I went with AT&T because Verizon won’t support the 304 area code in my area. AT&T does. I was able to keep my same cell # which I’ve had for several years now. I’d have rather gone with Verizon.
I will probably switch from Sprint to Verizon. I think I will opt for the navigation service.
Paul E. Smith
I was torn between Verizon and AT&T … thinking I may get an iPhone someday, I went with AT&T. I got the blackberry Curve.
The GPS feature really piqued my interest … and it works wonderfully … it needs no extra doodads or wires.
The system seems to read your location from the phone and then gets related data from the TeleNav server. I recommend it, yet I am not sure if I can load the RF POI data in all at once.
Janet and I use the family-share plan from Verizon. We had Sprint when we arrived here in 2000 but the reception in the "West of Louisville Triangle" was pretty poor. We switched to Verizon because the reception at our home was good with that company, and the monthly fee for the small amount of minutes used seemed reasonable to us. Since that time the price has stayed the same, but the service and the quality of the phones provided with that basic service have improved greatly. The most recent phones issued (last fall) are a basic Motarola unit that is very bright and user friendly.
Let me say, we don’t use camera phones and I have never text-messaged anyone, although these phones apparently can do that. We have the GPS locator built in that will provide emergency locator service should that ever be required, but not the navigation type of service. Verizon has been a fine service to use as we travel. It is a rare location that we try to connect on the phone and find "No Service Available".
I switched to Verizon 4 years ago and have been very pleased, especially with the wide availability as I travel. ATT/Cingular’s technology (GSM) is different from Verizon (CDMA). Most regional providers use CDMA, and Verizon partners with them to provide "extended network" service using the regional’s towers. ATT advertises that they have more towers, but their ability to use regional’s towers is limited because they have a different technology.
I just switched to a new Verizon phone in order to get the VZ Navigator service ($9.99/month). I started with a RAZR but switched to an LG/VX8700 for the brighter, higher resolution screen for clearer navigation maps. The navigation is very good, and eliminates the need to get "never-lost" on my rental cars. The voice guidance doesn’t give quite as much advance notice on upcoming turns as the unit in my Lexus, but even if I miss a turn, it gives me a quick correction.
Judging from your posts over the years, it appears that you and I have similar travel habits, and I think you would be happy with Verizon.
My contract is up with Sprint next month. I have been advised that Verizon is one of the best. Mike, what is Gregg and your opinion?
How much is the GPS option?
Paul E. Smith
I too just went to A T & T wireless, what is this GPS service you are talking about?
I kind of want to bump this one … I predict the in-phone GPS is the future of GPS … It works as well, if not better than any stand alone unit I’ve ever used.
The company is Telenav and there are online ways to upload POI’s … just not sure if there is a way to integrate RF data.
I’ve had the Verizon Wireless nav for just over a month. It works very well, and has excellent Points of Interest (POIs).
I just changed cell phone service to ATT from Sprint (a company that as far as I can tell never gave two hoots that I was a customer, judging by their customer service over too many years.)
Anyhow, I got the ATT GPS service and it is impressive.
I wonder if the RF data works with it. I’d be surprised if it did in that the service seems to be powered by an internet connection to the server at TeleNav.
AT&T TeleNav GPS ???
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