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ATT vs. Verizon

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Brian Grigg, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    In alt.cellular.verizon zach <victorthecleaner@netscape.net> wrote:
    : usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com (Andrew) wrote in message news:<hjlaacaxc20963033609@bizaveMYSHOES.com>...
    : > In alt.cellular.attws Brian Grigg <bgrigg@ursinfo.com> wrote:
    : > : My plan with AT&T expired and I'm looking to renew but was wondering if I
    : > : should switch to Verizon as I've heard they're coverage is much better. But
    : > : I'm not impressed with the phones they have available. I'm also thinking of
    : > : getting a Smart or PDA phone and AT&T just announced the Audiovox PPC4100,
    : > : but I was reading that Verizon will be carrying the Audiovox PPC 5050
    : > : although Verizon hasn't and won't make any announcement on it yet.
    : >
    : > : So I was wondering how people like Verizon, and if anyone has any thoughts
    : > : on either of the Audiovox's?
    : >
    : > I moved from AT&T to Verizon in December mostly because of TDMA
    : > service that had badly deteriorated since I started in the summer of
    : > 2000. Verizon has great coverage. I have never regretted switching.
    : > If you can hold out a bit longer, perhaps you can wait for the new
    : > Audiovox phone?

    : I was looking at a coverage map here of CA and Verizon had pathetic
    : coverage outside of major metropolitan areas, compared to ATT. Yes?
    : No? Better check coverage maps depending upon where you live?

    More importantly, before trying any new cell service including
    Verizon, use the trial period (14-days for Verizon) to test the phone
    in the places you will most likely use it. So far, I've not had any
    coverage problems in Portland or along the Oregon Coast, but I admit
    I've not traveled in rural areas much.

    Are you sure the map you saw wasn't just the "extended features" map
    or something, not the true "Verizon Coverage" map?

    Andrew
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    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
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    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
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  2. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    In alt.cellular.verizon zach <victorthecleaner@netscape.net> wrote:
    : usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com (Andrew) wrote in message news:<hjlaacaxc20963033609@bizaveMYSHOES.com>...
    : > In alt.cellular.attws Brian Grigg <bgrigg@ursinfo.com> wrote:
    : > : My plan with AT&T expired and I'm looking to renew but was wondering if I
    : > : should switch to Verizon as I've heard they're coverage is much better. But
    : > : I'm not impressed with the phones they have available. I'm also thinking of
    : > : getting a Smart or PDA phone and AT&T just announced the Audiovox PPC4100,
    : > : but I was reading that Verizon will be carrying the Audiovox PPC 5050
    : > : although Verizon hasn't and won't make any announcement on it yet.
    : >
    : > : So I was wondering how people like Verizon, and if anyone has any thoughts
    : > : on either of the Audiovox's?
    : >
    : > I moved from AT&T to Verizon in December mostly because of TDMA
    : > service that had badly deteriorated since I started in the summer of
    : > 2000. Verizon has great coverage. I have never regretted switching.
    : > If you can hold out a bit longer, perhaps you can wait for the new
    : > Audiovox phone?

    : I was looking at a coverage map here of CA and Verizon had pathetic
    : coverage outside of major metropolitan areas, compared to ATT. Yes?
    : No? Better check coverage maps depending upon where you live?

    More importantly, before trying any new cell service including
    Verizon, use the trial period (14-days for Verizon) to test the phone
    in the places you will most likely use it. So far, I've not had any
    coverage problems in Portland or along the Oregon Coast, but I admit
    I've not traveled in rural areas much.

    Are you sure the map you saw wasn't just the "extended features" map
    or something, not the true "Verizon Coverage" map?

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  3. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  4. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  5. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  6. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  7. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  8. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  9. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  10. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  11. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  12. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  13. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  14. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  15. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  16. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  17. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  18. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  19. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  20. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     

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