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Switching to Sprint? Opinions?

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

  1. "Bob Smith" <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >
    >"Jack Hamilton" <jfh@acm.org> wrote in message
    >news:5bimc0l6h59uajjd2h1cqo8aplerrmmdiu@4ax.com...
    >> "Bob Smith" <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >
    ><snipped>
    >>
    >> So I'd be better off calling my home phone and just letting the two
    >> phones stay connected for two hours when I got back, so the denominator
    >> would be larger. I wouldn't think Sprint would want to encourage that.

    >
    >These all sound like hypothetical arguments. First off Jack, let's get
    >something straight. It sounds like you don't have SPCS coverage with all
    >this talk of roaming. If you were roaming that much, you should have dumped
    >SPCS and found another provider. If you do have coverage with SPCS and roam
    >that much, I have a bridge in Brooklyn, NY I'd like to sell you ...


    You're right. I'm a former Sprint customer, and I left partly because
    of the roaming problem and partly because of the customer service
    problem. I don't roam much, but when I do I want coverage.

    I didn't leave Sprint vowing I'd never come back, so I want to keep up
    with what they're doing - it's not impossible for a formerly good
    carrier to destroy itself, as AT&T Wireless was doing last year, and I
    might decide to leave VZW someday. Sprint has certainly improved their
    plans over the past few years, but it sounds like they still have some
    thinking to do. Can you really say that their current rule as described
    makes sense?




    ==
    Jack Hamilton
    jfh@acm.org

    ==
    In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted comfort and security.
    And in the end, they lost it all - freedom, comfort and security.
    Edward Gibbons
     



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  2. Bob Smith

    Bob Smith Guest

    "Jack Hamilton" <jfh@acm.org> wrote in message
    news:m9omc0hqhnfv7t1pk5kknrsis2ghk4e04c@4ax.com...
    > "Bob Smith" <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >"Jack Hamilton" <jfh@acm.org> wrote in message
    > >news:5bimc0l6h59uajjd2h1cqo8aplerrmmdiu@4ax.com...
    > >> "Bob Smith" <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

    > >
    > ><snipped>
    > >>
    > >> So I'd be better off calling my home phone and just letting the two
    > >> phones stay connected for two hours when I got back, so the denominator
    > >> would be larger. I wouldn't think Sprint would want to encourage that.

    > >
    > >These all sound like hypothetical arguments. First off Jack, let's get
    > >something straight. It sounds like you don't have SPCS coverage with all
    > >this talk of roaming. If you were roaming that much, you should have

    dumped
    > >SPCS and found another provider. If you do have coverage with SPCS and

    roam
    > >that much, I have a bridge in Brooklyn, NY I'd like to sell you ...

    >
    > You're right. I'm a former Sprint customer, and I left partly because
    > of the roaming problem and partly because of the customer service
    > problem. I don't roam much, but when I do I want coverage.
    >
    > I didn't leave Sprint vowing I'd never come back, so I want to keep up
    > with what they're doing - it's not impossible for a formerly good
    > carrier to destroy itself, as AT&T Wireless was doing last year, and I
    > might decide to leave VZW someday. Sprint has certainly improved their
    > plans over the past few years, but it sounds like they still have some
    > thinking to do. Can you really say that their current rule as described
    > makes sense?


    Sure I do. Again, if you find yourself roaming over 50% of the time, then
    you need to change carriers. Like I said before, SPCS doesn't make a
    distinction between AT & N & W minutes, as you questioned previously.

    Bob

    Bob
     
  3. Michael-

    Do you know if there is a way to force any of your phones to 1900mhz? If
    so, you may be able to make them lock on to the Sprint signal in your area
    and verify for you if it is any better in your area. (this is assuming that
    Verizon themselves does not have 1900mhz gear in your area)

    I am not sure if the Sprint system in your area is even in the PRL, and if
    it is, whether it is Extended Network or not...

    Can anybody else here speak to that?

    -Eric

    "Michael L." <FIGHTALLSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:FIGHTALLSPAM-F6FE5A.14055308062004@news-60.giganews.com...
    > In article <cfyfyfy86382032009@bizaveMYSHOES.com>,
    > usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com (Andrew) wrote:
    >
    > > Kevin <kjfkjf@frontiernet.net> wrote:
    > > : On 8 Jun 2004 15:37:17 GMT, usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com (Andrew)
    > > : wrote:
    > > : >A lot depends on the phone. Have you checked how well your Verizon
    > > : >phone is rated for reception?

