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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.
 

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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.
 

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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>
Good luck!
 

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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.
 

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that sucks. I am sorry. I had it for 3 years and have loved ACS.
 

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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.
 
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