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Sprint (Network & Services) Vs. Verizon (Network & Services)

MTech2k4

Nov 18, 2003, 9:54 AM
I know this question has been asked plenty of times.. But the question will continue to come up..Both use the same technology for there network but.. there has to be a difference somewhere.. I have Verizon now..but I was with the new Sanyo's Out with PTT, I was planning on moving to Sprint to try it out.... With everything involved (Network,Services,Pricing)Is it worth it to move the Sprint..?

I live in the New York/Long Island Area

Thx Very Happy
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Screwball

Nov 18, 2003, 2:49 PM
Verizon has a wider network that includes more analog than Sprint does. Also Verizon has better customer service. Sprint has upgraded their systems and customer service has gotten a little bit better. I really don't know how the push to talk works on either one but I know that Sprint has a more reasonable price on the push to talk. Also for $5 more you can get free and clear america for sprint and cover the analog areas.

Either one in my opinion is a good service but for me I have verizon and have never had better. Good luck on choosing, hope the one you pick works out for you.

Scott
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MTech2k4

Nov 19, 2003, 12:53 AM
Thx For Replying Scott

Any1 else have any suggestions..?
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TurdFurguson

Nov 20, 2003, 6:28 AM
I worked for Sprint just after they launched service in Houston in 1998. I had them till 2002, and am currently trying to go back now. Network wise sprint pcs in Texas it great. Both companies are CDMA so they will have some of the clearest cellular calls you can get, a big advantage to CDMA is soft-handoffs... when you switch towers the towers actually "communicate" in a way to each so that before a tower lets you go the other one has your call first. TMDA and GSA (to the best of my knowledge) used hard-handoffs were as the tower drops you momentarly and in theory the other tower will "catch" you... If you have had a TDMA its that loud noise you may hear every now and then when driving. Verizon does overall have more CDMA coverage, but spr...
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MTech2k4

Nov 20, 2003, 10:52 AM
Thx.. Will You were a big help..!
Very Happy
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wldthng842

Nov 21, 2003, 3:32 PM
Sprint now has a larger Digital and Analog network than Verizon.

Sprint uses CDMA2000 whereas Verizon uses first generation CDMA. Sprints data works better and faster, and cell shrinkage is less during peak hours of the day.

Sprint also now has 7pm n/w.
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cellguy2003

Nov 22, 2003, 7:48 PM
Are you smoking Crack? Sprint has a much smaller network. Digital and Analog. Also, VZW has all of their digital network running on 1XRTT (CDMA2000) and is upgrading to EVDO. Data speeds on both networks are boasting faster speeds. I use both carriers and get a much better signal traveling with my VZW phone and also much faster data speeds with VZW. In case you're asking why I have both, waiting for LNP to change Sprint # to VZW. Sprint does have 7pm N&W's, but that's the only thing I agree with you on.
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MTech2k4

Nov 26, 2003, 10:45 AM
Ive officially made the switch to Sprint and picked up the Sanyo 5500 (VM4500) from Verizon Wireless.. I get the same signal and I love the phone..Im glad i made the switch, but I thing i like better is Verizons Customer Service... (I'm waited for almost 25 hours to get my number ported from Verizon) but they assure that it will be done today.. But besides that everything else is excellent.. I LOVE SPRINT ! ! !

Mtech2k4

Very Happy
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MTech2k4

Nov 26, 2003, 10:48 AM
Ive officially made the switch to Sprint from Verizon Wireless and I also picked up the Sanyo 5500 (VM4500) .. I get the same signal that I had on my Verizon Phone..and I love the Sanyo's RL/Camcorder/Camera..Im glad I made the switch, but one thing I like better is Verizons Customer Service... (I'm waited for almost 25 hours to get my number ported from Verizon) but they assure that it will be done today.. But besides that everything else is excellent.. I LOVE SPRINT ! ! !
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spcssales

Nov 26, 2003, 10:52 PM
MTech2k4 said:
Ive officially made the switch to Sprint and picked up the Sanyo 5500 (VM4500) from Verizon Wireless.. I get the same signal and I love the phone..Im glad i made the switch, but I thing i like better is Verizons Customer Service... (I'm waited for almost 25 hours to get my number ported from Verizon) but they assure that it will be done today.. But besides that everything else is excellent.. I LOVE SPRINT ! ! !

