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  1. mybad

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    The sprint coverage where I live is "eh" and non-existent if I go other places that I go to.:rolleyes: Sooooooo, that leaves AT&T and Verizon.

    Which phone would you choose: The new iPhone or the Incredible?
     

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    i like the iphone over the incredible due to number of apps and i like playing games on it.
     
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    Anybody else care to weigh in? Checked the Sprint coverage map and it is indees rather sucky.:mad:
     
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    Where do you live?
     
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    lol, yeah where do u live? i hate apple(as i reluctantly type this on a macbook), so incredible of course. htc all the way, even if it is on overpriced verizon.
     
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    Pensacola, FL.
     
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    I would go with the the carrier by you who has a better network, but that's more because I despite AT&T and their terrible, overburdened coverage here in the Chicagoland area. Despite being one of the largest cities in the nation, AT&T's coverage here is absolutely terrible. And what good is a smartphone if you cannot reliably access the Internet?
     
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    Compare coverage maps in the areas you frequent and put the carriers in order of coverage. Then compare the plan prices. Once you find the carrier(s) with best coverage, pick the one with the best prices.

    Then look up that carrier's phones and do a little googling to see if they have anything a lot better coming out in the next few months. If they don't have any big updates coming out for a while, buy their best handset. If they have something new and improved coming within the next few months and you can wait, then wait for the new phone.

    Right now Verizon has the Incredible, AT&T has the 3GS, Sprint has the Evo coming in another 2 months at most, and T-Mo has the Nexus One. There are also new Dell Android and Win Mobile phones in the works as well as a new iPhone that will probably be on at least AT&T and possibly other carriers.

    Choose based on coverage, then price, then pick your handset. Not the other way around.
     
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    Sprint also has the new 30 day policy where if you aren't happy you can return everything for absolutely no charge - even activation fees and random charges. May be worth checking into. I'm surprised Pensacola has shoddy coverage.
     
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    Yeah, up here in the mountains, Sprint roams using Verizon's towers. Isn't it that way there?
     
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    Do you pay roaming fees? Do you drop calls often? One thing I'll say for Verizon, at least here, is coverage is excellent and I rarely drop a call. Are you still able to use all the features on your phone?
     
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    You do not pay roaming fees but if you are roaming more than half the time they may very well end your contract since you will be costing them too much money. Free roaming is a bonus for when you go out of coverage for an hour or two. It's not meant so that you can get some Sprint handset on Verizon for a cheaper rate. Your data speeds will be garbage on roaming as well. I love having it when I need it but I would rather pay more and get Verizon if the Sprint coverage was so bad that I had to roam all the time.
     
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