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Switching to Sprint? Opinions?

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

  1. Røbert M.

    Røbert M. Guest

    In article <l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.


    Except no where does SprintPCS say that in writing so a customer would
    know.



    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb
     



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  2. Røbert M.

    Røbert M. Guest

    In article <l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.


    Except no where does SprintPCS say that in writing so a customer would
    know.



    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb
     
  3. Røbert M.

    Røbert M. Guest

    In article <l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.


    Except no where does SprintPCS say that in writing so a customer would
    know.



    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb
     
  4. Røbert M.

    Røbert M. Guest

    In article <l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.


    Except no where does SprintPCS say that in writing so a customer would
    know.



    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb
     
  5. Røbert M.

    Røbert M. Guest

    In article <l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.


    Except no where does SprintPCS say that in writing so a customer would
    know.



    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb
     
  6. Røbert M.

    Røbert M. Guest

    In article <l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.


    Except no where does SprintPCS say that in writing so a customer would
    know.



    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb
     
  7. Røbert M.

    Røbert M. Guest

    In article <l612d09crfn7kh15sugq3fkra6vpa1ikda@4ax.com>,
    deb.milner@att.net wrote:

    > On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 03:27:11 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprîntpcs.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >> ONLY if total roaming minutes are less than half of the total minutes
    > >> used that month.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Actually, no. If you exceed that 50% limit, you're still covered.
    > >We send you a friendly reminder of the 50% limit, but cover you
    > >unless you exceed it twice within a 3-month period.


    Except no where does SprintPCS say that in writing so a customer would
    know.



    >
    > Which can really suck if you are a frequent traveller, and get stuck
    > in areas where PCS just can't be found. (On retrospect, in the larger
    > metro areas, I just realized it is in the industrial areas or "just
    > outside city limits".)
    >
    >
    > Deb
     
  8. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <b912d01s2f02r7kipp9cc76cestv51bub8@4ax.com>,
    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.....
    >
    > 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.


    And Sprint's map shows coverage there. "Generally" there, but typical
    for its dishonest maps.


    >
    > 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
     
  9. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <b912d01s2f02r7kipp9cc76cestv51bub8@4ax.com>,
    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.....
    >
    > 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.


    And Sprint's map shows coverage there. "Generally" there, but typical
    for its dishonest maps.


    >
    > 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
     
  10. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <b912d01s2f02r7kipp9cc76cestv51bub8@4ax.com>,
    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.....
    >
    > 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.


    And Sprint's map shows coverage there. "Generally" there, but typical
    for its dishonest maps.


    >
    > 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
     
  11. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <b912d01s2f02r7kipp9cc76cestv51bub8@4ax.com>,
    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.....
    >
    > 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.


    And Sprint's map shows coverage there. "Generally" there, but typical
    for its dishonest maps.


    >
    > 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
     
  12. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <b912d01s2f02r7kipp9cc76cestv51bub8@4ax.com>,
    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.....
    >
    > 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.


    And Sprint's map shows coverage there. "Generally" there, but typical
    for its dishonest maps.


    >
    > 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
     
  13. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <b912d01s2f02r7kipp9cc76cestv51bub8@4ax.com>,
    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.....
    >
    > 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.


    And Sprint's map shows coverage there. "Generally" there, but typical
    for its dishonest maps.


    >
    > 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
     
  14. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <b912d01s2f02r7kipp9cc76cestv51bub8@4ax.com>,
    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.....
    >
    > 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.


    And Sprint's map shows coverage there. "Generally" there, but typical
    for its dishonest maps.


    >
    > 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
     
  15. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <b912d01s2f02r7kipp9cc76cestv51bub8@4ax.com>,
    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.....
    >
    > 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.


    And Sprint's map shows coverage there. "Generally" there, but typical
    for its dishonest maps.


    >
    > 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
     
  16. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <b912d01s2f02r7kipp9cc76cestv51bub8@4ax.com>,
    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.....
    >
    > 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.


    And Sprint's map shows coverage there. "Generally" there, but typical
    for its dishonest maps.


    >
    > 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
     
  17. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <b912d01s2f02r7kipp9cc76cestv51bub8@4ax.com>,
    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.....
    >
    > 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.


    And Sprint's map shows coverage there. "Generally" there, but typical
    for its dishonest maps.


    >
    > 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
     
  18. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <b912d01s2f02r7kipp9cc76cestv51bub8@4ax.com>,
    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.....
    >
    > 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.


    And Sprint's map shows coverage there. "Generally" there, but typical
    for its dishonest maps.


    >
    > 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
     
  19. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <b912d01s2f02r7kipp9cc76cestv51bub8@4ax.com>,
    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.....
    >
    > 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.


    And Sprint's map shows coverage there. "Generally" there, but typical
    for its dishonest maps.


    >
    > 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
     
  20. Robert M.

    Robert M. Guest

    In article <b912d01s2f02r7kipp9cc76cestv51bub8@4ax.com>,
    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.....
    >
    > 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.


    And Sprint's map shows coverage there. "Generally" there, but typical
    for its dishonest maps.


    >
    > 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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