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  1. #1
    Joe Gill
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    Sprint uses 1900mhz CDMA technology, which is fairly 'state of the art'
    NOW..

    HOWEVER, that cannot be said for all the other carriers out there.....

    As far as I know, (And I ask others with up-to-date specs to
    correct/repost!)

    I am not going to list them all, but I want to draw attention to a couple,
    that may be of interest!!

    Cingular - Cingular is 'in process' of upgrading their network from a
    mixture to GSM, so you must be careful of both the phone and the plan! Pick
    the wrong phone and you will have a 'paper weight' when your area is fully
    converted. A little detail not in the ads!

    ATT - ATT is beginning to roll out GSM. News story yesterday talked of a
    serious problem at the startup on Nov 1, delaying rollout! Same caveats as
    for Cingular!










    See More: Before You Switch - Check the Technology




  2. #2
    DSL GURU
    Guest

    Re: Before You Switch - Check the Technology

    Just some fake FUD. (Fear Uncertainty Doubt). There is zero that makes 1900MHz
    CDMA better.
    In some areas SprintPCS may have better coverage than a given competitor, and
    that could be a good reason to switch to SprintPCS.

    Many folks might say GSM is to be preferred as if you go overseas, you could
    use your phone in Europe as the rest of the world is pretty much standardizing
    on GSM. Then if you switch GSM phones, you just switch your SIM card. AT&T
    commercials claim GSM phones have better voice quality.

    The 1900 MHz CDMA of SprintPCS is at a distinct disadvange to the 900 MHZ of
    Verizon as the lower frequenct allows for better penetration of buildings.

    SO maybe if one is to switch Technology should be considered, but SprintPCS has
    no automatic advantage.



  3. #3
    Joe Gill
    Guest

    Re: Before You Switch - Check the Technology


    "DSL GURU" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]

    > Many folks might say GSM is to be preferred as if you go overseas, you

    could
    > use your phone in Europe as the rest of the world is pretty much

    standardizing
    > on GSM.


    You may want to look at the articles referenced in
    http://www.cdg.org/news/news_cdg_cdma.asp

    To me, Europe standardized on GSM, but the rest of the world is up for grabs
    including Mainland China where there are 8-10 million CDMA subscribers





  4. #4
    DSL GURU
    Guest

    Re: Before You Switch - Check the Technology

    > You may want to look at the articles referenced in
    > <A

    HREF="http://www.cdg.org/news/news_cdg_cdma.asp">http://www.cdg.org/news/n
    ews_cdg_cdma.asp</A>

    Somehow the CDMA Industry Trade Association may not be the most objective
    source of information on GSM.

    http://www.gsmworld.com/index.shtml


    might be better.



  5. #5
    Michael Arends
    Guest

    Re: Before You Switch - Check the Technology

    DSL GURU wrote:

    > The 1900 MHz CDMA of SprintPCS is at a distinct disadvange to the 900 MHZ of
    > Verizon as the lower frequenct allows for better penetration of buildings.


    Not in all cases. FWIW it may be the phone(s) But I've had more than a
    couple of phones on Sprint, and in my (and many others here) the Sprint
    phones work flawlessly, inside the worlds largest building. While
    Verizon phones (at least here) hardly work at all inside. again, FWIW
    YMMV..



  6. #6
    John R. Copeland
    Guest

    Re: Before You Switch - Check the Technology

    Joe:
    Cingular and ATT are switching to GSM, just so they'll be able
    to switch once again(!) when WCDMA becomes deployable.
    Foisting obsolescence onto customers once is bad enough.
    But twice? Seems like execrable planning to me.
    ---JRC---

    "Joe Gill" <[email protected]@prodigy.net> wrote in message =
    news:[email protected]
    > Sprint uses 1900mhz CDMA technology, which is fairly 'state of the =

    art'
    > NOW..
    >=20
    > HOWEVER, that cannot be said for all the other carriers out there.....
    >=20
    > As far as I know, (And I ask others with up-to-date specs to
    > correct/repost!)
    >=20
    > I am not going to list them all, but I want to draw attention to a =

    couple,
    > that may be of interest!!
    >=20
    > Cingular - Cingular is 'in process' of upgrading their network from a
    > mixture to GSM, so you must be careful of both the phone and the plan! =

    Pick
    > the wrong phone and you will have a 'paper weight' when your area is =

    fully
    > converted. A little detail not in the ads!
    >=20
    > ATT - ATT is beginning to roll out GSM. News story yesterday talked of =

    a
    > serious problem at the startup on Nov 1, delaying rollout! Same =

    caveats as
    > for Cingular!
    >




  7. #7
    John Richards
    Guest

    Re: Before You Switch - Check the Technology

    Michael Arends wrote:
    > DSL GURU wrote:
    >
    >> The 1900 MHz CDMA of SprintPCS is at a distinct disadvange to the 900 MHZ of
    >> Verizon as the lower frequenct allows for better penetration of buildings.

