know if I do this, can I later switch back to a land line and
    still keep the same number? I live in CT near NY border and use
    Verizon. Can someone recommend a cellular carrier for this area?

    Also, I'm really only interested in the cell phone for emergency use
    and was also considering a repaid phone over porting, can someone
    recommend a good prepaid plan for my area? ATT's Free2Go looks decent,
    are there others as good? thanks!

    Dan
    Quadzila@NOSPAMoptonline.net
    Remove NOSPAM from address when replying
     



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  2. Dave Markson

    Dave Markson Guest

    >I'm considering porting my current home tel. number to a cell phone.
    >Anyone know if I do this, can I later switch back to a land line and
    >still keep the same number? I live in CT near NY border and use
    >Verizon. Can someone recommend a cellular carrier for this area?


    Where abouts on the CT/NY border? It makes a big difference! Being near NYC is
    one thing and being in the middle of nowhere (eg: Northern CT) is another!

    I would not want to port a landline to a prepaid phone unless you are really
    REALLY sure you will not be using it hardly at all.

    >Also, I'm really only interested in the cell phone for emergency use
    >and was also considering a repaid phone over porting, can someone
    >recommend a good prepaid plan for my area? ATT's Free2Go looks decent,
    >are there others as good? thanks!


    There is a definite lack of comparison in the prepaid world which is why I came
    up with this chart. Coverage should be as good as the carriers regular monthly
    plans with the possible exception of coverage.
    http://markson.net/cell_prepaid_compare.htm

    >Dan
    >Quadzila@NOSPAMoptonline.net
    >Remove NOSPAM from address when replying


    --
    Dave
    Visit my New England Cell Phone Page at
    http://markson.net/cell_phones.htm
    (to reply take out the "remove" in my e-mail)
     
  3. Dave Markson

    Dave Markson Guest

    Corrections to my first post:

    >I would not want to port a landline to a prepaid phone unless you are really
    >REALLY sure you will not be using it hardly at all.


    I meant don't do it unless you hardly ever use the landline.

    >Coverage should be as good as the carriers regular monthly
    >plans with the possible exception of coverage.


    Hope you had a good laugh on that one :) I should have said:
    Service should be as good as the carriers regular monthly
    plans with the possible exception of coverage. Several of the carriers do not
    allow roaming on their prepaid plans while they do on their regular monthly
    plans.

    --
    Dave
    Visit my New England Cell Phone Page at
    http://markson.net/cell_phones.htm
    (to reply take out the "remove" in my e-mail)
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Guest

    On Tue, 02 Dec 2003 02:33:26 GMT, Dave Markson
    <dave@markson.remove.net> wrote:

    >Corrections to my first post:
    >
    >>I would not want to port a landline to a prepaid phone unless you are really
    >>REALLY sure you will not be using it hardly at all.

    >
    >I meant don't do it unless you hardly ever use the landline.
    >
    >>Coverage should be as good as the carriers regular monthly
    >>plans with the possible exception of coverage.

    >
    >Hope you had a good laugh on that one :) I should have said:
    >Service should be as good as the carriers regular monthly
    >plans with the possible exception of coverage. Several of the carriers do not
    >allow roaming on their prepaid plans while they do on their regular monthly
    >plans.


    Hi Dave,
    I live in Greenwich, CT on Port Chester, NY border. Any idea who the
    best carrier is here? thanks again.

    Dan
    Quadzila@NOSPAMoptonline.net
    Remove NOSPAM from address when replying
     
  5. Dave Markson

    Dave Markson Guest

    >Hi Dave,
    >I live in Greenwich, CT on Port Chester, NY border. Any idea who the
    >best carrier is here? thanks again.
    >
    >Dan
    >Quadzila@NOSPAMoptonline.net
    >Remove NOSPAM from address when replying


    Are you talking strictly prepaid?

    How much do you want to spend per month?

    Are you looking for the cheapest monthly cost, or the most minutes for a
    particular cost?

    Going by the "book", Verizon looks like the best coverage as it's 800 MHz on
    both sides of the border. Everything else being equal, that is a plus. Of course
    there are enough variables so that nothing is ever equal :). You'll probably
    get good service from several sources in this heavily traveled section.

    The "real life" answer needs to come from someone that travels that section
    frequently. I know that there are some issues due to not being able to put up
    enough towers to handle all the cell traffic in the area.
    --
    Dave
    Visit my New England Cell Phone Page at
    http://markson.net/cell_phones.htm
    (to reply take out the "remove" in my e-mail)
     
  6. David L

    David L Guest

    Dan <QuadzilaNOSPAM@optonline.net> wrote in message news:<37jnsvgm3a7ta6v742do4c7b9e6f11kph2@4ax.com>...
    >
    > Also, I'm really only interested in the cell phone for emergency use
    > and was also considering a repaid phone over porting, can someone
    > recommend a good prepaid plan for my area? ATT's Free2Go looks decent,
    > are there others as good? thanks!
    >



    Not sure about the best provider.
    Sometimes it's difficult to figure out which major cellular carrier's
    networks the prepaid companies are reselling. Here's more info...

    Prepaid: Exposed (Phone Scoop)

    http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/prepaid_exposed/index.php?p=&s=&p=1

    -
    David
     

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