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    Help with sim cards and EDGE

    I am on Tmobile with my storm and to use any OS I have to drop the 90 code in it to work to get EDGE.

    So my girlfriend was here today and she has an iphone on AT&T. She gets full bars of signal in my house when we are down stairs.
    I get 2 bars.

    So I get the great idea to put her sim in my phone and guess what, full signal. Now I didn't have EDGE but I assume it is because I don't have the AT&T service books but it was still full signal.

    I think maybe my sim is old and not very good because that is the only thing different. I go and get a new sim card and it didn't help. I still get 2 bars.

    Any ideas why this would be? Do I have a setting wrong on my phone?

    Thanks for your help

    Jason




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    Quote Originally Posted by jcoolw View Post
    I am on Tmobile with my storm and to use any OS I have to drop the 90 code in it to work to get EDGE.

    So my girlfriend was here today and she has an iphone on AT&T. She gets full bars of signal in my house when we are down stairs.
    I get 2 bars.

    So I get the great idea to put her sim in my phone and guess what, full signal. Now I didn't have EDGE but I assume it is because I don't have the AT&T service books but it was still full signal.

    I think maybe my sim is old and not very good because that is the only thing different. I go and get a new sim card and it didn't help. I still get 2 bars.

    Any ideas why this would be? Do I have a setting wrong on my phone?

    Thanks for your help

    Jason
    Just out of curiosity did you try using your phone when you had the iPhone sim card in your Storm. Or use any of the data services?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    Just out of curiosity did you try using your phone when you had the iPhone sim card in your Storm. Or use any of the data services?
    I amde a call and sent a text. I couldn't use data because I didn't have EDGE I just had edge.

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    You ever stop to think that maybe AT&T has better coverage than T-Mobile in your area?

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    You also don't get the big EDGE because you need a blackberry data plan which is different than the iPhone's plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by secured2k View Post
    You ever stop to think that maybe AT&T has better coverage than T-Mobile in your area?
    I thought about this, but I don't know. It's not like we are out in the sticks. But this could be it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by secured2k View Post
    You also don't get the big EDGE because you need a blackberry data plan which is different than the iPhone's plan.
    Good point Secure. I used to use my iPhone sim card with my Nokia E71 and it only worked when I called them and had them switch my plan. Otherwise I would only get edge.

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    so we think it is just a better signal thing?? I was under the impression that they share towers? is that true?

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    well i have had att vzw nextel sprint tmobile and out of all of those companies hands down the worst service was tmobile.....i had them and vzw together and my tmobile phone wouldn't even get service in my house while vzw was full bars.....talked to tmobile and the best answer they could give me was that i needed to buy this hotspot thing and i told them to shove it.....so needless to say no more tmobile....phone wouldn't work in my house but would outside or in the bathroom upstairs it would work.....very confusing
    Last edited by watkins; 07-09-2009 at 12:28 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcoolw View Post
    so we think it is just a better signal thing?? I was under the impression that they share towers? is that true?
    In article today in USA Today they were talking about the fact that AT&T and VZW do share network aspects but the bottom line is they are very different. It may just be that AT&T has better service in your area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watkins View Post
    well i have had att vzw nextel sprint tmobile and out of all of those companies hands down the worst service was tmobile.....i had them and vzw together and my tmobile phone wouldn't even get service in my house while vzw was full bars.....talked to tmobile and the best answer they could give me was that i needed to buy this hotspot thing and i told them to shove it.....so needless to say no more tmobile....phone wouldn't work in my house but would outside or in the bathroom upstairs it would work.....very confusing
    ha, that is funny that is what I am experiencing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    In article today in USA Today they were talking about the fact that AT&T and VZW do share network aspects but the bottom line is they are very different. It may just be that AT&T has better service in your area.
    I understand that but I was referring to AT&T and Tmobile.
    Man I would switch to something else but my plan is so good it's hard to.

    I just need a storm with wifi!!

    Thanks for everyones help!!
    Last edited by jcoolw; 07-09-2009 at 02:05 AM. Reason: more info

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcoolw View Post
    I understand that but I was referring to AT&T and Tmobile.
    Man I would switch to something else but my plan is so good it's hard to.

    I just need a storm with wifi!!

    Thanks for everyones help!!
    That sounds real good...Hope vzw can keep their nose out of wifi on storm 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcoolw View Post
    I understand that but I was referring to AT&T and Tmobile.
    Man I would switch to something else but my plan is so good it's hard to.

    I just need a storm with wifi!!

    Thanks for everyones help!!
    Oops sorry about that. No AT&T and TMO do not share.

    And the Storm 2 will have wifi.

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