    >
    > We've had Verizon for quite some time, so I have the benefit of trying
    > different phones here in Marin. Recently, I ran comparison tests of my
    > old LG510, my current Samsung A310, and my daughter's old Nokia 3285.
    > They all do pretty well in general, but the Nokia 3285 does seem to get
    > better reception in my house than the others.
    >
    > BUT, it's still not good enough to rely on inside (works in one room but
    > no others). I am the one who posted the original question in this
    > thread, by the way, and I feel pretty certain that no Verizon phone will
    > work for me here at home. However, for what it's worth, that big brick
    > of a Nokia works pretty well as far as reception around town goes. As a
    > fan of very simple, no frills phones, I'd say it's quite decent, and if
    > I do end up sticking with Verizon, I'll probably get the 3589i.
    >
    > By the way, thanks to all the people who responded to my query. I'm
    > leaning towards trying Sprint on a 14 day trial to see how it works for
    > me, especially if it is a 14 day no risk deal.
    >
    >
    >
    > > : Can you point me to any reliable sources on phone reception ratings?
    > > : I am in the market for a new phone and so far haven't run across any
    > > : reception ratings.

    >
    > www.phonescoop.com does have user ratings that often discuss reception.
    >
    > >
    > > I don't know of any systematic tests comparing phones (could be - I
    > > just don't know about them). All I have to go on is anecdotal
    > > information I've seen here and on HowardForums. Basically people
    > > who have two phones (family plan) can say, "My wife's phone works
    > > great in our house but mine barely gets reception". Stuff like that.
    > > I heard good reception feedback about the 3589i before I bought it and
    > > it has been a good phone.
    > >
    > > Andrew
    > > --
     
  4. Michael L.

    Michael L. Guest

    In article <xbSdnYBPdrHhG1Hd4p2dnA@comcast.com>,
    "Eric Rosenberry" <erics@R3MOVErosenberry.org> wrote:

    > Michael-
    >
    > Do you know if there is a way to force any of your phones to 1900mhz? If
    > so, you may be able to make them lock on to the Sprint signal in your area
    > and verify for you if it is any better in your area. (this is assuming that
    > Verizon themselves does not have 1900mhz gear in your area)


    I was not able to force my phones to 1900mhz, but I did take out a 14
    day trial on Sprint and found that, yes, in fact, Sprint does work in my
    house (not a perfect signal everywhere, but significantly better than
    Verizon). After a week of using Sprint, I took the plunge yesterday and
    switched my family plan of four phones over to Sprint.

    For what it's worth, as a long time, loyal, happy Verizon customer (give
    or take some truly awful customer service experiences just over a year
    ago), this was a tough switch to make, especially given all the bad
    stuff I've heard about Sprint. But in the places where I spend my time,
    I'm finding Sprint's coverage to be as good as or better than Verizon's,
    and so far I haven't noticed the disadvantages of the 1900mhz system.
    Plus, Sprint's phone choices are quite good (the Sanyo RL-4920 I got is
    great), and they currently have a 7PM nights and weekend package...

    So, I wouldn't recommend that anyone leave Verizon (I would have stayed
    if it worked in my house), but I was happy to find an acceptable
    alternative.

    I hope there is a time soon when all the major carriers have good
    signals almost everywhere, so we can make our choices based on customer
    service, price plans, and phone choices. They're all working on that,
    right???

    Thanks to everyone in this group who helped me figure this out!

    Michael
     
  5. Michael L.

    Michael L. Guest

    In article <xbSdnYBPdrHhG1Hd4p2dnA@comcast.com>,
    "Eric Rosenberry" <erics@R3MOVErosenberry.org> wrote:

    > Michael-
    >
    > Do you know if there is a way to force any of your phones to 1900mhz? If
    > so, you may be able to make them lock on to the Sprint signal in your area
    > and verify for you if it is any better in your area. (this is assuming that
    > Verizon themselves does not have 1900mhz gear in your area)


    I was not able to force my phones to 1900mhz, but I did take out a 14
    day trial on Sprint and found that, yes, in fact, Sprint does work in my
    house (not a perfect signal everywhere, but significantly better than
    Verizon). After a week of using Sprint, I took the plunge yesterday and
    switched my family plan of four phones over to Sprint.

