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for a cell phone to use for my planned four corner trip this August.

Any suggestions from those who have gone before would be appreciated

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In 2004, experience said that Nextel was almost useless. Today, I don't know, but I'm with Verizon now and problems have been very few.

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Definitely Verizon. #1 rated for coverage by Consumer Reports, and works great for me.

I previously had PacBell/ATT/Cingular. I don't care how many companies they merged, it still sucked for national coverage.

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More important than the provider, be sure and get a tri-mode phone. Many places in the boonies still have analog service only. Get an up-to-date digital only phone and you are out of luck. I was just on an ATV excursion on Grand Mesa and my tri-mode phone was the only one that had service. The Analog mode eats the batteries quick though, so don't leave it on.
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More important than the provider, be sure and get a tri-mode phone. Many places in the boonies still have analog service only. Get an up-to-date digital only phone and you are out of luck. I was just on an ATV excursion on Grand Mesa and my tri-mode phone was the only one that had service. The Analog mode eats the batteries quick though, so don't leave it on.
+1 on this. You can buy a digital phone but it will have limited coverage.
My wifes' is tri-mode and mine is digital and we use hers in the boonies.

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Verizon has been the best for me. I've used it all over the coutry from Seattle to San Diego, Bar Harbor, Maine to Tampa, FL, and a whole bunch of places in between.

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Go rent a satellite phone for your trip. It will work ANYWHERE.

http://www.satellitephonestore.com/

A bit spendy, but when stranded or injured, its cheap.

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Go for T-Mobile BlackBerry. Not only phone but you can also access internet to get to bmwlt forum as what I do now.I was at BMW Motarrad Days in Garmisch Germany. It worked there too. Currently writing this from Turkey by Greek Islands.

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Versizon - but I 2nd the B-berry idea.

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