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Apr 29, 2013, 7:03 PM

Is this legal?

I would like to know why and how U. S. Cellular representatives have talked customers such as myself into upgrading and purchasing new phones from them, knowing full well that these devices were going to be useless in a few short months? I've purchased 2 new phones from us cellular in the last 5 months... I had heard rumors of the future sprint buyout and spoke with the us cellular agent about it... She confirmed the rumors with me.... Yet still sold me 2 new galaxy's... Never mentioning the the devices weren't going to be compatible with Sprint... and I basically handed us cellular a good amount of money for nothing! Maybe that was my own fault for not researching the facts more before the purchase... However I do think any merchandise sale...
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Apr 30, 2013, 3:32 PM

For Gloopy1

As a former proponent of sprint, I can tell you, I've tried sprint. I had them for 9 years. I've been happy, and most recently, INCREDIBLY disappointed. We had Wi-Max which used to be a great technology, until Sprint stopped throwing money into it, and went into LTE. I've sold sprint and worked as a service and repair technician. I've heard everything from everyone, and the bottom line is, 3g sucks. ATTs 3g was WAY faster than sprint, but we had wi-max so it's cool. LTE was supposed to be here 4 months ago. I'm sorry to say, AT THIS POINT, sprint sucks. Now that they don't sign my pay check, I can openly say that. Please try to respond.
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Mar 11, 2013, 7:22 PM

Hey All (Used to be Nextel18)

I decided to leave this company a while ago because of the customer service, or lack thereof, data speeds, coverage issues, price points, awful phone selection, but most importantly them phasing out the walkie walkie or IDEN. Of course I was a diehard Nextel fan but hey it is what it is.
Just wanted to say hey to everyone.
I went to AT&T for a few years and now I’m at T-Mobile USA.
15 replies

Apr 29, 2013, 1:08 PM

Sprint 3Q Earnings

Oh well, looks like Sprint managed to fool millions of unenlightened people into using their service. If only these poor fools had known about all the informative web links so generously provided by those here who are in the know. ... »

Apr 18, 2013, 11:39 PM

Sprint Direct Connect + Airave

Does anyone have any experience with getting Sprint Direct Connect phones to reliably take advantage of the Airave signal booster?

When we have our Airave turned on, the signal bars for CDMA voice definitely improve, but with the Airave on, Direct Connect basically goes out the window.

With Airave on, DC almost immediately shuts off on both of our phones (Kyocera Torques), it takes power-cycling of the phones to get them to re-establish DC, then after several seconds both phones shut off DC again. Since the DC is important to us, we have ended up just shutting the Airave off, which is bad for signal strength, but at least the DC works most of the time with the Airave off. On the data side, our DSL WiFi router handles the data part of i...
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Mar 14, 2013, 2:52 PM

AT&T continues its march on SDC: NextMail-like apps

I've used Nextel's "NextMail" system for years, it is a very handy, ultra-efficient tool that Nextel developed with a third-party called Pacific Data Vision (located in the San Diego area, I believe). One of the things that's helped keep me with Sprint is the Nextel NextMail capability, something none of the other US carriers offered.

Today AT&T announced "pdvConnect" with a suite of features & capabilities that sound just like Nextel's NextMail offerings. I'm guessing since AT&T calls it "pdvConnect" that they have also contracted with Pacific Data Vision ("PDV") to provide these same services for AT&T users.

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Mar 6, 2013, 12:43 AM

Upping the Heat on iDEN subs: $20/line/mo

Last week another letter from Sprint notifying Nextel subs that beginning April 01, 2013 all iDEN phones will be charged a penalty of $20/line/month, thus doubling the original Nextel/iDEN penalty of $10/line/mo that began on January 1st.

Also, if the remaining Nextel & PowerSource lines are not switched over BEFORE the June 30 service cutoff, those customers will lose their Nextel and/or PowerSource phone numbers for good.

I could live with the original $10/line/mo, but $20 per line has finally done the trick for me. I'll have to stop by the local Sprint & ATT stores and do a serious cmparison.
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Feb 9, 2013, 1:21 PM

Sprint's JD Power ranking drops, ATT now # 2

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Feb 2, 2013, 1:15 PM

Consumer Question

I am a current sprint customer. I very much enjoy the service. I am due for an upgrade and I like the new DNA. Does anyone know when Sprint might have this phone?

Thanks in advance.
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Jan 29, 2013, 5:10 PM

Clearwire spectrum

Apparently, that huge amount of 2.5 GHz spectrum Sprint got when it bought Nextel, which Sprint then sold to Clearwire, is proving very difficult to get back. The list of those pushing back is growing:

1. Clearwire shareholders
2. Dish Networks
3. Verizon
4. DOJ

Too bad Sprint decided to let all that spectrum go to Clearwire in the first place. Looks like it will really cost Sprint to get it back now, if they even can.

