should be Verizon or Us Cellular
I did a search as I know the information has already been provided here. But I must be using wrong keywords as I can't find that post or that answer.
Anyway, does anyone know of a simple way to find out who my carrier is? Someone posted a real simple way. I forget.
This is a CDMA LG3280.
Thanks to all.
Here's one even better: TelcoData. Input the area code and exchange (first three digits of phone number) and this site will tell you which telecom company has been assigned the block of numbers (by blocks of 1000 numbers).
The carrier will be listed as either Cellco Partnership/Verizon Wireless or United States Cellular Corporation.
America Movil/Straight Talk/TracFone customer since 2004.
verizon customer since 2012.
T-Mobile customer from 2005-2014.
Once a ported number is cancelled however, the carrier that had it last, must transfer it back to the original carrier to which it was first assigned.
The info on TelcoData provides information on which carriers were assigned the original block of numbers.
Wow. Tnid.us did the trick. A friend just changed his Net10 phone from Verizon to AT&T and tnid showed the current allocation as well as the original allocation. Good service.
FoneFinder.net still shows it being with VZW. Fail.
Hey, thanks to all.
I have 3 Tracfones now. All activated with same zip code.
Two are Verizon and one is US Cellular.
Is there a rhyme or reason for this?
You get (expensive) Verizon if the phone needs data service. You get (cheaper) USCellular if the phone doesn't need data service.
If not then it is possible that you were closer to a Verizon tower for 2 of them and closer to a USCC tower for the third.
One person reported he had to drive a couple of miles away from his house so he would be closer to a Verizon tower than a USCC tower. I think he also had to say he was going to use it primarily in an adjacent zip code (the one that he drove to) in order to be assigned Verizon.
All same house. Same room. Just not all same day.
I always try computer first to activate. But have had little success. But two of my phones are refurbished and one was used - and that may have made it less easy to activate.
Yes, I do understand why someone would move/travel down street or across town, etc. for best.
I think mine were activated by phone support. And who knows if they understood what zip code I stated. But zip code was stated and all the same zip code. All are CDMA. All LG3280.
They may make a surprise test call to you during the conversation. IMPORTANT: If you answer or they hear it ring they will say you have satisfactory service.