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Should I switch from VZ to Sprint - Phoenix area

Discussion in 'Sprint Forum' started by nofumble, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. nofumble

    nofumble New Member

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    OK. 2 yrs contratc with VZ is up next month. Thinking going back to Sprint. I was with Sprint for 4-5 yrs. Service in town is excellent ( seem like the voice quality is better than Verizon). Problem is that when I go camping, Sprint service is virtually non-existence.

    But now I see Sprint allows me to roam freely in Verizon network. Maybe it's time to go back. Beside they support Wimax which is my company partner.

    Verizon has two different frequencies, which one is compatible with Sprint?

    Thanks for your comment.
     
  2. AnthroMatt

    AnthroMatt Big Meanie
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    Both of Verizon's frequencies are compatible with Sprint as every Sprint phone supports both bands of CDMA.

    There is no guarantee you will roam on Verizon...you could roam on a different partner (if one exists). The nice thing is that unless you have a BlackBerry you can force your phone to roam, which comes in handy if you are in an area with a very bad Sprint signal but a good signal from someone else.
     
  3. larry

    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    Phoenix is one of Sprint's best performing markets. I think you'll be happy with them now. Sprint can roam on Verizon or Alltel in Phoenix depending on who is higher in priority in the roaming list (which changes sometimes).
     
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    You can't force a Sprint BB to roam? That's not good.

    I am used to such a thing on my GSM BB from work. The one nice thing about the GSM phone is althought you cannot force it to roam, once you are in a romaing area, you can manually select a network.
     
  5. nofumble

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    Thank folks.

    I may sign up for a year to see how it goes. They probably give me a cheapo phone if I just sign up for 1 yr. ehh, it is probably still better than the Motto267 that I have.
     
  6. nofumble

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    Another question, which Sprint phone has best reception. Is it a Samsung?


    I have an old Sprint Samsung SCH-6100. This one has no color screen, no text, no web. But it is thin and has exceptional reception.

    One time my buddy and I went off to the suburb, and his newer LG phone began to loose reception but mine still worked well.
     
  7. ace41690

    ace41690 Junior Member
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    The best phones made by sprint for reception are phones made by sanyo with an external antenna. Sanyo blows every other brand out of the water as far as reception goes IMO.
     
  8. Bill Clinton

    Bill Clinton 10 years scandal free....
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    Sanyo generally gets the best reception. My free Sanyo dinosaur phone get's amazing reception, way better than my Samsung phones. Sprint is great in Phoenix. You shouldn't have any problems. I know the thought of a 2 year contract is enough to make you squirm but if you get a SERO plan you get amazing deals. 500 minutes for $30.00, 1250 minutes for $50. Also inculded: * Unlimited Nights & Weekends starting at 7pm!
    * Domestic long distance
    * Unlimited Mobile to Mobile
    * Unlimited Web/Data Access
    * Unlimited Picture Mail (with compatible devices)
    Sprint Employee Referral Offer
    PM me if you need an e-mail address to look at the site.
     
  9. nofumble

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    Thank you Mr. President,

    I will PM you sometime next month or Oct when the VZ contract is up.
     
  10. RJB

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    LOL do i smell someone wanting the referal $25??
     
  11. Bill Clinton

    Bill Clinton 10 years scandal free....
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    Would I get the referral? I didn't think I could because it is the Sprint Employee Referral Offer meaning they were supposedly referred by a Sprint employee. I won't turn down the $25 if they want to be generous though. :)
     
  12. AnthroMatt

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    Currently Alltel is the preferred roaming partner of Sprint in the Phoenix market
     
  13. lennyj17

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    I think every market that Alltel is available it will supersede VZW in the PRL, Per Sprint and Alltel's Roaming Agreement, and on the Flip anywhere Sprint is available, it will Supersede VZW in Alltel's PRL.
     

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