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Verizon coverage vs. T-mobile

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by taijiplayer, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. taijiplayer

    taijiplayer New Member

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    I'm deciding between Verizon and T-Mobile contracts in Maine. Wondering if anyone in Maine has compared service, and I'm particularly interested in how the national coverage compares.
     
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    I think this should answer your question; first is the Verizon map, then the T-Mobile map.
     

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    The new T-Mobile maps with 850 roaming will look better in Maine, although I don't think it will match Verizon. I have the map, but can't post it yet.
     
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    True....GSM hasn't expanded as much as AMPS. ;)
     
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    I don't want to hijack this thread but...

    Do you have any new maps for CT (Litchfield area - Torrington) I just signed on with t-mobile (have 8 days left to get out with out a ETF) and coverage is OK but not like Nextel...

    Can you let me know if I should stay or go back to Nextel?

    Thanks
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    I only have a US map, so I can't give you that detail. The best detailed maps are the ones on the T-Mobile website. It will be later this year before the combined 850/1900 maps for T-Mobile are on their website.
     
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    Thanks for the input. Looks like Verizon has a much stronger national presence.
     
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    They are going to have to hurry up. There aren't many days left to this year.
     
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    That T-Mobile Map has been altered
    NOT to be accurate anymore.
    I know for a fact they have a Tower in some Location
    but it's only show FAIR coverage.
    Coverage MAPS are Changing from BAD to WORST.
     
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    It will be out this year. I know the current planned date.
     
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    I have been through quite a bit of Maine and have good coverage with Verizon.
     
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    Today, 11/8/05. you have to be crazy to get a GSM provider in NH, ME & VT. Stick with CDMA(Verizon, USCC) for now. Check back in two years though because I think GSM will be awesome then.
     
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    Yeah....GSM needs time to catch up with analog. ;)
     
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    Agreed, say 2 years when Analog can be shut down.
     
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    Recently went on a bus trip up north. Verizon coverage from the Boston area was non-stop through Massachusetts (I-93), New Hampshire (I-93 to I-89) and Vermont (I-89), right to the Canadian border. Roaming coverage in Canada was good, it was either on Bell Mobility (close to the U.S. border) or Telus Mobility (in Montreal), full signal (the 1x icon was displayed), but could not text message, the phone indicated it had to be in a digital service area (Isn't that the 1x, or is text messaging not allowed when roaming?).

    On the same trip last Spring, on I-89 in New Hampshire, the T-Mobile signal dropped around exit 3 on I-89, there was no service between exits 3 and 15, then at exit 15, it picked up roaming coverage on Unicel. Unicel coverage was non-stop from that point, until about 20 miles from the Canadian border, when I turned the phone off. In Canada, it roamed on Fido or Rogers, full signal, and text messaging worked.
     
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    1x is digital, but I guess SMS while roaming internationally is not set up yet.
     

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