    For what it's worth, as a long time, loyal, happy Verizon customer (give
    or take some truly awful customer service experiences just over a year
    ago), this was a tough switch to make, especially given all the bad
    stuff I've heard about Sprint. But in the places where I spend my time,
    I'm finding Sprint's coverage to be as good as or better than Verizon's,
    and so far I haven't noticed the disadvantages of the 1900mhz system.
    Plus, Sprint's phone choices are quite good (the Sanyo RL-4920 I got is
    great), and they currently have a 7PM nights and weekend package...

    So, I wouldn't recommend that anyone leave Verizon (I would have stayed
    if it worked in my house), but I was happy to find an acceptable
    alternative.

    I hope there is a time soon when all the major carriers have good
    signals almost everywhere, so we can make our choices based on customer
    service, price plans, and phone choices. They're all working on that,
    right???

    Thanks to everyone in this group who helped me figure this out!

    Michael
     
  6. Michael L.

    Michael L. Guest

    In article <xbSdnYBPdrHhG1Hd4p2dnA@comcast.com>,
    "Eric Rosenberry" <erics@R3MOVErosenberry.org> wrote:

    > Michael-
    >
    > Do you know if there is a way to force any of your phones to 1900mhz? If
    > so, you may be able to make them lock on to the Sprint signal in your area
    > and verify for you if it is any better in your area. (this is assuming that
    > Verizon themselves does not have 1900mhz gear in your area)


    I was not able to force my phones to 1900mhz, but I did take out a 14
    day trial on Sprint and found that, yes, in fact, Sprint does work in my
    house (not a perfect signal everywhere, but significantly better than
    Verizon). After a week of using Sprint, I took the plunge yesterday and
    switched my family plan of four phones over to Sprint.

    For what it's worth, as a long time, loyal, happy Verizon customer (give
    or take some truly awful customer service experiences just over a year
    ago), this was a tough switch to make, especially given all the bad
    stuff I've heard about Sprint. But in the places where I spend my time,
    I'm finding Sprint's coverage to be as good as or better than Verizon's,
    and so far I haven't noticed the disadvantages of the 1900mhz system.
    Plus, Sprint's phone choices are quite good (the Sanyo RL-4920 I got is
    great), and they currently have a 7PM nights and weekend package...

    So, I wouldn't recommend that anyone leave Verizon (I would have stayed
    if it worked in my house), but I was happy to find an acceptable
    alternative.

    I hope there is a time soon when all the major carriers have good
    signals almost everywhere, so we can make our choices based on customer
    service, price plans, and phone choices. They're all working on that,
    right???

    Thanks to everyone in this group who helped me figure this out!

    Michael
     
  7. Michael L.

    Michael L. Guest

    In article <xbSdnYBPdrHhG1Hd4p2dnA@comcast.com>,
    "Eric Rosenberry" <erics@R3MOVErosenberry.org> wrote:

    > Michael-
    >
    > Do you know if there is a way to force any of your phones to 1900mhz? If
    > so, you may be able to make them lock on to the Sprint signal in your area
    > and verify for you if it is any better in your area. (this is assuming that
    > Verizon themselves does not have 1900mhz gear in your area)


    I was not able to force my phones to 1900mhz, but I did take out a 14
    day trial on Sprint and found that, yes, in fact, Sprint does work in my
    house (not a perfect signal everywhere, but significantly better than
    Verizon). After a week of using Sprint, I took the plunge yesterday and
    switched my family plan of four phones over to Sprint.

    For what it's worth, as a long time, loyal, happy Verizon customer (give
    or take some truly awful customer service experiences just over a year
    ago), this was a tough switch to make, especially given all the bad
    stuff I've heard about Sprint. But in the places where I spend my time,
    I'm finding Sprint's coverage to be as good as or better than Verizon's,
    and so far I haven't noticed the disadvantages of the 1900mhz system.
    Plus, Sprint's phone choices are quite good (the Sanyo RL-4920 I got is
    great), and they currently have a 7PM nights and weekend package...

    So, I wouldn't recommend that anyone leave Verizon (I would have stayed
    if it worked in my house), but I was happy to find an acceptable
    alternative.

    I hope there is a time soon when all the major carriers have good
    signals almost everywhere, so we can make our choices based on customer
    service, price plans, and phone choices. They're all working on that,
    right???

    Thanks to everyone in this group who helped me figure this out!

