Sprint to Risk $20 Billion on Apple iPhone
Top message: Blame it on the iPhone... by Jellz
Replying to: Re: at&t and Verizon's networks are not better by VZW611LA
Re: at&t and Verizon's networks are not better
Not even close. Verizon is the main network Sprint roams off of. If in an US Cellular area, Verizon will pick up off of them of what you said happens. Just like in MS, Verizon uses cellular south if the Verizon service goes out, even their 3G. Something Sprint doesn't get. Sprint no longer offers the largest coverage voice wise. There are even areas where Sprint doesn't roam off Verizon and is SOL like here in Bama.
Sprint could not legally advertise that they have the largest voice coverage in the US if they didn't. Verizon and at&t would be more than happy to sue them.
The fact that Verizon is the main network that Sprint roams off of is irrelevant to this discussion. What difference does that make if you're getting a smaller piece of the overall pie once you factor in ALL available coverage?
Back in 2004, Nextel had the largest native footprint of any carrier in the US, but nobody cared because you couldn't roam outside of their network. Folks were more than willing to pay for a smaller network that actually worked where they needed it to.