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Old 09-03-2006, 05:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Title says it all.
I currently have Tmo, but i have to say the call quality is HORRIBLE in NYC, my phone drops calls or has NO service throughout the city. In my office i cant use the 8700 unless i move to the windows in front of the building, not so with my coworkers who have cingular.

So, should i switch?
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Old 09-03-2006, 06:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well I would say, "why pay for something if you cant depend on it or use half the time".

Other people that i have talked to have not had much of a problem in NYC with their tmobile phone.

Have you called tmobile about your issues? If they cant do anything for you then you may have to make the switch. My first line sums it up.
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Old 09-03-2006, 07:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I've had TM for several years now and I rarely have problems with phone quality or service. I don't live in NYC though but I can't imagine it would be a problem area for TM being a big city and all. As 'wes000' said above, try calling TM and telling them your issues. *Try* to get yourself a teir 3 tech support person who may know the ins and outs of how the system works in NYC.

The other thing you can do is ask about it on this forum: It's a TMobile forum where alot of TM employees hang out. There's several sections you can post in but try the 'TMobile Coverage' section.

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Old 09-03-2006, 08:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have to agree with the first reply. You have to pay more for Cingular but at least you will have coverage.
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I was in New York last week have meeting on varies locaitons, My singular works
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I live in NYC and also work primarily in the city and have T-Mo,and I rarely have situations where I am without service.I also have Cingular lines and find mostly that I have coverage in the same areas.
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tmo's great for me in nyc. no problem on network coverage
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I'm not sure what these responses have to do with the original post.

The answer is: If your current service doesn't work where you need it to, and another service does, then yes, you should switch.
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I would switch if i were you..
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Isn't TMO cheaper? I think Cingular still charges $44.99 for unlimited blackberry with enterprise, while TMO charges $29.99.
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no Cingular recently dropped their price - can't remember what it is though
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no Cingular recently dropped their price - can't remember what it is though
Really...I thought I saw 44.99 on my last bill...or maybe it was 39.99?
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Old 09-03-2006, 02:21 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I use my 8700g w T-Mo all the time in NYC with rarely an issue. You may want to try another phone before making any switch. Often times, its the particular handset, not the service provider. I've had Cingular too, it was no better, no worse.
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Switching from T-MO to cingular, or vice versa because of network is sometimes pointless. They are both on GSM (TDMA). Time Division doesn't suffer from degarding call quality like CDMA (even iDEN) networks do (I can't stand the call quality on CDMA and iDEN networks, its not as clear as the GSM carriers). T-MO and Cingular have roaming agreements in a few or most areas. You can normally see this if your using an unlock GSM phone.

I don't know about new york, but I live in California (los angeles market). 90% of the time both carriers will cover the same area's that I go to (some places will be stronger signal for one carrier), it used to be like 99% of places both would the same. They are both great carrier's, and if I wasn't with T-Mo, i'd be with cingular. I'm with T-MO cause it just saves me so much more money every month. I'd be paying at $30 a more with cingular (even more with other carriers) for what I got right now.

Sounds like to me that your phone could possibly be taking a dump. It could be your phone, get it warrant exchanged. And if it has the same problem, then you conclude that it is the coverage area of the carrier. Take it from a guy who's worked for every single carrier and has quite some technical and network experience.

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