Links pasted below for supporting articles. » ... » ... »...

Jan 21, 2013, 7:04 PM

Salary info for Management Positions

I am currently looking into open Store Manager and Assistant Store Manager Positions.

What is a starting Salary for these positions. Commission, bonus plans, etc?

I am currently looking in the Chicago, Las Vegas and San Diego areas.

In addition to the Salary what does the process look like with interviewing, time frames and what not.

How is working for the company, benefits relocation expenses.

Any information would be very helpful. Thank you in advance. (I also understand privacy in this matter as well.)
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Jan 16, 2013, 4:18 PM

Data speeds effected by interference ?


Wondering if anyone has some information or knowledge on this question. Can you data speeds on your smartphone be effected by inference such as CB radios, and other mobile devices in large numbers.

I work at a site with about 2500 employees during the day, speeds are a hit and miss in the day. At night they are fast and consistent. I know capacity has a lot to do with that as well, but thought about all the people who also have mobile devices running on other carriers. Not to mention, wifi throughout the site in many building and floors.

Thank you for anyone's input.

Jan 9, 2013, 7:39 PM


Are most people satisfied with the Sprint Network or not?
7 replies

Dec 20, 2012, 10:42 AM


When is Tampa, FL receiving LTE?
4 replies

Dec 20, 2012, 10:04 AM

Kudos to Sprint on the Sonim XP Strike

Congratulations Sprint! The addition of the Sonim XP Strike to the new Sprint Direct Connect line of phones is great news. It fills a large gap in the SDC hardware lineup, and steals back a bit of thunder from ATT's full-court-press for Nextel customers with its new Enhanced PTT over LTE (ATT has had the Sonim PTT phone for awhile).

At last, a glimmer of hope that Sprint is taking more seriously the Nextel vanguard. Good news indeed.

Nov 28, 2012, 2:19 PM

Sprint's "Loyalty Rewards" for Nextel customers

Sprint has such incredible customer's truly unbelievable.

I received a letter dated Nov. 19, 2012 stating that effective Jan. 1, 2013, as a Nextel iDEN customer I will be PENALIZED an ADDITIONAL $10/line/month unless I switch to Sprint CDMA service before Jan 1st.

Rather than just let the Nextel iDEN customers go right up to the June 2013 cutoff, because iDEN's performance warrants it in many areas, and rather than offering greater incentives to switch to Sprint CDMA, they are actually PENALIZING Nextel and PowerSource customers in an attempt to get them to switch before June.

I am so gratified that Sprint has chosen to honor my 10+ years of on-time, postpaid loyalty as a Nextel customer by penalizing me to the tune of ...
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Jul 31, 2012, 9:51 AM

Looking for some opinions from the new LTE users

Anybody care to share their experience with the new LTE service since several new areas have it? I am eligible for upgrade soon and looking forward to better service with LTE. Is it as good as it is supposed to be?
10 replies

Oct 22, 2012, 2:55 PM

New phones?

Hi there, I'm a current US Cellular customer who has decided to move to sprint. I'm considering two different phones... the samsung galaxy s 3 or the new Note 2.

Aside from these two phones does anyone know of any new smart phones coming out between now and the end of the year that may be worth waiting for?

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Nov 16, 2012, 6:08 AM

Sprint Dura XT

I recently purchased one through a retailer. So far, I'm very happy with the performance compared to Nextel. I also had purchased a Moto Renegade in 2008. Although both use the same platform, here are the differences:

1. The new PTT has way better battery life. Two full days of use compared to just one. This was how my old i90 performed.

2. Better coverage due to roaming. I now can use my DC anywhere I use the regular phone. The V950 was confined to 3G areas and my i90 to network only coverage. It takes three seconds to connect when in a 1X area.

3. This version of Sprint DC has the familiar roger beep at the end of a transmission rather than the annoying bonk the first generation had.

4. Sprint's horrible one click menu is no mo...
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Nov 4, 2012, 6:48 PM

Service restoration following Sandy

Funny, but four days ago (Oct 31), Verizon Wireless was reporting that 94% of its wireless sites were still operating, today (Nov 04), VZ claims a full 96% of their wireless sites are operaional. Yet Sprint is reporting they are only 80% operational in the same area (NYC).

Can anyone explain how it is that Sprint's wireless operations fared so badly in NYC compared to the competition in the wake of tropical storm Sandy? Sprint keeps touting how great their state-of-the-art equipment is, how it is smaller and more flexible and uses so much less power than the competition's older equipment, as a result of the "Network Vision" thing, yet Sprint's wireless network did by far the worst in the NYC area, and is still the farthest behind in resto...
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