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  1. #1
    Dan Parks
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    How does Cingular GAIT coverage compare to Sprint coverage using a
    dual/tri-band phone?

    I've been happy with Cingular GAIT service, using a Nokia 6340i. Due
    to work reasons, I'm considering a switch to Sprint service. I know
    Sprint offers analog roaming (with a compatible phone).

    How do these two types of service compare?

    Thanks for your thoughts.

    --
    Regards,
    Dan Parks



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  2. #2
    Chris Russell
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    Re: Comparing Sprint PCS vs. GAIT Service ...

    I had both the GAIT plan and SPCS F & C America plan. Dropped Cingular due
    to the poor voice quality (echoes, low volume, noises) on 850 mhz transition
    GSM systems. Have better coverage nationwide with the $5/mo America option
    on the SPCS Free & Clear plan. No problems, much of the roaming is on
    digital (Verizon, others)-much happier with just SPCS (and I travel all over
    the country in an 18 wheeler).

    Chris

    "Dan Parks" <unlisted> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > How does Cingular GAIT coverage compare to Sprint coverage using a
    > dual/tri-band phone?
    >
    > I've been happy with Cingular GAIT service, using a Nokia 6340i. Due
    > to work reasons, I'm considering a switch to Sprint service. I know
    > Sprint offers analog roaming (with a compatible phone).
    >
    > How do these two types of service compare?
    >
    > Thanks for your thoughts.
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    > Dan Parks
    >






  3. #3
    bamp
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    Re: Comparing Sprint PCS vs. GAIT Service ...


    "Chris Russell" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    I had both the GAIT plan and SPCS F & C America plan. Dropped Cingular due
    to the poor voice quality (echoes, low volume, noises) on 850 mhz transition
    GSM systems. Have better coverage nationwide with the $5/mo America option
    on the SPCS Free & Clear plan. No problems, much of the roaming is on
    digital (Verizon, others)-much happier with just SPCS (and I travel all over
    the country in an 18 wheeler).

    Chris

    Mainly on Interstates??

    If you get off the Interstate in AR, you're SOL with Sprint.

    bamp



    "Dan Parks" <unlisted> wrote in message
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    > How does Cingular GAIT coverage compare to Sprint coverage using a
    > dual/tri-band phone?
    >
    > I've been happy with Cingular GAIT service, using a Nokia 6340i. Due
    > to work reasons, I'm considering a switch to Sprint service. I know
    > Sprint offers analog roaming (with a compatible phone).
    >
    > How do these two types of service compare?
    >
    > Thanks for your thoughts.
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    > Dan Parks
    >







  4. #4
    Central
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    Re: Comparing Sprint PCS vs. GAIT Service ...

    On Mon, 27 Sep 2004 15:32:26 -0500, bamp wrote:

    >> How does Cingular GAIT coverage compare to Sprint coverage using a
    >> dual/tri-band phone?
    >>
    >> I've been happy with Cingular GAIT service, using a Nokia 6340i. Due
    >> to work reasons, I'm considering a switch to Sprint service. I know
    >> Sprint offers analog roaming (with a compatible phone).
    >>
    >> How do these two types of service compare?
    >>
    >> Thanks for your thoughts.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Regards,
    >> Dan Parks
    >>


    Well I have gotten off the interstate in AR and even tho I only had
    digital sprintpcs signal 5-10miles from the interstate I was able to roam
    without problem. The main problem I had in AR was the rolling valleys
    where at the height of them I could just barely lock onto a sprintpcs
    digital signal. Not to mention the little pockets in AR where you would
    come across 30 population towns that time has forgotten but I still was
    able to use my sprintpcs phone.



  5. #5
    bamp
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    Re: Comparing Sprint PCS vs. GAIT Service ...


    "Central" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    > On Mon, 27 Sep 2004 15:32:26 -0500, bamp wrote:
    >
    >>> How does Cingular GAIT coverage compare to Sprint coverage using a
    >>> dual/tri-band phone?
    >>>
    >>> I've been happy with Cingular GAIT service, using a Nokia 6340i. Due
    >>> to work reasons, I'm considering a switch to Sprint service. I know
    >>> Sprint offers analog roaming (with a compatible phone).
    >>>
    >>> How do these two types of service compare?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks for your thoughts.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Regards,
    >>> Dan Parks
    >>>

    >
    > Well I have gotten off the interstate in AR and even tho I only had
    > digital sprintpcs signal 5-10miles from the interstate I was able to roam
    > without problem. The main problem I had in AR was the rolling valleys
    > where at the height of them I could just barely lock onto a sprintpcs
    > digital signal. Not to mention the little pockets in AR where you would
    > come across 30 population towns that time has forgotten but I still was
    > able to use my sprintpcs phone.


