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Switching to Sprint? Opinions?

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Michael L., Jun 7, 2004.

  1. "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote:

    >In article <9ch4d012b05a611eud1b84ocga7hmqbcb7@4ax.com>,
    > deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    >> On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:21:55 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >> >> Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    >> >> used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    >> >> roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    >> >> "teetered" on the edge.
    >> >
    >> >Someone else suggested that on the last day of the month you dial *4 to
    >> >check your usage, and call a landline (home or office) and leave your
    >> >cell phone "off the hook" to use up minutes to get yourself near your
    >> >limit, to maximize allowable roaming minutes.

    >>
    >> Not a bad idea, and if necessary will use that method, although I hope
    >> to be changed to a new provider by the end of this month.
    >> Deb

    >
    >GSM will be a nightmare if you travel extensively. No GSM phone has
    >analog roaming capability.


    The Nokia 6340i has GSM 850/1900 Mhz, TDMA 800/1900 Mhz, and AMPS 800
    Mhz. Sold only by Cingular, and not in all areas (if they offered it in
    California I probably would have switched to them instead of Verizon
    Wireless, but I've been generally happy with VZW).



    ==
    Jack Hamilton
    jfh@acm.org

    ==
    In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted comfort and security.
    And in the end, they lost it all - freedom, comfort and security.
    Edward Gibbons
     



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  2. "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote:

    >In article <9ch4d012b05a611eud1b84ocga7hmqbcb7@4ax.com>,
    > deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    >> On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:21:55 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >> >> Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    >> >> used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    >> >> roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    >> >> "teetered" on the edge.
    >> >
    >> >Someone else suggested that on the last day of the month you dial *4 to
    >> >check your usage, and call a landline (home or office) and leave your
    >> >cell phone "off the hook" to use up minutes to get yourself near your
    >> >limit, to maximize allowable roaming minutes.

    >>
    >> Not a bad idea, and if necessary will use that method, although I hope
    >> to be changed to a new provider by the end of this month.
    >> Deb

    >
    >GSM will be a nightmare if you travel extensively. No GSM phone has
    >analog roaming capability.


    The Nokia 6340i has GSM 850/1900 Mhz, TDMA 800/1900 Mhz, and AMPS 800
    Mhz. Sold only by Cingular, and not in all areas (if they offered it in
    California I probably would have switched to them instead of Verizon
    Wireless, but I've been generally happy with VZW).



    ==
    Jack Hamilton
    jfh@acm.org

    ==
    In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted comfort and security.
    And in the end, they lost it all - freedom, comfort and security.
    Edward Gibbons
     
  3. "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote:

    >In article <9ch4d012b05a611eud1b84ocga7hmqbcb7@4ax.com>,
    > deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    >> On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:21:55 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >> >> Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    >> >> used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    >> >> roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    >> >> "teetered" on the edge.
    >> >
    >> >Someone else suggested that on the last day of the month you dial *4 to
    >> >check your usage, and call a landline (home or office) and leave your
    >> >cell phone "off the hook" to use up minutes to get yourself near your
    >> >limit, to maximize allowable roaming minutes.

    >>
    >> Not a bad idea, and if necessary will use that method, although I hope
    >> to be changed to a new provider by the end of this month.
    >> Deb

    >
    >GSM will be a nightmare if you travel extensively. No GSM phone has
    >analog roaming capability.


    The Nokia 6340i has GSM 850/1900 Mhz, TDMA 800/1900 Mhz, and AMPS 800
    Mhz. Sold only by Cingular, and not in all areas (if they offered it in
    California I probably would have switched to them instead of Verizon
    Wireless, but I've been generally happy with VZW).



    ==
    Jack Hamilton
    jfh@acm.org

    ==
    In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted comfort and security.
    And in the end, they lost it all - freedom, comfort and security.
    Edward Gibbons
     
  4. "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote:

    >In article <9ch4d012b05a611eud1b84ocga7hmqbcb7@4ax.com>,
    > deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    >> On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:21:55 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >> >> Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    >> >> used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    >> >> roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    >> >> "teetered" on the edge.
    >> >
    >> >Someone else suggested that on the last day of the month you dial *4 to
    >> >check your usage, and call a landline (home or office) and leave your
    >> >cell phone "off the hook" to use up minutes to get yourself near your
    >> >limit, to maximize allowable roaming minutes.

