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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by tbta02, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. tbta02

    tbta02 Member
    Thread Starter

    i have 3 smart phones on a family 1400 min plan .it costs over $ 200 a month . i like the incredible but it always pops up with another problem and its becoming a pain .sprint has the family for 1500 min shared with 2 evos for $ 129 .free mobile to mobile nights weekends .sounding better and better .anyone use sprint in the past ?

  2. rcrott1

    rcrott1 Android Enthusiast

    my office cell phones are all sprint, and we have ALL been fighting to get rid of them and go with verizon, because of the crappy phones, service and customer service. dont be fooled by a cheaper price.
  3. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User

    Flame bait post alert!

    Besides, too frustrating having a 4G phone when it is hard to even get Sprint 3G in most areas ;)
  4. cartisdm

    cartisdm Android Enthusiast

    That's unfortunate you're having so many problems with your Incredible. I know a lot of people, including myself and my fiancee, are in love with the DINC. Coming from the Storm this phone has been a complete blessing and allows myself, a geek, to explore it's fullest potential and to allow my fiancee, the casual user, to get full enjoyment out of it's simplicity too. Hard to find a phone that does both so seemlessly.

    As for Verizon. They have always been really good to us. After 10 years of service with them, they have never once let me down with Customer Service (or reception service for that matter). I've noticed that cell phone plans are really beginning to get pricey with all the forced data plans but I think we're going to see that across the board.

    All that said, the EVO does seem like a pretty slick phone. If you end up going that route let us know how you feel post-switch
  5. Ufkal

    Ufkal Well-Known Member

    I've used all the major carriers and while Sprint seems to have to nice initial offerings, I have to say, in my experience, VZW appears to have the most consistent coverage and better (although not always great) customer services. But when it all boils down to it, what is it that you want from a cell phone provider? Price, Product or Service. Its hard, tho not impossible to get all three at the highest level. In My opinion of course. :)
  6. syn ack

    syn ack Member

    A coworker here has the EVO, it's a nice phone but I just can't deal with the Sprint signal issues. He is already going to call and turn off the 4G access.
  7. oman321

    oman321 Member

    Verizon has been good to me to, although pricier. As the saying goes you get what you pay for. I've had many cell phone providers thru the years including Sprint, TMobile and a few now defunct ones.

    Sprint was on par with T-mobile, but in the suburban area where I live I was having trouble with call signals. Tmobile (last carrier before VZW) had 1 bar come and go. Had to find a spot in my home when using cell service and don't you think about moving around. Freinds who have Sprint get the same results with their service. With Vzw I have no issues, I can be in my basement and still use text and phone service.

    tbta02, if your in a major city you probably won't have an issue, however if you travel a lot or often go out of the city get ready for spotty service.
  8. cooksalot

    cooksalot Well-Known Member

    Lets put it this way Qwest dumped Sprint and migrated all their customers over to Verizon. Because the service was so crappy. Yeah at first it may seem like a great deal but don't expect much.
  9. vasilator

    vasilator Well-Known Member

    It depends on where you are. Sprint here in Atlanta is pretty darn good. Verizon is solid but not as great as in the northeast. You can't beat their deals if the coverage is good in your area that is for sure. Their customer service will do anything to keep you happy as well.
  10. bucwylde23

    bucwylde23 Member

    I don't think you can "turn off" 4G access. I don't think Sprint considers the 10/month extra for 4G only, more for "premium data services"
  11. jrmckins

    jrmckins Android Expert

    Verizon is way overpriced. My wife/daughter are on the $129 for 1500 (unlimeted data/text/etc.) It would have cost me closer to $200 for less than that on Verizon. Sprint works great where I live (and we're 4g here). I have the dinc because my company paid for it. If they didn't I would have an EVO on Sprint. Both good phones. Both good service (where I live/travel). If I were you I'd jump to Sprint.
  12. dm33

    dm33 Android Enthusiast

    I am still traumatized from Sprint customer service when I had them 2 years ago. For 6 months, I spent hours every month, fighting, arguing, redialing to have them fix amazing billing errors. Every month they would finally understand, finally say they'd fix it, only to see the next month bill messed up in some creative new way. My bill ranged from a 600 credit to a 600 over charge. Not fun. Not worth my time and blood pressure.
  13. Terabethia

    Terabethia Android Expert

    Sprint has some decent deals to get customers. Once you are one, they are pretty much crap.

    T-Mobile has the best pricing around. Crap service though.

    I'll stick with my Verizon. Customer service has always been great and the signal is excellent. I love it when my AT&T or Sprint friends have to use my phone because they can't get signal. Happens all the time. And Verizon always seems to have decent promotions for their current customers while the other guys tend to just have good deals for new customers.

    My Dad's company uses Sprint. For a while his voicemail message was something along the lines of "Welcome to the wonderful world of Sprint/Nextel, where your call may be dropped at any moment. Please leave a message and make it quick, cell towers can't handle more than 30 seconds at a time."

    Him and his guys now all use Verizon :D
  14. syn ack

    syn ack Member

    hmm, Interesting I will have to ask him if he was able to turn it off. He told me this morning it was almost useless.
  15. foreWard

    foreWard Well-Known Member

    i wouldn't do it.
  16. ChiTownJim

    ChiTownJim Android Expert

    I have a BB Curve on Sprint and the cell service is pretty much on par with Verizon . My Curve isn't 3g so I don't know how there 3g service is or for that matter there 4g but I know in Denver I hear it's actually pretty good.

    As far as there customer service goes, I had to get my Curve replaced once and it took almost 2 weeks , it was a big hassel. Verizon I can just walk in a nd get a new phone or call and they overnight one to me . I love Verizons customer service, but if you can save that mcuh money I would do it. The EVO is basically a suped up Incredible
  17. Quintessence

    Quintessence Android Enthusiast

    Sprint = Verizon in terms of signal in my area
    Sprint would also be significantly cheaper.
    The EVO is also a great phone.
  18. MisterMixelpix

    MisterMixelpix Android Expert

    Sorry to hear that you had problems.

    However, we're all a big Android family, so to be honest I don't care what carrier or device you use.

    As long as it isn't an iPhone. ;)
  19. rcrott1

    rcrott1 Android Enthusiast

    ill put it this way, my blackberry (work phone) is sprint. my personal phone (verizon) (DInc) is amazing. we were down in kentucky on the motorcycles and decided to do some cave exploring. 25 ft in the cave, bb was out of service. half way through the cave, the DInc beeps at me, with an email. ill never go to another company.
  20. mcapozzi

    mcapozzi Android Enthusiast

    For me (Upstate NY) Sprint worked fine until I got off the beaten path, then it dropped to 1x and it sucked.

    With Verizon, there aren't too many places where I can't get a decent 3G signal, even in the boonies.

    Signal strength in your house only matters if you are home...

  21. lamoglinsgal

    lamoglinsgal Android Expert

    I've had all of the major carriers myself.

    AT&T - you couldn't pay me to go back to them. I had them pre-smartphone and had the worst experience. About a year into my contract, they started messing with the towers. I completely lost service at my house (which was in the city) and had little to no service anywhere else. They refused to work with me, and I had to end up buying out of my contract.

    T-Mobile - awesome customer service, good phones, bad coverage.

    Sprint - honestly, their unlimited text/voice/data plan has peaked my interest here lately. I was looking into it the other night. It would drop my bill roughly $80 to $100 a month. But what's the catch? At this point, I'm still pretty far out from ending my contract, so I'm going to hold out and PRAY that VZW comes up with something comparable. Their service has been hands down the best out of all of the carriers.
  22. yojoe600

    yojoe600 Android Expert

    i will agree that i pay about 240 a month on my family plan and it sucks... but i do not ever complain about service or customer service that sucks with sprint

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