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    Any reason to change from Old Nation plan?

    I currently have a pre-GSM old nation plan, $99 for 1,200 minutes. I switched my TDMA to a 6340i GAIT phone a year and 1/2 ago, and I now use one of several GSM handsets most of the time, and on the very rare occasion, use the GAIT phone whern there is no GSM signal.

    I have been looking around at the new Cingulat GSM nation plans, and there are some really great deals. Roll-over is pretty cool, as well, as I don't always use up my 1,200 minutes. Am I going to lose much of anything by changing my plan? I know I will lose TDMA and AMPS roaming, but I use them so seldom, I am not to worried about that. Anything else?

    thanks,
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    Well if you don't used the TDMA or AMPS service that much I would switch.

    I came over from Nextel and have a bigger coverage area w/Cingular GSM.

    Few highlights you pointed out is the rollover. The bigger thing for me is the true nationwide M2M, now unlimited. I just switched 4 of our volunteer phones in different states to Cingular. Now we can call each for free.

    Just my 2 cents.

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    Originally posted by gdm
    Well if you don't used the TDMA or AMPS service that much I would switch.

    I came over from Nextel and have a bigger coverage area w/Cingular GSM.

    Few highlights you pointed out is the rollover. The bigger thing for me is the true nationwide M2M, now unlimited. I just switched 4 of our volunteer phones in different states to Cingular. Now we can call each for free.

    Just my 2 cents.
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    Originally posted by gdm
    Well if you don't used the TDMA or AMPS service that much I would switch.

    I came over from Nextel and have a bigger coverage area w/Cingular GSM.

    Few highlights you pointed out is the rollover. The bigger thing for me is the true nationwide M2M, now unlimited. I just switched 4 of our volunteer phones in different states to Cingular. Now we can call each for free.

    Just my 2 cents.
    Roll-over is what I would benefit from, as my wife is on Verizon and M2M is therefore irrelevant. Any drawbacks?

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    I say go for the GSM Nation plan, save youself some money or get more minutes . How is Cingular against Verizon in your area?
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    Verizon has AMPS, which helps when we are out in the middle of nowhere. Other than that, there's no real difference in coverage that I can tell, though I use my phone mainly in more densely populated areas (Center City, suburbs, interstates, etc.) and have not gone into rural areas recently.

    Plus, Cingular GSM gives you the ability to use whatever handset you want, pretty much, while with verizon you have many more limitations.

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    Re: Any reason to change from Old Nation plan?

    Originally posted by Alex_de_Large
    I currently have a pre-GSM old nation plan, $99 for 1,200 minutes. I switched my TDMA to a 6340i GAIT phone a year and 1/2 ago, and I now use one of several GSM handsets most of the time, and on the very rare occasion, use the GAIT phone whern there is no GSM signal.

    I have been looking around at the new Cingulat GSM nation plans, and there are some really great deals. Roll-over is pretty cool, as well, as I don't always use up my 1,200 minutes. Am I going to lose much of anything by changing my plan? I know I will lose TDMA and AMPS roaming, but I use them so seldom, I am not to worried about that. Anything else?

    thanks,
    AdL
    For equivalent plans, it looks like my savings will be about $20 per month, plus roll-over. It's not a huge deal, but I guess it will add up.

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    I have a question regarding the current GSM Nation plans.

    With my current "Old Nation" plan, I do not pay roaming or LD anywhere within the US, regardless of where I am, assuming there is a signal, obviously. This applies to networks like SunCom on the east coast, as well as TMo, etc. elsewhere.

    Will that change if I switch to a current GSM Nation plan, i.e. will there ever be a time when traveling within the US (while within my allotted minutes) that I will be charged roaming?

    thanks,
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    nope. if you have signal in the US, NO ROAMING CHARGES!!

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    Originally posted by Midnight Sun
    nope. if you have signal in the US, NO ROAMING CHARGES!!
    Can CS make this switch over the phone, or am I better off going to a store? Will I need a new SIM?

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    ^^^

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    you wont need a new sim and they can do it over the phone

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    Cool, thanks!

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    Originally posted by Midnight Sun
    you wont need a new sim and they can do it over the phone
    I'm on with CS right now and they are refusing to do it, claiming that I am "ineligible" to switch from GAIT to GSM. WTF?!?

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    What's there reasoning?

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