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    Default Re: Sprint isn't worth the money (Rant Forewarned)

    Quote Originally Posted by kg4icg View Post
    Why are you looking at the Sprint map instead of the Sensorly map. It will give you a better idea of LTE coverage in the Dallas area. Sensorly.com and selct Sprint 4G

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    Because of what was previously quoted that Sprint "Stretches the truth" So using Sprint's map would prove them to be a little more than "stretching the truth"
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    If your honestly as mad as you seem in posts you can do two things to get rid of service.

    Try the roam force and let them boot you so you can go elsewhere or..

    Simply cancel and pay the ETF. It might take a month or two to save for the ETF.. Everyone is different... But when att pulled the "oh we give unlimited to you still but throttle you hard core after 3GB" thing I left instantly. I had been with them so long and that's the plan I was always on before they even talked about tiered plans and then they pulled that stunt.. So i left the first time they throttled.

    Just depends on how much you hate the carrier on what you want to do. Since you said budget I'd say use option 1 and get booted for roaming. :beer:

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    And FYI the sprint map is what the coverage is gonna be once ALL the towers are working like bro said download sensorly much better map data

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    Seriously? If you want to rant at someone, find a mirror. The state of Sprint's LTE network is well known. Even 5 minutes on this forum, or any other phone forum, would have told you that.

    The 14 day return policy is noted on their web site, and on the contract you got when you bought the phone. Do you pay attention to what you're signing?

    You didn't do even the bare minimum of research before you spent your money. I think I know where the finger should be pointed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meyerweb View Post
    Seriously? If you want to rant at someone, find a mirror. The state of Sprint's LTE network is well known. Even 5 minutes on this forum, or any other phone forum, would have told you that.

    The 14 day return policy is noted on their web site, and on the contract you got when you bought the phone. Do you pay attention to what you're signing?

    You didn't do even the bare minimum of research before you spent your money. I think I know where the finger should be pointed.

    Not only that, if you do some research, you'll find a GREAT website from one of our Android Central members, the site is S4GRU.com (which stands for (S)print 4G (R)ollout (U)pdates)...
    This site I mention is COMPLETELY devoted to everything 4G LTE for Sprint. Rollout for cities, sightings of 4G from USERS, not Sprint's maps...where it works great, where it doesn't...

    No one held my hand and led me to that site...I found it on my own by doing a little searching...and it's a GREAT resource for ANYONE who's in the Sprint footprint.

    Like me, I just noticed that my phone has started using eHRPD ....so maybe it won't be long before I see the 4G LTE light up around here...but all it takes is looking around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathanm1978 View Post
    Not only that, if you do some research, you'll find a GREAT website from one of our Android Central members, the site is S4GRU.com (which stands for (S)print 4G (R)ollout (U)pdates)...
    This site I mention is COMPLETELY devoted to everything 4G LTE for Sprint. Rollout for cities, sightings of 4G from USERS, not Sprint's maps...where it works great, where it doesn't...

    No one held my hand and led me to that site...I found it on my own by doing a little searching...and it's a GREAT resource for ANYONE who's in the Sprint footprint.

    Like me, I just noticed that my phone has started using eHRPD ....so maybe it won't be long before I see the 4G LTE light up around here...but all it takes is looking around.
    Yes I can contest to this site. It gave me a great insight to what was going on with the Network Vision upgrade in the Chicagoland area and details to some of the headaches we experienced during the start of the upgrade process that Sprint refused to comment on when asked.

    I can say now officially launched in Chicago market (roughly 50% finished) LTE is nice but don't be expecting anywhere near what Verizon or AT &T might be pushing out in terms of speed. In early testing days of the towers it was common to see speeds of 20-30 mbps downloads using Speedtest. Now that its official and fellow Sprint customers have started to load up the network it seems an average LTE speed in the same areas as test speeds were taken I'm getting 5-7 mbps.. Sure its a far cry from the dismal 3g speeds that Sprint offers but its nowhere near what I was hoping to see from LTE. I'm not giving up hope that before the market is finished here in Chicago they will turn up the juice and push out better speeds for everyone after some fine tuning of the network bandwidth handling.

    +1 on the Sensorly app. This is an awesome little tool and I recommend others use it to help map out the LTE coverage in your area once they start to flip the switch.
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    When I saw the title of this thread I thought it was going to be an open letter to SoftBank with a business case laid out to drop the purchase.
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    Yes I can contest to this site. It gave me a great insight to what was going on with the Network Vision upgrade in the Chicagoland area and details to some of the headaches we experienced during the start of the upgrade process that Sprint refused to comment on when asked.
    I am experiencing this now. Jacksonville just started to finally be worked on and I've noticed my 3g has been having a ton of issues. It's slower than normal and it seems to hang sometimes where it just doesn't want to load. Also I've had random dropped calls when I never had them before (or well not never but rare).

