So you decided to explore your 'Beat' roots and you took the Jack Kerouac road tour across America. You and a few friends hopped in a car, and though gas isn't $.25 cents a gallon, you still had a blast. It wasn't exactly like 'On The Road,' but you got to see a lot of America that you wouldn't have gotten to see otherwise. Along the way you took a few pictures, recorded a few videos and made a few phone calls.
And then you got home and looked at your bills (quite unlike Kerouac). You knew your cell phone bill was going to be bad, but you didn't think it was going to be THAT bad. The roaming charges nearly tripled the normal monthly cost, and that's just for the phone calls. The bill casts a shadow over your road trip and you run the danger of forever misconstruing your memories about your spring break road trip.
Again, unlike Kerouac, if you want to road trip these days, you need a lot of money, and you need to know your cell phone network and its coverage area. A good rule of thumb is to simply turn off your phone when you see the little 'roaming' sign, but if you can predict where your network starts and ends, you can avoid these heavy fees.
For example, the Sprint phone network is one of the largest in the country, and with more than 51 million subscribers, it's also one of the most accessible. The Sprint coverage map is always extending and improving, but it still has its limitations. Do your research and compare your networks, especially if you're planning a road trip soon. Compare the is always extending and improving, but it still has its limitations. Do your research and compare your networks, especially if you're planning a road trip soon. Compare the Sprint coverage map to some other cell phone provider coverage maps and see which one lights your route best.