| |tobyTroy Mcclure
Sprint is always promising they're fixing the issues. Sprint is always promising better service is just around the corner..
T-Mobile always lies saying that they have the best service.
AT&T doesn't say much anymore.
Verizon doesn't say much, just provides the best service as the highest price.
Re: Sprint is always promising they're fixing the issues. Really does depend on the area. My rural area? 5 bars of LTE. Generator backed cell towers (had full LTE even during Sandy). Very fast (15-30 megs a second down, 5-15 megs/sec up.) AT&T? 3g speeds to this day around 3 megs a second, and 2-3 bars in most places. Also, all my AT&T using iPhone coworkers were borrowing my android phone when sandy killed the power to AT&T's towers. I'm not a verizon fanboy, i think they are committing highway robbery, but if the big V is the devil, the big T is the devil's father.
Sprint? They have the potential to be so great, but will always end up falling flat. Unlike most people, i don't want unlimited data, i want fast internet access at an affordable price. Freedompop 'somewhat' delivers on that, though they seem to be running a scam operation these days. Republic Wireless takes full advantage of sprint's shortcomings by providing wifi calling, but i wonder just how long sprint will tolerate that.
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I didn't think it was too much to ask for. IF Sprint delivered as advertised.
IF Sprint would have a consistant signal in areas that they say it's covered completely.
IF Sprint had anything resembling decent 3g, 4g, and LTE speeds.
IF Sprint CSR's were given full facts, or at least a little hint as to what the left and right hands are doing.
IF Sprint gave a damn about it's long term customers anymore...
They'd have been much higher in the rankings.
Just Left Sprint I gave Sprint a try, but after two years of struggling with their marginal service, it was their "employee discount" policy that actually pushed me out.
* Employee discount - verification needed every 20 months which also locks you into another two year commitment.
* Employee discount verification broken - If your employer isn't in the system, they require you to upload documentation. Oddly enough, a 75KB file resulted in an error message of "File size cannot exceed 4MB"... I tried this on two different computers at different locations, using three different browsers and three different file formats. At that point I was done. Marginal service, empty promises for a better network, and a broken verification system was enough for me to go elsewhere.
Oddly enough, both Verizon and AT&T recognized my employer through their automated system. No hoops to jump through, no automatic two year commitment re-up if/when they verify employment later down the road, and MUCH better coverage/data speed.
Sorry Sprint, I gave you a chance...
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Re: Most improved...still last
said by nightdesigns:I remember that, originally their discount was actually what it sounded like: 15% off of your bill. Then all of a sudden "oh, we're just kidding, it's actually only the first three lines." Then that became two, then one, then they took it away entirely. Then they got rid of premier and a bunch of other discounts I had that were supposedly forever. After they took away my discounts and promos over time my bill went from $200 a month to $300 a month for 1500 minutes of talk time. That, in addition to having the slowest data rates and the worst customer service. I switched to t-mobile earlier this year and my bill is now $115 a month for fully unlimited on all 5 lines.
It bugged me how much they touted their "Most improved" ranking like it was a good thing. We sucked before, now we suck slightly less. Looks like they suck more again.
As a long time customer they used to give me some decent incentives and I had a nice company discount. All of that is pretty much gone now.
On the bright side, I am starting to get 4g locally.
| |linicxCaveat EmptorPremiumReviews:
Uh... I was with Sprint LD when Ma Bell couldn't stand 1 byte of competition. I had several cell phones with Sprint and had excellent service for 20-years. I've had better service nationally with *pure* Sprint than I ever did with AT&T, VZ, T-Mobile or US Cellular.
And I spent $1000 on the exact appliances recommended in Consumer Reports because it was what I was looking for. It was reconditioned junk that I paid to repair so I could use it. Needless to say I don't believe a word they print.
I looked at every phone Consumer Cellular offers, before I finally bought a TracFone. They're over-priced for low-end phones that do not work well with deaf-blind, brain injury, MS, and those with other limiting physical problems. Yes, we do read forums. Thank you, Justin. I learned a lot about cell phones and carrier quality as a drove through America on her byways and two-lane highways.
AARP cares more about selling a membership than they care for the seniors they "claim to represent." Mother bought an health policy that was 'grandfathered' as they changed carriers and limits. They tried for years to con her into a more expensive policy, with larger deductions, and less options.
I had AARP auto insurance. it was more expensive than my local agent for the same coverage. If you're a senior you can get nearly identical room rates as AARP if you ask.
It is all about bottom line profit just like Wall Street, PETA, and the various *begging* campaigns you see on TV. The person who cares about your welfare is the guy in your mirror.
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