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Clearer Calls :)

the_eraser

Aug 21, 2006, 3:35 PM
Ok, I finally understand why plp always say that GSM is much clearer than cdma. After being on the phone with my aunt who has Vz I noticed the difference. She sounds like she is mumbling and I can't make out certain words. I was like OMG. This is just another reason for me to be happier with Cingular.
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chainsaw

Aug 21, 2006, 3:53 PM
amen. I could never hear my roomate when he would call me always sounded like he was at the library whispering or something. Now that I sold him cingular it is crystal clear.
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samr2000

Aug 21, 2006, 8:32 PM
Same thing with me, all my friends with sprint sound like they're 20 feet away from their phone, trying to yell back at me. And everyone on cingular sound clear to me.
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the_eraser

Aug 21, 2006, 9:16 PM
🤣
Maybe our come back to VZN should be. "The Most 'Clearest' Network" LMAO!

CDMA blows (and not in a good way) 😉
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renardlee

Aug 22, 2006, 12:51 AM
CDMA is actually superior but then again 2 billion people use GSM and it its flexible, i gsm is great for voice calls and quality(has its hiccups tho)
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wirelesscom1

Aug 22, 2006, 9:58 AM
phones have somewhat little to do with call quality, for some reason some phones i guess have a better mic or something becuase some people may be a little muffled or very clear with a different phone.
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the_eraser

Aug 22, 2006, 10:31 AM
The hiccups that you talk about have something to do with the legacy TDMA systems. This is something I have concluded after using cell phones for many years. I had Tmobile and I never had hiccups (their network is all GSM) Now cingular has that legacy TDMA network that perhaps interferes with the GSM signal creating the hiccups that we all hear.
This is the only explanation I can think of. Now, I'd like to ask anyone in California (where it's been GSM since day one) Do you guys have hiccups too?
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johnny_one_rate

Aug 22, 2006, 2:04 PM
The main problem with Cingular is the STATIC sound. It sounds like a giant wave at the beach. Even though Cingular is boasting LEAST DROPPED CALLS, this static makes it impossible to hear conversations.
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the_eraser

Aug 22, 2006, 2:09 PM
What? giant wave? I don't have that problem. I did have something similar to that before the merger. But not anymore.
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ralph_on_me

Aug 22, 2006, 4:40 PM
Static on a GSM phone can only be caused by defective equipment.
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uscingulair

Aug 23, 2006, 5:08 PM
got a cu500 on an non 3 g network and have never had a static prob. worked here for 2.5 years and had cingy since bell south mobility DCS
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incognitoool

Aug 24, 2006, 12:01 PM
yeah, I've noticed that gsm has much better voice quality. I used to have verizon (actually, I still do, cause it's cheaper to run out the contract than pay early termination), and verizon was not clear at all most of the time.
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cdog2198

Aug 21, 2006, 9:29 PM
i found out years ago after being on nextel fr a couple of years about how clear cinular was when i have a signal. i used the nokia 3650 on the network and i was totally amaised at the clarity of the call. work for att and get a discount. i was mad because i could have taken advantage of the discounts years before. i believed what everyon else said about cingular. i tried it for myself and loved it.
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renardlee

Aug 22, 2006, 12:49 AM
GSM has a great codec, which makes your voice sound natural but it picks up backround noises, and CDMA chose a codec that does well with voice but it sounds smushed, thanx for chosing cingular, but i will admit sprint sounds clear as bell as far as CDMA
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chainsaw

Aug 22, 2006, 3:43 AM
that is highly debateable
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craptacularwireless

Aug 22, 2006, 7:31 PM
This whole thread is debatable. I'm sure you'll hear the argument from both sides. My gf has a GSM phone and I have trouble understaning her. So? I think both have those issues depending on equipment and network issues. Just stick with what you like and let everyone make their own call.🙂
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Bigbmc26

Aug 22, 2006, 10:19 AM
Yeah, I have to disagree with that one as well. I have friends with Sprint and I can never understand them. They always sound muffled.
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sowhatsowhat10

Aug 22, 2006, 10:24 AM
yea but lack of coverage doesnt help that.
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wirelesscom1

Aug 22, 2006, 10:35 AM
i never talk to anyone that doesnt have cingy so i dont have this problem 🙂
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the_eraser

Aug 22, 2006, 11:00 AM
Me neither. I was about to start dating this hot girl until I noticed she had Alltel. 😳 I never called her again. Someone who uses a CDMA phone doesn't deserve to seen with me. Yes, I know I'm shallow.... 🙄
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celnut

Aug 22, 2006, 11:26 AM
the_eraser said:
Me neither. I was about to start dating this hot girl until I noticed she had Alltel. 😳 I never called her again. Someone who uses a CDMA phone doesn't deserve to seen with me. Yes, I know I'm shallow.... 🙄

🤣 🤣
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wirelesscom1

Aug 22, 2006, 12:15 PM
hahaha
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renardlee

Aug 23, 2006, 3:17 AM
wth, she could probably call u for free w/ the free circle thingy
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the_eraser

Aug 23, 2006, 9:08 AM
Yeah, but whenever I call her I'd be using my mins. And you know how girls like to talk on the damn phone... 🙄 I've been thry this before...
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Rob545

Aug 23, 2006, 8:44 AM
thats not shallow, thats dumb!! 🙄
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sowhatsowhat10

Aug 23, 2006, 10:32 AM
🤣
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the stapler

Aug 23, 2006, 10:49 AM
i would date a chick with a pre paid phone from wallyworld with a cracked screen if she was hot and sweet and worthy. how shallow are you... what are you goign to lower your standards becouse she has a silver old school razr rather than the pink one. i know theres more to the story did she turn you down when you asked her and your saving face with us. lol j/k
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radioshacker

Aug 24, 2006, 12:51 PM
Your an idiot, eraser. 🙄 Ooooo pwned you noob.
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