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Jan 21, 2014, 12:10 PM

LTE getting better where you are?

I just travelled from TN to FL last week. LTE was great everywhere. Slowest speed down I saw was 9.52mbps and fastest 23mbps. I average 16-20. I tested using G2 in the following locales.

Asheville, NC
Columbia SC
Savannah GA
Jacksonville FL

now I had LTE for about 80% of the trip. Parts of SC and mountains in NC didnt have LTE. I had 1 dropped call in the appalachian mountains. I was 9 miles off the shore in Jacksonville pulling 9mbps LTE. I ran tests between the locales and did 10+ mbps. Middle of nowhere SC rest stop was 20mbps......all locations were along I95 and I26 or within 20 miles of the interstate.
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David VS. Goliath

Jan 5, 2014, 10:49 AM

Corporate Bullying by Sprint

I believe sometimes it is not hard to find out why a company is succeeding or failing amongst there peers in the industry. As most focus on coverage, customer care and providing the best handsets; there are other that focus on cookie cutter litigation schemes that focus on wiping out an entire third party.

It is our existence that allows for larger company's to thrive with our B to B work as well as our customer care that we provide. Providing a person to talk to and not an automated system in another country or different coast.

Sprint VS. The Middle Man Inc. and the other 174 cases will demonstrate that what is right or wrong is decided sometimes by the size of your bank account.

In order for our wireless industry to thrive, I be...
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Jan 2, 2014, 1:17 PM

"Sprint could bring back Nextel brand to lure business customers"

May be hype, but if it's true this is an unexpected twist of the knife that killed Nextel: ... »
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Sep 4, 2013, 5:33 PM

When is Softbank going to start making a difference with Sprint?

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.
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Dec 6, 2013, 1:23 PM

Central NJ, 4G LTE?

I was told by a Boost sales person that Plainfield, NJ (Central NJ) has 4G LTE service in addition to the current Wi-Max. Are others in the Plainfield area experiencing the "4G" lite illuminate in Plainfield and surrounding areas? I check the coverage maps on Boost and Sprint and this is not reflected. Thanks.
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Dec 6, 2013, 8:00 AM

BOOM Loving my LTE

in 37618 nailing 31.67Mbps down and 7.5Mbps up. Slowest I have gotten is 8Mbps. Be patient everyone will have this soon.

Nov 20, 2013, 12:24 AM

Sprint customer service

Had to call Sprint customer service twice today, once for a billing issue, then for a minor account change. Both times I was on hold for less than 30 seconds, both CS agents were pleasant, helpful & efficient and they took care of both issues quickly. Superb service today, kudos to Sprint.

Nov 16, 2013, 3:51 PM

phone activation

Do you all do an online phone activation.

Nov 7, 2013, 1:39 AM

SDC prioritization (interrupt level)

It seems to me that one of the problems with Sprint Direct Connect ("SDC") is that it is not given the highest interrupt priority on the handsets. I'm not stating this as fact, I'm thinking out loud while trying to figure out why SDC works very well some of the time and is horribly unreliable other times.

What we have noticed is that any time our Kyocera Torques went to standby mode without first pressing the Home button, PTT calls can't reliably get through. If the last thing one of us did was read a text message, then set the phone aside and let it go to standby mode with the text application still "open", even when both phones have decent 3G signal, we consistently get the "user unavailable" #310 or #320 error messages, and PTT refuses...

Oct 21, 2013, 9:39 PM

phone calls from 865-6696 may install NSA surveillance code on your iPhone ... »

Warning to all Sprint mobile users: mysterious phone calls from 865-6696 may install NSA surveillance code on your iPhone

Can anyone confirm this? Have you or anyone you know received such calls?

Oct 3, 2013, 6:05 PM

Frustrated with Sprint in Montclair

Been having sooo many problems using apps on the Sprint cellular network in the Montclair area.

When I'm out of my wifi home & try to connect to Google Maps, Shazam, or any other app, I get the message "Could not activate cellular data network"

Upon my most recent trip to the Sprint Store this afternoon I finally found out they are upgrading towers & the work is expected to continue until 2014!

I am on a family plan, 6 mos. into a 2 yr contract... I have few options, thus this post.

Is anyone else out there in the greater Montclair area having similar problems? Perhaps we can have an impact together.
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Oct 16, 2013, 12:13 PM

spring service sucks in NJ?

i need unlimited data for my wife
ATT is killing with this package data crap!
do they suck in central jersey???

Oct 2, 2013, 12:15 AM

Multiple networks

So up until June 30, Sprint had it's 3G for normal voice and so-so data, plus iDEN handling normal voice and the fastest, most reliable PTT on the planet. Today, Sprint has 3G for normal voice, still so-so data, so-so PTT, and it's new LTE network for fast data. Three networks total, counting WiMax.

The irony is how, just a few months, ago people were constantly proclaiming that it was just not economical to field two networks of fundamentally different technologies, and for that reason alone Nextel should be shut down as quickly as possible. Yet now that Sprint again has two networks (CDMA + LTE, or three if you want to include WiMax), no one is saying it's a bad idea to have multiple network technologies. Similarly, not a soul complains...
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Oct 8, 2013, 7:03 PM

800 ESMR Map

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

Aug 18, 2013, 11:32 PM

It's official: Verizon is being run by former idiots in Charge of Sprint

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?
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Oct 2, 2013, 10:00 PM

does St. Louis metro have 4G LTE yet?

if they do not...when do they plan on getting it?

Sep 26, 2013, 10:02 PM

Plan question

I am currently on an Everything Data Plus Plan, and wondering if there is a SERO version of the Unlimited for Life Plan that I could switch to. Thank you for your help!
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Sep 8, 2013, 9:22 PM

has sprint totally phased out samsung galaxy s2?

just wondering because I have one that is not working right and sprint said they would order a new phone since they could not fix my current phone. However, I don't see the s2 on the website and they had none at the store. I am hoping they will give me a new s2 or an upgrade. Does any body know if they have anymore s2's?
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Sep 4, 2013, 12:03 PM


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), September 04, 2013 - Sprint (NYSE: S) has long been the industry leader in cell phone recycling. Now the wireless carrier has a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® achievement to prove it.

This week GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS recognized Sprint for shattering the record for the number of cellular phones recycled in one week: 103,582 cellular phones, more than double the previous record.

“We are committed to keeping old cell phones out of landfills and are so pleased that our customers supported us during this record-setting week, as they regularly do throughout the year,” said Jaime Jones, senior vice president of consumer sales at Sprint.

Through its standard phone take back programs including Sprint Buybac...

Jul 21, 2013, 11:51 PM

Sprint = provider going no where

Well if you like buying 4g phones for years and not having 4g (except a few big select cities, LOL and somewhere in Nebraska (Why??) Go ahead and buy that new 4g phone and be prepared to be laughed at by many with your paultry 3g and maybe some wifii if you like paying for home internet and using wifii to make up for your sprint crap service. It truly is sad when my friends stay with them and I am next to them with 4g Lte in the rurals of a small town in Illinois and they feel good about unlimited 3g????? Don't be a poor sprint goat, friends shouldn't let friends stay with sprint. Ohh and if sprint tells ya that they are working on towers near you, and on phone scoop some news about sprint "says" they will have network all 4g by end of 13'??...
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