Cell phone service in South Carolina

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Registered: 06-07-2007
Cell phone service in South Carolina
Sun, 12-30-2012 - 10:56am

Hello fellow BS’s,

Just a quick question about cell phone service in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  My BF is on business there and is coming home tomorrow.  I have not been able to get a hold of him via cell phone mostly during the day.  (We have Verizon).

He does pick up when he is around or in his home, usually in the late afternoon/early evening.  He claims that when I finally get a hold of him that his phone never rang nor does it show a missed call (I need to get in touch with him b/c I manage his commercial properties).  This seems relatively familiar when my XH would go on business and I could never get a hold of him b/c he was with OW.  I do not want to overreact nor do I want to be another fool.

I have heard from people in my area (Boston, Ma) that Verizon is going downhill and the service has been terrible the last couple of years…But I don’t want to be a liar to myself like I was with XH.

Is it possible that the cell phone service is lousy in the North Myrtle Beach area??? Or is he lying?  I checked his email, voicemail and online bank statements and found nothing so far. Please respond quickly!!! Thanks and God Bless

Always, Christy

By the way I can’t stand this new website thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Registered: 04-23-2010
Mon, 12-31-2012 - 8:34am

I travel the east coast a lot.

I have Verizon. I don't have a cheap throw-away phone. In the last 10 years I haven't had a phone call dropped.

I have never had a problem there. I usually stay on the south end.

Face it, he just isn't answering.

We only miss what could have been. I know I don't miss what it really was.

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Registered: 08-09-2012
Fri, 01-04-2013 - 7:25pm

I used to have Verizon and I hated it.  I, too, had issues with dropped calls and not receiving calls--funny thing is, the phone would go directly to VM, even though it was sitting in front of me where I could have heard it ring.

I switched to t-mobile and I love it. You might want to switch carriers.

I agree with your assessment of this website...  they can't seem to work out the problem--which is to rehire the company that was maintaining their website because they knew what they were doing.

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Registered: 12-05-2006
Mon, 01-07-2013 - 6:53pm
Check his call/text records on your cell bill. That will tell you if his phone was dead during those times.
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Registered: 09-12-2008
Thu, 01-17-2013 - 6:32pm

I'm with Glenn, Check the phone records. If he is up to something, he will freak when you ask him for them.




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