The most important feature of a phone if you want to have full coverage
is to be able to work on analog as well as digital. There are many areas
of the country where there is no digital and even more with no GSM
coverage. I travel all over the country mostly away from the big cities
and have AT&T. There are few places I don't have coverage. I work with
people who have all the other systems out there and my AT&T is by far
the best. I am able to se my phone where many can't. I hope this is not
lost when AT&T is sold.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
Behalf Of David Councill
Sent: Friday, January 23, 2004 10:15
To: Mg List
Subject: RE: Cingular Wireless - OT
Unfortunately, I'm not too "hip" on what GSM is. I currently use Verizon
(tri-mode) because I need a US nationwide plan, no roaming, so I can
maintain contact during most of my travels. However, I may be heading to
London next week and it will not work there. Verizon offers a temporary
international phone though. I'm still pondering that option.
And dead spots - here in the west, we have some pretty remote areas
have no signal at all for large areas. Would GSM do any better? In
particular I have no cell phone signal for most of Northwest South
(100 mile + stretch), about a 50 mile stretch around Wall, SD, and also
almost all of the Arizona Strip (northwest Arizona with a weak unusable
signal at the south rim of the Grand Canyon, nothing at the North Rim
to Utah). And those are just the flat lands.
And yes, a cell phone is no substitute for a good set of tools.
At 10:54 PM 1/22/2004 -0500, Matthew E. Hale wrote:
>I have Cingular and really like it. The GSM network will really worth
>wait in my opinion. I am getting a Quad band phone next week that will
>worldwide, excellent because I do a little traveling to London every
>then. Their previous network setup was hit and miss Atlanta, but
>once you left the metro area. Odd because Cingular is based in