    Time ain't plum forgot us, I've got a neighbor just down the road, got a
    brand new TV. Now we've got something to do on Saturday nights, other than
    go out with our cousins. I heard they've even got color TV in Little Rock!!
    Can't wait till we get it out here.

    bamp





  6. #6
    Central
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    Re: Comparing Sprint PCS vs. GAIT Service ...

    On Mon, 27 Sep 2004 20:19:21 +0000, Chris Russell wrote:

    > I had both the GAIT plan and SPCS F & C America plan. Dropped Cingular due
    > to the poor voice quality (echoes, low volume, noises) on 850 mhz transition
    > GSM systems. Have better coverage nationwide with the $5/mo America option
    > on the SPCS Free & Clear plan. No problems, much of the roaming is on
    > digital (Verizon, others)-much happier with just SPCS (and I travel all over
    > the country in an 18 wheeler).
    >
    > Chris
    >
    > "Dan Parks" <unlisted> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]


    I just want to add that I have traveled most of the south east via
    interstates with sprintpcs and I must say I am impressed by how long I can
    hold a vision data connection between cities/states. There were a few
    places which oddly enough I could get sprintpcs cell service but not data
    but that happened only once in a small section of northern Louisiana. If
    you travel sprintpcs call hand offs works very well for both data and
    voice.



  7. #7
    Central
    Guest

    Re: Comparing Sprint PCS vs. GAIT Service ...

    On Mon, 27 Sep 2004 17:40:45 -0500, bamp wrote:

    >> able to use my sprintpcs phone.

    >
    > Time ain't plum forgot us, I've got a neighbor just down the road, got a
    > brand new TV. Now we've got something to do on Saturday nights, other than
    > go out with our cousins. I heard they've even got color TV in Little Rock!!
    > Can't wait till we get it out here.
    >
    > bamp


    Well I don't confuse "time forgot" with dating cousins and uneducated
    redneck myths. Simple put there are alot of very very small towns that are
    just a town, a church, and maybe a general store of some kind. Good
    places just not where you expect to find the best cell/pcs service.



  8. #8
    bamp
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    Re: Comparing Sprint PCS vs. GAIT Service ...


    "Central" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    > On Mon, 27 Sep 2004 17:40:45 -0500, bamp wrote:
    >
    >>> able to use my sprintpcs phone.

    >>
    >> Time ain't plum forgot us, I've got a neighbor just down the road, got a
    >> brand new TV. Now we've got something to do on Saturday nights, other
    >> than
    >> go out with our cousins. I heard they've even got color TV in Little
    >> Rock!!
    >> Can't wait till we get it out here.
    >>
    >> bamp

    >
    > Well I don't confuse "time forgot" with dating cousins and uneducated
    > redneck myths. Simple put there are alot of very very small towns that are
    > just a town, a church, and maybe a general store of some kind. Good
    > places just not where you expect to find the best cell/pcs service.


    Along the Interstate system.

    bamp





  9. #9
    bamp
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    Re: Comparing Sprint PCS vs. GAIT Service ...


    "bamp" <bampatcenturyteldotnet> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Central" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news[email protected]
    >> On Mon, 27 Sep 2004 17:40:45 -0500, bamp wrote:
    >>
    >>>> able to use my sprintpcs phone.
    >>>
    >>> Time ain't plum forgot us, I've got a neighbor just down the road, got a
    >>> brand new TV. Now we've got something to do on Saturday nights, other
    >>> than
    >>> go out with our cousins. I heard they've even got color TV in Little
    >>> Rock!!
    >>> Can't wait till we get it out here.
    >>>
    >>> bamp

    >>
    >> Well I don't confuse "time forgot" with dating cousins and uneducated
    >> redneck myths. Simple put there are alot of very very small towns that
    >> are
    >> just a town, a church, and maybe a general store of some kind. Good
    >> places just not where you expect to find the best cell/pcs service.

    >
    > Along the Interstate system.
    >
    > bamp


    Here's Sprint's coverage map of AR.

    http://www1.sprintpcs.com/explore/co...=1096382838481

    bamp





  10. #10
    bamp
    Guest

    Re: Comparing Sprint PCS vs. GAIT Service ...


    "bamp" <bampatcenturyteldotnet> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "bamp" <bampatcenturyteldotnet> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >>
    >> "Central" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news[email protected]
    >>> On Mon, 27 Sep 2004 17:40:45 -0500, bamp wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>> able to use my sprintpcs phone.
    >>>>
    >>>> Time ain't plum forgot us, I've got a neighbor just down the road, got
    >>>> a
    >>>> brand new TV. Now we've got something to do on Saturday nights, other
    >>>> than
    >>>> go out with our cousins. I heard they've even got color TV in Little
    >>>> Rock!!
    >>>> Can't wait till we get it out here.
    >>>>
    >>>> bamp
    >>>
    >>> Well I don't confuse "time forgot" with dating cousins and uneducated
    >>> redneck myths. Simple put there are alot of very very small towns that
    >>> are
    >>> just a town, a church, and maybe a general store of some kind. Good
    >>> places just not where you expect to find the best cell/pcs service.

