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  1. #1
    Scott
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    I currently have service through Cingular and was considering switching
    companies. Can anyone provide comments on Sprint's service in the Southeast
    and especially Mississippi. I would go with Verizon, but their wonderful
    coverage doesn't include even the capital of Mississippi. How can you have a
    national network and not even cover all the state capitals?

    Anyway, I posted a similar message in the AT&T group because I am trying to
    determine the best service in my area. The services I have considered
    include

    SprintPCS
    AT&T Wireless
    T-Mobile
    Nextel

    How does Sprint stack up to the others? Should I just stay with Cingular?

    Thanks,

    Scott





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  2. #2
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Coverage in Southeast


    "Scott" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I currently have service through Cingular and was considering switching
    > companies. Can anyone provide comments on Sprint's service in the

    Southeast
    > and especially Mississippi. I would go with Verizon, but their wonderful
    > coverage doesn't include even the capital of Mississippi. How can you have

    a
    > national network and not even cover all the state capitals?
    >
    > Anyway, I posted a similar message in the AT&T group because I am trying

    to
    > determine the best service in my area. The services I have considered
    > include
    >
    > SprintPCS
    > AT&T Wireless
    > T-Mobile
    > Nextel
    >
    > How does Sprint stack up to the others? Should I just stay with Cingular?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Scott


    First off Scott, we need to send you back to Geography 101. Mississippi
    is not in the Southeast. NC, SC, GA, & FL are Southeast ... Mississippi is
    just in the South ...

    As to your question though, it depends on where you will be be in MS, and
    you can check out SPCS's coverage maps for that. Depending on where you are
    based out of, i.e.: where your billing address is, if you are in a SPCS
    corporate coverage area, you can add on the F&CA (Free & Clear America)
    option - $5/mo., which allows 50% of the calls made during a billing cycle
    for roaming, and includes LD as well.

    Bob





  3. #3
    Robert M.
    Guest

    Re: Coverage in Southeast

    In article <[email protected]>, "Scott" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > I currently have service through Cingular and was considering switching
    > companies. Can anyone provide comments on Sprint's service in the Southeast
    > and especially Mississippi. I would go with Verizon, but their wonderful
    > coverage doesn't include even the capital of Mississippi. How can you have a
    > national network and not even cover all the state capitals?


    You mean like Sprint PCS not covering Montana?



  4. #4
    Scott
    Guest

    Re: Coverage in Southeast

    "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Scott" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > I currently have service through Cingular and was considering switching
    > > companies. Can anyone provide comments on Sprint's service in the

    > Southeast
    > > and especially Mississippi. I would go with Verizon, but their wonderful
    > > coverage doesn't include even the capital of Mississippi. How can you

    have
    > a
    > > national network and not even cover all the state capitals?
    > >
    > > Anyway, I posted a similar message in the AT&T group because I am trying

    > to
    > > determine the best service in my area. The services I have considered
    > > include
    > >
    > > SprintPCS
    > > AT&T Wireless
    > > T-Mobile
    > > Nextel
    > >
    > > How does Sprint stack up to the others? Should I just stay with

    Cingular?
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > >
    > > Scott

    >
    > First off Scott, we need to send you back to Geography 101. Mississippi
    > is not in the Southeast. NC, SC, GA, & FL are Southeast ... Mississippi is
    > just in the South ...


    That's funny because the USGS seems to disagree with you...

    http://geology.er.usgs.gov/states/southeast.html

    I've never really been too particular about it and just considered most
    states east of the Mississippi River to be Southeast...

    >
    > As to your question though, it depends on where you will be be in MS, and
    > you can check out SPCS's coverage maps for that. Depending on where you

    are
    > based out of, i.e.: where your billing address is, if you are in a SPCS
    > corporate coverage area, you can add on the F&CA (Free & Clear America)
    > option - $5/mo., which allows 50% of the calls made during a billing cycle
    > for roaming, and includes LD as well.


    Thanks for the info...

    >
    > Bob
    >
    >






  5. #5
    Scott
    Guest

    Re: Coverage in Southeast

    Something like that... I've actually been to Montana and don't think that
    many of the moose will ever need phones, but I'm sure that people in the
    capitol would appreciate having service... I actually left my phone at home
    when I went to Montana several years ago because I didn't even anticipate
    service in the western part of the state. Shouldn't the major cities be a
    priority before trying to get service out in the swamps and deserts as they
    show on the Verizon commercials?


