then...just how bad is the network going to be? I thought cingular had the least number of dropped calls? i hate to switch to att/cingular and lose my verizon reliabiltiy.
I couldn't have explained it any better. Thanks for that Greg.Cingular bought AT&T wireless and merged it in to Cingular. Then buried the AT&T name. Remember all the AT&T wireless stores turned to Cingular stores?
Then SBC/Yahoo! bought Cingular and all the baby bells (PacBell, BellSouth, AtlanticBell, etc) and decided to use the AT&T name that came along with the Cingular purchase, since it has more world wide branding and name recognition.
So the new AT&T (lower case) really has nothing to do with the old AT&T (uppercase) except the name.
The network works great for me. I don't know what you mean by it being so miserable. I've had it for five years and never had a problem with service. Cingular came from the old Bellsouth Mobility service around Atlanta. That grew into a nationwide service that is now changing it's name to utilize the At&t recognition power. I think it's the best network available.then why is everyone so gung ho to switch to a network that is so miserable? granted, the iPhone looks great---but whats the use if the network stinks? (not to mention edge)