Cingular vs. Verizon in Central NJ

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

My contract has expired with Verizon. Am considering changing to
Cingular as I can get a substancial discount for the phone and plan
via my employer.

I need to get some feedback abotu Cingular in central NJ. In the past
I had ATT Wireless (TDMA), T-Mobile and they were HORRIBLE. I could
not even get a signal in my house. With Verizon I get a signal
everywhere even in my basement.

The only reason I am looking to change is to save some money. Verizon
is just not cheap and with the employer discount there is substancial
reason to change.
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.cingular - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <m0tvt0lhtshldgd2nt4uo8lsvtk7hepbmj@4ax.com> on Sat, 08 Jan 2005 09:57:52
    -0500, John W. <tincanman99@yahoo.com> wrote:

    >My contract has expired with Verizon. Am considering changing to
    >Cingular as I can get a substancial discount for the phone and plan
    >via my employer.
    >
    >I need to get some feedback abotu Cingular in central NJ. In the past
    >I had ATT Wireless (TDMA), T-Mobile and they were HORRIBLE. I could
    >not even get a signal in my house. With Verizon I get a signal
    >everywhere even in my basement.

    Your best bet is to sign up for a new phone and try it. You have 30 days to
    cancel without penalty.

    --
    Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
    John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>
  2. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

    I have Verizon for personal use and Cingular for work. Unfortunately I have
    to take both phones with me during the day and the Cingular service is as
    just as good or better then the Verizon service. I'm located near and around
    West Windsor, Hightstown area of NJ. My Cingular voice quality also is
    clearer and more sharp...unlike the Verizon sound which is stuffy and has
    static a lot of time. I find myself going for my work phone all the
    time...because of the sound quality.

    "John W." <tincanman99@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:m0tvt0lhtshldgd2nt4uo8lsvtk7hepbmj@4ax.com...
    > My contract has expired with Verizon. Am considering changing to
    > Cingular as I can get a substancial discount for the phone and plan
    > via my employer.
    >
    > I need to get some feedback abotu Cingular in central NJ. In the past
    > I had ATT Wireless (TDMA), T-Mobile and they were HORRIBLE. I could
    > not even get a signal in my house. With Verizon I get a signal
    > everywhere even in my basement.
    >
    > The only reason I am looking to change is to save some money. Verizon
    > is just not cheap and with the employer discount there is substancial
    > reason to change.
  3. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

    xman@thedripper.com wrote:
    > I have Verizon for personal use and Cingular for work. Unfortunately I have
    > to take both phones with me during the day and the Cingular service is as
    > just as good or better then the Verizon service. I'm located near and around
    > West Windsor, Hightstown area of NJ. My Cingular voice quality also is
    > clearer and more sharp...unlike the Verizon sound which is stuffy and has
    > static a lot of time. I find myself going for my work phone all the
    > time...because of the sound quality.

    I have found the same difference in voice quality nationwide. Back when
    I had Cingular TDMA, I remember visiting somewhere that only had CDMA
    carriers (it was a Western Wireless territory) and other people were
    amazed with the call quality. Not only that, they were also amazed that
    the phone would hand off between TDMA and AMPS, then back to TDMA (CDMA
    can only go to AMPS, AMPS cannot go to CDMA).

    I don't know about other people, but I would rather have the higher
    voice quality than found on GSM than worry about AMPS coverage for
    places I only visit every few years.

    TH
  4. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

    Hahaha, you'll get no one to agree with you here on that one....even if it
    makes sense and is true.

    "Tropical Haven" <user@example.net> wrote in message
    news:41E1C3EF.5090200@example.net...
    >
    >
    > xman@thedripper.com wrote:
    > > I have Verizon for personal use and Cingular for work. Unfortunately I
    have
    > > to take both phones with me during the day and the Cingular service is
    as
    > > just as good or better then the Verizon service. I'm located near and
    around
    > > West Windsor, Hightstown area of NJ. My Cingular voice quality also is
    > > clearer and more sharp...unlike the Verizon sound which is stuffy and
    has
    > > static a lot of time. I find myself going for my work phone all the
    > > time...because of the sound quality.
    >
    > I have found the same difference in voice quality nationwide. Back when
    > I had Cingular TDMA, I remember visiting somewhere that only had CDMA
    > carriers (it was a Western Wireless territory) and other people were
    > amazed with the call quality. Not only that, they were also amazed that
    > the phone would hand off between TDMA and AMPS, then back to TDMA (CDMA
    > can only go to AMPS, AMPS cannot go to CDMA).
    >
    > I don't know about other people, but I would rather have the higher
    > voice quality than found on GSM than worry about AMPS coverage for
    > places I only visit every few years.
    >
    > TH
    >
  5. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

    <xman@thedripper.com> wrote in message
    news:10u3dm612u1dhec@corp.supernews.com...
    > I have Verizon for personal use and Cingular for work. Unfortunately I
    have
    > to take both phones with me during the day and the Cingular service is as
    > just as good or better then the Verizon service. I'm located near and
    around
    > West Windsor, Hightstown area of NJ. My Cingular voice quality also is
    > clearer and more sharp...unlike the Verizon sound which is stuffy and has
    > static a lot of time. I find myself going for my work phone all the


    You may want to have your VZW phone checked out. It is pretty unusual to
    have "static" on digital calls. Maybe your phone is stuck in analog? I
    travel in PA/NJ/NY a lot and am quite happy with the coverage and sound
    quality on VZW.


    > time...because of the sound quality.
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

    I've used several different phones. Since you can change what phone you use
    right online through VZW's website. I've tried a couple V60's, some very old
    Nokia's...a brand new Nokia, etc...

    It's just that Cingular had a clearer quality, that's all. I'm not saying
    Verizon's was terrible or hard to hear the conversation...but it wasn't as
    good as Cingular's.

    "George" <george@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:h_2dnYQhI5zVQn7cRVn-vA@adelphia.com...
    >
    > <xman@thedripper.com> wrote in message
    > news:10u3dm612u1dhec@corp.supernews.com...
    > > I have Verizon for personal use and Cingular for work. Unfortunately I
    > have
    > > to take both phones with me during the day and the Cingular service is
    as
    > > just as good or better then the Verizon service. I'm located near and
    > around
    > > West Windsor, Hightstown area of NJ. My Cingular voice quality also is
    > > clearer and more sharp...unlike the Verizon sound which is stuffy and
    has
    > > static a lot of time. I find myself going for my work phone all the
    >
    >
    > You may want to have your VZW phone checked out. It is pretty unusual to
    > have "static" on digital calls. Maybe your phone is stuck in analog? I
    > travel in PA/NJ/NY a lot and am quite happy with the coverage and sound
    > quality on VZW.
    >
    >
    > > time...because of the sound quality.
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
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