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T-Mobile's Comet Entry Level Android Phone with Wi-Fi, quad-bandGSM, and 1700/2100 W-CDMA, Personal

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by SMS, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. SMS

    SMS Guest

    <http://newspaperads.mercurynews.com/FSI/Page.aspx?advid=200177&loc=53824&fsi=15267&version=Mercury>
    (bottom left)

    If you're like many people, you have your regular cell phone service on
    Verizon because of the coverage, but you need a GSM phone into which you
    can stick a prepaid SIM card for when you travel to Europe or Asia.

    This is a pretty good deal on a basic Android phone with Wi-Fi.
    Amazingly it has the 900, 1700, and 2100 MHz W-CDMA bands, which is
    something you can't even get on an iPhone, but unfortunately it has no
    W-CDMA 800.
     



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  2. XS11E

    XS11E Guest

    Re: T-Mobile's Comet Entry Level Android Phone with Wi-Fi, quad-band GSM, and 1700/2100 W-CDMA, Personal HotSpot for $140

    SMS <scharf.steven@geemail.com> wrote:

    > <http://newspaperads.mercurynews.com/FSI/Page.aspx?advid=200177&loc
    > =53824&fsi=15267&version=Mercury> (bottom left)
    >
    > If you're like many people, you have your regular cell phone
    > service on Verizon because of the coverage,


    I have my regular cell phone service on T-Mobile because Verizon
    had/has no coverage where I need it.


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  3. Re: T-Mobile's Comet Entry Level Android Phone with Wi-Fi, quad-band GSM, and 1700/2100 W-CDMA, Personal HotSpot for $140

    XS11E <xs11eNO@SPAMyahoo.com> wrote:

    >I have my regular cell phone service on T-Mobile because Verizon
    >had/has no coverage where I need it.


    same here
     
  4. SMS

    SMS Guest

    On 1/24/2011 5:47 PM, XS11E wrote:
    > SMS<scharf.steven@geemail.com> wrote:
    >
    >> <http://newspaperads.mercurynews.com/FSI/Page.aspx?advid=200177&loc
    >> =53824&fsi=15267&version=Mercury> (bottom left)
    >>
    >> If you're like many people, you have your regular cell phone
    >> service on Verizon because of the coverage,

    >
    > I have my regular cell phone service on T-Mobile because Verizon
    > had/has no coverage where I need it.


    Wow, I've never found such a place in all my travels across the country.
    Where is the place that this occurs?
     
  5. XS11E

    XS11E Guest

    Re: T-Mobile's Comet Entry Level Android Phone with Wi-Fi, quad-band GSM, and 1700/2100 W-CDMA, Personal HotSpot for $140

    SMS <scharf.steven@geemail.com> wrote:

    > On 1/24/2011 5:47 PM, XS11E wrote:
    >> SMS<scharf.steven@geemail.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>> <http://newspaperads.mercurynews.com/FSI/Page.aspx?advid=200177&l
    >>> oc =53824&fsi=15267&version=Mercury> (bottom left)
    >>>
    >>> If you're like many people, you have your regular cell phone
    >>> service on Verizon because of the coverage,

    >>
    >> I have my regular cell phone service on T-Mobile because Verizon
    >> had/has no coverage where I need it.

    >
    > Wow, I've never found such a place in all my travels across the
    > country. Where is the place that this occurs?


    Almost every where I visit. My sister's place in San Marcos, CA for
    example shows no bars, VZW knows about the dead spot and has promised
    to fix it for about 10 years but I gave up waiting. I realize the
    state religion of California is NIMBY so I doubt VZW will ever be
    allowed to build another tower in the area.

    I've found dead spots all across the US with VZW (I started with Air
    Touch so that's a clue as to how long I was with them.) T-Mo has NO
    dead spots as long as I can find a WiFi and have a WMA phone and when I
    visit folks I have a spare wireless router I stick in my suitcase so
    all I need is a HSI connection and I'm good.... Besides, try to find
    an area larger than 25 square feet w/o a Starbucks! <G> It's not easy
    but if I really need to make a call I can gag down a cup of Starbuck's
    Sewer Sludge.

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  6. SMS

    SMS Guest

    On 1/25/2011 6:47 PM, XS11E wrote:

    > Almost every where I visit. My sister's place in San Marcos, CA for
    > example shows no bars, VZW knows about the dead spot and has promised
    > to fix it for about 10 years but I gave up waiting. I realize the
    > state religion of California is NIMBY so I doubt VZW will ever be
    > allowed to build another tower in the area.


    Strange. In the Northern California T-Mobile coverage is non-existent in
    many areas, while it's rare to find an area without Verizon coverage.

