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SprintPCS or CellularOne in western AZ. Which is better

Discussion in 'Western US Wireless Forum' started by Guest, Jan 12, 2002.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Trying to decide on changing to Sprint or staying with Cellular One in Western Arizona. can anyone give me any insight?
  2. KevinJames

    KevinJames WA's 1st retired mod
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    Oct 2, 2001
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    Central Valley NorCA
    My Phone:
    Samsung S7-Edge
    Wireless Provider(s):
    AT&T & Verizon
    Cellular One is typically associated with TDMA networks (ATT and Cingular--midwest). In Northern Calif the former Cellular One name was partially owned by ATT and McCaw. ATT now bought out McCaw and it is all ATT.

    I don't know about Sprint in your specific area. They tend to be more focused on large-population areas but are growing fast. Customer service seems to be one of the main complaints nationwide.
  3. Jack

    Jack Silver Senior Member
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    Oct 31, 2001
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    Motorola T720
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    Stay with cellular one. Like kevin said sprint is good in major cities. With sprint when you go into analog you pay for it. "If it ain't broke dont fix it"

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  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Can you be more specific about where in western AZ? The southern half of the state is going through some changes. Some Cellular One properties have been sold to Verizon, but not yet transferred. When they do, you will have to trade in your TDMA phone (if that's what you are using) and get a new CDMA phone.

    Sprint in Western AZ only follows the interstates. Look at Sprint's coverage maps on their web site. Otherwise, where they cover, there have been few complaints about Sprint there. OTOH, their are very few locals who use Sprint, there. It is mostly people from LA or Phoenix who drive through on I-5/I-10.

    Most likely, the 2 best carriers where you are are Verixon and Alltel.

    -Bill Radio

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