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I want to ask a question of you guys. I had a v400 with cingular that
worked great...everywhere but inside my apartment. Inside my
apartment, the signal was completely non-exixtant. I could not place
or receive a call, or text message. I have recently changed to
verizon. My first phone with VZ worked perfectly in my apartment, I
have now "upgraded" and my new vx7000 is almost as bad as my v400 in
my apartment. I really loved cingulars plans, but now i am concerned
that it may have been the phone, and not the service? Any body with
any of the newer cingular phones having good luck in apartments with
signal? They (cingular) sent me some type of over the air upgrade
before I dropped them, and it still did nothing, but that was 6 months
ago. Just wondering if things may have changed since they acquired att
or if I should just let it go.
 
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Jeff Hodges wrote:
> I want to ask a question of you guys. I had a v400 with cingular that
> worked great...everywhere but inside my apartment. Inside my
> apartment, the signal was completely non-exixtant. I could not place
> or receive a call, or text message. I have recently changed to
> verizon. My first phone with VZ worked perfectly in my apartment, I
> have now "upgraded" and my new vx7000 is almost as bad as my v400 in
> my apartment. I really loved cingulars plans, but now i am concerned
> that it may have been the phone, and not the service? Any body with
> any of the newer cingular phones having good luck in apartments with
> signal? They (cingular) sent me some type of over the air upgrade
> before I dropped them, and it still did nothing, but that was 6 months
> ago. Just wondering if things may have changed since they acquired att
> or if I should just let it go.


Now, all customers have equal access to both systems. However, the
phone may have preferred one system over the other one. If the signal
was good everywhere but your apartment, there could be some type of
interference nearby. A an amplifier or repeater, or external antenna
may have been all you needed for use inside your apartment.

TH
 
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My experience with Cingular is that since the merger with AT&T, the service
is much better.
When you buy a Cingular phone and plan, your service will be assigned, at
random, to prefer the Orange or Blue network. I had bad reception at my
home because my service would prefer Orange. I had Cingular change it to
prefer Blue and reception at home is now perfect with 5 bars even in the
closet or bathroom. I was told that eventually, as the two networks
(orange and blue) are integrated, this will no longer be an issue and your
phone will automatically lock-in to the strongest signal.


<Jeff Hodges> wrote in message
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>I want to ask a question of you guys. I had a v400 with cingular that
> worked great...everywhere but inside my apartment. Inside my
> apartment, the signal was completely non-exixtant. I could not place
> or receive a call, or text message. I have recently changed to
> verizon. My first phone with VZ worked perfectly in my apartment, I
> have now "upgraded" and my new vx7000 is almost as bad as my v400 in
> my apartment. I really loved cingulars plans, but now i am concerned
> that it may have been the phone, and not the service? Any body with
> any of the newer cingular phones having good luck in apartments with
> signal? They (cingular) sent me some type of over the air upgrade
> before I dropped them, and it still did nothing, but that was 6 months
> ago. Just wondering if things may have changed since they acquired att
> or if I should just let it go.
>
>
>
 
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on 3/7/2005 4:18 PM Richie said the following:
> My experience with Cingular is that since the merger with AT&T, the service
> is much better.
> When you buy a Cingular phone and plan, your service will be assigned, at
> random, to prefer the Orange or Blue network. I had bad reception at my
> home because my service would prefer Orange. I had Cingular change it to
> prefer Blue and reception at home is now perfect with 5 bars even in the
> closet or bathroom. I was told that eventually, as the two networks
> (orange and blue) are integrated, this will no longer be an issue and your
> phone will automatically lock-in to the strongest signal.

Gotta ask. How does one determine whether they are on the Orange or
Blue network? FWIW, we're using a Treo 650 as well as Nokia 6340i's.

Thanks in advance.
 
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In article <Hq4Xd.12926$OU1.11078@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com>,
"Richie" <mbc@pcbell.net> wrote:

> My experience with Cingular is that since the merger with AT&T, the service
> is much better.
> When you buy a Cingular phone and plan, your service will be assigned, at
> random, to prefer the Orange or Blue network. I had bad reception at my
> home because my service would prefer Orange. I had Cingular change it to
> prefer Blue and reception at home is now perfect with 5 bars even in the
> closet or bathroom. I was told that eventually, as the two networks
> (orange and blue) are integrated, this will no longer be an issue and your
> phone will automatically lock-in to the strongest signal.

What happened to the quick and easy integration Navas promised us?
 
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> Gotta ask. How does one determine whether they are on the Orange or
> Blue network? FWIW, we're using a Treo 650 as well as Nokia 6340i's.
>
> Thanks in advance.

I knew because I had been with Cingular (Orange) a long time.
If you were a Cingular customer prior to the merger, you're Orange. If you
were an AT&T customer, you're Blue.

But if you signed up with Cingular recently and have a 64k sim and an ENS
capable phone, you have been assigned to prefer Orange or Blue, at random.
This was done for network load balancing. All Cingular and AT&T phones can
connect either to Orange or Blue when one or the other is not available.
The problem arises when your home has both Orange and Blue coverage and your
phone prefers the weaker signal over the stronger one.

If you have 64k sim, and ENS capable phone, Cingular technical support can
change you to prefer either Orange or Blue. The problem with that is could
improve your connection in some areas but decrease it in others.

If your coverage is good, then don't worry about it.
 
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In <jzwick3-22F422.16565207032005@news1.west.earthlink.net> on Mon, 07 Mar
2005 22:56:52 GMT, Jack Zwick <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote:

>In article <Hq4Xd.12926$OU1.11078@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com>,
> "Richie" <mbc@pcbell.net> wrote:
>
>> My experience with Cingular is that since the merger with AT&T, the service
>> is much better.
>> When you buy a Cingular phone and plan, your service will be assigned, at
>> random, to prefer the Orange or Blue network. I had bad reception at my
>> home because my service would prefer Orange. I had Cingular change it to
>> prefer Blue and reception at home is now perfect with 5 bars even in the
>> closet or bathroom. I was told that eventually, as the two networks
>> (orange and blue) are integrated, this will no longer be an issue and your
>> phone will automatically lock-in to the strongest signal.
>
>What happened to the quick and easy integration Navas promised us?

It's happening.

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Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>
 

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