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Old 03-24-2005, 05:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've tried the search utility and havent been able to find any discussions for the best BB data and voice service for coverage in the northern NJ/NYC areas.

I will need this for business, thus good/reliable service is a must. I wont be traveling that much so best coverage for both data and voice in the tri-state area is preferred. Also, in regards to BB models, which service providers are well connected with BB and have the latest/best BB models? I'll be using about 70% data and 30% voice. Bluetooth would be nice (i know capabilities are limited to headset only), but i've been spoiled with the earpiece with my motorola phone. Also, I dont like the new 7100, as im a fan of the full keyboard pad.

In terms of voice, i've had verizon and have been very pleased. However, im not sure in terms of BB usage if verizon is still the best. They certainly are the last ones to come out with the sleek new phones, so im not sure if that applies to BB technology?

When looking at other plans, it seems like verizon offers less of a total package than Tmobile, but maybe their service is far superior??

Any suggestions on service/phones for my needs? TIA!
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I'm in somerset county, I have both T-mobile and now cingular for data, I'd say cingular is better, my Tmobile coverage sucks at best.
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I'm in Somerset County. We have three T-Mobile phones and are satisfied with the coverage.

If you don't travel outside of North America, Verizon has the overall best network. The Verizon 7250 is an excellent BlackBerry. It has BT, 32 MB of memory and two stage backlighting. Similar to the GSM based 7290.
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where in somerset NJBlackberry? I'm in montgomery and the T-mobile phone is barely alive. I guess there's always dead spots, but the T-mobile dies on 287 north and 78east.
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We have offices in Passaic County, where we have NO coverage with T-Mobile there. That's about 40 miles from you two (on up 287N).
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Everything dies on 287N (behind the mountain) and most die on 78 also! But on 287S it's clear as a bell. Fine on 22. Maybe not as far down as Montgomery, but I am a bit north of you.
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In the entire NY/NJ area, Cingular has no network. For several years now, Cingular has always used T-Mobile's network in this region. Now that Cingular has purchased AT&T, when you are on Cingular, you can use both T-Mobile's and AT&T's network. So everywhere you would have service with T-Mobile, you will also have with Cingular, but in addition you can roam on AT&T's network. Since the merger, I would say that Cingular is as good as Verizon around here. And there are a few advantages to using GPRS for data over Verizon's 1x network. I would recommend Cingular. But if price is a big factor, you can save quite a bit by going with T-Mobile, but the coverage will not be as good in certain areas.
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