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ATT vs. Verizon

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

  1. David S

    David S Guest

    On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 23:25:03 -0700, "Dan Albrich"
    <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> chose to add this to the great equation of
    life, the universe, and everything:

    >> Not south of Dunsmuir before Redding it doesn't, or at least it didn't
    >> last year.


    >-> AT&T absolutely kicks Verizon's butt when it comes to any place you can
    >name on I5, and this is new this year -- last year I would have agreed with
    >you. Check it now, and see what you think.


    The point being, coverage can change a lot in a year. December, 2002, I
    drove from Chicago to Peoria on I-80. Once I left the Chicago market, it
    was analog until I entered the Peoria market. Same trip in October, 2003,
    was all digital except for about 1 mile as I left the Chicago market.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "We're proud of our restaurant. The public is invited to inspect at any
    time. Keep out!" - sign on kitchen door of a New York City restaurant
    (collected by Cindy Adams, New York Post, June 23, 1997)
     



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  2. David S

    David S Guest

    On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 23:25:03 -0700, "Dan Albrich"
    <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> chose to add this to the great equation of
    life, the universe, and everything:

    >> Not south of Dunsmuir before Redding it doesn't, or at least it didn't
    >> last year.


    >-> AT&T absolutely kicks Verizon's butt when it comes to any place you can
    >name on I5, and this is new this year -- last year I would have agreed with
    >you. Check it now, and see what you think.


    The point being, coverage can change a lot in a year. December, 2002, I
    drove from Chicago to Peoria on I-80. Once I left the Chicago market, it
    was analog until I entered the Peoria market. Same trip in October, 2003,
    was all digital except for about 1 mile as I left the Chicago market.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "We're proud of our restaurant. The public is invited to inspect at any
    time. Keep out!" - sign on kitchen door of a New York City restaurant
    (collected by Cindy Adams, New York Post, June 23, 1997)
     
  3. David S

    David S Guest

    On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 23:25:03 -0700, "Dan Albrich"
    <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> chose to add this to the great equation of
    life, the universe, and everything:

    >> Not south of Dunsmuir before Redding it doesn't, or at least it didn't
    >> last year.


    >-> AT&T absolutely kicks Verizon's butt when it comes to any place you can
    >name on I5, and this is new this year -- last year I would have agreed with
    >you. Check it now, and see what you think.


    The point being, coverage can change a lot in a year. December, 2002, I
    drove from Chicago to Peoria on I-80. Once I left the Chicago market, it
    was analog until I entered the Peoria market. Same trip in October, 2003,
    was all digital except for about 1 mile as I left the Chicago market.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "We're proud of our restaurant. The public is invited to inspect at any
    time. Keep out!" - sign on kitchen door of a New York City restaurant
    (collected by Cindy Adams, New York Post, June 23, 1997)
     
  4. David S

    David S Guest

    On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 23:25:03 -0700, "Dan Albrich"
    <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> chose to add this to the great equation of
    life, the universe, and everything:

    >> Not south of Dunsmuir before Redding it doesn't, or at least it didn't
    >> last year.


    >-> AT&T absolutely kicks Verizon's butt when it comes to any place you can
    >name on I5, and this is new this year -- last year I would have agreed with
    >you. Check it now, and see what you think.


    The point being, coverage can change a lot in a year. December, 2002, I
    drove from Chicago to Peoria on I-80. Once I left the Chicago market, it
    was analog until I entered the Peoria market. Same trip in October, 2003,
    was all digital except for about 1 mile as I left the Chicago market.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "We're proud of our restaurant. The public is invited to inspect at any
    time. Keep out!" - sign on kitchen door of a New York City restaurant
    (collected by Cindy Adams, New York Post, June 23, 1997)
     
  5. David S

    David S Guest

    On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 23:25:03 -0700, "Dan Albrich"
    <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> chose to add this to the great equation of
    life, the universe, and everything:

    >> Not south of Dunsmuir before Redding it doesn't, or at least it didn't
    >> last year.


    >-> AT&T absolutely kicks Verizon's butt when it comes to any place you can
    >name on I5, and this is new this year -- last year I would have agreed with
    >you. Check it now, and see what you think.


