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  1. #1
    Maynard
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    Hello all,

    I'm currently a long-time Verizon user, both in the San Francisco Bay
    area and now in Eugene, Oregon. On a whim I stopped by a Sprint
    reseller and asked some questions. Long story short, I walked out
    with a VM4500 (Sanyo SCP-5500) phone. I figured I didn't have much to
    lose with a 14-day trial. I've been driving all around trying the
    phone in stores, on the freeway, and in my house.

    So far it's been terrific, but my past (about 5 years ago) experience
    with Sprint is still eating away at me. I mean, if it ain't broke
    don't try another carrier, right? Am I going to get burned by
    Sprint's coverage? I spent the extra $5 for no roaming charges, so
    that won't get me... and the phone is tri-mode, so I can still go
    analog... I'm just worried about jumping in for 2 years.

    Any Oregon switchers out there that would care to share their
    experience with either carrier?

    Thanks!



    See More: Sprint PCS service in Oregon




  2. #2
    Sprint Secrets
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS service in Oregon

    > Any Oregon switchers out there

    Stay close to I-5. Go east in the state, and theres no coverage. Inside zip
    97401 its OK.



  3. #3
    Scott Stephenson
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS service in Oregon


    "Sprint Secrets" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > > Any Oregon switchers out there

    >
    > Stay close to I-5. Go east in the state, and theres no coverage. Inside

    zip
    > 97401 its OK.


    And you would know this how? Texas is far from Oregon.





  4. #4
    Bill Kirkpatrick
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS service in Oregon

    Scott Stephenson wrote:
    > "Sprint Secrets" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>>Any Oregon switchers out there

    >>
    >>Stay close to I-5. Go east in the state, and theres no coverage. Inside

    >
    > zip
    >
    >>97401 its OK.

    >
    >
    > And you would know this how? Texas is far from Oregon.
    >
    >


    Anyone can go to www.sprintpcs.com and view coverage maps online. Based on the
    map for Oregon, coverage is concentrated along the I-5 corridor, the
    Portland-Salem metro area, and Bend.



  5. #5
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS service in Oregon

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]=20
    says...
    > Anyone can go to www.sprintpcs.com and view coverage maps online. Based o=

    n the=20
    > map for Oregon, coverage is concentrated along the I-5 corridor, the=20
    > Portland-Salem metro area, and Bend.
    >=20


    Which is nice. But it's also not what the original poster asked for. =20
    He was asking for personal experience.

    --=20
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for Sprint PCS
    I *don't* speak for them



  6. #6
    Robert M.
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    Re: Sprint PCS service in Oregon

    In article <[email protected]>,
    O/Siris <[email protected]întpcs.com> wrote:

    > Which is nice. But it's also not what the original poster asked for.
    > He was asking for personal experience.




    Duh, if SprintPCS says it doesnt have coverage outside the I-5 corridor,
    do you really expect miraculous personal experience better than that?



  7. #7
    Scott Stephenson
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS service in Oregon


    "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > O/Siris <[email protected]întpcs.com> wrote:
    >
    > > Which is nice. But it's also not what the original poster asked for.
    > > He was asking for personal experience.

    >
    >
    >
    > Duh, if SprintPCS says it doesnt have coverage outside the I-5 corridor,
    > do you really expect miraculous personal experience better than that?


    Funny- you've been *****ing about the quality of maps for months, and now
    they are good enough to offer advice on coverage which you have no personal
    experience with. Once again, the moron plays both sides of the argument.

    So, which is it, Phil? Your actions indicate that the maps are accurate.





  8. #8
    Chris Russell
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS service in Oregon

    The original poster stated he also chose the F & C America $5 option. So
    he'll have coverage over most of the state of Oregon. The only lack of
    coverage is in the far SE portion of the state. I was just in Oregon and
    had Sprint coverage north up the mountain at the OR border(even though the
    maps don't show it until you get down the other side). Before that I was
    digital roaming (Verizon) North of Redding, CA to the OR border.

    Chris

    "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > O/Siris <[email protected]întpcs.com> wrote:
    >
    > > Which is nice. But it's also not what the original poster asked for.
    > > He was asking for personal experience.

    >
    >
    >
    > Duh, if SprintPCS says it doesnt have coverage outside the I-5 corridor,
    > do you really expect miraculous personal experience better than that?






  9. #9
    Dan Albrich
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS service in Oregon

    Sprint's coverage at the UO campus in Eugene isn't good at the moment. They
    have plans to build a tower near hayward field but it's not active yet. For
    campus coverage, Verizon is best. They built a tower near Franklin and
    Villard which is very close to the dorms so coverage on the east side of
    campus is excellent, and good enough on the west side. Sprint currently has
    very limited coverage on campus.

    Another weak spot for Sprint is the VRC mall, which I am also told is a
    planned to be improved area. Otherwise Sprint works fine in Eugene. The no
    roaming option is a great idea. The Sprint PRL includes both Verizon, AT&T,
    and US Cellular for rural roaming (very good).

