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Anonymous
May 31, 2005 6:53:59 PM

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Due to topographical issues, there is no CDMA coverage at my home but
GSM works. So I'm thinking of switching. I'd be getting a Treo, which
T-Mobile no longer carries.

Part of the service I want is minimal data usage. I'm not tethering it
to a laptop, nor will I be spending oodles of time and bandwidth
downloading stuff. For data usage, I'd be using it mainly to
occasionally look up a phone number, address or driving directions,
movie listings, weather reports, stuff like that. With my VZW plan, I
can do this and simply use my normal plan minutes. This suits me
perfectly... except for the lack of coverage at home.

Cingular apparently does not allow that.

For my minimal data usage, would one of the "MEdia" data plans work, or
would I be forced to spend $20/month more for something I may only use
a few times a month?

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Anonymous
May 31, 2005 8:13:44 PM

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Is there any Sprint coverage at your home? I do not have a usable Verizon
signal at my home, however I have an excellent Sprint signal.


"Jeffrey Kaplan" <cing@gordol.org> wrote in message
news:33cp91tnp8nei3ovm6flnu6i78gn7511gg@news20.forteinc.com...
> Due to topographical issues, there is no CDMA coverage at my home but
> GSM works. So I'm thinking of switching. I'd be getting a Treo, which
> T-Mobile no longer carries.
>
> Part of the service I want is minimal data usage. I'm not tethering it
> to a laptop, nor will I be spending oodles of time and bandwidth
> downloading stuff. For data usage, I'd be using it mainly to
> occasionally look up a phone number, address or driving directions,
> movie listings, weather reports, stuff like that. With my VZW plan, I
> can do this and simply use my normal plan minutes. This suits me
> perfectly... except for the lack of coverage at home.
>
> Cingular apparently does not allow that.
>
> For my minimal data usage, would one of the "MEdia" data plans work, or
> would I be forced to spend $20/month more for something I may only use
> a few times a month?
>
> --
> Jeffrey Kaplan www.gordol.org
> The from userid is killfiled Send personal mail to gordol
>
> "What are you going to do?" "Whatever we have to." (G'Kar and Mr.
> Garibaldi, B5 "Point Of No Return")
Anonymous
May 31, 2005 8:55:28 PM

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

"Jeffrey Kaplan" <cing@gordol.org> wrote in message
news:33cp91tnp8nei3ovm6flnu6i78gn7511gg@news20.forteinc.com...
> Due to topographical issues, there is no CDMA coverage at my home but
> GSM works. So I'm thinking of switching. I'd be getting a Treo, which
> T-Mobile no longer carries.
>
> Part of the service I want is minimal data usage. I'm not tethering it
> to a laptop, nor will I be spending oodles of time and bandwidth
> downloading stuff. For data usage, I'd be using it mainly to
> occasionally look up a phone number, address or driving directions,
> movie listings, weather reports, stuff like that. With my VZW plan, I
> can do this and simply use my normal plan minutes. This suits me
> perfectly... except for the lack of coverage at home.
>
> Cingular apparently does not allow that.
>
> For my minimal data usage, would one of the "MEdia" data plans work, or
> would I be forced to spend $20/month more for something I may only use
> a few times a month?
>
Please read my replies to "Why ???" this question was just asked.
Anonymous
June 1, 2005 6:08:33 PM

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

It is alleged that Mij Adyaw claimed:

; Is there any Sprint coverage at your home? I do not have a usable Verizon
; signal at my home, however I have an excellent Sprint signal.

Perhaps you do not realize that Sprint is a CDMA carrier. I did not
say that there is no Verizon coverage, I said there is no CDMA
coverage. Ergo, no Sprint either.

iDEN also works, but Nextel doesn't have smartphones, let alone a
PalmOS smartphone.

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Jeffrey Kaplan www.gordol.org
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