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Old 07-19-2006, 11:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a current Sprint PCS user... With a great plan...
I love the fact of good coverage plus unlimited SMS.

I tried going to "carrier forums" but biased opinions is all I get in answers, since this is a device forum I think people will care more for the the Blackberry service they get rather than a particular carrier.

Regarding Blackberry service of the 3 main providers(Cingular, Sprint/Nextel, Verizon) who is the most reliable?

I already knw that V and Cingular provide mostly equal coverage (PHONE) and I have read PC MAG that states that Since the BlackBerry e-mail system is optimized for slower networks, the fast EV-DO network doesn't shine quite as brightly when you're using the BlackBerry as a handheld. The system just doesn't transmit enough data for EV-DO's speed to become important. E-mails arrived at the same speed as on a BlackBerry which uses the much slower GPRS/EDGE network. As the BlackBerry Internet Service boils most attachments down to formatted text.

I have unlimited SMS w/ Sprint that i like and for me is a BIG plus...
How do you guys in other networks cope without unlimited SMS (how do you guys go around that).

I want to go for Blackberry but i wanna ,ake a good Blackberry service decision.

In my city Boca Raton, FL all carriers provide 3 to 4 bars of coverage. please help.
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The data connection doesn't really affect email delivery in my experience but it does greatly affect web browsing speed. I've only used TMO and Cingular and found them to be pretty comparable in reliability and speed.

I don't use SMS. The people I send text messages to have Blakcberries as well so we PIN.

If coverage is equal among all carriers in your experience, I'd say go on price and customer service quality as the next criteria.
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data-wise.. i like to stick with GSM providers b/c no matter where you are, if you have EDGE, all of your services work... unlike VZW where their coverage map shows coverage in places where they don't have naitive coverage and features like MMS, web, email, etc. don't work. i'm not sure about sprint as of late... i used to have them about 5 years ago, but got sick of the poor phone selection.
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data-wise.. i like to stick with GSM providers b/c no matter where you are, if you have EDGE, all of your services work... unlike VZW where their coverage map shows coverage in places where they don't have naitive coverage and features like MMS, web, email, etc. don't work. i'm not sure about sprint as of late... i used to have them about 5 years ago, but got sick of the poor phone selection.
So when people are roaming w/ T-Mo on cingular their data is roaming too? Does T-Mo charges for that (if that is the case)?
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