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January 31, 2005 7:40:53 PM

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How would you Cingular customers rate the improvement of coverage since the
AT&T merger? From their map, Cingular says by now their GSM coverage rivals
Verizon's coverage. Would you agree?

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Anonymous
February 1, 2005 1:15:33 AM

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Stinks compared to the National Single Rate map. Since Cingular no longer
offers a GAIT Nation plan (and is screwing grandfathered GAIT lines out of
coverage with the latest IRDB), they don't really have a national plan.
That's one of the reasons I dumped Cingular last spring as I saw the
handwriting on the wall (paid the $150 ETF stead of $450 more in monthly
charges). I have coverage on my SPCS Nokia 3588i F&C plan w/America option
over a larger area than even Verizon's Single Rate plan (and in the real
world, that larger coverage area is actually usable).

Chris

"John" <Me@myhome.net> wrote in message
news:xAxLd.1505$3W3.1280@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
> How would you Cingular customers rate the improvement of coverage since
> the
> AT&T merger? From their map, Cingular says by now their GSM coverage
> rivals
> Verizon's coverage. Would you agree?
>
>
Anonymous
February 1, 2005 1:47:21 AM

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In article <xAxLd.1505$3W3.1280@bignews4.bellsouth.net>,
"John" <Me@myhome.net> wrote:

> How would you Cingular customers rate the improvement of coverage since the
> AT&T merger? From their map, Cingular says by now their GSM coverage rivals
> Verizon's coverage. Would you agree?

Depends which maps you're looking at. Cingular GSM DOES NOT come close
to Verizon's CDMA + Analog.
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Anonymous
February 1, 2005 2:07:46 AM

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On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 22:47:21 GMT, Jack Zwick <jzwick3@mindspring.com>
wrote:

>In article <xAxLd.1505$3W3.1280@bignews4.bellsouth.net>,
> "John" <Me@myhome.net> wrote:
>
>> How would you Cingular customers rate the improvement of coverage since the
>> AT&T merger? From their map, Cingular says by now their GSM coverage rivals
>> Verizon's coverage. Would you agree?
>
>Depends which maps you're looking at. Cingular GSM DOES NOT come close
>to Verizon's CDMA + Analog.

You mean Verizons', scratchy, digitalized, barely audible and plenty
of dropped calls Analog/AMPS "service", don't you?

No thanks,I'll pass!!!

GSM rules!!!
Anonymous
February 1, 2005 11:45:06 AM

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In article <mgauv05q6abuoj50e5g8jp82cqb1tfgi3h@4ax.com>,
Hardpan <hardpan@yahoo.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 22:47:21 GMT, Jack Zwick <jzwick3@mindspring.com>
> wrote:
>
> >In article <xAxLd.1505$3W3.1280@bignews4.bellsouth.net>,
> > "John" <Me@myhome.net> wrote:
> >
> >> How would you Cingular customers rate the improvement of coverage since the
> >> AT&T merger? From their map, Cingular says by now their GSM coverage rivals
> >> Verizon's coverage. Would you agree?
> >
> >Depends which maps you're looking at. Cingular GSM DOES NOT come close
> >to Verizon's CDMA + Analog.
>
> You mean Verizons', scratchy, digitalized, barely audible and plenty
> of dropped calls Analog/AMPS "service", don't you?
>
> No thanks,I'll pass!!!
>
> GSM rules!!!

Not in areas not covered by GSM. Your 'Scratchy" AMPs could save your
life in an area with no GSM.
Anonymous
February 1, 2005 12:36:45 PM

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Voice coverage with Cingular is now decreased. On two trips I lost
phone service and Cingular confirmed they have no coverage in huge
areas of some states. Since Verizon still allows a tri-mode that works
almost anywhere, there is no comparison in the coverage.
Maybe GSM only phones have increase coverage.