    The point being, coverage can change a lot in a year. December, 2002, I
    drove from Chicago to Peoria on I-80. Once I left the Chicago market, it
    was analog until I entered the Peoria market. Same trip in October, 2003,
    was all digital except for about 1 mile as I left the Chicago market.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "We're proud of our restaurant. The public is invited to inspect at any
    time. Keep out!" - sign on kitchen door of a New York City restaurant
    (collected by Cindy Adams, New York Post, June 23, 1997)
     
  6. David S

    David S Guest

    On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 23:25:03 -0700, "Dan Albrich"
    <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> chose to add this to the great equation of
    life, the universe, and everything:

    >> Not south of Dunsmuir before Redding it doesn't, or at least it didn't
    >> last year.


    >-> AT&T absolutely kicks Verizon's butt when it comes to any place you can
    >name on I5, and this is new this year -- last year I would have agreed with
    >you. Check it now, and see what you think.


    The point being, coverage can change a lot in a year. December, 2002, I
    drove from Chicago to Peoria on I-80. Once I left the Chicago market, it
    was analog until I entered the Peoria market. Same trip in October, 2003,
    was all digital except for about 1 mile as I left the Chicago market.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "We're proud of our restaurant. The public is invited to inspect at any
    time. Keep out!" - sign on kitchen door of a New York City restaurant
    (collected by Cindy Adams, New York Post, June 23, 1997)
     
  7. David S

    David S Guest

    On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 23:25:03 -0700, "Dan Albrich"
    <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> chose to add this to the great equation of
    life, the universe, and everything:

    >> Not south of Dunsmuir before Redding it doesn't, or at least it didn't
    >> last year.


    >-> AT&T absolutely kicks Verizon's butt when it comes to any place you can
    >name on I5, and this is new this year -- last year I would have agreed with
    >you. Check it now, and see what you think.


    The point being, coverage can change a lot in a year. December, 2002, I
    drove from Chicago to Peoria on I-80. Once I left the Chicago market, it
    was analog until I entered the Peoria market. Same trip in October, 2003,
    was all digital except for about 1 mile as I left the Chicago market.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "We're proud of our restaurant. The public is invited to inspect at any
    time. Keep out!" - sign on kitchen door of a New York City restaurant
    (collected by Cindy Adams, New York Post, June 23, 1997)
     
  8. David S

    David S Guest

    On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 23:25:03 -0700, "Dan Albrich"
    <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> chose to add this to the great equation of
    life, the universe, and everything:

    >> Not south of Dunsmuir before Redding it doesn't, or at least it didn't
    >> last year.


    >-> AT&T absolutely kicks Verizon's butt when it comes to any place you can
    >name on I5, and this is new this year -- last year I would have agreed with
    >you. Check it now, and see what you think.


    The point being, coverage can change a lot in a year. December, 2002, I
    drove from Chicago to Peoria on I-80. Once I left the Chicago market, it
    was analog until I entered the Peoria market. Same trip in October, 2003,
    was all digital except for about 1 mile as I left the Chicago market.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "We're proud of our restaurant. The public is invited to inspect at any
    time. Keep out!" - sign on kitchen door of a New York City restaurant
    (collected by Cindy Adams, New York Post, June 23, 1997)
     
  9. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "George" <George@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:gsOdnVfuwLCJLk3dRVn_iw@adelphia.com...
    >
    >
    > It isn't going to add anything to Sprints' network so there is no reason

    to
    > wait.
    >


    But I am thinking that the "new" ATTWS may offer plans that do not charge
    for roaming--just like they did back in the TDMA heyday. I still have a
    Digital One Rate Plan from back when the "real" AT&T operated ATTWS, and I
    am NEVER charged a roaming fee, as long as my phone is on the air within amy
    (very large) home rate area.

    What good is a phone that runs up unanticipated roaming charges? How can
    one possible keep one's sanity when one does not know what the wireless bill
    will be? What if one makes lots of "free" night & weekend calls, only to
    discover that they are billed at a roaming rate?

    I have always valued the freedom from roaming charges as AT&T's most
    important feature--and that is why I have remained on my old TDMA plan. I'm
    not switching until they take my phone out of my cold, dead fingers!

    But if the "new" AT&T offers a roamfree solution, and unlimited n/w, I'd
    switch if only to stay with AT&T. Who the hell wants to go with Cingular,
    anyway?


