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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:

    > 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.

    --
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    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:

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

    > Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    > roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.


    41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:

    I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    an update, it'll send the update to your phone.

    If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.

    >>I must say I haven't heard much good about Sprint in the past, but these
    >>companies change all the time. Any opinions? I remember in particular
    >>that Sprint had weak coverage in the Los Angeles area. Has that
    >>changed?

    >
    > I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    > where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    > infuriates me.


    OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.

    Sprint actually has coverage at my house on the edge of Apple Valley where
    Verizon has no coverage.

    --
    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:

    > Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    > roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.


    41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:

    I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    an update, it'll send the update to your phone.

    If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.

    >>I must say I haven't heard much good about Sprint in the past, but these
    >>companies change all the time. Any opinions? I remember in particular
    >>that Sprint had weak coverage in the Los Angeles area. Has that
    >>changed?

    >
    > I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    > where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    > infuriates me.


    OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.

    Sprint actually has coverage at my house on the edge of Apple Valley where
    Verizon has no coverage.

    --
    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:

    > Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    > roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.


    41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:

    I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    an update, it'll send the update to your phone.

    If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.

    >>I must say I haven't heard much good about Sprint in the past, but these
    >>companies change all the time. Any opinions? I remember in particular
    >>that Sprint had weak coverage in the Los Angeles area. Has that
    >>changed?

    >
    > I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    > where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    > infuriates me.


    OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.

    Sprint actually has coverage at my house on the edge of Apple Valley where
    Verizon has no coverage.

    --
    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:

    > Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    > roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.


    41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:

    I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    an update, it'll send the update to your phone.

    If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.

    >>I must say I haven't heard much good about Sprint in the past, but these
    >>companies change all the time. Any opinions? I remember in particular
    >>that Sprint had weak coverage in the Los Angeles area. Has that
    >>changed?

    >
    > I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    > where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    > infuriates me.


    OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.

    Sprint actually has coverage at my house on the edge of Apple Valley where
    Verizon has no coverage.

    --
    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:

    > Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    > roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.


    41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:

    I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    an update, it'll send the update to your phone.

    If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.

    >>I must say I haven't heard much good about Sprint in the past, but these
    >>companies change all the time. Any opinions? I remember in particular
    >>that Sprint had weak coverage in the Los Angeles area. Has that
    >>changed?

    >
    > I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    > where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    > infuriates me.


    OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.

    Sprint actually has coverage at my house on the edge of Apple Valley where
    Verizon has no coverage.

    --
    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:

    > Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    > roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.


    41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:

    I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    an update, it'll send the update to your phone.

    If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.

    >>I must say I haven't heard much good about Sprint in the past, but these
    >>companies change all the time. Any opinions? I remember in particular
    >>that Sprint had weak coverage in the Los Angeles area. Has that
    >>changed?

    >
    > I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    > where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    > infuriates me.


    OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.

    Sprint actually has coverage at my house on the edge of Apple Valley where
    Verizon has no coverage.

    --
    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:

    > Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    > roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.


    41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:

    I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    an update, it'll send the update to your phone.

    If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.

    >>I must say I haven't heard much good about Sprint in the past, but these
    >>companies change all the time. Any opinions? I remember in particular
    >>that Sprint had weak coverage in the Los Angeles area. Has that
    >>changed?

    >
    > I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    > where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    > infuriates me.


    OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.

    Sprint actually has coverage at my house on the edge of Apple Valley where
    Verizon has no coverage.

    --
    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:

    > Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    > roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.


    41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:

    I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    an update, it'll send the update to your phone.

    If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.

    >>I must say I haven't heard much good about Sprint in the past, but these
    >>companies change all the time. Any opinions? I remember in particular
    >>that Sprint had weak coverage in the Los Angeles area. Has that
    >>changed?

    >
    > I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    > where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    > infuriates me.


    OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.

    Sprint actually has coverage at my house on the edge of Apple Valley where
    Verizon has no coverage.

    --
    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:

    > Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    > roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.


    41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:

    I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    an update, it'll send the update to your phone.

    If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.

