Phone Scoop

printed October 20, 2017
See this page online at:
http://www.phonescoop.com/carriers/forum.php?fm=m&ff=4&fh=2002659

Home  ›  Carriers  ›

AT&T

Info & Phones News Reviews › Forum  

all discussions

show all 47 replies

Verizon's 80 million cutomers

shindig

Feb 16, 2009, 10:03 AM
I saw a commercial about verizon now having 80 million customers and claiming that they now have the largest network due to customer base. I started to laugh a little because they had to buy other cell phone companies to aquire those customers and not all of them are even staying because they dont want CDMA. we have roughly 78 or 79 million and bye years end we will go pass 80 and go above that.
...
voyager1

Feb 16, 2009, 11:07 AM
It's wonderful that you are laughing. However, if you remember correctly AT@T did the same exact procedure to get their number 1 spot. Also it was major companies AT@T had to buy to get where there are. (remember Cingular, AT@T wireless) Verizon only bought a mid sized companies and a few smaller ones.
...
shindig

Feb 16, 2009, 11:14 AM
actually Cingular was always owned by at&t it was the merg of two companies SBC and Bell South (AT&T) that changed the name back to at&t.
...
moemoe26

Feb 16, 2009, 11:37 AM
.... Cingular was owned by SBC which bought AT&T wireless ( which was a part of big AT&T) in 2003. then in 2005 or 2006 AT&T bought SBC which owned Cingular.


So AT&T had to by Cingular wireless to get to 63.5 million customers.
...
ivoryman

Feb 16, 2009, 2:49 PM
Who cares????????????????????/ My service works for me and I am very happy with it. Why does everyone want to be the biggist?
...
moemoe26

Feb 17, 2009, 2:11 PM
it wasn't for you it was for Shindig.... Eh?
...
colione112

Feb 17, 2009, 6:19 PM
Actually only part right. SBC bought AT&T Wireless and merged it with Cingular. Then SBC bought AT&T Inc and decided to use the AT&T name, which eventually led to the rebranding of Cingular as AT&T Mobility.

Either way, both AT&T(Cingular) and Verizon Wireless bought their way to the top. It's the way of the world. The big buy other companies to grow. There isn't much patience for naturally growing companies anymore...
...
bocephus22

Feb 21, 2009, 1:26 AM
Actually Cingular Wireless who was jointly owned by SBC and BellSouth bought AT&T Wireless and then SBC bought out the old Ma Bell AT&T and then bought out BellSouth and then they changed Cingular Wireless to at&t
...
tylerrocks09

Feb 17, 2009, 5:01 PM
your stupid.

1. Alltel is a CDMA service.

2. Verizon will become LTE which is a part of GSM.

3. Unicel still had there old CDMA network up as well as GSM, and CDMA service is more used in the US then GSM. GSM coverage sucks in the US.
...
llama

Feb 17, 2009, 5:30 PM
tylerrocks09 said:
your stupid.


plus the other inaccuracies in your post...
...
Fleance2k5

Feb 17, 2009, 5:35 PM
It's typical. He does it all the time. It has come to the point where I can post before him with the same mindless dribble he tries to talk about...
...
tylerrocks09

Feb 18, 2009, 11:11 AM
tell me what my inaccuracies then in that post are?
...
AshDizzle

Feb 20, 2009, 7:43 PM
We'll tell you when you get back from 3rd grade. I'm sure your teacher wouldn't want you on public forums during class time.
...
tylerrocks09

Feb 20, 2009, 8:10 PM
haha, you dont have anything on me is why.
Laughing

All that info was true.
...
AshDizzle

Feb 21, 2009, 1:51 PM
tylerrocks09 said:
your stupid.

1. Alltel is a CDMA service.

2. Verizon will become LTE which is a part of GSM.

3. Unicel still had there old CDMA network up as well as GSM, and CDMA service is more used in the US then GSM. GSM coverage sucks in the US. .


It's spelled "YOU'RE". YOU'RE is a contraction of two words: YOU and ARE. Learn this and will be well on your way to graduating the 3rd grade.

1. Alltel is a CDMA service. Ok, well guess what? No one gives a damn. They also have a massive GSM footprint that the GSM carriers roam off.

2. Verizon is going to LTE. Once again, pointless and completely irrelevant to the original post (which was a dumb post to begin with). For clarificati...
(continues)
...
tylerrocks09

Feb 21, 2009, 3:23 PM
haha, what a dumb @$$.

1st off, it was toward another post in the main post smart @$$.

2nd. GSM coverage is no where near as good as CDMA coverage in the US.

3rd. There is more CDMA customers in the US then GSM. Over 100 million maybe for GSM, but almost 200 Million for CDMA.

4th. Verizon will not have a GSM/UMTS network!

WE DONT NEED IT!

We will have only LTE and shut down the CDMA network once its complete.

AT&T is not ready for LTE.

There 3G is horrible just like your knowledge.

It's not going to take Verizon long at all the put up LTE. They have already said it.

In Jan 2010 Verizon Wireless will become the first wireless company to offer commercial LTE-based service in the United States!

