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verizon to cingular switch on L.I.

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by dead zone, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. dead zone

    dead zone Junior Member
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    hey everyone...is switching from verizon to cingular a good choice or a bad choice...since long island is a good verizon territory. Its just where i live i use my cell phone all the time. I get service 1-2 outside and 1 inside maybe nill,its just i gotta go outside to make a call which is bugging me. tmobile/cingular cell tower right down the block from me,brother has tmobile gets superb signal inside the house,but if i were to switch it would be cingular. I love verizon its just where i live its horrible.

    Thanks,
     
  2. Jerseyphoneguy

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    I was in the same situation 6 months ago. Verizon had really poor reception inside my apartment. I knew that ATT/Cingular had a tower 5 blocks away. So I made the switch to ATT and have not regretted it.
     
  3. jones

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    There r towers where T-Mobile and ATTWS are colocated,
    and Towers where they're Not. Sometimes ATTWS is colocated w/ Sprintpcs.
    Most VZW are not colocated w/ other Carriers except those owned by Tower Management Companies, in that case other carriers r also on it.
    So the coverage r not always the same.
    That's y coverage inside your house depends on the location of their Towers.
     
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  4. Fire14

    Fire14 Easy,Cheap & Sleazy
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    I have heard the Cingular was so-so in LI, I would wait to see if you can get more responses, from other users. I have heard that AT&T is better on the Island.
     
  5. jones

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    That's what some users say because they said it's using T-Mobile network
    but ATTWS opened their LAC to Cingular users.
    So now u have the benefit of using 2 Networks.
     
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  6. Fire14

    Fire14 Easy,Cheap & Sleazy
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    That's excellent news for Cingular user's then & the OP's coverage should be very good to great. Thanks for the update. :)
     
  7. Andy

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    I don't know if dead zone might wanna try a phone like the nokia 3589i IF you want to stay with Verizon; that phone is supposed to work best in weak signal areas.
     
  8. jones

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    What these phones do is push the envelope of the phones.
    But there's no substitute for a Tower that is closest to your house for a good recetion, whatever carrier they may be. RF signal behaviour has nothing to do w/ what Technology they use either.

    At least now we're not hearing that same old tune:
    It's 800 Mhz and CDMA so their Tower location does Not matter even if there's a High Rise Building between your House and Tower, and is the Farthest of all.
     
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  9. Andy

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    Yes I agree with you; BUT I suggested trying the 3589i IF the OP wants to stay with Verizon, since I, myself, noticed the 3589i's better RF compared to my other phones(6000 and 8900)
     
  10. njsvrzncdma

    njsvrzncdma i cant stop the ringing..
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    i dont know how many times i can relay this.......carriers are only good if they work for you !!!!! is dosent matter if its GSM, CDMA, IDEN, TDMA, 800, 850, 900, 1800, 1900, WCDMA, ev-do, 3G, whatever, if it works for YOU where you need it, wont you believe that carrier to be the best for you ?? so if someone says they stink well they dont live in your house or work at your work or drink at your bar, ect...i can agree phone selection may assist in aquiring a better signal if the two have the same carrier and are standing next to each other because ive seen it. but in actuality if att, cingular, verizon, tmobile, nextel, cricket, us cellular, alltell, ect...work for you then thats who you go with......lol im tired now.....
     
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  11. bobolito

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    It's only partially opened in limited parts of Eastern LI. There are still many weak areas where AT&T LACs are not open. Hopefully by November all AT&T LACs will be open and we can all enjoy enhanced coverage in LI and also NJ where the T-Mo/Cingular joint venture network is notoriously worse.
     
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  12. Chandwaq

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    Actually, they've opened quite a few lacs in nassau county too now. if you go too fast east in suffolk they're closed. western suffolk is open.

    dead zone, which part of LI are you from?
     

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