    I'm heading to Yosemite for a week on Sunday. No T-Mobile coverage in
    the park, and no roaming onto AT&T anymore. Verizon and Sprint have
    roaming coverage on Golden State throughout much of the park, AT&T has
    coverage in Yosemite Valley where most tourists hang out. The situation
    is the same any time you get outside of the urban core in Northern
    California. Thankfully, in cities, T-Mobile has been adding towers to
    close coverage holes, but they just aren't interested in rural areas.
     
  7. XS11E

    XS11E Guest

    Re: T-Mobile's Comet Entry Level Android Phone with Wi-Fi, quad-band GSM, and 1700/2100 W-CDMA, Personal HotSpot for $140

    SMS <scharf.steven@geemail.com> wrote:

    > On 1/25/2011 6:47 PM, XS11E wrote:
    >
    >> Almost every where I visit. My sister's place in San Marcos, CA
    >> for example shows no bars, VZW knows about the dead spot and has
    >> promised to fix it for about 10 years but I gave up waiting. I
    >> realize the state religion of California is NIMBY so I doubt VZW
    >> will ever be allowed to build another tower in the area.

    >
    > Strange. In the Northern California T-Mobile coverage is
    > non-existent in many areas, while it's rare to find an area
    > without Verizon coverage.


    If there's a Starbucks or other WiFi source there's coverage.

    > I'm heading to Yosemite for a week on Sunday. No T-Mobile coverage
    > in the park, and no roaming onto AT&T anymore.


    And no VZW coverage, at least none when I was there last.


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  8. Justin

    Justin Guest

    Re: T-Mobile's Comet Entry Level Android Phone with Wi-Fi,quad-band GSM, and 1700/2100 W-CDMA, Personal HotSpot for $140

    XS11E wrote on [Wed, 26 Jan 2011 17:26:17 -0700]:
    > SMS <scharf.steven@geemail.com> wrote:
    >
    >> On 1/25/2011 6:47 PM, XS11E wrote:
    >>
    >>> Almost every where I visit. My sister's place in San Marcos, CA
    >>> for example shows no bars, VZW knows about the dead spot and has
    >>> promised to fix it for about 10 years but I gave up waiting. I
    >>> realize the state religion of California is NIMBY so I doubt VZW
    >>> will ever be allowed to build another tower in the area.

    >>
    >> Strange. In the Northern California T-Mobile coverage is
    >> non-existent in many areas, while it's rare to find an area
    >> without Verizon coverage.

    >
    > If there's a Starbucks or other WiFi source there's coverage.


    So, how do you receive calls if you are out of range of a starbucks?
     
  9. Janet Wilder

    Janet Wilder Guest

    On 1/25/2011 6:00 PM, SMS wrote:
    > On 1/24/2011 5:47 PM, XS11E wrote:
    >> SMS<scharf.steven@geemail.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>> <http://newspaperads.mercurynews.com/FSI/Page.aspx?advid=200177&loc
    >>> =53824&fsi=15267&version=Mercury> (bottom left)
    >>>
    >>> If you're like many people, you have your regular cell phone
    >>> service on Verizon because of the coverage,

    >>
    >> I have my regular cell phone service on T-Mobile because Verizon
    >> had/has no coverage where I need it.

    >
    > Wow, I've never found such a place in all my travels across the country.
    > Where is the place that this occurs?


    I lived in an RV for 9 years, between 1996 and 2005. We tarted out with
    a 3 watt analog bag phone on Bell Atlantic Mobil who later became
    Verizon. In 2000 we got a little tri mode phone. While we RV's we had
    tri-mode phones and I can probably think of at least 50 times where I
    had a perfectly good VZW signal and every other brand, including
    T-Mobile had none.

    Using WiFi does not mean there is a T-Mobile signal available for the
    folks whose phones don't have such tricks.

    As the song goes "I've been everywhere, man" and I know that VZW has the
    best service. If it didn't millions of consumers would not be paying
    more to use it. I, for one, would go with Cricket if I never left home,
    but I do travel and I need a phone that works everywhere.

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.
     
  10. Re: T-Mobile's Comet Entry Level Android Phone with Wi-Fi, quad-band G

    To: XS11E
    Re: Re: T-Mobile's Comet Entry Level Android Phone with Wi-Fi, quad-band G
    By: XS11E to alt.cellular.t-mobile,alt.cellular.verizon on Wed Jan 26 2011 05:26 pm

    > If there's a Starbucks or other WiFi source there's coverage.


    Lots of phones don't support Wifi yet.

    Now, if Starbucks put a microcell in each of their stores...

    --pF


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  11. SMS

    SMS Guest

    On 1/26/2011 4:26 PM, XS11E wrote:

    >> I'm heading to Yosemite for a week on Sunday. No T-Mobile coverage
    >> in the park, and no roaming onto AT&T anymore.

