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Old 03-20-2012, 09:06 AM
 
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Have Verizon now, but their prices are a bit high, and with my use increasing and possibly getting phones for my employee's I'm thinking about Sprint's unlimited data plan.

Looking for some feedback from those that actually have Sprint and who have used their data plans on their experiences and actual speeds/coverage/opinions.

Thanks.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:18 AM
 
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If you are planning on using only 3G I would go with Sprint. But if you want to use 4G I would go with Verizon. Sprint 4G coverage is pretty bad. For the most part, I can only use it when I am outside. Verizon 4G LTE is blazing fast.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:28 AM
 
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But is it worth the price difference?
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:54 AM
 
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But is it worth the price difference?
I think the price difference is worth it if you are going to use 4G only.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:11 AM
 
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Sprint is unveiling their LTE network by middle of '12. Seriously considering it. Thanks.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:15 AM
 
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You can't beat Sprint when it comes to data usage. Nobody else has unlimited. I loved Sprint when I was with them. I worked all around DFW then from Shreveport back to Midland and all in between. Sprint worked perfect for me. This was in 2007.

Good luck.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:44 AM
 
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Sprint is unveiling their LTE network by middle of '12. Seriously considering it. Thanks.
I was wondering when that would come out. Depending on its performance, I may stay with Sprint when my contract is up. My only concern is will Sprint eliminate the unlimited data plan due to higher data usage with the LTE network?
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:12 AM
 
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What do you use data for? On my iPhone 4, the limiting factor is the processor speed rendering pages and the latency (250ms ping over ATT 3G).
I'm not sure what LTE is good for at this time. Browsing won't be much faster (maybe better latencies) due to rendering speed and video will bust the data caps in no time (-> $$$$$$ extra data charges).
Therefore I'd go with Sprint (shortest contract possible) but then unlimited makes mostly sense if you stream audio (or video (not so good over Sprint's 3G due to slow speed)) because browsing alone won't get you past the typical 3GB limit.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:36 AM
 
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Use a lot for streaming (video) and also use as a hot spot. Regularly use approx 5G (on avg.)/month which would reduce when my employees get theirs but not by much.
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:50 PM
 
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I switched from AT&T to Sprint. I am very happy with it. I think it is worth the cost, and I have no complaints. I switched because AT&T was constantly dropping my calls, and I often lost service.
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