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December 31, 2004 12:47:12 PM

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I'm wondering if anyone can provide feedback - both positive and
negative - about Cingular's GSM phones and service.

Thanks.

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Anonymous
December 31, 2004 9:21:47 PM

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In <1104515232.777265.210540@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com> on 31 Dec 2004
09:47:12 -0800, "random" <random@spl.at> wrote:

>I'm wondering if anyone can provide feedback - both positive and
>negative - about Cingular's GSM phones and service.

GSM phones: very good (e.g., Motorola V551)
Coverage: very good in general (including free roaming on ATTWS)
Service: good (but not as good as Verizon)

Note that coverage does vary by area with any carrier.

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Anonymous
December 31, 2004 11:10:36 PM

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In <Y8RIRCQO38352.8686458333@anonymous.poster> on 31 Dec 2004 19:50:51 -0000,
nobody@See.Comments.Header (Italy Anonymous Remailer) wrote:

>I mean, if you are a serious data hound, then Verizon's EV-DO blows away
>Cingular's EDGE and ATTWS UMTS,

I respectfully disagree. Coverage is much more limited than EDGE, which
typically gives me 180+ Kbps, generally sufficient for most purposes.

>but then again 99.9% of cellphone users
>don't need such high thoroughput on their cellphones.

Indeed, it's mostly useful for tethered devices (e.g., notebook).

>What the cellphone
>users I talk to tell me is what they would like is the 30-50ms latency
>like they get with their DSL lines.

Sure, but for most things I don't find it to be all that bad.

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Anonymous
January 1, 2005 11:04:25 AM

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random wrote:
> I'm wondering if anyone can provide feedback - both positive and
> negative - about Cingular's GSM phones and service.
>
> Thanks.


Please note that when outside of Cingular's national GSM coverage, you
have NO SERVICE. They do not roam. I plan to carry and old pnone with
me so that I can at least make emergency calls.

Tom
January 1, 2005 11:45:30 AM

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On 1 Jan 2005 08:04:25 -0800, "Big Daddy" <kctom9@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Please note that when outside of Cingular's national GSM coverage, you
>have NO SERVICE. They do not roam. I plan to carry and old pnone with
>me so that I can at least make emergency calls.

Absolutely untrue. If there are other GSM operators that cingular has
a roaming agreement with you can use them. cingular/ATT is not the
only game in town. And just carrying and (sic) old phone with you is
no guarantee either.

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Anonymous
January 1, 2005 3:34:17 PM

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In article <ipkdt05q634d64m592ecamtfo8c2214sqf@4ax.com>,
Joseph <JoeOfSeattle@yahoo.com> wrote:

> >Please note that when outside of Cingular's national GSM coverage, you
> >have NO SERVICE. They do not roam. I plan to carry and old pnone with
> >me so that I can at least make emergency calls.
>
> Absolutely untrue. If there are other GSM operators that cingular has
> a roaming agreement with you can use them.

You're both saying the same thing. The "agreement" towers are by
definition within Cingular's national GSM coverage. Period.

There is no roaming on Cingular Nation GSM. Period. If you can make a
phone call, you're in territory.

In other words, you never have the choice of "I have a signal, but oh,
it's roaming, so that's an extra charge". THAT'S what both of you are
saying.
Anonymous
January 1, 2005 3:34:18 PM

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"Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in message
news:elmop-A6D021.12341701012005@text.usenetserver.com...
> In article <ipkdt05q634d64m592ecamtfo8c2214sqf@4ax.com>,
> Joseph <JoeOfSeattle@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > >Please note that when outside of Cingular's national GSM coverage, you
> > >have NO SERVICE. They do not roam. I plan to carry and old pnone with
> > >me so that I can at least make emergency calls.
> >
> > Absolutely untrue. If there are other GSM operators that cingular has
> > a roaming agreement with you can use them.
>
> You're both saying the same thing. The "agreement" towers are by
> definition within Cingular's national GSM coverage. Period.
>
> There is no roaming on Cingular Nation GSM. Period. If you can make a
> phone call, you're in territory.
>
> In other words, you never have the choice of "I have a signal, but oh,
> it's roaming, so that's an extra charge". THAT'S what both of you are
> saying.
>

You realize Navass is gonna find some way to try and argue about this don't
you. :) 

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SS
January 1, 2005 3:34:18 PM

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On Sat, 01 Jan 2005 12:34:17 -0500, "Elmo P. Shagnasty"
<elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote:

>You're both saying the same thing. The "agreement" towers are by
>definition within Cingular's national GSM coverage. Period.
>
>There is no roaming on Cingular Nation GSM. Period. If you can make a
>phone call, you're in territory.

