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  1. #1
    PG
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    I am a current Verizon user thinking about switching to Cingular. I
    was wondering if there are any benefits that you got as a Verizon
    subscriber that you do not get with Cingular or benefits you get from
    Cingular that you didn't get from Verizon. I am talking about things
    that most people don't think about such as free holidays, checking
    minutes used on the web, etc. Holidays are not a big deal, but I do
    like to keep track of minutes used on the web. Any other things you
    can think of feel free to add in. Thanks!!



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  2. #2
    Evan Platt
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    Re: Question for former Verizon users

    On 4 Dec 2004 19:25:32 -0800, [email protected] (PG) wrote:

    >I am a current Verizon user thinking about switching to Cingular. I
    >was wondering if there are any benefits that you got as a Verizon
    >subscriber that you do not get with Cingular or benefits you get from
    >Cingular that you didn't get from Verizon. I am talking about things
    >that most people don't think about such as free holidays, checking
    >minutes used on the web, etc. Holidays are not a big deal, but I do
    >like to keep track of minutes used on the web. Any other things you
    >can think of feel free to add in. Thanks!!


    I'd say COVERAGE should be your primary concern. What good is a perk
    like having cinco a certain day as a holiday if your phone has no
    coverage?
    --
    To reply, remove TheObvious from my e-mail address.




  3. #3
    RexYBlue
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    Re: Question for former Verizon users

    On 4 Dec 2004 19:25:32 -0800, [email protected] (PG) wrote:

    >I am a current Verizon user thinking about switching to Cingular. I
    >was wondering if there are any benefits that you got as a Verizon
    >subscriber that you do not get with Cingular


    There are probably several, but one that comes to my mind right away
    is no 24-hr customer service at Cingular. It's available only during
    extended business hours M - F and part of the day Saturday. Problems
    on Saturday night or Sunday? You wait until Monday morning to get them
    fixed. Also, business customers can't manage their accounts online,
    ever. Both of these things are extremely annoying at times.

    I agree with the two posters above.




  4. #4
    PG
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    Re: Question for former Verizon users

    I completely agree, that is why I am probably switching to Cingular.
    Verizon in Wisconsin isn't the greatest and I have been having some problems
    lately. I am not basing my decision on perks at all, just curious on
    whether or not I will be getting things I am acustomed to and whether I
    might have some nice surprises. Coverage is definatley my number on
    priority.


    "Evan Platt" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I'd say COVERAGE should be your primary concern. What good is a perk
    > like having cinco a certain day as a holiday if your phone has no
    > coverage?
    > --
    > To reply, remove TheObvious from my e-mail address.
    >






  5. #5
    DonR
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    Re: Question for former Verizon users

    Cingular phones are better quality, better, sturdier build, which is also
    slightly larger. Coverage is a trade-off. Both have holes. Big negative for
    me is the fact that when using my phone as a modem for my notebook on
    cingular (which I do a lot in my job), data is an extra, expensive charge.
    With Verizon, data is minutes. Web site is useless most of the time for
    Cingular. The sim phonebook and the phone phonebook woth Cingular take some
    getting used to. But it makes it easier to switch off phones, if that is
    something you need to do.

    "PG" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:9b[email protected]
    > I am a current Verizon user thinking about switching to Cingular. I
    > was wondering if there are any benefits that you got as a Verizon
    > subscriber that you do not get with Cingular or benefits you get from
    > Cingular that you didn't get from Verizon. I am talking about things
    > that most people don't think about such as free holidays, checking
    > minutes used on the web, etc. Holidays are not a big deal, but I do
    > like to keep track of minutes used on the web. Any other things you
    > can think of feel free to add in. Thanks!!






  6. #6
    SneakerFreak
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    Re: Question for former Verizon users




    On 12/4/04 10:25 PM, in article
    [email protected], "PG" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > I am a current Verizon user thinking about switching to Cingular. I
    > was wondering if there are any benefits that you got as a Verizon
    > subscriber that you do not get with Cingular or benefits you get from
    > Cingular that you didn't get from Verizon. I am talking about things
    > that most people don't think about such as free holidays, checking
    > minutes used on the web, etc. Holidays are not a big deal, but I do
    > like to keep track of minutes used on the web. Any other things you
    > can think of feel free to add in. Thanks!!


