Attn: Gagirl, I do like reading your editorials
I am currently a ATTWS customer, and my contract expired months ago. One of the reasons I haven't jumped to verizon, it's their phones.
I wish they had a bigger selection of Nokia phones. I ahve been to the local verizon store several times, and their current look and probably perform okay. But they feel like toys.
I have had Nokia's since "1996", and no matter how many times I have dropped them they always work! Is there a reason why Nokia does not provide verizon with a larger selection of avail choices?
Nokia primarily makes GSM phones.. They really didn't know how to do to much with CDMA. When Sprint had CDMA Nokia phone back in the old days, they wouldn't last to long. Lots of times they would drop every call after about 10 seconds, They could never fix the problems with have OTA PRL updates or activations Fixed, (OTA update or OTA Activations would fry the phone). So basically Sprint PCS and Verizon Wireless pretty much discontinued relations with Nokia untill they decided to correct these problems with their CDMA hardware.
It is not because Nokia was going GSM. This is proven untrue by the many Nokia phones the other carriers are currently selling that are not GSM.
Another reason VZW has not historically carried many Nokias is that for a while VZW was on a strong push for clamshell phones. Nokia has bra...
I think what is funny that according to ATTWS, I shouldn't have great TDMA coverage where I live but I do.
If ATTWS were to buy out cingular and/or T-Mobile I would then have GSM available to me.
Hasn't vzw figured out yet that most of the world loves Nokia phones. And they are #1 handset maker in the world?
I also found out that by living in Gainesville, Fl. phonenumber portability probably won't be in this area until May. Because we aren't part of the top 100 metro area.
Rumor has it that USCelluar was taken over at the above zipcode by ATTWS. But the service is still "listed" as USCelluar. Does anybody have any info wheather it will become official, it will that this area will part of ATTWS coverage area?
I know I should of gone on the rumors forum, but while I was here I figured I'd ask the question anyway.