Are you saying that cingular has two types of service and one type
doesn't allow you to use someone else's service? That's very odd.
Neither T-Mobile or AT&T GSM work that way. If there's a roaming
agreement you can use a foreign system. It's always been that way.

>In other words, you never have the choice of "I have a signal, but oh,
>it's roaming, so that's an extra charge". THAT'S what both of you are
>saying.

If your carrier charges extra for roaming yes. Some such as T-Mobile
do not charge roaming or long distance domestically.

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Anonymous
January 1, 2005 3:48:22 PM

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On 1 Jan 2005 08:04:25 -0800, Big Daddy <kctom9@hotmail.com> wrote:

>
> random wrote:
>> I'm wondering if anyone can provide feedback - both positive and
>> negative - about Cingular's GSM phones and service.
>>
>> Thanks.
>
>
> Please note that when outside of Cingular's national GSM coverage, you
> have NO SERVICE. They do not roam. I plan to carry and old pnone with
> me so that I can at least make emergency calls.
>
> Tom
>

I still have my old TDMA/Analog phone from AT&T that I'll keep with me on
trips. Though last year in the California national parks, it didn't have
much better coverage than my Sprint CDMA phone in the parks.

I was surprised last month when I drove through Kansas to Nebraska that my
Sprint phone had more coverage than my GSM phone when digital roaming was
enabled. I guess it was because of the competition in that area with CDMA
carriers (Alltel, US Cellular, Sprint, Verizon). Since T-Mobile didn't
have much coverage there, it was essentially Cingular/AT&T or nothing.


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Anonymous
January 1, 2005 9:30:38 PM

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>>>Please note that when outside of Cingular's national GSM coverage, you
>>>have NO SERVICE. They do not roam. I plan to carry and old pnone with
>>>me so that I can at least make emergency calls.
>>
>>Absolutely untrue. If there are other GSM operators that cingular has
>>a roaming agreement with you can use them.
>
>
> You're both saying the same thing. The "agreement" towers are by
> definition within Cingular's national GSM coverage. Period.
>
> There is no roaming on Cingular Nation GSM. Period. If you can make a
> phone call, you're in territory.
>
> In other words, you never have the choice of "I have a signal, but oh,
> it's roaming, so that's an extra charge". THAT'S what both of you are
> saying.

ROAMING: The ability to use a handset off a wireless network not
"owned" by your chosen operator
ROAMING CHARGE: The additional cost to use a wireless network of
another provider.

Cingular allows its GSM customers ROAMING off other network providers
(such as T-Mobile, Suncom, Western Wireless/Cellular One,
Dobson/Cellular One, et al), but when a Cingular GSM Nation plan is
involved, there are no ROAMING CHARGEs.
Anonymous
January 2, 2005 12:59:11 PM

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In <33o7pqF414ug8U1@individual.net> on Sat, 1 Jan 2005 11:44:00 -0600,
"Shaolin Superfly" <shaolinsuperfly@yinyang.com> wrote:

>
>"Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in message
>news:elmop-A6D021.12341701012005@text.usenetserver.com...
>> In article <ipkdt05q634d64m592ecamtfo8c2214sqf@4ax.com>,
>> Joseph <JoeOfSeattle@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>> > >Please note that when outside of Cingular's national GSM coverage, you
>> > >have NO SERVICE. They do not roam. I plan to carry and old pnone with
>> > >me so that I can at least make emergency calls.
>> >
>> > Absolutely untrue. If there are other GSM operators that cingular has
>> > a roaming agreement with you can use them.
>>
>> You're both saying the same thing. The "agreement" towers are by
>> definition within Cingular's national GSM coverage. Period.
>>
>> There is no roaming on Cingular Nation GSM. Period. If you can make a
>> phone call, you're in territory.
>>
>> In other words, you never have the choice of "I have a signal, but oh,
>> it's roaming, so that's an extra charge". THAT'S what both of you are
>> saying.
>
>You realize Navass is gonna find some way to try and argue about this don't
>you. :) 

Nope. Sorry to disappoint you. :) 

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