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Old 06-28-2009, 10:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello to all.

I am in need of some assistance, rather opinions, regarding Sprint cellular service in Delaware. My family currently has ATT and I don't care for it. I have had Verizon in the past and had no issues. Only reason I left was for the iPhone. I am seeking honest opinions of Sprint customers who live in Delaware and/or travel within the tri-state area. I have spoken to just a few people and they all seem to like it.

Looking for overall coverage, dropped calls, and any other issues.

Any help is appreciated.
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I do not currently live in Delaware however I do have an opinion. I live in south central PA, switched to Sprint a number of years ago and promptly returned the phones and cancelled the service the next day. Sprint coverage seems to run along main highways and in bigger cities. When you get outside those area, the coverage drops or you are roaming on someone elses towers. I once had a Nextel rep tell me that Sprint needed to spend more money on towers and service instead of the advertising they do. Now I am sure that there will be Sprint customers that disagree with my opinion. I am also sure there are areas that Sprint works just fine. But IMHO, Verizon has a much better network. And as you stated, you never had any problems with them in the past. I also know that Verizon will give you 30 days to try it out. I am not sure if Sprint does the same??

Lastly, just check out the coverage map from each web site. I think it is pretty obvious which is best.

I would go with Verizon but as I stated in the beginning, that is my 2 cents.

Good luck.
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I am currently with Sprint (although do not live in Delaware, I am in NY state and not a metro area) and have yet to have any service related issues after 2 years. There have been times that I have received service in places that people I know with Verizon have not. Customer Service can be a little lacking at times, but not with the Sprint BB Support team. I also have to mention that the phone you use also affects dropped calls and reception as well. I made the switch from the Samsung Instinct and have noticed signal strength and reception have improved since switching to my 8330. Every carrier has their pro's and cons, however I feel that for myself Sprint is the way to go both with affordability (the Everything Plans are amazing) and reception as well, and they also have a 30 day trial period as well. Hope that helps some.
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Hey slburse11, my name is BJ DeHut and I am a representative for Sprint. Location definitely plays one of the largest roles in defining what your coverage will be like. Personally, I don’t have any experience or information about the service in Delaware (though because of the close borders of the NE I can only imagine it is very good), but here is a handy tool you can use to plug in your home, friends, or work area codes to get a good sense of what your reception will be like in these areas:
coveragedotsprintpcsdotcom/IMPACTdotjsp?mapzip= (Replace the "dot" with a period ".")
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Let me google that for you

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I drove through Delaware on my way to Maryland for a week and I had a strong signal everywhere. The good part about Sprint service is that you will roam onto Verizon whenever they coverage and Sprint does not.
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