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  1. #1
    X-Zone
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    Can I unlock my Sprint phone and then power-up to T-Mobile? My coverage at
    my house is pitiful, but I like my phone.





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  2. #2
    C C
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    Re: Sprint to T-Mobile, voila!!

    Can't be done. Sprint is CDMA and T-Mobile is GSM. Two different systems!

    "X-Zone" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Can I unlock my Sprint phone and then power-up to T-Mobile? My coverage at
    > my house is pitiful, but I like my phone.
    >






  3. #3
    Alan
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    Re: Sprint to T-Mobile, voila!!


    X-Zone wrote:
    > Can I unlock my Sprint phone and then power-up to T-Mobile? My coverage at
    > my house is pitiful, but I like my phone.


    If you happen to have a fancy phone that can swap chips, then possibly
    so.




  4. #4
    Joe Gill
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    Re: Sprint to T-Mobile, voila!!


    "X-Zone" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Can I unlock my Sprint phone and then power-up to T-Mobile? My coverage at
    > my house is pitiful, but I like my phone.
    >


    When I had bad 'coverage'... I changed phones.. from the Samsung line to
    SANYO..... never looked back....
    What a difference....
    At least in marginal signal areas..





  5. #5
    Alex Theodossis
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    Re: Sprint to T-Mobile, voila!!

    Sprint and T Mobile are on different networks; unless you get a CDMA/GSM
    phone you won't be able to switch back and forth between these two
    companies.

    Alex T.


    On 7/3/06 14:20, in article [email protected],
    "Joe Gill" <[email protected]@prodigy.net> wrote:

    >
    > "X-Zone" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> Can I unlock my Sprint phone and then power-up to T-Mobile? My coverage at
    >> my house is pitiful, but I like my phone.
    >>

    >
    > When I had bad 'coverage'... I changed phones.. from the Samsung line to
    > SANYO..... never looked back....
    > What a difference....
    > At least in marginal signal areas..
    >
    >





  6. #6
    Jerome Zelinske
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    Re: Sprint to T-Mobile, voila!!

    Only if the phone does both CDMA and gsm on USA frequencies. And I do
    not know of any such phones.



  7. #7
    DecaturTxCowboy
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    Re: Sprint to T-Mobile, voila!!

    Jerome Zelinske wrote:
    > Only if the phone does both CDMA and gsm on USA frequencies. And I
    > do not know of any such phones.


    The are forecasted to appear on the market in late 2007.



  8. #8
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: Sprint to T-Mobile, voila!!

    DecaturTxCowboy wrote:
    > Jerome Zelinske wrote:
    >> Only if the phone does both CDMA and gsm on USA frequencies. And
    >> I do not know of any such phones.

    >
    > The are forecasted to appear on the market in late 2007.


    Really? Interesting.

    In other news, Sprint and T-Mobile are part of a worldwide consortium that is
    supposed to come up with 4G mobile data standards. Also interesting. (Link
    will be provided if anyone wants one - I think I first saw the story on news.com)

    --
    Steve Sobol, Professional Geek ** Java/VB/VC/PHP/Perl ** Linux/*BSD/Windows
    Apple Valley, California PGP:0xE3AE35ED

    It's all fun and games until someone starts a bonfire in the living room.



  9. #9
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
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    Re: Sprint to T-Mobile, voila!!

    DecaturTxCowboy <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Jerome Zelinske wrote:
    >> Only if the phone does both CDMA and gsm on USA frequencies. And I
    >> do not know of any such phones.

    >
    > The are forecasted to appear on the market in late 2007.


    Sprint is about to release a CDMA/IDEN phone for use in America. Could be
    interesting. Personally, I am tired of all the areas that I need the antenna
    up on my phone to get good coverage (same for all phones, but I currently use
    a Sanyo 7400). I am strongly considering giving Verizon a call when my
    contract expires.

    --
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Key Fingerprint: 2DB9 813F F510 82C2 E1AE 34D0 D69D 1EDC D5EC AED1




  10. #10
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Sprint to T-Mobile, voila!!


    "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > DecaturTxCowboy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> Jerome Zelinske wrote:
    >>> Only if the phone does both CDMA and gsm on USA frequencies. And I
    >>> do not know of any such phones.

    >>
    >> The are forecasted to appear on the market in late 2007.

    >
    > Sprint is about to release a CDMA/IDEN phone for use in America. Could be
    > interesting. Personally, I am tired of all the areas that I need the
    > antenna
    > up on my phone to get good coverage (same for all phones, but I currently
    > use
    > a Sanyo 7400). I am strongly considering giving Verizon a call when my
    > contract expires.


    Well Tom, if you are going outside of SPCS's coverage area more times than
    not, it's a good idea to find a carrier who might be carrying service in
    those areas. Before switching though, I'd be questioning all the users of
    Verizon, or any other carrier as to how their signal fares and which
    particular model they are using, but of course ... you knew that .

