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Old 11-07-2010, 07:51 PM
 
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You do know that Sprint has crossroaming agreements with Verizon, right? Sprint's CDMA is decent... but with Verizon's network available to them, they have superior coverage.
I've got friends that have Sprint. They constantly experience dropped calls and the only time their phones roam to Verizon is when Sprint coverage isn't available.
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:44 PM
 
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I've been all over the country as I travel for work....I have never had "NO SERVICE" on my Sprint while Verizon has been able to make calls...T-Mobile as soon as you leave the city, many times you will see NO SERVICE....

Sprint - Nationwide Coverage

I can make calls, text and data anywhere in the orange=Sprint 3G network and grey= Free Roaming....Needless to say I'm almost never without coverage.

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Lot more holes than Sprint, infact T-mobile coverage w/roaming is not much larger than Sprint's network w/o Roaming.
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:03 PM
 
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I'm with you Backbeauty212... Coverage is excellent for Sprint.

I just learned today that I have 4G coverage near my home in central NJ even though it's about an hour away from NYC and Philly. This shows up on Sprints map as well as works on my friends EVO. Gives me more reason to get a 4G phone!
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Old 11-09-2010, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Does the $50/month plan work on smartphones? OP indicated that he/she wanted a smartphone and I couldn't find a $50 unlimited minutes plan that works with smartphones on the T-Mobile. If it's s till available and meets OP's needs, seems like a great plan.
That's a loyalty/retention plan. A new customer can't get that plan and you still have to pay extra for smartphone data.
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Old 11-09-2010, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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I've been all over the country as I travel for work....I have never had "NO SERVICE" on my Sprint while Verizon has been able to make calls...T-Mobile as soon as you leave the city, many times you will see NO SERVICE....

Sprint - Nationwide Coverage

I can make calls, text and data anywhere in the orange=Sprint 3G network and grey= Free Roaming....Needless to say I'm almost never without coverage.

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Lot more holes than Sprint, infact T-mobile coverage w/roaming is not much larger than Sprint's network w/o Roaming.
LMAO!!!

You actually believe coverage maps.
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Old 11-09-2010, 06:39 PM
 
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What i really believe in is me being able to place a call and get reliable data everywhere i travel....and on both front Sprint has been stellar.....on Par with what i was used to with Verizon so Sprint wins because i save a ton of $$$$$$ and i get more features and services for the $$$$
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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What i really believe in is me being able to place a call and get reliable data everywhere i travel....and on both front Sprint has been stellar.....on Par with what i was used to with Verizon so Sprint wins because i save a ton of $$$$$$ and i get more features and services for the $$$$
Guide to cell phone carriers from Consumer Reports

Like most carriers, Sprint has coverage in most places.

Read the consumer reports review for your city, and decide.

Verizon covers 97% of the American population. AT&T covers 97 to 96% depending on if you believe them or not. T-mobile and Verizon cover 95 to 94% of the total American population.

Pretty much, coverage is a dead issue today.

If you want 3G or the newest 4G whatever, T-mobile has the fastest, largest network out today.

If you are worried about price, pick a prepaid plan, they are generally cheaper if you don't care about the phone or function.

But the OP said that they want a smart phone, which generally means they want data and function. As I said, T-mobile has the price, the network, and the speed.

Hands down, they beat Sprint. Sprint is still losing customers, and will not gain any until at least next year.

I always tell people this.

If money is no object, go with Verizon, hands down they have the best network, phones, everything. If money is an object, then go with T-mobile.
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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If you want 3G or the newest 4G whatever, T-mobile has the fastest, largest network out today.
That's highly debatable...

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Hands down, they beat Sprint. Sprint is still losing customers, and will not gain any until at least next year.

I always tell people this.
Well then you should stop because you're wrong. Sprint added 111K subscribers in Q2 and 644K subscribers in Q3. For comparison, t-mobile lost 93K subscribers in Q2 and gained 137K in Q3. T-mobile is a decent enough carrier, but they're not "hands down" better than any of the other major carriers and vice versa.
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Old 11-10-2010, 04:44 PM
 
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But the OP said that they want a smart phone, which generally means they want data and function. As I said, T-mobile has the price, the network, and the speed.

Hands down, they beat Sprint. Sprint is still losing customers, and will not gain any until at least next year.
You're understating the quality of Sprint's network. They're all reliable. 4G is all debatable on every aspect.

T-Mobile's public smartphone plans are expensive... might as well go with Verizon.
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Old 11-10-2010, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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That's highly debatable...



Well then you should stop because you're wrong. Sprint added 111K subscribers in Q2 and 644K subscribers in Q3. For comparison, t-mobile lost 93K subscribers in Q2 and gained 137K in Q3. T-mobile is a decent enough carrier, but they're not "hands down" better than any of the other major carriers and vice versa.
Sprint's Customer-Losing Streak Intact - TheStreet

Sprint, still losing customers as of October 27th 2010.
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