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Verizon's got a "Map for That"

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Verizon's got a "Map for That"

Verizon's mockery of Apple's iPhone, and its App Store. With 90,000 apps?   Then there's AT&T with their national 3G coverage. Which to Verizon's claim, is 1/5 of their network.   What do you think?

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Re: Verizon's got a "Map for That"

Oops... I forgot to add the YouTube link, so here it is.   Youtube.com/watch?v=YCbYTrYD5y8&feature=youtube_gdata

Re: Verizon's got a "Map for That" -02

Where is Sprint and T-Mobile in all of this? How are we (Sprint) doing?  Can someone post a map on that?

Message was edited by: DeltaSPARTAN003

Master

Re: Verizon's got a "Map for That" -02

Here's some clickable links as well,

http://Youtube.com/watch?v=YCbYTrYD5y8

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ECF-tBIK6pw

Thanks Delta.


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Journeyman

Re: Verizon's got a "Map for That" -02

Doesn't look like Sprint is doing too well in 3G, look at dark orange below. Maybe slightly better than AT&T, but don't forget that most of the Midwest that is dark orange isn't even Sprint's network, it is affiliates networks.

https://coverage.sprintpcs.com/images/mapdatasprintUS.gif

So if the Verizon map holds true, the king would be Verizon with AT&T and Sprint tied for 2nd.

Master

Re: Verizon's got a "Map for That" -02

You also have to keep in mind that the [articular map that Verizon is using is their overall coverage map for voice and messaging. Which means it only requires 1xRTT to function.

Here's a link to Verizon's maps

http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/CoverageLocatorController?requesttype=NEWREQUEST&lid=//global//plans//coverage+maps

The default is the red only which is just the voice and messaging. For boradband coverage you have to click on "Broadband and V Cast". In addition Verizon doesn't use the term roaming, they use "extended network". But they don't make that distinction on their regular voice and messaging coverage map, just the broadband one. They are inconsistent with showing the coverage and whether it is native or not.

Journeyman

Re: Verizon's got a "Map for That" -02

Either way you look at it Verizon kicks Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile on 3G (dark blue below):

http://vzwmap.verizonwireless.com/dotcom/coveragelocator/images/maps/broadband.jpg

Message was edited by: miketech_79

Master

Re: Verizon's got a "Map for That" -02

I'm just finding this funny. Take a look at the Verizon coverage map for Mobile TV coverage.

@miketech_79 - Pertaining to the New Map.

Can you explain what the colors mean? Blue is well, obviously Verizon, but, who is the yellow and green?

Re: @halcyoncmdr/Sprint Employee

Hey, Sprint Employee. Let's try and retain a civil conversation please. The worthless Mobile TV service means nothing. It's overpriced, and grainy.   We have the Palm Prē, which is about to get Adobe Flash support. All the TV we want is on hulu.com, on America's Fastest, (Sprint/2.0Mbps vs. AT&T/1.4Mbps) most reliable/dependable network. (according to me, in the Seattle Area.)   P.S. - Verizon is the worst up here. My uncle gets as many dropped calls as I do on AT&T.)

Journeyman

Re: @miketech_79 - Pertaining to the New Map.

DeltaSPARTAN003 wrote:

Can you explain what the colors mean? Blue is well, obviously Verizon, but, who is the yellow and green?

I think Verizon's map describes it quite easily:

http://vzwmap.verizonwireless.com/dotcom/coveragelocator/images/icons/legend/broadbandaccess_roaming.jpgExtended Broadband & V CAST (again apply the same term as below for roaming "Extended")

http://vzwmap.verizonwireless.com/dotcom/coveragelocator/images/icons/legend/enhanced_svcs_ext.jpgThe Extended Enhanced Services  Coverage Areas include networks run by other carriers (Non-Broadband Coverage)

http://vzwmap.verizonwireless.com/dotcom/coveragelocator/images/icons/legend/enhanced_svcs.jpgEnhanced Services (Non-Broadband Coverage)


Journeyman

Re: Verizon's got a "Map for That" -02

halcyoncmdr wrote:

I'm just finding this funny. Take a look at the Verizon coverage map for Mobile TV coverage.

From a Verizon PDF comparing 3G service:

vzw_3g.JPG

other_3g.JPG

As for any Mobile TV service, I found Sprint's to be stupid, keep TV where it belongs (on a TV). Sprint's is just stupid video clips. I have no clue what Verizon's is, but it can't be worse.

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