    >
    > Not in all cases. FWIW it may be the phone(s) But I've had more than a
    > couple of phones on Sprint, and in my (and many others here) the Sprint
    > phones work flawlessly, inside the worlds largest building. While
    > Verizon phones (at least here) hardly work at all inside. again, FWIW
    > YMMV..


    It depends mostly on how close you are to a tower. But all other things being
    equal, 900 MHz will penetrate buildings better than 1900 MHz.

    --
    John Richards





  8. #8
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Before You Switch - Check the Technology


    "John Richards" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Michael Arends wrote:
    > > DSL GURU wrote:
    > >
    > >> The 1900 MHz CDMA of SprintPCS is at a distinct disadvange to the 900

    MHZ of
    > >> Verizon as the lower frequenct allows for better penetration of

    buildings.
    > >
    > > Not in all cases. FWIW it may be the phone(s) But I've had more than a
    > > couple of phones on Sprint, and in my (and many others here) the Sprint
    > > phones work flawlessly, inside the worlds largest building. While
    > > Verizon phones (at least here) hardly work at all inside. again, FWIW
    > > YMMV..

    >
    > It depends mostly on how close you are to a tower. But all other things

    being
    > equal, 900 MHz will penetrate buildings better than 1900 MHz.
    >

    Just a point of order for any and all here. Verizon doesn't broadcast
    wireless on 900 MHz ... It's on 800 MHz ...

    Bob





  9. #9
    plane
    Guest

    Re: Before You Switch - Check the Technology

    Michael Arends <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > DSL GURU wrote:
    >
    > > The 1900 MHz CDMA of SprintPCS is at a distinct disadvange to the 900 MHZ of
    > > Verizon as the lower frequenct allows for better penetration of buildings.

    >
    > Not in all cases. FWIW it may be the phone(s) But I've had more than a
    > couple of phones on Sprint, and in my (and many others here) the Sprint
    > phones work flawlessly, inside the worlds largest building. While
    > Verizon phones (at least here) hardly work at all inside. again, FWIW
    > YMMV..


    I use sprint too, but I am looking for that building in which sprint
    works better than verizon 800 mh, at least the majority of the time.
    <grin>



  10. #10
    David G. Imber
    Guest

    Re: Before You Switch - Check the Technology

    On Tue, 11 Nov 2003 17:47:45 GMT, Michael Arends
    <[email protected]> wrote:


    >Not in all cases. FWIW it may be the phone(s) But I've had more than a
    >couple of phones on Sprint, and in my (and many others here) the Sprint
    >phones work flawlessly, inside the worlds largest building.


    "worlds largest building"

    Do you mean the world's largest building (the Boeing fabrication
    plant - Seattle), the world's tallest building(s) - the Petronas Towers,
    Kuala Lampur, or the world's highest occupied office spaces - the Sears
    Tower, Chicago)?

    I'm guessing you're in Chicago.

    And while we're on the subject, out of curiosity, which phones? I
    have had trouble in the past with Nokias on both SPCS and AT&T on the 92
    floor of the John Hancock, but I understand SPCS has improved tremendously
    in Chicago.

    Thanks, DGI






  11. #11
    Michael Arends
    Guest

    Re: Before You Switch - Check the Technology

    Bob Smith wrote:
    >
    > "John Richards" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Michael Arends wrote:
    > > > DSL GURU wrote:
    > > >
    > > >> The 1900 MHz CDMA of SprintPCS is at a distinct disadvange to the 900

    > MHZ of
    > > >> Verizon as the lower frequenct allows for better penetration of

    > buildings.
    > > >
    > > > Not in all cases. FWIW it may be the phone(s) But I've had more than a
    > > > couple of phones on Sprint, and in my (and many others here) the Sprint
    > > > phones work flawlessly, inside the worlds largest building. While
    > > > Verizon phones (at least here) hardly work at all inside. again, FWIW
    > > > YMMV..

