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    Stevo89
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    Okay right now I have Virgin Mobile and I'm going to be switching to either Cingular, T-Mobile, or Verizon Wireless very soon. I noticed that the call quality I have with Virgin is very poor due to Sprint's network. The other day I used my friend's T-Mobile phone to make a call when I didn't have my phone, and I noticed that the call quality and clarity was excellent.

    Cingular and T-Mobile use GSM technology, while Sprint and Verizon use CDMA technology. How is the call quality between Sprint/Virgin and Verizon? How is the call quality between Verizon and T-Mobile/Cingular? Which carrier do you prefer and think is best?

    Also keep in mind that I live in southern California around the Los Angeles area and I travel out of state usually only once a year to areas that aren't extremely rural so the whole analog roaming crap with CDMA phones doesn't really apply to me.

    Thanks.


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    Stevo89
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    Can anybody give me a reply with an answer to my question??? Out of over 500 views, somebody has to have an answer!
    Last edited by Stevo89; 10-04-2004 at 01:57 PM.



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    matt3180
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    GSM is usually stronger in the cities, but in rural areas it's pathetic mainly because the networks are newer and just haven't had time to be built up. CDMA has analog coverage, so you'll get reception in places you wont' with GSM, as well as places inside buildings where it can use analog. I'd go with Verizon, unless the other companies had a very good offer to you and you don't leave a big city much.

    Hopefully this'll clear it up a bit for you



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    Ralvarez
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    Listen here is the deal, GSM is a worldwide network with alot of perks to it. Also GSM has expanded across the US in vast ways. CDMA sucks and will always suck its a old network and who now a days wants something that is old tech?!?! answer me that and you have your answer



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    erwin 10-4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevo89
    Okay right now I have Virgin Mobile and I'm going to be switching to either Cingular, T-Mobile, or Verizon Wireless very soon. I noticed that the call quality I have with Virgin is very poor due to Sprint's network. The other day I used my friend's T-Mobile phone to make a call when I didn't have my phone, and I noticed that the call quality and clarity was excellent.

    Cingular and T-Mobile use GSM technology, while Sprint and Verizon use CDMA technology. How is the call quality between Sprint/Virgin and Verizon? How is the call quality between Verizon and T-Mobile/Cingular? Which carrier do you prefer and think is best?

    Also keep in mind that I live in southern California around the Los Angeles area and I travel out of state usually only once a year to areas that aren't extremely rural so the whole analog roaming crap with CDMA phones doesn't really apply to me.

    Thanks.
    (gsm) global system for mobile communication (cdma) code division multiple access (tdma) time division multiple access. when i comes to connecting tdma and cdma are better. they are like water that always looking for a way to get connected. gsm is like a hi-way. once there is a traffic they get stock (to much user). im not a cdma and tdma, user i use gsm, im just explaning how this network works



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    enothing
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    GSM is easier to get and you can use it anywhere in the world. You go to another country and still use ur phone if you buy a new chip.
    CDMA in the U.S. is very good. I would say that its the best technology. The call quality is superior to GSM.



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    kdholdom
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    ^^sorry i disagree w/ u enothing gsm is way better than cdma. i dont like the raspy quiet sound of cdma. gsm sounds clear and very loud...equal to a landline
    Last edited by kdholdom; 06-25-2005 at 03:25 PM.



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    erwin 10-4
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    o.k i don't have to argue with you!!!! how long do you know about cdma and tdma? they the first technology here in the u.s. even around the world. when gsm kicks in and easy to play all cdma and tdma network is gone. i can say gsm is a fast growing network but cdma and tdma is the best. sometimes on your gsm when you making a call your phone say SYSTEM BUSY and your call cannot go thru. this is not happening to cd and td, they allways looking for a short cut just to connect to the person you are calling. japan have the best techonogy and all we know when it come to tecknology they the best. why japan use cdma instead of gsm? because as i said cd and td are the best. you know how to research! why don't you research first before disagree with me.



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    kdholdom
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    erwin i have had both telus (CDMA) and fido (GSM) for 5 years. telus kicked fidos ass untill about 3 years aago. now fido is so good. i mean u cant compare the voice quality as they r so diffrent. i just droped telus for it being so bad. mabi fido has done a beter job w/ gsm than us providers...i dont know. i cant compare apple to oranges.



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    erwin 10-4
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    just always think about japan and korea. they almost cover the world with their product. (cars, t.v, dvd camcoder, comp, ect.) but look at this 2 countries they still use cdma. japan use WCDMA and korea use CDMA. why? because cdma transfer everything very fast. pictures,logo, ect. if you have a gsm and the international roaming is activate you can go to any country in the world and if you check your phone you still have signal. go to japan with your int. roaming sim your not gonna get any signal. you have to rent a phone to them and put your sim into that phone in order to make a call. this is what cdma do. they good but i think here in the u.s to operate gsm is alot cheaper than operating a cdma. but if you gonna ask me! i still want gsm. as i said they cheap to operate and the tri-band phone can be use anywhere except japan and korea.



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