    >
    > But unless Sprint has decent coverage where you use it the "new" AT&T

    won't
    > be any better.
    >


    If AT&T adds tons of customers, the revenue will help Sprint add additional
    area to their network. And, if gaps in coverage are patched with roaming
    agreements why should I care what carrier handles my call, just as long as
    "THE CALL GOES THROUGH," as the old Bell Atlantic Mobile ads used to say?
     
  10. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "George" <George@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:gsOdnVfuwLCJLk3dRVn_iw@adelphia.com...
    >
    >
    > It isn't going to add anything to Sprints' network so there is no reason

    to
    > wait.
    >


    But I am thinking that the "new" ATTWS may offer plans that do not charge
    for roaming--just like they did back in the TDMA heyday. I still have a
    Digital One Rate Plan from back when the "real" AT&T operated ATTWS, and I
    am NEVER charged a roaming fee, as long as my phone is on the air within amy
    (very large) home rate area.

    What good is a phone that runs up unanticipated roaming charges? How can
    one possible keep one's sanity when one does not know what the wireless bill
    will be? What if one makes lots of "free" night & weekend calls, only to
    discover that they are billed at a roaming rate?

    I have always valued the freedom from roaming charges as AT&T's most
    important feature--and that is why I have remained on my old TDMA plan. I'm
    not switching until they take my phone out of my cold, dead fingers!

    But if the "new" AT&T offers a roamfree solution, and unlimited n/w, I'd
    switch if only to stay with AT&T. Who the hell wants to go with Cingular,
    anyway?


    >
    > But unless Sprint has decent coverage where you use it the "new" AT&T

    won't
    > be any better.
    >


    If AT&T adds tons of customers, the revenue will help Sprint add additional
    area to their network. And, if gaps in coverage are patched with roaming
    agreements why should I care what carrier handles my call, just as long as
    "THE CALL GOES THROUGH," as the old Bell Atlantic Mobile ads used to say?
     
  11. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "George" <George@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:gsOdnVfuwLCJLk3dRVn_iw@adelphia.com...
    >
    >
    > It isn't going to add anything to Sprints' network so there is no reason

    to
    > wait.
    >


    But I am thinking that the "new" ATTWS may offer plans that do not charge
    for roaming--just like they did back in the TDMA heyday. I still have a
    Digital One Rate Plan from back when the "real" AT&T operated ATTWS, and I
    am NEVER charged a roaming fee, as long as my phone is on the air within amy
    (very large) home rate area.

    What good is a phone that runs up unanticipated roaming charges? How can
    one possible keep one's sanity when one does not know what the wireless bill
    will be? What if one makes lots of "free" night & weekend calls, only to
    discover that they are billed at a roaming rate?

    I have always valued the freedom from roaming charges as AT&T's most
    important feature--and that is why I have remained on my old TDMA plan. I'm
    not switching until they take my phone out of my cold, dead fingers!

    But if the "new" AT&T offers a roamfree solution, and unlimited n/w, I'd
    switch if only to stay with AT&T. Who the hell wants to go with Cingular,
    anyway?


    >
    > But unless Sprint has decent coverage where you use it the "new" AT&T

    won't
    > be any better.
    >


    If AT&T adds tons of customers, the revenue will help Sprint add additional
    area to their network. And, if gaps in coverage are patched with roaming
    agreements why should I care what carrier handles my call, just as long as
    "THE CALL GOES THROUGH," as the old Bell Atlantic Mobile ads used to say?
     
  12. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "George" <George@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:gsOdnVfuwLCJLk3dRVn_iw@adelphia.com...
    >
    >
    > It isn't going to add anything to Sprints' network so there is no reason

    to
    > wait.
    >


    But I am thinking that the "new" ATTWS may offer plans that do not charge
    for roaming--just like they did back in the TDMA heyday. I still have a
    Digital One Rate Plan from back when the "real" AT&T operated ATTWS, and I
    am NEVER charged a roaming fee, as long as my phone is on the air within amy
    (very large) home rate area.

    What good is a phone that runs up unanticipated roaming charges? How can
    one possible keep one's sanity when one does not know what the wireless bill
    will be? What if one makes lots of "free" night & weekend calls, only to
    discover that they are billed at a roaming rate?

    I have always valued the freedom from roaming charges as AT&T's most
    important feature--and that is why I have remained on my old TDMA plan. I'm
    not switching until they take my phone out of my cold, dead fingers!

