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My opinion of the main problems fort he 4 major.

Kayslay34

Apr 2, 2009, 8:18 PM
Sprint: Customer service
Verizon: Price
At&t: 3g speed/strength
T-mobile: Lack of 3g and premium services.

Just my little rant, tell me what you think...
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epik

Apr 2, 2009, 9:33 PM
You have a problem with Verizon's prices, but didn't list that as an issue with AT&T?
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Menno

Apr 3, 2009, 11:31 AM
I was also going to mention this...

considering we offer more 3g coverage than they do (especially in rural areas). Doesn't that mean we should be more expensive? Or at least ATT cheaper?
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Kayslay34

Apr 3, 2009, 3:21 PM
epik said:
You have a problem with Verizon's prices, but didn't list that as an issue with AT&T?

I didnt list every problem, i listed the MAIN problem.
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epik

Apr 3, 2009, 10:49 PM
Oh. I just found it interesting that you listed price on Verizon but not AT&T. Seeing as how AT&T is practically identical in price across the board, you'd think that would be an issue for you with AT&T, too.
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jessicad

Apr 4, 2009, 8:41 AM
Because that would make two major problems with AT&T.
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epik

Apr 4, 2009, 10:51 AM
Two aspects being equal, I'd say she'd have to come up with another reason not to like Verizon. I'm sure we can come up with a "blocked something or another" comment from someone.

My point here (several days in the making) to the OP is that every carrier has its flaws, strong points, ups and downs, problems and victories. When you throw all the carriers together under the microscope, they're practically the same thing. It's the little differences that mean a lot.

I've never viewed cost as a winner or killer of any service. If low cost were the reason people stuck with a carrier, we'd all be using Cricket. In my opinion, complaining about cost is a bit like complaining about wind. But, if cost means that much to you, skip the big ...
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jrfdsf

Apr 4, 2009, 11:10 AM
epik said:
Two aspects being equal, I'd say she'd have to come up with another reason not to like Verizon. I'm sure we can come up with a "blocked something or another" comment from someone.

My point here (several days in the making) to the OP is that every carrier has its flaws, strong points, ups and downs, problems and victories. When you throw all the carriers together under the microscope, they're practically the same thing. It's the little differences that mean a lot.

I've never viewed cost as a winner or killer of any service. If low cost were the reason people stuck with a carrier, we'd all be using Cricket. In my opinion, complaining about cost is a bit like complaining about wind. But, if cost means
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epik

Apr 4, 2009, 11:57 AM
I have worked for small businesses, owned my own business, and have done my own family finances for over a decade. These have little to do with my point, so let me clarify.

The OP said that in her "opinion of the main problems fort he 4 major" carriers, she feels that Verizon's problem is price.

My original point was, AT&T is the same price, and yet, the quality of their 3G network seemed to be more important to the OP. I didn't find that very consistent with things the OP said in this thread and in other threads.

My secondary point was, for this topic of problems with one (or two) of the four major carriers, cost is not an issue. If cost were the primary issue - the primary PROBLEM with the carrier - then Verizon and AT&T would ...
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Kayslay34

Apr 4, 2009, 3:23 PM
epik said:

The OP said that in her "opinion of the main problems fort he 4 major" carriers, she feels that Verizon's problem is price.

My original point was, AT&T is the same price, and yet, the quality of their 3G network seemed to be more important to the OP. I didn't find that very consistent with things the OP said in this thread and in other threads.

My secondary point was, for this topic of problems with one (or two) of the four major carriers, cost is not an issue. If cost were the primary issue - the primary PROBLEM with the carrier - then Verizon and AT&T would be on the bottom of the top four carriers, if not the bottom of all the carriers.



First im not a HER 🙂.... Second when you ...
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epik

Apr 4, 2009, 9:43 PM
My apologies for the "her." I try very hard to say him or her when I don't know. It must have slipped.

I'm not saying you couldn't save money with another carrier. There would be a portion of the market that can and does chose the less expensive route. My point is that there is a large portion of US wireless subscribers that do not chose the less expensive route.

