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Old 10-24-2010, 11:12 AM
 
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Anyone else having issues in Raleigh area with Sprint. 50% of my calls fail because the person on the other line cannot hear me, or I can not hear them. Yesterday i got a call from a friend and when i answered, it was a recording from Sears that my delivery has been scheduled. My son tried to call his voicemail box and a woman answered. This has been going on for 4 or 5 days.

Sprint told me that there was a single cell tower out and that the repair date was unknown. Not sure if this is causing the problems i am seeing.

Anyone else having problems with SPRINT?
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Buster,
My phone call service has been fine.

But 3G and 4G data have been a real issue.
They have had a problem in Cary/Apex since 10/5, with no projected repair date.

When I first got them on the phone, they told me that they had a tower down that was affecting Angier, Bailey, and I stopped them at that point, but he then said that Cary has been affected with an issue.

No projected repair date.
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Livonia,MI
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I'm in Angier. And Sprint service is horrible. I've been here since the end of August, and when I call home, I have to constantly move my head around to get reception. And I lose calls probably 90% of the time. Can't wait until my contract is up so I can change providers. But that's not for 4 months.
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Old 10-24-2010, 01:34 PM
 
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Verizon...just do it.
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Old 10-24-2010, 02:00 PM
 
Location: GOVERNMENT of TRAITORS & NAZIS
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Verizon is almost as bad. We loose / drop 80% of our calls, even when we are at home in Clayton. I can tell you every dead zone with in 45 miles of Clayton. It is so predictable I tell the person on the other end I'm gonna loose you in 30 seconds...and it happens...
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:51 PM
 
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Update your roaming and get a new phone. I'm not saying it's not possible but I work all over the east coast from FL to ME and have *never* had one single dead zone. The only time I have had no Verizon phone signal is when I am under the Washington Reagan airport or in a tunnel, and even the major tunnels have Verizon cell repeaters. To say VZ is nearly as bad as Sprint is a huge injustice to the VZ network.

If you are dropping 80% of your calls why even use a cell phone? Home phones are cheap these days. In 9 years with Verizon I have had 5 dropped calls.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:14 AM
 
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My wife and I have been having the same problems as the OP. Hopefully they get this fixed, sometimes it takes 5 or 6 calls for each of us to hear each other.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Central North Carolina
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My company uses Sprint, so I've had them for a few years (my wife has Verizon, and it has good coverage).

As for Sprint, I've not experienced the problems you mention, but in more general terms, I had a Samsung Ace phone, and the coverage was marginal at best. Recently got an EVO, and I have great coverage, almost always equal to my wife's Verizon (which was not the case with previous phones).

I've not dropped calls or service in a really long time...
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Old 10-26-2010, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I have Sprint and haven't had any issues until yesterday late afternoon while in downtown Raleigh. I kept trying to make a call and was connected to 2 different people. Then I saw my hubby calling me and when I answered-nothing. And we tried that 2 or 3 times too. Didn't actually connect until I was on the 1 going back to Cary.

I called Sprint and they said there's open ticket being worked on with an expected resolve period of 24-48 hours.

I thought it was funny that in the bizarro zone for calls, I was able to get through to Sprint no problem.
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:49 PM
 
Location: NC
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I keep hearing from Sprint customers that they are sick of dropped calls, this was before the tower outage. I was just looking at Virgin mobile for my tween and wondered if they use sprint's towers...anyone know this? I want to stay as far away from Sprint as possible.
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