CDMA or GSM-HELP!!
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.
jungleroom_x said:...there isn't a techincal aspect that would make [GSM] a better choice as far as voice clarity or data transmission...
I would have to disagree on the voice quality part of that statement.
It depends on the phone, of course, but also the base station (tower) equipment involved. I can say from extensive experience that T-Mobile's GSM network in Philly sounds dramatically better than Sprint's CDMA network in the same area (across many different phones for each network, and for both parties). YMMV.