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I'm sorry for making a new thread, but this time, I'll be a bit more specific with my question.

I'm currently on AT&T, and our contract is finally up. My family is looking to switch over to either sprint or verizon.

We're looking at the unlimited data, talk, and text from sprint for $180 a month, but with verizon, it is about $170 for 700 minutes, no text, and unlimited data.

However, we can get a 17% discount from sprint, so the total comes out to be around 150 for everything unlimited for three people.

I'm not sure about verizon, but it seems as though it is about 15%.

Just from past experiences, what would you guys recommend? I know all my friends keep on saying verizon is the best, but is it really?

Also, the phone I plan on getting if I go sprint is the HTC evo. not really sure on verizon as of now.
post #2 of 22
Verizon has good coverage and Sprint is ok,i suggest you read ALL the fine-print on each
of the carriers website before buying.Both are just fine trust me
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Sprint uses some Verizon towers, unlimited calls to any cell phone, unlimited texting, unlimited data, nights start at 7pm(you won't even use all your minutes because everyone has a cell phone now adays) Sprint plan is usually $15-$20 cheaper
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I'm with sprint for 9 years now. I'm happy with them.
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I'm a Sprint user with 3 cell phones, 2 w/unlimited data,text, 1500 minutes a month, 1 ph with just basic use. I pay $152.10 every month which includes roadside service. I've been a happy Sprint user for over 10 years....got my first smartphone the LG Optimus S which is a basic entry smartphone. BTW the 1500 minutes is for land line phone numbers....any mobile to mobile calls are free....IMHO if you're looking for a better price plan Sprint blows Verizon in that dept. Just my
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I was pretty happy with Sprint when I had it, but hated my phone. I'm on Verizon now and equally happy I suppose. Difference is if you travel a lot Verizon may be more reliable coverage wise. Also, more people are on Verizon..but you'll always save 20 dollars with Sprint.

Up to you.

Verizon also has discounts from peoples jobs.
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Originally Posted by Simca View Post
I was pretty happy with Sprint when I had it, but hated my phone. I'm on Verizon now and equally happy I suppose. Difference is if you travel a lot Verizon may be more reliable coverage wise. Also, more people are on Verizon..but you'll always save 20 dollars with Sprint.

Up to you.

Verizon also has discounts from peoples jobs.
Sprint roams on Verizon's network... so coverage is basically the same.

All major carriers offer work discounts... I get 18% off Sprint.
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Sprint roams on Verizon's network... so coverage is basically the same.

All major carriers offer work discounts... I get 18% off Sprint.
Yeah, I knew that, but when I had Sprint...3+ years ago, Roaming actually used to be a charge. maybe not now anymore.
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Alright, but even if I do switch carriers, isn't it a really bad time to get a phone right now?

I mean the highest thing that sprint is offering is the evo, which is getting pretty dated. Even though I can get one for 150 bucks, its still seems like it's not a smart decision to switch right now
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Originally Posted by Jon Lajoie View Post
Alright, but even if I do switch carriers, isn't it a really bad time to get a phone right now?

I mean the highest thing that sprint is offering is the evo, which is getting pretty dated. Even though I can get one for 150 bucks, its still seems like it's not a smart decision to switch right now
The EVO is a solid phone, I really like mine. If your not in a hurry to switch, I'd wait a bit. Sprint has some nice new android phones coming to market.
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