Utilizing its rec...
(continues)
...
AshDizzle

Feb 21, 2009, 3:51 PM
too long to read
...
drantin

Feb 24, 2009, 12:07 AM
for future reference:

tl;dr


too long; didn't read
...
Sigma1570

Feb 21, 2009, 4:03 PM
wait a sec. 100+200= 300. There are only 305 million people in the US and I don't see many 3 year olds toting around an LG dare.
...
AshDizzle

Feb 21, 2009, 5:17 PM
Sigma, you are thinking way too logically here.

In the world of tylerrocks09, you believe whatever is most convenient at the time.
...
Sigma1570

Feb 21, 2009, 5:30 PM
speaking of convenience, it would be very convenient to leave work right now. Especially since there are no customers.
...
AshDizzle

Feb 21, 2009, 8:01 PM
For real. I'm in AZ and we have been dead all day.
...
wombough

Feb 24, 2009, 12:42 AM
Wow 200 and 100 = 300 million people that have cell phone coverage in the US. Don't we only have like 275 million people in the US to include babies? Give me a break with your facts!!
...
mosco27

Feb 19, 2009, 9:50 AM
I thought alltel was GSM based, and Verizons LTE is going to be CDMA based. And who cares that verizon now has 80 million customers, at&t has 78 million up 2.1 million from last year, so if the trend continues at&t will have the same customer base very soon. Oh yeah, people shouldn't pick a company cause its bigger, they should pick one that has the best coverage where they mainly use the phone. I work for at&t and where i am we have the best coverage, i'd have to say in the state. But in MA. verizon is better in alot of parts, so who really cares.
...
Fredd

Feb 19, 2009, 11:48 AM
From the alltel info on this very website:

"Alltel was a large regional CDMA carrier offering service in 33 states, primarily in the south, midwest, and west. In 2005, the company acquired Western Wireless, a smaller carrier that operated under the Cellular One brand with service in 19 western states."

I believe that the GSM spectrum alltel had was picked up in the Cellular One deal.

http://www.phonescoop.com/carriers/carrier.php?c=7 »
...
bbcurve1234

Feb 19, 2009, 12:41 PM
Yes, they did. Cellular One had some GSM towers in some states. When Alltel purchased Cellular One, they also aquired the GSM towers. And in the areas where Verizon is choosing to sell off the Alltel network, those GSM towers will also be sold to the company that chooses to buy the Devisted portion of the Alltel network.
...
taoareyou

Feb 19, 2009, 9:30 AM
Is when you ask a Vzw salesperson why you should use their service and they say something like "you have 80 million people you can call for free!".

I act very impressed and ask for a list so I can call them all.

Of course they lose interest in me shortly after that. Shocked
...
tylerrocks09

Feb 19, 2009, 4:07 PM
its also funny when i go on road trips and my friend doesnt have service in half the places with AT&T that i do with Verizon.

lol! funny huh? Laughing


Know what els is funny?

When I travle, I always have EVDO (3G) coverage, but she seems to see EDGE alot unless were in a major city.

Laughing

Funny huh?
...
Fleance2k5

Feb 19, 2009, 5:30 PM
Jesus. Learn english imo. You would think if you were trying to openingly diss someone you would at least spell check first.
...
Americanstud1987

Feb 20, 2009, 3:11 PM
Like it really matters when you have 5 year olds coming in to post on the forum...
...
jbecool80

Feb 20, 2009, 4:48 PM
Honestly speaking there isn't really any competetion...Verizon and ATT are basically the same. Both have good coverage. Go to there websites and compare there coverage maps. They both have the same plans its basically one is Big Blue and the Other Big Red! But I must admit att does have some pretty cool phones and more exclusives then any carrier. Sorry Im just neutral on this one! LOLz Very Happy
...
tylerrocks09

Feb 20, 2009, 8:12 PM
coverage is no where near the same.

all the stripe is Roaming.

thats alot of strips huh?

Laughing
...
wombough

Feb 21, 2009, 2:03 AM
at least they are honest with their roaming. Verizon doesn't show roaming on their map. You have to dig to find native coverage. But verizon still reaches more people and even more so with alltel.
...
tylerrocks09

Feb 21, 2009, 3:25 PM
no..

they show it.

click Pre Paid and it shows it in light purple.
...
jrfdsf

Feb 21, 2009, 3:30 PM
tylerrocks09 said:
no..

they show it.

click Pre Paid and it shows it in light purple.

Nope. Only shows SOME roaming coverage. They call most of their roaming "extended network."
...
tylerrocks09

Feb 21, 2009, 4:42 PM
Um.. no.

All the Roaming in the US is called Extended Network on a Post Paid Plan.

On Pre Paid plan, it says Roaming.

Remember Verizon bought Alltel and most of Unicel, thats with the Alltel Coverage AND Unicel coverage.

That "Roaming" is really the only "Roaming" Verizon has. Because you said thats not all there Roaming when it is.

The Purple is there Native Coverage.
...
jrfdsf

Feb 21, 2009, 4:58 PM
tylerrocks09 said:
Um.. no.

All the Roaming in the US is called Extended Network on a Post Paid Plan.

