BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-17-2010, 12:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
tlhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tuscaloosa, Al
Model: 9630
OS: 5.0.0.0
PIN: N/A
Carrier: sprint
Posts: 120
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Exclamation Will be switching from Sprint to Verizon

Please Login to Remove!

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..
__________________
"Whenever I’m about to do something, I think “would an idiot do that?” and if they would, I do not do that thing."-Dwight K. schrute
Offline  
Old 05-17-2010, 06:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
Appleinator
 
Dubdub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Hampshire
Model: App5
OS: AJBR549
PIN: Ask
Carrier: ATT & Verizon
Posts: 20,018
Post Thanks: 54
Thanked 778 Times in 740 Posts
Default

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?
__________________
-->>BB FAQ

-->>Stinsonddog's Tip Site!

-->>Twitter


If someone helps, tell them by clicking the Thanks button.!!
Offline  
Old 05-17-2010, 06:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
Latino Hasta La Muerte
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Denville, NJ.
Model: 7250
OS: 4.1
PIN: G!!!
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 9,022
Post Thanks: 50
Thanked 303 Times in 291 Posts
Default

Expect to pay a premium for Verizon service over Sprint's prices. And with Sprint, you roam onto Verizon for free.
Offline  
Old 05-17-2010, 10:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Lewiston, New York
Model: 9650
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 15
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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.
Offline  
Old 05-19-2010, 06:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NY
Model: 8520
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T Mobile
Posts: 4
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I was a Nextel (Sprint owns them) customer since they started, went to Verizon because of coverage. Everything is better, including price
Offline  
Old 05-19-2010, 06:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NY
Model: 8520
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T Mobile
Posts: 4
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I also have a tmobile, which is cheaper than my verizon and better equipment
Offline  
Old 05-19-2010, 08:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
Appleinator
 
Dubdub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Hampshire
Model: App5
OS: AJBR549
PIN: Ask
Carrier: ATT & Verizon
Posts: 20,018
Post Thanks: 54
Thanked 778 Times in 740 Posts
Default

But TMO doesn't have the coverage that the other 3 have. That is why they are cheaper.
__________________
-->>BB FAQ

-->>Stinsonddog's Tip Site!

-->>Twitter


If someone helps, tell them by clicking the Thanks button.!!
Offline  
Old 05-21-2010, 10:00 AM   #8 (permalink)
Latino Hasta La Muerte
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Denville, NJ.
Model: 7250
OS: 4.1
PIN: G!!!
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 9,022
Post Thanks: 50
Thanked 303 Times in 291 Posts
Default

Sprint gives discounts of varying amounts (5% to 28%) depending on your employer. Ironically, Sprint offers a 10% discount to Verizon employees.
Offline  
Old 05-21-2010, 09:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Model: 8530
PIN: N/A
Carrier: verizon wireless
Posts: 1
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

You will have a better experience with verizon wireless. the network is much better
Offline  
Old 05-22-2010, 09:20 AM   #10 (permalink)
Latino Hasta La Muerte
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Denville, NJ.
Model: 7250
OS: 4.1
PIN: G!!!
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 9,022
Post Thanks: 50
Thanked 303 Times in 291 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gvbdad View Post
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. And it happens automatically without my even knowing it's happening.
Offline  
Old 06-06-2010, 09:05 AM   #11 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
ARCANGEL63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Model: 9850
OS: .362
PIN: N/A
Carrier: SPRINT
Posts: 74
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

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...
__________________
"THE GUY YOUR MOTHER WARNED YOU ABOUT"
Offline  
Old 06-06-2010, 09:30 AM   #12 (permalink)
Grumpy Moderator
 
NJBlackBerry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Model: i5s
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 27,773
Post Thanks: 32
Thanked 439 Times in 379 Posts
Default

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.
Offline  
Old 06-06-2010, 09:36 AM   #13 (permalink)
New Member
 
jsconyers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: In a van down by the river.
Model: NOTE2
OS: 4.1
PIN: <- Where do I find this?
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 15,069
Post Thanks: 138
Thanked 139 Times in 120 Posts
Default

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.
__________________
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
When you take things for granted, the things you are granted, get taken.
Even a mosquito doesn't get a pat on the back until it starts to work.
Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
[BES 5.0.3 / GroupWise 2012 HP2]
Online  
Old 06-06-2010, 06:33 PM   #14 (permalink)
Latino Hasta La Muerte
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Denville, NJ.
Model: 7250
OS: 4.1
PIN: G!!!
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 9,022
Post Thanks: 50
Thanked 303 Times in 291 Posts
Default

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.
Offline  
Old 06-06-2010, 07:38 PM   #15 (permalink)
Grumpy Moderator
 
NJBlackBerry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Model: i5s
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 27,773
Post Thanks: 32
Thanked 439 Times in 379 Posts
Default

Customers going from contracts to pre-paid is terrible for their bottom line. Nothing good can come from it.
Offline  
Old 06-06-2010, 09:28 PM   #16 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
artie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: California
Model: Q10
OS: 10.1.0.42
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 53
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I've been with Sprint for about 6 years and I have been very pleased with them; price and coverage and customer service.
Offline  
Old 06-20-2010, 12:44 AM   #17 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Chicago
Model: 9000
OS: OS 10.6
PIN: N/A
Carrier: At&t
Posts: 61
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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.
Offline  
Old 06-20-2010, 07:36 AM   #18 (permalink)
Grumpy Moderator
 
NJBlackBerry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Model: i5s
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 27,773
Post Thanks: 32
Thanked 439 Times in 379 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by okader View Post
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.
Offline  
Old 06-21-2010, 11:37 PM   #19 (permalink)
BBF Spam Killer Moderator
 
daphne's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: on a sunny beach
Model: Z
OS: 10.2.1.12
PIN: X1ZPY34K
Carrier: VZW
Posts: 9,165
Post Thanks: 122
Thanked 146 Times in 116 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rambo47 View Post
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. 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?
__________________
Report spam text messages to 7726
#BlackBerry by choice #BlacBerry 10 is here!
Offline  
Old 06-24-2010, 12:57 AM   #20 (permalink)
New Member
 
Tylerly's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NewYork
Model: 8700
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 11
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I'm pleased with sprint for three years.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright © 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM © and BlackBerry © are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.