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Sprint to Verizon, anyone here?

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by C C, Jan 23, 2004.

  1. plane

    plane Guest

    "Bill Radio" <br@MountainWirelessNOSPAN.com> wrote in message news:<1016qisqcc5m2f6@corp.supernews.com>...
    > CC,
    > I liked Sprint. I also complained about coverage at home and after a couple
    > years, they added 2 nearby sites, and I did get fewer dropped calls. But
    > the the last straw was when I moved offices within my building, and at the
    > new location Sprint didn't work.
    >
    > But this is the Verizon newsgroup, so there are many coverts here. Are you
    > concerned if Verizon will be better? They treat new customers well. You
    > should have "no worries" giving them a try. Give 'em 2 weeks, check
    > coverage everywhere, and call CS a few times just to ask some dumb
    > questions. Then you'll know. Most people here did the same thing, and we
    > stayed.
    >
    > The number of "bars" on your phone is no indication of the quality of
    > service. With Sprint I had 4 bars at home, but calls would drop. With
    > Verizon I never had more than ONE bar, and never dropped a call.
    >
    > Bill Radio
    > Click for Western U.S. Wireless Reviews at:
    > http://www.mountainwireless.com
    >
    >
    >
    > "C C" <firefox111@deja.com> wrote in message
    > news:eSaQb.3614$BA2.321@newssvr26.news.prodigy.com...
    > > Thanks. What I'm not happy about is that I had complained and complained
    > > about my reception inside my house when I signed up with Sprint almost two
    > > years now. They tweaked their tower (I'm just guessing) a little bit that

    > I
    > > can at least send/receive calls inside my house. But the signal strength

    > is
    > > still not there. Sometimes my ongoing call while in my house is dropped,
    > > especially if I move about. Until now, it's the same signal quality.
    > >
    > > What I'm happy about my Sprint service is that anywhere on Sprint PCS
    > > coverage, I can connect my phone to my laptop and connect to the Internet

    > on
    > > their network and VPN to private LAN at work.
    > >
    > > I brought one of my co-workers verizon phone to try in my house, the

    > signal
    > > strength was 3 bars.
    > >
    > >
    > > "Mitchell Regenbogen" <mreg@panix.com> wrote in message
    > > news:Xns94795637CECCEmregpanixcom@166.84.1.70...
    > > > I did, about a year ago:
    > > >
    > > > 1. Getting through to CS on the phone was a nightmare, then the rep you
    > > > got was an idiot 90% of the time;
    > > >
    > > > 2. Going into the stores was torture. Long lines, incompetent
    > > > personnel, the store filled mainly with people complaining or lined up
    > > > to pay their bills in cash;
    > > >
    > > > 3. Spotty service in NYC, dropped calls;
    > > >
    > > > 4. The service was too dependent on getting the "right" phone -- the
    > > > one they were offering that had "good" reception at that time;
    > > >
    > > > 5. They had many secret deals and special plans, depending on who you
    > > > spoke with, which others reps would deny;
    > > >
    > > > 6. They encouraged the purchase of features that they later reneged on,
    > > > such as Unlimited Vision.
    > > >
    > > > "C C" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote in news:MT8Qb.3581$BA2.2749
    > > > @newssvr26.news.prodigy.com:
    > > >
    > > > > Does anyone here jump shipped from sprint? What is your reason.
    > > > >
    > > > > Thanks in advance.
    > > > >

    > >
    > >


    I am sure this has been explained before but usually a verizon ( and I
    imagine other 800 mz phone) the signal strenth indicator is usually a
    fair indicator of whether or not the handset is likely to make a
    connection; however, in a lot of instances with various sprint
    handsets, one can have maybe almost a full scale of signal, yet will
    fail to make a connection---other times, with just barely 1 bar ( on
    the same phone) will connect normally---why??? I am guessing the
    handset doesn't have enought power to get back to the tower



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  2. Al Klein

    Al Klein Guest

    On 27 Jan 2004 20:09:04 -0800, plane@usa.com (plane) posted in
    alt.cellular.verizon:

    >I am sure this has been explained before but usually a verizon ( and I
    >imagine other 800 mz phone) the signal strenth indicator is usually a
    >fair indicator of whether or not the handset is likely to make a
    >connection; however, in a lot of instances with various sprint
    >handsets, one can have maybe almost a full scale of signal, yet will
    >fail to make a connection---other times, with just barely 1 bar ( on
    >the same phone) will connect normally---why??? I am guessing the
    >handset doesn't have enought power to get back to the tower


    Signal strength is half the story - cell loading is the other half.
    With 5 bars the handset should "have enough power to get back to the
    tower" - but if the tower is handling 20 calls, it not only won't
    accept another one, it'll be dropping the calls it has. That's one
    reason calls can go to VM even if you have 5 bars.

    BTW, the signal strength indicator is a relative indicator - what it's
    relative to depends. What it depends on also depends. IOW, your
    phone's indicator is useful for your phone, once you get used to what
    the readings mean. (My V60P won't work with less than 1 bar - my
    7868 works fine with no bars.) But you can't compare the readings on
    your Model X, version Y phone with the readings on someone else's
    Model X, version Y phone. They may or may not indicate the same
    thing.

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