Mtech2k4

Very Happy

The porting process may take from a couple of hours, up to 14 days!!
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deathgnr

Nov 29, 2003, 11:33 PM
No my friend...u must be on dust....Sprint has the most advanced digital network...and about analog Sprint has America plans that includes roaming in analog or digital with any carrier in the US so it's like having all the companies in one...nobody can ever tell you you dont get service....About the speeds Sprint is the only Nationwide 3G Network...Verizon just launched Sandiego and Washington...Sprint will reach 2.4 Mbps by the end of next year nationwide...Itravel toeast coast from west coast by plane and never roam...Verizon doesnt even offer their color or camera phone in other cities like Pittsburg which is a mayor city....Oh and the last thing Verizon highend phone is LG and it happens to be Sprint's low end...so you see when Verizon s...
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mcfadonna

Nov 30, 2003, 5:37 PM
I second that deathgnr. I dont fly coast to coast i drive coast to coast. Im a truck driver and with my f/c america plan i dont worry about roaming, long distance, or a SIGNAL! I digital or analog roam when there is no sprint tower at NO CHARGE! Also when i do have a sprint tower near my services work THE SAME no matter where i am. Verizon do that? I DONT THINK SO!
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iampedro

Nov 30, 2003, 11:47 PM
I hope to see a price war between Sprint & Verizion.. Smile
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CRCinOklnd

Dec 5, 2003, 11:52 AM
As a Verizon user, I agree with you on most things, for a friend of mine uses Sprint and has excellent service as well. But when we've travelled together...sometimes he'll have a signal when I don't, then I'll have a signal when he doesn't. The only thing I need to correct you on is that when I have roamed onto Sprint's network, I DO NOT get charged a roaming fee, where in the past I have heard when a Sprint user roams onto Verizon's network, they are charged. Now this may have changed and may not be true anymore of Sprint, but this is what I've seen people say on this site or the old usenet. Otherwise from what I've seen, Sprint does have good service and a nice selection of phones.
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mcfadonna

Dec 5, 2003, 3:40 PM
Finaly a lone voice of wisdom. you wouldnt have people get all upset on either sides if people that didnt have toys when they were kids would stop doing the my phone is better than your phone type stuff.I was showing my niece my phone she just came back from college. she has verizon and she started sounding just like a sales rep. Verizon has very good service and coverage. same with sprint. the reason why i go with sprint cause i am a tech junkie. I like having all the nice things that sprint phones do.The sanyo has the very good recieption as well as being able to get free downloads from 3gupload. If verizon had better phones i might go with them but i am not going to a gsm carrier in the us cause verizon and sprint has a better future outl...
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CRCinOklnd

Dec 5, 2003, 6:22 PM
"I digital or analog roam when there is no sprint tower at NO CHARGE! Also when i do have a sprint tower near my services work THE SAME no matter where i am. Verizon do that? I DONT THINK SO!"

1st of all, I was not being "combatitive" or "arguementative" at all, or trying to say what I have is better or not better. Also I do not resort to "sarcasm" to get my points across. If I upset you with my statement, then I apologize. I was only responding to what you said above...where you said your not charged for roaming, but made it sound with your "I don't think so..." comment about Verizon that we do pay for roaming onto Sprint. I was merely stating I don't pay roaming charges when I roam onto Sprint's network. Also, my inquiries on other ...
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dougc

Dec 6, 2003, 12:36 AM
I too found it great to read something not trying to pound a party line for this or that carrier or technology. I'm a Sprint convert, but that isn't to say the other carriers and technologies don't have their good points. Of course they do. It's nice to hear from a Verizon user who says the same.
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mcfadonna

Dec 6, 2003, 6:46 AM
TRUCE! Im sorry if i got you upset also.WE both can agree that verizon is a great carrier and same with sprint. If i didnt have sprint i would go verizon for sure. Im realy a tech junkie and always have been since i took apart my dads sansui stereo when i was 8. now we got phones that record video,ptt,etc. this is great.soon we should have video chat. that will be cool.
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CRCinOklnd

Dec 6, 2003, 2:32 PM
Thanks! You sound a lot like me when I was a kid. I once had a stereo where the turntable on it busted, I took it into a shop and they were taking forever to fix it, so I took it back and fixed it myself! That started my whole "toy-tech" stuff. Remember "Heathkits"? (Am I "dating" myself?) That's why I kinda cruise these sites, because I like to keep abreast of what's the latest and best in cell-phone technology...and mostly, it's fun!! I'm also looking forward to video chat...man, how cell technology has progressed in such a short time!! Take care!! Smile
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jungleroom_x

Dec 2, 2003, 1:49 AM
Deathgnr, you're on crack. You need to lay the pipe down. Here's the FACTS:

Sprint has the largest PCS network that was built from the ground up. That means they're comparing themselves to noone, since Verizon has built their network from the ground up, from acquisitions, and from roaming agreements. The VZW network is much larger than Sprint, and covers an extra 30 million people in the USA. Pure fact, my friend.