    Oh well though... I'll take it since it means they are working on the network. I'll also take the 5-7 Mbit... The speed that att has would be nice but I don't mind Sprint's since it's unlimited and I would be paying overages with att.


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    I am experiencing this now. Jacksonville just started to finally be worked on and I've noticed my 3g has been having a ton of issues. It's slower than normal and it seems to hang sometimes where it just doesn't want to load. Also I've had random dropped calls when I never had them before (or well not never but rare).

    Oh well though... I'll take it since it means they are working on the network. I'll also take the 5-7 Mbit... The speed that att has would be nice but I don't mind Sprint's since it's unlimited and I would be paying overages with att.


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    Ahh the dropped calls.. Yep that is a product of the switching and testing of the equipment. It has to do with the handoff of signals from the older equipment to the newer equipment. As they get further along in the upgrade this will become less of an issue.

    If it gets too bad don't be shy about calling Sprint. They were very good to most that called in to complain in the Chicago market and gave out billing credits/discounts.
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    Default Re: Sprint isn't worth the money (Rant Forewarned)

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul627g View Post
    Ahh the dropped calls.. Yep that is a product of the switching and testing of the equipment. It has to do with the handoff of signals from the older equipment to the newer equipment. As they get further along in the upgrade this will become less of an issue.

    If it gets too bad don't be shy about calling Sprint. They were very good to most that called in to complain in the Chicago market and gave out billing credits/discounts.
    That sounds like a good idea. If it gets worse ill call. I can say I get at least 1-2 a day (dropped calls). If it gets worse ill see if I snag a credit .

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    Well I get LTE in the house and my area I easily go over a GB in a day I don't even connect to my WiFi my LTE IS faster in the house. Love sprint and been with them for 10yrs. Other carriers are not feasible for me. Especially tmobiles limited coverage outside of big cities.

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    Default Re: Sprint isn't worth the money (Rant Forewarned)

    Yeah give lte time in Chicago guys I'm out west and if I can pull down 10mb on wimax I KNOW lte is gonna do better besides I'll take unlimited 10 than capped 40

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul627g View Post
    Ahh the dropped calls.. Yep that is a product of the switching and testing of the equipment. It has to do with the handoff of signals from the older equipment to the newer equipment. As they get further along in the upgrade this will become less of an issue.

    If it gets too bad don't be shy about calling Sprint. They were very good to most that called in to complain in the Chicago market and gave out billing credits/discounts.
    Yep, that's exactly right. In fact, they even gave me $100 in credits when my air card slowed significantly. I don't know about anyone else's experience with Sprint Customer Service, but mine has always been good. They have always shown a willingness to help. We had some REAL problems in Chicago. There are well over 300 towers here. According to Sprint's map, the entire city and suburbs should be up and running right now.
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    Yep, that's exactly right. In fact, they even gave me $100 in credits when my air card slowed significantly. I don't know about anyone else's experience with Sprint Customer Service, but mine has always been good. They have always shown a willingness to help. We had some REAL problems in Chicago. There are well over 300 towers here. According to Sprint's map, the entire city and suburbs should be up and running right now.
    I talked with Sprint online about the AirRave. They told me ill have to call (but noted my account about our conversation) but they are pretty sure I'll get for free.. I am shocked as this is my first interactions with them. I just explained my concerns while I'm at the house since I get good service in Jacksonville but where my house is i get one bar usually and experience issued with texts and calls. I am happy to know ill most likely get it for free.. I will follow up here once I call them about it.. But from how the online chat went I think it'll be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subsound View Post
    Yep, Sprint is set, even after posting losses of subscribers. Sprint will be bigger? maybe if you add the subscribers from the two carriers combined. which is really a refelction for Softbank not Sprint. And across the world it would only be the 3rd largest still trailing Verizon and some other China Company.. as far as the United States it doesn't help their chances maybe they can roll out more of their network but still would be trailing Verizon and AT&T in coverage.

    "On October 14, 2012, it was announced that the Japanese telecommunications company SoftBank will purchase 70% of Sprint Nextel Corporation for $20.1 billion.[1] SoftBank says Sprint will remain a separate entity and it will not switch Sprint from CDMA to GSM and will continue their plans to make Sprint an all-LTE carrier by 2017.[11] The deal is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2013"
    Well SoftBank/Sprint must have somebody nervous because it's kinda strange that all of a sudden one of the other Guys has reported that they plan on putting some money into their LTE and guess what dollar amount??? LOL.....Yep, $8 Billion......Why that number??? LOL


    Yet Son hates the very idea of running third-best to anyone else. He explained the buy to CNBC's Jim Cramer like this: "I am a man, and every man wants to be No. 1, not No. 2 or No. 3."
    For one, Son thinks that data networking is the most important feature of any mobile service. Softbank derives two-thirds of its revenue from data plans, which is about twice as much as American networks. Voice and texting plans simply don't matter much to him.

