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Discussion in 'Virgin Mobile' started by jrmckins, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. jrmckins

    jrmckins Well-Known Member
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    I'm currently on Sprint. Should I expect the same exact coverage and performance if I switch to Virgin?
     

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  2. Palafox

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    For calling coverage I think so, it's not bad as is.

    For 3G it depends where you live, in the LA area, VM's 3G is unusable.
     
  3. jrmckins

    jrmckins Well-Known Member
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    so it's not the same as Sprint's 3G or does Sprint suck there too?
     
  4. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles
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    It should be pretty much the same except that with Sprint you can roam onto Verizon towers.
     
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  5. m-cman

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    I had Sprint before going to VM and there is a big difference in the Dallas area. I often cannot send or receive calls or texts. The other night I couldn't receive a MMS from a friend (small picture) for several hours. Had to be in a different area with Sprint towers nearby to get it. Not happy with the coverage but you get what you pay for....
     
  6. hiwatt

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    Where are you? In Chicago it works well.
     
  7. Palafox

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    IDK about Sprint 3G vs VM 3G, however I would NOT be surprised if VM users get sloppy seconds when it comes to sharing Sprint's data pie, afterall Sprint users got roaming dibs :(

    VM's dumping of Androids over BF have lots to do with the slow dnload as more phones vying for same data.
     

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