T-Mobile coverage in Western Oregon & Washington??
They supposedly serve this area, but their coverage map looks like an eraser smudge down Interstate 5.
due to some of the terrain, even CDMA reception becomes a bit hairy, but for some reason, GSM 1900 comes in just fine. my home is one of many locations where Verizon service was poor, but T-Mobile service is excellent.
if you're in this region, i highly recommend T-Mobile over Verizon or ATT/Cingular 850mhz GSM as there seem to be fewer holes.
Can you tell me anything about T-Mob coverage down here in the Willamette Valley and also in the Cascades?
I'm on 850 TDMA now and coverage is actually pretty good where I'm at.
GSM in the states is VERY limited so far. Cingular and T-Mo both use 1900mhz GSM, while AT&T uses 850mhz. AT&T GSM service is by far and away worse than the other two.
CDMA systems advertise greater coverage, but i just ditched Verizon for T-Mo cuz the CDMA coverage wasnt nearly as good as advertised, and i liked the data portability available for GS...