Cell phone carriers
orlandi.marco at libero.it
Mon Dec 15 09:28:06 PST 2003
I'm working on a project which involves the use of Cell Phones for user
identification when logging on to a website, i's a webservice taht uses GSM
phones caller-id to identify users (more at www.saintlogin.com )
I have a question for you, are you using GSM carriers in the bay area ? Can
you tell me (approximately) what percentage of people uses GSM phones in
your area ?
I know that GSM technology was not so diffused in U.S. in older times but
maybe now it's spreading, I'd like to know what communication standard is
I'm in Europe-Italy and from several years we don't have problems of
coverage-gaps with GSM . Here full coverage is available -almost-
everywhere, and Italy is covered up to 98% from 4 carriers at present
days... Automatic roaming helps much in full coverage
Thanks for help
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Masnick" <mike at techdirt.com>
To: "Elias Sinderson" <elias at cse.ucsc.edu>; "FoRK List" <FoRK at xent.com>
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 5:56 PM
Subject: Re: Cell phone carriers
> At 08:34 AM 12/15/2003 -0800, Elias Sinderson wrote:
> >I'm looking to switch carriers (and take my phone number with me).
> >top choices are either T-Mobile or Sprint - anyone have experience with
> >these carriers that they can share? I live in the Bay Area and good
> >coverage is important...
> I currently use both in the Bay Area and am very happy with Sprint, but
> so happy with T-Mobile. I know that Sprint seems to have a very bad
> reputation, but I've used them here for five and a half years and honestly
> can't complain. The coverage is fine, and I haven't had any problems to
> speak of. T-Mobile has had weak coverage in my experience - though, this
> may be a function of the phone.
> As for switching, though, the carriers still don't have the kinks worked
> out if you're planning to port your number. I'd wait a little longer to
> make sure it goes without a hitch.
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