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Switching from Sprint to Verizon
« on: February 19, 2013, 12:42:12 PM »
does anyone have any advice as to how to switch from sprint to verizon w/o any termination fees and wud verizon give any incentives to swich
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Re: SWITCHING FROM SPRINT TO VERIZON
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2013, 12:45:21 PM »
does anyone have any advice as to how to switch from sprint to verizon w/o any termination fees and wud verizon give any incentives to swich
sprint has the cheapest plans, and now with lte coming out almost everywhere it should be great. sprint is the way to go.
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Re: SWITCHING FROM SPRINT TO VERIZON
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2013, 12:48:12 PM »
sprint has horrible service though in NY
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Re: SWITCHING FROM SPRINT TO VERIZON
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2013, 12:48:56 PM »
sprint is the way to go.
-1000 I can't have a single call for more than 5 minutes without dropping! If not for the fact that it's cheaper I would definitely switch!!

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Re: SWITCHING FROM SPRINT TO VERIZON
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2013, 12:51:13 PM »
sprint has the cheapest plans, and now with lte coming out almost everywhere it should be great. sprint is the way to go.
well you get what you pay for . in lakewood i keep getting dropped calls and the 3g/4g doesnt always work

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Re: SWITCHING FROM SPRINT TO VERIZON
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2013, 12:52:45 PM »
well you get what you pay for . in lakewood i keep getting dropped calls and the 3g/4g doesnt always work
well if im not mistaken, if your on a call the phone changes from 4g to 3g
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Re: SWITCHING FROM SPRINT TO VERIZON
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2013, 12:53:48 PM »
sprint has horrible service though in NY
this is a very blanket thing you are saying, NY is big, every part of NY is different, the towers that you see on buildings are usually fed with a fiber optic cable, so once the call hits the fiber it has no reason to drop, unless the call is not reaching the tower because it is too far or has too many concurrence calls. this is only a per-tower issue, some places have great service while others are really bad. The same goes for att and verizon.
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Re: SWITCHING FROM SPRINT TO VERIZON
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2013, 12:55:07 PM »
this is a very blanket thing you are saying, NY is big, every part of NY is different, the towers that you see on buildings are usually fed with a fiber optic cable, so once the call hits the fiber it has no reason to drop, unless the call is not reaching the tower because it is too far or has too many concurrence calls. this is only a per-tower issue, some places have great service while others are really bad. The same goes for att and verizon.
nope, i went there, NY... i believe i dont think i know anyone who has sprint IN NY who has not complained
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Re: SWITCHING FROM SPRINT TO VERIZON
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2013, 12:56:02 PM »
well you get what you pay for . in lakewood i keep getting dropped calls and the 3g/4g doesnt always work
there used to be a hack to upload a custom prl to your phone to force it to roam on verizon, I imagine it still works but be carefull sprint closes people who use more then 50% roam
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Re: SWITCHING FROM SPRINT TO VERIZON
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2013, 12:56:40 PM »
Tell sprint bad coverage. That may work.

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Re: SWITCHING FROM SPRINT TO VERIZON
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2013, 12:56:45 PM »
there used to be a hack to upload a custom prl to your phone to force it to roam on verizon, I imagine it still works but be carefull sprint closes people who use more then 50% roam
wow ur knowledgable
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Re: SWITCHING FROM SPRINT TO VERIZON
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2013, 12:57:38 PM »
nope, i went there, NY... i believe i dont think i know anyone who has sprint IN NY who has not complained
everyone complain, google each carrier with the word sucks and everyone hates they carrier. verizon people pay so much so that want to like theirs, but really they complain too.
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Re: SWITCHING FROM SPRINT TO VERIZON
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2013, 12:58:42 PM »
wow ur knowledgable
i work in telcom and other tech so this other stuff gets picked up in the mix. thank you for your compliment
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Re: SWITCHING FROM SPRINT TO VERIZON
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2013, 01:00:13 PM »
nope, i went there, NY... i believe i dont think i know anyone who has sprint IN NY who has not complained
I live in brooklyn and i was so done with sprint service, but can't complain for now, im picking up some unusual good speeds the last few days, looks like they are putting up some booming network now

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Re: SWITCHING FROM SPRINT TO VERIZON
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2013, 01:27:51 PM »
I can't guarantee this will work, but it's worth a shot.
Go to fcc.gov/complaints and file a complaint. They will deal Sprint.
A friend of mine switched from att to Verizon, and they billed him for the cancellation. I suggested try this, and a few weeks later att dropped the fee.
I'm also not sure if this will work b4 you actually made the switch.

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Re: SWITCHING FROM SPRINT TO VERIZON
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2013, 01:50:43 PM »
this is a very blanket thing you are saying, NY is big, every part of NY is different, the towers that you see on buildings are usually fed with a fiber optic cable, so once the call hits the fiber it has no reason to drop, unless the call is not reaching the tower because it is too far or has too many concurrence calls. this is only a per-tower issue, some places have great service while others are really bad. The same goes for att and verizon.
VZW uses a frequency with much better indoor penetration than Sprint.
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Re: SWITCHING FROM SPRINT TO VERIZON
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2013, 02:07:15 PM »
VZW uses a frequency with much better indoor penetration than Sprint.
b'reshus baal haochsaniya i want to disagree, they may use better tower equipment but the bands depending on which type of transmission (voice, 1x, 3g andso forth) some are the same exact as sprint, some are differnet, in the most part the reason verizon is better is because they have more towers and better equipment.
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Re: SWITCHING FROM SPRINT TO VERIZON
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2013, 03:52:38 PM »
I just switched.  I called Sprint a few times and had them check to see how many dropped calls i had experienced.  They were able to check and they saw that my service was below average.  They sent me an airrave which didn't work, and I don't think it worked for anyone.  After a few calls complaining to them they agreed to waive the cancellation fee. 

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Re: SWITCHING FROM SPRINT TO VERIZON
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2013, 03:56:16 PM »
I have sprint. I live in Brooklyn where the service is decent. I spend a lot of time in Far Rockaway where the service is terrible. I did a lot of reading on the subject and learned that;
As Dan said Sprints frequency differs from that of Verizon, which is the cause for the terrible reception indoors. (1xrtt, 3g, evdo, and lte aren't frequencies. I.e. Sprints 3g uses a different frequency than Verizons 3g)
Your phone constantly switches towers based on signal strength (not speed), and being that 1xrtt is stronger than 3g, your phone will likely connect to it as opposed to 3g (the internet speed on 1xrtt is unbearably slow). Your phone may stay on 1xrtt even after you go back out. You can just reset your network and you'll usually pick up evdo, or ehrpd once again.
Lastly, and I have no idea why this is, I've noticed that my signal strength fluctuates tremendously from one second to the next even while I'm outdoors, and stationary.

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Re: SWITCHING FROM SPRINT TO VERIZON
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2013, 05:05:59 PM »
Sprint in BP and have dropped calls left and right. Though, the brand new 4G network is blazing fast .