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    Question Who has the most cell towers and best coverage for the whole USA.

    *Cingular

    *Nextel

    *Voicestream


    I am not interested in any other providers.


    I saw the USA map for Voicestream......not impressed.


    1) Who has the most coverage for the USA?


    2) Who has the most coverage for Atlanta, Georgia?

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    Well it kinda depends in your case you have a much larger roaming area b/c your phone is TDMA but for me in NC with the GSM roaming in the US is limited to major highways basically the voicestream map is what we go by since they are all GSM and keep up with coverage changes better.

    Although i work for Cingular i would have to say that overall nationwide coverage would go to verizon but i don't know that for sure and alot of their coverage is old analog towers they are an older company, or combined company out of older companies. In NC cingular/bell south DCS is only about 6-7 years old not counting our beginning days as an analog provider in SC only.
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    TDMA digital coverage is more complete. So, I would say Cingular that is why they are #2 carrier. You will roam onto AT&T when out of Cingular TDMA coverage.

    GSM coverage is quite limited right now, but once AT&T completes their roll out, I will predict GSM will be more dominent. Cingular, Voicestream will then be very complete.

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    Originally posted by lazarus
    Well it kinda depends in your case you have a much larger roaming area b/c your phone is TDMA but for me in NC with the GSM roaming in the US is limited to major highways basically the voicestream map is what we go by since they are all GSM and keep up with coverage changes better.

    Although i work for Cingular i would have to say that overall nationwide coverage would go to verizon but i don't know that for sure and alot of their coverage is old analog towers they are an older company, or combined company out of older companies. In NC cingular/bell south DCS is only about 6-7 years old not counting our beginning days as an analog provider in SC only.
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    Originally posted by powertoburn
    TDMA digital coverage is more complete. So, I would say Cingular that is why they are #2 carrier. You will roam onto AT&T when out of Cingular TDMA coverage.
    and AWS customers do the same on Cingular
    Originally posted by Aaron662c
    RF doesnt matter when you have such a cool phone WHO NEEDS An RF SIGNAL ANYWAY!!!!
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    The question should actually be who has the best trade agreements everyone does tower sharing. Which means it doesn't matter who you have service with, they all share with people they have agreements with, even in your home area, you may not even be picked up by your carriers tower. It's all politics. If the company doesn't have trade agreements with towers in that area, then you get bad reception or none at all. Likewise outages and problems in areas are not always your providers fault. The FCC regulates it which means federal goverment semi-controled chaos. And if your wondering how bad they can mess things up you need to be following the Nextwave thing.
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