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Top message:  Sprint (Network & Services) Vs. Verizon (Network & Services) by MTech2k4   Nov 18, 2003, 9:54 AM

Replying to:  Re: Sprint (Network & Services) Vs. Verizon (Network & Services) by MTech2k4   Nov 19, 2003, 12:53 AM

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

by 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 sprints coverage is more parallel... meaning all same technology, all same performance and sound quality, Verizon may vary a bit as the finish upgrading all their CDMA. For roaming... if thats a big factor tack on 5 bucks to sprint (like he said) and you have old sckool analog as well (quite ironically if I am not mistaken their analog is verizon, go figure). Sprint would have the definite advantage for phone selection. In my opinion, Sprint also has the better plans that allow customizing many features as well as just a few. Vision packs are neat, especially if a camera phone is appealing to you. I love the ability to hook my laptop via connection kit and get speeds up to 144 kbps... averaging around 40-60 kbps, ANYWHERE in the digital area unlimited usage for the 15 bucks extra... road trips are more fun. With cust service.. to each is own I have worked for sprint and admittedly their cs sucked starting around 2000 ish because of so many new cust and so many new employees, i assume it has improved. Likewise Verizon gets rave reviews about their CS, but I know people that have had problems. Utimately just ask around and see what buddies use and coworkers like. CDMA has a particular problems with penetration of buildings at times so if you work in a big building keep that in mind... but metro areas are overlaped fairly well. For a map of sprint towers look here...

http://www.sprint.com/pcsbusiness/coverage/towermaps ... »

(periodically it might be down)
I got this from one of the guys on this forum so big props to them not me.

Good luck, will

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