Same issue in my rural area. Started at 3 bars 7 years ago, and now I can't even make a phone call. Directly tied to politics. Verizon is an extremely liberal corporation. They understand that the majority of conservatives live in rural areas, and thus, they have been given instructions to de-prioritize customers in these fringe areas (I've got the memo right here from a close friend and employee). Switch to a different carrier. How much faith can you have in a company that owns yahoo and supports their tabloid quality articles in the first place.
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