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Any way to switch T720 cell phone from Cingular to Verizon

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by SDNomad, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. SDNomad

    SDNomad Guest

    Is there any way to switch a Motorola T720 cell phone that was used
    with Cingular, so I could use it with Verizon service?
     



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  2. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <80bcbb59.0403220556.582aafa5@posting.google.com>,
    brand@rushmore.com (SDNomad) wrote:

    > Is there any way to switch a Motorola T720 cell phone that was used
    > with Cingular, so I could use it with Verizon service?


    No.
     
  3. Paul

    Paul Guest

    Why would you ask this in the AT&T Wireless NG?

    On 22 Mar 2004 05:56:57 -0800, brand@rushmore.com (SDNomad) wrote:

    >Is there any way to switch a Motorola T720 cell phone that was used
    >with Cingular, so I could use it with Verizon service?
     
  4. "SDNomad" <brand@rushmore.com> wrote in message
    news:80bcbb59.0403220556.582aafa5@posting.google.com...
    | Is there any way to switch a Motorola T720 cell phone that was used
    | with Cingular, so I could use it with Verizon service?

    The verizon T720 and Cingular T720 are actually two completely different
    phones. The Cingular one is GSM, and the Verizon is CDMA, so no it would be
    impossible.
     
  5. Dave C.

    Dave C. Guest

    "SDNomad" <brand@rushmore.com> wrote in message
    news:80bcbb59.0403220556.582aafa5@posting.google.com...
    > Is there any way to switch a Motorola T720 cell phone that was used
    > with Cingular, so I could use it with Verizon service?


    Why would you want to? We just dropped Verizon for Cingular. Good
    riddance, also. Cingular service is SOooooooo much better. -Dave
     
  6. Striker

    Striker Guest

    What planet did you say you were from?

    "Dave C." <spammersdie@ahorribledeath.now> wrote in message
    news:YZidnV01eI8LvMLdRVn-jw@comcast.com...
    >
    > "SDNomad" <brand@rushmore.com> wrote in message
    > news:80bcbb59.0403220556.582aafa5@posting.google.com...
    > > Is there any way to switch a Motorola T720 cell phone that was used
    > > with Cingular, so I could use it with Verizon service?

    >
    > Why would you want to? We just dropped Verizon for Cingular. Good
    > riddance, also. Cingular service is SOooooooo much better. -Dave
    >
    >
     
  7. Richard Ness

    Richard Ness Guest

    And monkeys fly out of my backside.....


    "Dave C." <spammersdie@ahorribledeath.now> wrote in message news:YZidnV01eI8LvMLdRVn-jw@comcast.com...
    >
    > "SDNomad" <brand@rushmore.com> wrote in message
    > news:80bcbb59.0403220556.582aafa5@posting.google.com...
    > > Is there any way to switch a Motorola T720 cell phone that was used
    > > with Cingular, so I could use it with Verizon service?

    >
    > Why would you want to? We just dropped Verizon for Cingular. Good
    > riddance, also. Cingular service is SOooooooo much better. -Dave
    >
    >
     
  8. Dave C.

    Dave C. Guest

    > >
    > > Why would you want to? We just dropped Verizon for Cingular. Good
    > > riddance, also. Cingular service is SOooooooo much better. -Dave
    > >


    Hey, verizon isn't bad. But Cingular's GSM coverage in New England (and all
    other parts of the country I've travelled) is (at worst) just as good as
    Verizon. We went to visit some friends in Maryland and someone else
    visiting had to use our phone as her Verizon phone had no signal ANYWHERE.
    :)

    Besides which, Cingular is a LOT less expensive. And that's before you
    figure in the outrageous billing errors that Verizon makes. No such problem
    on Cingular. But if you want Verizon disservice, have fun. Just don't sign
    a long-term contract. -Dave
     
  9. "Dave C." <spammersdie@ahorribledeath.now> wrote in message
    news:YZidnV01eI8LvMLdRVn-jw@comcast.com...
    |
    | "SDNomad" <brand@rushmore.com> wrote in message
    | news:80bcbb59.0403220556.582aafa5@posting.google.com...
    | > Is there any way to switch a Motorola T720 cell phone that was used
    | > with Cingular, so I could use it with Verizon service?
    |
    | Why would you want to? We just dropped Verizon for Cingular. Good
    | riddance, also. Cingular service is SOooooooo much better. -Dave
    |

    Cingular is also definately better in my area and the area I travel to, but
    definately not the case everywhere. Verizon is better in other areas of the
    country.
     
