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Old 11-23-2006, 01:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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im getting ready to tell cingular to screw off. their 1350 minute plan is costing me 79.99 plus bb unlimited at 45 bucks, ends up being about 125/m (not to mention fees)

tmobile offers me unlimted bb and 1500 minutes all for 79.99

my question is, will cingular give in and do some matching or just say cya later?
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Old 11-23-2006, 07:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm guessing they'll tell you cya if you're already out of contract, but what your should do first is contact BBF Moderator coreyg510 and see if he can help. He works at Cingular and might be able to get you a better deal.
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Old 11-23-2006, 02:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm guessing they'll tell you cya if you're already out of contract, but what your should do first is contact BBF Moderator coreyg510 and see if he can help. He works at Cingular and might be able to get you a better deal.

i contacted him and will see ... just dont understand the huge price difference with cingular and am hoping they budge or im definetely off to tmo
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Difference in price is due to the fact TMo has nothing to offer other than low price.
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i contacted him and will see ... just dont understand the huge price difference with cingular and am hoping they budge or im definetely off to tmo
check coverage in your area for TMo. Cingular usually has better coverage especially if you get into any rural areas. If you are in a big city most of the time Tmo is for you.
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Its all about coverage, check before you change
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im constantly on the road, literally, never in the same place. coverage is important because i want to use laptop with edge, i cant go with verizon or sprint simply because the high speed coverage is so scarce outside of cities.

i'm trying to compare the coverage with cingular/tmobile here:

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seems about the same nationwide but i also think these maps are wrong
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Sprint and VZ may not have EVDO outside of major cities but the BB's revert back to 1xRTT which is still faster than EDGE.
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im constantly on the road, literally, never in the same place. coverage is important because i want to use laptop with edge, i cant go with verizon or sprint simply because the high speed coverage is so scarce outside of cities.

i'm trying to compare the coverage with cingular/tmobile here:

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seems about the same nationwide but i also think these maps are wrong
I tried reviewing coverage maps however the TMO map was vague. So I signed up to try it only to find out that while traveling there was very little coverage.
So this experience caused me to go back to Cingular for the complete coverage & no dropped calls.
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Sprint and VZ may not have EVDO outside of major cities but the BB's revert back to 1xRTT which is still faster than EDGE.
if it was i would have gone with verizon or sprint right away:

CDMA 2000-1x EVDO 2,400 kbps
W-CDMA 2,000 kbps
EDGE 384 kbps
CDMA 2000-1x 144 kbps
GPRS 115 kbps
GSM 14.4 kbps

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i contacted him and will see ... just dont understand the huge price difference with cingular and am hoping they budge or im definetely off to tmo
Work it out with Cingular. TMO has terrible coverage.
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yeah Tmobile is great if you never leave the interstate. look at their coverage map compared to cingular, cingular is much better. if you dont use bes you can get the consumer bb plan for 29.99 instead of 44.99
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Coverage maps are pretty and colorful but unless you try a carrier or know someone who travels in the same areas it will be hard to tell from maps.
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yeah Tmobile is great if you never leave the interstate. look at their coverage map compared to cingular, cingular is much better. if you dont use bes you can get the consumer bb plan for 29.99 instead of 44.99
i dont use bes and dont have any kind of email setup for the bb nor do i need it, gmail is good enough. im gonna call them and get em to lower it
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i dont use bes and dont have any kind of email setup for the bb nor do i need it, gmail is good enough. im gonna call them and get em to lower it

Good luck!
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thanks i doubt the person on the phone had any idea what they were doing anyway. i asked if i can teather the laptop to use as a modem and she says "yeahh it comes with a usb, usb cables are used to connect to computers, so of course you can connect it toghether"

i tried to clarify but no luck, not knowing anything about blackberries or modems probably explains her not knowing the difference between the plans and just adding me to a random one ... fun
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Good luck getting that type of speed on EDGE.


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if it was i would have gone with verizon or sprint right away:

CDMA 2000-1x EVDO 2,400 kbps
W-CDMA 2,000 kbps
EDGE 384 kbps
CDMA 2000-1x 144 kbps
GPRS 115 kbps
GSM 14.4 kbps

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Ok...TMO does have great deals, but the issue is their coverage. It all depends on what you need and what you want. Right now Cingular has launched 3G and hopefully a new 3G device will roll out (no promises as of now). However, Cingular tops TMO in coverage and available retail stores that you can stop in to nationwide.

Now as far as your plan...79.99 is the Nation plan that you might or MIGHT NOT need to be on. Depends on your usage. You may be paying too much for your service in general. Have you stopped by a store to see what they say your usage is? As far as you BB data plan? Are you using BES or BIS. If you are using BIS then you are paying way to much. If you are on the company and you are using BES, then that is about right.

BIS plans with Cingular start at 29.99 and go from there. We have BBmax packages that also include 1000 SMS for 10$ more. Plain and simple, If you are planning on jumping ship with Cingular for monetary issues alone, then fine. But keep in mind that you may need to evaluate your service coverage. Is having service more important? Are you in areas that have low coverage with TMO often? If so...then it doesnt matter how much you pay.
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Ok...TMO does have great deals, but the issue is their coverage. It all depends on what you need and what you want. Right now Cingular has launched 3G and hopefully a new 3G device will roll out (no promises as of now). However, Cingular tops TMO in coverage and available retail stores that you can stop in to nationwide.

Now as far as your plan...79.99 is the Nation plan that you might or MIGHT NOT need to be on. Depends on your usage. You may be paying too much for your service in general. Have you stopped by a store to see what they say your usage is? As far as you BB data plan? Are you using BES or BIS. If you are using BIS then you are paying way to much. If you are on the company and you are using BES, then that is about right.

BIS plans with Cingular start at 29.99 and go from there. We have BBmax packages that also include 1000 SMS for 10$ more. Plain and simple, If you are planning on jumping ship with Cingular for monetary issues alone, then fine. But keep in mind that you may need to evaluate your service coverage. Is having service more important? Are you in areas that have low coverage with TMO often? If so...then it doesnt matter how much you pay.

thanks for the reply i dont use bes at all and havent even set up an email for @blackberry, am just sticking with my gmail rather than forwarding. i'm tracking my usage online and with the 79.99 at 1350 minutes its about right, i had a few minutes of rollover last month. as for the bb though i will have to call in and get them to change the plan, 45 makes no sense.

the coverage i honestly dont know about, from looking at nationwide coverage maps its about the same but i dont think they say very much. i'm constantly on the road and visiting industrial areas, commercial centres, and quite often warehouses in the middle of nowhere. when i looked at the nationwide maps it looked about the same but like i said i dont know
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