Switching from Sprint to AT&T

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by derrick2005, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

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    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?
     
  2. macrumors Nehalem

    Applejuiced

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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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    AutoUnion39

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    Welcome to the better carrier :)

    what area are you in?
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Yea sprint service is meh and customer service doesn't know jack
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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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.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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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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    AutoUnion39

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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
     
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    Applejuiced

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    Sprints 3G is slower than a dead turtle.
    Tmobiles 2G is faster than sprints CDMA 3G.
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

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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.

    [​IMG]
     
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    SAD*FACED*CLOWN

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    I haven't seen speeds that slow since I was throttled last year...thank god for unlimited data and LTE
     
  13. macrumors 68040

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    Might as well compare Sprints 3G to Tmobiles Edge network because that's the speed that Sprints "3G" runs at.
     
  14. macrumors 6502a

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    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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