For data coverage, it will be years (if ever) before Cingular can match
Verizon. For example my XV6600 handles streaming media and terminal
services, as good as my DSL line. FTP is of course slower at 400-600Kbs
instead of 3Mbs, but interactive usage is great.
Anonymous
February 1, 2005 12:37:09 PM

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"John" <Me@myhome.net> wrote in message
news:xAxLd.1505$3W3.1280@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
> How would you Cingular customers rate the improvement of coverage since
> the
> AT&T merger? From their map, Cingular says by now their GSM coverage
> rivals
> Verizon's coverage. Would you agree?

Yes. However, I would say the best coverage for each individual person
isn't easy to determine. Ideally, folks should test several providers
(maybe via prepaid) at least in the areas you would use your phone the most.

I spend a lot of my time at the University of Oregon where I work, and
AT&T/Cingular has poor coverage of campus. I realize this is a highly
specific data point, but you get the idea.

Having a good national footprint can be very important, but even travelers
would probably not choose a service that doesn't work well at home and at
work.

-Dan

PS: For me personally, about 90% of my usage is in my home town.

--

=======================
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http://cell.uoregon.edu

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Anonymous
February 1, 2005 2:04:35 PM

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In <xAxLd.1505$3W3.1280@bignews4.bellsouth.net> on Mon, 31 Jan 2005 16:40:53
-0500, "John" <Me@myhome.net> wrote:

>How would you Cingular customers rate the improvement of coverage since the
>AT&T merger? From their map, Cingular says by now their GSM coverage rivals
>Verizon's coverage. Would you agree?

Yes.

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Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular&gt;
Anonymous
February 1, 2005 3:45:39 PM

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I am not sure what you are basing this increase coverage on. I deal
with real life experience and Cingular confirming they have no coverage
in those areas. They refused to provide another GAIT phone. Therefore
GAIT no longer exists with Cingular at least in the areas I travel in.
My 6340i would not could, not work in several states after they killed
GAIT. I have had a V720 with Verizon American Choice plan and it worked
in 22 states metro, rural road without fail.

Cingular data is not worth $20/month. I pay Verizon $170 for their data
services. Cingular has nothing to compete, either in speed or coverage.
I had both voice and data plans with both for 2 years. Anyone can
consult the Wall Street Journal for the differences in Verizon and
Cingular data access. Cingular is planning a 3G rollout.

Whenever Cingular finds the billions to roll out UMTS, I wonder what
speed Verizon will be offering by then?

Except for ftp Verizon is as good as my BellSouth 3Mbs/384Kbs DSL in
interactive performance. It is far more reliable. I waited 6 days for
Bellsouth to fix a total outage and 3 years to fix a disconnect problem
on the DSL. Verizon Internet access has kept a VPN connection travel
from WNC to Atlanta with no drops.

For reliability reasons only, I am going to drop $120+ a pay Bellsouth
landline and use my Verizon only. I just have to schedule Brinks to
modify the alarm for cell phone instead of landline use. I already use
T-mobile for high-speed ftp (neither cellular, cable nor dsl offer
great upload speed)
Anonymous
February 1, 2005 8:47:02 PM

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In <1107279405.233952.107080@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com> on 1 Feb 2005
09:36:45 -0800, "DoctorZ" <czervas@bellsouth.net> wrote:

>Voice coverage with Cingular is now decreased.

Actually increased.

>On two trips I lost
>phone service and Cingular confirmed they have no coverage in huge
>areas of some states. Since Verizon still allows a tri-mode that works
>almost anywhere, there is no comparison in the coverage.
>Maybe GSM only phones have increase coverage.

You can get similar coverage from Cingular with a GAIT phone and the GAIT
option. I personally don't have any use for AMPS, but YMMV as always.

>For data coverage, it will be years (if ever) before Cingular can match
>Verizon.

Cingular/ATTWS GPRS/EGPRS(EDGE) coverage is at least as good as comparable
Verizon service and costs much less at $20/month unlimited, and UMTS coverage
isn't far behind.

>For example my XV6600 handles streaming media and terminal
>services, as good as my DSL line. FTP is of course slower at 400-600Kbs
>instead of 3Mbs, but interactive usage is great.

Interactive usage is actually poor as compared to wired service on all current
cellular data services.

--
Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular&gt;
Anonymous
February 2, 2005 4:20:46 AM

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> Not in areas not covered by GSM. Your 'Scratchy" AMPs could save your
> life in an area with no GSM.

