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Switching to Sprint? Opinions?

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Michael L., Jun 7, 2004.

  1. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 09:51:29 GMT, "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm>
    wrote:

    >> I came very close on at least two occasions during my business travel.
    >> The phone is primarily used for business when I am at a client's, and
    >> that is usually out of my home area.
    >>
    >> When I can't get a PCS signal, I'm forced to roam.
    >>
    >> Deb

    >
    >A grand total of two times? I asked about doing it twice within one 3-month
    >period. If you don't do it twice within 3 months, you're covered and you
    >stay covered.
    >


    A grand total of heavy roaming for consecutive months twice. My
    travel schedule picks up significantly in the spring, and I'm on the
    road pretty much all the time. Each spring, for two years, based on
    what you folks are saying, I came very close to hitting that 51% for
    two consecutive months.


    Deb
     



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  2. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 09:51:29 GMT, "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm>
    wrote:

    >> I came very close on at least two occasions during my business travel.
    >> The phone is primarily used for business when I am at a client's, and
    >> that is usually out of my home area.
    >>
    >> When I can't get a PCS signal, I'm forced to roam.
    >>
    >> Deb

    >
    >A grand total of two times? I asked about doing it twice within one 3-month
    >period. If you don't do it twice within 3 months, you're covered and you
    >stay covered.
    >


    A grand total of heavy roaming for consecutive months twice. My
    travel schedule picks up significantly in the spring, and I'm on the
    road pretty much all the time. Each spring, for two years, based on
    what you folks are saying, I came very close to hitting that 51% for
    two consecutive months.


    Deb
     
  3. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 09:51:29 GMT, "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm>
    wrote:

    >> I came very close on at least two occasions during my business travel.
    >> The phone is primarily used for business when I am at a client's, and
    >> that is usually out of my home area.
    >>
    >> When I can't get a PCS signal, I'm forced to roam.
    >>
    >> Deb

    >
    >A grand total of two times? I asked about doing it twice within one 3-month
    >period. If you don't do it twice within 3 months, you're covered and you
    >stay covered.
    >


    A grand total of heavy roaming for consecutive months twice. My
    travel schedule picks up significantly in the spring, and I'm on the
    road pretty much all the time. Each spring, for two years, based on
    what you folks are saying, I came very close to hitting that 51% for
    two consecutive months.


    Deb
     
  4. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 14:03:30 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >
    >Deb, maybe I missed a post here in this thread, but not once have I read
    >where you tried a different phone model in the areas you travel, like a
    >Sanyo or a Nokia? Have you?


    When I first went to Sprint, my son did also. His phone was a Nokia.
    In the Jacksonville area, he had the same problems I did, and he left
    Sprint last year because he could not get a signal at this home, even
    outside. Other than that, no, I have not tried different models.

    I can understand no or low signals in rural areas. But, standing in
    the middle of Jacksonville, Fl, even the cheapest phone should be able
    to pick up a signal in an outside parking lot.

    >I ask as I have a friend in Neptune Beach, who travels all over
    >Jacksonville, and gets coverage in those areas on the interstates that you
    >said you had problems with. I don't know what SPCS phone she's using, but
    >she isn't experiencing the same problems you apparently do.


    I decided to change to a new provider last summer, but held off until
    the numbers could be ported, then to get the time to research it. I
    was not going to invest in two new phones that would only work with
    Sprint's network, when I was going to bail as soon as I could.



    Deb
     
  5. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 14:03:30 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >
    >Deb, maybe I missed a post here in this thread, but not once have I read
    >where you tried a different phone model in the areas you travel, like a
    >Sanyo or a Nokia? Have you?


    When I first went to Sprint, my son did also. His phone was a Nokia.
    In the Jacksonville area, he had the same problems I did, and he left
    Sprint last year because he could not get a signal at this home, even
    outside. Other than that, no, I have not tried different models.

    I can understand no or low signals in rural areas. But, standing in
    the middle of Jacksonville, Fl, even the cheapest phone should be able
    to pick up a signal in an outside parking lot.

    >I ask as I have a friend in Neptune Beach, who travels all over
    >Jacksonville, and gets coverage in those areas on the interstates that you
    >said you had problems with. I don't know what SPCS phone she's using, but
    >she isn't experiencing the same problems you apparently do.


