iPhone sprint wireless

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mikeglongo, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. mikeglongo macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2011
    Hey guys, I decided I want to get the iPhone, and it seems to me that Sprint has the best individual plan for me. They also said they have a student discount for me.

    Anyone have thoughts on sprint, negatives/positives?

    I hope positives... because I really am not sure how I'll be spending more than 80 bucks on an individual plan for myself
  2. verwon macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2011
    It depends where you live. There are some areas that have data speed problems. I don't in the Seattle area, however.
  3. TheiPhoneChick macrumors 6502


    Nov 1, 2011
    Here comes the Sprint bashing thread!! In all honesty, I don't have problems with Sprint or their coverage. My speeds on the 4S are pretty much the same as before with my Evo. I am happy! Their customer service is not the best in the world and can be a pain sometimes but they are getting better and I don't have a problem when I call in any more. Just my experience, I am sure others will have other things to say about theirs.
  4. Arnezie macrumors 65816


    Oct 10, 2011
    Sprint is great for me in Michigan , great speed and there price can't be beat for me.
  5. hwnstyle21 macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2011
    Not too sure how much your student discount takes off but a quick way to save $10 and gain 50 extra minutes is by using the Open Employee Referral Program. Sprint's VP of Strategy has openly given out his email/cid (Russ.S.McGuire@Sprint.com and 383) via his own website. Not so much of a big thing like the old school $30 sero plan (I used to have). I'm not with Sprint (I just switched to ATT) but I thought it'd be helpful.
  6. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Be sure that you want to stick with Sprint service because even if you cancel between the 2 week cancellation period, they'll still come up with some nonsense and charge you a lot (even if you only tried out Sprint service for 3 days).
  7. Greg M macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2008
    They nailed me and I only had their terrible service for 4 days. I ported my numbers to them and then ported them out. Numbers I've had for 10 years! They want to charge me for a whole month as well as activation fees. They say because I ported my number out they charge for the whole month.

    Don't believe their coverage maps. My area showed strong signal but I still had trouble with dropped calls and nonexistent data. Real easy to offer unlimited data when it's so hard to get it!
  8. Jordan921 macrumors 68040


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    Just make sure the area you are in has good sprint coverage
  9. beret9987 macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Personally, I haven't had an issue with Sprint. I go to school near Sacramento, travel frequently to San Francisco and Seattle and it's done me good. Granted, there are some rough spots like any carrier but overall, its a good bang for your buck in my opinion. Just make sure you check out your coverage in person with the phone during your trial period(like you should with any new carrier) and you should be fine! Enjoy your new service/iPhone :D
  10. tremlock macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2008
    The Land of Cleves
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Switched to Sprint from AT&T. My company has a nice discount with Sprint and AT&T was dropping calls like crazy for me and my family. While the data is slower than AT&T I haven't been dropping calls so all in all it has been a good move.
  11. mikeglongo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2011
    Oky, thanks guys, At&t also has a discount for students, so I might actually look into At&t now because they offer me more of a discount

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