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    Re: Sprint, Framily plan

    I am a framily member in sw Iowa. No issues with coverage. Issues with data in rural areas but I can live with that. I am at the $35 mark. Need to get a couple more people to join my framily.



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    Re: Sprint, Framily plan

    Quote Originally Posted by theantiAIRBHG View Post
    Thats weird that you didn't grandfathered in on the unlimited data plan at Verizon. When Ms A and I upgraded last time they did it for us.
    Was there a little hand action involved?




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    Re: Sprint, Framily plan

    Don't you only get 1GB of data in the Framily plan though?




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    Re: Sprint, Framily plan

    I have used Sprint for years. Yes the coverage is lousy once you leave the main roads but with the unlimited plan you don't pay extra for roaming. Besides, any time work can't get a hold of me can be a good thing at times.
    I get tired of getting called on vacation when they haven't even tried anyone else.


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    Re: Sprint, Framily plan

    We've been trying to find a decent price and it's tough anymore. You either pay for good service, get nailed on the phone price or accept spotty service or deal with one of the wifi dependent providers. You're giving something up no matter what. I've had verizon since before it was verizon and I'm almost done paying their high prices. Wife is looking into republic for herself.


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    Re: Sprint, Framily plan

    Quote Originally Posted by cmjh10 View Post
    The commercials alone are enough for me not to do it
    Agreed. People who buy now are responsible for any continuation of those awful commercials.



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    Re: Sprint, Framily plan

    Is a talking hamster in your framily? What about GorDON? Moble jimlad



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    Re: Sprint, Framily plan

    I've been a Sprint customer since 1999, and unfortunately, as stated above, the coverage in the midwest is not great, especially outside of metro areas. That said, Sprint does have roaming agreements. I think the new plans (like Framily) limit roaming data to 150 MB data per line per month. I have an older Everything Data plan that allows 300 MB of roaming data per line per month, and voice roaming of 800 minutes per line per month. Sprint can terminate your service if these limits are exceeded, or if the majority of voice or data in any month is roaming.

    One unfortunate aspect regarding roaming with Sprint is that Sprint has adjusted its consumer account PRLs to roam only on 1xRTT, which is rather useless for a smart phone. The business account PRLs allow 3G EVDO roaming and are available on the Internet. It is possible, although not trivial, to load the corporate PRLs. Of course, data usage will accumulate much faster roaming with 3G. There don't seem to be any negative repercussions to using the corporate PRLs as long as the data limits are not exceeded.

    Trying to keep a long story short...prior to 2010, Sprint had a reciprocity agreement with Alltel, which gave Sprint excellent coverage in the midwest. Verizon subsequently bought a good part of Alltel. There are different stories about what happened next, but ultimately Sprint was left with big coverage holes throughout the midwest. Sprint has been concentrating on their LTE rollout, and it seems has been doing very little building in the midwest to cover the holes.


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    Re: Sprint, Framily plan

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Don't you only get 1GB of data in the Framily plan though?
    That's plenty with Sprint's download speeds... ;)


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    Re: Sprint, Framily plan

    We switched to Sprint. Data isn't great in some areas, but unlimited everything with two phones is like $140/mo for us with my work discount.



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    Re: Sprint, Framily plan

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    I've been a Sprint customer since 1999, and unfortunately, as stated above, the coverage in the midwest is not great, especially outside of metro areas. That said, Sprint does have roaming agreements. I think the new plans (like Framily) limit roaming data to 150 MB data per line per month. I have an older Everything Data plan that allows 300 MB of roaming data per line per month, and voice roaming of 800 minutes per line per month. Sprint can terminate your service if these limits are exceeded, or if the majority of voice or data in any month is roaming.

    One unfortunate aspect regarding roaming with Sprint is that Sprint has adjusted its consumer account PRLs to roam only on 1xRTT, which is rather useless for a smart phone. The business account PRLs allow 3G EVDO roaming and are available on the Internet. It is possible, although not trivial, to load the corporate PRLs. Of course, data usage will accumulate much faster roaming with 3G. There don't seem to be any negative repercussions to using the corporate PRLs as long as the data limits are not exceeded.

    Trying to keep a long story short...prior to 2010, Sprint had a reciprocity agreement with Alltel, which gave Sprint excellent coverage in the midwest. Verizon subsequently bought a good part of Alltel. There are different stories about what happened next, but ultimately Sprint was left with big coverage holes throughout the midwest. Sprint has been concentrating on their LTE rollout, and it seems has been doing very little building in the midwest to cover the holes.
    I've been wondering why I couldn't connect to 3G while roaming. Any idea on how to load the corporate PRLs?



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    Re: Sprint, Framily plan

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    Sprint has been concentrating on their LTE rollout
    Then they need to concentrate harder. I live in the Chicago area and seems like I'm rarely able to get a 4G signal on my phone.

    Or it could just be that my phone sucks. I don't know.



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    Re: Sprint, Framily plan

    Quote Originally Posted by drmwevr08 View Post
    We've been trying to find a decent price and it's tough anymore. You either pay for good service, get nailed on the phone price or accept spotty service or deal with one of the wifi dependent providers. You're giving something up no matter what. I've had verizon since before it was verizon and I'm almost done paying their high prices. Wife is looking into republic for herself.
    Republic is probably the best deal out there. $25 a month for unlimited talk and text I believe w/ 5 GB of data if you don't mind going off of Sprints network. I just wish I knew about them when I switched; I have Virgin mobile which I like but it's $10 a month more than Republic



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    Re: Sprint, Framily plan

    Quote Originally Posted by theantiAIRBHG View Post
    Thats weird that you didn't grandfathered in on the unlimited data plan at Verizon. When Ms A and I upgraded last time they did it for us.
    She was showing cleavage wasn't she?


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    Quote Originally Posted by simply1 View Post
    That's plenty with Sprint's download speeds... ;)
    My LTE speed is pretty good, I used the WatchESPN app to watch some World Cup matches and they looked good.




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