Sprint in northern MI?

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  1. parkm13 macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2010
    i live in Northern Michigan and just would like to know if anyone else had sprint in Northern Michigan, and how well it worked. any help would be great, thanks!
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
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    Where exactly in northern Michigan? Upper lower peninsula or the U.P.?

    Either way, get online and check Sprints coverage maps. The farther north you go, the less coverage you'll get and slower too.
  3. parkm13 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2010
  4. EvilShenaniganZ macrumors 6502


    Jul 9, 2009
    When I go to Tawas and Oscoda my service is fine. I even had ok service in the UP last year in a few locations. MI Tech area.
  5. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    Sprint has very spotty company coverage in northern MI. You'd be roaming onto Verizon towers anywhere but a few metro areas. You'll get good coverage, but if you roam over 30% of your usage Sprint will cut you off.

    Also there is VERY little 3G coverage in northern MI, just areas like Traverse City, Mackinac Island, and a few other isolated single cell sites. Data will all be ridiculously slow (as opposed to Sprint's 3G network, which is merely painfully slow).

    Edit: Just to be accurate, I checked the verbiage - it's not 30%, it's a "Majority" of voice calls and 300MB or a majority of data:

    From http://shop2.sprint.com/en/legal/legal_terms_privacy_popup.shtml

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  6. parkm13 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2010
    im north more then that. sorta by Traverse City

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