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Switiching To A Smaller Local Carrier For Phone Service

Paul in Ocean Springs, Mississippi listens on SuperTalk 103.1 FM

Paul asked: “I’m currently a customer of AT&T. Here on the coast, C Spire is offering $650 to switch to them. I’m wondering what you know about C Spire and if this is legitimate and a good idea.”

 

Paul, C Spire is legitimate. It’s been around for almost 30 years as Cellular South and it’s actually the 6th largest cell phone service provider in the US.

They’re regional, their markets are Mississippi as you know, as well as Alabama, the Florida Panhandle only (not the rest of Florida), and Memphis only in Tennessee.

Even though it’s a regional company, C Spire does offer nationwide voice and data service. They use the CDMA standard, so they probably roam on either Sprint or Verizon.

Even though it’s a regional company, C Spire does offer nationwide voice and data

C Spire’s old unlimited plans used to cap domestic roaming data at 25 MB, that’s less than watching a single YouTube video, their new plan doesn’t seem to have that restriction, but double-check before you sign any contracts if you’re a traveler, 25MB will go in an instant.

Their plans also seem to offer an option for those that need the opposite of unlimited data, they’ll give customers who use less than 2GB/month a $10 credit on their bills, so if you’re mostly on WiFi, you may be able to save a little more money by switching to them.

We have found more than a few complaints about C Spire, both in terms of service outside their coverage area, and about their honesty when t comes to contracts and charges.

The same can probably be said about any other wireless carrier, but it still something to keep in mind if you’re going to be going into business with them.

Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of “Into Tomorrow” in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network”.

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

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