    >>
    >> Not a bad idea, and if necessary will use that method, although I hope
    >> to be changed to a new provider by the end of this month.
    >> Deb

    >
    >GSM will be a nightmare if you travel extensively. No GSM phone has
    >analog roaming capability.


    The Nokia 6340i has GSM 850/1900 Mhz, TDMA 800/1900 Mhz, and AMPS 800
    Mhz. Sold only by Cingular, and not in all areas (if they offered it in
    California I probably would have switched to them instead of Verizon
    Wireless, but I've been generally happy with VZW).



    ==
    Jack Hamilton
    jfh@acm.org

    ==
    In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted comfort and security.
    And in the end, they lost it all - freedom, comfort and security.
    Edward Gibbons
     
  5. "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote:

    >In article <9ch4d012b05a611eud1b84ocga7hmqbcb7@4ax.com>,
    > deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    >> On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:21:55 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >> >> Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    >> >> used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    >> >> roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    >> >> "teetered" on the edge.
    >> >
    >> >Someone else suggested that on the last day of the month you dial *4 to
    >> >check your usage, and call a landline (home or office) and leave your
    >> >cell phone "off the hook" to use up minutes to get yourself near your
    >> >limit, to maximize allowable roaming minutes.

    >>
    >> Not a bad idea, and if necessary will use that method, although I hope
    >> to be changed to a new provider by the end of this month.
    >> Deb

    >
    >GSM will be a nightmare if you travel extensively. No GSM phone has
    >analog roaming capability.


    The Nokia 6340i has GSM 850/1900 Mhz, TDMA 800/1900 Mhz, and AMPS 800
    Mhz. Sold only by Cingular, and not in all areas (if they offered it in
    California I probably would have switched to them instead of Verizon
    Wireless, but I've been generally happy with VZW).



    ==
    Jack Hamilton
    jfh@acm.org

    ==
    In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted comfort and security.
    And in the end, they lost it all - freedom, comfort and security.
    Edward Gibbons
     
  6. "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote:

    >In article <9ch4d012b05a611eud1b84ocga7hmqbcb7@4ax.com>,
    > deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    >> On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:21:55 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >> >> Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    >> >> used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    >> >> roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    >> >> "teetered" on the edge.
    >> >
    >> >Someone else suggested that on the last day of the month you dial *4 to
    >> >check your usage, and call a landline (home or office) and leave your
    >> >cell phone "off the hook" to use up minutes to get yourself near your
    >> >limit, to maximize allowable roaming minutes.

    >>
    >> Not a bad idea, and if necessary will use that method, although I hope
    >> to be changed to a new provider by the end of this month.
    >> Deb

    >
    >GSM will be a nightmare if you travel extensively. No GSM phone has
    >analog roaming capability.


    The Nokia 6340i has GSM 850/1900 Mhz, TDMA 800/1900 Mhz, and AMPS 800
    Mhz. Sold only by Cingular, and not in all areas (if they offered it in
    California I probably would have switched to them instead of Verizon
    Wireless, but I've been generally happy with VZW).



    ==
    Jack Hamilton
    jfh@acm.org

    ==
    In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted comfort and security.
    And in the end, they lost it all - freedom, comfort and security.
    Edward Gibbons
     
  7. "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote:

    >In article <9ch4d012b05a611eud1b84ocga7hmqbcb7@4ax.com>,
    > deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    >
    >> On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:21:55 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >> >> Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    >> >> used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    >> >> roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    >> >> "teetered" on the edge.
    >> >
    >> >Someone else suggested that on the last day of the month you dial *4 to
    >> >check your usage, and call a landline (home or office) and leave your
    >> >cell phone "off the hook" to use up minutes to get yourself near your
    >> >limit, to maximize allowable roaming minutes.

