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Staying with Verizon?

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by black02wing, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. black02wing

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    If you were to stay with Verizon this spring,
    1. Would you upgrade to the New PTT and which handset would you use? or 2. Would you just get a new handset and which one would it be?

    Over the last 2 yrs the 4400 has worked well outside but not very good inside my house and the v120 not very good inside either.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. wgray8231

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    I would get the vx6100 or v265. Only get PTT if you really need it.
     
  3. InjunJim

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    I just got the Samsung a670 and really like it so far. Yes, it's all digital, but digital coverage is quite good in my area. If you need analog, then definitely go w/ a tri-mode phone. If not, consider the Sammy. A lot of people seem to be very happy w/ them.
     
  4. Andy

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    Unless you need PTT I'd just get a normal phone you like. Go to a store, check out the phones you like, then come back here and report what you find, we can give you our expertice, lol.:)
     
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    I agree go with andys words of wisdom
     
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    Hehe, Thanks, Ryan :)
     
  7. jones

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    How's the other Carrier's Signal Inside your House?
     
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  8. black02wing

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    My Nokias worked well when I was with Cingular.

    I was at the local Verizon store today and the rep i was chatting with suguested that we go with the V710 and 2 V260's as replacements if i'm not going with PTT. I get the V710 for 149 and the V260's for 29. I'm home now doing research for the 260 to see if it will be user friendly for my mom. :)
     
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    Try out the new phones, but if they don't work well inside...then maybe you should switch. Cingular is considered #1 in Mass, and is even better with the addition of ATT.
     
  10. jones

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    VZW Should have T-Mobile's New Street Level Map.
    No surprises on Coverage.
     
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  11. dmarkson

    dmarkson New England Wireless Guru
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    Considered #1 by whom (besides yourself)?
     
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  12. jones

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    There's NO Argument to This
    If VZW and others will Do
    What T-Mobile has Done:
    Make a Street Level Map showing Tower Locations.
     
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  13. dmarkson

    dmarkson New England Wireless Guru
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    Agree. The T-Mo map is a great example for others to follow. As we know, all wireless providers have great detailed maps, it's just that the public does not have access to them.

    Verizon's coverage locater tool is good, but it needs at least two more zoom levels.

    Hopefully the rest will follow suit. The Cingular and Sprint PCS maps are missing several sections of actual coverage.

    I'll be driving around with all my phones in field test, checking out the accuracy of the maps. LOL. For the most part, the maps I've seen, T-Mo, Verizon, and Nextel (when there maps were accessible a couple years back) are dead on. One of the reasons the cell providers give for not providing detailed maps is that coverage can very due to terrain, weather, tree cover, etc. Yes, of course it can, but the maps are still pretty darn accurate.
     
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    Cingular has been ranked #1 in Mass many times. I haven't been there with Verizon or Cingular, but I never see complaints from Cingular users in Mass. No need to get snippy in your 1st post...

    I agree with you 100% on Verizon's locator. It needs some color too imo, green, yellow, red maybe.
     
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    I've been with Verizon for 7 years in NH and MA, and I still get a signal in many places (within large buildings and in basements/lower levels especially) where cingular users have to be near a window or outside. Just my experience... traveled all over MA (including all over the Cape :) with no problems whatsoever. In the end, try them out and go with what works best for you.
     
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    It's about Time to end the Guess Work,
    Street Level Coverage Not
    Vague State Level Coverage.
    And let the Public Decide on their own.
    It's easy to say one carrier is better than the other,
    but if these maps are open to the public,
    it would not be all guess work.
     
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    dmarkson New England Wireless Guru
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    OK, so I was a little snippy. But you don't even live in New England, so I have a hard time with statements like that.

    If you would have said western MA, then I would have agreed with you. In eastern MA, overall, the RF signal meter favors Verizon (and yes, I drive around in field test mode).

    I suppose that AT&T's PCS system does add some extra coverage to Cingular (although I don't know the specifics). But since the two systems do not act "as one" at this time, it's not much of an advantage. The phone is going to try to hang on to its home system as long as it can, and calls will still drop between the two systems. I know that will be fixed eventually.
     
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    Well I did state I've never been there with either carrier.