    But if the "new" AT&T offers a roamfree solution, and unlimited n/w, I'd
    switch if only to stay with AT&T. Who the hell wants to go with Cingular,
    anyway?


    >
    > But unless Sprint has decent coverage where you use it the "new" AT&T

    won't
    > be any better.
    >


    If AT&T adds tons of customers, the revenue will help Sprint add additional
    area to their network. And, if gaps in coverage are patched with roaming
    agreements why should I care what carrier handles my call, just as long as
    "THE CALL GOES THROUGH," as the old Bell Atlantic Mobile ads used to say?
     
  13. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "George" <George@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:gsOdnVfuwLCJLk3dRVn_iw@adelphia.com...
    >
    >
    > It isn't going to add anything to Sprints' network so there is no reason

    to
    > wait.
    >


    But I am thinking that the "new" ATTWS may offer plans that do not charge
    for roaming--just like they did back in the TDMA heyday. I still have a
    Digital One Rate Plan from back when the "real" AT&T operated ATTWS, and I
    am NEVER charged a roaming fee, as long as my phone is on the air within amy
    (very large) home rate area.

    What good is a phone that runs up unanticipated roaming charges? How can
    one possible keep one's sanity when one does not know what the wireless bill
    will be? What if one makes lots of "free" night & weekend calls, only to
    discover that they are billed at a roaming rate?

    I have always valued the freedom from roaming charges as AT&T's most
    important feature--and that is why I have remained on my old TDMA plan. I'm
    not switching until they take my phone out of my cold, dead fingers!

    But if the "new" AT&T offers a roamfree solution, and unlimited n/w, I'd
    switch if only to stay with AT&T. Who the hell wants to go with Cingular,
    anyway?


    >
    > But unless Sprint has decent coverage where you use it the "new" AT&T

    won't
    > be any better.
    >


    If AT&T adds tons of customers, the revenue will help Sprint add additional
    area to their network. And, if gaps in coverage are patched with roaming
    agreements why should I care what carrier handles my call, just as long as
    "THE CALL GOES THROUGH," as the old Bell Atlantic Mobile ads used to say?
     
  14. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "George" <George@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:gsOdnVfuwLCJLk3dRVn_iw@adelphia.com...
    >
    >
    > It isn't going to add anything to Sprints' network so there is no reason

    to
    > wait.
    >


    But I am thinking that the "new" ATTWS may offer plans that do not charge
    for roaming--just like they did back in the TDMA heyday. I still have a
    Digital One Rate Plan from back when the "real" AT&T operated ATTWS, and I
    am NEVER charged a roaming fee, as long as my phone is on the air within amy
    (very large) home rate area.

    What good is a phone that runs up unanticipated roaming charges? How can
    one possible keep one's sanity when one does not know what the wireless bill
    will be? What if one makes lots of "free" night & weekend calls, only to
    discover that they are billed at a roaming rate?

    I have always valued the freedom from roaming charges as AT&T's most
    important feature--and that is why I have remained on my old TDMA plan. I'm
    not switching until they take my phone out of my cold, dead fingers!

    But if the "new" AT&T offers a roamfree solution, and unlimited n/w, I'd
    switch if only to stay with AT&T. Who the hell wants to go with Cingular,
    anyway?


    >
    > But unless Sprint has decent coverage where you use it the "new" AT&T

    won't
    > be any better.
    >


    If AT&T adds tons of customers, the revenue will help Sprint add additional
    area to their network. And, if gaps in coverage are patched with roaming
    agreements why should I care what carrier handles my call, just as long as
    "THE CALL GOES THROUGH," as the old Bell Atlantic Mobile ads used to say?
     
  15. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "George" <George@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:gsOdnVfuwLCJLk3dRVn_iw@adelphia.com...
    >
    >
    > It isn't going to add anything to Sprints' network so there is no reason

    to
    > wait.
    >


    But I am thinking that the "new" ATTWS may offer plans that do not charge
    for roaming--just like they did back in the TDMA heyday. I still have a
    Digital One Rate Plan from back when the "real" AT&T operated ATTWS, and I
    am NEVER charged a roaming fee, as long as my phone is on the air within amy
    (very large) home rate area.