    >>
    >> Not a bad idea, and if necessary will use that method, although I hope
    >> to be changed to a new provider by the end of this month.
    >> Deb

    >
    >GSM will be a nightmare if you travel extensively. No GSM phone has
    >analog roaming capability.


    The Nokia 6340i has GSM 850/1900 Mhz, TDMA 800/1900 Mhz, and AMPS 800
    Mhz. Sold only by Cingular, and not in all areas (if they offered it in
    California I probably would have switched to them instead of Verizon
    Wireless, but I've been generally happy with VZW).



    ==
    Jack Hamilton
    jfh@acm.org

    ==
    In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted comfort and security.
    And in the end, they lost it all - freedom, comfort and security.
    Edward Gibbons
     
  8. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <dn25d0dkeibjb1p8sv5glmbkfq70i3841c@4ax.com>,
    Jack Hamilton <jfh@acm.org> wrote:

    > The Nokia 6340i has GSM 850/1900 Mhz, TDMA 800/1900 Mhz, and AMPS 800
    > Mhz. Sold only by Cingular, and not in all areas (if they offered it in
    > California I probably would have switched to them instead of Verizon
    > Wireless, but I've been generally happy with VZW).


    Such a phone then lacks GSM 900/1800 MHZ, required to work in Europe,
    etc.
     
  9. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <dn25d0dkeibjb1p8sv5glmbkfq70i3841c@4ax.com>,
    Jack Hamilton <jfh@acm.org> wrote:

    > The Nokia 6340i has GSM 850/1900 Mhz, TDMA 800/1900 Mhz, and AMPS 800
    > Mhz. Sold only by Cingular, and not in all areas (if they offered it in
    > California I probably would have switched to them instead of Verizon
    > Wireless, but I've been generally happy with VZW).


    Such a phone then lacks GSM 900/1800 MHZ, required to work in Europe,
    etc.
     
  10. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <dn25d0dkeibjb1p8sv5glmbkfq70i3841c@4ax.com>,
    Jack Hamilton <jfh@acm.org> wrote:

    > The Nokia 6340i has GSM 850/1900 Mhz, TDMA 800/1900 Mhz, and AMPS 800
    > Mhz. Sold only by Cingular, and not in all areas (if they offered it in
    > California I probably would have switched to them instead of Verizon
    > Wireless, but I've been generally happy with VZW).


    Such a phone then lacks GSM 900/1800 MHZ, required to work in Europe,
    etc.
     
  11. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <dn25d0dkeibjb1p8sv5glmbkfq70i3841c@4ax.com>,
    Jack Hamilton <jfh@acm.org> wrote:

    > The Nokia 6340i has GSM 850/1900 Mhz, TDMA 800/1900 Mhz, and AMPS 800
    > Mhz. Sold only by Cingular, and not in all areas (if they offered it in
    > California I probably would have switched to them instead of Verizon
    > Wireless, but I've been generally happy with VZW).


    Such a phone then lacks GSM 900/1800 MHZ, required to work in Europe,
    etc.
     
  12. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <dn25d0dkeibjb1p8sv5glmbkfq70i3841c@4ax.com>,
    Jack Hamilton <jfh@acm.org> wrote:

    > The Nokia 6340i has GSM 850/1900 Mhz, TDMA 800/1900 Mhz, and AMPS 800
    > Mhz. Sold only by Cingular, and not in all areas (if they offered it in
    > California I probably would have switched to them instead of Verizon
    > Wireless, but I've been generally happy with VZW).


    Such a phone then lacks GSM 900/1800 MHZ, required to work in Europe,
    etc.
     
  13. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <dn25d0dkeibjb1p8sv5glmbkfq70i3841c@4ax.com>,
    Jack Hamilton <jfh@acm.org> wrote:

    > The Nokia 6340i has GSM 850/1900 Mhz, TDMA 800/1900 Mhz, and AMPS 800
    > Mhz. Sold only by Cingular, and not in all areas (if they offered it in
    > California I probably would have switched to them instead of Verizon
    > Wireless, but I've been generally happy with VZW).


