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Byline: Jeff Gelles
Dec. 5--Joan Saidel was never really happy with AT&T Wireless, even after its merger last year with Cingular. She was so fed up with service and billing problems that she agreed to swallow a $175 early-cancellation fee. The answer to her Cingular frustration? Verizon Wireless.
Mauree Miller, too, was fed up with her wireless carrier. She's happy she switched -- from Verizon to Cingular.
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Answering customers' complaints, wireless carriers typically fall back on the argument that everyone's experience is different, because we all have different calling patterns and because any …