    >>I must say I haven't heard much good about Sprint in the past, but these
    >>companies change all the time. Any opinions? I remember in particular
    >>that Sprint had weak coverage in the Los Angeles area. Has that
    >>changed?

    >
    > I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    > where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    > infuriates me.


    OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.

    Sprint actually has coverage at my house on the edge of Apple Valley where
    Verizon has no coverage.

    --
    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:

    > Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    > roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.


    41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:

    I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    an update, it'll send the update to your phone.

    If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.

    >>I must say I haven't heard much good about Sprint in the past, but these
    >>companies change all the time. Any opinions? I remember in particular
    >>that Sprint had weak coverage in the Los Angeles area. Has that
    >>changed?

    >
    > I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    > where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    > infuriates me.


    OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.

    Sprint actually has coverage at my house on the edge of Apple Valley where
    Verizon has no coverage.

    --
    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:

    > Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    > roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.


    41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:

    I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    an update, it'll send the update to your phone.

    If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.

    >>I must say I haven't heard much good about Sprint in the past, but these
    >>companies change all the time. Any opinions? I remember in particular
    >>that Sprint had weak coverage in the Los Angeles area. Has that
    >>changed?

    >
    > I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    > where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    > infuriates me.


    OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.

    Sprint actually has coverage at my house on the edge of Apple Valley where
    Verizon has no coverage.

    --
    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:

    > Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    > roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.


    41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:

    I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    an update, it'll send the update to your phone.

    If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.

    >>I must say I haven't heard much good about Sprint in the past, but these
    >>companies change all the time. Any opinions? I remember in particular
    >>that Sprint had weak coverage in the Los Angeles area. Has that
    >>changed?

    >
    > I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    > where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    > infuriates me.


    OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.

    Sprint actually has coverage at my house on the edge of Apple Valley where
    Verizon has no coverage.

    --
    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:

    > Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    > roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.


    41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:

    I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    an update, it'll send the update to your phone.

    If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.

    >>I must say I haven't heard much good about Sprint in the past, but these
    >>companies change all the time. Any opinions? I remember in particular
    >>that Sprint had weak coverage in the Los Angeles area. Has that
    >>changed?

    >
    > I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    > where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    > infuriates me.


    OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.

    Sprint actually has coverage at my house on the edge of Apple Valley where
    Verizon has no coverage.

    --
    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:

    > Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    > roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.


    41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:

    I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    an update, it'll send the update to your phone.

    If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.

    >>I must say I haven't heard much good about Sprint in the past, but these
    >>companies change all the time. Any opinions? I remember in particular
    >>that Sprint had weak coverage in the Los Angeles area. Has that
    >>changed?

    >
    > I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    > where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    > infuriates me.


    OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.

    Sprint actually has coverage at my house on the edge of Apple Valley where
    Verizon has no coverage.

    --
    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:

    > Anytime you drop off the PCS network to an analogue signal, you are
    > roaming, and roaming charges (in my case, 41 cents a minute) apply.


    41 cents a minute? You must be on an old plan. Which leads me to a suggestion:

    I would suggest, if you haven't given up your Sprint phone yet, calling *2
    and having the CSR flag your phone for a PRL update, just in case. Then you
    wait a couple minutes and call *2 again and, since your phone's flagged for
    an update, it'll send the update to your phone.

    If you've already tried this and it hasn't worked, my suggestions for
    other cellular carriers can be found elsewhere in this thread.

    >>I must say I haven't heard much good about Sprint in the past, but these
    >>companies change all the time. Any opinions? I remember in particular
    >>that Sprint had weak coverage in the Los Angeles area. Has that
    >>changed?

    >
    > I do not have a good opinion of Sprint. Every time I see their ads
    > where they talk about "nationwide coverage with no roaming" it just
    > infuriates me.


    OK, but I *live* in Southern California and our Sprint coverage is solid,
    up here in the High Desert, down the hill in San Bernardino and vicinity,
    and in the Los Angeles area when we venture down there.

    Sprint actually has coverage at my house on the edge of Apple Valley where
    Verizon has no coverage.

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