Originally Posted by bob_az
On another note - I have Verizon BB 8830, but am so terribly sick of Verizon's lack of phone selection that it drives me to go to someone else. That said, Verizon's coverage is amazing, but T-Mobile is usually just as good everywhere I go. Is speed (EVDO vs 3G) a major difference?
My T-Mobile 8700G and 8320 have always worked great anywhere in the Phoenix area. But when I was in Hartford, CT a few months ago, they could barely get a signal, and I experienced dropped calls for the first time in my life. My old Motorola E815 on Verizon worked flawlessly in both locations. Also, I don't know any of the technical details about EDGE vs EVDO vs 3G, but in my personal experience, my laptop tethered to the E815 on EVDO had a noticeably faster connection than when it's tethered to the T-Mobile phones now. So, I personally have had far better luck with Verizon. That being said, their prices are insanely high compared to T-Mobile's.
EDIT: realized you asked about EVDO vs 3G, not vs EDGE. I have no experience with 3G, so can't offer anything there.