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Verizon vs AT & T

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by hammertime, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. hammertime

    hammertime Junior Member
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    I live in the lower Hudson Valley of New York and I've been looking into the other service providers out there.
    I.m now considering changing over to AT & T or possibly Sprint.
    Bother service providers are a little less expensive after my discounts.
    One phone will be used for internet (email mainliy) and the rest for just general talking and text messaging.
    In your opinion who has the best phone service & customer service?
     
  2. walkguru

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    what works best for you. is the best for you. its different for each person.
     
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  3. RJB

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    Well customer service it is no secret att would be better in this case. As far as better phone service you will have to get them take it to your home work commute and see which one will work for you.
     
  4. olubolu

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    Everyone has had different experiences with cell phones as well as service providers. It's much like a car, you have to choose what suits you. All you can do is take a look at the very personal experiences of the rest of us on this forum and just use it as a guide keeping in mind your own personality, etc. I've used both service providers for quite a few years, my experiences after awhile with both were not good, which is why I am no longer with either service provider.
     
  5. Jay2TheRescue

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    AT&T has a trial period of I think 30 days. I think Sprint's trial period is 14 days. Find out the details of the trial period before you leave the store. You can sign up for the service, but remember if you decide it is not working out take the phone, box, & everything else they gave you back to the store within the trial period. The ETF will be waived, but you will probably have to pay a prorated bill for the service you used.

    -Jay
     
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  6. hammertime

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    I think I am going to try AT & T out for the 30 day trial and compare it myself to Verizon.

    For myself I just need a basic phone, one that has bluetooth, speaker and voice dialing.
    My son wants to get the HTC tilt.

    What would you recommend, I don't need pictures or music on mine or my wifes.
    Sometimes when I talk to the sellers they want to push what they make the most profit on.

    One of the phones I was looking at on phone scoop indiated no voice dialing.

    I use the Garmin Nuvi 660 gps with my KRZR from Verizon and I can voice dial (phone does that also), but I was wondering if the phone is not rated to do voice dialing, can I do it from my GPS still, because that does it or is it tied into my current cell phone.
     
  7. Jay2TheRescue

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    The Tilt is a very nice device, I have one myself and are very pleased with it. If you just want a good basic phone with voice dialing might I suggest a standard V3? Most dealers will give you one free after rebates, and your GPS should be able to go via BT and get traffic updates. If you want faster data get the V3xx. Either would probably suit your purposes fine.

    -Jay
     
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  8. RJB

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    Isnt there an update that will make the tilit run on hsdpa??
     
  9. Jay2TheRescue

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    Yea, there is a hack available and I have it installed on my Tilt.

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    I tried an ATT USB 881 modem AND an Option GT Max 3.6 card for my train trips from Morristown NJ to Grand Central and for use in the building I work in near Grand Central. Of the two, the GT Max was slightly faster. But the ATT network was like an intermittent dial-up connection; real slow, and lots of drops.

    Without closing the ATT account, I went and got a Verizon account with a 5750 card. It's almost like a cable connection; 10x as fast as the ATT network, and a good connection ALL THE WAY from Morristown to Grand Central, although signal strength varies. I'm writing this in the tunnel as we approach Grand Central, and I still have 4 bars. The ATT network was long dead by this point in the trip. I'm going to return all the ATT equipment and close that account before my 30 day trial runs out!
     
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