    > >
    > > It depends mostly on how close you are to a tower. But all other things

    > being
    > > equal, 900 MHz will penetrate buildings better than 1900 MHz.
    > >

    > Just a point of order for any and all here. Verizon doesn't broadcast
    > wireless on 900 MHz ... It's on 800 MHz ...
    >
    > Bob


    Thanks for the Info Bob. But,I think you mis-attributed that info to
    me. When it wasn't. Thats ok though.



  12. #12
    Michael Arends
    Guest

    Re: Before You Switch - Check the Technology

    plane wrote:
    >
    > Michael Arends <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > > DSL GURU wrote:
    > >
    > > > The 1900 MHz CDMA of SprintPCS is at a distinct disadvange to the 900 MHZ of
    > > > Verizon as the lower frequenct allows for better penetration of buildings.

    > >
    > > Not in all cases. FWIW it may be the phone(s) But I've had more than a
    > > couple of phones on Sprint, and in my (and many others here) the Sprint
    > > phones work flawlessly, inside the worlds largest building. While
    > > Verizon phones (at least here) hardly work at all inside. again, FWIW
    > > YMMV..

    >
    > I use sprint too, but I am looking for that building in which sprint
    > works better than verizon 800 mh, at least the majority of the time.
    > <grin>


    well, I'm definitely no expert. Just reporting personal experience, and
    that of my co-workers. For 'whatever' reason, Sprint works great inside
    our facility. Verizon, (and other providers, Not a dig at verizon)
    either don't work, or work very poorly.



  13. #13
    Michael Arends
    Guest

    Re: Before You Switch - Check the Technology

    "David G. Imber" wrote:
    >
    > On Tue, 11 Nov 2003 17:47:45 GMT, Michael Arends
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >Not in all cases. FWIW it may be the phone(s) But I've had more than a
    > >couple of phones on Sprint, and in my (and many others here) the Sprint
    > >phones work flawlessly, inside the worlds largest building.

    >
    > "worlds largest building"
    >
    > Do you mean the world's largest building (the Boeing fabrication
    > plant - Seattle), the world's tallest building(s) - the Petronas Towers,
    > Kuala Lampur, or the world's highest occupied office spaces - the Sears
    > Tower, Chicago)?
    >
    > I'm guessing you're in Chicago.
    >
    > And while we're on the subject, out of curiosity, which phones? I
    > have had trouble in the past with Nokias on both SPCS and AT&T on the 92
    > floor of the John Hancock, but I understand SPCS has improved tremendously
    > in Chicago.
    >
    > Thanks, DGI


    Not the Tallest, the Largest. So,the former not the later. Actually in
    Everett where the Big planes are built.



  14. #14
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Before You Switch - Check the Technology


    "Michael Arends" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Bob Smith wrote:
    > >
    > > "John Richards" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > Michael Arends wrote:
    > > > > DSL GURU wrote:
    > > > >
    > > > >> The 1900 MHz CDMA of SprintPCS is at a distinct disadvange to the

    900
    > > MHZ of
    > > > >> Verizon as the lower frequenct allows for better penetration of

    > > buildings.
    > > > >
    > > > > Not in all cases. FWIW it may be the phone(s) But I've had more than

    a
    > > > > couple of phones on Sprint, and in my (and many others here) the

    Sprint
    > > > > phones work flawlessly, inside the worlds largest building. While
    > > > > Verizon phones (at least here) hardly work at all inside. again,

    FWIW
    > > > > YMMV..
    > > >
    > > > It depends mostly on how close you are to a tower. But all other

    things
    > > being
    > > > equal, 900 MHz will penetrate buildings better than 1900 MHz.
    > > >

    > > Just a point of order for any and all here. Verizon doesn't broadcast
    > > wireless on 900 MHz ... It's on 800 MHz ...
    > >
    > > Bob

    >
    > Thanks for the Info Bob. But,I think you mis-attributed that info to
    > me. When it wasn't. Thats ok though.


    Well, it was going out to everyone who replied with the 900 MHz comment
    included above ... We all know who typed in 900 MHz originally though ...
    Mr. 26+ID himself ... Ole Phillipe.

    Bob





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