    Michael
     
  8. Michael L.

    Michael L. Guest

    In article <xbSdnYBPdrHhG1Hd4p2dnA@comcast.com>,
    "Eric Rosenberry" <erics@R3MOVErosenberry.org> wrote:

    > Michael-
    >
    > Do you know if there is a way to force any of your phones to 1900mhz? If
    > so, you may be able to make them lock on to the Sprint signal in your area
    > and verify for you if it is any better in your area. (this is assuming that
    > Verizon themselves does not have 1900mhz gear in your area)


    I was not able to force my phones to 1900mhz, but I did take out a 14
    day trial on Sprint and found that, yes, in fact, Sprint does work in my
    house (not a perfect signal everywhere, but significantly better than
    Verizon). After a week of using Sprint, I took the plunge yesterday and
    switched my family plan of four phones over to Sprint.

    For what it's worth, as a long time, loyal, happy Verizon customer (give
    or take some truly awful customer service experiences just over a year
    ago), this was a tough switch to make, especially given all the bad
    stuff I've heard about Sprint. But in the places where I spend my time,
    I'm finding Sprint's coverage to be as good as or better than Verizon's,
    and so far I haven't noticed the disadvantages of the 1900mhz system.
    Plus, Sprint's phone choices are quite good (the Sanyo RL-4920 I got is
    great), and they currently have a 7PM nights and weekend package...

    So, I wouldn't recommend that anyone leave Verizon (I would have stayed
    if it worked in my house), but I was happy to find an acceptable
    alternative.

    I hope there is a time soon when all the major carriers have good
    signals almost everywhere, so we can make our choices based on customer
    service, price plans, and phone choices. They're all working on that,
    right???

    Thanks to everyone in this group who helped me figure this out!

    Michael
     
  9. Michael L.

    Michael L. Guest

    In article <xbSdnYBPdrHhG1Hd4p2dnA@comcast.com>,
    "Eric Rosenberry" <erics@R3MOVErosenberry.org> wrote:

    > Michael-
    >
    > Do you know if there is a way to force any of your phones to 1900mhz? If
    > so, you may be able to make them lock on to the Sprint signal in your area
    > and verify for you if it is any better in your area. (this is assuming that
    > Verizon themselves does not have 1900mhz gear in your area)


    I was not able to force my phones to 1900mhz, but I did take out a 14
    day trial on Sprint and found that, yes, in fact, Sprint does work in my
    house (not a perfect signal everywhere, but significantly better than
    Verizon). After a week of using Sprint, I took the plunge yesterday and
    switched my family plan of four phones over to Sprint.

    For what it's worth, as a long time, loyal, happy Verizon customer (give
    or take some truly awful customer service experiences just over a year
    ago), this was a tough switch to make, especially given all the bad
    stuff I've heard about Sprint. But in the places where I spend my time,
    I'm finding Sprint's coverage to be as good as or better than Verizon's,
    and so far I haven't noticed the disadvantages of the 1900mhz system.
    Plus, Sprint's phone choices are quite good (the Sanyo RL-4920 I got is
    great), and they currently have a 7PM nights and weekend package...

    So, I wouldn't recommend that anyone leave Verizon (I would have stayed
    if it worked in my house), but I was happy to find an acceptable
    alternative.

    I hope there is a time soon when all the major carriers have good
    signals almost everywhere, so we can make our choices based on customer
    service, price plans, and phone choices. They're all working on that,
    right???

    Thanks to everyone in this group who helped me figure this out!

    Michael
     
  10. Michael L.

    Michael L. Guest

    In article <xbSdnYBPdrHhG1Hd4p2dnA@comcast.com>,
    "Eric Rosenberry" <erics@R3MOVErosenberry.org> wrote:

    > Michael-
    >
    > Do you know if there is a way to force any of your phones to 1900mhz? If
    > so, you may be able to make them lock on to the Sprint signal in your area
    > and verify for you if it is any better in your area. (this is assuming that
    > Verizon themselves does not have 1900mhz gear in your area)


    I was not able to force my phones to 1900mhz, but I did take out a 14
    day trial on Sprint and found that, yes, in fact, Sprint does work in my
    house (not a perfect signal everywhere, but significantly better than
    Verizon). After a week of using Sprint, I took the plunge yesterday and
    switched my family plan of four phones over to Sprint.

    For what it's worth, as a long time, loyal, happy Verizon customer (give
    or take some truly awful customer service experiences just over a year
    ago), this was a tough switch to make, especially given all the bad
    stuff I've heard about Sprint. But in the places where I spend my time,
    I'm finding Sprint's coverage to be as good as or better than Verizon's,
    and so far I haven't noticed the disadvantages of the 1900mhz system.
    Plus, Sprint's phone choices are quite good (the Sanyo RL-4920 I got is
    great), and they currently have a 7PM nights and weekend package...

