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chocolateman85006

Mar 13, 2007, 7:23 PM
Sony Ericsson needs to start making phones for CDMA, especially this one!
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Versed

Mar 13, 2007, 7:51 PM
Why should they bother? Better off concentrating on about half the US who use GSM and most of the rest of the world.
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Rich Brome

Mar 13, 2007, 8:03 PM
They tried once:

http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/finder_results.php? ... »

...but it didn't work out:

http://www.phonescoop.com/news/item.php?n=600 »

Sad

They made a strategic decision to focus on GSM, (except in Japan,) and they re-confirmed that strategy at 3GSM this year. They have no current plans for CDMA for the US.
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terryjohnson16

Mar 13, 2007, 10:53 PM
You need to leave Verizon and come to T-Mobile where GSM lives. CDMA is so ol' skool.
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rafster

Mar 14, 2007, 12:44 AM
EWWWWWWW!!!!!! Who'd want to leave Verizon (#2) for T-Mobile (#4)...

IF you're gonna quit Verizon, step up to #1, CINGULAR!!!

Rafster
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terryjohnson16

Mar 14, 2007, 12:49 AM
Verizon is better than Cingular. Atleast Verizon has better coverage and call quality up to par with T-Mobile, compared with Cingular's lying "Fewest dropped calls" crap. Alot of people complain about Cingular's horrible service.
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rafster

Mar 14, 2007, 12:52 AM
Hmmm....

Well, Verizon charges you up the wazooooo for anything you do... (hell, they charge you if you want to change ESNs...)

The reason a lot of people's calls drop on Cingular is because they have crappy phones. I have a Nokia 6682, and my call barely drops in San Diego, CA.

Rafster
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terryjohnson16

Mar 14, 2007, 1:14 AM
That statement about people having crappy phone is bogus. Some of the phones Cingular sell all have the same issues. So blame Cingular. I have read that people even with high quality phones, are dropping calls. Laughing
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Anxiovert

Mar 14, 2007, 1:27 AM
no we're not! I can't even remember the last time I dropped a call.
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Wireless Buddy

Mar 14, 2007, 4:19 PM
It's because of the technology: GSM. It's largely based on TDMA (which is why Cingular and the old AT&T Wireless built a GSM network to upgrade from TDMA) which naturally cannot handle many calls at one time. GSM improves this, but it still is a problem. It's because the switches work by rotating time slots for each call every few minutes (this is where TDMA gets its name, Time Division Multiple Access).

And a dropped call is when the NETWORK cannot handle the call, not when you leave the service area. This is what confuses most people.

T-mobile doesn't have as many dropped calls as Cingular is probably due to Cingular being #1 in terms of the amount of customers (thats going to change when we buy Alltel Twisted Evil ) so it has more peo...
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Anxiovert

Mar 14, 2007, 10:03 PM
Why don't you just go and read about how GSM works please? The only one who seems to be confused here is you.
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tmbold

Mar 14, 2007, 3:31 PM
i have a 6682 also, best phone ever!
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rafster

Mar 14, 2007, 4:01 PM
tmbold said:
i have a 6682 also, best phone ever!


Damn straight!!

Can you tell these people that it really does matter what phone you use as far as reception/dropped calls?

Do you drop often on your 6682?

Rafster
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tmbold

Mar 15, 2007, 1:08 PM
i never drop calls
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Wireless Buddy

Mar 14, 2007, 4:13 PM
rafster said:
(hell, they charge you if you want to change ESNs...)



Verizon should seriously consider adopting R-UIM cards (basically CDMA SIM cards). I have a PDA but I would not like to take it anywhere where it can get broken (because PDAs aren't very durable, pretty much one bad drop and it's done) and quickly switch R-UIMs. I guess I can do an online ESN change, but what about if I'm on vacation and want to use my PDA but when I go to the beach, use my old Audiovox 8910?


I say we start a petition.
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loujacob

Mar 14, 2007, 11:19 AM
As someone who had Verizon for a loooong time (bell atlantic)...I recently switched to T-Mobile and I can tell you that I am so much happier with T-mo than MacWireless. I just hated the direction vzw has been going, their customer service is plummetting, their pricing structures are insulting. T-mo's coverage and voice quality is actually better, if you can believe that, atleast where I am, right in the middle of NYC. Its not even close. I couldn't be happier that I left MacWireless.
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Anxiovert

Mar 14, 2007, 10:05 PM
MacWireless? What do you mean? Is that Mac, as in Macintosh computers? Please don't insult Apple like that! Mad
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loujacob

Mar 15, 2007, 9:18 AM
If you read the context of the post, you can see that "MacWireless" is my term for Verizon Wireless. Because they treat their customers like they're stupid. I love mac, its all I use.
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loujacob

Mar 14, 2007, 9:41 AM
Actually, I just switched to T-Mobile from Verizon...which I've been waiting to do for quite a while...and I couldn't be happier. The coverage, plop in the middle of New York City, is, believe or not, better. The sound quality on my BB Pearl is, hands down, superior to my old Treo 650. There are so many little reasons why I like this company better than MacWireless. Come on in, the water is fine!
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terryjohnson16

Mar 14, 2007, 10:35 AM
You replied to me instead. Tell that to them. They love CDMA.
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jakemt

Apr 1, 2007, 10:49 PM
Hey, to the guy who said CDMA is ol'skool compared to GSM, CDMA happens to be newer and more reliable technology. That's why you pay more for it. Here in NY, when we had a major blackout a few years ago, Verizon's CDMA network was the only one that connected their calls while my TDMA and my friends GSM was dead in the water. Of course, now GSM towers are much more numerous and some even have their own power source like Verizon so the jury is out on GSM if a blackout were to occur again...
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mingkee

Mar 15, 2007, 5:18 PM
VZW runs CDMA, we have nothing to do if they don't sell SE product
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Dman51

Apr 9, 2007, 10:35 AM
GSM and 3G are the new thing. As you know today in technology nothing stays the same we are always advancing. It's time to switch to GSM if your with verizon or such. The freedom to go outside of your carriers products is great and sooner or later everything will be GSM or 3G it's just a matter of time.
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