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Sprint's PPC 6700 Or Cingular's 8125


Jul 19, 2006, 5:31 PM
Hey everyone, now this thread is for the best of the best techies that know it all. this I find to be a big comparison on a lot of different ends. I'm wondering about these two phones and how they compare, as opposed to call quality, internet quality. Here's what I know and heard so far. EV-DO is much much faster than EDGE Technology, but I heard so much about Verizon's EV-DO compare to cingular's edge as opposed to Sprint's. This is probably dumb but it probably is the same or maybe it's not. Tell me your feedback on every little detail because there's a big difference in plans as well. Sprint charges only $15 for unlimited web data, and Cingular charges a whopping $39.99. Well, here goes nothing hope it becomes a hot thread with many...

Jul 20, 2006, 12:06 PM
What are you looking to achieve when you get either phone? I think that is the most important thing that people can think before they buy a product. If you want DO, get Sprint’s PPC because it is very good especially against Verizon’s with content and speed. If you want EDGE then get Cingular’s 8125. I would say for your money go after DO because you can do more things, since you will be allowed to have much faster data speeds, lower latencies and ability to use more applications.

People need to stop comparing DO to EDGE and GRPS.

Jul 20, 2006, 4:19 PM
It's not a question of weather or not if I want EDGE or I want DO, becuuase you really can't choose. What it really is why does EDGE cost $40 bucks a month when Sprint's PPC for unlimited data is $15 and like you all say, DO is twice or more times faster than the EDGE that cingular provides.

Jul 21, 2006, 8:21 AM
Of course, you can choose because you can pick the one that is better for you in what your demand is. If you just want to text message then just get the basic but if you want to do more things that demand more speeds and less latency you pick the faster one.

Now, are you talking about pc-cards or handheld devices (like Blackberry and phones)?

Jul 20, 2006, 4:20 PM
Also I wanted more of a product comparision as well such as everything, like you said think before I buy. I'm doing my research before I actually buy the phone. I want to know everything such as call quality, program features, becuase I heard that it's slow on the 8125 and that it freezes sometimes, or is it the OS where this happens.

Aug 7, 2006, 3:00 PM
Are you sure Sprint unlim data for a PDA is only $15? $15 sounds about right for a regular phone, but not a data device. The carrier I work for now is priced the about the same as Cingy, even though we are using EV-DO.
I had always assumed there was a difference in cost between handset/PDA because either:

-A PDA would be using data more often on average than a handset (email, corporate net access, and such)


-A PDA could handle more data at any given time than a handset due to more hardware resources.

Or maybe its just because they figure if you are going to pay many hundreds of bucks for a PDA you can afford the extra 20 per month for net access? Can someone tell me?

Anyways... difference between the 8125 and PPC6700? B...

Sep 4, 2006, 4:44 PM
sprint only charges $15 for the power vision access plan, wich is basically just unlim data for ANY power vision phone, treo and ppc-6700 included. the only pda-type device that gets charged more for data is the Blackberry. bb data plans are about $40/month.

Sep 10, 2006, 10:59 PM
From what I've experienced having used both Sprint and Verizon's EVDO Rev 0 devices back in Central Florida, the data speeds and network coverage was quite comparable. The big question now is which of the 2 carriers is going to have Rev A deployed first which is going to be a considerable uplink/downnlink boost. When it comes to EVDO versus EDGE, you might as well put a Yugo next to a Peugeot. Here's some good 411 about the differences. ... »

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