YAY VERIZON!! :lol:
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YAY VERIZON!! :lol:
I think the coverage here in Iowa is wonderful. Just a few dead spots now and then, but barely. Verizon's coverage isn't so good in Michigan though. Sounds like Alltel is a winner for Michigan! :wink:
from the CEO of Verizon, interview with San Francisco news editors: http://www.muniwireless.com/archives/000646.html
"It's rediculous to expect reception in homes, office buildings & elevators" according to Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg :wacko: . I guess we do not need the convenience of usable cell coverage, that most of Europe has, such as cell reception in subways, basements, behind walls. Maybe that's what the 'can u hear me now' guy is doing in those TV commercials, walking outside to get reception! :wink:
No wonder we are so far behind the rest of the world in cell coverage with such 'visionaries' as Mr. Seidenberg. :blink:
Yeah that was a pretty dumb statement for a major company CEO to make. But in responce to his statement, I do have great service in my home, throughout my home as well as in my basement. I get service in underground subway systems, and I usually have a signal in elavators. I guess it just depends on where you are. I'm in Washington DC.
Well i for one, work for vzw. That guy your talking about only does verizon communications, and if you keep up with it, verizon comm has no affect on vz wireless, and yeah, no cell phone provider in the us can guarentee indoor covgerage. Unless you have a tower on top of your house, which we do at the corp office so i get to ride in the elevator and still talk :grin: . CDMA will always be better than GSM in quality and coverage. If you live 6mi from a tower, you cant expect full service. Thats like having DSL and living 3mi from the box. Your gonna get crappy speed... If you dont have VZW in your area, blame the FCC... not us.
You should check your 'facts' before you spout! For 4 years I believed that crap when I had Verizon, with 3 towers 4-6 miles from my house, couldn't keep a signal if my life depended on it. Well, I got rid of Verizon and got Cingular, similar in that there are 2 towers roughly 6 miles ffrom my house, with a different result. You know what? It actually works! I don't have to charge the phone twice a day anymore, because it trying to lock onto a signal. I now charge once every 5 days. We're no closer to the towers but these ones work. Oh yea, and they also work inside the house, not just outdoors. Don't attempt to cover your mistake, with the 'roaming on other GSM signals' either, cause where we live they are non-existant.
I never minded paying for service, as long as I could use it. I just don't appreciate paying for service that doesn't work. Cingular fixes issues on the first call too, not like Verizon, where when I finally cancelled there was still a list of unresolved issues, that were given lip service, but no attempt was made to do anything about them.
SO get off your soapbox, and take off the blinders. It's not as simple as you think.
Well what do you expect? All carriers have ups and downs, and it truly comes down to where you live. Verizon Started with the merger of Bell ATLANTIC mobile and some other comp. Bell atlantic is straight out of the atlantic/northeast states so that's where verizon works best. Verizon has no competition in new york, it's always verizon, always. And even if there was competition it would lastly be from Cingular. Cingular started with the merger of Bell South and SBC. Cingular will work best in the south, thats just the way it is. Would you wear a red sox hat to a yankees game? no! So why should verizon improved reception in the south when so many people have trust in cingular?
FYI, I live in New York. I didn't have any problems with either carrier, once I left the state, all the way to Florida.
I work for Alltel and I would like to state that all of you have several VALID points. I agree that the CEO of Verizon wasn't thinking when he made that comment about their own service. Eventhough, NO service provider can guarantee 100% coverage...since the merger with Alltel, Western Wireless (CellularOne) and MidWest Wireless; Alltel has the largest coverage in the US. This fact was confirmed by an independent third party study in July 2005 that measured each carriers geographical owned and operated network. Also, Alltel is one of the only providers that offer "automatic minute back" for any dropped call on their network. That shows how committed they are to their network. But don't let me sway anyone's decision, I'm sure you can make up your own mind.
OK...here we go :roll: No offense, but aside from Nextel, which has repeaters posted in the building, Verizon is the only service that carries across the school. Also I have had no dead spots. Ever. Across Michigan. All the way to Atlanta, Georgia. That pretty much works for me! :D
Just my 2 cents
I am in flint MI and the reception for a v710 and e815 is awsome! no dead spots! BUT... I bought a I730 and after 4 later I found the phone is a pos in my area! Why no idea must not be the towers but the phone! If your in this area DO NOT get a pda phone! You will not have reception unless you can see the tower!
