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  1. #1
    Mij Adyaw
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    Does Verizon or Sprint provide the best nationwide high speed data access? I
    was in Longmont and Boulder this week and the Verizon high speed data access
    (Express Network) was not available in most locations. I understand that
    Sprint provides high speed data access wherever there is cell phone
    coverage. Is this true? Does Sprint really have a better high speed data
    network?






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  2. #2
    Steven J Sobol
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    Re: Best Nationwide High Speed Data Access?

    Mij Adyaw <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Does Verizon or Sprint provide the best nationwide high speed data access? I
    > was in Longmont and Boulder this week and the Verizon high speed data access
    > (Express Network) was not available in most locations. I understand that
    > Sprint provides high speed data access wherever there is cell phone
    > coverage. Is this true? Does Sprint really have a better high speed data
    > network?


    Verizon has 1xRTT high speed data access in all of their markets now,
    from what I understand. Unlike Sprint, they didn't flip the switch in
    all of their markets all at once, so the nationwide rollout took longer.

    "Wherever there is cell phone access", however, is incorrect regardless
    of carrier. It is only available in digital areas. You can't do Express
    Network or PCS Vision in an analog coverage area. Sprint's native areas
    are 100% digital, and the same is now also true of Verizon, so with either
    carrier you should be set as long as you're not roaming onto another carrier.

    HOWEVER, having said "as long as you're not roaming" -- there are other
    CDMA carriers doing 1x, and SPrint and Verizon may have roaming agreements
    with those other carriers that allow for Vision/EN usage there. But you're
    not guaranteed high-speed access unless you're on your carrier's own network.

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  3. #3
    Stuart G. Friedman
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    Re: Best Nationwide High Speed Data Access?

    It is my understanding that some affiliates of Sprint that even market under
    the Sprint banner don't have 1xRTT running right now.

    Stu
    "Steven J Sobol" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Mij Adyaw <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > Does Verizon or Sprint provide the best nationwide high speed data

    access? I
    > > was in Longmont and Boulder this week and the Verizon high speed data

    access
    > > (Express Network) was not available in most locations. I understand that
    > > Sprint provides high speed data access wherever there is cell phone
    > > coverage. Is this true? Does Sprint really have a better high speed data
    > > network?

    >
    > Verizon has 1xRTT high speed data access in all of their markets now,
    > from what I understand. Unlike Sprint, they didn't flip the switch in
    > all of their markets all at once, so the nationwide rollout took longer.
    >
    > "Wherever there is cell phone access", however, is incorrect regardless
    > of carrier. It is only available in digital areas. You can't do Express
    > Network or PCS Vision in an analog coverage area. Sprint's native areas
    > are 100% digital, and the same is now also true of Verizon, so with either
    > carrier you should be set as long as you're not roaming onto another

    carrier.
    >
    > HOWEVER, having said "as long as you're not roaming" -- there are other
    > CDMA carriers doing 1x, and SPrint and Verizon may have roaming agreements
    > with those other carriers that allow for Vision/EN usage there. But you're
    > not guaranteed high-speed access unless you're on your carrier's own

    network.
    >
    > --
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    Connectivity]
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  4. #4
    JAC
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    Re: Best Nationwide High Speed Data Access?

    That is true. Their coverage maps now use the terminology "enhanced
    PCS" or something similar for the digital areas that do have
    high-speed data.

    On Sun, 27 Jul 2003 19:39:50 GMT, "Stuart G. Friedman"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >It is my understanding that some affiliates of Sprint that even market under
    >the Sprint banner don't have 1xRTT running right now.
    >
    >Stu
    >"Steven J Sobol" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> Mij Adyaw <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> > Does Verizon or Sprint provide the best nationwide high speed data

    >access? I
    >> > was in Longmont and Boulder this week and the Verizon high speed data

    >access
    >> > (Express Network) was not available in most locations. I understand that
    >> > Sprint provides high speed data access wherever there is cell phone
    >> > coverage. Is this true? Does Sprint really have a better high speed data
    >> > network?

    >>
    >> Verizon has 1xRTT high speed data access in all of their markets now,
    >> from what I understand. Unlike Sprint, they didn't flip the switch in
    >> all of their markets all at once, so the nationwide rollout took longer.
    >>
    >> "Wherever there is cell phone access", however, is incorrect regardless
    >> of carrier. It is only available in digital areas. You can't do Express
    >> Network or PCS Vision in an analog coverage area. Sprint's native areas
    >> are 100% digital, and the same is now also true of Verizon, so with either
    >> carrier you should be set as long as you're not roaming onto another

    >carrier.
    >>
    >> HOWEVER, having said "as long as you're not roaming" -- there are other
    >> CDMA carriers doing 1x, and SPrint and Verizon may have roaming agreements
    >> with those other carriers that allow for Vision/EN usage there. But you're
    >> not guaranteed high-speed access unless you're on your carrier's own

    >network.
    >>
    >> --
    >> JustThe.net Internet & Multimedia Svcs. [The Fusion of Content &

    >Connectivity]
    >> 22674 Motnocab Road * Apple Valley, CA 92307-1950
    >> Steve Sobol, Proprietor
    >> 888.480.4NET (4638) * 248.724.4NET * [email protected]

    >





  5. #5
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: Best Nationwide High Speed Data Access?

