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I just switched to Sprint a few days (from Tmobile & At&t) Just trying to get feedback from any other Sprint customers here about the quality of service, In particular data speeds. So far I have not once been able to get 4G service where I live, and my download speeds are much much slower than At&t and Tmobile, Even the signal strength in my house is much lower than At&t/Tmobile. Anyway not complaining just never used them before.
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Never used them and what you just described is why. Everyone I know who has been with Sprint has dumped them.


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Never used them and what you just described is why. Everyone I know who has been with Sprint has dumped them.
I'm thinking the same thing, I can't believe I had faster download speeds and better 3G with Tmobile, Than Sprint.
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I've always found Sprint voice quality to be kind of low quality compared to the others. Almost a tin can kind of sound and it's pretty consistent regardless of who I'm calling or their location in the country.

IMHO Sprint's main issue is they resell so much of their network to various affiliates that I honestly believe it's way oversold which affects the quality.

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IMHO Sprint's main issue is they resell so much of their network to various affiliates that I honestly believe it's way oversold which affects the quality.
I noticed they resell Virgin mobile and Boost Mobile. Needless to say I live in a area where I get excellent At&t 3G & Tmobile 3G speeds, the Sprint 3G is slow less than 1.00Mbps, And the 4G like I said never seen it once.
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I noticed they resell Virgin mobile and Boost Mobile. Needless to say I live in a area where I get excellent At&t 3G & Tmobile 3G speeds, the Sprint 3G is slow less than 1.00Mbps, And the 4G like I said never seen it once.
Well Sprint (and Verizon) 3G is CDMA based which generally is slower than GSM 3G implementations so I would expect to see Sprint a little slower.

Now real-world results of course vary based on all kinds of factors.

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I noticed they resell Virgin mobile and Boost Mobile. Needless to say I live in a area where I get excellent At&t 3G & Tmobile 3G speeds, the Sprint 3G is slow less than 1.00Mbps, And the 4G like I said never seen it once.
I thought you were using your new iPhone 4 unlocked on the T-Mobile network? What made you switch to Sprint?

I was a Sprint subscriber for several years and finally gave up on them because of weak/intermittent signal quality and poor customer support (here in the Dallas - Fort Worth area).
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I thought you were using your new iPhone 4 unlocked on the T-Mobile network? What made you switch to Sprint?

I was a Sprint subscriber for several years and finally gave up on them because of weak/intermittent signal quality and poor customer support (here in the Dallas - Fort Worth area).
We decided to switch because of the $69 unlimited plan, On top of that I get a 25% discount through work, The bill would be much less than Tmobile. At the rate things are going I think were switching back to Tmobile.
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We decided to switch because of the $69 unlimited plan, On top of that I get a 25% discount through work, The bill would be much less than Tmobile. At the rate things are going I think were switching back to Tmobile.
All depends where you live, really.

I've got good coverage in souther california, the only bad thing is the horrible customer service. They're bad and rude.

Can't really complain with the great deal I got.
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I guess everyone's experience is different. I had t-mobile for years until I switched to Sprint 2 years ago. I have the evo 4g, and I am also stuck without 4g service until next year. But I still get around 2.5 mbps on 3g, and it is so much cheaper than the other services. I pay $119.99 a month for 2 lines unlimited everything. You can't even get unlimited with at&t anymore, and that plan would be over $200 on verizon. I haven't priced tmobile since I left them. But all in all....I am very happy with Sprint here in Ohio.

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I guess everyone's experience is different. I had t-mobile for years until I switched to Sprint 2 years ago. I have the evo 4g, and I am also stuck without 4g service until next year. But I still get around 2.5 mbps on 3g, and it is so much cheaper than the other services. I pay $119.99 a month for 2 lines unlimited everything. You can't even get unlimited with at&t anymore, and that plan would be over $200 on verizon. I haven't priced tmobile since I left them. But all in all....I am very happy with Sprint here in Ohio.
I just left Tmobile I'm on the same 2 line unlimited plan and it's even cheaper than Tmobile. Sprint says 4G will be live in my area by late Sept early Oct. I have the EVO 4G and like it.
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I had good voice quality on Sprint. Data was so slow the web was virtually unusable on my Palm Centro so I never made use of it. Then again I didn't expect 3G in an area that is semi-rural.

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Stupid question, but, if a carrier isn't following through on their end of the contract terms such as up and download speed, call quality or coverage etc.. then would it not be possible to end the contract without having to pay an ETF ?

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Stupid question, but, if a carrier isn't following through on their end of the contract terms such as up and download speed, call quality or coverage etc.. then would it not be possible to end the contract without having to pay an ETF ?

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Absolutely, That's how I got out of my Tmobile contract took a few calls but after politely explaining to several customer reps that Tmobile's service & hardware was no longer up to par. Tmobile waived our ETF's for all 3 lines (a total of $600)
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Update: Woke up this morning to 4G on my phone I ran a few speedtest
4G speeds averaged 5Mbps to 6Mbps. I will say the 4G is still spotty.
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