Welcome to Our WirelessAdvisor Community!

You are viewing our forums as a GUEST. Please join us so you can post and view all the pictures.
Registration is easy, fast and FREE!

Service in Philly - Verizon vs. Cingular

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by Guest, May 14, 2002.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    For all those Philadelphians who tote a cellphone.....

    Would you recommend Verizon or Cingular for cellular service? This is mostly a coverage question, not a rate plan question. Are calls clear in the city, and can you get service in buildings? What about dropped calls? Thanks a lot!

    AP
     
  2. bobolito

    bobolito Diamond Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2002
    Messages:
    12,735
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    50
    Likes Received:
    53
    Location:
    in front of my computer
    My Phone:
    iPhone SE
    Wireless Provider(s):
    T-Mobile
    I would suggest the best thing to do before getting stuck with a 1 or 2-year contract is if you don't know anyone who has a phone with Verizon or Cingular, buy a prepaid phone from Verizon and Cingular and test them out. Also, you may want to ask them if you can get a 15 or 30-day trial period for which there's no cancellation fee. This way you can find out which of the two has better signal in your particular area. One company may have better coverage than the other depending where you are and where you move around.

    About getting a signal in buildings, it really depends on the building because some are shielded and the signal may not penetrate. But for the most part, it depends on how far the tower is from the building. About dropping calls, it depends a lot on how good the phone is because that determines how it will handle weak signal situations. And believe me, every carrier has weak spots all over the map. As time goes by though, all companies are working at improving spotty coverage and overload problems diminishing the dropped calls problem. For Verizon, I recommend Motorola phones. For Cingular, Nokias are the best.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. Jack

    Jack Silver Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2001
    Messages:
    2,449
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ohio
    My Phone:
    Motorola T720
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Alltel
    verizon in philly

    Jack
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have verizon and most of my friends have cingular. In my school (outside of Philly), i am the only one who can get service throughout the entire building. My friends can only get service in one part, and the reception sucks for them. And it's not just my phone because once i borrowed my mom's 5120 (VZW) and i still could get service anywhere yet some of my friends have the same phone! I think that says something. But i do like the selection of cingular phones!
     
  5. Jack

    Jack Silver Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2001
    Messages:
    2,449
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ohio
    My Phone:
    Motorola T720
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Alltel
    actually verizon wireless would be the 5180/or 5185 and cingular would be the 5120

    Same phone different technology

    Could also be the phone that your friend has with cingular

    Jack
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  6. Airb330

    Airb330 Silver Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    3,544
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    3
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Mt. Royal, NJ
    My Phone:
    iPhone 4
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Verizon
    I am in DE, and in my school VZW people are the only people with service deep inside the building, usually 1 bar, while Cingular people have "No Service" on their phone. Cingular may have the cool phones now, but Verizon should be getting some cooler phones shortly, I hope.
     
  7. Jack

    Jack Silver Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2001
    Messages:
    2,449
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ohio
    My Phone:
    Motorola T720
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Alltel
    Good point Abib but you are probally closer to a verizon tower then your friends are with cingular

    Jack
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  8. bobolito

    bobolito Diamond Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2002
    Messages:
    12,735
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    50
    Likes Received:
    53
    Location:
    in front of my computer
    My Phone:
    iPhone SE
    Wireless Provider(s):
    T-Mobile
    I agree with Jack. It depends on how far the building is from the tower. However, I've noticed that Verizon more than likely will have a tower closer to you than any other carrier.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  9. Jack

    Jack Silver Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2001
    Messages:
    2,449
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ohio
    My Phone:
    Motorola T720
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Alltel
    True

    Jack
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...

Share This Page

Copyright 1997-2022 Wireless Advisor™, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered and unregistered trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
WirelessAdvisor.com is not associated by ownership or membership with any cellular, PCS or wireless service provider companies and is not meant to be an endorsement of any company or service. Some links on these pages may be paid advertising or paid affiliate programs.

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice