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    I called up and complained about my signal to Sprint today and retention saw I was in a bad coverage area, that a local tower is down, and had numerous "failed calls". So the CSR put me through to get the new AIRAVE with 3G. No cost up front or monthly and no activation fee. If you have bad signal at home call Sprint and they will take care of you.

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    They offered one of these to me too. I declined it. It doesn't help me because I am having issues lately everywhere I go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissJennell View Post
    They offered one of these to me too. I declined it. It doesn't help me because I am having issues lately everywhere I go.
    That stinks. Most of my issues are at home and I am at home most of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DNicolasL View Post
    That stinks. Most of my issues are at home and I am at home most of the time.

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    They said it was because the three towers we have in the area aren't running and full capacity and they were actually running very poorly. They made a ticket and said they would send someone to fix them. I am still waiting for it to be fixed. If it isn't in a week then they said they would let me out of my contract because they had failed to live up to their end of the contract. Which I was thankful for. I will switch to VZW if it doesn't get better. I would prefer to stay with Sprint so I am hoping they get the issue worked out soon.
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    What the hell is AIRAVE? Is it something to do with their drastic reduction in coverage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Miz View Post
    What the hell is AIRAVE? Is it something to do with their drastic reduction in coverage?
    No. It is a thing that they have to extend their coverage. It basically makes your coverage better in your house.
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    I have a telephone for that. How about coverage outside the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Miz View Post
    I have a telephone for that. How about coverage outside the house.
    Well not everybody has a house phone anymore. So this helps a lot of people who just have a cell phone. There are quite a bit of people that just get bad coverage in their house and this hellps them with their problems. Most companies have the same thing just with a different name.

    For your coverage issues maybe try updating your PRL if you haven't. Or call Sprint and see if the towers are running at full potential in your area.
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    I have tried to do this. But it requires adding a line onto the account for that. My credit only allows me three lines at the moment until i reach month 18.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Miz View Post
    What the hell is AIRAVE? Is it something to do with their drastic reduction in coverage?
    Its a femtocell. It boosts the signal over a 5000 square foot area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissJennell View Post
    They said it was because the three towers we have in the area aren't running and full capacity and they were actually running very poorly. They made a ticket and said they would send someone to fix them. I am still waiting for it to be fixed. If it isn't in a week then they said they would let me out of my contract because they had failed to live up to their end of the contract. Which I was thankful for. I will switch to VZW if it doesn't get better. I would prefer to stay with Sprint so I am hoping they get the issue worked out soon.
    I had noticed slow speeds for a long time and the CSR said one my city's towers were down and would be back up any day. I still insisted on the AIRAVE. It seems the tower is back up as I am getting better signal and over double the data rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DNicolasL View Post
    Its a femtocell. It boosts the signal over a 5000 square foot area.

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    Is it extra? Because I refuse to pay a fee for something Sprint should be providing, better coverage

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    I have tried to do this. But it requires adding a line onto the account for that. My credit only allows me three lines at the moment until i reach month 18.
    Yeah, Sprint has some "sneaky" credit and financing ways. It's like a company ran by snakes and pirates.

    Quote Originally Posted by MissJennell View Post
    Well not everybody has a house phone anymore. So this helps a lot of people who just have a cell phone. There are quite a bit of people that just get bad coverage in their house and this hellps them with their problems. Most companies have the same thing just with a different name.

    For your coverage issues maybe try updating your PRL if you haven't. Or call Sprint and see if the towers are running at full potential in your area.
    Funny. Never seem to hear about bad coverage inside buildings and such with Verizon and AT&T. And quite a number of people still have house phones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Miz View Post
    Funny. Never seem to hear about bad coverage inside buildings and such with Verizon and AT&T. And quite a number of people still have house phones.

