My Defy XT died so I need a new phone, which also means changing from my 1.0 plan to 3.0. I spend the bulk of my time in either northwest WI or Milwaukee. The coverage tool tells me I have no cellphone coverage up north, though with my Defy XT I do have service most places. Also, I see there is no data roaming with 3.0 plans. So my questions are
Should I really expect less coverage in northern WI with a new phone than I had with the Defy XT and 1.0 plan?
Does no data roaming mean that while traveling between Milwaukee and northern WI I won’t be able to get email or checking the weather (which is the only data I use while traveling)?
And finally, does anyone feel like recommending a phone? I don’t like that all the new phones are significantly bigger than my Defy. I don’t care about playing games or watching video. I just want to make calls and run a few apps (like checking the weather) and check email and do occasional quick internet searches, like getting the meaning or pronunciation of a word. Were I to choose right now, I’d probably get the Moto G5 Plus.