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tlhead 05-17-2010 12:48 AM

Will be switching from Sprint to Verizon
 
Im rather nervous as I've been a sprint customer for about 6 years ( got my first cell phone with them) but i want that Storm 2 lol. Has anyone went from Sprint to Verizon? I live in Alabama if that matters..it does seem like the verizon plans are a little pricier than sprints..thats all iv seen so far since i havent gotten the phone yet..

Dubdub 05-17-2010 06:17 AM

Just a point, switching carriers for a phone is actually not the way to do it. You switch carriers because your current one has poor service where you use it.

Have you made sure that Verizon has the coverage when and where you need it - here you live, work, travel and play?

rambo47 05-17-2010 06:45 AM

Expect to pay a premium for Verizon service over Sprint's prices. And with Sprint, you roam onto Verizon for free.

dionnfr 05-17-2010 10:22 AM

I'm doing the opposite, I'm switching to Sprint for the price plans, I shouldn't been with Verizon since the beginning but I'm tired of spending big bucks for service, and I agree with rambo47 about the roaming.

The Mosh 05-19-2010 06:46 PM

I was a Nextel (Sprint owns them) customer since they started, went to Verizon because of coverage. Everything is better, including price

The Mosh 05-19-2010 06:47 PM

I also have a tmobile, which is cheaper than my verizon and better equipment

Dubdub 05-19-2010 08:55 PM

But TMO doesn't have the coverage that the other 3 have. That is why they are cheaper.

rambo47 05-21-2010 10:00 AM

Sprint gives discounts of varying amounts (5% to 28%) depending on your employer. Ironically, Sprint offers a 10% discount to Verizon employees.

gvbdad 05-21-2010 09:55 PM

You will have a better experience with verizon wireless. the network is much better

rambo47 05-22-2010 09:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gvbdad (Post 1609473)
You will have a better experience with verizon wireless. the network is much better

Not necessarily. I get the Verizon network experience for feee when I'm out of Sprint coverage and I roam onto Verizon. All for the price of Sprint. (y) And it happens automatically without my even knowing it's happening.

ARCANGEL63 06-06-2010 09:05 AM

imo,,, sprint rules,,, if u want 2 pay more & have erroneous fees added 2 your bill every month that u have 2 call 2 have removed then by all means switch...

NJBlackBerry 06-06-2010 09:30 AM

A long standing question - if Sprint is so much better and cheaper, why do they keep losing customers? I can't figure it out... Prepaid customers (Boost) are much less profitable than post pay..

Sprint still losing customers but prepaid Boost added - The Gadgetress : The Orange County Register

Sprint's Customer Losses Continue - WSJ.com

I know Dan Hesse is trying, but Sprint is still trying to recover for the Nextel purchase - perhaps the worst acquisition in recent memory.

jsconyers 06-06-2010 09:36 AM

I agree with the terrible Nextel acquisition. Also, Sprint's customer service is probably the worst of any carrier. That tends to drive a lot of users away.

rambo47 06-06-2010 06:33 PM

A huge percentage of the Sprint customers they lost went to pre-paid Boost. They lost a something like 75,000 customers net, not the half a million we hear about. It's just a switch from one division to another. Troubling still, but not the unmitigated disaster the media would have us believe.

As for the Nextel deal, that was about the worst deal I've ever seen. Sprint paid $33 Billion for Nextel and has written off the entire $33 Billion. One giant "never mind". Total pooch screw situation. (n)

NJBlackBerry 06-06-2010 07:38 PM

Customers going from contracts to pre-paid is terrible for their bottom line. Nothing good can come from it.

artie 06-06-2010 09:28 PM

I've been with Sprint for about 6 years and I have been very pleased with them; price and coverage and customer service.

okader 06-20-2010 12:44 AM

i have both at&t and sprint acounts the bad thing about sprint customer service is they wont activat any phone that is not a sprint phone. i think thats why they are loosing customers.

NJBlackBerry 06-20-2010 07:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by okader (Post 1620354)
i have both at&t and sprint acounts the bad thing about sprint customer service is they wont activat any phone that is not a sprint phone. i think thats why they are loosing customers.

Verizon won't activate phones that are not Verizon branded phones, and they seem to be doing well.

daphne 06-21-2010 11:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rambo47 (Post 1609604)
Not necessarily. I get the Verizon network experience for feee when I'm out of Sprint coverage and I roam onto Verizon. All for the price of Sprint. (y) And it happens automatically without my even knowing it's happening.

How would you explain, given Sprint automatically roams on Verizon, that when my daughther is in the same room with me on her Sprint BlackBerry, she drops calls has 0-1 bar frequently and my VZW BlackBerry has 1XEV with 4-5 bars and I never drop calls here?

Tylerly 06-24-2010 12:57 AM

I'm pleased with sprint for three years.


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