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Cell Phone Companies in Massachusetts

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

In places like Boston, New Bedford, Springfield or Worcester, you’ve probably wondered about cell phone companies in Massachusetts.

And for good reason, many cellular or wireless consumers want to know that they still have options when it comes to deciding on a mobile phone and company to do business with.

You may not even be happy with your wireless provider and just want to know what other options you may have.

Luckily, there ARE options and you aren’t just stuck in a two year contract with that cellular company.

Cell phone Companies in Massachusetts

Wireless Companies in Boston, Springfield, New Bedford and Worcester

  • Metro PCS (Merged with T-Mobile as of 10/3/12)
    • Frequency: 1900, 1.7/2.1 Ghz
    • Technology: CDMA, LTE/VOLTE/1xEV-DO
  • T-Mobile
    • Frequency : 1900 MHz, 1.7/2.1 GHz
    • Technology: GSM / GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, LTE
  • Verizon Wireless
    • Frequency: 1900, 850 and 700 MHZ and 1.7/2.1 GHz, 700 MHz
    • Technology: CDMA2000, CDMA, LTE/VOLTE/1xEV-DO
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  • AT&T
    • Frequency: 1900, 850 and 700 MHZ
    • Technology: GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSPA/LTE/VOLTE
  • Cricket
    • Frequency: 1900, 1.7/2.1 Ghz
    • Technology: CDMA, LTE/VOLTE/1xEV-DO
  • Sprint
    • Frequency:  1900, SMR
    • Technology: CDMA2000, CDMA, LTE/VOLTE/1xEV-DO

Qualcomm is also a licensed spectrum holder. No word yet on what Qualcomm plans to do with the spectrum in this MA market.

So what do you do when you are looking for the best wireless service in the Massachusetts?

  • Leverage your current wireless service. If you aren’t happy with your current provider start documenting drop calls and degradation of service. Getting out of your contract is easy when you are able to prove that you’ve gotten sub-par service.
  • Think about carriers that don’t require a contract to begin with. There are companies like Cricket specifically that will sign you up for an all you can eat plan with no contract commitment. There are also prepay versions of other popular wireless companies like Boost Mobile on Sprint. Do your research and see if a prepay phone would actually work better for you than a contract phone. That way if there are any service issues or changes you can walk away freely without explanation.
  • Keep up with wireless service reviews on JD Powers, Consumer Reports and the like. There you can see just how wireless services are matching up against customer expectation. If you are concerned about any particular wireless carrier above in your area, you can also do some research on the BBB within your state to see if there are any trends or unresolved issues that you should be aware of.

There you have it above are all of the cell phone companies in Massachusetts. Remember that you have a choice of mobile providers whether you live in Boston, New Bedford, Springfield or Worcester. The choice is yours.

Don’t be fooled either often times the bigger companies who’ve been around the longest have just as many service and coverage issues as the little guy and sometimes more.


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