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Old 05-05-2005, 11:08 PM   #41 (permalink)
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With the combination of your username and what you just typed, it sounds like you are trying to plug Verizon. And PERSONALLY, I find Verizon to be not that great, atleast for the phone coverage. I cannot begin to tell you how many times my friends with Verizon have no service and them complaining about it. Verizon's data plan is a joke also, they need to take a look at Tmobile and follow there trend.

I'm not hating on Verizon, I'm just saying, they are'nt rated #1, and also to mention the fact that they sell crappy phone. Hehe

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With the combination of your username and what you just typed, it sounds like you are trying to plug Verizon. And PERSONALLY, I find Verizon to be not that great, atleast for the phone coverage. I cannot begin to tell you how many times my friends with Verizon have no service and them complaining about it. Verizon's data plan is a joke also, they need to take a look at Tmobile and follow there trend.

I'm not hating on Verizon, I'm just saying, they are'nt rated #1, and also to mention the fact that they sell crappy phone. Hehe

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I would have to concur with the Verizon guy. Not sure where everyone is located but I switched from Verizon to T-mobs 6 months ago, the Verizon coverage in New York and the surrounding region is MUCH better then Tmobile. Tmobile is decent in the city, but try going out to Jersey or even worse, Connecticut. Its like you dropped off the face of the earth. With my verizon phone, i had almost full signal everywhere I went (I do most of my business on the east coast; floriday to boston). Its good to hear that so many of you are big T-Mobile fans, makes me think that maybe I'm exagerating my service quality.

With that said, if Verizon had a similar package for blackberry and voice (i pay ~$80 for 600 mins and BES unlimited), I'd switch back over to Verizon in a heartbeat.
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Well let's see, as of right now, I pay $0! (Still awaiting my beloved BB)

But if it counts for any, I pay 40 bucks a month for my DSL to post on here every night!

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I actually had no problems with Verizon coverage, I switched to Cingular/AT&T because they had a better price (I had to purchase my BB) and they offered GSM which is a must have in my job. They were way, way, above Sprint (spit!) and also T-MO. If you don't need to travel, T-Mo is great. If you do, then you will find out anyway. In my experience, Verizon and Cingular have the best coverage. But I only have to cover 32 states. The other providers may be the best in the rest of them. YMMV.

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I actually had no problems with Verizon coverage, I switched to Cingular/AT&T because they had a better price (I had to purchase my BB) and they offered GSM which is a must have in my job. They were way, way, above Sprint (spit!) and also T-MO. If you don't need to travel, T-Mo is great. If you do, then you will find out anyway. In my experience, Verizon and Cingular have the best coverage. But I only have to cover 32 states. The other providers may be the best in the rest of them. YMMV.
Does anyone actually know which network is bigger? Cingular/AT&T or T-Mobile?
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i pay 29.99 (Around $60) for

100mb email only (no attachments) and 1/2 a meg of data transfer on tmobile UK

God i hate being in the UK.....
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Verizon's coverage is by far the best and can go more places.
Respectfully, that statement is absolutely FALSE when it comes to data coverage.

This is Verizon's data coverage map (i.e. where your BlackBerry can do its thing). Not much larger than T-Mobile's, and definately smaller than Cingular!!!!!

Check out Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisana, Oklahoma, Kansas, North Carolina, Maine ... yipes!

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I am on Vodafone Germany and pay 27,40, including 5 for voice and 5MB Blackberry
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Does anyone actually know which network is bigger? Cingular/AT&T or T-Mobile?
Cingular and Verizon are the two largest networks.

Cingular is GSM, so its voice/data networks are the same size. It has most cities and rural areas covered.

Verizon's voice/data networks are NOT the same size. Verizon's voice network is larger than Cingulars, but it's data network is much smaller. Its voice network has almost all of the US covered, but its data network is missing coverage in some decent sized cities.

T-Mobile is also GSM, so its voice/data networks at the same size. Its network is smaller than Cingular/Verizon. It has most cities covered, but is lacking in rural areas.
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I dont think Nextel's $39 data plan has unlimitted email, just for wireless web. For email it is 3MB I believe. The $49 data plan is unlimitted for all data traffic.
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Dont Get Nextel.... You Might As Well Throw Away Your Money Every Month
I love my Nextel one unhappy customer isnt a reason to turn away from a provider. He has posted that he hates Nextel in other posts, its easy enough he can turn his service off and go to someone else, just like any other person. Thats what a free market ecomomy is all about. I have had same issues with Verizon and Cingular. So make up your own minds
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i pay 29.99 (Around $60) for

100mb email only (no attachments) and 1/2 a meg of data transfer on tmobile UK

God i hate being in the UK.....
Yikes! That has to be the most expensive plan I have ever heard of. I would have to think hard if I was paying and not my employer.
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I think you make a valid point. HOWEVER, for someone who is paying for the service by themselves should be outraged by what Nextel Charges per month for unlimited data, and Cingular for that matter.

For me, T-mobile suits me best just because of the location of where I am at, and where I travel to. I think arguing about which provider is pretty pointless, seeings how we all have our own preference due to location/price/budget/phones that are offered, ect.

I think of it as this: We all have our different size clothes we wear. Depending on whether we are small/large/husky it doesn't matter, we all have our own size of clothing that we like/fit into/enjoy, and for a husky guy to tell a skinny guy that his clothes are better because they fit his needs is completely irrelevant!!

Hehe, sorry, just had to give my .02, it makes me feel better to rant after a 5 mile run, LOL.

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I beg to differ. I pay $99 for 2000 minutes and unlimited data with Cingular. I'd gladly pay that on my own, if I had to, compared to what phil999 is paying. That is criminal.
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Agree to disagree!
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Phil's in the UK, no? Europe's known for its draconian non-unlimited GPRS data plans...
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The Jacobs Breakdown of Best (everything included) for your money.

1) T-Mobile
2) Verizon Wireless
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