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Good cell phone carrier in Bay Area?

by stiles / September 4, 2005 4:57 AM PDT


I'm a first time phone buyer, don't know where to start. So many carriers, I'm not sure which will suit my needs. I live in San Francisco and I'm mostly concerned with reception and "roaming" charges. I go to Northern New York and Minnesota a few times a year, as well as various places throughout California. I will not be a heavy user, but I want reliable service. What should I be looking for? Anybody have any bad or good experiences in San Francisco? Any good or bad phones? Any comments are appreciated.

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