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Help ATTW Rep, Please, I could you your wisdom.

Chapperal

Oct 17, 2003, 11:49 PM
Time to break-in this forum, how better than with a question.
Here goes.
I have an elderly father in BayShore, Long Island, New York. The land area code there is *631* and the zipcode is "11706* but he borders on the BayShore/Brentwood line. He lives west of 5th ave, north of north of Southern State Parkway and east of the Sagtiskos(spelling) pkwy.
The question is, if in the near future I have to go there if he becomes ill, is that area well covered by ATTW? I live in Gainesville, Fl. and I haven't in New York 14 years. If I should have to go up there in a hurry, cell phone service is the last thing I need to think about.
I will need a phone to work in both states. Do recommend TDMA,GSM,GPRS or something else? If this w...
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gpeeks

Oct 18, 2003, 8:33 AM
i am in that area every week & the phone works great I have 2 attws phones 1 gsm & 1 tdma & both are fine in that area along 5th avenue up to suffolk avenue near the pathmark
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Chapperal

Oct 18, 2003, 11:45 AM
Hi Gpeeks,
I wanted to thank you for answering my question, have a great week!
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KarbonCopy

Oct 22, 2003, 6:30 PM
I work for At&t and i sugges digital, for the price, the coverage and the customer care.
The network is more developed than the GSM but that will change in the near future.
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MightyMouse

Oct 22, 2003, 2:46 AM
Also make sure your on a National or DOR plan so you can stay away from pesky roaming and LD charges.
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KarbonCopy

Oct 22, 2003, 6:51 PM
Yes, well the DOR is an expesive plan. Its great for travelling, but teh cheapest rate is 59.99 with 450 anytime minutes, and it does not have the umlimited nights and weekend promotion.

The National is goo yes, but the HCA is only in the main metropolotin areas.

now if you do not leave the state, then i HIGHLY recomend the Local plan. You can get more mintues than dor and the unlmited nights and weekends.
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