Question For Sprint Users

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iphone joe, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. iphone joe macrumors regular

    iphone joe

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    I'm thinking of changing my service to Sprint because of their unlimited data plan.

    For all you Sprint users out there how do you like the service? Do you recommend them?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I switched from Sprint because of unbearably slow data speeds. It was like dial-up - and the best I ever got was about 1.3Mbps down and .5Mbps up.
     
  3. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Sprint may have awesome voice service, yeah you can make a hell of a call but if data service is important to you then you get what you pay for. I was a sprint customer for a week or so with the 4S when it came out and switched back to AT&T with open arms.

    Sprint has been turning on their LTE in some markets, I wonder how it stands up to AT&T or Verizon.
     
  4. JokerElite, Sep 25, 2012
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    JokerElite macrumors regular

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    I've had AT&T, then Verizon, now Sprint. Haven't been more satisfied!

    As far as service goes, it isn't the best but that doesn't matter depending on what area you live in. I'm in NJ in the suburbs and the service is really good. And their plans are even better.

    LTE isn't widely available yet but it will be. Not sure how concerned you are about that.
     
  5. TableSyrup macrumors 6502

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    I'm on Sprint

    I'm in Minneapolis MN without LTE, and no HSPA, so 3G only via iPhone

    Data is SLOW, but adequate for standard tasks such as email, internet radio, etc.
    Netflix, etc, different story. Anything that requires heavy data will not perform well.... always 'spotty'
    Unless of course you're climbing a tower, then it's fine.

    For me, the unlimited package is needed.... so I am willing to sacrifice for now.

    Sprint is making changes to the existing network stuff... something about switching the 1900 and 800 bands.... supposed to provide faster data and better reception....

    They are also rolling out LTE currently.... but I'm not holding my breath for it here until next summer....
     
  6. thefredelement macrumors 65816

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    It depends on where you are and/or where you travel to.

    I'm in Nassau county on Long Island, NY and I can't wait to get out of Sprint, I've been trying like a rabid animal to get out of my contract early, and the best they did, even though they say I can't use the service properly b/c of a local antenna problem, is give me $20 off my bill.

    I've been with Sprint since 2001, moved away to a place with better service but now that I'm back here I need to get the heck away from them.

    Horrible data speeds, a ton of missed calls (they go right to voicemail and don't ring my phone), I always get it where I try to make a call but it never starts to ring so I have to hangup and try again. I don't use data on my Sprint phone because it's not usable, although I do pay $10 extra a month because I have a smartphone (x3 with 3 smart phones on the plan).

    Sprint is a joke, there's a reason millions and millions of subscribers keep leaving their service.
     
  7. iphone joe thread starter macrumors regular

    iphone joe

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    I guess you answered my question, I live in the same area as you, so I guess Sprint is out for me. Thanks for the tip.
     

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