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erigbie

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?

Thanks!!
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jrfdsf

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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cellphonesaretools

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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cellphonesaretools

Oct 11, 2012, 7:41 AM

Softbank in Talks to Acquire Sprint Nextel

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hazzen

Oct 11, 2012, 11:51 PM

HEARING AID USERS- Compatibility

Back in August I bought an HTC EVO 4G LTE and being a bluetooth enabled hearing aid wearer and a Phonak ICOM wearer, the EVO 4G LTE is NOT compatible, I REPEAT is NOT.
After receiving no help from HTC Customer No Service..trying to get them to get me an update, SPRINT stepped up to the plate after my persistence of 2 months of emails and calls and has agreed to send me a Samsung Galaxy III S.
SPRINT IS THE FINEST or was it me for staying on top of it..?
Whatever...For those folks who wear hearing aids MAKE SURE before you switch check out your AID manufacturer's website to make sure your phone is compatible.

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canada1951

Oct 2, 2012, 2:41 AM

SPRINT CANT EVEN FIX A SIMPLE VOICE ISSUE

Evil or Very Mad
*Have had service for almost a year with no problem
*I am disabled living in Florida with all my relatives in Virginia
*I have two close relatives who have line land phones with call block
on their phones for years
*Problem started September 20, 2012 with the message “This caller does
not accept callers who block their number, Please unblock your number
and try again”
*Called Customer service September 23, 2012 that assured me the problem
would be resolved within 72 hours with a call back. How many 72 hours is there in 10 days?
*There was death in the family and I have been unable to call when
needed, she was like a grandmother to me and she died and buried and
I’ve been unable to grieve with my family
*I hav...
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cellphonesaretools

Sep 28, 2012, 12:22 AM

THREE DAY Nationwide Outage for Sprint Direct Connect

For the past week or two, thread after thread, post after post, nothing but complaints about the new Sprint Direct Connect on CDMA. I wonder if Sprint's executives recall what a death blow it was to RIM's Blackberry business when RIM experienced large outages for days on end. The same has recently been happening with SDC on CDMA.

I guess Sprint must be glad that Howardforums is still hijacked, or they'd be getting even more negative postings about the unreliability of Sprint Direct Connect on CDMA.

After the massive outage, I wonder what FEMA now thinks about their committment to switch from iDEN PTT to CDMA PTT...

These threads on Sprint's own Community website:

http://community.sprint.com/baw/thread/98872?start=0 ... »

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ranty97

Sep 15, 2012, 9:04 PM

How to prep a phone for sale

Hi i was going to put up my Samsung Rant up for sale on ebay. The phone was clean and upgraded but i want to know how to make sure that the next person who uses it dosent put the phone on my account.The people at sprint are being mean. Im not a theif im actually 14 so...can anyone please help me i need the money for a new laptop and anything will help. Thank You
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Jayshmay

Feb 27, 2011, 11:56 AM

Since Sprint isnt partnering with ISIS, does that mean mobile payments arent in Sprints future?

Since Sprint isnt partnering with ISIS, does that mean mobile payments arent in Sprints future? I'm asking because I am considering Sprint. I think Verizon is way, way overrated. And mobile payments is something very, very important to me that I expect to develope in the U.S. in the next 18 months.

Here is the article that lists the wireless carriers that are partnering with ISIS, Sprint isn't listed as one of the carriers.


http://www.phonescoop.com/news/item.php?n=6982 »
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PowerUpBeeatch

Aug 29, 2012, 3:13 PM

Samsung Galaxy Colors

Any Sprint employees aware of when/if the titanium gray s3 is to hit the Now Network?
Sara419

Aug 13, 2012, 6:38 PM

New iPhone

Does anybody know if the new iPhone will have the 4G LTE for Sprint?
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cbus65

Aug 5, 2012, 4:36 PM

Best all around phone??

What is the best ALL around phone for Sprint? Evo LTE, Galaxy S3 or Iphone 4S?? or other?
I am havin problems with coverage,etc. and this is in Phoenix area? you think Sprint will get better soon or would Verizon be a better way to go?
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lightoftheway

Jul 5, 2012, 10:05 AM

Mingo Wireless

A few weeks ago I ported my number to, Mingo Wireless. After I got it ported, I then realized I needed a Sprint data plan, too.I'd like to know if, this is true, to my understanding?
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Meyer2012

Jul 8, 2012, 5:06 PM

Sprint EFT policy

How does the ETF policy work.
I am 1 yr into my contact and want out, but need to wait until the amount lessens...any idea as to how much it goes down by the month? or quarter?
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gloopey1

Jul 7, 2012, 10:30 PM

iDEN to CDMA conversion

Sprint is currently in the process of transitioning its IDEN network over to 800 Mhz CDMA. Just like Verizon and at&t did, they are experiencing "growing pains."

I mention this for two reasons: 1. I do so as an FYI to fellow users on the forum. 2. I also want to squash any credibility that some of the clueless morons may have gained via trolling this forum.

Once the towers are all changed over, the enhanced coverage and reception will be phenomenal. 800 ESMR CDMA is about as good as it gets in terms of structure penetration and square mile coverage.

Anyone who was lucky enough to use Nextel about 10 years ago remembers that, where it worked, it was unbeatable. Now, it's going to work in a lot more places and be fully unleashed as ...
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txtjunky

Jun 26, 2012, 3:44 PM

Data Usage I Never Used

I was really upset with Sprint a couple of months ago. I usually rave about their service and their customer service never seemed bad. Then I got some stupid thing in the mail saying I could get a free upgrade. I went in and they sold me some phone (free after mail in rebate) and I still hate this piece of fail. I sometimes wish someone WOULD steal it, so then they could be cursed with this piece of fail instead of me.

Then I get my first bill with some $50 activation fee, which would have been fine, if they had told me there was going to be one. That was a surprise headache I didn't need and then the next bill came along saying I owed $72 for data usage! I don't use my phone to go online, that is what my laptop is for. So how the heck d...
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PowerUpBeeatch

Jul 3, 2012, 3:20 PM

Sprint Galaxy S3 Questions

Does the Samsung support voice and data at the same time on 3G like the new EVO? I have the original EVO, but HATE the charging port on the side(and manufactures wonder why charging ports get damaged) and the non-removable battery on the new model. Also does the WIFI work better than on the original EVO? My EVO constantly drops my router, and 10 seconds later reconnects. Makes it tough to listen to Tune In Radio. I do not have this problem with other devices, so I don't believe it is a router issue.
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lightoftheway

Jun 24, 2012, 5:29 PM

New User

I am a new user to Sprint's network. Recently, I bought the LG LX160. I'd like to know, when I go to check my usage, it tells me I need Vision PCS service. What's that? lightoftheway
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miguel112578

Jun 21, 2012, 5:01 PM

LTE in TX

Living in San Antonio im thrilled we are in the initial bunch of cities getting LTE service. Its been advertised as Mid-Year... well.. its Mid year... any one have any insight on when its getting switched on?
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knightfan2

Jun 2, 2012, 8:06 PM

Samsung Transform Elite

I am considering the purchase of a Samsung Transform Elite phone. I have a simple question. Can you assign separate ring tones for each contact? I have read different answers to this question. Please clarify.
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