I may be moving to Lyons Falls, in Lewis County, New York. The place I'm looking at is so rural that even hillbillies refer to it as "the sticks."
I presently have Boost Blackberry (CDMA) service, which I've loved since day one. But alas, Boost has no CDMA service there. They do have iDen service, but I need POP3 email, which would limit my choices to either the Android i1 or the i8350 Blackberry, both of which have been discontinued (although they can be gotten from eBay, etc.), and neither of which particularly strikes my fancy. And then there's the fact that iDen's days are numbered, anyway...
Looking at the coverage maps, it seems that my choices are basically Verizon or AT&T. Both seem to provide decent coverage there. But both charge more than I care to pay for service. So I'm looking at pre-paid MVNOs.
When I enter the ZIP code into Straight Talk's site, they steer me toward GSM phones on AT&T. There are a couple there that I think would work for me, but I've read horror stories about ST's service and support. However, most of them go back a few years, so....
I'm wondering if anyone has some recent experience with ST, their service in general, and in particular any difficulties porting a number (from Boost) to ST. If I can't port it (or if it's going to be a nightmare to do so), that's not necessarily a deal-breaker; but if ports from Boost to ST usually go pretty smoothly, I'll probably keep the number.
Anyone have any recent experience, good or bad, with ST? I appreciate all input.