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!

walmart dropping sprint/nextel

Discussion in 'Sprint Forum' started by army1, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. army1

    army1 Banned
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2007
    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    U.S.A. legally
    My Phone:
    obama won
    seems walmart is dropping the sales of sprint and going to start selling t-moble instead
    at least in n.w.ky, and they have the worst coverage in the area
     
  2. TelcomJunkie

    TelcomJunkie Bad Handoff Investigator
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2006
    Messages:
    1,355
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    151
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    The 4145
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Big Brother
    I've never seen Sprint in a Walmart here. Around the LA area I always see ATT, TMobile or both in one store.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. QLR

    QLR RIP Note!
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2004
    Messages:
    4,003
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    47
    Likes Received:
    625
    My Phone:
    Samsung Galaxy S8+
    Wireless Provider(s):
    VZW, AT&T based Tracfone, T-Mobile
    The 2 WalMarts I frequent in Tallahassee sell Alltel, Verizon, and AT&T for contract service; on the prepaid side, Boost is sold there (the last time I checked)... I wonder if the Sprint thing is regional....
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  4. army1

    army1 Banned
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2007
    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    U.S.A. legally
    My Phone:
    obama won

    there are biggger here ,t-mobil ,the last time i looked at there coverage map
    only covered major highways, get off one of them and you got a dead phone
     
  5. RJB

    RJB Gold Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2004
    Messages:
    7,068
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    99
    Likes Received:
    36
    My Phone:
    iPhone
    Wireless Provider(s):
    AT&T
    We have sprint here at my local stores
     
  6. Jay2TheRescue

    Jay2TheRescue Resident Spamslayer
    Super Moderator Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2002
    Messages:
    12,397
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    158
    Likes Received:
    428
    Location:
    Northern Virginia
    My Phone:
    Pixel 4a 5G
    Wireless Provider(s):
    AT&Tingular 310-410
    I have no idea what my local Wal-Mart carries as I so rarely shop there, and I almost never go back to electronics where the cell phones are.

    -Jay
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  7. walkguru

    walkguru Wireless Guru
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2005
    Messages:
    6,084
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    28
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    My Phone:
    iphone 3gs 32black
    Wireless Provider(s):
    cingular,family plan w/4 lines
    Wirelessly posted (Walkguru's: Opera/8.01 (J2ME/MIDP; Opera Mini/3.1.8295/1724; en; U; ssr))

    they are here. just no verison.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  8. SmArTeStChIlD421

    SmArTeStChIlD421 Silver Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2006
    Messages:
    3,869
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Reading, PA
    My Phone:
    Blackberry 8830
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Sprint
    i havent seen my walmart sell any postpaid except AT&T and T-Mobile..............prepaid they have Boost, AT&T GoPhone, Verizon INPulse, TracFone, and NET 10. Beyond that i dont know........i have never seen my walmart carry Sprint or Nextel
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  9. budney

    budney Resident Headbanger
    Super Moderator Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2003
    Messages:
    5,861
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    14
    Likes Received:
    341
    Location:
    Eugene, OR
    My Phone:
    iPhone 6s+
    Wireless Provider(s):
    AT&T
    Sprint is sold at our Wal-Mart, but the selection is tiny. They do sell AT&T and T-Mobile too.
     
  10. Jay2TheRescue

    Jay2TheRescue Resident Spamslayer
    Super Moderator Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2002
    Messages:
    12,397
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    158
    Likes Received:
    428
    Location:
    Northern Virginia
    My Phone:
    Pixel 4a 5G
    Wireless Provider(s):
    AT&Tingular 310-410
    FYI Boost is Nextel.

    -Jay
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  11. SmArTeStChIlD421

    SmArTeStChIlD421 Silver Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2006
    Messages:
    3,869
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Reading, PA
    My Phone:
    Blackberry 8830
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Sprint
    yes but.........you see Boost is prepaid........if i was talking about plans then i would have said Nextel......no biggy

    for future reference..........Boost means prepaid..............Nextel means postpaid.......we need to talk brands not networks
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  12. cellular_freak

    cellular_freak Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2005
    Messages:
    473
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    55
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Southfield, MI
    My Phone:
    iPhone 5S 64GB White
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Verizon Wireless
    My Wal-Mart sold Cellular One (Soon to be AT&T) and Nextel for the longest time for postpaid.

    I did notice that they no longer had any Nextel phones there and now only have Boost. The reason the didn't have Sprint was because I live in an iPCS area that they haven't built any coverage in.
     
  13. revelationdetail

    revelationdetail New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2007
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Walla Walla, Wa
    Any 1 seen Virgin?....as bad as my credit is, its the best choice for me and my minute use...soon I will be on verizon though. I know its on the sprint network...but its a different entity...lol...call customer service. :D
    What we really need to see is more cell services, AND broadband services like virgin mobile. or Millenicom. Some of us made poor choices (credit wise) but are quick to realize.....

    Optimize yourself.........
     
  14. SmArTeStChIlD421

    SmArTeStChIlD421 Silver Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2006
    Messages:
    3,869
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Reading, PA
    My Phone:
    Blackberry 8830
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Sprint
    i apologize..........my walmart also carries Virgin.......failed to mention that one

    what is Millenicom??
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  15. QLR

    QLR RIP Note!
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2004
    Messages:
    4,003
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    47
    Likes Received:
    625
    My Phone:
    Samsung Galaxy S8+
    Wireless Provider(s):
    VZW, AT&T based Tracfone, T-Mobile
    Never heard of them either... I assumed that most, if not all, major prepaid services were sold at most WalMarts. My walmart also sells Movida, a Hispanic prepaid MVNO on the Sprint CDMA network.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  16. revelationdetail

    revelationdetail New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2007
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Walla Walla, Wa
    Milenicom.....broadband wireless. On the sprint network. You pay by month like cable or whatever, no contract, pure broadband....coming here soon! Then my HP will be unstoppable. Any 1 know of a good online portal program?
     
