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Sprint - The Most Expensive Carrier
Monday, 2:34 AM
in the Sprint forum

Once upon a time, Sprint customers had something no one else had: an inexpensive carrier with great coverage and the ability to negotiate even better deals with Customer Care. Fast forward to 2014: no more sweet retention deals, no more fabulous plans, and no easy access to roaming-partner networks when inside a fringe area or metal building. Unless you are able to convince nine other people to go in with you, your monthly bill will be the highest in the industry. ...

Sunday, 11:03 PM
in the Article: GoTenna Links Phones When Network Disappears forum

Even if this antenna could deliver the range it promises, you still must connect to it via Bluetooth, which typically has a shorter distance than a cordless phone. Get a good set of walkie-talkies for 1/2 the price.

Jun 11, 2014, 9:27 PM
in the Article: Nation's LTE Networks Ranked, Verizon Tops Competition forum

Sprint and T-Mobile offer roaming in rural areas. My basic phone, messaging, and data work just fine - no LTE, but still works. Yes, why pay for something you don't need?

Who remembers ralph_on_me?
Apr 12, 2014, 9:02 PM
in the Lounge forum

I remember he hung out in the lounge a lot. He and a couple others used to get into long, drawn-out religious debates all the time.

George Washington & GW Carver
Apr 12, 2014, 8:54 PM
in the Lounge forum

I'd like to arm wrestle both and see who was the strongest.

Verizon 4G - Fail
Mar 13, 2014, 4:51 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Files Cease and Desist Against Verizon Over Ads forum

Verizon's 4G is absolute garbage. Forget about using it inside a metal building.

Re: LTE getting better where you are?
Jan 23, 2014, 2:10 AM
in the Sprint forum

I'm more interested in the network rollout of 800 ESMR for voice. Does anyone know when and where this has been turned on?

Who do I need to call...
Jan 7, 2014, 3:46 AM
in the Sprint forum

...and talk to about getting the last 30 minutes of my life back? :roll:

Re: I saw this coming
Jan 4, 2014, 3:16 PM
in the Sprint forum

cellphonesaretools said: I agree, via all of the acquisitions they have too many brand names floating around and should tidy up a bit. It's true that pre-Sprint, Nextel had the highest proportion of business & government customers, but Nextel was synonymous with bulletproof PTT and comparatively secure transmission, not data. So I still don't get why they would be considering slapping the Nextel brand name on a business-oriented high-speed-data service with no mention of PTT (and zero marketing of even ...

Re: Verizon
Jan 3, 2014, 1:08 PM
in the Article: AT&T Offers T-Mobile Customers Up to $450 to Switch forum

redboy said: A recent article mentioned that Verizon is considering making an offer for TMobile. Sounds like an attempt on AT&T part to erode the base of subscribers I wish that Verizon and Sprint would both forget about TMobile. I say they should both concentrate on obtaining US Cellular because that gets you into more rural markets.

AT&T's network is better than TMO?
Jan 3, 2014, 1:03 PM
in the Article: AT&T Offers T-Mobile Customers Up to $450 to Switch forum

According to who? AT&T always rank dead last in Consumer Reports almost every single year. Their network is garbage.

I saw this coming
Jan 2, 2014, 9:47 PM
in the Sprint forum

Didn't take Softbank long to figure out Sprint's branding issues. Sprint tanked in Consumer Reports latest poll while their MVNOs fared well. Too many brand names!

800 ESMR Map
Oct 8, 2013, 7:03 PM
in the Sprint forum

Does anyone know if a coverage map exists that displays the 800 ESMR voice and 1X coverage? I cannot find anything on's map.

Re: Multiple networks
Oct 5, 2013, 11:47 PM
in the Sprint forum

Ironically, the areas where Sprint customers are reporting vast improvement are newly activated 800 ESMR locations. LOL! Nextel is still outshining the competition and its own parent company post-mortem.

Re: It's official: Verizon is being run by former idiots in Charge of Sprint
Oct 5, 2013, 4:30 AM
in the Sprint forum

wombough said: Your right about that. But look at the maps. Edison and ATT cover most areas were sprint and T-Mobile hug interstates major highways near cities. Where I live, Sprint offers roaming within areas they have covered - Verizon does not. Going back to my original point, they are claiming Sprint has spotty coverage and your phone won't work. If that's true, it means their network also fails to work as a roaming alternative, thus negating the point.

Re: Multiple networks
Oct 5, 2013, 4:23 AM
in the Sprint forum

vercetti said: you have your facts messed up. Sprints network is CDMA, it use to be CDMA and IDEN. Wimax and LTE are not networks, they are PCI cards in a computer and parts on a CDMA tower, you can hotswap the cards to change technology as part of their new network vision project. They have one network currently, CDMA. Think of LTE like a scope on the add it, the gun remains the same, just has an add ...