    So, I wouldn't recommend that anyone leave Verizon (I would have stayed
    if it worked in my house), but I was happy to find an acceptable
    alternative.

    I hope there is a time soon when all the major carriers have good
    signals almost everywhere, so we can make our choices based on customer
    service, price plans, and phone choices. They're all working on that,
    right???

    Thanks to everyone in this group who helped me figure this out!

    Michael
     
  11. Michael L.

    Michael L. Guest

    In article <xbSdnYBPdrHhG1Hd4p2dnA@comcast.com>,
    "Eric Rosenberry" <erics@R3MOVErosenberry.org> wrote:

    > Michael-
    >
    > Do you know if there is a way to force any of your phones to 1900mhz? If
    > so, you may be able to make them lock on to the Sprint signal in your area
    > and verify for you if it is any better in your area. (this is assuming that
    > Verizon themselves does not have 1900mhz gear in your area)


    I was not able to force my phones to 1900mhz, but I did take out a 14
    day trial on Sprint and found that, yes, in fact, Sprint does work in my
    house (not a perfect signal everywhere, but significantly better than
    Verizon). After a week of using Sprint, I took the plunge yesterday and
    switched my family plan of four phones over to Sprint.

    For what it's worth, as a long time, loyal, happy Verizon customer (give
    or take some truly awful customer service experiences just over a year
    ago), this was a tough switch to make, especially given all the bad
    stuff I've heard about Sprint. But in the places where I spend my time,
    I'm finding Sprint's coverage to be as good as or better than Verizon's,
    and so far I haven't noticed the disadvantages of the 1900mhz system.
    Plus, Sprint's phone choices are quite good (the Sanyo RL-4920 I got is
    great), and they currently have a 7PM nights and weekend package...

    So, I wouldn't recommend that anyone leave Verizon (I would have stayed
    if it worked in my house), but I was happy to find an acceptable
    alternative.

    I hope there is a time soon when all the major carriers have good
    signals almost everywhere, so we can make our choices based on customer
    service, price plans, and phone choices. They're all working on that,
    right???

    Thanks to everyone in this group who helped me figure this out!

    Michael
     
  12. Michael L.

    Michael L. Guest

    In article <xbSdnYBPdrHhG1Hd4p2dnA@comcast.com>,
    "Eric Rosenberry" <erics@R3MOVErosenberry.org> wrote:

    > Michael-
    >
    > Do you know if there is a way to force any of your phones to 1900mhz? If
    > so, you may be able to make them lock on to the Sprint signal in your area
    > and verify for you if it is any better in your area. (this is assuming that
    > Verizon themselves does not have 1900mhz gear in your area)


    I was not able to force my phones to 1900mhz, but I did take out a 14
    day trial on Sprint and found that, yes, in fact, Sprint does work in my
    house (not a perfect signal everywhere, but significantly better than
    Verizon). After a week of using Sprint, I took the plunge yesterday and
    switched my family plan of four phones over to Sprint.

    For what it's worth, as a long time, loyal, happy Verizon customer (give
    or take some truly awful customer service experiences just over a year
    ago), this was a tough switch to make, especially given all the bad
    stuff I've heard about Sprint. But in the places where I spend my time,
    I'm finding Sprint's coverage to be as good as or better than Verizon's,
    and so far I haven't noticed the disadvantages of the 1900mhz system.
    Plus, Sprint's phone choices are quite good (the Sanyo RL-4920 I got is
    great), and they currently have a 7PM nights and weekend package...

    So, I wouldn't recommend that anyone leave Verizon (I would have stayed
    if it worked in my house), but I was happy to find an acceptable
    alternative.

    I hope there is a time soon when all the major carriers have good
    signals almost everywhere, so we can make our choices based on customer
    service, price plans, and phone choices. They're all working on that,
    right???

    Thanks to everyone in this group who helped me figure this out!

    Michael
     
  13. Michael L.

    Michael L. Guest

    In article <xbSdnYBPdrHhG1Hd4p2dnA@comcast.com>,
    "Eric Rosenberry" <erics@R3MOVErosenberry.org> wrote:

    > Michael-
    >
    > Do you know if there is a way to force any of your phones to 1900mhz? If
    > so, you may be able to make them lock on to the Sprint signal in your area
    > and verify for you if it is any better in your area. (this is assuming that
    > Verizon themselves does not have 1900mhz gear in your area)


    I was not able to force my phones to 1900mhz, but I did take out a 14
    day trial on Sprint and found that, yes, in fact, Sprint does work in my
    house (not a perfect signal everywhere, but significantly better than
    Verizon). After a week of using Sprint, I took the plunge yesterday and
    switched my family plan of four phones over to Sprint.

