Which US cellphone carrier has the best coverage to use Waze?

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I disagree, you are mistaken. I’ve heard many people say the same exact thing as you, but I went on my ex’s Verizon Iphone 7 Plus and checked all of her settings. She cannot get text messages or data while on a call.
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I've had Verizon for a very long time.....ran the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 8 now. Both of these phones I am able to get data while on a phone call after adjusting my settings as needed. If I am not mistaken I adjusted my wife's settings back when she had a 6 for this option as well. I can surf and text while on speaker with no issues, spend photos, uploads etc. I think you need to look into the settings again.
 

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The secondary carriers are calles MVNO’s. Mobile Virtual Network Operators. I think there is an entire wikipedia page with a table dedicated to tracking them and specifically which networks they ride on-top of. The one thing that stinks is I believe the primary carrier will always prioritize their own customers over partner MVNO customers. As long as conditions on the primary carriers tower are good, then you shouldn’t have a problem. But if a bunch of people unexpectedly saturate an area for perhaps a downtown concert outside in a park for example, you’ll be given lower precedence to throughput.

Mobile virtual network operator - Wikipedia

List of United States mobile virtual network operators - Wikipedia



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I should go for Verizon or AT&T
I guess in the context of this forum, the cost of paying a cellphone carrier would be considered peanuts.
I travel 3 out of 4 weeks a month and att rarely lets me down. Both companies will welcome you with open arms. Can’t go wrong by picking the one that currently has the best deal (Free Phone). Someone was just telling me that Verizon has a subsidiary that charges lower rates but uses their towers. Wasn’t paying a lot of attention, told better half and she said we’ve had att for 20 yrs and you’re not messing with it LOL. See if the company you work for has discounts setup with either service and see if there is a phone stipend where you work also.
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It’s not an iPhone7 limitation. Works on iPhone6 through X

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so i found out today that my gf has Sprint and they do not support VoLTE so anyone who uses sprint cannot use data while on a phone call unless they are connected to wifi. so my experiences were accurate, just the wrong carrier!

so bottom line you cant talk and use data on any Sprint iphones. Below is a screen shot of her settings on sprint and mine on at&t.

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Many thanks for your inputs. I should go for Verizon or AT&T then. A couple weeks ago I saw on JD Power that T-Mobile has the best customer service. So I tried it and it turned out miserable. Waze got poor reception and I had to follow a rabbit most of the time on the interstates.



I guess in the context of this forum, the cost of paying a cellphone carrier would be considered peanuts. That is, when you think about how a typical ECM like 3-head AL Priority costs.:dance:
What about the rear half of the car? :eek:
 

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so i found out today that my gf has Sprint and they do not support VoLTE so anyone who uses sprint cannot use data while on a phone call unless they are connected to wifi. so my experiences were accurate, just the wrong carrier!

so bottom line you cant talk and use data on any Sprint iphones. Below is a screen shot of her settings on sprint and mine on at&t.
And nobody said anything about Sprint. Thanks for the follow up.

P.S. Supposedly coming this fall to Sprint.
 

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Also, my OnePlus 6 is way better than any other phone I've ever used as far as reception, even better than my friend's Pixel 2. Phone definitely matters hugely. I think having a non-metal back can help possibly.
Exciting to read this. My One Plus 6 is being delivered tomorrow. As a T-Mobile customer, I can use all the help I can get!
 

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Exciting to read this. My One Plus 6 is being delivered tomorrow. As a T-Mobile customer, I can use all the help I can get!
My wife has the OnePlus 6, I have the 5T my daughter has the 5. The first OnePlus I bought was the 3 for my wife she loved it and talked me into buying one for myself, well since then all we have owned is the OnePlus phones, they are awesome phones and we have no plans on switching to any other brand.

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