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We have Verizon and I can not take calls in my kitchen or dining room. I guess thats considered rural.
Stevens Point, WI
Verizon and I almost always get a signal. Some country roads with heavy electrical line and lots of hills and valleys are more apt to drop calls, but not very often. Verizon has a lot of coverage in this area.
Bob -I use Verizon. When we moved to Northern VA we had AT&T but couldn't get service where we were. I asked others and chose Verizon. I still have it and get very good reception. And, I've been pleased with the customer service.
I use Verizon because I am told they are the largest company with the most cell sites. I am no expert Bob but have had pretty good luck so far.
Verizon as it covers the most area here.
Bob Crane I use Verizon. The coverage is excellent in my part of the world. I went to an out of town meeting in Williamsburg, VA a couple of years ago. Verizon users were the only ones who had a signal.
Good morning Bob. Have been using Verizon, it seems like from the beginning of time.
Hi Bob -- I have T-Mobile. Rural is not really a word that describes most areas of my market. There is no "perfect" carrier but I've been pretty happy with my service -- there are certain hillside areas I cover where coverage can be difficult at times.
Stevens Point, WI
verizon and I have great service all the way across the southern US and in the rural area where I live.
Verizon. I've had good reception from Winchester to Ruckersville to Richmond. ( Northern and Southern VA)
Verizon and have no problems in rural areas. Sometimes the meatballs at Per Bacco Italian Restaurant blocks the signal though. LOL
Stevens Point, WI
Sprint. Some areas are better than others.
I use Sprint. Mainly because the plan I have is unlimited. I haven't had any major issues. Reception is fair in rual areas, again if it switches to roaming I don't pay roaming charges, (unlimited plan). I started off with Nextel so that tells you how long I've had Sprint.
In northwest Wisconsin, where a signal can be difficult to find, Verizon seems to work best, particularly in more remote areas. Cell reception in most of rural Wisconsin is still pretty poor.
I remember Verizon beng good in the late 90's living in MD. Since moving to Florida and having to make the switch because AT&T only offered the Iphone I switched. I'm sure a lot has changed, I'm happy with their signal but don't live in a rural area.
T-mobile, it's good, you'll have random spots where phone reception is perfect but your data network goes from LTE to Edge for no reason. Can't beat that free international text & data though.
We have used Verizon for many years with good results. However, as we travel, there are some areas without good reception.
I have only ever had At &T or Verizon but have used Sprint, Metro PCS and Alltel infrequently. Verizon gives me consistent performance everywhere I travel while each of the other carriers have not. The Everglades is a place you don't want to get stuck without service!
I've been with T-Mobile for donkey's years and they seem to do the job, especially overseas. I don't go into truly rural areas on any basis, so can't really comment here, but can't remember the last time I didn't have a signal in a more "rural" area of Charlotte.
Metropcs. Very good reception, no complaints.
So far, Verizon has the best overall coverage in this area. Great in rural areas.
I use verizon and that gets the best coverage in our area. But, yes, there are still some bad cell phone areas in the more rural sections of the county.
In my area, Sprint seems to do the best.
I use Sprint but have a little trouble when I get to the outer limits of my market area.