Sprint does not have a 3G network. Noone does, not even Japan who are probably about 4 years ahead of the USA in cellular communications technology. As a matter of fact, they just started TESTING 3XRTT (the true 3G network definition) in Japan. Sprint hasn't even rolled out a high-speed data connection to compare with ...
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spcssales

Dec 2, 2003, 10:23 PM
Wow. Not getting in this conversation. If anyone really interested, read these. I think I will. THEN WE COULD ALL BE 3G MASTERS!!

W-CDMA and cdma2000 for 3G Mobile Networks by M. R. Karim


IS-95 CDMA and cdma 2000: Cellular/PCS Systems Implementation by Vijay K. Garg

3G Wireless Demystified by Roman Kitka Rolling Eyes
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mcfadonna

Dec 2, 2003, 11:10 PM
OH goodness jungleroom. Laughing talk about facts. im not going to call you names cause if you dont know then you dont know.i got something for you to read.
http://www.denbeste.nu/cd_log_entries/2002/10/GSM3G. ... »
read that first then i will find another that you should read.
"CDMA2000 is a GSM/CDMA hybrid"
Laughing
There is a lot for you to know so you might want to sit down.
"since Verizon has built their network from the ground up, from acquisitions, and from roaming agreements."
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verizon built from the ground up?no they bought out a bunch of small carriers to make one network this is why verizons services dont work the same everywhere in the us.verizon didnt build anything. Your post was so off base and with little or no facts th...
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mcfadonna

Dec 2, 2003, 11:31 PM
On second though you do your own research im not tracking that stuff down for you. you can just think what you want. Rolling Eyes
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jungleroom_x

Dec 3, 2003, 12:39 PM
Verizon has acquired other smaller companies and cell sites, as I said, but they have spent a ton of money upgrading and building new sites as well. They just built one, from the ground up, not more than 2 or 3 miles from my house. They have been BUILDING several sites on the west coast.

To say all they do is purchase small sites is ludicrous. It holds as much water as saying Sprint has the largest national network.
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moobak

Dec 6, 2003, 7:23 PM
Sprint has the most wireless licenses (251 million people i belive), but hasn't built out those areas yet, and probably will sell the lisences before doing that... cold hard, quick cash for Sprint.
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jungleroom_x

Dec 8, 2003, 5:44 PM
With all of this talk about the Cingular/AWS or TMobile merger, it could be a possibility of a Sprint/VZW meger is the dominant CDMA carrier. That would be paradise, I think...

I can dream, tho, can't I?
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jungleroom_x

Dec 3, 2003, 12:46 PM
Please, start.

First obvious question is: How does Sprint have the largest network? It doesn't.

Second obvious question is: How can Sprint have a 3G network? It's impossible, from a technical and financial standpoint. 2.0 mbps at the end of the year? Please. They don't even have phones that can handle EV-DO or EV-DV yet, and those data transmission speeds are nowhere near 2.0 mbps, more around 500kbps burst.

Third obvious question: CDMA2000. It's a word thats been bumped around, kind of like calling mobile phones "cell phones." Calling CDMA2000 the same thing as 1XRTT is common, as well. Cellular phones run on the 800mhz band (called "cellular") only...in other words, old school dual mode phones. CDMA2000 is officially the na...
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mcfadonna

Dec 3, 2003, 10:55 PM
never mind youre right! Wink
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moobak

Dec 4, 2003, 8:40 PM
1xRTT is just the internet capability of a service, nothing else.
1xEV-DO is not CDMA2000, it is just 'high speed' internet capability for wireless.
The same goes on the GSM side... GPRS is just the internet ability, EDGE is the 'high speed' internet ability (which EV-DO will blow out the window).
CDMA2000/UMTS is where everyone will be eventually rolling towards. Eventually.

Verizon has been quick to the draw, but slow to roll out, due to their massive network...
Sprint has been able to roll out quicker, but hasn't even made any vocal statements on their 3G plans.
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