    "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>, "Scott" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > > I currently have service through Cingular and was considering switching
    > > companies. Can anyone provide comments on Sprint's service in the

    Southeast
    > > and especially Mississippi. I would go with Verizon, but their wonderful
    > > coverage doesn't include even the capital of Mississippi. How can you

    have a
    > > national network and not even cover all the state capitals?

    >
    > You mean like Sprint PCS not covering Montana?






  6. #6
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Coverage in Southeast


    "Scott" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > > First off Scott, we need to send you back to Geography 101.

    Mississippi
    > > is not in the Southeast. NC, SC, GA, & FL are Southeast ... Mississippi

    is
    > > just in the South ...

    >
    > That's funny because the USGS seems to disagree with you...
    >
    > http://geology.er.usgs.gov/states/southeast.html
    >
    > I've never really been too particular about it and just considered most
    > states east of the Mississippi River to be Southeast...


    I stand ... err ... sit corrected .

    Bob





  7. #7
    Steven J Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Coverage in Southeast

    Robert M. <[email protected]> wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>, "Scott" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> I currently have service through Cingular and was considering switching
    >> companies. Can anyone provide comments on Sprint's service in the Southeast
    >> and especially Mississippi. I would go with Verizon, but their wonderful
    >> coverage doesn't include even the capital of Mississippi. How can you have a
    >> national network and not even cover all the state capitals?

    >
    > You mean like Sprint PCS not covering Montana?


    Verizon doesn't have any coverage in Oklahoma or Arkansas, including
    the state capitals there. I forget who the roaming partner is in Oklahoma,
    but the roaming partner in Arkansas is Alltel. And in the capital of Arkansas,
    a city that *just happens to be home to Alltel's corporate HQ*, Verizon's
    integration with Alltel sucks huge wet hairy donkey nads - almost none of
    the features I was used to on Verizon worked on Alltel when I drove through
    Little Rock last year on the way out here to California. (Don't know whether
    VZW and Alltel just didn't have their act together or whether none of the
    features worked for Alltel's local customers either, but having been a
    customer of Alltel in the past and having had decent experiences, my guess is
    that it is the former and not the latter.)

    The usage of the term "nationwide" to describe coverage for most US cellular
    carriers is misleading. This includes both Sprint AND Verizon. I wish they
    wouldn't, but everyone does anyhow. Generally, "nationwide" coverage includes
    all of the coverage on the carrier's native networks PLUS whatever roaming
    coverage is required to fill the gaps, and with most nationwide plans offering
    free roaming that's no longer a big deal; but with a carrier like Sprint that
    seems to discourage roaming, I don't know how well that description would
    work.

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  8. #8
    Jerome Zelinske
    Guest

    Re: Coverage in Southeast

    Well, I live in a state east of the Mississippi River and have
    never considered Wisconsin to be in the South East. LOL
    However, if the 48 contiguous states are divided into four roughly
    equal quarters by a line of longitude and a line of latitude MS would be
    in the South East.


    Scott wrote:
    > "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>"Scott" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected]
    >>
    >>>I currently have service through Cingular and was considering switching
    >>>companies. Can anyone provide comments on Sprint's service in the

    >>
    >>Southeast
    >>
    >>>and especially Mississippi. I would go with Verizon, but their wonderful
    >>>coverage doesn't include even the capital of Mississippi. How can you

    >
    > have
    >
    >>a
    >>
    >>>national network and not even cover all the state capitals?
    >>>
    >>>Anyway, I posted a similar message in the AT&T group because I am trying

    >>
    >>to
    >>
    >>>determine the best service in my area. The services I have considered
    >>>include
    >>>
    >>>SprintPCS
    >>>AT&T Wireless
    >>>T-Mobile
    >>>Nextel
    >>>
    >>>How does Sprint stack up to the others? Should I just stay with

    >
    > Cingular?
    >
    >>>Thanks,
    >>>
    >>>Scott

    >>
    >>First off Scott, we need to send you back to Geography 101. Mississippi
    >>is not in the Southeast. NC, SC, GA, & FL are Southeast ... Mississippi is
    >>just in the South ...

    >
    >
    > That's funny because the USGS seems to disagree with you...
    >
    > http://geology.er.usgs.gov/states/southeast.html
    >
    > I've never really been too particular about it and just considered most
    > states east of the Mississippi River to be Southeast...
    >
    >
    >>As to your question though, it depends on where you will be be in MS, and
    >>you can check out SPCS's coverage maps for that. Depending on where you

    >
    > are
    >
    >>based out of, i.e.: where your billing address is, if you are in a SPCS
    >>corporate coverage area, you can add on the F&CA (Free & Clear America)
    >>option - $5/mo., which allows 50% of the calls made during a billing cycle
    >>for roaming, and includes LD as well.

