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So my phone contract expires at the start of august and I pretty much have my phone picked out (Galaxy S2), however I am not sure what carrier to go to. I currently have Verizon and they have been pretty decent so far, but expensive. Also Verizon and AT&T putting data caps in place has put a sour taste in my mouth.

AT&T isn't even in the running, since I was on a call with my buddy just yesterday and it dropped the call 3 times in a 20 min conversation. Plus every time I called him back he cursed out AT&T and said this happens all the time.


So far I am thinking about switching to sprint because of their selection of phones, unlimited everything and they also seem to be the cheapest. My father on the other hand doesn't like sprint, when asked why he says he doesn't like the name and no one he knows has it. (Great reasons eh?)

Sprint users how would you rate your experience ? Should I stick with Verizon because I will be grandfathered into their data ? I am open to all opinions.

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I love sprint and my Evo 3D. Verizon has the better coverage and faster 4G...but Sprint is a better bang for the buck. I never lose signal but it some spots my 3G is quite slow. I am also in PA and there are a lot of undeveloped not heavily populated areas.
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As long as you get good service, I'd go with Sprint. It seems like they've been making an effort to compete better with Verizon/AT&T and do still offer unlimited data.

Myself, I'm on Verizon with the family, but have a crap phone (Samsung Intensity II) so can't comment on much else.
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I love sprint and my Evo 3D. Verizon has the better coverage and faster 4G...but Sprint is a better bang for the buck. I never lose signal but it some spots my 3G is quite slow. I am also in PA and there are a lot of undeveloped not heavily populated areas.
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As long as you get good service, I'd go with Sprint. It seems like they've been making an effort to compete better with Verizon/AT&T and do still offer unlimited data.

Myself, I'm on Verizon with the family, but have a crap phone (Samsung Intensity II) so can't comment on much else.
This would be mine choice if I had good Sprint service. My area is a very heavy Verizon market but not very good for Sprint. There service is just not that goo in my area.
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I had this to consider too when my contract ran out about a month ago. Honestly it depends on your coverage. When you break it all down you can get a good amount of talk/text and unlimited data for $90 on verizon or unlimited everything for $80 on sprint. I chose to stick with verizon because i would be grandfathered in and because Colorado has some epic 4g coverage. Sprint becomes the winner imo if you dont have LTE where you are and there is little point to verizon without a 4g phone.
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Sprint is pretty good on price, not good on anything unless you get their 4G phones. Besides the Evo family everything is kinda meh.
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Stick with Verizon for grandfather data plan...going to become worth more and more as time goes on.
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I had nextel (sprint) back about 5 years ago, and it sucked in my area no service anywhere, at&t was great back then, now At&T sucks so i think my next SP will be verison
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sprint because we have real unlimited plans although if you currently have one with verizon you should be able to keep it
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