But it could aslo kill you, especially when you use a phone
inappropriately (such as when driving on a gravel road which can require
more concentration than driving on paved road).
Anonymous
February 2, 2005 8:31:42 AM

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Cingular is no longer is a national provider but a regional provider.
Regardless if someone has GAIT, they will have no phone service in
certain areas. That is a decrease in coverage. They may have a better
GSM coverage, but that is useless for anyone requiring national
service. What is to keep Cingular from stopping service in a given
area, since they have already done this.

I know of people that lost coverage in metro Atlanta, after Cingular
killed TDMS. The GSM coverage is not complete by any means.

The Wall Street Journal explains each carrier's plans for data access
and current capabilities. Maybe the Cingular executives are lying to
the WSJ about their plans to catch up?
Anonymous
February 2, 2005 8:32:11 AM

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In <1107290739.008998.211220@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com> on 1 Feb 2005
12:45:39 -0800, "DoctorZ" <czervas@bellsouth.net> wrote:

>In <qgPLd.4841$m31.64417@typhoon.sonic.net> on Tue, 01 Feb 2005 17:47:02 GMT, John Navas <spamfilter0@navasgroup.com> wrote:
>
>>In <1107279405.233952.107080@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com> on 1 Feb 2005
>>09:36:45 -0800, "DoctorZ" <czervas@bellsouth.net> wrote:
>>
>>>Voice coverage with Cingular is now decreased.
>>
>>Actually increased.

>I am not sure what you are basing this increase coverage on.

Before the merger, Cingular and ATTWS had only limited cross-romaing; after
the merger, there is free reciprocal roaming between the two networks. Since
the two carriers had different coverage areas, this significantly increased
coverage.

>I deal
>with real life experience and Cingular confirming they have no coverage
>in those areas.

That's certainly possible -- no carrier has coverage in all areas -- but not
worse than it was before.

>They refused to provide another GAIT phone. Therefore
>GAIT no longer exists with Cingular at least in the areas I travel in.

You can easily buy a GAIT phone from a erd-party; e.g., on eBay.

>My 6340i would not could, not work in several states after they killed
>GAIT.

What makes you think GAIT was killed?

>I have had a V720 with Verizon American Choice plan and it worked
>in 22 states metro, rural road without fail.

So stick with Verizon. There is no one perfect carrier. Cingular works
better for me in the areas I care about, is a better deal, and has better
hardware, so I stick with Cingular. "Different strokes ..." and all that sort
of thing.

>Cingular data is not worth $20/month.

I personally think it's a great bargain.

>I pay Verizon $170 for their data
>services. Cingular has nothing to compete, either in speed or coverage.

I disagree -- Cingular EDGE is both fast and more widely available than
comparable Verizon data service.

>I had both voice and data plans with both for 2 years. Anyone can
>consult the Wall Street Journal for the differences in Verizon and
>Cingular data access.

Whatever that means.

>Cingular is planning a 3G rollout.

Cingular already has UMTS in a number of cities (including my local area)
thanks to the ATTWS merger.

>Whenever Cingular finds the billions to roll out UMTS,

Cingular is moving to increase UMTS coverage.

>I wonder what
>speed Verizon will be offering by then?

Who knows? What I do know is that Cingular has very good speed now.

>Except for ftp Verizon is as good as my BellSouth 3Mbs/384Kbs DSL in
>interactive performance.

Speed is worse, and latency is much worse.

>It is far more reliable.


That says more about BellSouth than Verizon. In general, DSL is much more
reliable than cellular data.

>I waited 6 days for
>Bellsouth to fix a total outage and 3 years to fix a disconnect problem
>on the DSL. Verizon Internet access has kept a VPN connection travel
>from WNC to Atlanta with no drops.

Apples and oranges. My own DSL (Sonic/SBC) was dead reliable for two years.
No cellular is that good.

>For reliability reasons only, I am going to drop $120+ a pay Bellsouth
>landline and use my Verizon only. I just have to schedule Brinks to
>modify the alarm for cell phone instead of landline use. I already use
>T-mobile for high-speed ftp (neither cellular, cable nor dsl offer
>great upload speed)

Again, that's just a function of your area. High upload speeds are readily
available in my area.

