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Nov 16, 2013, 3:51 PM

phone activation

Do you all do an online phone activation.

Nov 7, 2013, 1:39 AM

SDC prioritization (interrupt level)

It seems to me that one of the problems with Sprint Direct Connect ("SDC") is that it is not given the highest interrupt priority on the handsets. I'm not stating this as fact, I'm thinking out loud while trying to figure out why SDC works very well some of the time and is horribly unreliable other times.

What we have noticed is that any time our Kyocera Torques went to standby mode without first pressing the Home button, PTT calls can't reliably get through. If the last thing one of us did was read a text message, then set the phone aside and let it go to standby mode with the text application still "open", even when both phones have decent 3G signal, we consistently get the "user unavailable" #310 or #320 error messages, and PTT refuses...

Oct 21, 2013, 9:39 PM

phone calls from 865-6696 may install NSA surveillance code on your iPhone

http://www.naturalnews.com/042598_Sprint_iPhone_4_86 ... »

Warning to all Sprint mobile users: mysterious phone calls from 865-6696 may install NSA surveillance code on your iPhone

Can anyone confirm this? Have you or anyone you know received such calls?

Oct 3, 2013, 6:05 PM

Frustrated with Sprint in Montclair

Been having sooo many problems using apps on the Sprint cellular network in the Montclair area.

When I'm out of my wifi home & try to connect to Google Maps, Shazam, or any other app, I get the message "Could not activate cellular data network"

Upon my most recent trip to the Sprint Store this afternoon I finally found out they are upgrading towers & the work is expected to continue until 2014!

I am on a family plan, 6 mos. into a 2 yr contract... I have few options, thus this post.

Is anyone else out there in the greater Montclair area having similar problems? Perhaps we can have an impact together.
2 replies

Oct 16, 2013, 12:13 PM

spring service sucks in NJ?

i need unlimited data for my wife
ATT is killing with this package data crap!
do they suck in central jersey???

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Oct 2, 2013, 12:15 AM

Multiple networks

So up until June 30, Sprint had it's 3G for normal voice and so-so data, plus iDEN handling normal voice and the fastest, most reliable PTT on the planet. Today, Sprint has 3G for normal voice, still so-so data, so-so PTT, and it's new LTE network for fast data. Three networks total, counting WiMax.

The irony is how, just a few months, ago people were constantly proclaiming that it was just not economical to field two networks of fundamentally different technologies, and for that reason alone Nextel should be shut down as quickly as possible. Yet now that Sprint again has two networks (CDMA + LTE, or three if you want to include WiMax), no one is saying it's a bad idea to have multiple network technologies. Similarly, not a soul complains...
6 replies

Oct 8, 2013, 7:03 PM

800 ESMR Map

Does anyone know if a coverage map exists that displays the 800 ESMR voice and 1X coverage? I cannot find anything on Sprint.com's map.

Aug 18, 2013, 11:32 PM

It's official: Verizon is being run by former idiots in Charge of Sprint

I know this because of their latest commercial that talks about how bad Sprint's network is. What s--t for brains numbskull came up with this? Has Verizon forgotten this is 2013 and most people know that both companies roam off each other?
9 replies

Oct 2, 2013, 10:00 PM

does St. Louis metro have 4G LTE yet?

if they do not...when do they plan on getting it?

Sep 26, 2013, 10:02 PM

Plan question

I am currently on an Everything Data Plus Plan, and wondering if there is a SERO version of the Unlimited for Life Plan that I could switch to. Thank you for your help!
1 reply

Sep 8, 2013, 9:22 PM

has sprint totally phased out samsung galaxy s2?

just wondering because I have one that is not working right and sprint said they would order a new phone since they could not fix my current phone. However, I don't see the s2 on the website and they had none at the store. I am hoping they will give me a new s2 or an upgrade. Does any body know if they have anymore s2's?
2 replies

Sep 4, 2013, 12:03 PM


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), September 04, 2013 - Sprint (NYSE: S) has long been the industry leader in cell phone recycling. Now the wireless carrier has a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® achievement to prove it.