  10. Richard Ness

    Richard Ness Guest

    I will 'qualify' my statement.

    As with anything, YRMV, but....

    Out west and especially in Seattle, out of the 7 wireless carriers serving this market,
    Cingular is DEAD last, by a long shot. They truly suck.

    Anyone switching from VZW to Cingular in this market will be taking a giant step backwards.


    "Richard Ness" <richardno@damnspam.nessnet.com> wrote in message news:6b-dnYeIePQeu8LdRVn-uA@comcast.com...
    > And monkeys fly out of my backside.....
    >
    >
    > "Dave C." <spammersdie@ahorribledeath.now> wrote in message news:YZidnV01eI8LvMLdRVn-jw@comcast.com...
    > >
    > > "SDNomad" <brand@rushmore.com> wrote in message
    > > news:80bcbb59.0403220556.582aafa5@posting.google.com...
    > > > Is there any way to switch a Motorola T720 cell phone that was used
    > > > with Cingular, so I could use it with Verizon service?

    > >
    > > Why would you want to? We just dropped Verizon for Cingular. Good
    > > riddance, also. Cingular service is SOooooooo much better. -Dave
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
  11. rbh martin

    rbh martin Guest

    >Why would you want to? We just dropped Verizon for Cingular. Good
    >riddance, also. Cingular service is SOooooooo much better.


    i travel all through VA, PA, MD, SC, and NC and have no complaints about
    americas choice on verizon. i always laugh at my sister dropping calls on
    sprint and my mom cant get her cingular phone to work in her house in
    southern MD.

    as for verizon customer service, i have argued charges and been refunded and
    in one case i asked for an extension paying my bill and the rep on the phone
    gave it to me on the spot. so i cant complain.

    rbh martin
     
  12. "SDNomad" <brand@rushmore.com> wrote in message
    news:80bcbb59.0403220556.582aafa5@posting.google.com...
    > Is there any way to switch a Motorola T720 cell phone that was used
    > with Cingular, so I could use it with Verizon service?


    No.

    On Verizon, get the T730, which is a revision of the T720. The handset cost
    is minor when you switch. Good move leaving Cingular, Verizon quality of
    coverage is magnitudes better in most areas.
     
  13. "Richard Ness" <richardno@damnspam.nessnet.com> wrote in message
    news:uvCdndJELbEHrsLdRVn-sA@comcast.com...
    > I will 'qualify' my statement.
    >
    > As with anything, YRMV, but....
    >
    > Out west and especially in Seattle, out of the 7 wireless carriers serving

    this market,
    > Cingular is DEAD last, by a long shot. They truly suck.
    >
    > Anyone switching from VZW to Cingular in this market will be taking a

    giant step backwards.

    In the 12 metro areas surveyed by Consumer Reports, Verizon was number one
    in every single area. The Consumer Reports survey had a HUGE sample size for
    a survey of this sort, resulting in a very low margin of error.

    As you stated, the west is an area where Cingular is especially weak.
    Hopefully the merger will improve things for both AT&T AND Cingular, and
    give Verizon some competition.
     
  14. Gordy

    Gordy Guest

    Boy are you a moron with this stupid question.
     
  15. RM

    RM Guest

    I wouldn't say he was a moron because he has no technical knowledge of
    cellular phones. You on the other hand for assuming everyone knows what you
    know......


    "Gordy" <kg0wx@IHATESPAMyahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns94B519075A66hghtghff@216.196.97.132...
    > Boy are you a moron with this stupid question.
     
  16. Mark W. Oots

    Mark W. Oots Guest

    "RM" <rm@spamsux.ass> wrote in message
    news:2ZQ7c.11425468$Of.1919245@news.easynews.com...
    > I wouldn't say he was a moron because he has no technical knowledge of
    > cellular phones. You on the other hand for assuming everyone knows what

    you
    > know......
    >

    Which may be not much.

    Mark


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  17. Dan Albrich

    Dan Albrich Guest

    The Verizon Website lists their T730 for $49.99 with a contract. You could
    buy that,
    and potentially sell your current T720 on ebay to offset your cost.

    -Dan


    "SDNomad" <brand@rushmore.com> wrote in message
    news:80bcbb59.0403220556.582aafa5@posting.google.com...
    > Is there any way to switch a Motorola T720 cell phone that was used
    > with Cingular, so I could use it with Verizon service?
     