    >>
    >> Along the Interstate system.
    >>
    >> bamp

    >
    > Here's Sprint's coverage map of AR.
    >
    > http://www1.sprintpcs.com/explore/co...=1096382838481
    >
    > bamp


    That link didn't work, but you can get the map from there.

    bamp





  11. #11
    Frank Harris
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    Re: Comparing Sprint PCS vs. GAIT Service ...

    Though Sprint's own Arkansas coverage is mainly along highways, their
    roaming coverage (the green background) covers most of the spaces in
    between and is included in the F&CA plans. I believe according to PRL
    10024, Sprint phones roam both digitally & analog on Alltel, (SID 208?)
    which does cover most of Arkansas, according to Alltel's map at
    http://www.alltel.com/estore/wireles...?zipCode=72201


    bamp wrote:

    > "Central" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news[email protected]
    >
    >>On Mon, 27 Sep 2004 17:40:45 -0500, bamp wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>>able to use my sprintpcs phone.

    Simple put there are alot of very very small towns that are
    >>just a town, a church, and maybe a general store of some kind. Good
    >>places just not where you expect to find the best cell/pcs service.

    >
    >
    > Along the Interstate system.
    >
    > bamp


    --
    Frank Harris in San Francisco with an A620



  12. #12
    Central
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    Re: Comparing Sprint PCS vs. GAIT Service ...

    On Tue, 28 Sep 2004 09:50:09 -0500, bamp wrote:

    >
    > "bamp" <bampatcenturyteldotnet> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    > Here's Sprint's coverage map of AR.
    >

    <link removed>
    >
    > bamp


    Keeping in mind with F&CA, which I do have on my plan, I was able to roam
    without problem in AR like that map shows. Well the maps I found for AR
    from that link. The only real problems I had were deep valleys where I got
    little or no signal but that is just a problem of line to site from cell
    to tower. As shocking as it may seem some people do have reason to wander
    from the interstate in AR



  13. #13
    bamp
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    Re: Comparing Sprint PCS vs. GAIT Service ...


    "Frank Harris" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Though Sprint's own Arkansas coverage is mainly along highways, their
    > roaming coverage (the green background) covers most of the spaces in
    > between and is included in the F&CA plans. I believe according to PRL
    > 10024, Sprint phones roam both digitally & analog on Alltel, (SID 208?)
    > which does cover most of Arkansas, according to Alltel's map at
    > http://www.alltel.com/estore/wireles...?zipCode=72201
    >
    >
    > bamp wrote:
    >
    >> "Central" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news[email protected]
    >>

    > --
    > Frank Harris in San Francisco with an A620


    I stand corrected, sorry.

    bamp





  14. #14
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Comparing Sprint PCS vs. GAIT Service ...


    "bamp" <bampatcenturyteldotnet> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Frank Harris" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Though Sprint's own Arkansas coverage is mainly along highways, their
    > > roaming coverage (the green background) covers most of the spaces in
    > > between and is included in the F&CA plans. I believe according to PRL
    > > 10024, Sprint phones roam both digitally & analog on Alltel, (SID 208?)
    > > which does cover most of Arkansas, according to Alltel's map at
    > >

    http://www.alltel.com/estore/wireles...?zipCode=72201
    > >
    > >
    > > bamp wrote:
    > >
    > >> "Central" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >> news[email protected]
    > >>

    > > --
    > > Frank Harris in San Francisco with an A620

    >
    > I stand corrected, sorry.
    >
    > bamp


    Ya know, you folks in Arkansas should start learning how to type while
    sitting down. I think you will find it more comfortable ... .

    Bob





  15. #15
    bamp
    Guest

    Re: Comparing Sprint PCS vs. GAIT Service ...


    "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "bamp" <bampatcenturyteldotnet> wrote in message
    > news:q[email protected]
    >>
    >> "Frank Harris" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >> > Though Sprint's own Arkansas coverage is mainly along highways, their
    >> > roaming coverage (the green background) covers most of the spaces in
    >> > between and is included in the F&CA plans. I believe according to PRL
    >> > 10024, Sprint phones roam both digitally & analog on Alltel, (SID 208?)
    >> > which does cover most of Arkansas, according to Alltel's map at
    >> >

    > http://www.alltel.com/estore/wireles...?zipCode=72201
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > bamp wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> "Central" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> >> news[email protected]
    >> >>
    >> > --
    >> > Frank Harris in San Francisco with an A620

    >>
    >> I stand corrected, sorry.
    >>
    >> bamp

    >
    > Ya know, you folks in Arkansas should start learning how to type while
    > sitting down. I think you will find it more comfortable ... .
    >
    > Bob
    >

    I've tried that, but I've found I can scratch my bare feet on the gravel
    better by standing on them. Hope to get some shoes soon, then maybe i can
    sit & type.
    :-(
    bamp





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