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BlackBerryCoolSteve 02-22-2007 10:51 AM

Who can REALLY hear you now?
For a while now, Cingular’s been using the whole “fewest dropped calls” schtick, but just like their product launches, they seemed to muck that up, too (I’ll stop the bashing soon enough, don’t worry). A recent survey put on by mindWireless used its database of call data to research the facts of who really has the fewest dropped calls. Cingular customers already know that they’re not at the top of the list, but who is?

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brucejr 02-23-2007 07:46 AM

Interesting BBCS. Would be nice to see some sort of scientific study done to control for confounding variables to take into account different geographical locals, different stuctures, time of day, mobile phone type etc. Would need to be independent so that the numbers aren't skewed by the company spin doctors. By "leveling the playing field" like that, the technology of the different carriers would be looked at as the lone variable to compare. Would love to run an SPSS on it to see if their is any correlation/causation relationships and statistical signifigances.(y) Get me the data BBCS and I will run the chi-square!8-)

ndub33 02-23-2007 09:07 AM

I agree with brucejr. Gotta be a way to define and quantify "fewest dropped calls". That would seem to be pretty straightforward, but the variables (geography, handset RF capabilties, carrier marketing spins) make it a bit of a muddle.
Ultimately for the consumer is comes down to the very subjective "what works best for you" decision, but it would be nice to have something trustworthy to reference to make that choice.

*&)) 03-06-2007 02:08 PM

i left cingular right around the time when this commercial started to air and let me tell you i can't say that i agree. but one thing i can say in the defiance of cingular is its was in an area that had come off a few minor hurricanes with in the last year. But at the same time i have verizon and have NEVER dropped, and have even moved to an area that is predominately cingular and rural yet still never dropped a call.

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