    For what it's worth, as a long time, loyal, happy Verizon customer (give
    or take some truly awful customer service experiences just over a year
    ago), this was a tough switch to make, especially given all the bad
    stuff I've heard about Sprint. But in the places where I spend my time,
    I'm finding Sprint's coverage to be as good as or better than Verizon's,
    and so far I haven't noticed the disadvantages of the 1900mhz system.
    Plus, Sprint's phone choices are quite good (the Sanyo RL-4920 I got is
    great), and they currently have a 7PM nights and weekend package...

    So, I wouldn't recommend that anyone leave Verizon (I would have stayed
    if it worked in my house), but I was happy to find an acceptable
    alternative.

    I hope there is a time soon when all the major carriers have good
    signals almost everywhere, so we can make our choices based on customer
    service, price plans, and phone choices. They're all working on that,
    right???

    Thanks to everyone in this group who helped me figure this out!

    Michael
     
  14. Michael L.

    Michael L. Guest

    In article <xbSdnYBPdrHhG1Hd4p2dnA@comcast.com>,
    "Eric Rosenberry" <erics@R3MOVErosenberry.org> wrote:

    > Michael-
    >
    > Do you know if there is a way to force any of your phones to 1900mhz? If
    > so, you may be able to make them lock on to the Sprint signal in your area
    > and verify for you if it is any better in your area. (this is assuming that
    > Verizon themselves does not have 1900mhz gear in your area)


    I was not able to force my phones to 1900mhz, but I did take out a 14
    day trial on Sprint and found that, yes, in fact, Sprint does work in my
    house (not a perfect signal everywhere, but significantly better than
    Verizon). After a week of using Sprint, I took the plunge yesterday and
    switched my family plan of four phones over to Sprint.

    For what it's worth, as a long time, loyal, happy Verizon customer (give
    or take some truly awful customer service experiences just over a year
    ago), this was a tough switch to make, especially given all the bad
    stuff I've heard about Sprint. But in the places where I spend my time,
    I'm finding Sprint's coverage to be as good as or better than Verizon's,
    and so far I haven't noticed the disadvantages of the 1900mhz system.
    Plus, Sprint's phone choices are quite good (the Sanyo RL-4920 I got is
    great), and they currently have a 7PM nights and weekend package...

    So, I wouldn't recommend that anyone leave Verizon (I would have stayed
    if it worked in my house), but I was happy to find an acceptable
    alternative.

    I hope there is a time soon when all the major carriers have good
    signals almost everywhere, so we can make our choices based on customer
    service, price plans, and phone choices. They're all working on that,
    right???

    Thanks to everyone in this group who helped me figure this out!

    Michael
     
  15. Michael L.

    Michael L. Guest

    In article <xbSdnYBPdrHhG1Hd4p2dnA@comcast.com>,
    "Eric Rosenberry" <erics@R3MOVErosenberry.org> wrote:

    > Michael-
    >
    > Do you know if there is a way to force any of your phones to 1900mhz? If
    > so, you may be able to make them lock on to the Sprint signal in your area
    > and verify for you if it is any better in your area. (this is assuming that
    > Verizon themselves does not have 1900mhz gear in your area)


    I was not able to force my phones to 1900mhz, but I did take out a 14
    day trial on Sprint and found that, yes, in fact, Sprint does work in my
    house (not a perfect signal everywhere, but significantly better than
    Verizon). After a week of using Sprint, I took the plunge yesterday and
    switched my family plan of four phones over to Sprint.

    For what it's worth, as a long time, loyal, happy Verizon customer (give
    or take some truly awful customer service experiences just over a year
    ago), this was a tough switch to make, especially given all the bad
    stuff I've heard about Sprint. But in the places where I spend my time,
    I'm finding Sprint's coverage to be as good as or better than Verizon's,
    and so far I haven't noticed the disadvantages of the 1900mhz system.
    Plus, Sprint's phone choices are quite good (the Sanyo RL-4920 I got is
    great), and they currently have a 7PM nights and weekend package...

    So, I wouldn't recommend that anyone leave Verizon (I would have stayed
    if it worked in my house), but I was happy to find an acceptable
    alternative.

