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New 2 BU? We Answer Those Pressing Cell Service Questions.
by Tom Honsinger, Dean of Students Marketing and Strategic Communications Assistant
If you’re planning on shopping for a new cell phone carrier when you come to Boston, you’re probably wondering what your best option is. I’ve had Verizon for years now and I’m happy with my coverage here. I’ve never had any problems and I can even make calls on the T. I also have friends with AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint and I haven’t heard anything bad about any of the other carriers.
Since Boston’s a major city, they all do a pretty good job with coverage. I’ve also never had a problem with data in Boston. There’s great coverage downtown specifically, and when you’re on campus, you can always connect to BU’s Wi-Fi once you have your Kerberos login and password (if you set up your BU email and registered for Orientation, then you have one!)
In addition to coverage, the differences in price may also impact your decision. Costs vary between carriers and plans, but make sure you check for discounts. As long as you have a BU email, you qualify for discounts on certain plans, phones and accessories.