Originally Posted by Girion
I'd rather actually have a conversation on a late model phone than have a coolest new phone and be pissed I can't make a single uninterrupted call on it.
This is, perhaps, the most important point of all. My disclaimer is that your coverage is based on your own experiences, but I travel a lot. AT&T [Cingular, whatever] had the worst "sounding" service, and the most dropped calls of any I ever tried (over time includes AT&T, Sprint, Cingular, Verizon). I chose to stick with CDMA because:
- GSM phones buzz my computer when they're receiving data and the phone is anywhere nearby
- My call quality is better with CDMA
- My data speed is noticeably faster with CDMA
- My overall coverage is better with CDMA
Downside is I have to wait for the best "new" phones. I have come to terms with that. My clients don't care what my phone looks like, they want to talk with me without interruptions and call backs.