    Such a phone then lacks GSM 900/1800 MHZ, required to work in Europe,
    etc.
     
  14. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <dn25d0dkeibjb1p8sv5glmbkfq70i3841c@4ax.com>,
    Jack Hamilton <jfh@acm.org> wrote:

    > The Nokia 6340i has GSM 850/1900 Mhz, TDMA 800/1900 Mhz, and AMPS 800
    > Mhz. Sold only by Cingular, and not in all areas (if they offered it in
    > California I probably would have switched to them instead of Verizon
    > Wireless, but I've been generally happy with VZW).


    Such a phone then lacks GSM 900/1800 MHZ, required to work in Europe,
    etc.
     
  15. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <dn25d0dkeibjb1p8sv5glmbkfq70i3841c@4ax.com>,
    Jack Hamilton <jfh@acm.org> wrote:

    > The Nokia 6340i has GSM 850/1900 Mhz, TDMA 800/1900 Mhz, and AMPS 800
    > Mhz. Sold only by Cingular, and not in all areas (if they offered it in
    > California I probably would have switched to them instead of Verizon
    > Wireless, but I've been generally happy with VZW).


    Such a phone then lacks GSM 900/1800 MHZ, required to work in Europe,
    etc.
     
  16. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <dn25d0dkeibjb1p8sv5glmbkfq70i3841c@4ax.com>,
    Jack Hamilton <jfh@acm.org> wrote:

    > The Nokia 6340i has GSM 850/1900 Mhz, TDMA 800/1900 Mhz, and AMPS 800
    > Mhz. Sold only by Cingular, and not in all areas (if they offered it in
    > California I probably would have switched to them instead of Verizon
    > Wireless, but I've been generally happy with VZW).


    Such a phone then lacks GSM 900/1800 MHZ, required to work in Europe,
    etc.
     
  17. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <dn25d0dkeibjb1p8sv5glmbkfq70i3841c@4ax.com>,
    Jack Hamilton <jfh@acm.org> wrote:

    > The Nokia 6340i has GSM 850/1900 Mhz, TDMA 800/1900 Mhz, and AMPS 800
    > Mhz. Sold only by Cingular, and not in all areas (if they offered it in
    > California I probably would have switched to them instead of Verizon
    > Wireless, but I've been generally happy with VZW).


    Such a phone then lacks GSM 900/1800 MHZ, required to work in Europe,
    etc.
     
  18. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <dn25d0dkeibjb1p8sv5glmbkfq70i3841c@4ax.com>,
    Jack Hamilton <jfh@acm.org> wrote:

    > The Nokia 6340i has GSM 850/1900 Mhz, TDMA 800/1900 Mhz, and AMPS 800
    > Mhz. Sold only by Cingular, and not in all areas (if they offered it in
    > California I probably would have switched to them instead of Verizon
    > Wireless, but I've been generally happy with VZW).


    Such a phone then lacks GSM 900/1800 MHZ, required to work in Europe,
    etc.
     
  19. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <dn25d0dkeibjb1p8sv5glmbkfq70i3841c@4ax.com>,
    Jack Hamilton <jfh@acm.org> wrote:

    > The Nokia 6340i has GSM 850/1900 Mhz, TDMA 800/1900 Mhz, and AMPS 800
    > Mhz. Sold only by Cingular, and not in all areas (if they offered it in
    > California I probably would have switched to them instead of Verizon
    > Wireless, but I've been generally happy with VZW).


    Such a phone then lacks GSM 900/1800 MHZ, required to work in Europe,
    etc.
     
  20. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <dn25d0dkeibjb1p8sv5glmbkfq70i3841c@4ax.com>,
    Jack Hamilton <jfh@acm.org> wrote:

    > The Nokia 6340i has GSM 850/1900 Mhz, TDMA 800/1900 Mhz, and AMPS 800
    > Mhz. Sold only by Cingular, and not in all areas (if they offered it in
    > California I probably would have switched to them instead of Verizon
    > Wireless, but I've been generally happy with VZW).


    Such a phone then lacks GSM 900/1800 MHZ, required to work in Europe,
    etc.
     

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