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Detailed Coverage Map -- Update -- JUST NATIVE COVERAGE

Discussion in 'Sprint Forum' started by PCSuser, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. PCSuser

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    Here is a good map, that we have all been waiting for. Its THE detailed coverage map SPRINT NATIVE service. This does NOT show roaming -- it strictly shows Sprints native service.

    Good job Virgin Mobile!

    Thought it was cool because now we can know EXACTLY where Sprint service is and is not -- and where it isn't we can know we will be roaming. No more getting mixed up with Sprint's native service (green) and their data roam (green with dots).

    This is great check it out here:

    Prepaid Cell Phone Comparison by Virgin Mobile
     
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    And it plainly shows just how poor the state of Pennsylvania is covered. You better have free roaming if you travel in Pennsylvania. Verizon must make a fortune handling roaming calls for Sprint subscribers. Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are covered, but then it is very poor coverage elsewhere. Just why is Pennsylvania ignored by Sprint?? Sprint really looks awful if you look at the native coverage.
     
  3. larry

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    Good find there! This map is pretty well up to date unlike previous Virgin Mobile maps which were 1-2 years out of date. It's also interesting to note that these maps show where Sprint has 1900 Mhz only coverage in Montana. As we know Sprint also has native service in Montana on the 800 Mhz band via a partnership with Alltel. I think these maps are very conservative unlike some other carriers maps which tend to exagerrate coverage.
     
  4. larry

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    I don't know the maps for Pennsylvania look pretty decent to me. They cover all of the most important parts of the state and a lot more than just Philly and Pittsburgh. Besides what's so bad about roaming if you need to? It's free for the majority of users and most if not all features are available these days. If Sprint doesn't want to cover specific, more rural areas of PA it's usually because those areas are not profitable for them and I don't blame them one bit for not wanting any part of it if there's not enough money to be made. Remember these things all come down to money.
     
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    Hurray! No more green dots!
     
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    HUH that is interesting to really see their network.
     
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    This really is neat! Thanks for posting this!
     
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    That's the first Sprint map to reflect coverage as it actually is at my house, poor to fair.
     
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    Still shows my house as an Excellent area. If I'm lucky I can sustain -100 outdoors. Not all that great in reality.
     
  10. larry

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    That's the exact same coverage map that's on the Sprint web site. There's no difference between the two other than it leaves out the roaming areas.
     
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    It looks like Sprint updated my area on the map as I previously was rated good and now I'm at fair.
     
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    Yeah there was a minor revision to the maps about 2-3 weeks ago. I think they are getting more conservative (at least here in the LA market).
     
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    Honestly the blocks surrounding my house need to be labelled roaming! Even then, the VzW coverage is bad too.
     
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    Still no signal strength for affiliate/partnership areas like zip code 24060 in Virginia.
     
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    Maybe there's just no place to put a tower. Some neighborhoods are like that. Nextel probably didn't have a good synergy candidate there either?
     
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    NIMBYS lol
     
  17. SmArTeStChIlD421

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    don't even get started on the NIMBYs

    but anyway..........i used the Virgin maps bedore to tell where the native Sprint coverage was but you're right they were years out of date
     
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    There's a Nextel site, that provides about -70dbm levels to my house. I can see it, line of site from my drive way.
     
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    Ok so what happened? Didn't make the cut as a synergy site or is one of those ones that doesn't have room or something?
     
  20. Gamer03

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    In my area, the Virgin Mobile map of Sprint's native coverage is pretty accurate.
     
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    yeah but i've also noticed that this map is accounting for the lack of coverage of the road at the bottom of my street...........idk cuz i havent checked the Sprint map lately but if there is roaming where Sprints coverage is bad or non existent they just put the full green with polko dots
     
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