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    Default Anyone else regret sticking with Sprint?

    As much as I love my HTC EVO LTE, I'm starting to regret sticking with Sprint. While I do get better voice reception and considerably fewer dropped calls over AT&T, their data speeds are starting to wear on me. While I do have wi-fi access 90% of the time, that other 10% where I have to rely on 3g is getting annoying.

    Anyone else regretting sticking with Sprint?
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    I would have to say no for me personally. This could also be the way I use my phone. I'm much like you. Most of the time I'm on wi-fi and when I'm not on wi-fi I don't have the urge to go to you tube or download anything huge so when I'm not on wi-fi, checking my mail, sending text, making a phone call works just fine. I'm not sure where you are located but most people here are happy to wait for the network upgrades because I've seen the numbers and would rather stick it out then go pay more for a contract period and end up coming back anyway.

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    Top early to tell. Im betting on their new network. If it doesn't improve I nay be gone next time.

    But then I kook at other peoples plans and they are terrible.

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    Nope, not me.
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    Guess it depends where you are. Sitting next to an AT&T user watching them stream a baseball game while I couldn't even check my e-mail was pretty sad. If they don't improve their 3G (have an S2 so I know 4G won't get better for me) I'm considering paying the disconnect fee and jumping ship. It'll cost me $40 more a month but not having data is killing me and I can't always rely on WiFi. Funny thing is, that's why I left AT&T 3 years ago. Was the right decision then but now the tables have turned it seems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackHawkA4 View Post
    Top early to tell. Im betting on their new network. If it doesn't improve I nay be gone next time.

    But then I kook at other peoples plans and they are terrible.

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    That's the thing too. It seems Sprint customers are stuck between a rock and a hard place, because the other carriers offer a terrible alternative. I had two bad experiences with AT&T, and Verizon's new pricing structure sucks. Plus they don't offer a comparable HTC phone.

    Quote Originally Posted by icenija View Post
    I would have to say no for me personally. This could also be the way I use my phone. I'm much like you. Most of the time I'm on wi-fi and when I'm not on wi-fi I don't have the urge to go to you tube or download anything huge so when I'm not on wi-fi, checking my mail, sending text, making a phone call works just fine. I'm not sure where you are located but most people here are happy to wait for the network upgrades because I've seen the numbers and would rather stick it out then go pay more for a contract period and end up coming back anyway.

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    The thing with me is even when I'm not around wi-fi, I still feel the need to check stuff like Youtube or my email or social networking sites and data speeds are bad.

    The thing is I'm north of Boston and from what I've read about Sprint's new LTE network since I bought my EVO LTE, is that data speeds where between Verizon's and AT&T's, but that was under controller circumstances.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cj4android View Post
    Guess it depends where you are. Sitting next to an AT&T user watching them stream a baseball game while I couldn't even check my e-mail was pretty sad. If they don't improve their 3G (have an S2 so I know 4G won't get better for me) I'm considering paying the disconnect fee and jumping ship. It'll cost me $40 more a month but not having data is killing me and I can't always rely on WiFi. Funny thing is, that's why I left AT&T 3 years ago. Was the right decision then but now the tables have turned it seems.
    I left att too for the same thing and never regretted it. Then before I picked up the EVO I wad thinking of going back cause its so much better here. Now.

    Im a sucker for sprint though. There lies are so promising and intriguing and make it sound like they will be better than everyone. They're like a bad wife that cheats on you but you keep going back when they apologized.

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    I take full advantage of unlimited data (over 11 GB last month) so the thought of what my bill would be on other carriers is frightening. I will admit not being able to take full advantage of unlimited data in certain areas can be frustrating, but the price premium I would pay for how I use my phone on other carriers would be far, far more frustrating
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    Quote Originally Posted by strudel View Post
    I take full advantage of unlimited data (over 11 GB last month) so the thought of what my bill would be on other carriers is frightening. I will admit not being able to take full advantage of unlimited data in certain areas can be frustrating, but the price premium I would pay for how I use my phone on other carriers would be far, far more frustrating
    Well I can't get 11 gigs a month on 3g! I'll bet when they get lte up in most major markets, we'll see a price increase
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    That's the thing too. It seems Sprint customers are stuck between a rock and a hard place, because the other carriers offer a terrible alternative. I had two bad experiences with AT&T, and Verizon's new pricing structure sucks. Plus they don't offer a comparable HTC phone.



    The thing with me is even when I'm not around wi-fi, I still feel the need to check stuff like Youtube or my email or social networking sites and data speeds are bad.

    The thing is I'm north of Boston and from what I've read about Sprint's new LTE network since I bought my EVO LTE, is that data speeds where between Verizon's and AT&T's, but that was under controller circumstances.
    I am in the same boat! I live by the expo center in Boston, and have no 3g in the neighborhood. phone roams and can barely get a signal. I miss calls and texts always, but I do get voicemails.

    My girlfriend has AT&T and gets amazing service, even on her iPhone. It might be fake 4g, but you can stream movies all day long. I can't even receive a text, let alone make a call.

    Sprint is actually letting me leave and I'M going to AT&T, but I have no idea which phone to get.

    Galaxy S3 is a good phone, but I hate the screen. The one x is great too, but no Sd card and some issues. IPhone, forget it... I can't go backwards. Although, I will have great service...