Re: Who let the Logs Out
Sep 29, 2013, 12:47 AM
in the Lounge forum

Riot Jr. said: LMAO :lol: The band member's names are even funnier: Shur Sh*tzalot, Home Tepot, Bugle Butt Gene, and Gladimir Pootin'.

The Commode Aholics
Sep 28, 2013, 11:33 AM
in the Lounge forum

Has anyone here ever heard of this group? I think they are making fun of the Toilet Rockers. Some of their songs are: On the Throne Again, Takin' Care of business, Wipeout, Who let the Logs Out, etc.

Re: It's official: Verizon is being run by former idiots in Charge of Sprint
Sep 14, 2013, 8:11 PM
in the Sprint forum

wombough said: What is dumb is your logic. What does roaming have to do with anything? I will bet sprint roams more then Verizon. At least anywere near were I live. They are talking about their network only not while roaming. I travel all over the south and never roam. My buddy who has sprint roams as soon as we leave the city of Albany or Leesburg GA. I definitely agree about the roaming. Verizon has all but eliminated it ...

Re: When is Softbank going to start making a difference with Sprint?
Sep 6, 2013, 10:54 PM
in the Sprint forum

tuxedosun said: LTE is apart of the Network Vision plan, isnt it? Yes, although I read somewhere that aspect of the rollout has been delayed a bit.

Re: When is Softbank going to start making a difference with Sprint?
Sep 6, 2013, 12:11 AM
in the Sprint forum

Jayshmay said: The CEO of Softbank said he wants to get Sprints LTE network on par with Verizon's. I saw that headline on Engadget by the way. Sooo, Softbank a company of action, or words? There shouldn't be any more hurdles or obstacles in the way of Softbank doing whatever they want with Sprint. If I were the CEO, I'd forget about matching Verizon's LTE network and focus instead on completing the Network Vision program. That phase must be completed before ...

Re: Why Bother?
Sep 5, 2013, 11:55 PM
in the Article: Sprint's Moto X Goes On Sale Friday for $199 forum

rwalford79 said: A $200 price tag on a device Google, Motorola and analysts have all stated will soon be $100 in weeks... combined with the WORST NETWORK in the Western Hemisphere is just a bad combination. Who would want this mix? Why bother? I agree with you concerning the price's usually best to wait until the new factor wears off and prices come down. While I disagree with you concerning the reliability of Sprint's network, we'll assume for the sake of ...

Re: It's official: Verizon is being run by former idiots in Charge of Sprint
Aug 25, 2013, 10:35 PM
in the Sprint forum

cellphoneguy said: Verizon has double the custys sprint does so I guess all those people are dumb? Where I live and work Verizon works and sprint does not so sprint sucks here in my area! What does the fact Verizon has more customers than Sprint have to do with a recent dumb commercial they made? Did they double their customer base in the last few months since it aired?

Re: It's official: Verizon is being run by former idiots in Charge of Sprint
Aug 22, 2013, 9:55 PM
in the Sprint forum

FIN said: Interesting you say that, which I understand they roam off each other, but in many of the same area VZW has coverage and Sprint, VZ is has much better data speeds. Had Verizon advertized better data speeds, that would've made sense. Telling potential customers Sprint's network is unreliable is dumb. Think about how often Sprint customers are roaming off Verizon. Why would anyone then be dumb enough to pay more money to experience that same so-called lackluster network all ...

It's official: Verizon is being run by former idiots in Charge of Sprint
Aug 18, 2013, 11:32 PM
in the Sprint forum

I know this because of their latest commercial that talks about how bad Sprint's network is. What s--t for brains numbskull came up with this? Has Verizon forgotten this is 2013 and most people know that both companies roam off each other?

Re: Direct Talk battery life
Aug 10, 2013, 8:54 PM
in the Sprint forum

Depending on the phone, the DT feature typically lasts only one day with moderate usage. The outlet malls is where these units really shine. They perform much better than analog walkies.

Re: Nextel iDEN circa 1996...
Aug 5, 2013, 1:37 PM
in the Sprint forum

Whatever Nextel was or wasn't in the past I'll say this - the last year it was up an running, it was the most reliable wireless service in America. Maybe it was due in part that usage was light, but whatever the reason, it worked well. We'll definitely have to wait and see if Network Vision lives up to its claims down the road.

Nextel iDEN circa 1996...
Aug 4, 2013, 12:57 AM
in the Sprint forum

...Was at least as bad as, if not worse, than Sprint Direct Connect is now. When the IDEN network was first powered on, it was an abysmal failure. Many former Fleet Call customers ditched the new and improved digital system offered by Nextel to seek alternatives. What makes Sprint's system better than Nextel's is the same thing that made Nextel's better than Fleet Call, namely enhanced coverage ala roaming and push to X capabilities. When systems are initially upgraded, they ...