    I decided to change to a new provider last summer, but held off until
    the numbers could be ported, then to get the time to research it. I
    was not going to invest in two new phones that would only work with
    Sprint's network, when I was going to bail as soon as I could.



    Deb
     
  6. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 14:03:30 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >
    >Deb, maybe I missed a post here in this thread, but not once have I read
    >where you tried a different phone model in the areas you travel, like a
    >Sanyo or a Nokia? Have you?


    When I first went to Sprint, my son did also. His phone was a Nokia.
    In the Jacksonville area, he had the same problems I did, and he left
    Sprint last year because he could not get a signal at this home, even
    outside. Other than that, no, I have not tried different models.

    I can understand no or low signals in rural areas. But, standing in
    the middle of Jacksonville, Fl, even the cheapest phone should be able
    to pick up a signal in an outside parking lot.

    >I ask as I have a friend in Neptune Beach, who travels all over
    >Jacksonville, and gets coverage in those areas on the interstates that you
    >said you had problems with. I don't know what SPCS phone she's using, but
    >she isn't experiencing the same problems you apparently do.


    I decided to change to a new provider last summer, but held off until
    the numbers could be ported, then to get the time to research it. I
    was not going to invest in two new phones that would only work with
    Sprint's network, when I was going to bail as soon as I could.



    Deb
     
  7. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 14:03:30 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >
    >Deb, maybe I missed a post here in this thread, but not once have I read
    >where you tried a different phone model in the areas you travel, like a
    >Sanyo or a Nokia? Have you?


    When I first went to Sprint, my son did also. His phone was a Nokia.
    In the Jacksonville area, he had the same problems I did, and he left
    Sprint last year because he could not get a signal at this home, even
    outside. Other than that, no, I have not tried different models.

    I can understand no or low signals in rural areas. But, standing in
    the middle of Jacksonville, Fl, even the cheapest phone should be able
    to pick up a signal in an outside parking lot.

    >I ask as I have a friend in Neptune Beach, who travels all over
    >Jacksonville, and gets coverage in those areas on the interstates that you
    >said you had problems with. I don't know what SPCS phone she's using, but
    >she isn't experiencing the same problems you apparently do.


    I decided to change to a new provider last summer, but held off until
    the numbers could be ported, then to get the time to research it. I
    was not going to invest in two new phones that would only work with
    Sprint's network, when I was going to bail as soon as I could.



    Deb
     
  8. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 14:03:30 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >
    >Deb, maybe I missed a post here in this thread, but not once have I read
    >where you tried a different phone model in the areas you travel, like a
    >Sanyo or a Nokia? Have you?


    When I first went to Sprint, my son did also. His phone was a Nokia.
    In the Jacksonville area, he had the same problems I did, and he left
    Sprint last year because he could not get a signal at this home, even
    outside. Other than that, no, I have not tried different models.

    I can understand no or low signals in rural areas. But, standing in
    the middle of Jacksonville, Fl, even the cheapest phone should be able
    to pick up a signal in an outside parking lot.

    >I ask as I have a friend in Neptune Beach, who travels all over
    >Jacksonville, and gets coverage in those areas on the interstates that you
    >said you had problems with. I don't know what SPCS phone she's using, but
    >she isn't experiencing the same problems you apparently do.


    I decided to change to a new provider last summer, but held off until
    the numbers could be ported, then to get the time to research it. I
    was not going to invest in two new phones that would only work with
    Sprint's network, when I was going to bail as soon as I could.



    Deb
     
  9. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 14:03:30 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >
    >Deb, maybe I missed a post here in this thread, but not once have I read
    >where you tried a different phone model in the areas you travel, like a
    >Sanyo or a Nokia? Have you?


    When I first went to Sprint, my son did also. His phone was a Nokia.
    In the Jacksonville area, he had the same problems I did, and he left
    Sprint last year because he could not get a signal at this home, even
    outside. Other than that, no, I have not tried different models.

    I can understand no or low signals in rural areas. But, standing in
    the middle of Jacksonville, Fl, even the cheapest phone should be able
    to pick up a signal in an outside parking lot.

