But as we've written before, advances in wireless technology are making it possible to do with airwaves what you could previously only accomplish with expensive fiber optic lines.
To make Air Gig a reality, AT&T would still need to make deals with utility companies to let the wireless carrier install its antennas on their poles.
When I started with CC, I had my own phone from my prior service.
They helped me with all the details of getting it unlocked and switched over.
Over the years I have had a variety of situations where I needed help, and I have NEVER had an instance in which I was left unsatisfied.
The fact that they are US based and their reps at least sound as if they grew up speaking English is a huge plus as far as I'm concerned, and I have always had whatever the problem was resolved and hung up with a smile on my face.
I decided to try Consumer Cellular after having had accounts with ATT, T-Mobile, and Verizon over a period of years.
I really didn't expect much, but switched mainly because the idea of having no contract was appealing to me after having been tied up with each of the others.
VERY IMPORTANT: The phone you receive may have originally been on any of the big four carriers including Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, or T-Mobile.
Despite what carrier the phone was originally on it has been “Unlocked” by the carrier for use on GSM networks.
When you go to activate your phone on your carrier tell them you have a “GSM Unlocked” phone. You absolutely, positively, MUST follow these instructions EXACTLY! These instructions are for Straight Talk AT&T Towers activation.
That increased coverage would not be of any meaningful benefit to the residents of the Fall Lake Fernberg Corridor area or to people using the lakes and rivers of the BWCAW.” The Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness opposed this tower because of the visual impact that it will have on a wide swath of the BWCAW.
Based on expert testimony, the District court found that the mega-tower will be visible from ten lakes in the BWCAW, while the Friends’ alternative of a 199-foot tower would not be visible from any of these locations.