    Bob





  11. #11
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
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    Re: Sprint to T-Mobile, voila!!

    Bob Smith <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > Well Tom, if you are going outside of SPCS's coverage area more times than
    > not, it's a good idea to find a carrier who might be carrying service in
    > those areas. Before switching though, I'd be questioning all the users of
    > Verizon, or any other carrier as to how their signal fares and which
    > particular model they are using, but of course ... you knew that .
    >


    The problem is ... that I am not. Many areas I work in and travel through
    everyday have one or zero bars of signal. Much of the time, I just get a
    voicemail indicator a little while later or my call will cut out until I raise
    the antenna. With my current client, if I go into a conference room, I will
    suddenly find myself roaming onto Verizon digital and I will have two to three
    bars of coverage and can make and receive calls at will ... without the
    antenna. Sprint just doesn't cover areas really well except in densely
    populated areas it seems [speaking of the Twin Cities metro]. Verizon seems
    to do a fine job. Now, if Sprint were to raise the margin on signal strength
    required before it searches for another carrier, I would be in good shape as I
    would roam onto Verizon where the signal is good and not have to stick with
    the shoddy signal I am getting from Sprint PCS Native. My previous client
    going back to June 2005 was even worse (Eden Prairie, MN ... in the Golden
    Triangle) and Verizon had a great coverage (seems it was four bars on a
    coworkers phone).

    So .. the reasons that I consider an alternative might be obvious. The
    problem is I still need analog roaming coverage as much of the arrowhead
    region of MN remains analog only and it is a favorite vacation spot of mine.

    --
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Key Fingerprint: 2DB9 813F F510 82C2 E1AE 34D0 D69D 1EDC D5EC AED1




  12. #12
    Mij Adyaw
    Guest

    Re: Sprint to T-Mobile, voila!!

    Keep in mind that Verizon phone tend to typically exagerate signal readings.
    Therefore, one bar of Sprint normally equaly two to three bars of Verizon.

    "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> DecaturTxCowboy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>> Jerome Zelinske wrote:
    >>>> Only if the phone does both CDMA and gsm on USA frequencies. And I
    >>>> do not know of any such phones.
    >>>
    >>> The are forecasted to appear on the market in late 2007.

    >>
    >> Sprint is about to release a CDMA/IDEN phone for use in America. Could
    >> be
    >> interesting. Personally, I am tired of all the areas that I need the
    >> antenna
    >> up on my phone to get good coverage (same for all phones, but I currently
    >> use
    >> a Sanyo 7400). I am strongly considering giving Verizon a call when my
    >> contract expires.

    >
    > Well Tom, if you are going outside of SPCS's coverage area more times than
    > not, it's a good idea to find a carrier who might be carrying service in
    > those areas. Before switching though, I'd be questioning all the users of
    > Verizon, or any other carrier as to how their signal fares and which
    > particular model they are using, but of course ... you knew that .
    >
    > Bob
    >






  13. #13
    Notan
    Guest

    Re: Sprint to T-Mobile, voila!!

    Mij Adyaw wrote:
    >
    > Keep in mind that Verizon phone tend to typically exagerate signal readings.
    > Therefore, one bar of Sprint normally equaly two to three bars of Verizon.
    >
    > <snip>


    It's not the carrier that "sets" the bar level, it's the phone manufacturer.

    Notan



  14. #14
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Guest

    Re: Sprint to T-Mobile, voila!!

    Mij Adyaw <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Keep in mind that Verizon phone tend to typically exagerate signal readings.
    > Therefore, one bar of Sprint normally equaly two to three bars of Verizon.


    That is an incorrect statement. The "bars" vary from phone to phone,
    independent of carrier. In fact, you will find more consistancy with
    manufacturer (i.e Sanyo, Samsung, LG, Motorola, etc) for the same air
    interface than you will among the phones for a specific provider.

    --
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Key Fingerprint: 2DB9 813F F510 82C2 E1AE 34D0 D69D 1EDC D5EC AED1




  15. #15
    Notan
    Guest

    Re: Sprint to T-Mobile, voila!!

    "Thomas T. Veldhouse" wrote:
    >
    > Mij Adyaw <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > Keep in mind that Verizon phone tend to typically exagerate signal readings.
    > > Therefore, one bar of Sprint normally equaly two to three bars of Verizon.

    >
    > That is an incorrect statement. The "bars" vary from phone to phone,
    > independent of carrier. In fact, you will find more consistancy with
    > manufacturer (i.e Sanyo, Samsung, LG, Motorola, etc) for the same air
    > interface than you will among the phones for a specific provider.


    I thought I'd quote myself, from a previous thread <g>:

    "One should never look at the number of 'bars' as any indication of
    signal strength. They're put there by the manufacturer of the phone.
    One manufacturer might decide that a weak signal deserves one bar,
    while the next thinks two would be more appropriate. Etc., etc. Not
    only is there no standard between manufacturers, there's not even a
    standard between phones from the *same* manufacturer."

    Notan



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