[Cdt-l] cell phones

Jackie McDonnell yogihikes at gmail.com
Tue Oct 23 09:32:59 CDT 2012

I'm new to smart phones, so I don't know all the specifics.  What happened
with me was this:  I got a text and an email from ATT stating that I had
used excessive off-network service.  I called and was told that off-network
service was covered by my plan, but that if I continued this pattern for
many billing cycles in a row that I would be permanently barred from using
non-ATT providers.  I asked how I would even know that I wasn't on the ATT
network.  They had to remotely load something into my phone which would let
me know.  Now there is an indication on the first screen, which states
either "ATT" or "Off Network".

I wouldn't recommend changing phone service just for a trip.  However, if
your service is expiring, I think it's worth it to switch to Verizon.


On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 9:11 AM, Bob Sartini <bobsartini at gmail.com> wrote:

> You know I never see "roamimg" on my ATT phone anymore. Is it roaming and
> I don't know it? More likely just get "no service"
> I guess I'll just stick with my ATT phone. I'm not going to change just
> for a trip. It suits me fine in the real world. I only need it near towns
> anyway.
> On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 10:08 AM, <jaevans at pcisys.net> wrote:
>> Question - When out in rural areas, aren't the big providers contracting
>> service out to smaller rural providers anyway?  How does this affect
>> service coverage?  I use T-mobile prepaid and automatically connect to the
>> rural providers when away from the real T-mobile network.
>> John - Colorado Springs,
>> CO
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