  17. SmArTeStChIlD421

    SmArTeStChIlD421 Silver Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2006
    Messages:
    3,869
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Reading, PA
    My Phone:
    Blackberry 8830
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Sprint
    we carry Mojo Mobile around here too that uses the Sprint network as an MVNO
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  18. Cailiff04

    Cailiff04 Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2004
    Messages:
    311
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Findlay Ohio
    My Phone:
    Samsung Galaxy S5
    Wireless Provider(s):
    AT&T
    The stores here (NW Ohio) sell Alltel, sprint, Verizon, and Cingular..along with T-mobile, Boost, and Virgin as prepaid
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  19. larry

    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2001
    Messages:
    13,719
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    165
    Likes Received:
    46
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    My Phone:
    Galaxy S8
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Sprint
    I've never seen Sprint being sold at any WalMart, ever.
     
  20. SmArTeStChIlD421

    SmArTeStChIlD421 Silver Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2006
    Messages:
    3,869
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Reading, PA
    My Phone:
    Blackberry 8830
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Sprint
    not as the Sprint brand no..........i've seen Virgin and Boost but thats's it..........they don't even sell Nextel.........and possibly Mojo Mobile too
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  21. army1

    army1 Banned
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2007
    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    U.S.A. legally
    My Phone:
    obama won
    they sold them here for years up untill the 1st of dec. now they sell t- moble
    strange, they have little to no coverage here
     
  22. UFO

    UFO Bronze Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2006
    Messages:
    844
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Hampton Roads, VA
    My Phone:
    Palm Centro
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Sprint and alltel
    I have about 6 Wal-marts within 10 miles. Probably more. But from what I've noticed here, Verizon, At&t, and T-Mobile can be found at every Wal-Mart. About half carry Sprint though, and only one of them carries alltel.

    I wander how it's decided? I'm guessing either by which providers offer Wal-Mart the biggest commission cut, or if it's just who has the greatest market share?
     
  23. Tony E!

    Tony E! Retired Mod
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2003
    Messages:
    10,190
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    18
    Likes Received:
    44
    Location:
    City of /\ngels CA.
    My Phone:
    iPhone 6 Plus
    Wireless Provider(s):
    T-Mobile
    Same here, and i've been to almost all them here in So Cal.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  24. KyleAndMelissa22

    KyleAndMelissa22 Woot Woot, Splat !!!
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2007
    Messages:
    1,377
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    406
    Likes Received:
    41
    Location:
    Gaffney/Spartanburg,SC
    My Phone:
    LG Lucid 3 / G4
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Verizon Wireless (SID 299, NID 173)
    Over here in Upstate SC, only Alltel is advertised inside & just outside Wal-Marts.

    Prepaids sold here at the Wal-Marts include

    Alltel U-Prepaid
    AT&T Go phone
    Verizon inPulse
    T-Mobile To Go
    Virgin Mobile
    Tracfone
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  25. djjim

    djjim Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2005
    Messages:
    555
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    2
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    My Phone:
    LG VX8370 Clout
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Verizon (Old:Alltel, Nextel, At&t, USCC, Cricket)
    2 of the 3 Wal-marts i have been to in the Charlott area recently have canned alltel in favor of Sprint. I don't understand that one.
     
  26. KyleAndMelissa22

    KyleAndMelissa22 Woot Woot, Splat !!!
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2007
    Messages:
    1,377
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    406
    Likes Received:
    41
    Location:
    Gaffney/Spartanburg,SC
    My Phone:
    LG Lucid 3 / G4
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Verizon Wireless (SID 299, NID 173)
    Me neither,
    maybe there is a (new) Alltel store nearby instead? :confused:
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  27. djjim

    djjim Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2005
    Messages:
    555
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    2
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    My Phone:
    LG VX8370 Clout
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Verizon (Old:Alltel, Nextel, At&t, USCC, Cricket)
    Nope! That usually doesn't matter anyway. Look at all the Verizon stores in the same shoppingcenter as Best Buy or Circuit City both selling Verizon. The Wal-Mart in Gastonia (the old one) on Highway 74 and the Wal-Mart in Charlotte on Wilkinson Boulevard carry Sprint. The one near my house, Highway 49/S Tryon Street in Charlotte carries Alltel.
     
  28. KyleAndMelissa22

    KyleAndMelissa22 Woot Woot, Splat !!!
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2007
    Messages:
    1,377
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    406
    Likes Received:
    41
    Location:
    Gaffney/Spartanburg,SC
    My Phone:
    LG Lucid 3 / G4
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Verizon Wireless (SID 299, NID 173)
    I guess certain Wal-Marts choose to do things differently.

    A new Alltel store did just open up here in the Upstate,
    on Highway 290 in Duncan (Between Greenville & Spartanburg).
    It's so new that its not even in Alltel's store locator yet.
    It's good to see Alltel expanding their full service stores.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...

Share This Page

Copyright 1997-2021 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.

Positive SSL
  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