    This is a fairly revolutionary idea in the American market, where data is seen as just another service to sell alongside equally important voice and text plans. If Son can mold Sprint in Softbank's image, we'll have a genuinely new option on the local market.

    It's easy to shrug at claims like that, assuming that the guy is out of his mind. But Softbank was in fact the first Japanese network to sell Apple's iPhones, so the Jobs connection is no fairy tale. And Sprint may lag behind the dynamic duo at the top, but it does own a solid nationwide network with deep connections to another one from Clearwire. The company is in position to do something very interesting here, and Masayoshi Son might just be the right man for the job.

    Finally, nobody ever became a self-made billionaire and owner of Japan's fastest-growing cell service by placing wild bets on imaginary opportunities. But whatever it is, I'm guessing we'll see rock-bottom pricing on a data-based service bundle that enables his top-secret sauce.

    The American wireless market is about to get a well-deserved kick in the pants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kg4icg View Post
    Why are you looking at the Sprint map instead of the Sensorly map. It will give you a better idea of LTE coverage in the Dallas area. Sensorly.com and selct Sprint 4G

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    "Color intensity indicates the expected level of the signal received by the phone: very dark for 5 bars, very bright for 1 bar"

    According to this I don't have 2G, 3G or 4G.
    Riding in the car the other night with fam, EVERYONE was connected to something; be it FB, Twiiter....you name it. I couldn't connect to a damn thing.
    Makes me feel like a fool having the Note 2 on Sprint's network. I'd be better off with 2 cans and a string.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sircody View Post
    Well SoftBank/Sprint must have somebody nervous because it's kinda strange that all of a sudden one of the other Guys has reported that they plan on putting some money into their LTE and guess what dollar amount??? LOL.....Yep, $8 Billion......Why that number??? LOL


    Yet Son hates the very idea of running third-best to anyone else. He explained the buy to CNBC's Jim Cramer like this: "I am a man, and every man wants to be No. 1, not No. 2 or No. 3."
    For one, Son thinks that data networking is the most important feature of any mobile service. Softbank derives two-thirds of its revenue from data plans, which is about twice as much as American networks. Voice and texting plans simply don't matter much to him.

    This is a fairly revolutionary idea in the American market, where data is seen as just another service to sell alongside equally important voice and text plans. If Son can mold Sprint in Softbank's image, we'll have a genuinely new option on the local market.

    It's easy to shrug at claims like that, assuming that the guy is out of his mind. But Softbank was in fact the first Japanese network to sell Apple's iPhones, so the Jobs connection is no fairy tale. And Sprint may lag behind the dynamic duo at the top, but it does own a solid nationwide network with deep connections to another one from Clearwire. The company is in position to do something very interesting here, and Masayoshi Son might just be the right man for the job.

    Finally, nobody ever became a self-made billionaire and owner of Japan's fastest-growing cell service by placing wild bets on imaginary opportunities. But whatever it is, I'm guessing we'll see rock-bottom pricing on a data-based service bundle that enables his top-secret sauce.

    The American wireless market is about to get a well-deserved kick in the pants.
    I'll believe it when I see it

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    "Color intensity indicates the expected level of the signal received by the phone: very dark for 5 bars, very bright for 1 bar"

    According to this I don't have 2G, 3G or 4G.
    Riding in the car the other night with fam, EVERYONE was connected to something; be it FB, Twiiter....you name it. I couldn't connect to a damn thing.
    Makes me feel like a fool having the Note 2 on Sprint's network. I'd be better off with 2 cans and a string.
    So switch?

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    The Bars on your phone have nothing to do with the LTE or WiMax or any Data single, those bars are for Voice and really aren't there for an exact or really to be used to a def result. That Sensorly .com site really is only showing the Interstates and I'm around 100 feet from one in back of my house on the other side of my pool and shows i have or shouldn't have service but I do.
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    So switch?

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    I say switch and come back in the future that's what I plan on doing maybe by 2015 Sprint will be good

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    Yeah, That's How Billionaires become Billionaires, By working Slowly...LOL
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    airave is free is you call and say you have bad service.

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    The Bars on your phone have nothing to do with the LTE or WiMax or any Data single, those bars are for Voice and really aren't there for an exact or really to be used to a def result. That Sensorly .com site really is only showing the Interstates and I'm around 100 feet from one in back of my house on the other side of my pool and shows i have or shouldn't have service but I do.
    Sensorly is crowd-sourced. Coverage shows up on the interstates because lots of people map their signal while driving on the interstate. If you want it to show the signal by your house, install the Sensorly app, and submit the data yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    So switch?
    Wow why didn't I think of that.... :rolleyes:
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