I guess it’s sort of like picking what type of torture you prefer, but does anyone have a preference in mobile phone service for Chicago? Sprint and AT&SUCK have already been ruled out.

5 Comments so far

  1. Noah (unregistered) on June 19th, 2004 @ 4:03 am

    Don’t have a preference, but I can say is that Mobile is a racket, and Verizon SUXXX…

  2. Rock Star Club (unregistered) on June 21st, 2004 @ 3:03 am

    Do you really think any of them are different? They all suck. I’ve been off the cell for 6 months now, I’m phone-free! I don’t need that thing ringing on the bus letting eveyone know I’m the douchebag who needs to be reached on the way to work by my girlfriend who wants me to pick up a cucumber on the way home. Who needs it… 9 out of 10 calls i got were wrong numbers anyway. Some girl was giving my number out as her standard fake..

  3. Chicago Chick (unregistered) on June 21st, 2004 @ 3:47 am

    I have to agree that they all pretty much stink. I’ve used all the carriers at one point in time and have stuck with Sprint. I travel a lot and it’s the only carrier that doesn’t consistently drop my calls. If you have to go with mobile, never never never use T-Mobile (no refunds for dropped calls) or AT&T (crappy service anywhere in the city and suburbs).

  4. Mark (unregistered) on June 21st, 2004 @ 6:26 am

    Sorry I can only review the two you have dismissed, but perhaps it’ll help someone else. I had Sprint for 2 years and have had ATT GSM for the last 6 months. I live in Wicker Park, work in Lake Forest and have family in the far far northwest suburbs.
    My review thus far. Spring had the overall best quality. Most of the time I had crystal clear service. Except of course in my apartment and in the far far nw burbs. So when I had bars at all — Sprint was great. But I didn’t get coverage in a lot of important places.
    ATT GSM — imho has a much better coverage area. I can get a bar or two almost anywhere…including inside my ground floor brick walled condo, at work and in the nw burbs. However the call quality is never as good as it was when I could get a Spring connection.
    Custom service is crap all around.

  5. mary (unregistered) on June 21st, 2004 @ 9:16 am

    For the past year, I have been using T-Mobile, and I have been pretty pleased with them and dropped my landline, because my cell service was so consistant. I think it’s worth noting that I am pretty low-tech, so I am relatively easy to please.
    I had problems with my phone, and they instantly sent me a new one at no charge. Apparently, they had lots of problems with that model. TMobile called me out of the blue last month and sent me a new model for no cost or commitment – apparently they did it simply because my old phone sucked.

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