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Old 05-04-2006, 08:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I live in So Cal (OC) CA. and will be traveling internationally from time to time. Can anyone make a recommendation for choosing a provider (TMO vs. Cingular)?
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Old 05-04-2006, 08:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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here we go again... tmobile is good around major city areas, when you get on the fringes it becomes kinda sketch. Personally I live in the SF bay area and have a tmo bb and it works great on their edge system. I don't know about so cal. If you plan on unlocking the BB and using it with someone else's sim internationall then it doesn't matter who you go with. Save yourself a couple bucks on the monthly service and go with tmo.
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Thanks for your patience apple85. It sounds like this is perhaps an age old question (or debate) on the forum? Unfortunately I do not have much experience with either of these carriers. I currently have phones with Verizon & sprint.

In response to Stinsonddog's Question: I work as a consultant and will be paying the bill personally. However, I am willing to pay the cingular premium if it equates to a higher quality and or more extensive service/coverage. Locally as well as nationally & internationally.

Also, I am currently thinking of signing up with one of the monthly BES providers for full integration. If I understand things correctly I'll have to shell out 2K if I want my own BES. Is this correct? Can someone recommend one over the other for this service? Is there any down side to going with the monthly service?
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It sounds like this is perhaps an age old question (or debate) on the forum?
It's pretty much like selecting any wireless carrier: choose based on coverage at the locations that matter most to you. The rest is pretty much gravy.

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If I understand things correctly I'll have to shell out 2K if I want my own BES. Is this correct?
That plus all associated costs with running and maintaining your own Exchange server.
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Always, always, always choose based on coverage for the area you'll spend 75-80% of your time. A great phone won't do much for you if you can't communicate with it!
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