On Pre Paid plan, it says Roaming.

Remember Verizon bought Alltel and most of Unicel, thats with the Alltel Coverage AND Unicel coverage.

That "Roaming" is really the only "Roaming" Verizon has. Because you said thats not all there Roaming when it is.

The Purple is there Native Coverage.

What purple? The map they show online only shows red,(digital)yellow,(analog),and white(none).
...
jrfdsf

Feb 21, 2009, 5:04 PM
tylerrocks09 said:
Um.. no.

All the Roaming in the US is called Extended Network on a Post Paid Plan.

On Pre Paid plan, it says Roaming.

Remember Verizon bought Alltel and most of Unicel, thats with the Alltel Coverage AND Unicel coverage.

That "Roaming" is really the only "Roaming" Verizon has. Because you said thats not all there Roaming when it is.

The Purple is there Native Coverage.

It's still wrong because Verizon has zero coverage in zipcode area 37385. That is 100% US Cellular country, not Verizon. They also have zero coverage in Birchwood, TN.

Plus, the post paid map is still all red.
...
wombough

Feb 21, 2009, 11:56 PM
I was going to add something like that. Thanks jrfdsf. Verizon used to show prepaid as just their native coverage but sometime last year they allowed roaming on prepaid and now its not native coverage.
...
Burger Time

Feb 21, 2009, 9:10 PM
AT&T needs to get its network issues straightened out. My area has had some towers go down time and again, and it really bugs me.

AT&T needs to throw money at its network, or they will end up like Sprint: bleeding themselves to death.
...
tylerrocks09

Feb 22, 2009, 4:10 PM
thats what ive been saying.

My uncle just switch to Alltel in Tupelo, MS.

he use to get full service in his house, then it slowly drop to 1 bar over thepast 2 years, now he did get any thing.

So he switch yesterday.
...
dromant

Feb 23, 2009, 8:24 PM
People would take you much more seriously if you actually used proper grammar. People keep calling you a 3rd grader because your grammar is at a 3rd grade level.
...
texaswireless

Feb 23, 2009, 9:06 PM
You obviously care about what others think because you respond to most everyone that is critical of you.

So considering you care so much why don't you take the time to use some correct grammer. Do you speak that way too? I am being serious here, not just ripping you for your views. Your views, by the way, need some scrubbing for accuracy. Sometimes you actually make decent points then make a fool of yourself with completely made up facts. Couple that with your horrible grammer and you LOOK like a fool. If you aren't then show others you aren't by your actions.

"So he switch yesterday"

Say that out loud. If it sounds fine then hooked on phonics is in your future. If it doesn't then take some time to re-read what you type befo...
(continues)
...
drantin

Feb 23, 2009, 9:35 PM
"horrible grammer" Very Happy

Atrocious spelling too, which is odd with the "Check Spelling" button down there...
...
ATnT Nokia

Feb 24, 2009, 4:54 PM
Burger Time said:
AT&T needs to get its network issues straightened out. My area has had some towers go down time and again, and it really bugs me.

AT&T needs to throw money at its network, or they will end up like Sprint: bleeding themselves to death.


I agree. AT&T's network is good, but they do need to improve it to make it GREAT.

Right now they are putting too much emphasis on having the best global coverage, which is smart, but don't put all your eggs in that one basket.

The truth is, most wireless customers don't travel overseas, or even to our neighboring countries. So focus on the domestic network right now. Yes, it is important to have global coverage, but if your domestic coverage st...
(continues)
...
Sigma1570

Feb 24, 2009, 5:03 PM
You make it sound like at&t is building out network overseas which they aren't(and I don't think they can anyways correct me if I'm wrong)The reason they make the best network claim for the globe is because they can't make it for the USA. So since the top three all try and market a network claim like "fastest network" or "most reliable" or "largest coverage" at&t is stuck marketing largest global coverage. Anyone in the industry takes that at face value but some consumers will take it serious since they don't know the difference(best coverage on the globe-americas on the globe-so at&t must has the best coverage there too)

But you are right, there needs to be more network improvements(especially in the west). It is getting better though. I...
(continues)
...
ATnT Nokia

Feb 25, 2009, 1:31 PM
Sigma1570 said:
You make it sound like at&t is building out network overseas which they aren't(and I don't think they can anyways correct me if I'm wrong)The reason they make the best network claim for the globe is because they can't make it for the USA. So since the top three all try and market a network claim like "fastest network" or "most reliable" or "largest coverage" at&t is stuck marketing largest global coverage. Anyone in the industry takes that at face value but some consumers will take it serious since they don't know the difference(best coverage on the globe-americas on the globe-so at&t must has the best coverage there too)

But you are right, there needs to be more network improvements(especially in the w
...
(continues)
...

You must log in to reply.

Please log in to report a message to the moderator.


all discussions

Subscribe to Phone Scoop News with RSS Follow @phonescoop on Twitter Phone Scoop on Facebook Subscribe to Phone Scoop on YouTube Follow on Instagram

 

All content Copyright 2001-2017 Phone Factor, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Content on this site may not be copied or republished without formal permission.
2

This is a preview. Click for full glossary page.