Replying to: Siemens Great, but AT&T kills the deal by ddorsch
I will not say that it is a personal issue of yours based on your location, but coverage numbers so far cannot lie.
Lets look at this years numbers shall we?
at&t (the new one)-293 Million people covered nationally. 96%
Sprint CDMA-262 Million 86%
Sprint iDen-274 Million 90%
T-Mobile-268 Million 88%
Verizon Wireless-(still at) 260 Million 85%
BTW-the percentages are a percentage based on how many people covered over how many people currently live in the US, thanks to the US Census Bureau.
The reason I said still at for VZW, is that I've been watching these numbers for 2 years now, and have never seen that one change. neither have I seen the numbers for VZW's amount spent to "build and enhance" their network change during that time.
As I've seen from the legal dispute with Qualcomm, which led to a temporary ban of import on all CDMA handsets. (The ban was not lifted, Qualcomm began to develop new handsets that didn't break the patent.) CDMA support in the US (as seen above) is lacking, if not decreasing. All the while, GSM is building up quickly. (Along with it's 3G network.) Why else would the GSM carriers be able to cover more people than our CDMA carriers?
Don't believe me, this research is all on Drako's Wireless Review.
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