The carrier added coverage in and immediately surrounding Sioux City, Iowa, in June 2006, and has plans to add approximately 100 new cell sites mainly in western Iowa throughout 2007. In some rural areas they are the only GSM provider, and also providing roaming services for AT&T (formerly Cingular Wireless), T-Mobile USA, and other smaller GSM carriers. i wireless is popular for their MEGAtalk plan which offers unlimited local calling 24/7, however has been criticized for their relatively small coverage area compared to larger carriers, as well as long distance charges for calls outside of their coverage area on local plans. Most cell phone carriers do not charge for long distance calls, however most carriers only offer nationwide plans, without the advantages of local plans offer. i wireless offers both plans, depending on the needs of the consumer.
Although i wireless limits the long distance calling on their local plans, they have many plans that offer free long distance and nationwide calling. i wireless is known throughout Iowa for their nights and weekends that start every night at 5:00, and because they have roaming agreements with virtually every GSM provider in the United States, including companies like T-Mobile and AT&T.
Many customers of i wireless feel that the coverage locally is superior to many larger companies as i wireless only focuses on local trouble spots, and do not have to spend money to build out a nationwide network. 100% of the profits are from the Iowa area, and spent on consumers covered by their network locally, as opposed to spending money to cover consumers in other states.
T-Mobile, as well as i wireless have been criticized for imitating Alltel who has my circle which offers 10 numbers instead of 5. Although similar, these plans are different in that they can be added to any plan. All my5 share plans with i wireless also offer 10 numbers, (5 per line) for no additional cost. With each additional share line, another 5 numbers can be added. That means there is no limit on the maximum amount of numbers, as each line can have their own five numbers. Alltel's plans offer 10 numbers, regardless of the number of lines on a plan, and is only available on eligible my circle plans.
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