--
Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular&gt;
Anonymous
February 2, 2005 8:35:55 AM

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Prepaid was a good test before the merger. Consider I had Cingular/BSM
for 12 years. My 2nd home had the entire western end of the state
shutdown, except for some small areas hours away.

Unless someone is doing their own map of TDMS, AMPS, GSM they would not
know where service might be terminated.
Anonymous
February 2, 2005 2:19:55 PM

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On Tue, 01 Feb 2005 08:45:06 GMT, Jack Zwick <jzwick3@mindspring.com>
wrote:

>In article <mgauv05q6abuoj50e5g8jp82cqb1tfgi3h@4ax.com>,
> Hardpan <hardpan@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>> On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 22:47:21 GMT, Jack Zwick <jzwick3@mindspring.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> >In article <xAxLd.1505$3W3.1280@bignews4.bellsouth.net>,
>> > "John" <Me@myhome.net> wrote:
>> >
>> >> How would you Cingular customers rate the improvement of coverage since the
>> >> AT&T merger? From their map, Cingular says by now their GSM coverage rivals
>> >> Verizon's coverage. Would you agree?
>> >
>> >Depends which maps you're looking at. Cingular GSM DOES NOT come close
>> >to Verizon's CDMA + Analog.
>>
>> You mean Verizons', scratchy, digitalized, barely audible and plenty
>> of dropped calls Analog/AMPS "service", don't you?
>>
>> No thanks,I'll pass!!!
>>
>> GSM rules!!!
>
>Not in areas not covered by GSM. Your 'Scratchy" AMPs could save your
>life in an area with no GSM.

Thats what kept me with VZW so long, until the dropped calls and lousy
service were to much for me. I havent seen a out-of-service message on
the display since I swicthed to Cingular, and dropped calls are a rare
thing.
Anonymous
February 2, 2005 11:58:52 PM

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In article <uq9201hp92ro3cq1qgtatqqgeqk441d8ul@4ax.com>,
Hardpan <hardpan@yahoo.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 01 Feb 2005 08:45:06 GMT, Jack Zwick <jzwick3@mindspring.com>
> wrote:
>
> >In article <mgauv05q6abuoj50e5g8jp82cqb1tfgi3h@4ax.com>,
> > Hardpan <hardpan@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> >> On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 22:47:21 GMT, Jack Zwick <jzwick3@mindspring.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >> >In article <xAxLd.1505$3W3.1280@bignews4.bellsouth.net>,
> >> > "John" <Me@myhome.net> wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> How would you Cingular customers rate the improvement of coverage since
> >> >> the
> >> >> AT&T merger? From their map, Cingular says by now their GSM coverage
> >> >> rivals
> >> >> Verizon's coverage. Would you agree?
> >> >
> >> >Depends which maps you're looking at. Cingular GSM DOES NOT come close
> >> >to Verizon's CDMA + Analog.
> >>
> >> You mean Verizons', scratchy, digitalized, barely audible and plenty
> >> of dropped calls Analog/AMPS "service", don't you?
> >>
> >> No thanks,I'll pass!!!
> >>
> >> GSM rules!!!
> >
> >Not in areas not covered by GSM. Your 'Scratchy" AMPs could save your
> >life in an area with no GSM.
>
> Thats what kept me with VZW so long, until the dropped calls and lousy
> service were to much for me. I havent seen a out-of-service message on
> the display since I swicthed to Cingular, and dropped calls are a rare
> thing.

It depends where you work and travel. I dont go to the rural areas with
no GSM, so I went with Cingular, and despite some "Big Company
arrogance" my v600 has performed beautifully.
Anonymous
February 3, 2005 12:19:44 AM

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Hardpan wrote:

>>Depends which maps you're looking at. Cingular GSM DOES NOT come close
>>to Verizon's CDMA + Analog.
>
>
> You mean Verizons', scratchy, digitalized, barely audible and plenty
> of dropped calls Analog/AMPS "service", don't you?

