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    bobbyd3
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    Im about to Move into A new apartment, and Im going to simply get a Cell Phone instead of a regular phone line.

    Ive been Leaning towards cingular. But would you guys recommend signing up with them or would Verizon be better.

    Tmobile, and another I forget name of arent available in my area, so basically my choices are cingular and verizon as far as I know, gotta go run the Mall kiosk gauntlet see if theirs more


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    siempre fresco
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    cingular isn't that good, its mos def the priciest out of all the carriers and their service is kinda crappy, especially in the nyc metro area. i guess it depends on how the service is where you live, if it works well use it, you don't want to be paying for something you're not going to use. cingular charges double wat t-mob charges for sms mms and gprs, if you dont use those features i guess the cost thing wouldnt bother you. good luck with your choice.
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    I would recommend Cingular if you're in California, don't know where you're going to be using your service and you don't specify what you're looking for from a carrier as well as phone features, T-Mobile is cheaper, but in the areas where they don't use the 850Mhz band their service can be spotty specially inside buildings, so you get what you pay for.

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    Tstright
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    Cingular here in DC is better (IMHO) than sprint/nextel and verizon, I've had all 3..



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    NFrabbit
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    Your best bet would be to talk to other people in the apartment building. Find out how there service is and use that as a guideline for your choice. Also, don't forget that Cingular offers a 30 day trial so you can sign up for it, try out the service, and if it doesn't work you can always try Verizon out then.

    Note: I am suggesting you try out Cingular first only because I have Cingular and have been very happy with their service.



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    daedra
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    It depends on where you live, I live in southern CA, and contrary to what was said above, verizon is without a doubt in the best in Socal.



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    supra06
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    i think cingulars pretty good, just depends on where u live.



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    is_it
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    I cant say that i recomend it, but its the only carrier that covers where i live. so its great for me cuz it means that i can have a cell phone but the service isnt that great or anything.



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    cingularsucks
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    Why you should NOT choose CINGULAR –
    First of all:
    They charge you minutes for checking your messages.
    Second:
    When I signed with Cingular I was TOLD BY THE CINGULAR REPRESENTATIVE to choose a plan that had more minutes than I could use. Since they have rollover I could save up minutes (I WAS TOLD) and then switch to a plan with less minutes at a later time. I would be able to keep the rollover (I WAS TOLD BY A CINGULAR REP), and from there switch back and forth as necessary.
    I chose a plan with more minutes than I needed and paid more than I needed in order to put this plan into effect. A few months later (and 6000 rollover minutes saved up), I called to switch to a plan with less minutes. The Cingular rep told me they had changed their policy three days previously and switching to a plan caused me to FORFEIT my rollover minutes. The minutes they seem to take such pride in saying are mine with catch phrases such as “They’re your minutes – you paid for them” and "Never throw away anything you can use to express yourself, including your unused minutes." and "They're your minutes. Don't trash 'em." Keep in mind (and this is what really makes me upset) I WAS TOLD TO DO THIS.
    I was obviously upset with this situation. After several calls and talks to managers I was told that an area manager would call me to resolve my issue. I was never called. After over a week of waiting for an area manager to call me back (NEVER HAPPENED), I called them back again and they were very rude to me and told me it was impossible to resolve the situation and that it states in the contract that they can change their billing policy WITHOUT NOTICE. They also told me they couldn't change my plan without decimating my saved rollover minutes (6000 minutes) because the COMPUTER WOULDN'T LET THEM.
    That’s fine, I wouldn’t have a problem with that – but understand what happened here – THEY TOLD ME TO CHOOSE A PLAN WITH MORE MINUTES AND THEN SWITCH TO A PLAN WITH LESS MINUTES (KEEPING MY ROLLOVER) AT A LATER TIME. THEY SUGGESTED IT TO ME. If they switch the policy without notice, I don’t have a problem with that. But it’s the dishonesty of tricking me into spending more money on one of their plans and then cheating me out of the value I thought I was receiving – IN FACT I WAS TOLD I WOULD RECEIVE. This is in my opinion a horribly dishonest practice.
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    sweetguy
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    I would go with cingular becoz of good service, network coverage and roll over minutes



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    The sales rep didn't know at the time that Cingular would be changing their policy months later. And it's not like they can call all 50 million plus customers and say "hey by the way - we're changing our policy." And just so you know, you don't lose all of your built up rollover minutes. If you switch to a plan with say for example 500 daytime minutes, you keep 500 of your existing rollover minutes. They don't all get taken away.



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    sweetguy
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    Yup I agree with frechsm



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    cingularsucks
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    I have no problem with the Sales Rep not knowing, and I certainly don't blame the sales rep - I do however BLAME THE COMPANY. They must have know the reps were suggesting this plan, and in a post in another thread I have elsewhere a rep told me that the phone reps were vocally against this policy.



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