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we might as well just have it down to AT&T-mobile and Veri-Sprint. Two mega companies to rule them all! Where has the sense of competition gone in the world?
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Wasn't Sprint supposed to buy T-mobile?
    
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post #43 of 152
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not sure where you live, but I've gone all over the US with Sprint and have had no troubles. In cities or in the sticks.


Try driving outside the green.
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not sure where you live, but I've gone all over the US with Sprint and have had no troubles. In cities or in the sticks.
Cincinnati, ohio. I had Nextel for years and then sprint when they bought it and just about 4 years ago i switched to verizon and haven't looked back.

Nextel was ok, first phone that had internet was with them and it was cool talking to friends in chicago with just he push of a button. but sprint sucked, i would get dropped calls, unable to make calls, roaming areas and all sorts of crap with them. I've been from here to Virginia beach and back and not 1 problem with verizon.
post #45 of 152
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Try driving outside the green.
I'm a former Sprint customer and I rarely had coverage issues, from Hawaii to Arizona to New York. I always had coverage.


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AT&T and T-Mobile customers should see service improvements with improved voice quality due to increased cell tower density and broader network infrastructure. At closing, AT&T will immediately gain cell cites that would have taken 5 years to build otherwise.
Just read this on MAcRumors and it had me scratching my head. I'm pretty sure this statement is a drastic oversimplification, no?
 
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post #46 of 152
omg does this mean they'll force data plan on my T-mobile iphone?
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post #47 of 152
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Try driving outside the green.
thats for 3g/data. i'm talking about voice coverage. and i've driven plenty outside of the green and not had trouble with service. including 3g. Just went on vacation back home in Louisiana and had no trouble, were as I had no service, not even roaming with Verizon last time. i know what all the "maps" show, but I'm speaking from real world experience.
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Boooo!
GSM = BAAAD. Hopefully FCC rejects
     
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post #49 of 152
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thats for 3g/data. i'm talking about voice coverage. and i've driven plenty outside of the green and not had trouble with service. including 3g. Just went on vacation back home in Louisiana and had no trouble, were as I had no service, not even roaming with Verizon last time. i know what all the "maps" show, but I'm speaking from real world experience.
Maps dont lie, your "real world" was inside the green and you know it ;p

And voice coverage is irrelevant and nearly the same for everybody. If that's what you're worried about, get a prepaid for $4.99.
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post #50 of 152
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Voice coverage is irrelevant and nearly the same for everybody. If that's what you're worried about, get a prepaid for $4.99.
what??? VOICE coverage is irrelevant for A PHONE?? i don't have a cell phone just for 3g/data/internet. I ACTUALLY use it for MAKING CALLS. what a concept huh?? and like i said, from real world experience, sprint has better overall coverage than verizon did. I've had the same or better coverage with voice AND data.
    
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