Re: Not clear on phone capabilities
- From: Diamond Dave <dmine45.NOSPAM@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 05 Aug 2007 14:31:15 -0400
On Sun, 5 Aug 2007 13:27:39 -0400, "GolfGod" <golfgod@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Who would you port to? Sprint? Yeah, right. Customer DISservice.
While I agree that CS is an important part of service, it is not used nearly as much as my plan. I might call CS 5 times a year for an issue, while I use my phone/plan constantly. Compare any Verizon plan to a Sprint SERO plan. Even with horrid CS it works in my favor.
Verizon abuses its customers a little bit every day (crippling phones, non-competitive plans), while Sprint really only does that when you need CS. I think Sprint can improve their faults easier than Verizon can remake its business model. Just my opinion.
First of all, you might want to turn on word wrap at 72 characters per
But, Sprint also suffers from the 1900 MHz issue. Unless they have
twice the towers that the 850 MHz folks do, coverage is cut in half.]
I've been on vacation where there is no native Sprint service. VZW has
added service where it never had native coverage in the past but now
does. The lower end of the NC Outer Banks is an example of this.
Where I live, Verizon is about the only one that offers decent
service. A friend of mine who has T-Mobile visited me last week. I was
talking him through town to get to my house. Just as he turned down my
street - the call went dead. Yup - a black hole for GSM coverage on my
street. Verizon works pretty well in my town, as they put in a number
of new towers around 2002-2004 timeframe.
Obviously the choice of a carrier depends on what you want out of a
cell phone service. Is rural coverage important? Is coverage at your
house important? Number of minutes per month? Data services? Obviously
people need to do their homework to determine what's right for them.
For me - VZW is about the best of the bad choices out there. I'm not
pleased with any of the services out there.
OT: Landline choices are also not great. Where I live, I can get
Verizon or a CLEC (Cavalier), but I don't know if a CLEC can give me
service since I'm served by a fiber node and not a direct copper pair
to the CO. I stay away from VOIP options as a primary choice.
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