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Old September 3rd, 2012, 10:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default The new data share commercial is too funny not to post.

My 11 year old would definitely eat up tons of data. On att I did not allow him to use anything but wifi. Now on Sprint that kid uses at least 3gb/month and I am sure it will go up.

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Saw this yesterday. Very good commercial!
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I agree very good commercial

Shared data is one of them things that looks good on paper only.
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Thing is: People have been clamouring for it. So (some of) the providers provided it. Could be a case of "be careful what you wish for."

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Thing is: People have been clamouring for it. So (some of) the providers provided it. Could be a case of "be careful what you wish for."

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Exactly! When you watch Verizon's commercial, it makes you think they're doing you some big favor with this shared data thing... but they're still just screwing you.

Sprint needed a commercial like they just aired.. And, it turned out pretty good!
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Marketing is amazing isn't it? Fools you into thinking this is a better thing than unlimited data
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Too bad Sprint could care less about it's long time customers like myself though. Seriously, 6 Samsung Epic 4g Touch's then they push a faulty ICS and then 2 updates that do nothing and still lie on Scial media all the way up to the executive level. UNREAL and SAD. Verizon should wake up and lower prices .
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I've been with sprint for 10+ years. Happy enough to stay
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The funny thing about this commercial is how real it is. This will hit home faster and more realistically than seeing old grandpa Dan Heese on screen trying to promote it.
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The funny thing about this commercial is how real it is. This will hit home faster and more realistically than seeing old grandpa Dan Heese on screen trying to promote it.
Maybe. You have to be careful about ascribing to most users the data habits of wireless device addicts . Near as I've been able to tell, from on-line comments and how I've seen my own users at work use smartphones: Most people don't currently use all that much data. For example: With what I'd expect our usage patterns to be: My wife and I could easily live within a 2GB/mo. limit.

My problem with VZW is that two users with a shared 2GB data plan would be nearly as expensive as Sprint with unlimited data.

Then again: VZW's data network is actually usable. Sprint's, in many places, not so much.

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Maybe. You have to be careful about ascribing to most users the data habits of wireless device addicts . Near as I've been able to tell, from on-line comments and how I've seen my own users at work use smartphones: Most people don't currently use all that much data. For example: With what I'd expect our usage patterns to be: My wife and I could easily live within a 2GB/mo. limit.

My problem with VZW is that two users with a shared 2GB data plan would be nearly as expensive as Sprint with unlimited data.

Then again: VZW's data network is actually usable. Sprint's, in many places, not so much.

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You have a point there. When home or at each other's houses, my entire family is connected via wifi. The data we use over 3/4G is extremely minimal.
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Unlimited data isn't very useful when your download speeds are limited to 100kbps over 3G. And 4G...what's that?
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Let me fix that for you: Network mirage...

I take no joy in bashing Sprint. But ever since I got a smartphone (EVO 4G) all I've been hearing from Sprint is about the future (Wimax, now LTE and 3G upgrades). It's been nearly two years and things are only going down. The only thing not going down is my monthly bill. All I want is what I paid for.
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Feel free to switch carriers.


I can give you the customer retention line
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I probably will once my contract is up in Feb.
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Yeah, the commercial is funny except that shared unlimited data is useless when your network is completely inadequate to the point where your 3G speeds are slower than dial-up circa 1997.

Until/if they ever get Network Vision up and running such that it actually gives customers acceptable 3G speeds, Sprint has absolutely nothing to brag about.

Stay away from Sprint until/if Network Vision is up and running in all markets and it has been proven to bring 3G speeds into the 21st Century.
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Anyone who is unhappy with their carrier, Do NOT EVER, EVER, EVER sign a 2 year contract with Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint or even the regional providers I have researched. There is almost no advantage to signing a contract, there isn't. Yes, Verizon has the best network (TOO DAMN EXPENSIVE!), AT&T has overzll a great network in many cities, T-Mobile is the fastest and cheapest but has coverage issues and the 1900 mhz GSM band is unusual, and Sprint is the only company offering "true" unlimited date(at least via cell). However, even if 1 friend of yours says "I had a great experience with (insert company here) you should check them out," I bet you find 5 other people right away who have had a negative experience. In other words, they all simply SUCK!

Sadly most people in the country don't realize that it's the price and restrictions of the contract and the ridiculously high ETF (even though there are many ways around that too that most people don't know). Anyway, when I explain the truth about cell phone contracts in the good-ole' USA, they are shocked to find out the following two clauses:

1. Your provider does NOT grantee that you will have service (voice and data) in any particular location.
2. Your provider does NOT guarantee your phone, even when purchased at their corporate stores. They all tell you "it's the manufacturer and all they do is sell them.... UNREAL !

Although it has only been only a week since i have switched to Pre-pay and I am learning the slight differences that are limiting, the good thing is that the Pro's definitely outweigh the Cons. Why ? Because an unlocked, medium to high-end Android phone that supports HSPA+ and the radio bands on ATT and T-Mobile, you are golden and there are many options available. You buy a SIM, you configure the APN and BOOM your phone works for voice and data and the HSPA+ speeds are good. At some point in the future, you have issues with said service. All you have to do is get a SIM from another pre-pay GSM provider, configure an APN, reboot and BOOM , you have voice and data. NO, ETF fees, no activation fees and in some cases, no or low taxes compared to post-paid.

I choose Net10 $50.00/month unlimited and i'm using a new Unlocked ATT Galaxy SII and it friggin rocks ! LTE will be great one day, but honestly HSPA+ is plenty fast and more power efficient and having the freedom to switch out SIMS anytime, as well as a monthly provider, give you FREEDOM, connectivity, less headaches and of course more $$$$ in your pocket.
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