    Mij Adyaw wrote:

    > Does Verizon or Sprint provide the best nationwide high speed data access? I
    > was in Longmont and Boulder this week and the Verizon high speed data access
    > (Express Network) was not available in most locations. I understand that
    > Sprint provides high speed data access wherever there is cell phone
    > coverage. Is this true?


    Not 100% true. There are little gaps here and there where some
    affiliate networks are still 2G. But the maps pretty clearly show where
    this takes place. but a god majority (I'd say, 95-97%?) of the network
    is Vision data capable.

    > Does Sprint really have a better high speed data
    > network?



    As always, it depends on where you are. In some places, Sprint's data
    network is stellar. In other places, it's overtaxed. I imagine the
    same is true of Verizon.

    However, If Colorado is where you want to use this stuff, and Verizon
    doesn't have it up yet, I'd give Sprint a try. They should have data
    service throughout the Denver area. Looking at the map, Boulder and
    Denver are covered, as are I-76 south of Denver through Pueblo, and I-70
    West of Denver past Vail. There's a tiny patch south of Denver and east
    of I-76 that doesn't appear to have Vision data coverage yet, but the
    rest is covered.





  6. #6
    hatoncat
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    Re: Best Nationwide High Speed Data Access?


    Steven J Sobol wrote:
    > *Mij Adyaw <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > Does Verizon or Sprint provide the best nationwide high speed data

    > access? I
    > > was in Longmont and Boulder this week and the Verizon high speed

    > data access
    > > (Express Network) was not available in most locations. I understand

    > that
    > > Sprint provides high speed data access wherever there is cell

    > phone
    > > coverage. Is this true? Does Sprint really have a better high speed

    > data
    > > network?

    >
    > Verizon has 1xRTT high speed data access in all of their markets
    > now,
    > from what I understand. Unlike Sprint, they didn't flip the switch
    > in
    > all of their markets all at once, so the nationwide rollout took
    > longer.
    >
    > "Wherever there is cell phone access", however, is incorrect
    > regardless
    > of carrier. It is only available in digital areas. You can't do
    > Express
    > Network or PCS Vision in an analog coverage area. Sprint's native
    > areas
    > are 100% digital, and the same is now also true of Verizon, so with
    > either
    > carrier you should be set as long as you're not roaming onto another
    > carrier.
    >
    > HOWEVER, having said "as long as you're not roaming" -- there are
    > other
    > CDMA carriers doing 1x, and SPrint and Verizon may have roaming
    > agreements
    > with those other carriers that allow for Vision/EN usage there. But
    > you're
    > not guaranteed high-speed access unless you're on your carrier's own
    > network.
    >
    > --
    > JustThe.net Internet & Multimedia Svcs. [The Fusion of Content &
    > Connectivity]
    > 22674 Motnocab Road * Apple Valley, CA 92307-1950
    > Steve Sobol, Proprietor
    > 888.480.4NET (4638) * 248.724.4NET * [email protected] *


    This is not true. My market does not have 1xRTT with Verizon, and I am
    almost certain I am not in an affiliate Verizon market.

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  7. #7
    Steven J Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Best Nationwide High Speed Data Access?

    hatoncat <[email protected]> wrote:

    > This is not true. My market does not have 1xRTT with Verizon, and I am
    > almost certain I am not in an affiliate Verizon market.


    We may be able to check this. Where are you?

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  8. #8

    Re: Best Nationwide High Speed Data Access?

    On Sun, 27 Jul 2003 11:45:09 -0700, "Mij Adyaw" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Does Verizon or Sprint provide the best nationwide high speed data access? I
    >was in Longmont and Boulder this week and the Verizon high speed data access
    >(Express Network) was not available in most locations. I understand that
    >Sprint provides high speed data access wherever there is cell phone
    >coverage. Is this true? Does Sprint really have a better high speed data
    >network?


    According to Verizon Wireless Express Network brochure there are still
    large parts of their native digital network that will have future
    Express Network coverage. I recall South Dakota and Colorado having
    those "future coverage" areas. Pick up an Express Network brochure at
    a Verizon Wireless store.

    The question for you should be, is there data coverage where I'll want
    to use it?

    For me, the answer is that Sprint PCS has data coverage in areas that
    I've used it (during the last 6 months) that Verizon Wireless has
    none. (Central Kansas, Southern Missouri, and Savannah, Georgia)




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