    >
    > And no VZW coverage, at least none when I was there last.


    Not native, but Golden State Cellular has very good coverage in many
    parts of the park, much greater than the GSM coverage. Verizon customers
    can roam onto GSC at no extra charge (as can Sprint customers, but not
    Virgin Mobile customers). For PagePlus you'll get the double-dialing
    thing and you'll be charged roaming rates on GSC. Also there is now
    reciprocal data coverage with GSC, even though the Verizon web site
    doesn't show it yet. AT&T has EDGE data in Yosemite, unless they've
    recently upgraded to 3G and not yet put it on their maps.

    The downside of the Verizon coverage being roaming is that you don't get
    voice-mail notifications, nor can you call voice mail by dialing *86.
    Whenever I get back into the native Verizon area I get a notification of
    voice mails, unless I remembered to call in to check for voice-mail
    messages.
     
  12. SMS

    SMS Guest

    On 1/26/2011 6:29 PM, Janet Wilder wrote:

    > As the song goes "I've been everywhere, man" and I know that VZW has the
    > best service. If it didn't millions of consumers would not be paying
    > more to use it. I, for one, would go with Cricket if I never left home,
    > but I do travel and I need a phone that works everywhere.


    Actually MetroPCS now has extra-cost off-network roaming onto Verizon if
    you only occasionally are out of the MetroPCS coverage area.
     
  13. On 1/26/2011 9:29 PM, Janet Wilder wrote:
    > On 1/25/2011 6:00 PM, SMS wrote:
    >> On 1/24/2011 5:47 PM, XS11E wrote:
    >>> SMS<scharf.steven@geemail.com> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> <http://newspaperads.mercurynews.com/FSI/Page.aspx?advid=200177&loc
    >>>> =53824&fsi=15267&version=Mercury> (bottom left)
    >>>>
    >>>> If you're like many people, you have your regular cell phone
    >>>> service on Verizon because of the coverage,
    >>>
    >>> I have my regular cell phone service on T-Mobile because Verizon
    >>> had/has no coverage where I need it.

    >>
    >> Wow, I've never found such a place in all my travels across the country.
    >> Where is the place that this occurs?

    >
    > I lived in an RV for 9 years, between 1996 and 2005. We tarted out with
    > a 3 watt analog bag phone on Bell Atlantic Mobil who later became
    > Verizon. In 2000 we got a little tri mode phone. While we RV's we had
    > tri-mode phones and I can probably think of at least 50 times where I
    > had a perfectly good VZW signal and every other brand, including
    > T-Mobile had none.
    >
    > Using WiFi does not mean there is a T-Mobile signal available for the
    > folks whose phones don't have such tricks.
    >
    > As the song goes "I've been everywhere, man" and I know that VZW has the
    > best service. If it didn't millions of consumers would not be paying
    > more to use it. I, for one, would go with Cricket if I never left home,
    > but I do travel and I need a phone that works everywhere.
    >


    You "tarted out"? That sounds rather risque! ;-)

    Proof read before posting!!
     
  14. kalsoom

    kalsoom Guest

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  15. XS11E

    XS11E Guest

    Re: T-Mobile's Comet Entry Level Android Phone with Wi-Fi, quad-band GSM, and 1700/2100 W-CDMA, Personal HotSpot for $140

    "Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilbert88@comcast.net> wrote:

    > You "tarted out"? That sounds rather risque! ;-)
    >
    > Proof read before posting!!


    I prefer Janet's term! Maybe she meant what she wrote?

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  16. XS11E

    XS11E Guest

    Re: T-Mobile's Comet Entry Level Android Phone with Wi-Fi, quad-band GSM, and 1700/2100 W-CDMA, Personal HotSpot for $140

    Janet Wilder <kelliepoodle@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > As the song goes "I've been everywhere, man" and I know that VZW
    > has the best service.


    I've travelled a bunch myself, coast to coast and north to south and
    I dumped VZW because of NO coverage where I travel, I could give a
    rat's rear end about anywhere else.

    > If it didn't millions of consumers would not be paying more to use
    > it.


    Urban legend, when I left VZW their price for voice plus BIS was the
    same as AT&T, cheaper than Sprint and only T-Mobile beat it by
    $5/mo.

    > I, for one, would go with Cricket if I never left home, but I do
    > travel and I need a phone that works everywhere.


    As do I and with UMA my phone works anywhere there's HSI and that's a
    hell of a lot more places than ANY cell company covers (think satellite
    ISPs) plus it's world wide (not that I need that.)