    I hope there is a time soon when all the major carriers have good
    signals almost everywhere, so we can make our choices based on customer
    service, price plans, and phone choices. They're all working on that,
    right???

    Thanks to everyone in this group who helped me figure this out!

    Michael
     
  16. Michael L.

    Michael L. Guest

    In article <xbSdnYBPdrHhG1Hd4p2dnA@comcast.com>,
    "Eric Rosenberry" <erics@R3MOVErosenberry.org> wrote:

    > Michael-
    >
    > Do you know if there is a way to force any of your phones to 1900mhz? If
    > so, you may be able to make them lock on to the Sprint signal in your area
    > and verify for you if it is any better in your area. (this is assuming that
    > Verizon themselves does not have 1900mhz gear in your area)


    I was not able to force my phones to 1900mhz, but I did take out a 14
    day trial on Sprint and found that, yes, in fact, Sprint does work in my
    house (not a perfect signal everywhere, but significantly better than
    Verizon). After a week of using Sprint, I took the plunge yesterday and
    switched my family plan of four phones over to Sprint.

    For what it's worth, as a long time, loyal, happy Verizon customer (give
    or take some truly awful customer service experiences just over a year
    ago), this was a tough switch to make, especially given all the bad
    stuff I've heard about Sprint. But in the places where I spend my time,
    I'm finding Sprint's coverage to be as good as or better than Verizon's,
    and so far I haven't noticed the disadvantages of the 1900mhz system.
    Plus, Sprint's phone choices are quite good (the Sanyo RL-4920 I got is
    great), and they currently have a 7PM nights and weekend package...

    So, I wouldn't recommend that anyone leave Verizon (I would have stayed
    if it worked in my house), but I was happy to find an acceptable
    alternative.

    I hope there is a time soon when all the major carriers have good
    signals almost everywhere, so we can make our choices based on customer
    service, price plans, and phone choices. They're all working on that,
    right???

    Thanks to everyone in this group who helped me figure this out!

    Michael
     
  17. Michael L.

    Michael L. Guest

    In article <xbSdnYBPdrHhG1Hd4p2dnA@comcast.com>,
    "Eric Rosenberry" <erics@R3MOVErosenberry.org> wrote:

    > Michael-
    >
    > Do you know if there is a way to force any of your phones to 1900mhz? If
    > so, you may be able to make them lock on to the Sprint signal in your area
    > and verify for you if it is any better in your area. (this is assuming that
    > Verizon themselves does not have 1900mhz gear in your area)


    I was not able to force my phones to 1900mhz, but I did take out a 14
    day trial on Sprint and found that, yes, in fact, Sprint does work in my
    house (not a perfect signal everywhere, but significantly better than
    Verizon). After a week of using Sprint, I took the plunge yesterday and
    switched my family plan of four phones over to Sprint.

    For what it's worth, as a long time, loyal, happy Verizon customer (give
    or take some truly awful customer service experiences just over a year
    ago), this was a tough switch to make, especially given all the bad
    stuff I've heard about Sprint. But in the places where I spend my time,
    I'm finding Sprint's coverage to be as good as or better than Verizon's,
    and so far I haven't noticed the disadvantages of the 1900mhz system.
    Plus, Sprint's phone choices are quite good (the Sanyo RL-4920 I got is
    great), and they currently have a 7PM nights and weekend package...

    So, I wouldn't recommend that anyone leave Verizon (I would have stayed
    if it worked in my house), but I was happy to find an acceptable
    alternative.

    I hope there is a time soon when all the major carriers have good
    signals almost everywhere, so we can make our choices based on customer
    service, price plans, and phone choices. They're all working on that,
    right???

    Thanks to everyone in this group who helped me figure this out!

    Michael
     
  18. Michael L.

    Michael L. Guest

    In article <xbSdnYBPdrHhG1Hd4p2dnA@comcast.com>,
    "Eric Rosenberry" <erics@R3MOVErosenberry.org> wrote:

    > Michael-
    >
    > Do you know if there is a way to force any of your phones to 1900mhz? If
    > so, you may be able to make them lock on to the Sprint signal in your area
    > and verify for you if it is any better in your area. (this is assuming that
    > Verizon themselves does not have 1900mhz gear in your area)


    I was not able to force my phones to 1900mhz, but I did take out a 14
    day trial on Sprint and found that, yes, in fact, Sprint does work in my
    house (not a perfect signal everywhere, but significantly better than
    Verizon). After a week of using Sprint, I took the plunge yesterday and
    switched my family plan of four phones over to Sprint.

