This is a personal vendetta I have on cell phone coverage. I live in Maine and we have lots of trees and a few mountains, but I’m always amazed at how pitiful cell phone coverage is in this state.
Personal disclosure forces me to admit that I use Verizon. Generally speaking, they get a good rating in consumer reports, but whether it’s Verizon, AT&T or any other carrier, it is the dark ages of cell phone coverage, at least in a sparsely populated state like Maine.
A couple of years ago, I was doing a radio call-in show from my home to Montreal (I wasn’t moving around), and four times the call was dropped. Think about it. You are doing a call-in show and you get dropped four times. When I went to Verizon, the response was “It happens.” More recently, I get cut off at least six times a day, and I live in the second largest city in the state. So, whether conversations are broken or I get dropped, cell phone service isn’t what it is touted to be.
So, here’s the question. Where do you live, and what type of cell phone coverage do you get? I expect if it’s a large city, that coverage is good. But, am I the only person that has to suffer while still paying full rate for partial service? I’d love to hear your experience good, bad or ugly.