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thinkart

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i have several friends and family who switch to cingular from AT&T way back when because AT&T sucked. a couple of them switch because of bad customer service (oh well, to be expected), but the part that really worries me is AT&T dropping us. A couple friends of mine live or travel to small towns and have absolutely NO service since cingular merged with AT&T. they did before the merge! WTF? One of these friends (who is on cingular) visits family every few weeks and has newly found trouble roaming there. her mom WAS on cingular but they shut her off completely because she was always roaming in that small town. I guess free roaming just means "as long as you don't roam too much, it's free." don't you think this kinda bulls@#% is going to piss Apple and everyone off? someone needs to sue them!
 

soloudinhere

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It is stated in the contract that if you roam more than 50% of the time in the first 180 days (6 mos) they can terminate your contract. Roaming is free until you reach that point. But you can't be on someone's network all the time or they can and will drop you.
 

ColsTiger

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i have several friends and family who switch to cingular from AT&T way back when because AT&T sucked. a couple of them switch because of bad customer service (oh well, to be expected), but the part that really worries me is AT&T dropping us. A couple friends of mine live or travel to small towns and have absolutely NO service since cingular merged with AT&T. they did before the merge! WTF? One of these friends (who is on cingular) visits family every few weeks and has newly found trouble roaming there. her mom WAS on cingular but they shut her off completely because she was always roaming in that small town. I guess free roaming just means "as long as you don't roam too much, it's free." don't you think this kinda bulls@#% is going to piss Apple and everyone off? someone needs to sue them!
People that don't read their contracts can't blame anyone or anything but themselves.

It only makes sense that if you're roaming on another company's network more than you're on Cingular/At&t's, then you need to find another provider.
 

thinkart

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It is stated in the contract that if you roam more than 50% of the time in the first 180 days (6 mos) they can terminate your contract. Roaming is free until you reach that point. But you can't be on someone's network all the time or they can and will drop you.
im not worried about them ending my contract. i don't live where i would roam more than 50%. the part i said i was worried about was that when my friends ROAM in those towns (from visiting) their calls are dropped. they live in cities and rarely roam. AT&T shouldnt drop your calls when you visit a place and need to roam. that is the effin purpose of roaming.

p.s. i would think most people would be glad if AT&T terminated their contracts. they would not have to pay $175 early term. fee!
by then people would definitely have found a way to unlock their iPhones.
 

ColsTiger

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im not worried about them ending my contract. i don't live where i would roam more than 50%. the part i said i was worried about was that when my friends ROAM in those towns (from visiting) their calls are dropped. they live in cities and rarely roam. AT&T shouldnt drop your calls when you visit a place and need to roam. that is the effin purpose of roaming.
That doesn't make sense. They're not going to drop the call just because you're roaming. Maybe they can't roam there anymore, because now they don't have a roaming contract with the local provider in that location.

And you did mention something about someone's mom being cut off completely because she was roaming too much.
 

soloudinhere

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It's the partner network dropping calls on roaming, not AT&T. That's what roaming is, you're borrowing signal from another provider. If that's too weak, then the call will drop, just like it would on the AT&T home network.

I don't get what you're trying to say.
 

gt1948

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People that don't read their contracts can't blame anyone or anything but themselves.

It only makes sense that if you're roaming on another company's network more than you're on Cingular/At&t's, then you need to find another provider.
yeah right...written by a freakin attorney and you expect the average Joe to understand all that crap in 7 pt text? yeah right
 

ColsTiger

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yeah right...written by a freakin attorney and you expect the average Joe to understand all that crap in 7 pt text? yeah right
All they do is drop you. They don't charge you anything. It's not like they say, "send us $175 for roaming charges."

IF you're roaming that much, you need to get a local carrier for the area you're frequenting. That way you've got coverage and the carrier not paying through the teeth for roaming charges.
 

soloudinhere

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For the record, the AT&T terms of service are available online in PDF format that you are free to blow up to whatever point font you feel you can read and you can peruse them at will.

You should really read it, there's some interesting tidbits in there.