We will be moving to Fort Richardson in Alaska in the summer time. Our cell phone contract with Alltel will be up in March. I was wondering which cell phone company works best in the Anchorage area? Thanks for any replies.
Not 100% sure about ANchorage but I do know that ACS is an Alaska company and offers some pretty good, competative cell coverage. I have the LIFELINE Plan (generally for low income people but we also qualify because my DH is VA disabled) it is 1200 minutes statewide and for $1 a month. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
But my DH had a regular plan through ACS for work and it was very affordable and they had really good coverage area.
GCI is also Alaska owned and operated, and there is also Cellular One. Personally, I've had Cell One and I was not impressed with their customer service. I have GCI, and I have been very happy with them.<br><br>
ACS has the best coverage area if you were to go all over the state, but GCI is pretty good too. Cell One, the last I checked, had the worst coverage area (where you're not in roaming).<br><br>
I used to have lifeline with ACS (got it because my younger son is on medicaid for his special needs) then when we moved to Eagle River, they sent me a letter saying the area wasn't eligible? and they were disconnecting me. I never did like ACS, lots of dropped calls and I was lucky if I got 2 bars at my house right in town. I've been with GCI for a little over a month and haven't had a dropped call yet.
We live in the Valley and we have Cellular One. We've not had any problems with our service. Except in my husband's shop. We have a shared plan of 450 anytime minutes, unlimited night and weekends (nights start at 7), unlimited minutes between our phones (as in calling each other), and a ton of instant messages (1000, I think) and we pay roughly $90 a month, including the fees and whatnot.<br><br>
Now, if you are getting internet and regular phone service, and internet, one of the other services might work better for you, as I know there are bundle prices out there.