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Cell phone coverage on Hatteras

Cell phone coverage on Hatteras




I spend most of my time in the Tri-Villages. I currently have Verizon and have had good cell coverage while on Hatteras. What other vendors provide good cell coverage on Hatteras? Thinking of switching vendors for some cost savings.


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We have both Verizon and AT&T coverage. No problems with either in our house, on the beach, or in any of the surrounding areas.


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AT&T has issues near the ferry docks in Hatteras Village. Areas around Teach’s Lair can also be spotty with AT&T. Other than those areas, no problems so far.


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I have ATT, hubby has a US Cellular phone compliments of his employer. Both work good on the island.


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My son had a Boost Mobile cell phone when we stayed in Frisco and Hatteras Village and it was worthless. My cell phone was in AT&T network Phone and it worked fine. Lesson learned! You get what you pay for.


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I know the T-Mobile coverage maps don't show it but my TM company phone had full 5 bar coverage from Avon (where we stay) to the end of Hatteras. We were down this year for Thanksgiving.


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Up until last week I had tMobile, and coverage with them has never been good on Hatteras.


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I switched from Verizon to Straight Talk 3-4 months ago & mine worked fine over thanksgiving at Hatteras Village & up. As in 4-5 bars strong at all times. I never got much past Odens Dock tho...

FYI Verizon, Straight Talk & TracFone Wireless all use the same towers.




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I know the T-Mobile coverage don't show it but my TM company phone had full 5 bar coverage from Avon (where we stay) to the end of Hatteras. We were down this year for Thanksgiving.

rpemers
T-Mobile obtained some low frequency licenses on Hatteras and rolled out 4G LTE. They also were the first to roll out VoLTE (Voice over LTE) and so that is probably what you used. So I am gonna guess that it takes a 4G LTE capable phone with VoLTE to get T-Mobile the coverage that you got.


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FYI Verizon, Straight Talk & TracFone Wireless all use the same towers.

hoi toide
Actually TracPhone/StrightTalk re-sells air-time for all 4 of the major cell service providers. But your home location will usually determine which of the providers TracPhone will use for your particular service.

TracPhone/StrightTalk own nothing in terms of service infrastructure; they are just re-sellers of air time


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I know the T-Mobile coverage don't show it but my TM company phone had full 5 bar coverage from Avon (where we stay) to the end of Hatteras. We were down this year for Thanksgiving.

rpemers
T-Mobile obtained some low frequency licenses on Hatteras and rolled out 4G LTE. They also were the first to roll out VoLTE (Voice over LTE) and so that is probably what you used. So I am gonna guess that it takes a 4G LTE capable phone with VoLTE to get T-Mobile the coverage that you got.

Beachmark


My T-Mobile coverage was great while in Buxton and then Rodanthe back in September.


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From Avon, even from Frisco and Buxton north you have a number of choices. Once you get around Hatteras Village and south you depend on Verizon, or with a sub who taps off of Verizon's towers. T-Mobile won the lion's share of UHF frequencies during the TV repack and are beginning to light up their new installations which could vastly improve their coverage eventually. But, a couple of years ago my experience with a T-mobile phone and a Verizon phone next to each other in Hatteras was night and day. Verizon was always connected, T-mobile less than half the time. Locals on the south end, the ones that speak with the Carolina Brogue will tell you the only one that's worth anything is the one with a signal when you need it. Boat Captains, etc... will all swear by "VOR-ROI'-ZUN."


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They have not started actually deploying equipment in that new spectrum quite yet; it looks like coastal NC fell off of the list of early markets (makes sense since they already put in 700 MHz equipment in eastern NC). They have to also get the user devices for that band out in the market. I would not get too excited quite yet about the 600 MHz band....