GAIT Plans? Cingular in Canada/Yukon Terr.

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I travel through the Alcan highway frequently from 'Mainland' Alaska to
Haines, however to get there by land you have to drive through
Whitehorse, YT which is Analog/TDMA and soon to be CDMA with no plans of
GSM (according to Bell Mobility).

It looks like Cingular has pulled GAIT plans from their website. Are
they still offered?

I really dont want to go back with Verizon due to their abominable
stance towards bluetooth and profits.

Thanks in advance.
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    In article <10vj1vbmdocse89@corp.supernews.com>, newsgroups@dav!!!e!!!
    chris!!t!en!!!sen!!!.!!or!g says...
    > I travel through the Alcan highway frequently from 'Mainland' Alaska to
    > Haines, however to get there by land you have to drive through
    > Whitehorse, YT which is Analog/TDMA and soon to be CDMA with no plans of
    > GSM (according to Bell Mobility).
    >
    > It looks like Cingular has pulled GAIT plans from their website. Are
    > they still offered?
    >
    > I really dont want to go back with Verizon due to their abominable
    > stance towards bluetooth and profits.
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
    >

    People have successfully added a "GAIT Option" to a regular GSM account.
    It's supposed to be available nationwide but one person reported he was
    NOT able to get it in one area. Of course you have to find a GAIT phone
    and I believe a GAIT sim card as well. Haven't done it myself--I'm
    holding onto my real GAIT account as long as possible.
    --
    Jud
    Dallas TX USA
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    Jud Hardcastle wrote (1/28/2005 9:43 AM):

    > In article <10vj1vbmdocse89@corp.supernews.com>, newsgroups@dav!!!e!!!
    > chris!!t!en!!!sen!!!.!!or!g says...
    >
    >>I travel through the Alcan highway frequently from 'Mainland' Alaska to
    >>Haines, however to get there by land you have to drive through
    >>Whitehorse, YT which is Analog/TDMA and soon to be CDMA with no plans of
    >>GSM (according to Bell Mobility).
    >>
    >>It looks like Cingular has pulled GAIT plans from their website. Are
    >>they still offered?
    >>
    >>I really dont want to go back with Verizon due to their abominable
    >>stance towards bluetooth and profits.
    >>
    >>Thanks in advance.
    >>
    >
    >
    > People have successfully added a "GAIT Option" to a regular GSM account.
    > It's supposed to be available nationwide but one person reported he was
    > NOT able to get it in one area. Of course you have to find a GAIT phone
    > and I believe a GAIT sim card as well. Haven't done it myself--I'm
    > holding onto my real GAIT account as long as possible.

    No, you don't necessarily need to have a GAIT SIM card, at least not in
    all circumstances. This is based only on my own personal experience in
    New England; I have no broad-based knowledge of how Cingular works.

    About a month ago I established a new, GSM-only Cingular family plan
    account and bought a pair of Nokia 3120s at the same time -- with new,
    64-bit SIMs.

    GAIT is available as a no-cost option to these supposedly GSM-only plans
    if you have a GAIT phone; Cingular will not sell you a GAIT phone and
    their agents will tell you GAIT is no longer available, but it isn't true.

    After establishing the new family-plan service, I bought a Nokia 6340i
    from an eBay dealer, called Cingular customer service and told them I
    travel to places like northern New Hampshire and western Kansas, both
    areas where it's almost exclusively analog. Cingular cheerfully took
    the ESN number from the 6340i phone, activated GAIT service on one of
    the two family-plan numbers, and I'm off and running, using the SIM
    issued when I initially activated the GSM-only service. The 6340i
    operates perfectly, switching onto TDMA and analog networks when
    necessary, with GSM as the preferred service. And the same SIM works
    perfectly well when swapped back into the 3120 (GSM-only) phone.

    --
    RJW
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