Cell Towers, Cell Phones, and Pre Paid
Here's my dilema. Currently, i have an LG Optimus V from Virgin Moble. It used Sprint Towers.
The Sprint Tower is about 1/8 mile from my home and I get 2 to 3 bars and it's always dropping calls or I can't hear for anything. I work from home some days and this is unacceptable.
Using Antenna Search, I can see I also live about 1/8 mile from an AT&T tower. Also about 1/16 mile from a verizon tower.
I want to stick pre-paid. Because VM uses all Sprint, I don't want to stick with them. I was thinking of trying Straight Talk because they mostly use AT&T. Although, I noticed they do have 1 phone that uses the Verizon network, the Samsung Galaxy Proclaim.
I really wanted to get the Galaxy SII they offer, but I'm wondering if I'm having bad luck with the Spring Tower, do you think my luck will be the same with the ATT tower since they are both equally far away? Or, does it possibly have nothing to do with distance?
If it doesn't have anything to do with distance, I may try the SII. But, if distance is probably the reason my reception sucks, then maybe I'd try the Proclaim since it uses Verizon and that tower is closer.
I know this is all confusing and it's been very frustrating for me as I live just south of Raleigh, NC and in order to be able to work from home on occasion, I need to have good cell service (I don't have a land line).
Thanks for any advice or tips.