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  1. #1
    Rex wrote:
    >
    > Any thoughts on the above topic?
    >
    > I'm currently in the market for a new carrier, and rates seem to have gone
    > down. I guess carriers are trying to lock people in before the number
    > portability ruling goes into effect next month.
    >
    > Do you guys expect another price war after its implemented?
    >
    > Rex


    The carriers are always competing. The next "price wars" will
    be during the Christmas holidays, that's when they will battle
    for your business. I have had most of the carriers at one
    time or another .... and some aren't worth having.

    ATT: I have them currently - fair to good. (8pm non-prime plan)

    Cingular: Coverage wasn't that good; kept losing the signal

    NEXTEL: Problems at the switch (phone co.) and the phone didn't
    always ring. Direct connect worked very well.

    SPRINT-PCS: Probably the worst experience in my life!

    VERIZON: Never had service -- but I'm interested.

    VOICESTREAM: Who are they?

    (KM)



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    Re: How will phone number portability affect cell phone rates?

    Rex wrote:
    >
    > Any thoughts on the above topic?
    >
    > I'm currently in the market for a new carrier, and rates seem to have gone
    > down. I guess carriers are trying to lock people in before the number
    > portability ruling goes into effect next month.
    >
    > Do you guys expect another price war after its implemented?
    >
    > Rex


    The carriers are always competing. The next "price wars" will
    be during the Christmas holidays, that's when they will battle
    for your business. I have had most of the carriers at one
    time or another .... and some aren't worth having.

    ATT: I have them currently - fair to good. (8pm non-prime plan)

    Cingular: Coverage wasn't that good; kept losing the signal

    NEXTEL: Problems at the switch (phone co.) and the phone didn't
    always ring. Direct connect worked very well.

    SPRINT-PCS: Probably the worst experience in my life!

    VERIZON: Never had service -- but I'm interested.

    VOICESTREAM: Who are they?

    (KM)



  3. #3
    JRW
    Guest

    Re: How will phone number portability affect cell phone rates?

    [email protected] wrote:

    > Rex wrote:
    > VOICESTREAM: Who are they?


    Rebranded as T-Mobile
    http://www.voicestream.com/




  4. #4
    JRW
    Guest

    Re: How will phone number portability affect cell phone rates?

    [email protected] wrote:

    > Rex wrote:
    > VOICESTREAM: Who are they?


    Rebranded as T-Mobile
    http://www.voicestream.com/




  5. #5
    Steven M. Scharf
    Guest

    Re: How will phone number portability affect cell phone rates?

    <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Do you guys expect another price war after its implemented?
    >
    > Rex


    The projected losers in LNP will likely be in a price war to
    keep customers.

    The projected winners probably will avoid a price war, as
    it is not in their best interest.

    I think that a lot of subscribers have matured and that they no
    longer look only at price, since so many have been burned by
    the carriers with lousy coverage (at least this applies to me and
    many colleagues and relatives).

    I have two relatives waiting for November 24th to dump AT&T
    and move to Verizon, even though Verizon is more expensive.
    One is actually happy with AT&T TDMA, the other has no signal
    at all at her house in the East Bay (SF Bay Area), and they share
    a plan so both will switch.





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    Steven M. Scharf
    Guest

    Re: How will phone number portability affect cell phone rates?

    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]

    > Do you guys expect another price war after its implemented?
    >
    > Rex


    The projected losers in LNP will likely be in a price war to
    keep customers.

    The projected winners probably will avoid a price war, as
    it is not in their best interest.

    I think that a lot of subscribers have matured and that they no
    longer look only at price, since so many have been burned by
    the carriers with lousy coverage (at least this applies to me and
    many colleagues and relatives).

    I have two relatives waiting for November 24th to dump AT&T
    and move to Verizon, even though Verizon is more expensive.
    One is actually happy with AT&T TDMA, the other has no signal
    at all at her house in the East Bay (SF Bay Area), and they share
    a plan so both will switch.





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    Frank S
    Guest

    Re: How will phone number portability affect cell phone rates?

    > I think that a lot of subscribers have matured and that they no
    > longer look only at price, since so many have been burned by
    > the carriers with lousy coverage (at least this applies to me and
    > many colleagues and relatives).


    You know, it's funny, but I'll bet 99 percent of cell phone users overall,
    make 99 percent of their calls within their own metro city and hardly notice
    the lousy coverage of some carriers outside of a metro area.

    -Frank





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    Frank S
    Guest

    Re: How will phone number portability affect cell phone rates?

    > I think that a lot of subscribers have matured and that they no
    > longer look only at price, since so many have been burned by
    > the carriers with lousy coverage (at least this applies to me and
    > many colleagues and relatives).


    You know, it's funny, but I'll bet 99 percent of cell phone users overall,
    make 99 percent of their calls within their own metro city and hardly notice
    the lousy coverage of some carriers outside of a metro area.

    -Frank





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    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Guest

    Re: How will phone number portability affect cell phone rates?


