When I moved out here I had Sprint and it was HORRIBLE. I constantly checked my friends' signal strength in remote locations in CO under different providers and with my unscientific research determined Verizon was the way to go. It's not perfect, but I think I made the right choice.
My wife and I have had it for about a year and a half now. We get excellent coverage along the front range and I-70, and good coverage in most other areas. Keep in mind, though, that with Verizon, when you get into a remote area of CO (Poudre Canyon, Thompson Canyon, any other remote mountainous area), you'll have no service, but I think this is the case with most other plans.
Hey, how you been? We met on the upper Yough a couple Gauley fest's ago. Then did Pinch and Glade in WV during hurricane Isabelle. I was with Marty (Craw) and Jen (Teva Jen) in the VW Eurovan.
Anyway, I just talked to Bill Sheppel who is on his way out now. I guess you are the WV guy he mentioned coming out later? Your timing is going to be pretty good as far as flows go. Give me a call if you are looking for some beta, a place to crash in Denver, or people to boat with. Most of our crew works weekdays but we're in the mountains every w/e.
Go with Verizon, I took AT&T (now Cingular) to BBB, long story, they suck.
in the US CMDA service has the best coverage. I use sprint works great. A newer cell phone helps too, but ever the one that I dropped in the river worked great once it dried out. Get roaming added for like $10 a month and your set.
I recently switched from sprint to verizon, sprint only works within a couple miles of the I70 coridor once you enter the mountains. I am very happy with verizons coverage, no problems yet, at home in Boulder (in town) Sprint did not work unless I stood perfectly still in front of my kitchen sink, Verizon works in my basement, I work alot in the Aspen area, had coverage in Marble last weekend, my Sprint phone only worked in Carbondale and in the town of Aspen itself, anywhere in between was dead air. Verizon coverage excellent-customer service poor, Sprint coverage poor-customer service poor.
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