Searched the forums and found -some- info on this, but nothing conclusive..
I currently have a 7250 on Verizon (aka VZW) through my company. I am leaving the company in October, they have agreed to let me port my number to a personal VZW account -or- to another provider.
I am in Richmond, VA - the service here is ok, but VZW is way above all others here for coverage, signal strength, etc. GSM coverage is no good here - the coverage stinks in the outlying areas.
VZW offers the 7250 for $299 with 2 year activation. That's a bit too much contract for me.
Karbon offers the 7250 on Earthlink for $199 http://www.karbonsystems.com/BlackBe...etail-267.html
Service pricing is similar to VZW's and they use the VZW teminology to describe the service, "America's Choice"
I called Earthlink, they say their service is through Verizon.
Is anyone out there using service through Earthlink? In all of the discussions I found in the forums, people complained the the earthlink coverage map looked weak (http://www.earthlink.net/wireless/bb...250/coverage/)
, but it looks the same as VZW's Enhanced Services map to me (http://cache.vzw.com/images_b2c/maps/national/enh.gif
Compared to TMobile & Cingular's nationwide maps, Earthlink doesn't seem any worse than any of the other carriers. Cingular's is the only one that seems dramatically better.
I just need some feedback on this before I go for it with Earthlink.
Thanks in advance,