AT&T Airs Attack Ad of Its Own
How coverage is reported:
Showing a map of coverage that is painted red, green, orange or blue is great marketing but not as relevant as how many people live or work within the footprint.
It is possible for a carier to have more square miles of coverage and cover less of the population.
Consumers need to learn who is best in their local market where it is relevant to their needs.
In this case AT&T's 3G covers a good percentage of the population if you look at where they have covera...
When 4 G hits... I am sure we will hear about the "millions" of people covered by it while the roll out the sqr mile map
LTE and WiMAX are primarily targeted at high end data use (laptops, and other high end data devices). The average user will probably not be using LTE / WiMAX unless they have a 4G / WiFi router or a laptop.
I'm not sure coverage is the battleground. Value and device are
If all things are equal, which they are for the vast majority of the population then why pay so much more for VZW?
I repeat, if the signal strength for all carriers in a given area is identical then what is the real difference?
Your Kia/Hyundai illustration is not relevant here because we are talking about mechanical devices that have moving parts.
When you represent a product you believe it to be superior to the rest of the world, that is only natural.
But really, electomagnetic waves work the same no matter who broadcasts them.
If our Verizon friend is going to argue that they have more towers to broadcast that RF than the competition then That is not accurate because AT&T owns more towers.
So what makes Verizon's overall coverage superior to a company with more towers?
If I live in Pittsburgh why do I care about coverage in North Dakota when I will probably not go there? It is as moot a point as AT&T's international roaming is to the majority of Americans. Most people won't do it.
If I live in North Dakota and Verizon' coverage there works best for me then it is the best choice.
CDMA uses a 1.25 MHZ wide channel
UMTS/HSDPA/HSPA uses a 5MHZ wide channel
Both accomplish the same thing except UMTS/HSDPA/HSPA allows voice and data simultaneously on the same channel
Verizon, Sprint and USCC use a Qualcomm CDMA data core.
Using SIM cards is not unique to any technology. Everyone could but the U.S. CDMA carriers have chosen to go with an onboard ESN.
The similarity is in the CDMA technology that the towers and the phones broadcast. Other than that they are as different as a chestnut horse is from a horse chestnut.
I'm not sure coverage is the battleground. Value and device are"
I did not bring T-Mobile or Sprint into the discussion, but since they were brought into it---the point is that if the only consideration is whether the phone works where one happens to live then yes...go with the cheaper provider. Obviously, that is not the only consideration. There are many reasons people choose carriers besides price. Sure many are brainwashed or drinking the kool aid (and on and on and on) So what? It's not your money. Why wou...
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