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Lol thats nice to hear. How about if I just buy a grandfathered unlimited plan on Verizon or AT&T. They seem to have good coverage in my area. The only thing is though, that I've heard Verizon will be cutting off the grandfathered unlimited users.
    
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Then you're screwed Lol. Sprint has like no coverage until you actually get into Vegas.
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What part of the bay area are you in? San Jose gets great coverage so does most of the south bay.
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Then you're screwed Lol. Sprint has like no coverage until you actually get into Vegas.
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What part of the bay area are you in? San Jose gets great coverage so does most of the south bay.

I live in Los Angeles, but what I'm talking about is when he travels to Las Vegas. Once he's out on the "open road", he'll be roaming. o_O

His best bet is AT&T or Verizon for best over all coverage. Verizon simply has more 3G, but CDMA isn't all it's cracked up to be and a lot of the time in rural areas it's comparable to Edge speeds.

LTE, once completely deployed, is another matter though.
post #14 of 23
To answer OP:

LTE operates on the 700mhz band.
WiMAX operates on the 2.4 Ghz band.

LTE can penetrate more into buildings. Wimax is like WIFI.

I don't think that Sprint will get rid of their unlimited plan. Its the only distinction they have amongst the other carriers.

Also, Sprint plans have verizon roaming. Its purpose is not with data but certainly with voice. I get coverage everywhere. Even in places I'm not supposed to get it.

Now, if you were smart, I would get a hybrid Sprint/Verizon PRL online and load it into your phone. This allows you to have the best of both worlds.
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AT&T in the bay area sucks....Sprint LTE will not be out until later in the year....If you don't mind paying high priced plans on Verizon then get a phone from their network!
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Now, if you were smart, I would get a hybrid Sprint/Verizon PRL online and load it into your phone. This allows you to have the best of both worlds.

What is that?
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AT&T in the bay area sucks....Sprint LTE will not be out until later in the year....If you don't mind paying high priced plans on Verizon then get a phone from their network!

Well, Will has AT&T, and he never complained about his coverage in San Fransisco, so, yeah. I know years ago (when the iPhone came out) AT&T's network was very congested, but they've made alterations since then. o_O

I've also been to San Fransisco numerous times and I had no issues. In fact, San Fransisco is going to have LTE. So, yeah, welcome to 2012. ^____~
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What is that?

The PRL is the file that the phone references to find out where the cellphone towers are. Now if you were to update it, it would update the location of any new phone towers and delete any dismantled ones. If you were to have a contract with Sprint and on it you have roaming, you are effectively roaming on verizon's network. But the stock PRL will always tell the phone to get on Sprint and if all else fails, Verizon.

See here:
http://androidforums.com/sprint/89817-sprints-roaming-contract-verizon.html

Now if we could change the file so it acts in our favor say... force the phone to look for verizon towers and if that fails, roam on sprint for voice, then you have a winner. You shouldn't abuse the data in this setting otherwise Sprint might give you a call asking where the heck are you.

I do this when I know im going to be in a spotty area. When Im back into the city, I just load my original (but not stock) Sprint prl.
post #19 of 23
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I live in Los Angeles, but what I'm talking about is when he travels to Las Vegas. Once he's out on the "open road", he'll be roaming. o_O
His best bet is AT&T or Verizon for best over all coverage. Verizon simply has more 3G, but CDMA isn't all it's cracked up to be and a lot of the time in rural areas it's comparable to Edge speeds.
LTE, once completely deployed, is another matter though.

Oh, thanks for clearing that up. I myself haven't been outside of San Jose since I got my SGS2 but I will be heading down to Los Angeles on Tues or Wed so I'll see how the coverage is on the I-5 thumb.gif
post #20 of 23
at&t in the LA and bay area is soo bad you have to walk outside your house to make a call, i know a at&t tech that pays for a tmobile phone because he wont put up with att's BS.
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