    >I ask as I have a friend in Neptune Beach, who travels all over
    >Jacksonville, and gets coverage in those areas on the interstates that you
    >said you had problems with. I don't know what SPCS phone she's using, but
    >she isn't experiencing the same problems you apparently do.


    I decided to change to a new provider last summer, but held off until
    the numbers could be ported, then to get the time to research it. I
    was not going to invest in two new phones that would only work with
    Sprint's network, when I was going to bail as soon as I could.



    Deb
     
  10. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 14:03:30 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >
    >Deb, maybe I missed a post here in this thread, but not once have I read
    >where you tried a different phone model in the areas you travel, like a
    >Sanyo or a Nokia? Have you?


    When I first went to Sprint, my son did also. His phone was a Nokia.
    In the Jacksonville area, he had the same problems I did, and he left
    Sprint last year because he could not get a signal at this home, even
    outside. Other than that, no, I have not tried different models.

    I can understand no or low signals in rural areas. But, standing in
    the middle of Jacksonville, Fl, even the cheapest phone should be able
    to pick up a signal in an outside parking lot.

    >I ask as I have a friend in Neptune Beach, who travels all over
    >Jacksonville, and gets coverage in those areas on the interstates that you
    >said you had problems with. I don't know what SPCS phone she's using, but
    >she isn't experiencing the same problems you apparently do.


    I decided to change to a new provider last summer, but held off until
    the numbers could be ported, then to get the time to research it. I
    was not going to invest in two new phones that would only work with
    Sprint's network, when I was going to bail as soon as I could.



    Deb
     
  11. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 14:03:30 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >
    >Deb, maybe I missed a post here in this thread, but not once have I read
    >where you tried a different phone model in the areas you travel, like a
    >Sanyo or a Nokia? Have you?


    When I first went to Sprint, my son did also. His phone was a Nokia.
    In the Jacksonville area, he had the same problems I did, and he left
    Sprint last year because he could not get a signal at this home, even
    outside. Other than that, no, I have not tried different models.

    I can understand no or low signals in rural areas. But, standing in
    the middle of Jacksonville, Fl, even the cheapest phone should be able
    to pick up a signal in an outside parking lot.

    >I ask as I have a friend in Neptune Beach, who travels all over
    >Jacksonville, and gets coverage in those areas on the interstates that you
    >said you had problems with. I don't know what SPCS phone she's using, but
    >she isn't experiencing the same problems you apparently do.


    I decided to change to a new provider last summer, but held off until
    the numbers could be ported, then to get the time to research it. I
    was not going to invest in two new phones that would only work with
    Sprint's network, when I was going to bail as soon as I could.



    Deb
     
  12. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 14:03:30 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >
    >Deb, maybe I missed a post here in this thread, but not once have I read
    >where you tried a different phone model in the areas you travel, like a
    >Sanyo or a Nokia? Have you?


    When I first went to Sprint, my son did also. His phone was a Nokia.
    In the Jacksonville area, he had the same problems I did, and he left
    Sprint last year because he could not get a signal at this home, even
    outside. Other than that, no, I have not tried different models.

    I can understand no or low signals in rural areas. But, standing in
    the middle of Jacksonville, Fl, even the cheapest phone should be able
    to pick up a signal in an outside parking lot.

    >I ask as I have a friend in Neptune Beach, who travels all over
    >Jacksonville, and gets coverage in those areas on the interstates that you
    >said you had problems with. I don't know what SPCS phone she's using, but
    >she isn't experiencing the same problems you apparently do.


    I decided to change to a new provider last summer, but held off until
    the numbers could be ported, then to get the time to research it. I
    was not going to invest in two new phones that would only work with
    Sprint's network, when I was going to bail as soon as I could.



    Deb
     
  13. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 14:03:30 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >
    >Deb, maybe I missed a post here in this thread, but not once have I read
    >where you tried a different phone model in the areas you travel, like a
    >Sanyo or a Nokia? Have you?


    When I first went to Sprint, my son did also. His phone was a Nokia.
    In the Jacksonville area, he had the same problems I did, and he left
    Sprint last year because he could not get a signal at this home, even
    outside. Other than that, no, I have not tried different models.

