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Cingular and T-Mobile in Princeton NJ

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by speedofsignal, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. speedofsignal

    speedofsignal New Member

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    Hello,

    I'm with VZW and I'm thinking to switch to either Cingular or T-Mobile.

    Can anyone kindly share your experiences wtih Cingular and T-Mobile in Princeton, West Windsor, Plainsboro in NJ area?

    Many thanks in advance!
     
  2. jones

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    t-mobile you can do a personal coverage check on their website,
    where you can type in your address.
    White is Dead Zone,
    Light Grey fluctuates from Dead Zone to Dropped call.
     
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  3. Fire14

    Fire14 Easy,Cheap & Sleazy
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    With Cingular you will have both the AT&T Network & the Cingular network giving you decent coverage, I haven't been down there in a while but Cingular Orange is using 850/1900 & Blue was 1900 only, You could get a GoPhone & try it everywhere you need it before migrating over & try the T-Mobile site suggested by jones.
     
  4. cll

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    My experience with ATT in that area has been ok. Good coverage wherever I have needed it without dropping calls. I also recently convinced a friend in that area to migrate a TDMA to GSM with ATT and he was raving over the difference in ability to hold a call. I cant speak from recent experience with TMo but you can check the very detailed map on their website.
     
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    apparently a lot of pharmacetical reps use verizon in that area. my fiance's aunt had att gsm about a year ago and she dropped a lot of calls. she switched to verizon and she hasnt mentioned any poor coverage.
     
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    Speedofsignal - I live in West Windsor, work in Princeton/Hopewell, and drive all over the area. If I had to give you a recommendation, I would tell you to stick with VZW, as I have yet to be anywhere in Mercer County or the surrounding area that isn't covered by VZW.

    That said, a couple of my co-workers were ATTWS, now Cingular, and they have had no complaints about coverage. My friend's wife is on TMobile, and she likes the service (mainly for the price), but I can't say how their service is.

    One thing you should consider is WHY you want to switch. If you search the old forums here, you'll see that I very seriously considered switching to Cingular about a year back, mainly over phone selection and customer service issues. But in the end, the thing that was most important to me was coverage, and for that point alone, I stayed with VZW. (Of course, that was before the CingulATT merge, so YMMV now.)
     
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  7. jones

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    hope this helps

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  8. Fire14

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    The problem with these maps, are they aren't acurate & generalize the coverage. What Cingular needs is the same coverage map the T-Mobile has on there site, then you would have a better picture of coverage where you need it.
     
  9. Critic

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    That's an excellent point. I remember, about 7 years ago, I decided to buy my first cell phone (ie: the first one that wasn't paid for by my parents). ATTWS (which had just turned on TDMA at the time, I think) came highly recommended, followed by VZW (then "Bell Atlantic/NYNEX Mobile") - the idea was to to go with "anyone but Comcast CellularOne". The ATTWS coverage map showed NJ covered completely in red, indicating full digital coverage. But when I went to their website to buy the phone, I punched in my zipcode, only to find out that "coverage was not available in my area". I later spoke with a representative who explained that the maps are generalizations, not exact representations of coverage. Once I knew that, I went to VZW. But I wasted two weeks in the process.
     
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  10. jones

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    Comcast Cellular One and ATTWS are now part of
    CINGULAR so it should have better Coveragre.
     
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    Well, duh, not only that but after 7 years you'd expect coverage to be better, BUT, I have also noted Cingular to paint their maps orange, even in areas where no GSM signal whatsoever is available, THAT's the point Critic and I are making.
     
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    jones Silver Senior Member
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    I'm always in this Area.
    No problem with CINGULAR.
     
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