Assistance Appreciated - signal sucks & can't ?*(%!^& deal w/it any longer!!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by KFCCON123, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. KFCCON123 macrumors newbie

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    Apologize for 'tone'. I've 4s & been Sprint Business Client w/multiple lines 15+ yrs, so deal's excellent. Average technically, blogs & such confusing & overwhelming & can't ?*(%!^& deal w/cr@ppy @$$ signal any longer!!!

    Decided to go all Apple, done so slowly & just one PC device (notebook computer) left, but don't know WTF to do re: constant lack of cell signal.

    Please note, I'm 3rd generation resident of the Banana Republic (Miami, FL), where everyone can talk $#!+, but no one can do $#!+.

    Need viable solution & if can't implement myself w/ease, then whom, what &/or where do I turn?

    Thank you all in advance for your assistance.
     
  2. pat park macrumors 6502a

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    Sprint is known for slow speeds and generally bad coverage in most areas. Other than changing to a different carrier with better coverage in your area, not much you can do.

    I use Verizon and am very happy with the LTE coverage and no issues with the phone service, in my area.
     
  3. KFCCON123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Verizon is known to be the industry leader in cellular reception.

    I've AT&T for all else (literally), thus why I'm extremely hesitant to go there, but that 'situation' is an infinitely greater (l*$+<r?*(%, which is 'scheduled' to be dealt with over the Christmas Holiday!!!
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Wow, you lasted 15 years with Sprint?
    You got lots of patience my friend:)
     
  5. PNutts macrumors 601

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    It will be a pain but isn't there a period of time where you can cancel service with no penalties, e.g., 14 or 30 days? Hop over to Verizon or AT&T or T-Mobile and see if their coverage fits into your usage.

    I get great AT&T coverage at my house but my sis-in-law lives in an AT&T dead spot so she went to Verizon and now has great coverage.
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I've been with them for 14 years. :D

    Wasn't waiting for LTE back in 1999 though. ;)
     
  7. Technarchy macrumors 603

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  8. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Follow this advice. Switch to AT&T.
     
  9. AFDoc macrumors 68030

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    Love how people cry about their carrier when the simple solution is to switch.
     
  10. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    It depends on where you live with any carrier.

    I was with Sprint when the first iPhone came out and switched to AT&T to get that iPhone. Then the iPhone 3G came out and I could not get 3G at my house or most of my area till almost a year later but it was extremely slow.

    AT&T 3G speeds were non existent at my house and to this day, they still are. About all I can do at my house is make calls. Around town, I get about 10Mbps down on LTE and again at home, no LTE.

    Verizon was just as bad on the 4S I had with them. No 3G/4G at my house but around town, I could get 1-2Mbps. At home, my phone frequently displayed the O instead of 3G/4G. All Verizon could tell me was to get that repeater thing or be patient and maybe one day I would have 3G/4G at my house, they had no idea when.

    Finally dumped both AT&T and Verizon last January and switched to T-Mobile where I finally get LTE at my house, something AT&T and Verizon can't do! I've been with them ever since and bought a T-Mobile 5S last week. I get almost city wide LTE here and speeds are about 18-41Mbps downloads.

    Obviously you can't try every carrier like I did but I'm sure you know people on Verizon/AT&T/T-Mobile that you can ask how their service is on their phones.

    People like to bad mouth T-Mobile but I can't say anything bad about them since they are the only ones who can actually get me reliable LTE/4G data at my house no matter what phone/device I use.
     

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