^^^that last part literally made me LOL
Hopefully the judge or whoever hears this case will understand that the commercial is comparing apples to apples; 3G service and not service as a whole and toss AT&T and their lawyers out on their asses along with this frivolous lawsuit. If they'd fix their crappy network Verizon wouldn't be able to pick on them about it.
Originally Posted by jnepsa
Folks I know carriers can be a hott topic.. but lets try to keep the level of attitude to a small amount here.. No need to get rude with each other
watches the commercial again, man i loved the first time i seen it on tv
I'm not saying AT&T is so great, or that it's better than Verizon. Just stating my opinion of the difference in 3G speeds. AT&T does not have 3G coverage in the white areas on the map, but DOES have EDGE, which is just as fast as Verizon's 3G (GSM 3G is much faster than CDMA 3G). So AT&T's 3G is quite a bit faster, just not nearly as much coverage (as shown by the map). And yes, a big part of the reason why I'm with Verizon is because of the Storm (among other things). I had a couple iPhones with AT&T, but got frustrated with the fact that the phone is so locked down. Apple is waaayyy too strict on their permissions and what you can and CAN'T do with their phone. I've always been a BB fan. And yes, the Storm did suck when I first got it, but the hybrids on this site made it much more bearable, plus the freedom to actually be able to PUT these hybrids on, and do as I choose with my phone ...unlike Apple. I apologize if it sounded like I was bashing Verizon. Like I said, just stating my opinion on the 3G thing.
Originally Posted by Goldwinger
If we are talking about AT&T 3G speeds, AT&T does not have the fastest 3G speeds as far carriers go. Over at BGR, they had their users give them speed data and if I remember correctly, AT&T came in 3rd. Sprint was 1st and TMO came in 2nd.
It seems the best part of this whole thing is that people are forgetting that AT&T was already revved up about losing their roaming agreements with their largest GSM roaming partner in rural America, Alltel Wireless...
Hence the reason why VZW could post their new controversial 3G coverage map... AT&T really doesn't have the coverage after losing their roaming agreements.
AT&T is pissed, because their coverage is SHRINKING. lol.
3G Speed ? CDMA vs GSM
Originally Posted by jpking
Typical Average Speed - bps
CDMA Up Link Down Link
EVDO-A 450-850K 300-400K
EVDO-0 300-500K 60- 90K
1xRTT 60- 90K 60- 90K
HDSPA 500-800K 200-300K
UMTS 220-320K 220-320K
EDGE 70- 90K 50- 60K
GRPS 30- 50K 30- 50K
Theoretical Max Speed - bps
CDMA Up Link Down Link
EVDO-A 3.1M 1.8M
EVDO-0 2.4M 154K
1xRTT 154K 154K
HDSPA 1.8M 384K
UMTS 384K 384K
EDGE 236K 118K
GRPS 76K 76K
...I don't know, it seems like CDMA is the way of the future.
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