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VoiceStream or Cingular NYC

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by punerd, Jun 6, 2002.

  1. punerd

    punerd New Member

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    i know that cingular will be using voicestream's gsm network in nyc. (when that will happen, who knows!!) when they do, will both providers have the same voice and wireless technology? is there any advantage in waiting for cingular to open their stores? whats the deal with 3G technology? i assume that it will be awhile before cingular introduces that. i'm currently without a working SprintPCS phone and have been highly anticipating cingulars arrival. i keep waiting and waiting and waiting...
     
  2. KevinJames

    KevinJames WA's 1st retired mod
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    GSM is considered 2.5G. ATT, Cingular, Verizon and Voicestream will all be using it, if they aren't already.

    ATT and Cingular are upgrading all their TDMA networks to GSM
    Verizon will be retrofitting their already-more-advanced CDMA network to provide GSM
    Voicestream is GSM throughout all its markets.

    To find out more about coming technologies, read some of the links on my website.
     
  3. Matt

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    Actually, Kev, GSM is 2G, GPRS is 2.5G [​IMG]

    Anyway, yes they will both have the same technology - GSM/GPRS. VoiceStream's network is 100% GSM/GPRS - the GPRS overaly was completed last year. You won't gain anything in terms of technology by choosing one or the other. Billing systems, customer care, phone selection and rate plans will be the potential differences.



    << Verizon will be retrofitting their already-more-advanced CDMA network to provide GSM >>



    Kevin that's not true - Verizon is moving towards cdma2000 1X (to start with and eventually 1XEV-DO I think), not GSM.....
     
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    Kevin is refering to this thread regarding Verizon and GSM.
     

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