Welcome to Our WirelessAdvisor Community!

You are viewing our forums as a GUEST. Please join us so you can post and view all the pictures.
Registration is easy, fast and FREE!

Orlando

Discussion in 'Sprint Forum' started by Airb330, May 29, 2007.

  1. Airb330

    Airb330 Silver Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    3,544
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    3
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Mt. Royal, NJ
    My Phone:
    iPhone 4
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Verizon
    So far coverage has been pretty good. Coverage at the Universal Orlando Resort has been awesome! I noticed several microcells in both parks last time, apparently they are Sprint. I got coverage on every ride so far, even deep inside concrete. I know that VZ, Att (my T-Mo phone at the time showed no networks), and T-Mobile do not work in those places. There are microcells on top of the Back to the Future ride, I think one across the water from it near Jaws (could be their radio's though) and I forget where I saw the one in Islands of Adventure (Jurassic Park?). I'm gonna look at apartments tomorrow, so we'll see how Sprint works across the city.

    Edited to add: I've noticed a lot of people here use Sprint. Very odd, I'm used to seeing 75% Verizon users.
     
  2. Fire14

    Fire14 Easy,Cheap & Sleazy
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2002
    Messages:
    8,446
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    293
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Union County NJ
    My Phone:
    EnV
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Verizon
    Good to hear the Sprint coverage is great.

    So how is the Cingular/AT&T coverage & Verizon ?
     
  3. Airb330

    Airb330 Silver Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    3,544
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    3
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Mt. Royal, NJ
    My Phone:
    iPhone 4
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Verizon
    Verizon sucks. If Sprint is weak in an area--Verizon is worse. I dunno how Cingular is, I just know if my T-Mobile phone was dead, it usually had Cingular coverage on emergency only.

    I looked at one apartment today and really liked it. Sprint coverage was horrible. Verizon was non-existant. Figures. However, I am taking a tour of the property--there is a HUGE tower like 1/4 of a mile away. No excuse for the bad coverage. However....Sprint is slated to add on there :) In fact, there are 5 new towers coming online in the metro east section of the town. :D
     
  4. Fire14

    Fire14 Easy,Cheap & Sleazy
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2002
    Messages:
    8,446
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    293
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Union County NJ
    My Phone:
    EnV
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Verizon
    I really find it amazing to hear people complain about coverage in this part of Florida. Especially with Verizon or AT&T, but at least your Sprint is good to go for you, and even more so when they add to the tower by the apartment your looking at.
    I guess your able to force roam on Alltel if needed, which should have excellent coverage down there, my parents never had a problem when in Orlando.
     
  5. Airb330

    Airb330 Silver Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    3,544
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    3
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Mt. Royal, NJ
    My Phone:
    iPhone 4
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Verizon
    Alltel is only on the west coast. The only CDMA is PCS: Verizon, Sprint, and Metro PCS.
     
  6. Fire14

    Fire14 Easy,Cheap & Sleazy
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2002
    Messages:
    8,446
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    293
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Union County NJ
    My Phone:
    EnV
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Verizon
    I wasn't aware of that with the CDMA side, I thought they had more of FL.
     
  7. Andy

    Andy Diamond Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2003
    Messages:
    10,281
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    130
    Likes Received:
    7
    My Phone:
    HTC Thunderbolt
    Wireless Provider(s):
    VZW, Vodafone D2, Solomo, Swisscom Mobile
    Wow, I did not know that Verizon sucked that bad down there. I guess you won't be using your free roaming much these days, lol. I'm glad to hear that Sprint is adding to the tower nearby soon; maybe Verizon is too. :D
     
  8. Airb330

    Airb330 Silver Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    3,544
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    3
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Mt. Royal, NJ
    My Phone:
    iPhone 4
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Verizon
    I don't use Verizon roaming at home either. Sprint's better than Verizon pretty everywhere, or at least usable. Only Bethany Beach do I know I better just switch on over to Sprint. Used to be a black hole with everyone except T-Mobile (microcells are nice). Now, the town has opened a water tower for use, and Sprint just hasn't jumped on it yet.
     
  9. Fire14

    Fire14 Easy,Cheap & Sleazy
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2002
    Messages:
    8,446
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    293
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Union County NJ
    My Phone:
    EnV
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Verizon
    I actually had a problem with my Sprint phone today, going up a hill, on the phone the call was garbled & had a lot of noise to it, then it dropped the call at the top of the hill.
    I had a decent signal for most of the call & never had a problem with calls on my AT&T phone on this road.

    It started to deflate my opinon of Sprint some. Can't wait to see how it is in DE tomorrow.
     
  10. Andy

    Andy Diamond Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2003
    Messages:
    10,281
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    130
    Likes Received:
    7
    My Phone:
    HTC Thunderbolt
    Wireless Provider(s):
    VZW, Vodafone D2, Solomo, Swisscom Mobile
    Tom, your opinion of Sprint deflated because it dropped a call on a road where AT&T is fine? ;) Come on now. :)
    You may have had a bad handoff or pilor pollution or something, or maybe Sprint does not fare well in that one area. Or there may have been a network problem.
     
  11. Fire14

    Fire14 Easy,Cheap & Sleazy
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2002
    Messages:
    8,446
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    293
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Union County NJ
    My Phone:
    EnV
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Verizon

    I kind of figured it was pilot pollution or something like that & was pretty much joking on my comment.
    I have only had 2-3 problem area's so far & it's close to AT&T when it comes to network concerns. Actually around me I really don't have any problems with coverage, but sometimes outside my area it's about the same.

    In DE I had equal coverage with both and had a problem at the track with a call failed & figured it was when they announced the race was cancelled & all the people were making calls & I had a garbbled call at the 1 hotel in Newark where I had a -63 db reading, but moved 10' and it was fine.

    I had no problems with the iDEN and minor garbled calls with CDMA side in the Newark area, but otherwise it was good.

    I am still trying to figure out which would be the better way to go if I decide to leave AT&T, but with the new shared SMS plan coming out I don't think I will be leaving.
     
  12. PCSuser

    PCSuser Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2006
    Messages:
    317
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern US; Born a Brit!
    My Phone:
    PPC-6700 w/ WM6
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Sprint PCS - happily holding crystal clear calls!
    Yes, I live in the Orlando Metropolitan Area (Seminole County to be exact).

    Verizon does royaly stink. But for as bad as VZW is AT&T is worse. Both have dropped calls, garbled voice, etc, etc.

    I will be switching to Sprint this month - and yes Sprint is probably best either that or Nextel in our area.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...

Share This Page

Copyright 1997-2022 Wireless Advisor™, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered and unregistered trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
WirelessAdvisor.com is not associated by ownership or membership with any cellular, PCS or wireless service provider companies and is not meant to be an endorsement of any company or service. Some links on these pages may be paid advertising or paid affiliate programs.

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice