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Old Jan 11, 2013, 02:53 PM   #1
derrick2005
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Switching from Sprint to AT&T

NV is never coming and dropped calls, bad data coverage and overall sucky iPhone service has pushed me to the point to want to quite sprint for AT&T.

AT&T say that they can easily transfer the cell number but my question is things like text messages that I have saved to iCloud. Once I gets new AT&T phone can I set it up from iCloud backup that was done on the sprint phone on the AT&T phone. And of so will the texts transfer?

Any other ideas or advice about this switch? Will AT&T be disappointing too?
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 03:08 PM   #2
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If the texts are saved on your backup they will transfer fine.
You will be way better off with either AT&T or Verizon. Sprint is the worst.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 03:39 PM   #3
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Welcome to the better carrier

what area are you in?
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 03:41 PM   #4
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Yea sprint service is meh and customer service doesn't know jack
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 03:43 PM   #5
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If you don't care about LTE switch to Straight Talk and get 45 a month unlimited with ATT 4G download speed. If I wasnt in a contract I would probably do that.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 04:30 PM   #6
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I'm a firm believer that T-mobile will have more LTE coverage in 2013 than Sprint will so I'm holding out for that. With the discount on my AT&T account I can get 5GB LTE for 2 or 3 dollars more than the 3GB package. I don't want to lose my unlimited with Sprint but it's trash so it really doesn't matter.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 04:46 PM   #7
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I switched to att from sprint a little over a year ago and haven't looked back. Number was ported over with no problem, as well as corporate discount. Att service where I'm located is better then sprint anyway especially data.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 04:51 PM   #8
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I'm a firm believer that T-mobile will have more LTE coverage in 2013 than Sprint will so I'm holding out for that. With the discount on my AT&T account I can get 5GB LTE for 2 or 3 dollars more than the 3GB package. I don't want to lose my unlimited with Sprint but it's trash so it really doesn't matter.
Sprint already has tons tons more 3G than TMo. I doubt it. If you think Sprint is bad, TMo is bottom of the barrel stuff
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 08:55 PM   #9
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Sprint already has tons tons more 3G than TMo. I doubt it. If you think Sprint is bad, TMo is bottom of the barrel stuff
Sprints 3G is slower than a dead turtle.
Tmobiles 2G is faster than sprints CDMA 3G.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 04:10 PM   #10
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Sprint already has tons tons more 3G than TMo. I doubt it. If you think Sprint is bad, TMo is bottom of the barrel stuff
Sprint's 3G is trash. T-mobile has a huge footprint in DFW where I live. At least I'd be able to watch a youtube video on T-mobile.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 04:44 PM   #11
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The speeds aren't that bad and this is in a non-complete network vision area, the speeds and quality are improving every week for me.

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Old Jan 13, 2013, 06:05 PM   #12
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I haven't seen speeds that slow since I was throttled last year...thank god for unlimited data and LTE
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 06:34 PM   #13
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Sprint already has tons tons more 3G than TMo. I doubt it. If you think Sprint is bad, TMo is bottom of the barrel stuff
Might as well compare Sprints 3G to Tmobiles Edge network because that's the speed that Sprints "3G" runs at.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 08:47 PM   #14
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Might as well compare Sprints 3G to Tmobiles Edge network because that's the speed that Sprints "3G" runs at.
That's not the case everywhere, I am consistently seeing speeds of over 1Mbps and up to 2.5Mbps. Though your mileage may vary.
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