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Sprint to USCC?

safd3130

Jul 14, 2010, 9:48 AM
I'm thinking about switching from Sprint to USCC and wanted to see if the 800MHz system was a security risk. I remember a friend that was able to pick up calls on a scanner a few years back. Have they been secured? Any other issues I should think about before switching?
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cheesewiz

Jul 20, 2010, 11:11 AM
The 800MHz is still digital specturm so picking up cell calls shouldn't happen. However just remember that USCC is a local cell provider and you must live in a USCC area or they will drop you after too much roaming use, they also have a very small 3g coverage area as apposed to VZW, AT&T or Sprint, last but not least they are more expensive and there phones are always behing the technology curve. any other question about USCC?
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jjones6993

Jul 20, 2010, 2:14 PM
"they also have a very small 3g coverage area as apposed to VZW, AT&T or Sprint"

Actually they just launched nationwide 3G based roaming agreements with other carriers like Sprint and Verizon.

http://www.uscellular.com/uscellular/common/common.j ... »

The above link shows you the map.
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erikpkp09

Jul 21, 2010, 10:15 AM
actually we just shored up an agreement that will allow us to have national 3g coverage outside of our native coverage area...
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erikpkp09

Jul 21, 2010, 10:24 AM
WE are not more expansive than the big boys try again...

$69.99 everything unlimited but landline calling, SPRINT=Firesale...try worst customer service in the industry.

Lets see VZW, ATT, have 900 min plans for 59.99...ours 49.99 for 1000! They dont have free incoming, we do, they dont have N&W at 7, we include that.

Family plan 700 min for 69.99 for each try ours for 1000, and the same features included.

Lets try features...unltd txt $20 all around. data $30, same all the way around, but we include telenav...a $10 value included...

WE STILL PROVIDE UNLIMITED INTERNET FOR SMART PHONES!!!! VZW & AT&T do NOT!

Family text... $30; all the same

Basic internet, $15 same all around.

Oh wait, no activation fees, no upgra...
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vandinroth

Jul 28, 2010, 9:33 AM
Lets try features...unltd txt $20 all around. data $30, same all the way around, but we include telenav...a $10 value included...


Telenav included for 5 bucks extra a month on android phones which should have been 24.95 but have been boosted to 30 due to the mobile navigator. Something no one needs on an android phone thanks to google maps.


WE STILL PROVIDE UNLIMITED INTERNET FOR SMART PHONES!!!! VZW & AT&T do NOT!

How is a 5gb cap on internet unlimited? And then when you do go over they immediately accuse you of tethering even when it's a phone or tower issue.


Oh wait, no activation fees, no upgrade fees; not with AT&T and VZW.

30$ activation fee for new customers and any new lines activated for current customers.

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erikpkp

Jul 29, 2010, 10:21 AM
google maps does not provide the same functions as a nav...please google doesnt talk to you, re route you or find anything around you w/o exiting the app all together...

the 5gb cap is for wireless modems...not phones! Think...at&t and vzw do the same thing except charge $10 more.



My friends who have AT&T and VZW just got new phones, they were charged upgrade fees... and thats from previosly working there as well...

So the snap is $10 after mail in, the BB is 60 after mail in...yes i would agree that we have a smaller selection of phones, but thats because of the customer base... if we were in the same boat then we would be doing the same thing...

Not comparing apples to oranges...

Think about the points that were made!
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Joshiwa

Jul 29, 2010, 11:51 AM
Tethering is also only 5GBs of data.
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lbc1127

Jul 29, 2010, 2:55 PM
The 5GB cap also applies to phones.
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rejoicefulone

Aug 12, 2010, 1:25 PM
Reply to:
"they also have a very small 3g coverage area as apposed to VZW, AT&T or Sprint"
US Cellular's coverage is now 98% covered in their network. Verizon is at 97% of their coverage area. Not bad for a regional carrier.
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sistercell

Jul 20, 2010, 6:14 PM
Uscc works well in most places and has very good plans. just go into a store and get details
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erikpkp09

Jul 21, 2010, 10:13 AM
What are you looking to find out, and where by chance do you reside?
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erikpkp

Jul 29, 2010, 11:49 AM
Do you also realize that there is this thing called "exclusive" right? T-Mobile got the first google phone. Exclusive...AT&T has the iPhone. VZW got the first real "Droid". Sprint and the Hero. You know why... Money...you also know that T-Mo, Sprint, AT&T and VZW are in debt up to thier eyeballs...

USCC is not in Debt...but we can still compete, and provide equal and in some cases better services than the big boys...

Yes native coverage is a downfall, i agree with that, but we still offer National Service.

Lets also look...AT&T, VZW, Sprint, T-Mo are also sold in Radio Shack, Best Buy, Walmart, RIP Circuit City, etc... because they have stores all over the country...we do not.

So when a company tries out a phone like the KIN...
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mobilemadness

Aug 9, 2010, 8:40 PM
USCC has made mistakes with phones too. The LG 265 was recalled for several months after "passing testing" initially. Motorola Hint had plenty of issues. The Moto Crush is junk. That's a real problem with CDMA phones, they're touchy. What may work with one company won't work well with another. Hopefully LTE and an open standard will fix that problem. Looking back someday in cell phone history, this period from 2001 to 2011 will have to be considered a "dark ages" in technology terms. The US went with a technology that was totally different and incompatible with the rest of the world. That's thanks to Sprint and Verizon choosing CDMA and its proprietary technology leading the way. The network management that is required with CDMA eat...
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erikpkp

Aug 10, 2010, 9:50 AM
They are...
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