Unicel Customers Are Now Verizon Customers
I know a lot of people locally (and I used to be one of them) that are Unicel customers. They are now all Verizon customers (another story here and press release here).
I used them until my employer started paying for my cell phone, which meant moving to US Cellular. But they were one of the first companies to provide cellular service in this area, and I'm not surprised to see this happen as this area is growing quite fast and US Cellular has quite a few towers in the area. And according to Matt, T-Mobile is currently using Unicel towers, so I wonder how this will affect that relationship. Any local cell gurus who can answer that?
But this certainly now makes Verizon a good choice for rural customers while it wasn't so before, as Unicel has good coverage in hard-to-reach areas of central Oregon.