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Switching to Sprint? Opinions?

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

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    On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 16:36:50 -0500, "Ernest D. Stalnaker"
    <ernest@purdue.edu> wrote:

    >I'm thinking about switching from Verizon to Sprint, but I keep hearing
    >stuff that scares me away. And I can't find anyone who can tell me if the
    >service will work well in an area that's about 2 miles from the Interstate
    >but kind of in the country (Verizon works well there).


    Not sure where in the country, or on which interstate you are on,
    but.....

    In Jacksonville, FL. Immediately next to I95 and 1/2 mile from Butler
    Blvd., outside in a parking lot, I can't get a PCS signal and am
    roaming. By the way, Jax is my home service area.

    Within 1/4 mile south of the I95/I295 merger on the south end of Jax,
    roaming about 25% of the time, no signal at all the rest of the time.
    No signal or in roaming mode almost to St. Augustine.

    On I10, west of Jacksonville, between Jax and Lake City, frequent
    "dead zones" with no signal at all. (I don't count the area in the
    Chaffee Road area, since I suspect the Navy has something in that area
    that blocks the signal, I don't know of any carrier with a signal in
    that 1 mile area). The dead zones are most frequent west of the
    Sanderson exit and on to Lake City.

    In Orlando, one mile away from Downtown Disney, about 1 - 2 miles off
    I4, no signal. On Disney itself, no signal.

    Down the I75 corridor between Ocala and Tampa, large dead zones.

    Down I95 between Daytona and Cocoa Beach, large dead zones.

    I4 between Daytona and Sanderson, a number of dead zones.

    In Oveido, FL, a suburb on the north side of Orlando within a few
    miles of the University of Central Florida, in my sister's front yard,
    no signal.


    Deb
     



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    On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 16:36:50 -0500, "Ernest D. Stalnaker"
    <ernest@purdue.edu> wrote:

    >I'm thinking about switching from Verizon to Sprint, but I keep hearing
    >stuff that scares me away. And I can't find anyone who can tell me if the
    >service will work well in an area that's about 2 miles from the Interstate
    >but kind of in the country (Verizon works well there).


    Not sure where in the country, or on which interstate you are on,
    but.....

    In Jacksonville, FL. Immediately next to I95 and 1/2 mile from Butler
    Blvd., outside in a parking lot, I can't get a PCS signal and am
    roaming. By the way, Jax is my home service area.

    Within 1/4 mile south of the I95/I295 merger on the south end of Jax,
    roaming about 25% of the time, no signal at all the rest of the time.
    No signal or in roaming mode almost to St. Augustine.

    On I10, west of Jacksonville, between Jax and Lake City, frequent
    "dead zones" with no signal at all. (I don't count the area in the
    Chaffee Road area, since I suspect the Navy has something in that area
    that blocks the signal, I don't know of any carrier with a signal in
    that 1 mile area). The dead zones are most frequent west of the
    Sanderson exit and on to Lake City.

    In Orlando, one mile away from Downtown Disney, about 1 - 2 miles off
    I4, no signal. On Disney itself, no signal.

    Down the I75 corridor between Ocala and Tampa, large dead zones.

    Down I95 between Daytona and Cocoa Beach, large dead zones.

    I4 between Daytona and Sanderson, a number of dead zones.

    In Oveido, FL, a suburb on the north side of Orlando within a few
    miles of the University of Central Florida, in my sister's front yard,
    no signal.


    Deb
     
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    On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 16:36:50 -0500, "Ernest D. Stalnaker"
    <ernest@purdue.edu> wrote:

    >I'm thinking about switching from Verizon to Sprint, but I keep hearing
    >stuff that scares me away. And I can't find anyone who can tell me if the
    >service will work well in an area that's about 2 miles from the Interstate
    >but kind of in the country (Verizon works well there).


    Not sure where in the country, or on which interstate you are on,
    but.....

    In Jacksonville, FL. Immediately next to I95 and 1/2 mile from Butler
    Blvd., outside in a parking lot, I can't get a PCS signal and am
    roaming. By the way, Jax is my home service area.