    I can understand no or low signals in rural areas. But, standing in
    the middle of Jacksonville, Fl, even the cheapest phone should be able
    to pick up a signal in an outside parking lot.

    >I ask as I have a friend in Neptune Beach, who travels all over
    >Jacksonville, and gets coverage in those areas on the interstates that you
    >said you had problems with. I don't know what SPCS phone she's using, but
    >she isn't experiencing the same problems you apparently do.


    I decided to change to a new provider last summer, but held off until
    the numbers could be ported, then to get the time to research it. I
    was not going to invest in two new phones that would only work with
    Sprint's network, when I was going to bail as soon as I could.



    Deb
     
  14. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 14:03:30 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >
    >Deb, maybe I missed a post here in this thread, but not once have I read
    >where you tried a different phone model in the areas you travel, like a
    >Sanyo or a Nokia? Have you?


    When I first went to Sprint, my son did also. His phone was a Nokia.
    In the Jacksonville area, he had the same problems I did, and he left
    Sprint last year because he could not get a signal at this home, even
    outside. Other than that, no, I have not tried different models.

    I can understand no or low signals in rural areas. But, standing in
    the middle of Jacksonville, Fl, even the cheapest phone should be able
    to pick up a signal in an outside parking lot.

    >I ask as I have a friend in Neptune Beach, who travels all over
    >Jacksonville, and gets coverage in those areas on the interstates that you
    >said you had problems with. I don't know what SPCS phone she's using, but
    >she isn't experiencing the same problems you apparently do.


    I decided to change to a new provider last summer, but held off until
    the numbers could be ported, then to get the time to research it. I
    was not going to invest in two new phones that would only work with
    Sprint's network, when I was going to bail as soon as I could.



    Deb
     
  15. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 14:03:30 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >
    >Deb, maybe I missed a post here in this thread, but not once have I read
    >where you tried a different phone model in the areas you travel, like a
    >Sanyo or a Nokia? Have you?


    When I first went to Sprint, my son did also. His phone was a Nokia.
    In the Jacksonville area, he had the same problems I did, and he left
    Sprint last year because he could not get a signal at this home, even
    outside. Other than that, no, I have not tried different models.

    I can understand no or low signals in rural areas. But, standing in
    the middle of Jacksonville, Fl, even the cheapest phone should be able
    to pick up a signal in an outside parking lot.

    >I ask as I have a friend in Neptune Beach, who travels all over
    >Jacksonville, and gets coverage in those areas on the interstates that you
    >said you had problems with. I don't know what SPCS phone she's using, but
    >she isn't experiencing the same problems you apparently do.


    I decided to change to a new provider last summer, but held off until
    the numbers could be ported, then to get the time to research it. I
    was not going to invest in two new phones that would only work with
    Sprint's network, when I was going to bail as soon as I could.



    Deb
     
  16. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 14:03:30 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >
    >Deb, maybe I missed a post here in this thread, but not once have I read
    >where you tried a different phone model in the areas you travel, like a
    >Sanyo or a Nokia? Have you?


    When I first went to Sprint, my son did also. His phone was a Nokia.
    In the Jacksonville area, he had the same problems I did, and he left
    Sprint last year because he could not get a signal at this home, even
    outside. Other than that, no, I have not tried different models.

    I can understand no or low signals in rural areas. But, standing in
    the middle of Jacksonville, Fl, even the cheapest phone should be able
    to pick up a signal in an outside parking lot.

    >I ask as I have a friend in Neptune Beach, who travels all over
    >Jacksonville, and gets coverage in those areas on the interstates that you
    >said you had problems with. I don't know what SPCS phone she's using, but
    >she isn't experiencing the same problems you apparently do.


    I decided to change to a new provider last summer, but held off until
    the numbers could be ported, then to get the time to research it. I
    was not going to invest in two new phones that would only work with
    Sprint's network, when I was going to bail as soon as I could.



    Deb
     
  17. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 14:03:30 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >
    >Deb, maybe I missed a post here in this thread, but not once have I read
    >where you tried a different phone model in the areas you travel, like a
    >Sanyo or a Nokia? Have you?


