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Sprint now claims fewest dropped calls

Discussion in 'Wireless News' started by xenophon, May 24, 2007.

  1. xenophon

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    Very interesting- while "independent third party" people can claim a lot, I do have to admit that Sprint has been very busy adding and improving their CDMA network- it's nothing like it was a few years ago...Great job, Sprint!
     
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    LMAO! :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
    My God! couldn't they be more original? What's the big deal about claiming the fewest dropped calls that now everyone has to be claiming it?
     
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    Lol, who else is claiming the fewest dropped calls? Cingular is claiming it on a national basis and T-Mobile is claiming it in some cities/urban areas I think.
    You are so anti-Sprint. :D
     
  5. Ellen

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    LMAO too!! :lmao: I'd like to know who the "third party" was that conducted these independent studies. I don't think any of the leading carriers should claim to have the fewest dropped calls.
     
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    Soeaking of the CDMA on iDEN sites, not all Nextel phones are dual mode CDMA/iDEN. There are only 2 "ic" series Dual Mode phones available, so this isn't true for all Nextel customers.
     
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    The "third party" that most carriers refer to is called Telephia. They do actual drive testing in a market area. Their data is available to all carriers. Sprint used a company that looked at billing records to determine they (sprint) had the fewest dropped calls.:rolleyes:
     
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    They are mad because they had to let AT&T brand its Nascar with the globe. Poor little babies.
    :D:D
     
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    OMG!!:eek: A leading independent research firm just told me I have the fewest dropped calls!!!:browani: Whoa...go figure...:rolleyes:

    Enough with the "fewest dropped calls" crap already.

    I'm just glad the carriers are improving their networks. It's about time.
     
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    They're either claiming this for the second time, or are recycling news. Anyone remember this thread?
    http://forums.wirelessadvisor.com/wireless-news/61296-new-study-says-sprint-has-fewest.html

    But seriously, who's next? Alltel? T-Mobile already claimed the title.

    Anti-Sprint? :lmao: I don't think so, I give credit where credit is due. I have attacked each and every carrier when needed.
     
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    Well I do have to admit, I was impressed with Sprint's coverage going to and at the NFA in MD. I actually had better coverage with Sprint & T-Mobile then Cingular or Verizon.

    The only place I lost a signal for Sprint was on the PA Pike around MM 350, otherwise I had more problems with the Verizon EVDO connection on the Laptop both enroute via 78/81 and coming back via the Pike. (1 of the guys that went with us had verizon & he lost signal when the LT did most of the time, but not everytime).

    So for the most part I was impressed with their 1900 coverage, and in MD I could not get it to force roam on any carrier so it was a native signal. I did see the tower & have photo's to post sometime this weekend.
     
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    Sprint's coverage around here would be spectacular if they replaced all the iDen with 850 CDMA.......
     
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    Hey guys I have news for you. Sprint's CDMA coverage is just rockin now with all of these synergy additions. No other carrier is expanding at the rate Sprint is right now. And they don't need 850 CDMA IMO. Nextel's cell site spacing closely resembled a 1900 Mhz network in most areas (escpecially the major cities). So they had PLENTY of great sites to convert to CDMA.
     
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    Cingular and VZW will for sure have to be carefull, 2007 will end up to be a turn around for Sprint if they get all in order.
     
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    More and more people I know are starting to switch to Sprint mainly for the SERO deals and high speed data. People who used to use Sprint back in the day and didn't like them are now starting to come back for another try and this time around are pleansantly surprised to see how much things have improved.
     
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    Maybe in california and more densely populated areas Sprint is fine at 1900. But the instant you go outside that or a major road it is spotty around here. That is why they need to put 850 cdma up. They would be foolish not to in this area an other rural areas such as northern Michigan....
     
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    There's not going to be any 850 cdma with Sprint. It's just not going to happen and in most areas of the country they don't need it once they get all of their remaining synergy sites up. There's still a lot more to come.
     
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    Seems like a waste of spectrum. They do have a license to broadcast in that range right? Iden isn't going to last so what are the plans for it?
     
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    I think the best thing all carriers can do is to share the towers.

    Everyone would be better off, with more money to improve existing sites,
    rather than to spend money and build new ones.

    Over here at I-85 exit 87, there are 3 different cell towers over 200-300 feet tall within walking distance of each other. Now come on, thats just ridiculous :mad:

    heres the (Google Earth) pix for the I-85 Exit 87 area, near Gaffney, SC:

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    You should have added a picture of the huge water tank shaped like a peach. There is enough space on it for one more cell site.

    :D:D
     
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    You know what, in my opinion, sprint will always just be playing catch up. Almost always when I talk to someone with little or no knowledge of cell phones and I say that I have sprint, they either cringe or say "sorry."

    The fact is that sprint still has that stigma from 2000 that they suck eggs and their service is below that of a ham radio. Normall, I would say that this stigma is very hard to overcome, but I guess a GOOD ad campaign like "it's the network" to make people believe what they see on TV could help.
     
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    :eek::eek: is that really you saying that? or did someone else hack into your account? :eek::eek:
     
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    There's not going to be any 850 with Sprint because they don't have any 850Mhz licenses. If they had them, they would use them. Spectrum is very expensive and so companies exploit whatever they have to its fullest potential regardless of the band. We can say they don't need 850 because they have enough 1900Mhz licenses plus the SMR 800 spectrum for Nextel, plus even if they wanted 850, it would be a very expensive proposition or almost impossible to try and get 850Mhz licenses when they are already owned by other carriers.....unless of course they buy a carrier that has 850.
     
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    I hope so. I just made the switch because SERO was to good to pass up. The only problem is that 90% of the people I call are on Verizon. No exageration. I am going to take a M2M hit and so will they. But I will pay less and have more minutes! I just hope they still take my calls :browani:
     
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    Sero is a stop gap for now and I doubt this will stay there for long. It will most likely disapear once tehy start making a turn around and not loose as many people. SERO for now is going to affect tehir bottom line and I realy hope they do not follow what the Ols AT&T Wirleess did before they were bought by Cingular.
     
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    You don't think when they shut down iDEN they won't use the 850 spectrum?
    Yes with the right build out of 1900 they can have a comprable network, but as said before in rurual area's wouldn't having the 850 be helpful for them?

    I also wonder if they would go after some 700 Mhz in the next auction, with the thinking of better coverage in these rural area's or places like here in NJ with the NIMBY'ers.


    At least they have the 850 roaming ability, in area's where their 1900 coverage is lacking, especially in these areas.
     
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    The problem with using Nexte's spectrum for CDMA is the incompatibility. There are no handsets capable of CDMA on the SMR band.
     
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    Sprint is not willing to spend money to use 850 cdma in rural areas. Why should they when they already have excellent roaming agreements in those areas? Sprint has always been about the major cities where all of the money is and I don't blame them. Sprint has a good thing going right now with their CDMA network and they're not going to change anything. And I don't know why people still seem to think they're going to.
     
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    I encounter than mentality once in a while but not as much as I did a few years ago.
     
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    I bet Qualcomm has got something in the works to remedy that. It will only be a matter of time before Sprint starts testing something like that out. Then we'd have 800/850/1900 sprint phones.
     
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