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Verizon or Sprint

kenatkms

Nov 25, 2006, 8:37 AM
My current contract with Verizon is about to expire and before renewing it, I'd like to get some advice. I am looking at getting the PPC-6700 and am interested in a comparison regarding features that are/are not available by carrier. I have read the reviews on the unit, and the blogs about the carriers themselves. What I need is an honest assessment on what the same unit will do on one network vs the other.
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chocolateman85006

Nov 25, 2006, 11:46 AM
I love the Verizpn version, but I'd rather have the Sprint Version of the 6700 because it has Sprint TV.
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jmac32here

Nov 25, 2006, 5:49 PM
Yea..for watching TV, Sprint's Live TV option does outweigh VZW's video clips.

Sprint will also be offering the faster EVDO Rev. A on their apparently massave network..lol..

MobiTV is also a good option on Cingular..(Compatible on EDGE and HSDPA)

Now for data Coverage:
Sprint: reaches 158 Million People
VZW: reaches 150 million
Cingular: EDGE Reaches 250 Million, HSDPA Reaches 70 Million (they claim to be expanding that, since it is newly released)

Customer Base:
Cingular: 58 Million
Sprint: (hrm..they dont seem to list that on their site)
Verizon Wireless: 56 Million
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chocolateman85006

Nov 27, 2006, 11:39 AM
If Sprint doesn't put that on their site, then that raises a concern. Cingular: had them twice, but not 3 times a fool. I'd probably suffer w/ T-mobile for the sake of having an MDA, but to each his own. Supposedly Mobi Tv will ve w/ Verizon in early 07. That might make me stay with them if they do. If not, then Sprint may be the only other option for me.
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Sprint_GSO_NC

Dec 4, 2006, 9:32 AM
Acctually you cant get Sprint TV on a ppc6770, for whatever reason i dont know..I do know that with sprint you can get a 700p that does sprintTV and all other PowerVision apps for the same price
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chocolateman85006

Dec 4, 2006, 11:48 AM
The rep said i could. That's why i don't beleive everyone i talk to.
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gburke1

Dec 22, 2006, 1:43 AM
You can't do Sprint TV on the 6700. However, all Windows Mobile 5.0 phones can use Orb or Slingbox software to stream from your cable TV box to your phone.

Also, Sprint has the cheapest data plans. On the 6700 you only need the $15 one since you can't do Sprint TV. You can do Picture Mail/Video, but you need 3rd party apps... easy to find (ppcgeeks.com)

You can even do Phone-as-modem with the Sprint one with just the $15 Vision Package.
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chocolateman85006

Dec 23, 2006, 12:41 PM
Sadly, if you have Verizon (like me) and want to use Slingbox, you can kiss your Verizon contract goodbye!
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jmac32here

Dec 28, 2006, 4:02 PM
I noticed that VZW locks features out. The offers VZW has is also offered by everyone else now.

I'd say Sprint does have more to offer with 7PM-7AM nights and Fair and Flexable plans.

That and Yahoo! Tech says Sprint has the largest network, covering more than 295 Million people nationwide.

My thought: Find a service that covers you best..with a plan that supports you best...then make your decision.
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chocolateman85006

Dec 29, 2006, 12:57 PM
The only reason I like Verizon is because I can do MMS on PDA phones, which is much harder on Sprint phones; but do what fits you best.
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wombough

Jan 2, 2007, 6:52 PM
wife had a treo with sprint and MMS was pretty easy.
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toolz

Jan 12, 2007, 4:47 PM
i have 6700 with sprint that does mms with no hangups, the better sprint speeds make it better too. dont know why it would be harder to mms on verizon then sprint because its really depends on ur phones software (windows mobile 5) does it fantastically
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lscarb85

Jun 23, 2007, 11:02 AM
Sprint jsut came out with the 6800...it looks better than the 6700...but u still can't do sprint tv with it...not windows device can...but the treo 755p w/ sprint u can and MMS is very easy on the treo
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jrfdsf

Dec 30, 2006, 2:16 PM
That's voice coverage only. Sprint PCS covers 250 million people on their own network, and powervision coverage is even less. To me though, I'd rather have Sprint's level of voice coverage and do without the extras while roaming rather than be on Cingular and have NO COVERAGE in a whole bunch of places.

I have Nextel, so I know what I'm talking about when I say, NO COVERAGE. Analog roaming to me should be available for all wireless customers who want it. Unfortunately, the trend now is away from it, and until the level of coverage nationwide through digital only means is there, I say let's keep it around a little while longer.
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Sprint_SAS

Jan 14, 2007, 1:00 PM
You can even do Phone-as-modem with the Sprint one with just the $15 Vision Package.
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im so sorry that its a mistake that a LOT of people makes... with sprint vision pack you have unlimited access to internet with YOUR CELL PHONE but when you connect your phone like modem you are lost... the charges comes more than 200dlls coz its not included the modem option with this pack, you need a special plan (like wireless cards plans) because the sys checks if you are connecting from a computer and nor for your cell phone so you will have charges for internet access... and then you will call to customer service angry to hear "sorry sr the sprint vision pack doesnt include the phone-as-modem system... ...
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wombough

Jan 15, 2007, 8:14 PM
I won't let you anyway. And you can connect older non EVDO phones without the plan. The system does not no the difference. Of course if you use a heck of allot of data they may question it!
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jmac32here

Jan 16, 2007, 6:04 PM
*nods* thats the old Vision network yes...somehow it is do-able...
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htmanning

Feb 15, 2007, 8:11 PM
Sprint is better for their TV and data packages. Verizon has great coverage over the US but I've never had problems with Sprint either. I think it all comes down to the cost of data (text messages, Internet, etc.). With my Slingbox running I'd rather have Sprint.

Tom
http://www.pdablast.com »
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chocolateman85006

Feb 27, 2007, 12:21 PM
Yeah, cause Verizon is picky like that.
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