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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:
    > 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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  2. 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.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. In alt.cellular.sprintpcs deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    > used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    > roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    > "teetered" on the edge.


    I suggest trying Alltel Total Freedom... I've not really heard anything
    negative at all about Alltel in Florida.

    --
    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:

    > Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    > used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    > roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    > "teetered" on the edge.


    I suggest trying Alltel Total Freedom... I've not really heard anything
    negative at all about Alltel in Florida.

    --
    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:

    > Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    > used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    > roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    > "teetered" on the edge.


    I suggest trying Alltel Total Freedom... I've not really heard anything
    negative at all about Alltel in Florida.

    --
    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:

    > Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    > used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    > roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    > "teetered" on the edge.


    I suggest trying Alltel Total Freedom... I've not really heard anything
    negative at all about Alltel in Florida.

    --
    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:

    > Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    > used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    > roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    > "teetered" on the edge.


    I suggest trying Alltel Total Freedom... I've not really heard anything
    negative at all about Alltel in Florida.

    --
    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:

    > Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    > used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    > roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    > "teetered" on the edge.


    I suggest trying Alltel Total Freedom... I've not really heard anything
    negative at all about Alltel in Florida.

    --
    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:

    > Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    > used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    > roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    > "teetered" on the edge.


    I suggest trying Alltel Total Freedom... I've not really heard anything
    negative at all about Alltel in Florida.

    --
    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:

    > Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    > used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    > roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    > "teetered" on the edge.


    I suggest trying Alltel Total Freedom... I've not really heard anything
    negative at all about Alltel in Florida.

    --
    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:

    > Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    > used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    > roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    > "teetered" on the edge.


    I suggest trying Alltel Total Freedom... I've not really heard anything
    negative at all about Alltel in Florida.

    --
    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:

    > Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    > used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    > roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    > "teetered" on the edge.


    I suggest trying Alltel Total Freedom... I've not really heard anything
    negative at all about Alltel in Florida.

    --
    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:

    > Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    > used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    > roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    > "teetered" on the edge.


    I suggest trying Alltel Total Freedom... I've not really heard anything
    negative at all about Alltel in Florida.

    --
    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:

    > Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    > used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    > roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    > "teetered" on the edge.


    I suggest trying Alltel Total Freedom... I've not really heard anything
    negative at all about Alltel in Florida.

    --
    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:

    > Which is another of my problems, since the cell phone is primarily
    > used when I am out of town. So far, it has stayed under the 50%
    > roaming, but there have been one or two months where it really
    > "teetered" on the edge.


    I suggest trying Alltel Total Freedom... I've not really heard anything
    negative at all about Alltel in Florida.

    --
    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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