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I have a 7520 on Nextel and am happy with the speed of the data while surfing. However there are BIG gaps in the Nextel coverage and many times I am without service. I am thinking of switching to another service provider (Verizon, Sprint, or Cingular) who has better nationwide coverage. Is the internet data speed the same for each provider? If not which is the fastest? I use data service for internet and email as much as phone, so speed is very important to me. Thanks for the help!
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Hold thy horses because if you are on nextel you will be a sprint customer by november
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Hold thy horses because if you are on nextel you will be a sprint customer by november
What does that mean? Are you saying that iDen speed will magically increase after they finalized the merger?

As far as I can measure right now, here are the speed from high to low as of these days.

EVDO, offer by Verizon and Sprint but no BlackBerry
CDMA 1x, offer by Verizon and Sprint
iDen, offer by Nextel
GPRS, offer by Cingular and TMobile

There are reviews of the technologies by various people on the internet that have done real life benchmarks on speed of various offerings.
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iDen is going to be around for several years. Sprint will not magically turn on PTT over CDMA and tell everyone to replace their existing (Nextel) branded phones. In fact, the Nextel brand is sticking around.
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Originally Posted by aau007
What does that mean? Are you saying that iDen speed will magically increase after they finalized the merger?

As far as I can measure right now, here are the speed from high to low as of these days.

EVDO, offer by Verizon and Sprint but no BlackBerry
CDMA 1x, offer by Verizon and Sprint
iDen, offer by Nextel
GPRS, offer by Cingular and TMobile

There are reviews of the technologies by various people on the internet that have done real life benchmarks on speed of various offerings.
Do not forget EDGE, offered in select markets from CW, not on BB yet.
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No what I am saying is you may be able to switch plans with sprint and not cost yourself alot of money. They are rolling out some new stuff from what they are saying on there web page they have exclusive rights to the 2.5 ghz frequency so that may offer us all some new stuff



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Originally Posted by aau007
What does that mean? Are you saying that iDen speed will magically increase after they finalized the merger?

As far as I can measure right now, here are the speed from high to low as of these days.

EVDO, offer by Verizon and Sprint but no BlackBerry
CDMA 1x, offer by Verizon and Sprint
iDen, offer by Nextel
GPRS, offer by Cingular and TMobile

There are reviews of the technologies by various people on the internet that have done real life benchmarks on speed of various offerings.
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