I can attest that if you lived in the Rockies, where I live, you'd pay double for Verizon over Sprint any day. My folks live back east and they would say the same thing. The best price in the world is nothing if you spend most of your time waiting for your service to work, can't connect to someone or something else, or can't get decent customer care.
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akita-mom

Apr 3, 2009, 8:25 AM
I don't mind paying for Verizon. Been with them for approx. 9yrs (??) or so and I've NEVER had a problem.
Now that I've stated that I'll probably have problems. 🙄
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cwcanty

Apr 3, 2009, 8:49 AM
Sprint: Agreed on CS, and they chose WiMax for 4G and I think that might be a problem long term with everyone else going with LTE

Verizon: Price is the same as ATT, they do charge for everything, but they also put the most money into their network infrastructure. So Im okay with paying a little more.

ATT: Agreed on 3G. Their 3G is not fully rolled out and suspect even "3G" areas. Also, some of their phones have issues switching from edge to 3G. Also, voice quality is pretty poor.

Tmobile: Great prices, but the network is way behind in many areas. I would only consider Tmobile if I never travelled and live in a strong Tmobile area.

Chris
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Fleance2k5

Apr 5, 2009, 12:49 AM
Chris brings truth to the Table every time! BELEIVE that. lol
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cwcanty

Apr 5, 2009, 10:32 AM
lol
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Azeron

Apr 5, 2009, 11:25 PM
Now that Chris has switched to AT&T his statement is even stronger. How is that going, by the way? My money is still on the Bold "turning you out". LOL
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BROWN27

Apr 3, 2009, 9:25 AM
Sprint- strong network but not on par with verizon. Phones are better, prices are better, CS awful. If you're a savvy user sprint can be great.

Verizon- Hands down the best network. Regular phones suck, but if you stick to BB than you can really enjoy the network, and first class CS.

ATT- Their network is adequate if you don't know any better, but over all sound quality is poor and unstable.


Pink- Obviously not as robust as ATT but surprisingly a better sounding network. Still until they change from pink and stop with all the teenage crap I can't take them seriously.
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BROWN27

Apr 3, 2009, 9:27 AM
I would like to add the only phone that keeps me at verizon currently is the G'zOne Boulder. Keep up the good work in bullet proof phones verizon!
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Fleance2k5

Apr 5, 2009, 12:58 AM
Shouldn't forget the #1 customer service for "pink". Can't beat #1. TMO's phones have drastically change since about September also. After this Year 3g will be much better as well. Also acquiring Suncomm is a huge plus. I can see big things from TMO, obviously VZW has a huge leg up at this point but I think once the Major cities service reaches equal there will be a lot of people thinking twice about VZW, not taking away from VZW or anything just saying the playing field gap is quickly closing.
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Kayslay34

Apr 5, 2009, 1:22 PM
Fleance2k5 said:
Shouldn't forget the #1 customer service for "pink". Can't beat #1. TMO's phones have drastically change since about September also. After this Year 3g will be much better as well. Also acquiring Suncomm is a huge plus. I can see big things from TMO, obviously VZW has a huge leg up at this point but I think once the Major cities service reaches equal there will be a lot of people thinking twice about VZW, not taking away from VZW or anything just saying the playing field gap is quickly closing.


Big think also your missing where they need to add more features that the other big three have; GPS, TV, etc.....
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JA281371

Apr 4, 2009, 3:40 PM
I have the real main problems for the 4 major cell phone companies. And dont worry gents, you can thank me later.

Sprint= Sucks
At&T= Sucks
Verizon= Sucks
T-Mobile= Really Sucks

Doesn't take a genious to figure this out. I am glad I am here to guide all you confused cell-users
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llama

Apr 4, 2009, 3:53 PM
How's that Boost Mobile working for ya, trick?
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Kayslay34

Apr 4, 2009, 8:15 PM
I'm no boost fan, but in south Miami where iden coverage is GOD, i can see boost being really great with the 50$ unlim plan.
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epik

Apr 4, 2009, 9:50 PM
I remember iDen. I miss 9600 baud speeds for my data.
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