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    Default Does anyone in the forum have Internet with Centennial wireless Interjet card??

    My internet service in La romana is terrible i need more speed i saw in the newspaper a new product from centennial is call Interjet card they are saying speeds up to 2.4 MB that is great that is almost twice Internet flash codetel that hardly never reaches 1.5 mb and its down 40-50% of the time. I have Centennial here Puerto rico and it works great over there and i also have go Internet from centennial puerto rico and it works with speeds up 4 MB i have try to use it roaming in the D.R i do not know why it does not work nevethless i want to pay a flat fee and get for once good internet???? I also wanted to ask you about Claro or orange their signal in the D.R i have centennial and is fairly good but allot of people have told me that claro is better i want to get a local 809 because i am doing business in the D.R and some people are hesitant to call me at my 787 (PR) area code for long distance charges please advise.

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    I would love to see the info on the centennial card!

    I always try to compare signal strength on various phones, I think the Claro GSM has the best coverage, but centennial has the cheapest prices to the USA at the moment.

    Tricom has free nights and weekends to other tricom users. Orange has cheaper rates to other orange users (and there are many).

    The bottom line .. carry four phones

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    What about claro CDMA network are still using it. I know for a fact that CDMA is much better and faster than GSM, that is why Centennial could offer does speeds in the D.R wireless card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kemo View Post
    What about claro CDMA network are still using it. I know for a fact that CDMA is much better and faster than GSM, that is why Centennial could offer does speeds in the D.R wireless card.
    I don't think it's because of CDMA, in fact, even US provider are shifting to GSM, I suppose the signal is always good if you install a proper number of antennas, take Europe as an example of that. Aniway, I am interested too in the Interjet card, if it does what promise it seems a good deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kemo View Post
    What about claro CDMA network are still using it. I know for a fact that CDMA is much better and faster than GSM, that is why Centennial could offer does speeds in the D.R wireless card.
    I traveled from Santiago to PP, had Tricom, Claro CDMA and Claro GSM side by side. Clear winner Claro GSM. Some people say that all the companies are switching to GSM.

    Here is more info on the card on the link below, click on see more, products, movil, interjet

    Then can someone explain the plan?

    Translated version of http://www.centennialrd.com/
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    Phone service differences have been discussed ad nauseam. Like the OP I'm more interested on Centennial's Internet service or any discussion on Claro's or any other way to get roaming internet throughout The DR.

    Personally what I would like to get is service that I could pay for a week or so and be able to connect to the Internet with my laptop pretty much anywhere in The DR. It sounds like this Interjet service is exactly that (at least that's what they claim).

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    I just got to my house in Casa de campo i hate this Codetel ADSL modem i just ran a test 425 KPBS download Upload 123KPBS " Incredible" I pay for the 1.5 MB 764KPBS this armed robbery. And did you know they put limits on the amount of megabits you use per month is you passed they charge you extra. Tomorrow i am going to Centennial Office in Jumbo in La romana i don't care i am buying it the interjet card anything is better than this ****!!!!!!! I really don't understand my Neighbor has Claro Internet movil in Puerto rico same company same owner he is flying up 3.3 MB at peak hours i used centennial go internet when i am outside my apt and i could reach up to 5mb and i have broadband Onelink in my home well i have been able to reach speeds up to 14 mb for 34.95 with the digital package. i don't understand how the Dominican consumer puts up with this crap with codetel/claro. In regards to which is better i read a comparison made by Wired magazine which says that CDMA technology is better for data speeds and voice clarity. Why GSM has become the world standard because is a less costly technology and easy to create bigger networks without investing so much in equipment. GSM was born when Vodafone ( Worlds biggest cellphone provider) got together with the people at T-mobile and Nokia and the created GSM paltforms in 1998 by the end 2000 most of Europe used GSM instead of TDMA. Then theEuropean comission of communication made it mandatory for all providers in Europe to adopt GSM technology Vodafone is all over the world, africa, Australia you name it they are there so gsm spread all over, also for portability GSM sim card system complies qith European commission open policy because 90% of all europeans have prepaid plans or full paid plans were they paid a Quantity and provides them with a certain amount of minutes or unlimited depending on price. Like in Europe or anywhere else people have the choice of not buying the phone if they already have a GSM capable phone all the due is paid a Prepaid sim card plan which assigned them a number and they are rolling they need to renew it every month or they loose their number. In the U.S CDMA was invented by Qualcomm is 100% digital so Verizon, sprint, Alltel and smaller regional providers use cdm because it provides a more voice quality as well as data and at the same time they continue with a Racket of the contracts and locked phones. Verizon wireless in the U.s got the highest network standards of any provider in the world fastest wireless speeds and voice clarity follow by Alltel. T-mobile GSM provider got 3erd as well as AT&T the largest provider in the U.S GSM also got fourth. The only U.S company to switch from TDMA to GSM in the U.S is AT&T. Verizon, Sprint, Alltel are planing to keep their CDMS 3g networks because of customer satisfaction