    I heard there are a few remote places where ATT had coverage and Cingular did not, so that might be a plus. I agree with you about the integration though, as I have an ATT tower 200 feet from me, but my phone 99% of the time sticks to a 1.5 mile away Cingular 850 signal, and only switches in the elevator. Hopefully they get this done sooner than 2006. They started in my college town already (well at least taking down the att panels)!
     
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    Cingular is best in: the Pacific Northwest, Southwest, Great Lakes Region, Southeast, northern New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, western Mass.) and Alaska.

    Verizon is best in: the Interior West, southern New England and Midwest.

    I WILL STATE THIS AGAIN AS I HAVE MANY TIMES.

    NO CARRIER IS THE BEST. THE BEST CARRIER IS WHAT WORKS FOR YOU WHEN AND WHERE YOU NEED IT TO.
     
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    I ditto this. My son and his family (southern NH) recently switched from VZW to Cingular and regret it. They plan to switch back to VZW when their Cingular contract runs out.
     
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    Not in the Manchester-Nashua area.
     
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    Cingular GSM User, we already understand that you THINK Cingular is the best in all those regions. Have you used every carrier in all those regions? Until you do, maybe you should stopping posting the same general statement in every thread.
     
  23. dmarkson

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    GSM in northern New England has just started with Unicel, and it is getting there, but to say it is the best is wrong. There have been some roaming agreement issues too, but hopefully they are getting worked out.

    TDMA/AMPS is king right now, since both the 800 MHz providers are running that. CDMA/AMPS is also very good via USC. GSM is getting there, although without analog backup, can't match the others in the sticks.

    Cingular has very few 800 MHz licenses in northern New England, and that pretty much takes them out of the running as far as excellent coverage in what is mostly a very rural area. 800 MHz providers have to cover 70-80% of the landcover whereas PCS providers only have to cover 70-80% of the population. That fact, plus the fact that 1900 does not travel as far, makes 1900 a poor choice in most of the area.

    Here is SNH, its hit or miss whether Cingular has a good signal or not. The major roads are okay, but venure just two miles from there and you can lose the signal completely. Strafford and Rockinghan Co NH, as well as the coastal regions of ME are good, due to Cingular Blue's 800 coverage.
     
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    Can't speak for the other regions but northern New England is NOT the domain for Cingular. US Cellular, Unicel, Verizon and Sprint (roaming sometimes) dwarf Cingular in coverage there.

    Suliman
     
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    This is why VZW should make a
    Street Level Coverage Map.
    It's easy to say their coverage is great.
    (Talk is Cheap and we Need Hard Copy proof)
    If they have a Lot of Towers in this
    area let's see it,
    in a street Level Map.
    And Not a confusing Nation Level Map.
    All they have to do follow
    t-mobile where White is a dead spot
    and green is the closest to tower.
     
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    People who have a carrier don't need a street level coverage map to know that their carrier works better than another carrier they've tried. Yes, such a map would be good, but I, for example, don't need a street level coverage map as proof to say that Verizon's network in my area is the best. After trying all carriers and test driving with all of them, I don't need such a map for proof, but I see what you are saying, and I also agree that this would be something great to have! T-Mobile did a great job making their compass available for everyone.
     
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    yes we do.
    Hard copy proof is the Best.
    (Again Talk is CHEaPO)
    If I say My Carrier is the BEST
    If it's not your carrier you can It's a LIE.

    If VZW says they're the BEST we need Proof.
    Carriers should Follow T-Mobile example.
    Unless they're want to HIDE their DEAD ZONES
    or scared people will see the TRUTH.
    In court claims w/o proof are called speculation.
     
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    But even a street level map may not be perfect. Nothing beats using the service where you need to use it.

    I do agree that ALL carriers should provide this level of information to the public. Can you give us some help, FCC?
     
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    We understand there are NIMBY towns
    but New Customers wants to see
    if they Live in these
    Dead Zone Streets.
    Since they don't always share Towers
    their coverage are not the same.
    If T-Mobile can make these maps
    VZW and other carriers can do it.
     
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    Verizon has those maps, but doesn't show them to the public.
    I agree that every carrier should have them, but I'm not sure when we'll see something like that happen.
     

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