    For what it's worth, as a long time, loyal, happy Verizon customer (give
    or take some truly awful customer service experiences just over a year
    ago), this was a tough switch to make, especially given all the bad
    stuff I've heard about Sprint. But in the places where I spend my time,
    I'm finding Sprint's coverage to be as good as or better than Verizon's,
    and so far I haven't noticed the disadvantages of the 1900mhz system.
    Plus, Sprint's phone choices are quite good (the Sanyo RL-4920 I got is
    great), and they currently have a 7PM nights and weekend package...

    So, I wouldn't recommend that anyone leave Verizon (I would have stayed
    if it worked in my house), but I was happy to find an acceptable
    alternative.

    I hope there is a time soon when all the major carriers have good
    signals almost everywhere, so we can make our choices based on customer
    service, price plans, and phone choices. They're all working on that,
    right???

    Thanks to everyone in this group who helped me figure this out!

    Michael
     
  19. Michael L.

    Michael L. Guest

    In article <xbSdnYBPdrHhG1Hd4p2dnA@comcast.com>,
    "Eric Rosenberry" <erics@R3MOVErosenberry.org> wrote:

    > Michael-
    >
    > Do you know if there is a way to force any of your phones to 1900mhz? If
    > so, you may be able to make them lock on to the Sprint signal in your area
    > and verify for you if it is any better in your area. (this is assuming that
    > Verizon themselves does not have 1900mhz gear in your area)


    I was not able to force my phones to 1900mhz, but I did take out a 14
    day trial on Sprint and found that, yes, in fact, Sprint does work in my
    house (not a perfect signal everywhere, but significantly better than
    Verizon). After a week of using Sprint, I took the plunge yesterday and
    switched my family plan of four phones over to Sprint.

    For what it's worth, as a long time, loyal, happy Verizon customer (give
    or take some truly awful customer service experiences just over a year
    ago), this was a tough switch to make, especially given all the bad
    stuff I've heard about Sprint. But in the places where I spend my time,
    I'm finding Sprint's coverage to be as good as or better than Verizon's,
    and so far I haven't noticed the disadvantages of the 1900mhz system.
    Plus, Sprint's phone choices are quite good (the Sanyo RL-4920 I got is
    great), and they currently have a 7PM nights and weekend package...

    So, I wouldn't recommend that anyone leave Verizon (I would have stayed
    if it worked in my house), but I was happy to find an acceptable
    alternative.

    I hope there is a time soon when all the major carriers have good
    signals almost everywhere, so we can make our choices based on customer
    service, price plans, and phone choices. They're all working on that,
    right???

    Thanks to everyone in this group who helped me figure this out!

    Michael
     
  20. Michael L.

    Michael L. Guest

    In article <xbSdnYBPdrHhG1Hd4p2dnA@comcast.com>,
    "Eric Rosenberry" <erics@R3MOVErosenberry.org> wrote:

    > Michael-
    >
    > Do you know if there is a way to force any of your phones to 1900mhz? If
    > so, you may be able to make them lock on to the Sprint signal in your area
    > and verify for you if it is any better in your area. (this is assuming that
    > Verizon themselves does not have 1900mhz gear in your area)


    I was not able to force my phones to 1900mhz, but I did take out a 14
    day trial on Sprint and found that, yes, in fact, Sprint does work in my
    house (not a perfect signal everywhere, but significantly better than
    Verizon). After a week of using Sprint, I took the plunge yesterday and
    switched my family plan of four phones over to Sprint.

    For what it's worth, as a long time, loyal, happy Verizon customer (give
    or take some truly awful customer service experiences just over a year
    ago), this was a tough switch to make, especially given all the bad
    stuff I've heard about Sprint. But in the places where I spend my time,
    I'm finding Sprint's coverage to be as good as or better than Verizon's,
    and so far I haven't noticed the disadvantages of the 1900mhz system.
    Plus, Sprint's phone choices are quite good (the Sanyo RL-4920 I got is
    great), and they currently have a 7PM nights and weekend package...

    So, I wouldn't recommend that anyone leave Verizon (I would have stayed
    if it worked in my house), but I was happy to find an acceptable
    alternative.

    I hope there is a time soon when all the major carriers have good
    signals almost everywhere, so we can make our choices based on customer
    service, price plans, and phone choices. They're all working on that,
    right???

    Thanks to everyone in this group who helped me figure this out!

    Michael
     

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