    >
    >
    > Thanks for the info...
    >
    >
    >>Bob
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    >





  9. #9
    John R. Copeland
    Guest

    Re: Coverage in Southeast

    Well, umm, yes. But if you did that, there'd be no "South" at all.
    And can't you just imagine the howls of protest that'd bring?
    ---JRC---

    "Jerome Zelinske" <[email protected]> wrote in message =
    news:[email protected]
    > Well, I live in a state east of the Mississippi River and have=20
    > never considered Wisconsin to be in the South East. LOL
    > However, if the 48 contiguous states are divided into four =

    roughly=20
    > equal quarters by a line of longitude and a line of latitude MS would =

    be=20
    > in the South East.
    >




  10. #10
    Frank Harris
    Guest

    Re: Coverage in Southeast

    Scott -

    Verizon can't just build out in any city they choose because they only
    have licenses for certain parts of certain states. Those are the places
    you see in green on their "enhanced services" maps. And those are the
    places you have to live to subscribe to their service. All the other
    red places on VZW's America's Choice maps are covered by roaming
    partners, such as Alltel and Sprint PCS and other smaller CDMA carriers.
    From the shape of it, I'd guess that Verizon's coverage in Jackson, MS
    is by Sprint PCS.

    Sprint PCS has licenses to cover nearly every square mile in the US, but
    as a PCS carrier (on 1900MHz) (as oppposed to a cellular carrier on
    800MHz), they're only required to cover a certain percentage of the
    population, not the area, so they've concentrated on populated areas,
    and they do cover all of the top 100, and most of the top 300 cities.

    For maps and reviews of coverage in the South and Southeast, see Stanley
    Cline's website at http://www.roamer1.org/wireless/ , or write to Stanley.

    You can see more maps of licensed coverage at www.wirelesswavelength.com

    --
    Frank Harris in San Francisco with an A620



  11. #11
    Scott
    Guest

    Re: Coverage in Southeast

    Well, when I referred to anything east of the Mississippi River I didn't
    mean north east. It had already been confirmed that Mississippi was in the
    south, therefore, I was only disputing whether or not it was considered to
    be east...


    "Jerome Zelinske" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Well, I live in a state east of the Mississippi River and have
    > never considered Wisconsin to be in the South East. LOL
    > However, if the 48 contiguous states are divided into four roughly
    > equal quarters by a line of longitude and a line of latitude MS would be
    > in the South East.
    >
    >
    > Scott wrote:
    > > "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > >>"Scott" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >>news:[email protected]
    > >>
    > >>>I currently have service through Cingular and was considering switching
    > >>>companies. Can anyone provide comments on Sprint's service in the
    > >>
    > >>Southeast
    > >>
    > >>>and especially Mississippi. I would go with Verizon, but their

    wonderful
    > >>>coverage doesn't include even the capital of Mississippi. How can you

    > >
    > > have
    > >
    > >>a
    > >>
    > >>>national network and not even cover all the state capitals?
    > >>>
    > >>>Anyway, I posted a similar message in the AT&T group because I am

    trying
    > >>
    > >>to
    > >>
    > >>>determine the best service in my area. The services I have considered
    > >>>include
    > >>>
    > >>>SprintPCS
    > >>>AT&T Wireless
    > >>>T-Mobile
    > >>>Nextel
    > >>>
    > >>>How does Sprint stack up to the others? Should I just stay with

    > >
    > > Cingular?
    > >
    > >>>Thanks,
    > >>>
    > >>>Scott
    > >>
    > >>First off Scott, we need to send you back to Geography 101.

    Mississippi
    > >>is not in the Southeast. NC, SC, GA, & FL are Southeast ... Mississippi

    is
    > >>just in the South ...

    > >
    > >
    > > That's funny because the USGS seems to disagree with you...
    > >
    > > http://geology.er.usgs.gov/states/southeast.html
    > >
    > > I've never really been too particular about it and just considered most
    > > states east of the Mississippi River to be Southeast...
    > >
    > >
    > >>As to your question though, it depends on where you will be be in MS,

    and
    > >>you can check out SPCS's coverage maps for that. Depending on where you

    > >
    > > are
    > >
    > >>based out of, i.e.: where your billing address is, if you are in a SPCS
    > >>corporate coverage area, you can add on the F&CA (Free & Clear America)
    > >>option - $5/mo., which allows 50% of the calls made during a billing

    cycle
    > >>for roaming, and includes LD as well.

    > >
    > >
    > > Thanks for the info...
    > >
    > >
    > >>Bob
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >
    > >

    >






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