which is better

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which is better

  1. verizon

    23.8%
  2. cingular

    14.3%
  3. att

    9.5%
  4. tmobile

    28.6%
  5. nextel

    14.3%
  6. sprint pcs

    9.5%
  1. squink

    squink New Member

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    best provider

    what do you think the best cell phone provider is in general, for phone , for coverage , for customer service?? thanx in advance for all imput
     
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    For coverage, customer service, phones, or just in general?

    I'll have to say T-Mobile, but I'm a tad bit biased...
     
  3. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    advances in using asian technology in the usa = at&t
    phones = at&t
    gsm coverage = cingular and at&t
    customer service = depends b/c every company has their jerks. it depends on who you talk to
     
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    strubbe New Member

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    GSM coverage should be T-Mobile then, since we roam for free on most of our plans off of AT&T and Cingular. We have a ton of new phones being released real soon too, so our phones are pretty equal with everyone else's.
     
  5. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    however, t-mobile doesn't have 850 MHz towers (to my knowledge), so very few of their phones work on the 850 MHz frequency, so when you are roaming on AT&T and Cingular (both of which have 850 MHz towers), then you won't have reception from those towers unless you get a phone that has 850 MHz reception.

    ...and I don't believe T-Mobile has EDGE, so T-Mobile's data speeds are currently slower than AT&T's, if that's important.
     
  6. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    tmobile has the worst gsm coverage of anyone out. at&t and cingular both have free roaming on all national plans as well. as far as the phones go, they are far from equal with everyone else. tmobile is just now getting the 6800 when at&t has had the 6820 for months

    here are gsm national coverage maps. you make the decision on which has more.


    cingular
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    at&t
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    tmobile
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    bleeked out wut the? OT Supporter

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  8. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    :rofl: if you have to ask, theres obviously a problem
     
  9. strubbe

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    Don't tell my customers :eek3:
     
  10. Drpotato46

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    I don't know very much about different cell phone companies, but i do know that NEXTEL sucks and it never works
     
  11. jedimasterELMO

    jedimasterELMO Beer, boards, and Android

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  12. Boiling Point

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    verizon wireless..hands down
     
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    att i like

    are cingular and att ever gonna call themselves att cingular or somin

    and combine their networks
     
  14. zennoodle

    zennoodle ...hmm must've misplaced my socks

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    Depends where you're located. In Texas, T-Mobile. East Coast, Verizon. West Coast, At&t (except Washington state, T-Mobile) So it just all depends.
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    how can anyone look at the coverage maps above and recommend T-Mobile for Texas over Cingular or AT&T? :dunno:
     
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    zennoodle ...hmm must've misplaced my socks

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    I have travelled out of state on 287 (past Wichita Falls & Amarillo), then down 45 and 35 to Houston and Austin and had coverage to/from/within each city. I've also been to Shreveport, LA and gotten coverage all the way there and while happily gambling my ebay money away. :big grin:
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    Since AT&T and Cingular have 850 MHz and 1900 towers and T-Mobile only has 1900 Mhz towers, I'd have to vote for AT&T or Cingular (soon to be one in the same).

    Here's my reasoning: Sure, T-Mobile allows roaming on AT&T/Cingular towers and AT&T (and, I'm assuming Cingular) allow roaming on T-Mobile's towers, but since T-Mobile doesn't have 850 MHz towers, most (if not all) of their phones do not have 850 MHz reception. Unless you already own or otherwise acquire an unlocked phone from another provider that has 850 MHz reception, you're limiting your roaming options if you go with a T-Mobile phone.

    With most current AT&T phones, you'll have 850 MHz and 1900 MHz reception and will be able to get a signal from the maximum nuber of towers possible, whereas most T-Mobile phones would only be able to use the 1900 MHz towers.
     
  18. HBbadb0y

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    Verizon's the best
     
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    zennoodle ...hmm must've misplaced my socks

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    They have 850Mhz to patch up the holes that 1900 can't reach. 1900 has a problem penetrating buildings i.e. metal because of the high frequency. Now the question is would I rather have 850/1900 or solid 1900.... I choose solid 1900 and that's why I choose T-Mobile. A lot of places that offer the 850/1900 combination will not allow phones to autoswitch within the metroplex like DFW. Cingular customers bitch quite a bit because Dallas is strictly 850. So until the merger goes through and any kind of roaming agreements pass, I will still vote for T-Mobile.
     
  21. Pineapple Devil

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    edit: merged threads b/c its the same question just with a poll now :bigthumb:
     
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    i apologize for the merging of the thread ... i need the poll because i cant decide on what service to go to since ma verizon's contract is up
     
  23. SuperGriff34

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    lies.... ive been with nextel for over a year.... ive never not had service with my phone everywhere from cincinnati to findlay to colubus to pennsylvania to the whole east coast and florida.... never had a problem
     
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    I have AT&T now but I'm switching over to T-Mobile within the month. However, I feel that Verizon has the best service.
     
  25. coronet

    coronet Do Andriods Dream of Electric Sheep?

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    Covarage-wise, Verizon has better reception than any other servicde EVERYWERE here in so cal. I'm amazed; even in known "dead spots" and even our school's cell phone blocker can't stop Verizon phones from getting working signals. But there phone selection is kinda... ummph.

    Phone-wise, AT&T is it here. Also T-Mobile has the sidekick, if that's your thing.

    And the worst are T-Mobile, Sprint, and Nextel reception-wise.
     

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