This week GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS recognized Sprint for shattering the record for the number of cellular phones recycled in one week: 103,582 cellular phones, more than double the previous record.

“We are committed to keeping old cell phones out of landfills and are so pleased that our customers supported us during this record-setting week, as they regularly do throughout the year,” said Jaime Jones, senior vice president of consumer sales at Sprint.

Through its standard phone take back programs including Sprint Buyback a...

Jul 21, 2013, 11:51 PM

Sprint = provider going no where

Well if you like buying 4g phones for years and not having 4g (except a few big select cities, LOL and somewhere in Nebraska (Why??) Go ahead and buy that new 4g phone and be prepared to be laughed at by many with your paultry 3g and maybe some wifii if you like paying for home internet and using wifii to make up for your sprint crap service. It truly is sad when my friends stay with them and I am next to them with 4g Lte in the rurals of a small town in Illinois and they feel good about unlimited 3g????? Don't be a poor sprint goat, friends shouldn't let friends stay with sprint. Ohh and if sprint tells ya that they are working on towers near you, and on phone scoop some news about sprint "says" they will have network all 4g by end of 13'??...
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Jun 24, 2013, 11:05 AM

Boise ID needing to switch from VZW

So... I'm not thrilled about it but I believe I am going to have to leave VZW after 8 years.

Like a lot of people I find myself in a situation where I need a new phone but do not want to give up my unlimited data or pay full retail. Anyway, I have heard pretty good things about Sprint in this area and was hoping I could get some feedback.

Is the data truly unlimited or is it throttled? Any other unadvertised restrictions?

Realistically what am I looking at for a monthly cost? SMS and data are what I primarily use the device for I use almost no voice minutes.
3 replies

Aug 3, 2013, 9:50 AM

HTC One vs. Galaxy S4 -- Please Advise

Hi Everyone,

I currently have an HTC EVO Design 4G. I have had it for two years and am ready to upgrade. I am considering the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4. They are the same price.

I use my phone for texts, email, web (mainly checking the news and Google searches), photos, calls, and calendar (pretty much in that order). I occasionally watch videos on Youtube.

I loved my current phone because it was a fairly easy transition for me to a smartphone. Not too big, not too bulky, and easy to learn.

I would really like opinions on which phone would be the best for me given what I use it for. Thanks in advance!!!

2 replies

Aug 8, 2013, 11:14 PM

Direct Talk battery life

We've been putting our old Nextel phones to good use around the homestead via Direct Talk. It seems to me that the phones use more battery in Direct Talk mode than they did in iDEN network mode. Anyone else using Direct Talk notice less battery life compared to when they were still running on the IDEN network?
1 reply

Jul 27, 2013, 11:40 PM

How can Sprint provide better service in Little Rock, AR than St. Louis, MO

I live in suburban St. Louis, MO. I recently have been to Little Rock, AR on a business trip. My Sprint phone worked MUCH BETTER in Little Rock, compared to my home town of St. Louis. How can that be?!

Jul 16, 2013, 7:30 PM

Prip (new PTT app from NII + Motorola)

Just curious, has anyone out there tried "Prip" yet?

http://prip.me/blog/2013/07/15/the-road-to-prip/ »

I pasted the link to the Prip "introduction" page above because it gives some background on why Prip came about and who is involved (NII & Motorola). Interestingly, Prip was apparently born in Reston, VA (the former Nextel corporate HQ).

I'm looking for real-world feedback, because our Sprint Direct Connect service works so poorly where we live. The Airave Sprint gave us actually turns DC off, so we had to turn off the Airave, and Prip claims they can use any data connection with any carrier (3G, 4G or WiFi).

If Prip works as advertised, it might be a decent alternative for the many people who have had poor results with Sprint Di...
1 reply

Jul 19, 2013, 2:01 PM

samsung galaxy 4g epic touch

Does anyone know what file format the galaxy 4G epic saves the phone voice recordings in by default?

Jun 24, 2013, 4:39 PM

S4 or HTC One...

and why... upgrade in about 10 days or so... I have played with both...I have an S2...I used to have a Hero
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