    When I first went to Sprint, my son did also. His phone was a Nokia.
    In the Jacksonville area, he had the same problems I did, and he left
    Sprint last year because he could not get a signal at this home, even
    outside. Other than that, no, I have not tried different models.

    I can understand no or low signals in rural areas. But, standing in
    the middle of Jacksonville, Fl, even the cheapest phone should be able
    to pick up a signal in an outside parking lot.

    >I ask as I have a friend in Neptune Beach, who travels all over
    >Jacksonville, and gets coverage in those areas on the interstates that you
    >said you had problems with. I don't know what SPCS phone she's using, but
    >she isn't experiencing the same problems you apparently do.


    I decided to change to a new provider last summer, but held off until
    the numbers could be ported, then to get the time to research it. I
    was not going to invest in two new phones that would only work with
    Sprint's network, when I was going to bail as soon as I could.



    Deb
     
  18. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 14:03:30 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >
    >Deb, maybe I missed a post here in this thread, but not once have I read
    >where you tried a different phone model in the areas you travel, like a
    >Sanyo or a Nokia? Have you?


    When I first went to Sprint, my son did also. His phone was a Nokia.
    In the Jacksonville area, he had the same problems I did, and he left
    Sprint last year because he could not get a signal at this home, even
    outside. Other than that, no, I have not tried different models.

    I can understand no or low signals in rural areas. But, standing in
    the middle of Jacksonville, Fl, even the cheapest phone should be able
    to pick up a signal in an outside parking lot.

    >I ask as I have a friend in Neptune Beach, who travels all over
    >Jacksonville, and gets coverage in those areas on the interstates that you
    >said you had problems with. I don't know what SPCS phone she's using, but
    >she isn't experiencing the same problems you apparently do.


    I decided to change to a new provider last summer, but held off until
    the numbers could be ported, then to get the time to research it. I
    was not going to invest in two new phones that would only work with
    Sprint's network, when I was going to bail as soon as I could.



    Deb
     
  19. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 14:03:30 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >
    >Deb, maybe I missed a post here in this thread, but not once have I read
    >where you tried a different phone model in the areas you travel, like a
    >Sanyo or a Nokia? Have you?


    When I first went to Sprint, my son did also. His phone was a Nokia.
    In the Jacksonville area, he had the same problems I did, and he left
    Sprint last year because he could not get a signal at this home, even
    outside. Other than that, no, I have not tried different models.

    I can understand no or low signals in rural areas. But, standing in
    the middle of Jacksonville, Fl, even the cheapest phone should be able
    to pick up a signal in an outside parking lot.

    >I ask as I have a friend in Neptune Beach, who travels all over
    >Jacksonville, and gets coverage in those areas on the interstates that you
    >said you had problems with. I don't know what SPCS phone she's using, but
    >she isn't experiencing the same problems you apparently do.


    I decided to change to a new provider last summer, but held off until
    the numbers could be ported, then to get the time to research it. I
    was not going to invest in two new phones that would only work with
    Sprint's network, when I was going to bail as soon as I could.



    Deb
     
  20. On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 14:03:30 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >
    >Deb, maybe I missed a post here in this thread, but not once have I read
    >where you tried a different phone model in the areas you travel, like a
    >Sanyo or a Nokia? Have you?


    When I first went to Sprint, my son did also. His phone was a Nokia.
    In the Jacksonville area, he had the same problems I did, and he left
    Sprint last year because he could not get a signal at this home, even
    outside. Other than that, no, I have not tried different models.

    I can understand no or low signals in rural areas. But, standing in
    the middle of Jacksonville, Fl, even the cheapest phone should be able
    to pick up a signal in an outside parking lot.

    >I ask as I have a friend in Neptune Beach, who travels all over
    >Jacksonville, and gets coverage in those areas on the interstates that you
    >said you had problems with. I don't know what SPCS phone she's using, but
    >she isn't experiencing the same problems you apparently do.


    I decided to change to a new provider last summer, but held off until
    the numbers could be ported, then to get the time to research it. I
    was not going to invest in two new phones that would only work with
    Sprint's network, when I was going to bail as soon as I could.



    Deb
     

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