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Old 04-09-2016, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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believe007, thank you for having a sense of humor. I knew what you meant, couldn't resist the urge.
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Old 04-09-2016, 08:41 PM
 
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Lol my stupid phone
You know what I meant!

Sprint is a joke-
I'm not even talking about the coverage.
I'm talking about the complete morons that work for them- especially at their little mall kiosks.
Trained monkeys could easily do a better job than those brain dead imbeciles.
I would agree with that. For me personally the majority of phone sales people seem kind of trashy and dumb, but sprint seems to hire just about the worst of the lot from what I've seen.

I live in a rural area just outside the city and from their map the area where I live gets "good" coverage(2-3 bars). Some other areas surrounding get best coverage(especially of course throughout the main city nearby). That of course is according to their map which I don't know how accurate it would be.
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Old 04-09-2016, 09:50 PM
 
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You have a point there-
They are trashy lol

But if you have a problem with your
Galaxy they don't care & don't help at all.
Sprint had the worst customer
service I've ever experienced.....
If you don't believe me - Google it.
They're notorious for ignoring
their customers.....
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Old 04-10-2016, 02:25 AM
 
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I live in a rural area just outside the city and from their map the area where I live gets "good" coverage(2-3 bars). Some other areas surrounding get best coverage(especially of course throughout the main city nearby). That of course is according to their map which I don't know how accurate it would be.
I bought a SPRINT phone for $15 and signed up on a SPRINT Mobile virtual Network Operator Ring Plus. For $5 and a credit card number with no monthly fees I get 250 Minutes, 280 MB , and 500 Texts in a month.

https://ringplus.net/
If you don't want to give your credit card they will give you 125 minutes and 50 texts for free. When you run out of that time you must wait for a new month.

For $10 down you get 1000 minutes, 1000 texts and 500 MB LTE data, but you will probably have to spend more than that on a phone that is 4th generation.

Ring Plus gives you a short lag time which makes phone calls sound funny which may not be present in SPRINT calls. You also have to listen to some commercials or music.

But it will give you a cheap way to experiment with coverage. If you can't get coverage on your Ring Plus phone, then you won't get coverage on a SPRINT phone. Once you get your regular service your Ring Plus phone can be your emergency back up phone if you misplace your regular phone. Or you can keep it in the car if you forget your regular phone.

Why torture yourself when you can do a cheap one month experiment?
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Old 04-10-2016, 09:10 AM
 
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Your credit has nothing to do with the cost of your cellular monthly service or the price of the phone, it determines whether you have to pay a deposit to start service.
How much of a deposit would you have to give and of the three(att, sprint, verizon) which one seems to ask for the least deposit? I'm sure this probably varies depending.
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Old 04-10-2016, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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How much of a deposit would you have to give and of the three(att, sprint, verizon) which one seems to ask for the least deposit? I'm sure this probably varies depending.
Nobody here can predict how much a deposit would be required (if at all). Too many variables involved and you won't know until you applied for service. There is no obligation to inquire with the cell provider and it is not a "hard" credit pull. Best of luck.
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Old 04-10-2016, 11:27 AM
 
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Would it be better to go to the carrier's store or somewhere like Best Buy?
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Old 04-11-2016, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Would it be better to go to the carrier's store or somewhere like Best Buy?
That question was answered by this highly informative poster in your other thread.

//www.city-data.com/forum/43606505-post5.html

Last edited by Mr5150; 04-11-2016 at 12:07 PM..
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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It depends on OP's usage needs. People bash this cell phone company and that, and especially complain about signals, but OP may find Sprint suits him/her just fine. Personally I would avoid Verizon because they continuously raise their prices with no benefit to the consumer and have just now raised their "upgrade charge" to $20. This "fee" supposedly compensates Verizon for the inconvenience of your buying a new shiny $700 phone from them. Because they have to enter the new phone's information into the computer and scan it in with their scanner, they get to bilk you for another $20

Also, OP, don't forget about spinoff carriers that use the larger carrier's signals, like MetroPCS (which uses Sprint), Straight Talk, and Consumer Cellular, among others. You can save a lot of money on your cell phone bill and still get the phone you want.
No problem with sprint in large urban/suburban areas. Phone service is great across the board, internet is crap in very rural areas (like I-15 from San Bernardino to Las Vegas).
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Old 04-14-2016, 07:23 PM
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No problem with sprint in large urban/suburban areas. Phone service is great across the board, internet is crap in very rural areas (like I-15 from San Bernardino to Las Vegas).
Eh, I live downtown in a metro area with ~2.3 million people.

Sprint: 5 Mbps down
T-Mobile: 71 Mbps down

Both tests were conducted in the same location at the same time.

They both have spotty coverage way out in the suburbs and terrible coverage in very rural areas. However, T-Mobile actually delivers usable bandwidth even during peak times, while Sprint does not.
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