    What's PRL?
    Actually you do hear about it a lot. Well maybe not you but it happens on a daily basis. Depends on the area that you are in. And I didn't say nobody had house phones any more. I just said that a lot don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Miz View Post
    Is it extra? Because I refuse to pay a fee for something Sprint should be providing, better coverage



    Yeah, Sprint has some "sneaky" credit and financing ways. It's like a company ran by snakes and pirates.



    Funny. Never seem to hear about bad coverage inside buildings and such with Verizon and AT&T. And quite a number of people still have house phones.

    What's PRL?
    They typically do charge for it (for the people who wont demand it for free), but they will give it to you completely free with no activation or monthly fee. PRL is Preferred Roaming List, it tells your phone which towers to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissJennell View Post
    Actually you do hear about it a lot. Well maybe not you but it happens on a daily basis. Depends on the area that you are in. And I didn't say nobody had house phones any more. I just said that a lot don't.
    Sure, I'll take your "word" for it. Verizon has more coverage than Sprint does and generally speaking, that can apply to any mobile device. But I guarantee you a Verizon phone will pick up a signal faster than Sprint's crappy network will
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Miz View Post
    Sure, I'll take your "word" for it. Verizon has more coverage than Sprint does and generally speaking, that can apply to any mobile device. But I guarantee you a Verizon phone will pick up a signal faster than Sprint's crappy network will
    That depends on where you live. It is very subjective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissJennell View Post
    That depends on where you live. It is very subjective.
    Generally speaking isn't always subjective, Jenny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Miz View Post
    Generally speaking isn't always subjective, Jenny.
    I don't know who 'Jenny' is but I know it isn't me....

    It depends on the area you are in. When I am in Portland, OR I get 4g on Sprint and only 3G on Verizon. Therefore my sprint phone is faster. When I am visiting family in John Day, OR my verizon phone works a lot faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissJennell View Post
    I don't know who 'Jenny' is but I know it isn't me....

    It depends on the area you are in. When I am in Portland, OR I get 4g on Sprint and only 3G on Verizon. Therefore my sprint phone is faster. When I am visiting family in John Day, OR my verizon phone works a lot faster.
    Uh huh, ok.

    You know, that's like saying I can go to the NASCAR race and drive a car and say it's faster than a coupe. Like I said before, it isn't always subjective since it is proven that Verizon has better coverage and they're rolling out LTE at a faster pace than Sprint is with Wiimax. Actually, Verizon has about the same coverage of LTE as Sprint does with Wiimax, except LTE is actually in cities where it should be and they rolled it out faster than Sprint did in the timeframe compared.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Miz View Post
    Uh huh, ok.

    You know, that's like saying I can go to the NASCAR race and drive a car and say it's faster than a coupe. Like I said before, it isn't always subjective since it is proven that Verizon has better coverage and they're rolling out LTE at a faster pace than Sprint is with Wiimax. Actually, Verizon has about the same coverage of LTE as Sprint does with Wiimax, except LTE is actually in cities where it should be and they rolled it out faster than Sprint did in the timeframe compared.
    This isn't a Sprint vs. Verizon thread. I started this to talk about getting the AIRAVE and once I get it how well it works. This has nothing to do with Verizon LTE

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    Quote Originally Posted by DNicolasL View Post
    This isn't a Sprint vs. Verizon thread. I started this to talk about getting the AIRAVE and once I get it how well it works. This has nothing to do with Verizon LTE

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    ^ this. Let's get back on topic.

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    Sorry guys, me and Jennell got a little carried away. Let's get back on topic.

    So is Airwave like an app or something?
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    I just got it installed now. It definitely works. Will post back after a few hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Miz View Post
    Sorry guys, me and Jennell got a little carried away. Let's get back on topic.

    So is Airwave like an app or something?
    No. It is something they physically send you and you hook up in your house.
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    So far the speed improvement is real. I've went from around .4 down .2/.3 up to 1.5 down .6 up average. Maybe it's Cyanogenmods fault but there are areas in a 2600 sq house that I get 2 of 4 bars (so much for the 5000 sq foot)

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