    I switched from Verizon and got the best thing of all - phone service that
    is reliable!




  7. #7
    John Navas
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    Re: Question for former Verizon users

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.cingular - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <[email protected]> on Sun, 05 Dec 2004 09:23:59
    -0800, Evan Platt <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 4 Dec 2004 19:25:32 -0800, [email protected] (PG) wrote:
    >
    >>I am a current Verizon user thinking about switching to Cingular. I
    >>was wondering if there are any benefits that you got as a Verizon
    >>subscriber that you do not get with Cingular or benefits you get from
    >>Cingular that you didn't get from Verizon. I am talking about things
    >>that most people don't think about such as free holidays, checking
    >>minutes used on the web, etc. Holidays are not a big deal, but I do
    >>like to keep track of minutes used on the web. Any other things you
    >>can think of feel free to add in. Thanks!!

    >
    >I'd say COVERAGE should be your primary concern. What good is a perk
    >like having cinco a certain day as a holiday if your phone has no
    >coverage?


    Cingular now has probably the best overall coverage in the USA as a result of
    the merger.

    --
    Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
    John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>



  8. #8
    Jack Zwick
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    Re: Question for former Verizon users

    In article <[email protected]>,
    John Navas <[email protected]> wrote:

    > [POSTED TO alt.cellular.cingular - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]
    >
    > In <[email protected]> on Sun, 05 Dec 2004 09:23:59
    > -0800, Evan Platt <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >On 4 Dec 2004 19:25:32 -0800, [email protected] (PG) wrote:
    > >
    > >>I am a current Verizon user thinking about switching to Cingular. I
    > >>was wondering if there are any benefits that you got as a Verizon
    > >>subscriber that you do not get with Cingular or benefits you get from
    > >>Cingular that you didn't get from Verizon. I am talking about things
    > >>that most people don't think about such as free holidays, checking
    > >>minutes used on the web, etc. Holidays are not a big deal, but I do
    > >>like to keep track of minutes used on the web. Any other things you
    > >>can think of feel free to add in. Thanks!!

    > >
    > >I'd say COVERAGE should be your primary concern. What good is a perk
    > >like having cinco a certain day as a holiday if your phone has no
    > >coverage?

    >
    > Cingular now has probably the best overall coverage in the USA as a result of
    > the merger.


    Only if you have a phone that uses analog.



  9. #9
    John Navas
    Guest

    Re: Question for former Verizon users

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.cingular - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <[email protected]> on Tue, 07 Dec
    2004 13:30:33 GMT, Jack Zwick <[email protected]> wrote:

    >In article <[email protected]>,
    > John Navas <[email protected]> wrote:


    >> Cingular now has probably the best overall coverage in the USA as a result of
    >> the merger.


    >Only if you have a phone that uses analog.


    Actually with just GSM.

    Back to your corner, Chicken Little. ;-)

    --
    Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
    John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>



  10. #10
    Scott en Aztlán
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    Re: Question for former Verizon users

    On 4 Dec 2004 19:25:32 -0800, [email protected] (PG) wrote:

    >I am a current Verizon user thinking about switching to Cingular. I
    >was wondering if there are any benefits that you got as a Verizon
    >subscriber that you do not get with Cingular or benefits you get from
    >Cingular that you didn't get from Verizon.


    Benefit: I can use a Bluetooth phone with the Bluetooth hands-free lin
    in my car. VZW is starting to wake up and offer Bluetooth phones
    (well, A Bluetooth phone), but a year ago when I needed one VZW didn't
    have ANY.

    Benefit: In my experience, Cingular's customer service is better than
    VZW's.

    I notice NO difference in the coverage or my ability to make calls. I
    spend most of my time in SoCal, but trave to Arizona regularly. At my
    house in Tucson, my Cingular phones get better reception than my
    Verizon phones did.

    --
    Friends don't let friends shop at Best Buy *or* become Verizon customers.



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