Re: 10 Years old at launch
Jul 31, 2013, 9:37 PM
in the Article: Sprint Refreshes the LG Rumor Reflex Messaging Phone forum

Which makes it almost as old as some of the no-life posters on PS. Not everyone wants or needs a smartphone.

Re: Sprint = provider going no where
Jul 22, 2013, 11:50 AM
in the Sprint forum

Thanks for the advice, username Dump-Sprint. I will now disregard the reviews of well established consumer groups and leave Sprint based on your scathing review. Obviously, you couldn't possibly work for one of Sprint's competitors, or just be some clueless 15-year old. The depth of your post screams wireless guru.

2007 called...
Jul 15, 2013, 6:55 PM
in the Article: Sprint's First Tri-Band LTE Devices Available July 19 forum

....And said it wanted all the Sprint naysayers to wake up and smell the Kool-Aid. The ale of choice for teeny-boppers who equate size and sales with quality. Those of us who work for a living and spend most of the day behind a computer and talk on company issued phone couldn't give a rat's behind about spending hundreds of dollars a month to do more of the same at home.

The 15 year olds...
Jul 12, 2013, 10:01 PM
in the Article: Sprint Launches New Unlimited Plans forum

...are in full force on this one! Why would anyone use Sprint? Because they are the ones who actually pay the phone bill.

Re: I'd like to be the 1st to say....
Jul 9, 2013, 9:39 AM
in the Article: FCC Approves SoftBank Buying Sprint Buying Clearwire forum

... I was in the mountains one day in California and my Sprint and AT&T phones didn't work but my Verizon phone does work...So how is that being against Sprint?... :lol:

Re: anyone else having issues with the Sprint service at Busch Stadium
Jul 7, 2013, 2:38 PM
in the Sprint forum

stljsl314 said: I have noticed that for the last few years while watching a baseball game at Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis, I always have trouble using my Sprint cell phone: especially sending pictures and using my data 3G connection. (Currently Sprint does not offer 4GLTE in metro St. Louis, so I am stuck using 3G). Is this an issue of over-capacity and Sprint not wanting to upgrade their systems in the St. Louis area? Is ...

Re: I'd like to be the 1st to say....
Jul 7, 2013, 2:24 PM
in the Article: FCC Approves SoftBank Buying Sprint Buying Clearwire forum

DarkStar said: So first you say that Sprint has enough coverage and then say that they need to increase their coverage and then say its just perception? Which one of these three is it? And their customer service has increased? Seeing as I sell sprint everyday and have to deal with customer who have had bad experience I can verify that their customer service has gotten better and is still not good. You do? And we all know Oh ...

The difference between common and available
Jul 2, 2013, 3:55 AM
in the Article: Sprint's iDEN Network Shuts Down Tonight forum

The difference is a lot of phones and owners had them, but many didn't. I don't think it's even possible to buy any phone nowadays without this feature. In 2003, lots of phones, like the Nokia 5100 series, didn't have them. Lots of cameras were color back in the 60s, but most folks still used black and white.

Sprint will regain its title as largest voice coverage network
Jun 29, 2013, 11:30 PM
in the Article: Sprint's iDEN Network Shuts Down Tonight forum

Currently, no other carrier has devices that can roam off 800 CDMA voice, only the LTE portion. The title will mean User coverage, not native network.

Much sooner than the LTE conversion
Jun 29, 2013, 11:25 PM
in the Article: Sprint's iDEN Network Shuts Down Tonight forum

Jonathanlc2005 said: when do we finally get to use the 800 ESMR function on our phones? Don't know the exact timeframe, but routing voice over that frequency is a much simpler process than LTE upgrading.

Good & bad
Jun 29, 2013, 11:20 PM
in the Article: Sprint's iDEN Network Shuts Down Tonight forum

JJinNYC said: Probably the only smart decision Sprint has ever made. An extra 5x5 LTE on the EMSR or whatever you call it will be nice and 1x Advanced of course. Sprint can finally get indoor building penetration! Good in the sense that technology marches forward, bad because QChat still has lingering issues. Where I work, we've transitioned over to SDC. Once everyone was using it at the same time, the backhaul on the network became overwhelming. Sprint continues to improve the ...

Re: Farwell Beep Beep
Jun 29, 2013, 11:12 PM
in the Article: Sprint's iDEN Network Shuts Down Tonight forum

TheNexxuvas said: SDC works exactly like NDC, except diff network, and it sounds the same as well, Beep Beep not going away. Shh! Don't tell anyone that. Let them bask in their ignorance. Seriously, where are the complaints from these same people about traditional two-way Radios, which are just as loud and have constant chatter going on all the time? Just about every big store uses them, and none have privacy features.

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