Bottom line: It all depends where you live. If you're trying to decide what carrier to go with, talk to different people in your area and ask them how their service worls.
I live in California(MOnterey Bay area) and around here Cingular is terrible. I used to have them about 5 or 6 years ago...i believe it has Pacific Bell Wireless then... and it was terrible. I've never had a problem with verizon.
Even now I have a friend that has Cingular and every now and then he has to borrow my phone to make a call.
So the service that best worls for you will not necessarily work for someone else in a different area.
In that case does anyone know how cingular is in flint mi area?
if you think of the triange from Flint to Port Huron and down to Toledo... good to very good coverage
Thank You! for the info!
Verizon has the best coverage! Don't believe me check out consumer reports... Verizon has been #1 since it formed as a company!!
I live in a small suburb of a mid sized city in Ohio and I know for a fact that Verizon Wireless is the best. I have had Sprint, Cingular, and VirginMobile, and all of them did not even find signal at my house. Then I got Verizon. I get 2 bars inside and 3 bars outside now. I'm extreamly happy with the way the company has treated me and would never switch to any other carrier.
That's my story of how Verizon Wireless is the best carrier with the best network. Period.
I travel all over the back roads of Northern Ohio. I have personally tried Verizon, Alltel, Nextel, and Sprint. The only provider that is reliable is Verizon. My sister lives in Burbank, Ca and she has tried multiple providers. None better than Verizon.
Like many of you said, it depends on where you live and work. I think the phoen type makes a difference too. On Verizon, Kyocera and Nokia suck. Moto, Samsung, and LG are good.
From the reports i have read, noone spends more money quarterly than Verizon on system maintenance and improvements.
I had All the companies under the sun, but by far i think that Verizon is number one. First GSM is suppose to be able to use in Europe and other countries because GSM uses Satelite. That's great that you can use the phone in Europe, but services like T-mobile and Cingular are very spotty in the US.
I had alltel and I had the worst reception ever. It didnt work in half the places that Verizon does and on top of that they use many of verizon towers. (Alltel rep told me that.) They might own other companies to make them the largest but is all 3 companies using CDMA technology so that the phones work on every tower that is offered. I love hearing Cingular saying that have the largest Voice and Data Network bc of the AT&T Merge but what they dont tell you use that your cingular phone will not work on AT&T Towers and visaversa for that matter. Yes, the CEO of Verizon Communications said an idiot comment. But the CEO of Verizon Wireless would never say that. When you talk about Communications and Wireless your talking about Apples and Oranges. Alltel is still trying to pull themselves out of debt by selling there wired company almost 6 months ago. With a profit share of -4.2 in the Florida region, I think I would stay away from alltel. The only 3 companies that is positive from last years numbers is TMoble, Verizon Wireless, and Metro PCS(Churning 25%) so they really dont matter much.
I was told by a friend who works at a cell phone company that Verizon and Sprint coverage are comparable. Can anyone confirm this?
I'm leaving T-Mobile because while call quality is good, I can never actually start a call b/c I lose reception inside a lot of buildings (Samsung E715), so I NEED RECEPTION.
Maybe Sprint provides the same reception without the bad customer service and high prices????
Not really. From what I have seen, Sprint coverage lacks where VZW gets superior signal
Sprint doesn't even own all of their network for one, and according to JD power and Consumer Reports, Sprint doesn't have really good customer service. Their network isn't bad certainly any network thats CDMA is better any day than GSM, thats why CDMA is used in Asia widely and in the future it will penetrate Europe even with the law that will be overturned. Check coverage on all the carriers websites in your area but as a rule verizon has the most advanced and well maintained network they throw more money into it than any other carrier. Good customer service, nice phones. Oh by the way this comes from a Network Technician so my opinion is an informed one. Every carrier has holes some place where towers aren't going to cover. So check coverage maps. Use the trial peroids to your advantage.
Well, I can attest that Alltel has way more towers in AZ vs Verizon and the reception I've had with Verizon since moving to Az has sucked from day one. I've not been able to hold a signal with Verizon unless I'm driving in my car or.....standing in the middle of the street. It doesn't work in my house, it doesn't work in my backyard or front yard. And when I try to contact Verizon about it, they've done nothing but give me the run around and (without using the exact word) have called me a liar.