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    Sprint vs. Verizon

    Girlfriend and I both have contracts up. Trying to find out which one is probably cheaper and good coverage. She has Sprint I have Verizon and we are looking at getting a joint plan with either company. I currently have a blackberry and she has a regular phone, so I would probably get another PDA type phone and possibly her too.
    For us it has to be Sprint or Verizon because her work gives a 20% monthly discount for each of those providers.



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    Re: Sprint vs. Verizon

    Verizon. Great coverage, great plans. Also, if you have OnStar in your vehicle you can get a Verizon phone number for that as well.



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    Re: Sprint vs. Verizon

    I don't use a Blackberry but I know the ones our work provides it seems like a lot of people turn in their Sprint for a Verizon one because the coverage is much better with Verizon.


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    Re: Sprint vs. Verizon

    In Iowa Verizon has the better coverage and it's not even close.
    However if you are in a major area (like DSM) or near I35 or I80) then the Sprint coverage is pretty good.



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    Re: Sprint vs. Verizon

    I would think the simply everything family plan with sprint will be the cheapest option. They start at $129.99 for 1500 mins and unlimited everything else. Or you can each get individual simply everything plans one for 99 then one for 95. It depends on what you actually need.



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    Re: Sprint vs. Verizon

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUKyro View Post
    In Iowa Verizon has the better coverage and it's not even close.
    However if you are in a major area (like DSM) or near I35 or I80) then the Sprint coverage is pretty good.
    While this is true, if you have a simply everything plan that includes roaming, then your sprint phone will work everywhere a verizon phone works.



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    Re: Sprint vs. Verizon

    Go to the sprint and verizon websites and compare coverage maps. Sprint's coverage is awful, I'd go with Verizon.


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    Re: Sprint vs. Verizon

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    I would think the simply everything family plan with sprint will be the cheapest option. They start at $129.99 for 1500 mins and unlimited everything else. Or you can each get individual simply everything plans one for 99 then one for 95. It depends on what you actually need.
    Do you know if that 129 include the Blackberry option. I think I pay 29.99 separately a month for it now.



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    Re: Sprint vs. Verizon

    I would go with Verizon. I don't know if they are still running it or not but I do know that when I got my storm they had a buy one Blackberry get one free which would be a pretty nice deal if both of you had a use for one. I just switched to Verizon and I am pleased so far.



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    Re: Sprint vs. Verizon

    in my experience, sprint is cheaper, verizon's service is a little better. if sprint doesnt get coverage where you need it, sprint can roam onto verizons network for free, but not at EVDO speeds. you could check out sprints new-style sero plan (forget the name) for a pretty good deal
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    Re: Sprint vs. Verizon

    Quote Originally Posted by johnpkelly81 View Post
    Do you know if that 129 include the Blackberry option. I think I pay 29.99 separately a month for it now.

    plan includes
    Unlimited data: Web surfing, email, BlackBerry Internet Services (BIS), GPS Navigation, Music Premier, TV Premier, NFL Mobile Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup MobileSM
    Unlimited messaging: Text, pictures and video
    Talk: Unlimited mobile to mobile, night calling and weekends starting at 7 p.m., nationwide long distance and no roaming charges
    Lines 1-2 included. Lines 3-5 are $19.99/mo./line

    Featured services for Nextel Direct Connect® capable phones: Direct Connect and Group Connect® $5/mo./line (Look for this on the Services page prior to checkout.)
    Anytime Minutes Monthly Price Additional Anytime Minutes Lines
    1500 $129.99 40˘/min
    3000 $169.99 25˘/min



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    Re: Sprint vs. Verizon

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    plan includes
    Unlimited data: Web surfing, email, BlackBerry Internet Services (BIS), GPS Navigation, Music Premier, TV Premier, NFL Mobile Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup MobileSM
    Unlimited messaging: Text, pictures and video
    Talk: Unlimited mobile to mobile, night calling and weekends starting at 7 p.m., nationwide long distance and no roaming charges
    Lines 1-2 included. Lines 3-5 are $19.99/mo./line

    Featured services for Nextel Direct Connect® capable phones: Direct Connect and Group Connect® $5/mo./line (Look for this on the Services page prior to checkout.)
    Anytime Minutes Monthly Price Additional Anytime Minutes Lines
    1500 $129.99 40˘/min
    3000 $169.99 25˘/min
    I checked on the new "sero" family plan. It's basically the same as above for $109.99/$149.99, so decent if that's what you are interested in.



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    Re: Sprint vs. Verizon

    I made the switch from Verizon to Sprint a while back and was a little worried about everything I had heard about the coverage. Honestly, I haven't noticed much difference at all. And as was mentioned earlier, your Sprint phone can roam on the Verizon network and vice versa.

    Plus, if you are getting into data plans and things like that, you won't find a better price than Sprint.



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    Re: Sprint vs. Verizon

    I must be the only one who thinks it's crazy to spend $120/month for cell plans. On the other hand a lot of people probably think it's stupid that I spend $100 for TV a month.



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    Re: Sprint vs. Verizon

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I must be the only one who thinks it's crazy to spend $120/month for cell plans. On the other hand a lot of people probably think it's stupid that I spend $100 for TV a month.
    I don't think the $120 price is bad for 2 lines with unlimited texting and internet. It can make my day go by a little better with knowing what the score of a ball game is, or when I'm traveling, I can Google where a good place to eat at is.



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