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  17. Justin

    Justin Guest

    Re: T-Mobile's Comet Entry Level Android Phone with Wi-Fi,quad-band GSM, and 1700/2100 W-CDMA, Personal HotSpot for $140

    XS11E wrote on [Thu, 27 Jan 2011 09:40:07 -0700]:
    > Janet Wilder <kelliepoodle@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    > Urban legend, when I left VZW their price for voice plus BIS was the
    > same as AT&T, cheaper than Sprint and only T-Mobile beat it by
    > $5/mo.
    >
    >> I, for one, would go with Cricket if I never left home, but I do
    >> travel and I need a phone that works everywhere.

    >
    > As do I and with UMA my phone works anywhere there's HSI and that's a
    > hell of a lot more places than ANY cell company covers (think satellite
    > ISPs) plus it's world wide (not that I need that.)


    If you seem to think all you need is wifi why not get a VOIP phone and drop
    the cell phone completely?
     
  18. Steve Sobol

    Steve Sobol Guest

    Re: T-Mobile's Comet Entry Level Android Phone with Wi-Fi, quad-band GSM, and 1700/2100 W-CDMA, Personal HotSpot for $140

    In article <slrnik386a.301.nospam@ubuntu.nitsuj.net>,
    nospam@insightbb.com says...
    >
    > XS11E wrote on [Thu, 27 Jan 2011 09:40:07 -0700]:
    > > Janet Wilder <kelliepoodle@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > >
    > > Urban legend, when I left VZW their price for voice plus BIS was the
    > > same as AT&T, cheaper than Sprint and only T-Mobile beat it by
    > > $5/mo.
    > >
    > >> I, for one, would go with Cricket if I never left home, but I do
    > >> travel and I need a phone that works everywhere.

    > >
    > > As do I and with UMA my phone works anywhere there's HSI and that's a
    > > hell of a lot more places than ANY cell company covers (think satellite
    > > ISPs) plus it's world wide (not that I need that.)

    >
    > If you seem to think all you need is wifi why not get a VOIP phone and drop
    > the cell phone completely?


    What _I_ don't get is why some people just CAN'T ACCEPT that T-Mobile
    works in certain places where Verizon doesn't. I don't imagine that
    there are a lot of places like that, as Verizon's network is much more
    mature than T-Mobile's. But still, some people can't believe that there
    are wireless customers who don't want to use VZ for whatever reason.

    --
    Steve Sobol - Programming/Web Dev/IT Support
    Apple Valley, CA
    sjsobol@JustThe.net
     
  19. Janet Wilder

    Janet Wilder Guest

    On 1/27/2011 12:10 AM, SMS wrote:
    > On 1/26/2011 6:29 PM, Janet Wilder wrote:
    >
    >> As the song goes "I've been everywhere, man" and I know that VZW has the
    >> best service. If it didn't millions of consumers would not be paying
    >> more to use it. I, for one, would go with Cricket if I never left home,
    >> but I do travel and I need a phone that works everywhere.

    >
    > Actually MetroPCS now has extra-cost off-network roaming onto Verizon if
    > you only occasionally are out of the MetroPCS coverage area.
    >


    There is no Metro PCS around near where I live.

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.
     
  20. Janet Wilder

    Janet Wilder Guest

    On 1/27/2011 11:04 AM, Steve Sobol wrote:
    > In article<slrnik386a.301.nospam@ubuntu.nitsuj.net>,
    > nospam@insightbb.com says...
    >>
    >> XS11E wrote on [Thu, 27 Jan 2011 09:40:07 -0700]:
    >>> Janet Wilder<kelliepoodle@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>>
    >>> Urban legend, when I left VZW their price for voice plus BIS was the
    >>> same as AT&T, cheaper than Sprint and only T-Mobile beat it by
    >>> $5/mo.
    >>>
    >>>> I, for one, would go with Cricket if I never left home, but I do
    >>>> travel and I need a phone that works everywhere.
    >>>
    >>> As do I and with UMA my phone works anywhere there's HSI and that's a
    >>> hell of a lot more places than ANY cell company covers (think satellite
    >>> ISPs) plus it's world wide (not that I need that.)

    >>
    >> If you seem to think all you need is wifi why not get a VOIP phone and drop
    >> the cell phone completely?

    >
    > What _I_ don't get is why some people just CAN'T ACCEPT that T-Mobile
    > works in certain places where Verizon doesn't. I don't imagine that
    > there are a lot of places like that, as Verizon's network is much more
    > mature than T-Mobile's. But still, some people can't believe that there
    > are wireless customers who don't want to use VZ for whatever reason.
    >


    I think people do accept that. I'm sure that there are dead spots for
    every carrier. What irked me about the OP was that he was touting his
    great T-Mobile service, when in fact, he was using WiFi to make his
    calls, not a cellular signal. Apples are apples and oranges are oranges.

    JMTCW

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.
     

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