#1. How exactly do you "digitalize" analog service? Being analog, it
isn't a single bit "digitalized" by its very nature.

#2. Cingular also offers analog service in areas where its predecessor
companies started same service. They HAVE to by law, until at least 2007.

#3. In a pinch where I'm in the sticks and all there is is analog and i
need to call for assistance, I'd rather accept that scratchy analog
service than no service on a GSM phone at all.


> GSM rules!!!

When it works. :) 

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Anonymous
February 3, 2005 1:46:06 AM

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John,
Cingular's plans for any improvements for the ex-AT&T`areas are still a ways
off. Here in Colorado, AT&T has added no new sites in the last 2 or 3
years, but they are working to convert all sites to 800 MHz GSM. But the
lack of NEW coverage is disappointing. Just in 2004, Verizon added 98 NEW
cell sites in just 2 states around me.

Of course, there is a flip side. Other carriers, like Western Wireless, are
adding new GSM coverage for Cingular users. So, while Cingular's coverage
remains the same here in town, GSM coverage is expanding elsewhere. Some of
that new coverage will begin to rival Verizon's. But for the time being,
Cingular is not expanding in their own home areas anywhere through the
Rockies.

Bill Radio
Click for Western U.S. Wireless Reviews at:
http://www.mountainwireless.com


"John" <Me@myhome.net> wrote in message
news:xAxLd.1505$3W3.1280@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
> How would you Cingular customers rate the improvement of coverage since
the
> AT&T merger? From their map, Cingular says by now their GSM coverage
rivals
> Verizon's coverage. Would you agree?
>
>
Anonymous
February 3, 2005 1:58:55 AM

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DoctorZ wrote:
>
> I am not sure what you are basing this increase coverage on. I deal
> with real life experience and Cingular confirming they have no coverage
> in those areas. They refused to provide another GAIT phone. Therefore
> GAIT no longer exists with Cingular at least in the areas I travel in.
> My 6340i would not could, not work in several states after they killed
> GAIT. I have had a V720 with Verizon American Choice plan and it worked
> in 22 states metro, rural road without fail.

If I'm not mistaken, Cingular doesn't carry GAIT phones anymore. If you
need a replacement, you'd have to find a used one. It would be like
going to a Toyota dealership and asking them to supply you with a 1988
Toyota Corolla...they don't carry them anymore, and they most likely
wouldn't have one in stock.

TH
Anonymous
February 3, 2005 2:05:42 AM

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DoctorZ wrote:
> Prepaid was a good test before the merger. Consider I had Cingular/BSM
> for 12 years. My 2nd home had the entire western end of the state
> shutdown, except for some small areas hours away.
>
> Unless someone is doing their own map of TDMS, AMPS, GSM they would not
> know where service might be terminated.

I had no problem with my GAIT phone. In fact, I had service in areas
where I wasn't supposed to (on a Preferred Nation TDMA plan). GSM was
all roam-free, and I would end up getting GSM coverage in areas where I
was supposed to be charged roaming. AMPS and TDMA were no problem,
either. I just recently switched to an ATTWS plan so I could have plan
coverage in other parts of North America (with no roaming charges).

TH
Anonymous
February 3, 2005 4:15:21 AM

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Tropical Haven wrote (2/2/2005 5:58 PM):

>
>
> If I'm not mistaken, Cingular doesn't carry GAIT phones anymore. If you
> need a replacement, you'd have to find a used one. It would be like
> going to a Toyota dealership and asking them to supply you with a 1988
> Toyota Corolla...they don't carry them anymore, and they most likely
> wouldn't have one in stock.


They are still available by the thousands, literally, brand new and
unused, from a variety of dealers. Check eBay.

