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AT&T & T-MOBILE Roaming Agreement

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by ERL857, Jun 21, 2003.

  1. ERL857

    ERL857 Junior Member
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    AT&T & T-MOBILE Roaming Agreement

    does anyone know when the tmobile and att roaming agreement will go into effect? and will it be the type of thing if att is weak you can use tmobile or the other way around?
     
  2. Matt

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    There are a few reports of TM users roaming on AT&T on Sussex Co NJ, and somewhere in east TX outside of Houston. That's all I ahve seen. It was rumored to go into effect this week. There are a limited amount of areas where it will work. The following was posted elsewhere and I can't say if it 's all true or not!

    Markets/LACs where TMUSA may roam on AWS

    Markets:
    Arizona (Grand Canyon) (Late 03)
    Fort Lauderdale, FL*
    Fort Myers, FL*
    Knoxville, TN
    Little Rock, AR
    Naples, FL*
    North Carolina (Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Greensboro and Raleigh)
    Northern New Jersey
    Pennsylvania (State College, Sunbury and Pottsville)
    Pennsylvania (Williamsport) (Late 04)
    Texarkana, TX
    West Connecticut Border
    West Palm Beach, FL*
    West Virginia/Ohio (Charleston, Athens, Portsmouth and Jackson)
    Wisconsin (Green Bay and Madison) (Late 03)

    Corridors:
    Hwy 80 (Fort Myers, FL to Hwy 27) and Hwy 27 (Hwy 80 to Lake Wales, FL)
    I-10 (Tucson, AZ to El Paso, TX)
    I-10 and I-49 (Baton Rouge, LA to Alexandria, LA)
    I-25 (Pueblo, CO to Santa Fe, NM)
    I-30 (Texarkana, TX to Little Rock, AR)
    I-40 (Albuquerque, NM to California)
    I-40 and I-540 (Memphis, TN BTA to Springdale, AR)
    I-55 (Jackson, MS to Louisiana border)
    I-70 (Grand Junction, CO to I-15 in Utah)
    I-76 (Keenesburg, CO to I-80 in Nebraska)
    I-80 (Des Moines, IA to Omaha, NE) (Late 03)
    I-80 (Pennsylvania) (Late 03)
    I-95 and Alt Hwy 1 (Brunswick, ME to Bar Harbor, ME) (Late 03)
    I-495 (Lewiston, ME to Augusta, ME) (Mid 04)

    * The boundaries of these LACs may change based on follow-up
    implementation discussions between TMUSA and AWS.
     
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  3. t720

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    When will the coverage maps be updated for both companies? Will it be soon or will it happen months from now?
     
  4. CellPhoneJunkie2

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    Just checked T-Mobile's map - it has finally been updated.
     
  5. northform

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    Your phone will not look for the stronger of the two signals. Don't go with one company over the other based on the premise that both give you the same service so just look at phones/minutes/etc. Your phone will look for its home signal first and if it is unable to find/use it, then it will use the other system. If there is an area where you get calls dropped with Company A, after this agreement it will probably hand the call off to Company B and then back to Company A after it is though the tough spot.
     
  6. t720

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    Oooh really? What about AT&T's? Wait...they always delay things...guess not...[​IMG]

    EDIT: T-Mobile's map hasn't been updated...doesn't look like a thing changed between before and after. Interesting...
     
  7. Matt

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    TM coverage map found in the "rate plan" section is OLD. The new map is the zoomable one found in the "coverage" section of the website. They'll get it all updated in a day or two.

    Or, look here for a .pdf version of the map that someone is graciously hosting.
     
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    Oh...well it's no different than the map I saw when I said that comment. Maybe I just didn't see a drastic change and didn't notice it. I thought this was going to be a HUGE roaming agreement...guess not [​IMG]
     
  9. njsvrzncdma

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    i looked at the two maps they did update it there are more connecting roads that are covered such as major highways.
     
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  10. bobolito

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    The agreements may not make a big deal of a difference in the maps. However, when driving around town the service experience may be much better. Just remember that there's no way to represent those street-block sized dead spots in your town. Therefore, if they are covered now, then you won't see any difference in the map. A city that is considered covered will look the same in the map whether it is well covered or has more dead spots than a cemetery.

    By the way, the alligator alley stretch of I-75 in Florida (Naples to Miami) looks completely covered, finally! Nevertheless, the coverage still looks like a US Atlas to me [​IMG]....
     
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