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"Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty> wrote in message
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> A letter to one's State's Attorney general will make them say something
> more consumer friendly.

How do you figure? The AG will send them a form letter, and Cingular will
respond with their justification for the charge. End of story. You flaunt
the AG like the second coming, when they do nothing except send a letter.
Do you have any substantiated information to prove otherwise?
 

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On Tue, 15 Jun 2004 06:38:43 -0400, "Dave C." <mdupre@sff.net> wrote:

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>"The Ghost of General Lee" <ghost@general.lee> wrote in message
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>> I have a friend who is moving and is having trouble with her Samsung
>> X427. Cingular has told her the area she's moving to has "very weak"
>> GSM coverage. Does Cingular operate anything other than GSM in
>> upstate South Carolina? Is there a different phone she can get that
>> might get her better service at her new home? She just signed a 1
>> year contract, and while the phone will still be useful when she's
>> out, not having its use at home would be a PITA.
>
>She could try a Nokia 6340i, IF it is offered in her area and on her calling
>plan. Even if she has to switch calling plans, it might help. The Nokia
>6340 has analog capability, which means it might offer better reception at
>home. -Dave
>
Too bad Cingular doesnt use analog systems, though ;)
 

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On Tue, 15 Jun 2004 13:30:43 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty>
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>In article <lsssc0h13et6fohgg3cj345ia0kp90quio@4ax.com>,
> The Ghost of General Lee <ghost@general.lee> wrote:
>
>> I have a friend who is moving and is having trouble with her Samsung
>> X427. Cingular has told her the area she's moving to has "very weak"
>> GSM coverage.
>
>Sounds like a perfectly valid reason to be let out of one's contract
>with no ETF.
>
Agreed. Particulary if said phone was bought mostly for 911 emergency
calls as alot of elderly folks are doing these days.

No signal, no EMS911

No ETF <bg>
 

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Leonard wrote:

> On Tue, 15 Jun 2004 13:30:43 GMT, "Robert M." <rmarkoff@faq.cIty>
> wrote:
>
>
>>In article <lsssc0h13et6fohgg3cj345ia0kp90quio@4ax.com>,
>>The Ghost of General Lee <ghost@general.lee> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>I have a friend who is moving and is having trouble with her Samsung
>>>X427. Cingular has told her the area she's moving to has "very weak"
>>>GSM coverage.
>>
>>Sounds like a perfectly valid reason to be let out of one's contract
>>with no ETF.
>>
>
> Agreed. Particulary if said phone was bought mostly for 911 emergency
> calls as alot of elderly folks are doing these days.
>
> No signal, no EMS911
>
> No ETF <bg>

I hope their phone does more than analogue, because Cingular is only
maintaining enough analogue channels to barely meet FCC service
regulations now. I expect Cingular is quietly twiddling their corporate
thumbs until the magic sunset date.

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