In southern Wisconsin, USCC will do better because they have only the A side cellular band covering that part of Wisconsin. Verizon Wireless only has the Milwaukee, Madison, Sheboygan, & Green Bay markets covered with their PCS network, and Ozaukee County Wisconsin has that poor of coverage once you get off of I-43. There are 2 counties where VZW has the B side, but they border Minnesota, so I can't comment on that. But I so far haven't had any problems using Verizon Wireless in Milwaukee, though I've only made weekend trips up there. I have yet to try out my Samsung V-Cast phone up there, just to see where all I get EVDO reception. I hope with a PCS market like Milwaukee, that coverage will be about the same with EVDO as 1X is. In NW Indiana, EVDO reception is that spotty due to my area having a B side cellular/ PCS overlay, and EVDO doesn't even cover the entire county of Lake County Indiana. But yeah, USCC is even further behind than Alltel is at releasing better data services. But I can tell you if you traveled in northern Indiana, almost all of northern Indiana that USCC covers is PCS only and they'll still adding towers since Primeco never built out all of the network before USCC bought out what was left of Primeco in Illinois, Indiana, & Berrien County Michigan. It's spotty in some spots, and where I work at in Lowell Indiana, USCC roams on Sprint, when USCC is technically supposed to cover that town, based on the fact that Lowell is in their service area.Originally Posted by Gruni
As for making calls, at this time, you can only make calls on 1X because it's for both voice & data, while EVDO at the moment is data only. Once EVDO is advanced, voice calls might be allowed on EVDO via VOIP.