    What do I do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyDawgBoston View Post
    I am in the same boat! I live by the expo center in Boston, and have no 3g in the neighborhood. phone roams and can barely get a signal. I miss calls and texts always, but I do get voicemails.

    My girlfriend has AT&T and gets amazing service, even on her iPhone. It might be fake 4g, but you can stream movies all day long. I can't even receive a text, let alone make a call.

    Sprint is actually letting me leave and I'M going to AT&T, but I have no idea which phone to get.

    Galaxy S3 is a good phone, but I hate the screen. The one x is great too, but no Sd card and some issues. IPhone, forget it... I can't go backwards. Although, I will have great service...

    What do I do?
    If I had the chance to jump ship again and go to AT&T, I'd go with the HTC ONE X. Almost identical to the EVO LTE spec wise. I'm not disappointed in my phone but the service. AT&T & T-Mobile are also the only two carriers rolling out full support on the MBTA lines as they go live. Verizon has only committed to 4 downtown stations and Sprint hasn't even made a commitment to any coverage.
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    I don't plan on leaving any time soon. I just got rid of my ATT and Verizon lines. I will stick with my EVO LTE and my GSlll. I have wifi almost every where I go. If I don't have wifi I am probably in the woods so don't really need my phone for much anyways. Plus I work for sprint so if I am having issues I will call and get it fixed.
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    Nope. Be with Sprint since 98. I had a Crackberry phone before the EVo's that was trash so I upgraded and haven't had any issues. Unlimited data plan can't be beat..... My 2cents
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    After coming from T-Mobile for this phone (evo4glte) I was scared about the whole download speed I've been hearing about on sprint but after having this phone for awhile and using sprint I'm really liking it. I don't see a big delay in download speed and my call quality is amazing now people can actually hear me and sprint tv is amazing all I do is watch ESPN. With T-Mobile I was getting 4-7 MPs on 4g and on sprint I'm getting .75 MPs but if I wasn't on 4g I was f*cked (and that was all the time) and I never lose signal always 3g full bars I'm glade I moved.

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    I been with sprint for 12 years. The only problem I ever had was inside my house and Sprint promptly sent me their Airave device and that fixed it and I then had full bars inside. I've never had any problem with either data or voice away from home. I love Sprint, the price, the service, the device selection, and of course no data limit to worry about. And in 5 days I will have LTE on my EVO4GLTE.
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    I am sticking with Sprint. I have 4G in my area. On it now as I type this now. Use about 20gb per month. Tether ny laptop too (rooted), unlimited data. I am going to ride my OG EVO until LTE gets in my area. Then will upgrade to the EVO LTE or S3.
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    I regret sticking with Sprint. Sprints coverage in my area has gone to crap over the last 6 months or so, making my phone unuseable for calling most of the time.

    Yeah the 3g speeds are garbage and there is no foreseeable 4g in my area but I dont care abou t that, I'm wifi connected most of the time. About half the time when I dial a number and hit call, it disconnects me immediately. If I miraculously get through, the connection usually drops within 3 seconds. I dont even get some incoming calls, but mostly they just disconnect before I even get a chance to answer the phone.

    I love the evo 4glte and I wish I could drop Sprint in favor of Verizon and use this phone I've already bought. Yeah Verizon is much more expensive but at least it works.
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    I've actually seen some improvements in their data speeds. I have also seen the project coverage maps for their network vision and coverage will greatly improve, so will data speeds. Only time will tell!

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    For now I'm sticking with Sprint. My wife and I have shared minutes and more importantly unlimited data. She has an iPhone 4s and I've got the EVO LTE which I love. Seattle is suppose to get LTE coverage later this year, so I'll wait it out.

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    We will see. I had Sprint for a while and was very disappointed in the data speeds. I had the Nexus S 4G and could rarely stream any video. Music was iffy. I liked the unlimited plan and the price was great. But in the end the performance was bad. I used the voice to text feature on Android all the time while I was driving. My messages wouldn't register because data speeds were horrible.


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    I don't regret it at all. I'm on Sero with a GS3. Yeah their 3g sucks, but I have wifi at work and home so it's rarely annoying.
    When lte comes online in your area you will regret leaving sprint and their unlimited data plans. I'd stick it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awileycoyote21 View Post
    Well I can't get 11 gigs a month on 3g! I'll bet when they get lte up in most major markets, we'll see a price increase
    I doubt it sprint has been consistent with there pricing and lte isn't gonna change that and I avg about 15 gb and half is on 3g sprint has good speeds and coverage in Chicago

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    I do everything on my phone resumes job apps downloading new music streaming Pandora YouTube and amw backing up and flashing new roms the whole 9 lol and couldn't do all this for 90 bucks a month with any other carrier period that's why I'm sticking with them

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    Slight bump in 3G speeds simply is not enough reason for me to pa $20 minimum more for LESS.

    I am on Wifi 90% of the time during hte work week, and NYC has pretty good 3G speeds (between 800kbps and 1.2Mbps generally).

    Plus NYC is getting LTE this year so i can deal.
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    Data speed is one of the main reasons I went back to my Photon. The 4G actually works & I don't have to mess with a contract.

    I will never go back into a contract again. I'm heavily considering Straight Talk which unlimited and uses AT&T & HSPA+...for $45 a month.

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