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==Communications==
 
==Communications==
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Cell phone coverage in Mississippi is generally better (especially with Sprint's & T-Mobile's networks) along the major Interstate routes. Coverage in the southern Mississippi region is sometimes spotty (particularly west of [[Hattiesburg]]).  3G coverage though growing sporadically throughout the state near the college cities, generally is located in the Jackson metropolitan area; however, outside of the Jackson area, EDGE service is typically available.  Check with your cell phone provider for coverage maps.  The regional cell phone provider Cellular South has a large network established throughout Mississippi, and you might be able to roam on their towers if you are not a customer.
  
Cell phone coverage in Mississippi is generally better (especially with Sprint's & T-Mobile's networks) along the major Interstate routes. Coverage in the southern Mississippi region is sometimes spotty (particularly west of [[Hattiesburg]])4G coverage though growing sporadically throughout the state near the college cities, generally is located in the Jackson metropolitan area; however, outside of the Jackson area, 3G service is typically available with parts of the Delta being the exception. Check with your cell phone provider for coverage mapsThe regional cell phone provider C Spire Wireless has a large network established throughout Mississippi, and you might be able to roam on their towers if you are not a customer.
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Consider purchasing a disposable cell phone from any major electronic department store in Mississippi during your visitThere are not as many pay telephones as there used to be, and disposable phone are becoming more common.  The cost is about $25 a month is the average price for approximately 100 minutes of talk time without or with or limited SMS capabilities (in other words, its expensive for what you purchase)You don't need a phone with all of the latest features, just one that you can use during emergencies and for short conversations.
  
Consider purchasing a disposable cell phone from any major electronic department store in Mississippi during your visit.  There are few fee pay telephones available outside of airports or shopping malls.  The cost is about $25 a month is the average price for approximately 100 minutes of talk time without (in other words, its very expensive for what you pay for).   
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Any phone that's pre-3G technology (TDMA) will work fine in nearly all parts of the state.  Be aware that pretty much any cell phone from either South Korea or Japan will typically not work anywhere in Mississippi (or the USA for that matter), but some of the older European model cell phones (operating in the 3G UTMS frequencies of 850/1900/2100MHz) should work fine in the larger cities within the state.
 
 
Be aware that pretty much any cell phone from either South Korea or Japan will typically not work anywhere in Mississippi, but some of the older European model cell phones (operating in the 3G UTMS frequencies of 850/1900/2100MHz) should work fine in the state.
 
  
 
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