Sprint, Framily plan

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  1. mb7299

    mb7299 Active Member

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    I was considering switching to this being that it would be 25 dollars a month it seems like a great deal. Any one on this plan or have sprint for their cell phone coverage? It doesnt seem to have a lot of areas under full power in NE Iowa so Im not sure its worth switching for me. Any help would be appreciated :)
     
  2. 00clone

    00clone Well-Known Member

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    Wanna be in my framily?:wubclub:

    For NE Iowa, you could be in trouble. It's been a while since I've been up there a lot, but it's good on the major highways (20, 218, etc), but off on the state highways and county roads, you can lose coverage.
     
  3. isufbcurt

    isufbcurt Well-Known Member

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    The plan itself is good and we like it. I personally always am complaining to my wife though about Sprints coverage. I get horrible reception at my shop in Des Moines, horrible reception on I-35 up to Ames and I don't have the best service at our house in Ames. If they could get their coverage area working better it would be a great plan.
     
  4. cyrocksmypants

    cyrocksmypants Well-Known Member

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    I had awful sprint coverage when I lived in Ames, but that was ten years ago. So it's probably the same.
     
  5. mb7299

    mb7299 Active Member

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    the coverage stuff is what I was afraid of, I think thatd be frustrating as all get out to be part of Sprint because of that.
     
  6. cmjh10

    cmjh10 Well-Known Member

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    The commercials alone are enough for me not to do it
     
  7. Stewo

    Stewo Well-Known Member

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    First and foremost, Sprint's coverage sucks. I use their coverage through Ting and the only reason I put up with it is that my wife and I's bill is <$45 a month.
     
  8. kcclones

    kcclones Well-Known Member

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    The reason I haven't done this is I believe you no longer get your new phone credit every 2 years
     
  9. Stewo

    Stewo Well-Known Member

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  10. pourcyne

    pourcyne Well-Known Member

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  11. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    ******* GorDON.
     
  12. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    I would have considered switching to Sprint after I married my wife - if her phone wasn't roaming in our apartment. In eastern Davenport. Where she basically had to step outside of the building to take a call so she wasn't roaming. Nice to see their coverage has improved over the years...

    Verizon's customer service sucks, I can't renew my contract to get a discounted phone because I'll lose my unlimited data, and it's bloody expensive - but I put up with it because the phone works practically everywhere.
     
  13. Stewo

    Stewo Well-Known Member

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    One day I'll probably make the switch to Verizon, but for now, my current bill is too good of a deal to pass up.
     
  14. theantiAIRBHG

    theantiAIRBHG Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  15. cyhawkdmb

    cyhawkdmb Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  16. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    Was there a little hand action involved?
     
  17. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    Don't you only get 1GB of data in the Framily plan though?
     
  18. Cyclones_R_GR8

    Cyclones_R_GR8 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  19. drmwevr08

    drmwevr08 Well-Known Member

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    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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