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How's Sprint in Colorado?

Discussion in 'Western US Wireless Forum' started by Flagheimer, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. Flagheimer

    Flagheimer New Member

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    I'm intrigued now because I've just heard about SERO. My current contract with Verizon won't end until late next year (sometime in November). But I'm planning for the future... I don't know if I want to go with T-Mobile, AT&T or Sprint...

    I live in Aurora, I go to CU-Denver, I work near Alameda and Quebec, I sometimes go up to Breckenridge and my parents live in Murphy Creek, so I need a network that works where live, a place called "AuroDenAlaBecEnridgEek" :D :p

    Verizon's service isn't that good when I'm at my parent's house, I always opt to use their land line instead of my BlackBerry.

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    Additional [possibly silly] question, I read somewhere there's no "family plans" with the SERO promotion, but can more than one individual in my family sign up with this offer? I don't live with my parents anymore, so I have a different address. I was just wondering if my mom and dad, who live at the same address can use the SERO promotion as well? Separately activate their own contracts with Sprint using the SERO promotion?
     
  2. Andy

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    Hi there,

    If I remember correctly, Sprint does not have native service in Murphy Creek, so you will be roaming on Verizon's network anyways.

    In Denver, Verizon is one of the top choices. I am sure a very knowledgable person called BillRadio will chime in and share his experiences as well. You may also check out his website Mountain Wireless-Cellular Reviews, Maps and Information

    Andy
     
  3. Flagheimer

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    Yeah, Bill Radio is a great poster! I'm with Verizon now, but I guess I'm more of a phone person... after using an 8703e for a while now, I'm ready to go back to regular flip phones and whatnot... and it's no secret Verizon phones are lame, well at least to me ;)

    I'll hold on with Verizon until my contract ends, so I'm just trying to do some research now. Sprint's SERO price is a real deal for me!

    If I were to go with Sprint, I'd most likely choose the new RAZR 2. But November 2008, when my contract ends, so a whole bunch of phones will be out by then...

    Maybe even the iPhone 2... :D I'll wait it out, November '08 is a LONG ways away...
     
  4. Flagheimer

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    Does Sprint charge if you roam on another network?
     
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    All of the Sprint plans include roaming now - but they may bounce you (though not charge) if you use over half or over 800 minutes roaming. They got some really bad press when they actually did bounce some people (military who were transferred) so they seem to have backed off actually implementing this. - sheureka
     
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    In my experience Sprint is very good in Denver metro. I live/work down in Littleton. Every now and them I'm up in LoDo and the DU area. I didn't have any problems in the year I used the Sprint network (I was an alltel customer roaming on sprint).
     
  7. RJB

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    Yeah they have to include roaming because their native network is pretty much nothing if you travel around that is.
     
  8. Bill Clinton

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    Sprint doesn't charge for roaming. They can kick you off for excessive roaming but that is only for extreme cases. Sprint isn't a bad choice for Colorado. If you include the roaming they have very good coverage.
     
  9. Flagheimer

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    Thanks for the replies everyone.

    About my second question -- can more than one person in the same household have a SERO contract with Sprint? I'm thinking my parents should switch to Sprint SERO to save up some money. My mom uses her phone sometimes and my dad very rarely. Maybe the 500 min. plan for both of them...

    I don't know if living at the same billing address would affect anything.
     
  10. RJB

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    Sure there would just be two new lines of services.
     
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    I didn't jump in because I can't figure why the OP doesn't get a good Verizon signal at Murphy Creek. Every house could have individual circumstances, like a hill blocking the nearest cell site. There have been issues with increasing traffic along E-470 which may be causing capacity problems with people in Murphy Creek. Sprint added a site at the E-470 toll plaza.

    Otherwise, Sprint is a good choice for Colorado, usually better than AT&T. There are a lot of discussions about SERO plans in the Sprinit forum here of Wireless Advisor. I think you'd be money ahead by signing the parents up with an indivdual plan.
     
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  12. Flagheimer

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    I'm not sure either. We called up Verizon and they instructed each person on our Plan to dial a special number and follow certain prompts that would help our signal problems, but nothing has changed.

    My parents live in a Cul-de-sac, near the end of the closed area, the houses surrounding them could be blocking the cell site... not sure. :confused:
     

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