Notices

T-Mobile Coverage on Maui?

Reply

Jan 25th, 2005, 12:12 PM
  #1
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 103
T-Mobile Coverage on Maui?

I could call T-Mobile and ask this question, but I don't have an hour to wait on hold!

Does anyone know if T-Mobile is available on Maui? I've searched the forum, but nothing specific on T-Mobile on Maui.

Thanks,

DD
ddcnga is offline  
Reply With Quote
Jan 25th, 2005, 12:13 PM
  #2
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 124
I had the same question about my verizon wireless. Does it work on all the islands and is there a roaming charge?
marshall531 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Jan 25th, 2005, 12:20 PM
  #3
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 103
For T-mobile there is no real "roaming", as it is all a special T-Mobile network. Or at least that's my understanding.

I'm not sure how Verizon works, but I did a search on this forum for "cell phones hawaii" and I think one of the posts did mention Verizon.
ddcnga is offline  
Reply With Quote
Jan 25th, 2005, 12:30 PM
  #4
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 1,803
T-Mobile and Verizon both have service here, as do AT&T/Cingular and Nextel. Between AT&T and T-Mobile we have full GSM coverage. My phone sometimes displays AT&T, sometimes T-Mobile. Whether or not you'll pay roaming charges depends on your service, just the same as anywhere else in the US. If you have a nation plan, then there are no roaming charges. If you have a local plan call your provider and change it before you travel.
here_today_gone2Maui is offline  
Reply With Quote
Jan 25th, 2005, 01:05 PM
  #5
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 279
I used my T-Mobile phone on Maui in October with no problem. No roaming either!
Conlet is offline  
Reply With Quote
Jan 25th, 2005, 02:32 PM
  #6
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 551
We'll be in Maui and the Big Island and I called Cingular to ask about coverage. Basically, they had some city names but not everywhere. The only city they listed on Maui was Kihea but there were a few different ones on the Big Island. I am assuming I will have a much broader range than just Kihea so I am going to just wing it.
Cerlaurie is offline  
Reply With Quote
Jan 25th, 2005, 07:26 PM
  #7
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 1,803
I have service with Cingular. I have service all over the island, except for in Hana and in pockets where my signal disappears, like in my home office and going around the bend at Maliko Bay. Sometimes my signal is on AT&T, sometimes on T-Mobile. My husband often travels to the BI and his phone has always worked there, even in some remote areas.

I no longer trust that the person on the other end of the phone knows anything about their service. My mother was told that she would not be able to use her phone in Hawaii by a Cingular CSR, although I had been using their service here for several years. My daughter was told by her previous carrier that her phone would not work in Vermont--it did work quite well. I think they just look to see if they have cells in that area and if they don't, tell you there is no service.
here_today_gone2Maui is offline  
Reply With Quote
Jan 26th, 2005, 10:56 AM
  #8
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 551
Thanks, heretoday, I actually called Cingular twice (luckily I got someone right away both times). The first time she said there was nothing on Maui so I decided to call back and give city names. I am assuming we won't have any more problems than we do here in Chicago - hope I am right!
Cerlaurie is offline  
Reply With Quote
 



Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:13 AM.