    Within 1/4 mile south of the I95/I295 merger on the south end of Jax,
    roaming about 25% of the time, no signal at all the rest of the time.
    No signal or in roaming mode almost to St. Augustine.

    On I10, west of Jacksonville, between Jax and Lake City, frequent
    "dead zones" with no signal at all. (I don't count the area in the
    Chaffee Road area, since I suspect the Navy has something in that area
    that blocks the signal, I don't know of any carrier with a signal in
    that 1 mile area). The dead zones are most frequent west of the
    Sanderson exit and on to Lake City.

    In Orlando, one mile away from Downtown Disney, about 1 - 2 miles off
    I4, no signal. On Disney itself, no signal.

    Down the I75 corridor between Ocala and Tampa, large dead zones.

    Down I95 between Daytona and Cocoa Beach, large dead zones.

    I4 between Daytona and Sanderson, a number of dead zones.

    In Oveido, FL, a suburb on the north side of Orlando within a few
    miles of the University of Central Florida, in my sister's front yard,
    no signal.


    Deb
     
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    On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 16:36:50 -0500, "Ernest D. Stalnaker"
    <ernest@purdue.edu> wrote:

    >I'm thinking about switching from Verizon to Sprint, but I keep hearing
    >stuff that scares me away. And I can't find anyone who can tell me if the
    >service will work well in an area that's about 2 miles from the Interstate
    >but kind of in the country (Verizon works well there).


    Not sure where in the country, or on which interstate you are on,
    but.....

    In Jacksonville, FL. Immediately next to I95 and 1/2 mile from Butler
    Blvd., outside in a parking lot, I can't get a PCS signal and am
    roaming. By the way, Jax is my home service area.

    Within 1/4 mile south of the I95/I295 merger on the south end of Jax,
    roaming about 25% of the time, no signal at all the rest of the time.
    No signal or in roaming mode almost to St. Augustine.

    On I10, west of Jacksonville, between Jax and Lake City, frequent
    "dead zones" with no signal at all. (I don't count the area in the
    Chaffee Road area, since I suspect the Navy has something in that area
    that blocks the signal, I don't know of any carrier with a signal in
    that 1 mile area). The dead zones are most frequent west of the
    Sanderson exit and on to Lake City.

    In Orlando, one mile away from Downtown Disney, about 1 - 2 miles off
    I4, no signal. On Disney itself, no signal.

    Down the I75 corridor between Ocala and Tampa, large dead zones.

    Down I95 between Daytona and Cocoa Beach, large dead zones.

    I4 between Daytona and Sanderson, a number of dead zones.

    In Oveido, FL, a suburb on the north side of Orlando within a few
    miles of the University of Central Florida, in my sister's front yard,
    no signal.


    Deb
     
  5. On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 22:37:29 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >If you expect to be roaming that much, even with SPCS's F&CA deal, SPCS is
    >not for you. Why would you go to a carrier where you expect to make so many
    >off network calls?


    Perhaps he, as I was, has been taken in by the ads that state "true
    nationwide coverage with no roaming" that don't mention that only
    applies on a PCS network that does not really have true nationwide
    capability?

    I travel all over the country. They said nationwide coverage, and
    silly me, I believed them. For some funny reason, their ads never
    quite mention that little "only when on the PCS network" exception.

    My bad, I did not research thoroughly enough before going to Sprint.
    This time, I know better and am doing my homework.

    Deb
     
  6. On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 22:37:29 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >If you expect to be roaming that much, even with SPCS's F&CA deal, SPCS is
    >not for you. Why would you go to a carrier where you expect to make so many
    >off network calls?


    Perhaps he, as I was, has been taken in by the ads that state "true
    nationwide coverage with no roaming" that don't mention that only
    applies on a PCS network that does not really have true nationwide
    capability?

    I travel all over the country. They said nationwide coverage, and
    silly me, I believed them. For some funny reason, their ads never
    quite mention that little "only when on the PCS network" exception.

    My bad, I did not research thoroughly enough before going to Sprint.
    This time, I know better and am doing my homework.

    Deb
     
  7. On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 22:37:29 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >If you expect to be roaming that much, even with SPCS's F&CA deal, SPCS is
    >not for you. Why would you go to a carrier where you expect to make so many
    >off network calls?


    Perhaps he, as I was, has been taken in by the ads that state "true
    nationwide coverage with no roaming" that don't mention that only
    applies on a PCS network that does not really have true nationwide
    capability?

    I travel all over the country. They said nationwide coverage, and
    silly me, I believed them. For some funny reason, their ads never
    quite mention that little "only when on the PCS network" exception.

    My bad, I did not research thoroughly enough before going to Sprint.
    This time, I know better and am doing my homework.

    Deb
     
  8. On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 22:37:29 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >If you expect to be roaming that much, even with SPCS's F&CA deal, SPCS is
    >not for you. Why would you go to a carrier where you expect to make so many
    >off network calls?


    Perhaps he, as I was, has been taken in by the ads that state "true
    nationwide coverage with no roaming" that don't mention that only
    applies on a PCS network that does not really have true nationwide
    capability?

    I travel all over the country. They said nationwide coverage, and
    silly me, I believed them. For some funny reason, their ads never
    quite mention that little "only when on the PCS network" exception.

    My bad, I did not research thoroughly enough before going to Sprint.
    This time, I know better and am doing my homework.

    Deb
     
  9. On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 22:37:29 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >If you expect to be roaming that much, even with SPCS's F&CA deal, SPCS is
    >not for you. Why would you go to a carrier where you expect to make so many
    >off network calls?


    Perhaps he, as I was, has been taken in by the ads that state "true
    nationwide coverage with no roaming" that don't mention that only
    applies on a PCS network that does not really have true nationwide
    capability?

    I travel all over the country. They said nationwide coverage, and
    silly me, I believed them. For some funny reason, their ads never
    quite mention that little "only when on the PCS network" exception.

    My bad, I did not research thoroughly enough before going to Sprint.
    This time, I know better and am doing my homework.

    Deb
     
  10. On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 22:37:29 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >If you expect to be roaming that much, even with SPCS's F&CA deal, SPCS is
    >not for you. Why would you go to a carrier where you expect to make so many
    >off network calls?


    Perhaps he, as I was, has been taken in by the ads that state "true
    nationwide coverage with no roaming" that don't mention that only
    applies on a PCS network that does not really have true nationwide
    capability?

    I travel all over the country. They said nationwide coverage, and
    silly me, I believed them. For some funny reason, their ads never
    quite mention that little "only when on the PCS network" exception.

    My bad, I did not research thoroughly enough before going to Sprint.
    This time, I know better and am doing my homework.

    Deb
     
  11. On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 22:37:29 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >If you expect to be roaming that much, even with SPCS's F&CA deal, SPCS is
    >not for you. Why would you go to a carrier where you expect to make so many
    >off network calls?


    Perhaps he, as I was, has been taken in by the ads that state "true
    nationwide coverage with no roaming" that don't mention that only
    applies on a PCS network that does not really have true nationwide
    capability?

    I travel all over the country. They said nationwide coverage, and
    silly me, I believed them. For some funny reason, their ads never
    quite mention that little "only when on the PCS network" exception.

    My bad, I did not research thoroughly enough before going to Sprint.
    This time, I know better and am doing my homework.

    Deb
     
  12. On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 22:37:29 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >If you expect to be roaming that much, even with SPCS's F&CA deal, SPCS is
    >not for you. Why would you go to a carrier where you expect to make so many
    >off network calls?


    Perhaps he, as I was, has been taken in by the ads that state "true
    nationwide coverage with no roaming" that don't mention that only
    applies on a PCS network that does not really have true nationwide
    capability?

    I travel all over the country. They said nationwide coverage, and
    silly me, I believed them. For some funny reason, their ads never
    quite mention that little "only when on the PCS network" exception.

    My bad, I did not research thoroughly enough before going to Sprint.
    This time, I know better and am doing my homework.

    Deb
     
  13. On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 22:37:29 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >If you expect to be roaming that much, even with SPCS's F&CA deal, SPCS is
    >not for you. Why would you go to a carrier where you expect to make so many
    >off network calls?


    Perhaps he, as I was, has been taken in by the ads that state "true
    nationwide coverage with no roaming" that don't mention that only
    applies on a PCS network that does not really have true nationwide
    capability?

    I travel all over the country. They said nationwide coverage, and
    silly me, I believed them. For some funny reason, their ads never
    quite mention that little "only when on the PCS network" exception.

    My bad, I did not research thoroughly enough before going to Sprint.
    This time, I know better and am doing my homework.

    Deb
     
  14. On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 22:37:29 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >If you expect to be roaming that much, even with SPCS's F&CA deal, SPCS is
    >not for you. Why would you go to a carrier where you expect to make so many
    >off network calls?


    Perhaps he, as I was, has been taken in by the ads that state "true
    nationwide coverage with no roaming" that don't mention that only
    applies on a PCS network that does not really have true nationwide
    capability?

    I travel all over the country. They said nationwide coverage, and
    silly me, I believed them. For some funny reason, their ads never
    quite mention that little "only when on the PCS network" exception.

    My bad, I did not research thoroughly enough before going to Sprint.
    This time, I know better and am doing my homework.

    Deb
     
  15. On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 22:37:29 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >If you expect to be roaming that much, even with SPCS's F&CA deal, SPCS is
    >not for you. Why would you go to a carrier where you expect to make so many
    >off network calls?


    Perhaps he, as I was, has been taken in by the ads that state "true
    nationwide coverage with no roaming" that don't mention that only
    applies on a PCS network that does not really have true nationwide
    capability?

    I travel all over the country. They said nationwide coverage, and
    silly me, I believed them. For some funny reason, their ads never
    quite mention that little "only when on the PCS network" exception.

    My bad, I did not research thoroughly enough before going to Sprint.
    This time, I know better and am doing my homework.

    Deb
     
  16. On Sat, 12 Jun 2004 03:12:07 GMT, "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm>
    wrote:
    >
    >The 50% limit only applies to total usage. If more than 50% of your total
    >usage in a month is roaming, then we cover you and send you a reminder about
    >the 50% limit. Do it again within 3 months, and we still cover you, but we
    >remove the Free&Clear America option.
    >
    >Do you really think you'll use that many roaming minutes more than once
    >within a 3-month period?


    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
     
  17. On Sat, 12 Jun 2004 03:12:07 GMT, "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm>
    wrote:
    >
    >The 50% limit only applies to total usage. If more than 50% of your total
    >usage in a month is roaming, then we cover you and send you a reminder about
    >the 50% limit. Do it again within 3 months, and we still cover you, but we
    >remove the Free&Clear America option.
    >
    >Do you really think you'll use that many roaming minutes more than once
    >within a 3-month period?


    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
     
  18. On Sat, 12 Jun 2004 03:12:07 GMT, "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm>
    wrote:
    >
    >The 50% limit only applies to total usage. If more than 50% of your total
    >usage in a month is roaming, then we cover you and send you a reminder about
    >the 50% limit. Do it again within 3 months, and we still cover you, but we
    >remove the Free&Clear America option.
    >
    >Do you really think you'll use that many roaming minutes more than once
    >within a 3-month period?


    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
     
  19. On Sat, 12 Jun 2004 03:12:07 GMT, "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm>
    wrote:
    >
    >The 50% limit only applies to total usage. If more than 50% of your total
    >usage in a month is roaming, then we cover you and send you a reminder about
    >the 50% limit. Do it again within 3 months, and we still cover you, but we
    >remove the Free&Clear America option.
    >
    >Do you really think you'll use that many roaming minutes more than once
    >within a 3-month period?


    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
     
  20. On Sat, 12 Jun 2004 03:12:07 GMT, "O/Siris" <0siris@sprîntpcs.cØm>
    wrote:
    >
    >The 50% limit only applies to total usage. If more than 50% of your total
    >usage in a month is roaming, then we cover you and send you a reminder about
    >the 50% limit. Do it again within 3 months, and we still cover you, but we
    >remove the Free&Clear America option.
    >
    >Do you really think you'll use that many roaming minutes more than once
    >within a 3-month period?


    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
     

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