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    Sprint Mobile Users.....

    Are you satisfied with your phones and service with Sprint - why or why not?

    I've been with Verizon since 2002 and am considering a change to Sprint for me and the wife. I'm willing to sacrifice a little quality in service and phones if the monthly rates are significantly cheaper and I still get good coverage.

    Any honest feedback from Sprint customers is appreciated - Thanks!


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    Re: Sprint Mobile Users.....

    Other than one guy (the manager of the store here in Ames), my experience with Sprint service has been fantastic. On the whole, they've been very helpful in sorting out any issues that I may have had. I've been on a family plan with my parents and brothers since 2004.


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    Re: Sprint Mobile Users.....

    If we weren't on my in-laws family plan I would probably switch to a different carrier, only because the signal here in Waterloo isn't always the best. Service wise I don't have any complaints.



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    Re: Sprint Mobile Users.....

    No problems with it in Ames.



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    Re: Sprint Mobile Users.....

    Great on interstates and big cities, sometimes a little sketchy out in the sticks. Seems to be getting better lately.



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    Re: Sprint Mobile Users.....

    I haven't had any major problems with them. For the rates I pay and what I get with them, I am willing to handle a dropped call once a month or so.



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    Re: Sprint Mobile Users.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonecy View Post
    Are you satisfied with your phones and service with Sprint - why or why not?

    I've been with Verizon since 2002 and am considering a change to Sprint for me and the wife. I'm willing to sacrifice a little quality in service and phones if the monthly rates are significantly cheaper and I still get good coverage.

    Any honest feedback from Sprint customers is appreciated - Thanks!
    It's the only service we've had since we got cell phones in 1998. We've had them out in the boonies all over the country (we are retired and travel a lot) and very seldom are without a signal. I've never had any problems with the company or service. I use a Virgin Mobile Internet Modem (a Sprint reseller) for internet service while we are on the road and generally get great internet with it. Very satisfied with the phones, internet, service, company, etc.


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    Re: Sprint Mobile Users.....

    I switched from VZW to Sprint several years back and haven't been disappointed. VZW's coverage is a little better, but the savings has been tremendous, although Sprint has been slowly raising their rates and reducing discounts.

    If you have an Android phone, you can get Roam Control and force your phone over to VZW's network if you're not getting a good Sprint signal.



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    Re: Sprint Mobile Users.....

    I've been with Sprint for 13 years. There were some rough spots with customer service in the mid 2000's, but for the past few years I have had no complaints, and am quite satisfied with their service. The prices are outstanding.

    Just be aware of this...Sprint lost a good deal of their 3G coverage in the Dakotas, Montana, and some parts of Iowa and Nebraska (particularly rural areas) after Verizon bought Alltel. Alltel had reciprocal voice/data agreements with Sprint. Apparently, Sprint and Verizon have not been able to work out continuing the agreements, so the 3G coverage is gone in those areas where Alltel was providing access to Sprint. You will still get voice coverage and 1X data in those areas.

    I would recommend going to the Sprint coverage maps and zoom in closely on the area(s) where you would need coverage (like your house or primary travel route to work), and if you are getting a data plan, make sure that Sprint has 3G/4G coverage there.


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    Re: Sprint Mobile Users.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonecy View Post
    Are you satisfied with your phones and service with Sprint - why or why not?

    I've been with Verizon since 2002 and am considering a change to Sprint for me and the wife. I'm willing to sacrifice a little quality in service and phones if the monthly rates are significantly cheaper and I still get good coverage.

    Any honest feedback from Sprint customers is appreciated - Thanks!
    I moved from Verizon to Sprint about 5 years ago, and honestly I can't say I have noticed much of a difference at all in network performance.

    I don't think you would be giving up anything as far as quality of phones. Sprint has had a great selection of top tier Android devices for a couple years now, dating back to the Evo. And with iPhone now available, they have as much to offer as any carrier.



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    Re: Sprint Mobile Users.....

    Hey Jones, I switched from AT&T to Sprint about two years ago, and haven't had any regrets. Started off with T-Mobile, switched to AT&T, now with Sprint, and Sprint has definitely had the best call clarity and data speed of those three. AT&T had better coverage, but calls would routinely drop.

    As others have said, Sprint has good coverage in cities and well populated areas, not so good in rural areas. But it's not a major issue. And now that Sprint has the iPhone, you can save a little money and still have a kick*** phone.


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    Re: Sprint Mobile Users.....

    Live in Ames and have not ever had an issue. It travels well (in terms of coverage). I recently got a smart phone and the unlimited data is nice. I have also always had great customer service experiences as well.



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    Re: Sprint Mobile Users.....

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    I've been with Sprint for 13 years. There were some rough spots with customer service in the mid 2000's, but for the past few years I have had no complaints, and am quite satisfied with their service. The prices are outstanding.

    Just be aware of this...Sprint lost a good deal of their 3G coverage in the Dakotas, Montana, and some parts of Iowa and Nebraska (particularly rural areas) after Verizon bought Alltel. Alltel had reciprocal voice/data agreements with Sprint. Apparently, Sprint and Verizon have not been able to work out continuing the agreements, so the 3G coverage is gone in those areas where Alltel was providing access to Sprint. You will still get voice coverage and 1X data in those areas.

    I would recommend going to the Sprint coverage maps and zoom in closely on the area(s) where you would need coverage (like your house or primary travel route to work), and if you are getting a data plan, make sure that Sprint has 3G/4G coverage there.
    So do you get charged extra for roaming on the Verizon (former Alltel) network or is there just a decrease in coverage/performance?


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    Re: Sprint Mobile Users.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MrGreg View Post
    I switched from VZW to Sprint several years back and haven't been disappointed. VZW's coverage is a little better, but the savings has been tremendous, although Sprint has been slowly raising their rates and reducing discounts.

    If you have an Android phone, you can get Roam Control and force your phone over to VZW's network if you're not getting a good Sprint signal.
    Quote Originally Posted by aeroclone View Post
    I moved from Verizon to Sprint about 5 years ago, and honestly I can't say I have noticed much of a difference at all in network performance.

    I don't think you would be giving up anything as far as quality of phones. Sprint has had a great selection of top tier Android devices for a couple years now, dating back to the Evo. And with iPhone now available, they have as much to offer as any carrier.
    Were you able to transfer your Verizon phone # and contacts from your Verizon phone to your new Sprint phone?


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    Re: Sprint Mobile Users.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonecy View Post
    Were you able to transfer your Verizon phone # and contacts from your Verizon phone to your new Sprint phone?

    I switched from Verizon to Sprint about 6 years ago, & was able to keep my number and contacts. Haven't had a single problem with anything in the 6 years I've been with them.



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