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Any benefits between a tri mode and dual mode

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Andy, Dec 10, 2003.

  1. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    There is a plan (called National Singlerate, a tri-mode phone is required),
    but some of the addons (bonus minutes, free N&W etc may not be available in
    your area on that plan), and it requires a tri-mode phone (you can't get it
    on a dual mode only phone).

    "Rich Cacace" <richcacace-REMOVETOREPLY-@optonline.net> wrote in message
    > Is there such a plan that includes the roaming areas at no additional
    > charge?
    > "Peter Pan" <Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:bravju$1dakg$1@ID-190045.news.uni-berlin.de...
    > >
    > > "Mike" <inundated9@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > > news:rtthtv0kg6e77iqe9dbjbhvk5gjekk9r5k@4ax.com...
    > > > On Thu, 11 Dec 2003 16:47:47 -0500, "Rich Cacace"
    > > > <richcacace-REMOVETOREPLY-@optonline.net> wrote:
    > > >
    > > > >The 3100 is a nice phone but if I lose out on making calls in
    > > > >parts of Florida I'd rather spend the extra money for the 4400.
    > > > >Thanks
    > > >
    > > > The digital capabilities of the 3100 and 4400 are identical. Assuming
    > > > you run into VZW digital coverage in FL (1900 MHz CDMA), you won't be
    > > > charged any extra on either phone.
    > > >
    > > > Now, the only way I can think that the rep might have been true would
    > > > be...if the 4400 would pick up included Extended Network analog
    > > > networks, and not be charged, where if the 3100 would not be able to
    > > > use these networks and may roam onto a 69c/min. non-Extended Network
    > > > roaming partner.
    > > >
    > > > My gut tells me this won't happen much, if at all, because the CDMA
    > > > networks should be well built out in FL.
    > > >
    > > > Mike

    > >
    > > There is a much simpler explanation, the idiot LIED.
    > > The 3100 is a digital ONLY phone, no analog whatsoever, while the 4400

    > a
    > > tri mode and does analog.
    > > In common parlance the 3100 is only dual mode while the 4400 is a

    > tri-mode.
    > > Dual modes like the 3100 can never do analog. There are some areas that

    > are
    > > only analog, and while you do pay .69/min for roaming on analog, if you

    > have
    > > a digital only phone (like the 3100) it will not work at ALL in analog
    > > areas.
    > >
    > >


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  2. David L

    David L Guest

    Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message news:<LZCdnTLmj48mkkWi4p2dnA@lmi.net>...
    > David L <davidlind@my-deja.com> wrote:
    > > If you like to camp, hike or drive in more out of the way places
    > > especially up north, Yosemite, and want the best chance of making a
    > > call, get analog capablity. Verizon has turned on digital in a lot
    > > more places around California, and all the current handsets roam on
    > > Sprint too, but there are still a number of analog only areas.

    > The current handsets roam on Sprint?
    > In which part of California?

    Bay Area, usually have to force it, because Verizon anaolg takes
    I also have a almost new startac (refurb) with LA Sprint roaming PRL
    50024, that is, if Sprint is still connecting the calls?

  3. David L

    David L Guest

    "Gator" <gator2@webmail.co.za> wrote in message news:<br8le4$iuc6$1@ID-128558.news.uni-berlin.de>

    > Also, with analog you lose
    > digital features such as cameras, SMS,
    > internet.

    Not to mention everyone and their brother-in-law with older scanner
    radios can listen to your conversasions. Usually the _incomming_ call
    is the one that's more likely to be picked up, because the cell tower
    is broadcasting that side of the conversation over a large area, with
    greater power. So unless you want strangers listening to your every
    word, find out if the OTHER persons handset is operating in analog
  4. Mike Weihman

    Mike Weihman Guest

    The SPCS 4183 (SF Bay) roam partner is also important if you travel to the
    Eureka, CA area, where VZW has (suprise) no coverage at all.

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    > >The current handsets roam on Sprint?
    > >
    > >In which part of California?

    > SF Bay area, for one. SPCS SID 4183 is still in the latest PRLs.
    > Had it happen to me a few days ago in San Jose, in fact. A school
    > gym was one of those rare places where my phone lost the VZW signal,
    > but had a good SPCS signal.

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