This is a discussion on Did any of you switch from VZW - what carrier are you on? within the Nexus One forums, part of the Google Phones category; Originally Posted by Colin Originally Posted by TheDude Originally Posted by dida Verizon doesn't use GSM technology , so you can not sell that phone ...
for someone like me that just bought a Droid - have a week to return / cancel Verizon (new customer) , it's a bad deal - if i return the Droid, cancel - then i won't be eligible for the Nexus One in a few months on Verizon plus what will I do in the mean-time for a phone? (can't go back to carrier b4 Verizon because I'd now have to sign a contract to go with them too)
this really stinks , if only i would have known that the Nexus One was coming out my wife and i wouldn't have left our other carrier (where we were out of contract, free to leave) last month and gotten the Droid and Eris with Verizon , def would have waited (don't like the h/w keyboard on the Droid at all , flimsily - loose slider , hard to type , no auto-suggestion that's found on the Droid's virtual keyboard) for the Nexus One - but now even though i have a little time to return the phones to Verizon - we are screwed because of the whole contract deals (blew our chance at buy-in prices on phones with Verizon 3 weeks ago) - ugh!
plus if we were to jump to T-Mob from Verizon, returning the Droid and Eris - there doesn't seem to be a Family Plan (two N1's) with T-Mob. I'd be willing to go with T-Mob's svc (Verizon isn't so hot here, same as Sprint our prev provider for 5+ yrs) - I use WiFI most of the time anyway (just so we cud make calls ok).
The lack of 3g coverage with T-Mob - do they offer free roaming (normally Ver and Sprint do)? if so , then couldn't you just at least always get T-mob basic data rate or AT&T Edge if away from main T-Mob area (like off of Interstate while traveling) and the Edge AT&T wold be free? (roaming data) ?
the most important part of this for me:
Any advice on how to get out of new Verizon contract / return the Droid and Eris & get into the N1 in April ? Anyone think Verizon would make a deal where I could trade-in the Droid (keep the ERis, my wife loves it) for the N1 in April, would they go for that? If not, anyone know if we would cancel now with Verizon, return phones within 30 day period as new customer if they would allow us to get N1's as new customers again in April? (receive discounted N1's with new 2yr contract) ?
CMDA technically will always have better reception, as it runs on a lower frequency (900 mhz); lower frequencies have better penetration.
GSM (USA is 1.8-1.9ghz; YES there are 850/900 but not in the USA) is a higher frequency, thus lower penetration (ie: walls/buildings)
however, biggest downside of CDMA is that outside the USA, your phone will not work
where-as gsm phones will work world-wide for the most part, and you can go to any country, swap in a pre-paid sim and start calling-- can't do that with your CDMA (ESN) controlled phone
But I haven't gotten a very clear picture of the difference between T-Mobile and Verizon's networks. I've heard T-Mobile is faster because of their HSPA rollout, but Verzion obviously covers more land and I know their network is solid. I've never had a problem with Verizon dropping calls (maybe once or twice in 4 years of service, but I'm not a big phone talker). I'm most concerned about data. I don't travel to the boonies often, and T-Mobile's 3g maps show that they cover most cities in the U.S. So I think that might work... maybe?
Anyone else who's gone from big red to big purple have thoughts?
:nexusx: A new hope. :nexusx: