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Switching to Sprint? Opinions?

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

  1. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > $5.00 per month to get a true national plan without roaming charges.
    > It just torques me.


    Yes, but if you get a true nationwide plan -- say, Verizon National Single-
    Rate, or Alltel Total Freedom, or Cingular Nation -- it will still cost
    more than the equivalent preferred-network plan -- Verizon America's Choice,
    Alltel National Freedom, or Cingular Preferred. The preferred network plans
    allow you to roam nationwide on the carrier's network and on the networks
    of certain other carriers where they've negotiated inexpensive roaming
    agreements. Everywhere else you pay for roaming. Sprint Free & Clear is
    a preferred-network plan (albeit one that only includes Sprint networks).
    Always has been. And the reason those other preferred-network plans were
    introduced was to compete with F&C, which was at the time a much better
    deal than pioneering plans like AT&T's Digital One-Rate (the first-ever
    true nationwide plan).

    The true nationwide plans will always be more, and in some cases will cost
    more than $5/month above the preferred-network plans.

    The real issue is that with the possible exception of Cingular, the others
    don't limit you to a certain percentage of your calls being on the carrier's
    own network. But the cost is in line with, and is often less than, other
    carriers' equivalent true nationwide plans. You *will* pay more because
    when you roam, the carriers pay the roaming networks for the privilege of
    letting you roam and on the true nationwide plans, they *can't* bill those
    minutes back to you as roaming minutes, so they eat the roaming charges.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     



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  2. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > $5.00 per month to get a true national plan without roaming charges.
    > It just torques me.


    Yes, but if you get a true nationwide plan -- say, Verizon National Single-
    Rate, or Alltel Total Freedom, or Cingular Nation -- it will still cost
    more than the equivalent preferred-network plan -- Verizon America's Choice,
    Alltel National Freedom, or Cingular Preferred. The preferred network plans
    allow you to roam nationwide on the carrier's network and on the networks
    of certain other carriers where they've negotiated inexpensive roaming
    agreements. Everywhere else you pay for roaming. Sprint Free & Clear is
    a preferred-network plan (albeit one that only includes Sprint networks).
    Always has been. And the reason those other preferred-network plans were
    introduced was to compete with F&C, which was at the time a much better
    deal than pioneering plans like AT&T's Digital One-Rate (the first-ever
    true nationwide plan).

    The true nationwide plans will always be more, and in some cases will cost
    more than $5/month above the preferred-network plans.

    The real issue is that with the possible exception of Cingular, the others
    don't limit you to a certain percentage of your calls being on the carrier's
    own network. But the cost is in line with, and is often less than, other
    carriers' equivalent true nationwide plans. You *will* pay more because
    when you roam, the carriers pay the roaming networks for the privilege of
    letting you roam and on the true nationwide plans, they *can't* bill those
    minutes back to you as roaming minutes, so they eat the roaming charges.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  3. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > $5.00 per month to get a true national plan without roaming charges.
    > It just torques me.


    Yes, but if you get a true nationwide plan -- say, Verizon National Single-
    Rate, or Alltel Total Freedom, or Cingular Nation -- it will still cost
    more than the equivalent preferred-network plan -- Verizon America's Choice,
    Alltel National Freedom, or Cingular Preferred. The preferred network plans
    allow you to roam nationwide on the carrier's network and on the networks
    of certain other carriers where they've negotiated inexpensive roaming
    agreements. Everywhere else you pay for roaming. Sprint Free & Clear is
    a preferred-network plan (albeit one that only includes Sprint networks).
    Always has been. And the reason those other preferred-network plans were
    introduced was to compete with F&C, which was at the time a much better
    deal than pioneering plans like AT&T's Digital One-Rate (the first-ever
    true nationwide plan).

    The true nationwide plans will always be more, and in some cases will cost
    more than $5/month above the preferred-network plans.

    The real issue is that with the possible exception of Cingular, the others
    don't limit you to a certain percentage of your calls being on the carrier's
    own network. But the cost is in line with, and is often less than, other
    carriers' equivalent true nationwide plans. You *will* pay more because
    when you roam, the carriers pay the roaming networks for the privilege of
    letting you roam and on the true nationwide plans, they *can't* bill those
    minutes back to you as roaming minutes, so they eat the roaming charges.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  4. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > $5.00 per month to get a true national plan without roaming charges.
    > It just torques me.


    Yes, but if you get a true nationwide plan -- say, Verizon National Single-
    Rate, or Alltel Total Freedom, or Cingular Nation -- it will still cost
    more than the equivalent preferred-network plan -- Verizon America's Choice,
    Alltel National Freedom, or Cingular Preferred. The preferred network plans
    allow you to roam nationwide on the carrier's network and on the networks
    of certain other carriers where they've negotiated inexpensive roaming
    agreements. Everywhere else you pay for roaming. Sprint Free & Clear is
    a preferred-network plan (albeit one that only includes Sprint networks).
    Always has been. And the reason those other preferred-network plans were
    introduced was to compete with F&C, which was at the time a much better
    deal than pioneering plans like AT&T's Digital One-Rate (the first-ever
    true nationwide plan).

    The true nationwide plans will always be more, and in some cases will cost
    more than $5/month above the preferred-network plans.

    The real issue is that with the possible exception of Cingular, the others
    don't limit you to a certain percentage of your calls being on the carrier's
    own network. But the cost is in line with, and is often less than, other
    carriers' equivalent true nationwide plans. You *will* pay more because
    when you roam, the carriers pay the roaming networks for the privilege of
    letting you roam and on the true nationwide plans, they *can't* bill those
    minutes back to you as roaming minutes, so they eat the roaming charges.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  5. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > $5.00 per month to get a true national plan without roaming charges.
    > It just torques me.


    Yes, but if you get a true nationwide plan -- say, Verizon National Single-
    Rate, or Alltel Total Freedom, or Cingular Nation -- it will still cost
    more than the equivalent preferred-network plan -- Verizon America's Choice,
    Alltel National Freedom, or Cingular Preferred. The preferred network plans
    allow you to roam nationwide on the carrier's network and on the networks
    of certain other carriers where they've negotiated inexpensive roaming
    agreements. Everywhere else you pay for roaming. Sprint Free & Clear is
    a preferred-network plan (albeit one that only includes Sprint networks).
    Always has been. And the reason those other preferred-network plans were
    introduced was to compete with F&C, which was at the time a much better
    deal than pioneering plans like AT&T's Digital One-Rate (the first-ever
    true nationwide plan).

    The true nationwide plans will always be more, and in some cases will cost
    more than $5/month above the preferred-network plans.

    The real issue is that with the possible exception of Cingular, the others
    don't limit you to a certain percentage of your calls being on the carrier's
    own network. But the cost is in line with, and is often less than, other
    carriers' equivalent true nationwide plans. You *will* pay more because
    when you roam, the carriers pay the roaming networks for the privilege of
    letting you roam and on the true nationwide plans, they *can't* bill those
    minutes back to you as roaming minutes, so they eat the roaming charges.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  6. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > $5.00 per month to get a true national plan without roaming charges.
    > It just torques me.


    Yes, but if you get a true nationwide plan -- say, Verizon National Single-
    Rate, or Alltel Total Freedom, or Cingular Nation -- it will still cost
    more than the equivalent preferred-network plan -- Verizon America's Choice,
    Alltel National Freedom, or Cingular Preferred. The preferred network plans
    allow you to roam nationwide on the carrier's network and on the networks
    of certain other carriers where they've negotiated inexpensive roaming
    agreements. Everywhere else you pay for roaming. Sprint Free & Clear is
    a preferred-network plan (albeit one that only includes Sprint networks).
    Always has been. And the reason those other preferred-network plans were
    introduced was to compete with F&C, which was at the time a much better
    deal than pioneering plans like AT&T's Digital One-Rate (the first-ever
    true nationwide plan).

    The true nationwide plans will always be more, and in some cases will cost
    more than $5/month above the preferred-network plans.

    The real issue is that with the possible exception of Cingular, the others
    don't limit you to a certain percentage of your calls being on the carrier's
    own network. But the cost is in line with, and is often less than, other
    carriers' equivalent true nationwide plans. You *will* pay more because
    when you roam, the carriers pay the roaming networks for the privilege of
    letting you roam and on the true nationwide plans, they *can't* bill those
    minutes back to you as roaming minutes, so they eat the roaming charges.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  7. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > $5.00 per month to get a true national plan without roaming charges.
    > It just torques me.


    Yes, but if you get a true nationwide plan -- say, Verizon National Single-
    Rate, or Alltel Total Freedom, or Cingular Nation -- it will still cost
    more than the equivalent preferred-network plan -- Verizon America's Choice,
    Alltel National Freedom, or Cingular Preferred. The preferred network plans
    allow you to roam nationwide on the carrier's network and on the networks
    of certain other carriers where they've negotiated inexpensive roaming
    agreements. Everywhere else you pay for roaming. Sprint Free & Clear is
    a preferred-network plan (albeit one that only includes Sprint networks).
    Always has been. And the reason those other preferred-network plans were
    introduced was to compete with F&C, which was at the time a much better
    deal than pioneering plans like AT&T's Digital One-Rate (the first-ever
    true nationwide plan).

    The true nationwide plans will always be more, and in some cases will cost
    more than $5/month above the preferred-network plans.

    The real issue is that with the possible exception of Cingular, the others
    don't limit you to a certain percentage of your calls being on the carrier's
    own network. But the cost is in line with, and is often less than, other
    carriers' equivalent true nationwide plans. You *will* pay more because
    when you roam, the carriers pay the roaming networks for the privilege of
    letting you roam and on the true nationwide plans, they *can't* bill those
    minutes back to you as roaming minutes, so they eat the roaming charges.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  8. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > $5.00 per month to get a true national plan without roaming charges.
    > It just torques me.


    Yes, but if you get a true nationwide plan -- say, Verizon National Single-
    Rate, or Alltel Total Freedom, or Cingular Nation -- it will still cost
    more than the equivalent preferred-network plan -- Verizon America's Choice,
    Alltel National Freedom, or Cingular Preferred. The preferred network plans
    allow you to roam nationwide on the carrier's network and on the networks
    of certain other carriers where they've negotiated inexpensive roaming
    agreements. Everywhere else you pay for roaming. Sprint Free & Clear is
    a preferred-network plan (albeit one that only includes Sprint networks).
    Always has been. And the reason those other preferred-network plans were
    introduced was to compete with F&C, which was at the time a much better
    deal than pioneering plans like AT&T's Digital One-Rate (the first-ever
    true nationwide plan).

    The true nationwide plans will always be more, and in some cases will cost
    more than $5/month above the preferred-network plans.

    The real issue is that with the possible exception of Cingular, the others
    don't limit you to a certain percentage of your calls being on the carrier's
    own network. But the cost is in line with, and is often less than, other
    carriers' equivalent true nationwide plans. You *will* pay more because
    when you roam, the carriers pay the roaming networks for the privilege of
    letting you roam and on the true nationwide plans, they *can't* bill those
    minutes back to you as roaming minutes, so they eat the roaming charges.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  9. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > $5.00 per month to get a true national plan without roaming charges.
    > It just torques me.


    Yes, but if you get a true nationwide plan -- say, Verizon National Single-
    Rate, or Alltel Total Freedom, or Cingular Nation -- it will still cost
    more than the equivalent preferred-network plan -- Verizon America's Choice,
    Alltel National Freedom, or Cingular Preferred. The preferred network plans
    allow you to roam nationwide on the carrier's network and on the networks
    of certain other carriers where they've negotiated inexpensive roaming
    agreements. Everywhere else you pay for roaming. Sprint Free & Clear is
    a preferred-network plan (albeit one that only includes Sprint networks).
    Always has been. And the reason those other preferred-network plans were
    introduced was to compete with F&C, which was at the time a much better
    deal than pioneering plans like AT&T's Digital One-Rate (the first-ever
    true nationwide plan).

    The true nationwide plans will always be more, and in some cases will cost
    more than $5/month above the preferred-network plans.

    The real issue is that with the possible exception of Cingular, the others
    don't limit you to a certain percentage of your calls being on the carrier's
    own network. But the cost is in line with, and is often less than, other
    carriers' equivalent true nationwide plans. You *will* pay more because
    when you roam, the carriers pay the roaming networks for the privilege of
    letting you roam and on the true nationwide plans, they *can't* bill those
    minutes back to you as roaming minutes, so they eat the roaming charges.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  10. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    > 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.....


    The question is where you are. I don't know how they are in Indiana -
    do you live near Purdue or only go to school there?

    There are some cities where SPCS coverage sucks. As Deb has pointed out,
    they have problem spots all over Florida. I can identify Columbus, Ohio
    as another area, although when I lived in Cleveland their network was solid
    and I didn't have roaming issues at all.

    What we need to do is find someone in your area. Perhaps you can talk
    to some people at Purdue or find existing Sprint customers at the local SPCS
    store or Radio Shack and find out how their coverage experience is - that's
    the only way to get a real, accurate picture of how Sprint would work for
    you.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  11. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    > 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.....


    The question is where you are. I don't know how they are in Indiana -
    do you live near Purdue or only go to school there?

    There are some cities where SPCS coverage sucks. As Deb has pointed out,
    they have problem spots all over Florida. I can identify Columbus, Ohio
    as another area, although when I lived in Cleveland their network was solid
    and I didn't have roaming issues at all.

    What we need to do is find someone in your area. Perhaps you can talk
    to some people at Purdue or find existing Sprint customers at the local SPCS
    store or Radio Shack and find out how their coverage experience is - that's
    the only way to get a real, accurate picture of how Sprint would work for
    you.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  12. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    > 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.....


    The question is where you are. I don't know how they are in Indiana -
    do you live near Purdue or only go to school there?

    There are some cities where SPCS coverage sucks. As Deb has pointed out,
    they have problem spots all over Florida. I can identify Columbus, Ohio
    as another area, although when I lived in Cleveland their network was solid
    and I didn't have roaming issues at all.

    What we need to do is find someone in your area. Perhaps you can talk
    to some people at Purdue or find existing Sprint customers at the local SPCS
    store or Radio Shack and find out how their coverage experience is - that's
    the only way to get a real, accurate picture of how Sprint would work for
    you.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  13. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    > 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.....


    The question is where you are. I don't know how they are in Indiana -
    do you live near Purdue or only go to school there?

    There are some cities where SPCS coverage sucks. As Deb has pointed out,
    they have problem spots all over Florida. I can identify Columbus, Ohio
    as another area, although when I lived in Cleveland their network was solid
    and I didn't have roaming issues at all.

    What we need to do is find someone in your area. Perhaps you can talk
    to some people at Purdue or find existing Sprint customers at the local SPCS
    store or Radio Shack and find out how their coverage experience is - that's
    the only way to get a real, accurate picture of how Sprint would work for
    you.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  14. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    > 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.....


    The question is where you are. I don't know how they are in Indiana -
    do you live near Purdue or only go to school there?

    There are some cities where SPCS coverage sucks. As Deb has pointed out,
    they have problem spots all over Florida. I can identify Columbus, Ohio
    as another area, although when I lived in Cleveland their network was solid
    and I didn't have roaming issues at all.

    What we need to do is find someone in your area. Perhaps you can talk
    to some people at Purdue or find existing Sprint customers at the local SPCS
    store or Radio Shack and find out how their coverage experience is - that's
    the only way to get a real, accurate picture of how Sprint would work for
    you.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  15. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    > 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.....


    The question is where you are. I don't know how they are in Indiana -
    do you live near Purdue or only go to school there?

    There are some cities where SPCS coverage sucks. As Deb has pointed out,
    they have problem spots all over Florida. I can identify Columbus, Ohio
    as another area, although when I lived in Cleveland their network was solid
    and I didn't have roaming issues at all.

    What we need to do is find someone in your area. Perhaps you can talk
    to some people at Purdue or find existing Sprint customers at the local SPCS
    store or Radio Shack and find out how their coverage experience is - that's
    the only way to get a real, accurate picture of how Sprint would work for
    you.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  16. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    > 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.....


    The question is where you are. I don't know how they are in Indiana -
    do you live near Purdue or only go to school there?

    There are some cities where SPCS coverage sucks. As Deb has pointed out,
    they have problem spots all over Florida. I can identify Columbus, Ohio
    as another area, although when I lived in Cleveland their network was solid
    and I didn't have roaming issues at all.

    What we need to do is find someone in your area. Perhaps you can talk
    to some people at Purdue or find existing Sprint customers at the local SPCS
    store or Radio Shack and find out how their coverage experience is - that's
    the only way to get a real, accurate picture of how Sprint would work for
    you.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  17. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    > 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.....


    The question is where you are. I don't know how they are in Indiana -
    do you live near Purdue or only go to school there?

    There are some cities where SPCS coverage sucks. As Deb has pointed out,
    they have problem spots all over Florida. I can identify Columbus, Ohio
    as another area, although when I lived in Cleveland their network was solid
    and I didn't have roaming issues at all.

    What we need to do is find someone in your area. Perhaps you can talk
    to some people at Purdue or find existing Sprint customers at the local SPCS
    store or Radio Shack and find out how their coverage experience is - that's
    the only way to get a real, accurate picture of how Sprint would work for
    you.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  18. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    > 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.....


    The question is where you are. I don't know how they are in Indiana -
    do you live near Purdue or only go to school there?

    There are some cities where SPCS coverage sucks. As Deb has pointed out,
    they have problem spots all over Florida. I can identify Columbus, Ohio
    as another area, although when I lived in Cleveland their network was solid
    and I didn't have roaming issues at all.

    What we need to do is find someone in your area. Perhaps you can talk
    to some people at Purdue or find existing Sprint customers at the local SPCS
    store or Radio Shack and find out how their coverage experience is - that's
    the only way to get a real, accurate picture of how Sprint would work for
    you.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  19. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    > 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.....


    The question is where you are. I don't know how they are in Indiana -
    do you live near Purdue or only go to school there?

    There are some cities where SPCS coverage sucks. As Deb has pointed out,
    they have problem spots all over Florida. I can identify Columbus, Ohio
    as another area, although when I lived in Cleveland their network was solid
    and I didn't have roaming issues at all.

    What we need to do is find someone in your area. Perhaps you can talk
    to some people at Purdue or find existing Sprint customers at the local SPCS
    store or Radio Shack and find out how their coverage experience is - that's
    the only way to get a real, accurate picture of how Sprint would work for
    you.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  20. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:
    > 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.....


    The question is where you are. I don't know how they are in Indiana -
    do you live near Purdue or only go to school there?

    There are some cities where SPCS coverage sucks. As Deb has pointed out,
    they have problem spots all over Florida. I can identify Columbus, Ohio
    as another area, although when I lived in Cleveland their network was solid
    and I didn't have roaming issues at all.

    What we need to do is find someone in your area. Perhaps you can talk
    to some people at Purdue or find existing Sprint customers at the local SPCS
    store or Radio Shack and find out how their coverage experience is - that's
    the only way to get a real, accurate picture of how Sprint would work for
    you.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     

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