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Nov 29, 2003, 1:30 AM
Hi All!
I am a current Verizon user in the S.F.-Bay area, and have excellent service with them for 4 years now. But I have been intrigued for a long time with GSM service and the phones connected with it. I need peoples input and opinions here. Is GSM better than CDMA and why? I heard the voice quality is better, but is it by much? A year or two ago, I heard GSM was terrible here(as far as signal strength, dropped calls, etc)...has it improved? From what I've seen on the maps and from what co-workers and friends say, it is yes. Now if I decide to go GSM's way, I've decided to go with either AT&T or Cingular, because they have the upcoming 850 frequency besides the already existing 1900. T-Mobile only has 1900 from what I've seen.
So betwe...

Nov 29, 2003, 9:48 AM
As far as CDMA or GSM in that area I could not tell you because IBM from Texas. However, what i can tell from being a Cingular, T-Mobile, and ATT salesperson is to choose Cingular for you GSM carrier. If you take a look at ATT's map you will notice that their GSM is very very small and it never seems like it grows. T-mobile there's was growing pretty good but it has died down quite drastically in the last 6 months. Now, take Cingular's and in the last 3 months it has grown almost 50%. They say by the end of 2004 that they will have a complete comparison to the old TDMA rate plan coverage areas. So, that to me with a little time, would be so much better than, something that only covers a few cities and a few major highways.

As far as...

Nov 29, 2003, 2:20 PM
Thanks for your reply and info! I was originally leaning toward AT&T, but I've noticed exactly what your seeing on the Cingular site about their expanding coverage. Also I never thought about the Samsung phone, but I currently use a Samsung A310 and like it, so that may be a good GSM choice. Thanks again!

Nov 29, 2003, 2:35 PM
Hey MacIntosh...what about the Samsung307? Is that one OK too? Thanks again for your help and opinions! Smile

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