--
RJW
Anonymous
February 3, 2005 2:19:01 PM

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In article <1103er24ej15c52@corp.supernews.com>,
"Bill Radio" <Wireless@MountainWirelessNOSPAN.com> wrote:

> John,
> Cingular's plans for any improvements for the ex-AT&T`areas are still a ways
> off. Here in Colorado, AT&T has added no new sites in the last 2 or 3
> years, but they are working to convert all sites to 800 MHz GSM. But the
> lack of NEW coverage is disappointing. Just in 2004, Verizon added 98 NEW
> cell sites in just 2 states around me.
>
> Of course, there is a flip side. Other carriers, like Western Wireless, are
> adding new GSM coverage for Cingular users. So, while Cingular's coverage
> remains the same here in town, GSM coverage is expanding elsewhere. Some of
> that new coverage will begin to rival Verizon's.

And there's the answer. "Will begin", but not now.






> But for the time being,
> Cingular is not expanding in their own home areas anywhere through the
> Rockies.
>
> Bill Radio
> Click for Western U.S. Wireless Reviews at:
> http://www.mountainwireless.com
>
>
> "John" <Me@myhome.net> wrote in message
> news:xAxLd.1505$3W3.1280@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
> > How would you Cingular customers rate the improvement of coverage since
> the
> > AT&T merger? From their map, Cingular says by now their GSM coverage
> rivals
> > Verizon's coverage. Would you agree?
> >
> >
Anonymous
February 3, 2005 6:44:23 PM

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Correct Cingular will not offer a replacement GAIT phone and prefers to
collect the contract termination fee.
Buying another one would not solve the problem since 3rd tech confirm
no issues with current phone and Cingular is not offering GAIT at least
in certain areas.

I am not sure what you mean by 1988. My V710 has AMPS and is late 2004
tech. It will work anywhere in the USA unlike a Cingular which will
only work in GSM areas.
Unless you carry a CDMA and GSM on AMPS will ensure your phone can work
across the nation. For example KY has very little CDMA coverage and NC
has very little GSM
Anonymous
February 3, 2005 8:28:26 PM

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What is to stop Cingular from killing GAIT in FL, as they have in at
least NC?

I am not talking about roaming, but zero service and no way for
Cingular 3rd level tech to fix it without traveling to a GSM area.
Anonymous
February 4, 2005 3:01:51 AM

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>>Of course, there is a flip side. Other carriers, like Western Wireless, are
>>adding new GSM coverage for Cingular users. So, while Cingular's coverage
>>remains the same here in town, GSM coverage is expanding elsewhere. Some of
>>that new coverage will begin to rival Verizon's.
>
> And there's the answer. "Will begin", but not now.

It all depends on what areas you use your mobile. Here in Florida, I
find that GSM rivals, and is usually better than, Verizon CDMA coverage
(even parts where Verizon will roam on Alltel Cellular B). Now, some of
the rural areas of the west are still AMPS/CDMA or AMPS only.

Hopefully, GSM and CDMA coverage will spread to the point that where one
is, the other is also.

TH
Anonymous
February 4, 2005 7:03:49 AM

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"DoctorZ" <czervas@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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> What is to stop Cingular from killing GAIT in FL, as they have in at
> least NC?
>
> I am not talking about roaming, but zero service and no way for
> Cingular 3rd level tech to fix it without traveling to a GSM area.
>

Your story sounds more and more like a rant. If you had either of the GAIT
phones and a Cingular National plan you would have service on AMPS, TDMA, or
GSM virtually anywhere.
Anonymous
February 5, 2005 11:28:29 AM

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On 1/31/05 4:40 PM, in article xAxLd.1505$3W3.1280@bignews4.bellsouth.net,
"John" <Me@myhome.net> wrote:

> How would you Cingular customers rate the improvement of coverage since the
> AT&T merger? From their map, Cingular says by now their GSM coverage rivals
> Verizon's coverage. Would you agree?
Yes. I have both - Verizon from work and Cingular as a personal. The
Cingular gets as good as, if not better reception and call quality than
Verizon.
Anonymous
February 5, 2005 3:01:59 PM

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That is why you buy service from a company that has service where you
will be using it, not from a company that will be roaming where you will
be using it. For me verizon does not cover everywhere I want to use it,
but Sprint PCS does. To be honest in the one place, Sprint PCS does not
claim to have service there, will not sign up new customers there, but I
have been able to make a call there. However while I can reach a
distant Sprint PCS tower from there, there are no verizon towers within
that range.
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