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Old 12-05-2005, 06:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am currently a Cingular subscriber using a 7100g. I am not under a contract, and have heard good things about the 7130e from Verizon. I'm curious if the 7130e still has the sound problem the 7100g has. Also, is Verizon service (coverage) better than Cingular?

I'd like to upgrade to the 8700, but if I switch to Verizon, they won't have it for a number of months.

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Yes for the most part Verizon has the best coverage, but I don't really like phones that don't use SIMs.

Verizon audio is a bit different, their codecs seem to add more bass to the sound which isn't really related to the phone but to the technology behind the network.
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Also, don't forget that Verizon has the fastest data network currently (EVDO) and they support tethering in both the 7250 and the 7130.

If 4.1 hits the 7250 in January as expected, the 7250 will be a very nice qwerty solution, easily one of the best, if not the best.

I truly believe that the EVDO for 7250 was "leaked" early to compete with Cingular's 8700..
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Yes for the most part Verizon has the best coverage, but I don't really like phones that don't use SIMs.

Verizon audio is a bit different, their codecs seem to add more bass to the sound which isn't really related to the phone but to the technology behind the network.
Just to add on the Verizon audio issue, according to the tech in one of their stores they are ready to release a fix for the bluetooth echo some of us notice. He said it should be release in early 2006.
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I was talking more about the problem on the 7100g (Cingular), where it's the earpiece volume is very low. Is this still the case with the 7130e?
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Strange, I have never heard that Verizon was the best, not even close, but to each his own In fact there is another Cingular vs Verizon thread on this forum and almost every response has been the opposite. Verizon is the cheapest, but you get what you pay for. YMMV.
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Recently took a couple of trips in the mid-west and west. The other person I was travelling with has cingular and I have verizon. Several times I had service where he did not. No troubles getting my data on the BB either. I guess I am willing to pay for the cheaper service where I can use my BB than to pay more for not being able to use it. By the way, he has since switched over to verizon.
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I was talking more about the problem on the 7100g (Cingular), where it's the earpiece volume is very low. Is this still the case with the 7130e?
It doesn't sound like you're running OS 4.0.2
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Strange, I have never heard that Verizon was the best, not even close, but to each his own In fact there is another Cingular vs Verizon thread on this forum and almost every response has been the opposite. Verizon is the cheapest, but you get what you pay for. YMMV.

I think you need to look at Verizon's pricing structure. It's very comparable to Cingular's.

I just migrated from a 7100g on Cingular to a 7130e on Verizon, and the 7130e is a very nice upgrade.

Earpiece volume is much louder, data is much faster, (obviously) The screen is nicer, and the newer processor makes a world of difference.
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Strange, I have never heard that Verizon was the best, not even close, but to each his own In fact there is another Cingular vs Verizon thread on this forum and almost every response has been the opposite. Verizon is the cheapest, but you get what you pay for. YMMV.
I think you mean Tmobile and not Verizon..

Of course, if you travel outside of the US, then Verizon is not as hot.
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True, outside of Canada, parts of south america, certain asian countries and Australia, you're pretty much sunk as far as international roaming goes.

There is no CDMA service that I know of anywhere in Europe.
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True, outside of Canada, parts of south america, certain asian countries and Australia, you're pretty much sunk as far as international roaming goes.

There is no CDMA service that I know of anywhere in Europe.
thats very true.. i think if coverage is equal in your area, then whether you travel abroad a lot or not should be the dealmaker.
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