  18. Dave C.

    Dave C. Guest

    > > Anyone switching from VZW to Cingular in this market will be taking a
    > giant step backwards.
    >
    > In the 12 metro areas surveyed by Consumer Reports, Verizon was number one
    > in every single area. The Consumer Reports survey had a HUGE sample size

    for
    > a survey of this sort, resulting in a very low margin of error.


    Yet their results are suspect at best, considering that they rated Nextel as
    having good coverage. Saying or even implying that Nextel is as good as
    Verizon proves that Consumer Reports is full of shit. I've travelled every
    state east of the mississippi and some of them west of the mississippi as
    well. Verizon coverage is good, but no better than cingular. Nextel's
    coverage in the same areas is so poor it would be overpriced if Nextel PAID
    YOU to use their service*. But Nextel got great ratings from CR. What does
    that say about CR? -Dave

    *If you are lucky enough to have a signal at all on the Nextel service, you
    will note that most of your incoming calls go straight to voicemail, so even
    if Nextel's coverage was better, you'd STILL miss most of your calls.
     
  19. Why not. Cingular & AT&T are about to become one company.


    "Paul" <null@null.com> wrote in message
    news:11tt50ppg0517r8o6uvno0uk9ivol7o0ff@4ax.com...
    > Why would you ask this in the AT&T Wireless NG?
    >
    > On 22 Mar 2004 05:56:57 -0800, brand@rushmore.com (SDNomad) wrote:
    >
    > >Is there any way to switch a Motorola T720 cell phone that was used
    > >with Cingular, so I could use it with Verizon service?

    >
     
  20. "Dave C." <spammersdie@ahorribledeath.now> wrote in message
    news:wrydnYRa_dX6DP3dRVn-gw@comcast.com...
    > > > Anyone switching from VZW to Cingular in this market will be taking a

    > > giant step backwards.
    > >
    > > In the 12 metro areas surveyed by Consumer Reports, Verizon was number

    one
    > > in every single area. The Consumer Reports survey had a HUGE sample size

    > for
    > > a survey of this sort, resulting in a very low margin of error.

    >
    > Yet their results are suspect at best, considering that they rated Nextel

    as having good coverage. Saying or even implying that Nextel is as good as
    Verizon proves that Consumer Reports is full of shit.

    Consumer Reports did not rate Nextel as having good coverage. Their
    subscribers in the surveyed areas did the ratings. And clearly the ratings
    reflected coverage in the metro area, where often Nextel does provide good
    coverage, and not outside these areas. Consumer Reports did warn about
    non-metro coverage issues, both for Nextel and for GSM. The fact is that
    most people spend 95%-99% of their time in their home area, so the ratings
    don't really reflect how bad certain carriers are outside these areas. I.e.,
    if I were to rate Cingular's GSM coverage outside the metropolitan Bay Area
    (or inside the Bay Area for than matter), it would get horrible ratings.
    Even in some areas with GSM coverage, Cingular doesn't have access to the
    available network (though this will change after the merger).

    > I've travelled every state east of the mississippi and some of them west

    of the mississippi as well. Verizon coverage is good, but no better than
    cingular.

    It is in the west where Cingular is very poor because they are 1900 Mhz GSM
    only. The merger will have major benefits to the western region because AT&T
    had a very good TDMA network at 800 Mhz, which is transitioning to 800 Mhz
    GSM. Also, AT&T has affiliates in less urban areas, which until now haven't
    always allowed non-AT&T GSM customers to roam onto their networks.
    Fortunately, Cingular out here has been selling 850/1900 Mhz phones for a
    while, so when the merger is complete, Cingular's woes in the west may be a
    thing of the past.

    > Nextel's coverage in the same areas is so poor it would be overpriced if

    Nextel PAID YOU to use their service*. But Nextel got great ratings from
    CR. What does that say about CR?

    Again, the survey ratings were based on survey results, IN the areas
    surveyed. Obviously Nextel users are pretty self-selected, mainly business
    users, for whom coverage outside metro areas isn't important. There are very
    few Nextel users that choose them for non-business applications.

    It would be nice to have overlayed map of the available (native or
    non-native) coverage of the major carriers, especially since for both GSM
    and CDMA you can't necessarily roam (even if you're willing to pay roaming
    charges). CR did show a map comparing GSM and TDMA coverage.
     

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