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    Tricom now offer 4MB connections according to their recent ads.
    Good luck finding any solid info on their site to back this up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kemo View Post
    I just got to my house in Casa de campo i hate this Codetel ADSL modem i just ran a test 425 KPBS download Upload 123KPBS " Incredible" I pay for the 1.5 MB 764KPBS this armed robbery. And did you know they put limits on the amount of megabits you use per month is you passed they charge you extra. Tomorrow i am going to Centennial Office in Jumbo in La romana i don't care i am buying it the interjet card anything is better than this ****!!!!!!! I really don't understand my Neighbor has Claro Internet movil in Puerto rico same company same owner he is flying up 3.3 MB at peak hours i used centennial go internet when i am outside my apt and i could reach up to 5mb and i have broadband Onelink in my home well i have been able to reach speeds up to 14 mb for 34.95 with the digital package. i don't understand how the Dominican consumer puts up with this crap with codetel/claro. In regards to which is better i read a comparison made by Wired magazine which says that CDMA technology is better for data speeds and voice clarity. Why GSM has become the world standard because is a less costly technology and easy to create bigger networks without investing so much in equipment. GSM was born when Vodafone ( Worlds biggest cellphone provider) got together with the people at T-mobile and Nokia and the created GSM paltforms in 1998 by the end 2000 most of Europe used GSM instead of TDMA. Then theEuropean comission of communication made it mandatory for all providers in Europe to adopt GSM technology Vodafone is all over the world, africa, Australia you name it they are there so gsm spread all over, also for portability GSM sim card system complies qith European commission open policy because 90% of all europeans have prepaid plans or full paid plans were they paid a Quantity and provides them with a certain amount of minutes or unlimited depending on price. Like in Europe or anywhere else people have the choice of not buying the phone if they already have a GSM capable phone all the due is paid a Prepaid sim card plan which assigned them a number and they are rolling they need to renew it every month or they loose their number. In the U.S CDMA was invented by Qualcomm is 100% digital so Verizon, sprint, Alltel and smaller regional providers use cdm because it provides a more voice quality as well as data and at the same time they continue with a Racket of the contracts and locked phones. Verizon wireless in the U.s got the highest network standards of any provider in the world fastest wireless speeds and voice clarity follow by Alltel. T-mobile GSM provider got 3erd as well as AT&T the largest provider in the U.S GSM also got fourth. The only U.S company to switch from TDMA to GSM in the U.S is AT&T. Verizon, Sprint, Alltel are planing to keep their CDMS 3g networks because of customer satisfaction
    We'll wait for a complete review of Interjet in a few days so...

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    I have both Codetel 3G and the new Centennial Interjet card for my laptop. The Centennial card is a big disappointment thus far. Works very fast (>700kbps) in some parts of metro SD, but that is about it. Signal strength fluctuates too much. It is supposed to revert back to regular 3G service, but have yet to see that. It does not work in Samana/Las galeras o most places in the SD Este. It does not even work in the DominicoAmericao Libarary. The card and first month are free with the promo. I have had mine since the initial offering of last Wednesday. I will be returning the card and cancelling service next week and stick with Codetel. Not high speed but seems to ok everwhere on the Island. Only advantage is that the Interjet plugs into any USB port. Until Centennial gets better coverage of thier Interjet service ..stay away from it.

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