    "Frank S" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > > I think that a lot of subscribers have matured and that they no
    > > longer look only at price, since so many have been burned by
    > > the carriers with lousy coverage (at least this applies to me and
    > > many colleagues and relatives).

    >
    > You know, it's funny, but I'll bet 99 percent of cell phone users overall,
    > make 99 percent of their calls within their own metro city and hardly

    notice
    > the lousy coverage of some carriers outside of a metro area.
    >
    > -Frank
    >
    >


    You just described T-Mobile's business model.

    Tom Veldhouse





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    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Guest

    Re: How will phone number portability affect cell phone rates?


    "Frank S" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > > I think that a lot of subscribers have matured and that they no
    > > longer look only at price, since so many have been burned by
    > > the carriers with lousy coverage (at least this applies to me and
    > > many colleagues and relatives).

    >
    > You know, it's funny, but I'll bet 99 percent of cell phone users overall,
    > make 99 percent of their calls within their own metro city and hardly

    notice
    > the lousy coverage of some carriers outside of a metro area.
    >
    > -Frank
    >
    >


    You just described T-Mobile's business model.

    Tom Veldhouse





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    Steven M. Scharf
    Guest

    Re: How will phone number portability affect cell phone rates?

    "Frank S" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > > I think that a lot of subscribers have matured and that they no
    > > longer look only at price, since so many have been burned by
    > > the carriers with lousy coverage (at least this applies to me and
    > > many colleagues and relatives).

    >
    > You know, it's funny, but I'll bet 99 percent of cell phone users overall,
    > make 99 percent of their calls within their own metro city and hardly

    notice
    > the lousy coverage of some carriers outside of a metro area.


    Perhaps, but in large metro areas coverage is inconsistent throughout
    the area, and people do travel throughout the area. I.e. in my area,
    Verizon and AT&T TDMA have the best coverage by far, Cingular,
    T-Mobile, Sprint, Nextel, and AT&T GSM, the worst. But in each
    case you could find a location in the metro area where even the
    carriers with the worst coverage are okay, and you can find areas
    that the best carriers don't cover. I have only found one place
    where my Verizon phone can't at least get an analog signal--
    the East Palo Alto Ikea.





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    Steven M. Scharf
    Guest

    Re: How will phone number portability affect cell phone rates?

    "Frank S" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > > I think that a lot of subscribers have matured and that they no
    > > longer look only at price, since so many have been burned by
    > > the carriers with lousy coverage (at least this applies to me and
    > > many colleagues and relatives).

    >
    > You know, it's funny, but I'll bet 99 percent of cell phone users overall,
    > make 99 percent of their calls within their own metro city and hardly

    notice
    > the lousy coverage of some carriers outside of a metro area.


    Perhaps, but in large metro areas coverage is inconsistent throughout
    the area, and people do travel throughout the area. I.e. in my area,
    Verizon and AT&T TDMA have the best coverage by far, Cingular,
    T-Mobile, Sprint, Nextel, and AT&T GSM, the worst. But in each
    case you could find a location in the metro area where even the
    carriers with the worst coverage are okay, and you can find areas
    that the best carriers don't cover. I have only found one place
    where my Verizon phone can't at least get an analog signal--
    the East Palo Alto Ikea.





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    Steven M. Scharf
    Guest

    Re: How will phone number portability affect cell phone rates?

    "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:3f9d2dfd$0$75886
    >
    > You just described T-Mobile's business model.


    Where I live, T-Mobile has lousy service inside the metro area too. They
    are piggybacking on Cingular's GSM network, and Cingular also has poor
    coverage of course.





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    Steven M. Scharf
    Guest

    Re: How will phone number portability affect cell phone rates?

    "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:3f9d2dfd$0$75886
    >
    > You just described T-Mobile's business model.


    Where I live, T-Mobile has lousy service inside the metro area too. They
    are piggybacking on Cingular's GSM network, and Cingular also has poor
    coverage of course.





  15. #15
    Group Special Mobile
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    Re: How will phone number portability affect cell phone rates?

    On Sun, 26 Oct 2003 17:37:04 -0500, [email protected] wrote:

    >The carriers are always competing. The next "price wars" will
    >be during the Christmas holidays, that's when they will battle
    >for your business. I have had most of the carriers at one
    >time or another .... and some aren't worth having.
    >
    >ATT: I have them currently - fair to good. (8pm non-prime plan)
    >
    >Cingular: Coverage wasn't that good; kept losing the signal
    >
    >NEXTEL: Problems at the switch (phone co.) and the phone didn't
    >always ring. Direct connect worked very well.
    >
    >SPRINT-PCS: Probably the worst experience in my life!
    >
    >VERIZON: Never had service -- but I'm interested.
    >
    >VOICESTREAM: Who are they?


    If you've had them all why are you asking who they are? VoiceStream
    doesn't exist anymore anyway. You really need to keep up.

    And you do realize that your opinion is valuable to someone. You just
    need to find out who that someone is.

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