Re: Move to keep Analog Cell Phones
- From: David S <dwstreeter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 18:34:07 GMT
On Sat, 06 Aug 2005 03:58:41 GMT, tim <timothybil@xxxxxxxxxxx> chose to add
this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:
>Isaiah Beard <sacredpoet@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
>> No problem! I like to know I'll have some form of service when
>> I vist the boonies. ;)
>and that is exactly the problem. we are rapidly becoming a nation
>of two separate cell phone systems. the urban areas are becoming
>all gsm, while the vast majority of the rest of the nation remains
>analog with some TDMA/CDMA thrown in in some of the 'larger'
>my folks live in western Iowa, which is solidly analog except for a
>little strip along each interstate which supports gsm. for the
>last several years my Nokia GAIT has met my needs just fine. but i
>would really like to get an EDGE-compatible phone for my pda, which
>would mean abandoning my gait phone for a gsm, and leaving me
>without service as soon as i wander off of the interstate when i
>travel home. solution - i don't know, but it would be nice to have
>a newer generation of gait phones to select from.
Or you could switch to a CDMA carrier. Verizon shows the entire state of
Iowa as being digital, either its own coverage or Extended Network (free
roaming). It looks like US Cellular will charge you for roaming in a few
western counties, but the rest of the state is their own coverage.
Actually, I just looked at Cingular's and T-Mo's coverage maps and I am
quite shocked to see that you are not exaggerating.
And the urban areas are not "all GSM." I will be highly surprised if VZW
does not have decent coverage where you live; it is considered to be
superior in, for example, Chicago.
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