    What good is a phone that runs up unanticipated roaming charges? How can
    one possible keep one's sanity when one does not know what the wireless bill
    will be? What if one makes lots of "free" night & weekend calls, only to
    discover that they are billed at a roaming rate?

    I have always valued the freedom from roaming charges as AT&T's most
    important feature--and that is why I have remained on my old TDMA plan. I'm
    not switching until they take my phone out of my cold, dead fingers!

    But if the "new" AT&T offers a roamfree solution, and unlimited n/w, I'd
    switch if only to stay with AT&T. Who the hell wants to go with Cingular,
    anyway?


    >
    > But unless Sprint has decent coverage where you use it the "new" AT&T

    won't
    > be any better.
    >


    If AT&T adds tons of customers, the revenue will help Sprint add additional
    area to their network. And, if gaps in coverage are patched with roaming
    agreements why should I care what carrier handles my call, just as long as
    "THE CALL GOES THROUGH," as the old Bell Atlantic Mobile ads used to say?
     
  16. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "George" <George@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:gsOdnVfuwLCJLk3dRVn_iw@adelphia.com...
    >
    >
    > It isn't going to add anything to Sprints' network so there is no reason

    to
    > wait.
    >


    But I am thinking that the "new" ATTWS may offer plans that do not charge
    for roaming--just like they did back in the TDMA heyday. I still have a
    Digital One Rate Plan from back when the "real" AT&T operated ATTWS, and I
    am NEVER charged a roaming fee, as long as my phone is on the air within amy
    (very large) home rate area.

    What good is a phone that runs up unanticipated roaming charges? How can
    one possible keep one's sanity when one does not know what the wireless bill
    will be? What if one makes lots of "free" night & weekend calls, only to
    discover that they are billed at a roaming rate?

    I have always valued the freedom from roaming charges as AT&T's most
    important feature--and that is why I have remained on my old TDMA plan. I'm
    not switching until they take my phone out of my cold, dead fingers!

    But if the "new" AT&T offers a roamfree solution, and unlimited n/w, I'd
    switch if only to stay with AT&T. Who the hell wants to go with Cingular,
    anyway?


    >
    > But unless Sprint has decent coverage where you use it the "new" AT&T

    won't
    > be any better.
    >


    If AT&T adds tons of customers, the revenue will help Sprint add additional
    area to their network. And, if gaps in coverage are patched with roaming
    agreements why should I care what carrier handles my call, just as long as
    "THE CALL GOES THROUGH," as the old Bell Atlantic Mobile ads used to say?
     
  17. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "George" <George@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:gsOdnVfuwLCJLk3dRVn_iw@adelphia.com...
    >
    >
    > It isn't going to add anything to Sprints' network so there is no reason

    to
    > wait.
    >


    But I am thinking that the "new" ATTWS may offer plans that do not charge
    for roaming--just like they did back in the TDMA heyday. I still have a
    Digital One Rate Plan from back when the "real" AT&T operated ATTWS, and I
    am NEVER charged a roaming fee, as long as my phone is on the air within amy
    (very large) home rate area.

    What good is a phone that runs up unanticipated roaming charges? How can
    one possible keep one's sanity when one does not know what the wireless bill
    will be? What if one makes lots of "free" night & weekend calls, only to
    discover that they are billed at a roaming rate?

    I have always valued the freedom from roaming charges as AT&T's most
    important feature--and that is why I have remained on my old TDMA plan. I'm
    not switching until they take my phone out of my cold, dead fingers!

    But if the "new" AT&T offers a roamfree solution, and unlimited n/w, I'd
    switch if only to stay with AT&T. Who the hell wants to go with Cingular,
    anyway?


    >
    > But unless Sprint has decent coverage where you use it the "new" AT&T

    won't
    > be any better.
    >


    If AT&T adds tons of customers, the revenue will help Sprint add additional
    area to their network. And, if gaps in coverage are patched with roaming
    agreements why should I care what carrier handles my call, just as long as
    "THE CALL GOES THROUGH," as the old Bell Atlantic Mobile ads used to say?
     
  18. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "George" <George@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:gsOdnVfuwLCJLk3dRVn_iw@adelphia.com...
    >
    >
    > It isn't going to add anything to Sprints' network so there is no reason

    to
    > wait.
    >


    But I am thinking that the "new" ATTWS may offer plans that do not charge
    for roaming--just like they did back in the TDMA heyday. I still have a
    Digital One Rate Plan from back when the "real" AT&T operated ATTWS, and I
    am NEVER charged a roaming fee, as long as my phone is on the air within amy
    (very large) home rate area.

