Cell service?

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  1. James Roxby

    James Roxby Beach Crab

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    Hello all! We have recently moved here and my wife travels between Niceville and PCB for work along hwy 20. We have AT&T and the reception is terrible. What is the best cell provider for the area?
    Thank you!
     
  2. mvy

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    We had to switch from AT&T to Verizon when we moved here and now get much better reception.
     
  3. Franny

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    Agree, Verizon. Now if we could only have an internet service that works!!
     
  4. Teresa

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    Search this forum for this same question and discussion over the years. And it's still Verizon!
     
  5. tsutcli

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    Verizon seems to be the best down here but there are stretches of 20 where there is virtually no service. When I drove to the FWB airport it was spotty at best from Freeport to Niceville. Welcome to Walton County.
     
  6. Teresa

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    And don't even get started on cable and Internet services here.
     
  7. steel1man

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    ATT installed new tower on 30A at Grayton earlier this year. With the iPhone 5S never drop calls anymore in BMB. CenturyLink internet works great bundled with directv ($129.00/mo 4 both )
    No problems.
     
  8. Teresa

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    Directv is perfect. CenturyLink is very mediocre service at our house. But it's all we got.
     
  9. m1a1mg

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    AT&T service just north of 98, off Holiday, in Miramar Beach is non-existent. I had to buy my way out of the contract after moving from BMB.
     
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    Sprint is awful. I switched 2 years ago to VZW and it is great. Does anyone have any comments on TMo???? Considering TMo for cost reasons.
     
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    I was 19 years with ATT. I have been with Verizon for 1.5 years and now it's perfect. With ATT, summers and other high tourist times, I would drop calls often, and that was when a call would actually go through. ATT does not have the capacity to handle the traffic.

    Here is good source to check location of towers per carrier. http://www.cellreception.com/towers/towers.php?city=santa+rosa+beach&state_abr=fl
     
  12. second wind

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    Verizon here too! I have been told our reception problems are due to the many tall trees and metal roofs...
     
  13. Teresa

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    We have excellent service with Verizon in the forest with a metal roof.
     
  14. spaglioni

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    Sprint is improving. I can get calls inside my house with a metal roof!
     
  15. Jimmy T

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    We use T-Mobile. It has gotten a lot better over the years. We have a good signal inside the house (metal roof) and all over in Grayton. But there are still dead spots around the area. Everybody I know here says that Verizon has the best coverage and signal, but you pay a lot for it.
     
  16. Lake View Too

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    Just an aside: it isn't necessarily the metal roof. In my house, which has a metal roof, we have no reception problem whatsoever (with Verizon). When we go next door, fifty feet away, in a house with a metal roof, we don't get good reception. I think it either karma, or the position of the stars and planets on any given Sunday.:cool:
     
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    Any more recent thoughts on what cell service works best on 30A? Thanks
     
  18. steel1man

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    Well,it’s NOT ATT....must turn on WiFi calling in settings then it will work inside house if within WiFi range..iPhone X...
     
  19. m1a1mg

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    It's really hit and miss. I prefer Verizon, wife likes AT&T but has a lot of dead spots.
     

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