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Thinking of jumping to VZW...
I've been on Sprint for many years, and have generally been happy. My Evo is the best phone on the planet, at least until the Thunderbolt arrives.
...but I moved about a year ago, and Sprint's coverage is pretty marginal in my new location. At work I can only get 1xRTT data. In my home town I get 3g coverage ok, except in my forested neighborhood where I wouldn't have any signal at all if it wasn't for the femtocell I'm paying $5/month for.
Coverage maps suggest that VZW would be a lot stronger at home and would have 3g data where I work. But when I hit the VZW website and started pricing plans, it was a big sticker shock.
I'm looking for 4 smartphones, all lines with a data plan, with unlimited SMS on at least 2 of those lines. On Sprint, base charge for the 4 lines + femtocell is $155 before all the taxes, etc get added in. Based on the VZW website, it looks like the best I can do is Text and Talk family plan, 4 lines/700 minutes = $120, plus $30/line for data = $240/month. $85/month higher than what I pay Sprint.
I'm not coming here to shill for Sprint; been happy, but want better coverage - I really am looking to jump to VZW. But $85/month is kind of a show stopper. Is there a plan that I missed and should be considering? A new customer discount I could be negotiating? Anything?