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  1. #1
    Well, I wanted to update people on my Cingular experience after
    switching from Verizon in Chicago. The switch and phone number transfer
    were fairly painless. However, I have noticed that voice quality and
    signal strength is worse in Chicago than Verizon. Get a lot of calls
    that impossible to understand. I live in a high rise (30th floor) which
    may be part of the problem.

    I got my mum a Nokia 6230 from Amazon, and a RAZR from a cingular store
    for myself: the RAZR is a slickster phone, no question. We are on a
    family share plan. The volume on the RAZR could be a little louder
    perhaps, but it is not bad. I suspect the Nokia will have better
    reception though I didn't get much of a chance to compare. The lady at
    the Cingular store gave me a number at Motorola to call about unlocking
    the phone - we'll see if it's possible. So far, Cingular is tolerable
    though I would be happier with better signal strength and fewer dropped
    calls (there have been quite a few so far while I had almost none with
    Verizon). What caused me to switch is discussed in many earlier threads
    but I really wanted a GSM phone for travel. Thanks to all the people
    who educated me about GSM phones.

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  2. #2

    Re: Cingular Chicago Comments

    Thank you, that was a nice update verizon & cingular. As we represent both
    carriers, it is nice to see someone not rant, but offer some first hand
    experience. Thanks dr.
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    <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Well, I wanted to update people on my Cingular experience after
    > switching from Verizon in Chicago. The switch and phone number transfer
    > were fairly painless. However, I have noticed that voice quality and
    > signal strength is worse in Chicago than Verizon. Get a lot of calls
    > that impossible to understand. I live in a high rise (30th floor) which
    > may be part of the problem.
    >
    > I got my mum a Nokia 6230 from Amazon, and a RAZR from a cingular store
    > for myself: the RAZR is a slickster phone, no question. We are on a
    > family share plan. The volume on the RAZR could be a little louder
    > perhaps, but it is not bad. I suspect the Nokia will have better
    > reception though I didn't get much of a chance to compare. The lady at
    > the Cingular store gave me a number at Motorola to call about unlocking
    > the phone - we'll see if it's possible. So far, Cingular is tolerable
    > though I would be happier with better signal strength and fewer dropped
    > calls (there have been quite a few so far while I had almost none with
    > Verizon). What caused me to switch is discussed in many earlier threads
    > but I really wanted a GSM phone for travel. Thanks to all the people
    > who educated me about GSM phones.
    >
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    >






  3. #3
    Steve
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    Re: Cingular Chicago Comments

    The lady at Cingular gave you a load of crap about unlocking the phone from
    Motorola. The operators like Cingular put the lock code command into their
    FLEX file. They demand the phone be locked at time of manufacture. And the
    operators get the lock codes for every phone they buy.

    Motorola will not give out to consumers since they cannot validate your
    account. Otherwise that would defeat what the operators want, you hostage to
    them. Only the network operator can give you the lock code unless you pay
    some third party who advertises such services.

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    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Well, I wanted to update people on my Cingular experience after
    > switching from Verizon in Chicago. The switch and phone number transfer
    > were fairly painless. However, I have noticed that voice quality and
    > signal strength is worse in Chicago than Verizon. Get a lot of calls
    > that impossible to understand. I live in a high rise (30th floor) which
    > may be part of the problem.
    >
    > I got my mum a Nokia 6230 from Amazon, and a RAZR from a cingular store
    > for myself: the RAZR is a slickster phone, no question. We are on a
    > family share plan. The volume on the RAZR could be a little louder
    > perhaps, but it is not bad. I suspect the Nokia will have better
    > reception though I didn't get much of a chance to compare. The lady at
    > the Cingular store gave me a number at Motorola to call about unlocking
    > the phone - we'll see if it's possible. So far, Cingular is tolerable
    > though I would be happier with better signal strength and fewer dropped
    > calls (there have been quite a few so far while I had almost none with
    > Verizon). What caused me to switch is discussed in many earlier threads
    > but I really wanted a GSM phone for travel. Thanks to all the people
    > who educated me about GSM phones.
    >
    > Wiggling
    >






  4. #4

    Re: Cingular Chicago Comments

    You are correct. I called CS at Cingular and they said they can't give
    me the subsidy code over the phone but they can give it to me at the
    store (so they claim) where they can confirm my identity.

    I called the lady I bought the phone from and left a message. I need
    the phone unlocked before I leave for Europe next week.

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