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    dmartin@newarts.com
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    Now that T-Mobile has 850 mhz coverage and lists Cingular as a roaming
    partner, how does its actual coverage compare with that of Cingulars?

    I suspect I can't tell from the coverage maps because T-mobile's maps
    appear to be much more precise than Cingular's.




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  2. #2
    SMS
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    Re: Cingular/T-Mobile coverage comparison?

    dmartin@newarts.com wrote:
    > Now that T-Mobile has 850 mhz coverage and lists Cingular as a roaming
    > partner, how does its actual coverage compare with that of Cingulars?
    >
    > I suspect I can't tell from the coverage maps because T-mobile's maps
    > appear to be much more precise than Cingular's.


    In areas where T-Mobile has a network, you may not be allowed to roam
    onto Cingular, even if you're in a location where you can a Cingular
    signal, but no T-Mobile signal. This is the case where I live,
    Cingular's coverage on AT&T's old 850 MHz network is fine in my
    neighborhood, but T-Mobile has no coverage, and T-Mobile users can't
    roam onto Cingular. T-Mobile has been trying to get permission for a
    1900 MHz site for years (first it was Cingular trying to get permission,
    then when T-Mobile took over the 1900 MHz network, it became T-Mobile's
    battle.

    It's a never ending issue, since 1900 MHz doesn't have the range or the
    penetration of 850 MHz. This is why T-Mobile tries to make up for their
    network by offering more peak minutes for the money.



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