Originally Posted by Porky Pig
Timely subject ...
I was going to go with the National plan like Jack ... but they were not offering the free minutes ... which I need for Internet access. It seems to me that the America's Choice plan has a big enough footprint acros the country for our needs.
Hi Porky! Yea, I'm not into surfing when I'm out since I don't own a laptop. Obviously my plan minutes may not be enough if I get into using a laptop (other than my free weekends), although wireless (802.11) is making big strides and you are seeing some campgrounds starting to provide that service. I do know that when I get my first laptop, it will have a wireless card in it.
As far as Chuck's comments about voice quality, the issues are mostly phone related. My advice is to try before you buy. Many of the cellular providers have company stores where all of the different phones they sell are live for testing.
Personally nothing is better than my wife's analog Motorola cell phone (whick used to be mine). Yes you get static at times but the voice quality was similar to land line phones. My LG that I use is pretty good but no where close to the standard of that analog phone. The days of analog are drawing to a close and I think the FCC has given Verizon (for one) the approval to set the date in which we all have to be digital.