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Old 07-01-2009, 06:15 AM
 
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I will be moving to the Charlotte area in August. I will be working in Concord and other areas of Cabarrus county. I currently have Sprint cell phone service and I live in the DC area. Sprint service here is OK at times I have to search for a signal. Can anyone tell me how good or bad Sprint cell phone service is in the Charlotte/Concord area? If Sprint is not very good what other services do you suggest? I plan to use my cell phone quite a bit for work and I want to make sure that I have pretty good service down there. Thanks for your suggestions.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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DH and I have Sprint and have had pretty decent service. We live 3 miles from Uptown Charlotte, so I can't really comment on how the service would be in Cabarrus County. I'm sure others will reply.

Where in the DC area are you moving from? We lived in Alexandria for 10 years.

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Old 07-01-2009, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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There's a few other threads on this topic that have come up before if you want to do a search. Having said that, I've had Verizon Wireless for ages (actually, I've had that service and the same number since the mid-90's) and I've never had a signal problem with them anywhere in the area.
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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We've had Verizon about 9 years now, great service in and around the Charlotte Metro area. We are in the Mallard Creek area, 15 minutes north of uptown, West of 85 and East of 77, about 10 minutes South of the Cabarrus County line. We had AT&T when we moved down here from Fredericksburg, VA 10 years ago.
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I have Sprint and I hate it. I live in Matthews and have to go to my front door to make a call. My work phone uses Verizon and that works fine all over my house and everywhere else.
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:29 AM
 
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I work in the Concord area and the Sprint signal is very good. My co-workers here are using Verizon Wireless, Nextel, AT&T and they all say signal is good.
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:52 AM
 
Location: livin' the good life
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I've tried Sprint and Verizon and travel from here to up in Midwest US and Verizon has much better coverage and less dead spots. I live on Matthews/Weddington line and Sprint works terrible in my house unless I go outside, Verizon works fine.
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Old 07-01-2009, 11:46 AM
 
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Everyone.. Every service provider has blackspots somewhere.. it need not be for the whole area.. it may be in some one's home or office bldg or basement.. so its hard to say.. if u are asking does sprint have coverage and network in this area.. then they do.. I have sprint for 9 years and I lived in DC area and I had excellent service there.. sometime it would get iffy at home.. but most places i had no issues.. and I havent found a black spot in Charlotte yet.. its been fine.. Go Sprint!!
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Verizon is really the best in Charlotte and across the state. You even get good coverage in the mountains with them, which is important to me
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:29 PM
 
Location: NE Charlotte, NC (University City)
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I have Sprint (not Nextel, which is different from Sprint even though they're the "same" company) and have no problems with them. I just put the wife on ATT (for an iPhone) and I can say their network is inferior. She has trouble with cell service in the house (but not internet, go figure). Granted, tehir map does show our house located in the middle category of cell reception, so at least they're honest. And the salesman seemed to really drive that home to me (almost to an annoying level) that we werent' in the "best" zone at my address.

I would stick with Sprint. You can't go wrong with them. They have the best plan out there right now for data and phone...if that matters to you...as well as respectable coverage.
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