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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    It doesn't matter whether you are on TMO or AT&T, both use GSM, even for 3G.

    When qualcomm developed CDMA technology everyone was certain this was going to bell standard worldwide. What happened though is the carriers did not want to be tied to a chip manufacturer. CDMA is for more robust and advanced than GSM for good reason.

    Every cell phone provider whether it's CDMA or GSM use what are called Gateway or so called "Trunks". What this does is compress the amount of into a single pass through so the carriers can handle as many calls through one cell tower. This is where CDMA has a significant advantage. CDMA technology can compress many more cell phone signals than GSM can. Therefore, a company like vzw only has to use one cell tower where AT&T and TMO would need multiple ones for the same amount of cell signals.

    1 CDMA trunk can compress 1,000 lines into one without loosing the integrity of the call. GSM trunks can only handle 100.

    There a number of other advantages but just pointing out why CDMA is the more superior technology to GSM.
    Thanks for the tech talk i jl is right i was just saying it simple as I was in hurry but awesome tip jl




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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    It doesn't matter whether you are on TMO or AT&T, both use GSM, even for 3G.

    When qualcomm developed CDMA technology everyone was certain this was going to bell standard worldwide. What happened though is the carriers did not want to be tied to a chip manufacturer. CDMA is for more robust and advanced than GSM for good reason.

    Every cell phone provider whether it's CDMA or GSM use what are called Gateway or so called "Trunks". What this does is compress the amount of into a single pass through so the carriers can handle as many calls through one cell tower. This is where CDMA has a significant advantage. CDMA technology can compress many more cell phone signals than GSM can. Therefore, a company like vzw only has to use one cell tower where AT&T and TMO would need multiple ones for the same amount of cell signals.

    1 CDMA trunk can compress 1,000 lines into one without loosing the integrity of the call. GSM trunks can only handle 100.

    There a number of other advantages but just pointing out why CDMA is the more superior technology to GSM.
    Thanks for the explanation, pretty helpful. This alone may be the reason I switch, if only Storm 2 was already here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RANDYRKELLY View Post
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    I had a pearl and curve on tmo. Sevice was. OK tomany dropped calls
    Thats the prob its just ok.

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    Tmobile here for me, no complaints on my side plus the first 3g bb is coming to tmobile soon
    What 3G model is coming? I'm stilll seriously almost decided that I'm leaving to verizon. Too many instances where my coworker is anywhere in our building and has a strong connection where I have no connection what so ever. Its pretty bad for me now that I moved to an area where literally, I have no service and others on verizon have like 4 bars. I believe they have wide 3g coverage as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OcaNyc View Post
    Thats the prob its just ok.



    What 3G model is coming? I'm stilll seriously almost decided that I'm leaving to verizon. Too many instances where my coworker is anywhere in our building and has a strong connection where I have no connection what so ever. Its pretty bad for me now that I moved to an area where literally, I have no service and others on verizon have like 4 bars. I believe they have wide 3g coverage as well.
    If you are looking for better overall coverage I would go with vzw, there are areas where tmo rocks but you are not in one of them i believe el is

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    Another question, and maybe I'll create a new thread in another forum, would be how fast is the verizon 3g network on average. I had a vzw sales rep today tell me, define 3g, and I said better be 3 times faster than what I'm down/uploading at currently on tmo. Supposedly 3g to him meant a 3rd generation upgraded network and not remarkably faster. I so hope he's mistaken.


    What are your dl/up speeds?
    I better make a new thread, but feel free to answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OcaNyc View Post
    Another question, and maybe I'll create a new thread in another forum, would be how fast is the verizon 3g network on average. I had a vzw sales rep today tell me, define 3g, and I said better be 3 times faster than what I'm down/uploading at currently on tmo. Supposedly 3g to him meant a 3rd generation upgraded network and not remarkably faster. I so hope he's mistaken.


    What are your dl/up speeds?
    I better make a new thread, but feel free to answer.
    I live in Los Angeles and typically gets speed of 850kb upload and 500 download. The rep you spoke with did not have any idea what he was talking about. Verizon was I believe the first network to role out 3G, there's is called EVDO which was developed by Qualcomm (using CDMA technology).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    I live in Los Angeles and typically gets speed of 850kb upload and 500 download. The rep you spoke with did not have any idea what he was talking about. Verizon was I believe the first network to role out 3G, there's is called EVDO which was developed by Qualcomm (using CDMA technology).
    That is pretty fast. Question, where youre on Verizon's 3g network what does it say on your phone on the right top corner, EVDO?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OcaNyc View Post
    That is pretty fast. Question, where youre on Verizon's 3g network what does it say on your phone on the right top corner, EVDO?
    close when you are on their EVDO (3g) you will see 1XEV when your not it will say 1X

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnepsa View Post
    close when you are on their EVDO (3g) you will see 1XEV when your not it will say 1X
    Ok, thats what I thought. I heard the term 'REV A' so for a minute I thought that was what you were suppose to see on the phone. Def a newb when it comes to cdma networks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OcaNyc View Post
    Ok, thats what I thought. I heard the term 'REV A' so for a minute I thought that was what you were suppose to see on the phone. Def a newb when it comes to cdma networks.
    You're actually correct VZW has two variants of 3G, Rev 0 and Rev A. Rev 0 is what is currently on the 8330 and is a considerably slower than the new Rev A network that VZW has. Most new VZW devices uses Rev A like the Storm and Tour.

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