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GSM in Boston

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by Guest, Jul 28, 2002.

  1. Guest

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    Hi everyone, was hoping I could get some recommendations from you guys. I'm going to Boston University this fall (I live in San Francisco), about a month from now in the very beginning of September. I plan on getting a new phone from Boston, and basically I want to get with a GSM network, and probably a t68i. I am looking for information about AT&T's GSM progress around here - I've read that it is supposed to be up and running around September. If it does get up relatively soon, how reliable would should the new network be? How is the coverage, both locally and nationally? How would it compare to VoiceStream's GSM network?

    Here in SF AT&T still hasn't gotten their GSM act together. My dad has been waiting a long time (probably over a year or two now) so that he can get a phone that works around the world. I'd like to know what the progress is like in Boston, any info is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jack

    Jack Silver Senior Member
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    At&t's GSM is MUCH smaller the voicestream. IF you want GSM go with Voicestream

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    ComicalMoodyDan Gold Senior Member
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    I'm going to have to agree with Jack if you want a GSM phone go with T-Mobile (VoiceStream) they have a much larger GSM network then AT&T does right now.
     
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    Both AT&T TDMA (soon to be GSM overlay) and Voicestream are in most places students will want to be here in Boston. But if you plan to frequently head out to the surrounding areas for skiing or beaches, you may want to get a CDMA or TDMA phone as Verizon and Cingular have far more expansive rural coverage here in MA.

    -MVL
     
  5. Guest

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    I'M SURE THERE ARE STILL PAY PHONES IN THIS AREA..
     
  6. Guest

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    Sweet, I'm going to BU too! I posted a thread about a week earlier asking for suggestions on ATTWS GSM/GPRS service as I'm heavily interested in the Nokia 8390 and remaining with ATT since they're the best in my current residence in Phoenix, AZ. I'm originally from SF, grew up in Daly City. Will be attending BU's School of Hospitality Administration this fall. Quite a few coincidences, eh?
     
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    Probably but that somewhat eliminates the purpose of a wireless phone. Also, please turn off the caps lock.
     
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    T-Mobile is THE GSM network.
     
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  9. Guest

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    ATT GSM network is supposed to go live in Boston on Sep 10th.
     
  10. Jack

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    Let us know what you decide to do

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