    What good is a phone that runs up unanticipated roaming charges? How can
    one possible keep one's sanity when one does not know what the wireless bill
    will be? What if one makes lots of "free" night & weekend calls, only to
    discover that they are billed at a roaming rate?

    I have always valued the freedom from roaming charges as AT&T's most
    important feature--and that is why I have remained on my old TDMA plan. I'm
    not switching until they take my phone out of my cold, dead fingers!

    But if the "new" AT&T offers a roamfree solution, and unlimited n/w, I'd
    switch if only to stay with AT&T. Who the hell wants to go with Cingular,
    anyway?


    >
    > But unless Sprint has decent coverage where you use it the "new" AT&T

    won't
    > be any better.
    >


    If AT&T adds tons of customers, the revenue will help Sprint add additional
    area to their network. And, if gaps in coverage are patched with roaming
    agreements why should I care what carrier handles my call, just as long as
    "THE CALL GOES THROUGH," as the old Bell Atlantic Mobile ads used to say?
     
  19. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "George" <George@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:gsOdnVfuwLCJLk3dRVn_iw@adelphia.com...
    >
    >
    > It isn't going to add anything to Sprints' network so there is no reason

    to
    > wait.
    >


    But I am thinking that the "new" ATTWS may offer plans that do not charge
    for roaming--just like they did back in the TDMA heyday. I still have a
    Digital One Rate Plan from back when the "real" AT&T operated ATTWS, and I
    am NEVER charged a roaming fee, as long as my phone is on the air within amy
    (very large) home rate area.

    What good is a phone that runs up unanticipated roaming charges? How can
    one possible keep one's sanity when one does not know what the wireless bill
    will be? What if one makes lots of "free" night & weekend calls, only to
    discover that they are billed at a roaming rate?

    I have always valued the freedom from roaming charges as AT&T's most
    important feature--and that is why I have remained on my old TDMA plan. I'm
    not switching until they take my phone out of my cold, dead fingers!

    But if the "new" AT&T offers a roamfree solution, and unlimited n/w, I'd
    switch if only to stay with AT&T. Who the hell wants to go with Cingular,
    anyway?


    >
    > But unless Sprint has decent coverage where you use it the "new" AT&T

    won't
    > be any better.
    >


    If AT&T adds tons of customers, the revenue will help Sprint add additional
    area to their network. And, if gaps in coverage are patched with roaming
    agreements why should I care what carrier handles my call, just as long as
    "THE CALL GOES THROUGH," as the old Bell Atlantic Mobile ads used to say?
     
  20. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "George" <George@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:gsOdnVfuwLCJLk3dRVn_iw@adelphia.com...
    >
    >
    > It isn't going to add anything to Sprints' network so there is no reason

    to
    > wait.
    >


    But I am thinking that the "new" ATTWS may offer plans that do not charge
    for roaming--just like they did back in the TDMA heyday. I still have a
    Digital One Rate Plan from back when the "real" AT&T operated ATTWS, and I
    am NEVER charged a roaming fee, as long as my phone is on the air within amy
    (very large) home rate area.

    What good is a phone that runs up unanticipated roaming charges? How can
    one possible keep one's sanity when one does not know what the wireless bill
    will be? What if one makes lots of "free" night & weekend calls, only to
    discover that they are billed at a roaming rate?

    I have always valued the freedom from roaming charges as AT&T's most
    important feature--and that is why I have remained on my old TDMA plan. I'm
    not switching until they take my phone out of my cold, dead fingers!

    But if the "new" AT&T offers a roamfree solution, and unlimited n/w, I'd
    switch if only to stay with AT&T. Who the hell wants to go with Cingular,
    anyway?


    >
    > But unless Sprint has decent coverage where you use it the "new" AT&T

    won't
    > be any better.
    >


    If AT&T adds tons of customers, the revenue will help Sprint add additional
    area to their network. And, if gaps in coverage are patched with roaming
    agreements why should I care what carrier handles my call, just as long as
    "THE CALL GOES THROUGH," as the old Bell Atlantic Mobile ads used to say?
     

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