    My only reason to stick with Verizon follows:
    - My phone, loaded with a Sprint PRL for testing sake seems to hold onto a
    weak Sprint signal even when it's unusable so in places like at my office on
    the UO campus, I won't automatically roam over to Verizon. This roaming
    will work fine provided there isn't a Sprint signal. I realize this is a
    boarder case, but it effects me and my usage.
    - Sprint data won't work when roaming. I use data at the northern Oregon
    coast where Verizon has native coverage but Sprint doesn't. Highly personal
    problem because Sprint has native coverage on I5 south of cottage grove
    (roseburg, grants pass, ashland etc) and Verizon doesn't.
    - Verizon has been giving me free high speed data (just uses minutes) and
    Sprint needs to charge me for this. With Verizon I pay nothing for data
    ($55 for two lines, with free data). I can't match that price currently
    with Sprint. Sprint does have corp. discounts for employees at certain
    businesses include the UO where I work (15% off the total bill). Verizon
    only offers 12% off the primary line, but my end price is still cheaper with
    Verizon (at the moment).

    I mean $40 for FC&A plan plus $20 second line plus $15 for data. -- $75
    before taxes.

    -Dan

    http://cell.uoregon.edu



    "Maynard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hello all,
    >
    > I'm currently a long-time Verizon user, both in the San Francisco Bay
    > area and now in Eugene, Oregon. On a whim I stopped by a Sprint
    > reseller and asked some questions. Long story short, I walked out
    > with a VM4500 (Sanyo SCP-5500) phone. I figured I didn't have much to
    > lose with a 14-day trial. I've been driving all around trying the
    > phone in stores, on the freeway, and in my house.
    >
    > So far it's been terrific, but my past (about 5 years ago) experience
    > with Sprint is still eating away at me. I mean, if it ain't broke
    > don't try another carrier, right? Am I going to get burned by
    > Sprint's coverage? I spent the extra $5 for no roaming charges, so
    > that won't get me... and the phone is tri-mode, so I can still go
    > analog... I'm just worried about jumping in for 2 years.
    >
    > Any Oregon switchers out there that would care to share their
    > experience with either carrier?
    >
    > Thanks!






  10. #10
    Alesandra
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS service in Oregon

    I had Sprint, and it worked well. Remember when we bought 50 analong
    minutes for $10? Those days are gone. Non I-5 coverage is simpler since
    roaming is cheaper, but you still need roaming (often analog) on the coast.
    My Sprint line is inactive (didn't close the account so I have the same
    number). Today I use ATTWS in Los Angeles and Verizon SRW based out of
    Lincoln City. I have found no better service than Verizon for the N Calif
    coast up to Lincoln City, and have kept two lines for 4 years. $39.99 for
    1000 peak National ATTWS and $34.99 SRW 300 peak with Verizon keeps me well
    connected.

    Sprint may save you a few bucks, but not a lot. Try Sprint for a year or
    two. You may like it. Verizon will hit you $10 to place your current # on
    suspend for 6 months, so you can always go back to your old #. Personally,
    I would not port my #. I forward my home to my cell, so if I change, I
    change the forwarding # on the primary landline.

    "Maynard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hello all,
    >
    > I'm currently a long-time Verizon user, both in the San Francisco Bay
    > area and now in Eugene, Oregon. On a whim I stopped by a Sprint
    > reseller and asked some questions. Long story short, I walked out
    > with a VM4500 (Sanyo SCP-5500) phone. I figured I didn't have much to
    > lose with a 14-day trial. I've been driving all around trying the
    > phone in stores, on the freeway, and in my house.
    >
    > So far it's been terrific, but my past (about 5 years ago) experience
    > with Sprint is still eating away at me. I mean, if it ain't broke
    > don't try another carrier, right? Am I going to get burned by
    > Sprint's coverage? I spent the extra $5 for no roaming charges, so
    > that won't get me... and the phone is tri-mode, so I can still go
    > analog... I'm just worried about jumping in for 2 years.
    >
    > Any Oregon switchers out there that would care to share their
    > experience with either carrier?
    >
    > Thanks!






  11. #11
    Robert M.
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS service in Oregon

    In article <M%[email protected]>,
    "Chris Russell" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > The original poster stated he also chose the F & C America $5 option. So
    > he'll have coverage over most of the state of Oregon.


    No, He'd have coverage of most of the western part of the state for up
    to 50% of his minutes.



  12. #12
    Scott Stephenson
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS service in Oregon


    "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <M%[email protected]>,
    > "Chris Russell" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > The original poster stated he also chose the F & C America $5 option.

    So
    > > he'll have coverage over most of the state of Oregon.

    >
    > No, He'd have coverage of most of the western part of the state for up
    > to 50% of his minutes.


    Funny- you've been *****ing about the quality of maps for months, and now
    they are good enough to offer advice on coverage which you have no personal
    experience with. Once again, the moron plays both sides of the argument.

    So, which is it, Phil? Your actions indicate that the maps are accurate.





  13. #13
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS service in Oregon

    In article <[email protected]>,=20
    [email protected] says...
    > Duh, if SprintPCS says it doesnt have coverage outside the I-5 corridor,
    > do you really expect miraculous personal experience better than that?
    >=20


    How far? Does it vary day to day? =20

    You know, Phillie, *personal experience.* Just like the original=20
    poster asked for.

    You sure do a fine job of making an argument where none exists. I=20
    didn't say the information was invalid. In fact, I complimented it. =20
    I simply pointed out that the original poster was asking for personal=20
    experience.

    --=20
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for Sprint PCS
    I *don't* speak for them



  14. #14
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS service in Oregon

    In article <[email protected]>,=20
    [email protected] says...
    > In article <M%[email protected]>,
    > "Chris Russell" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >=20
    > > The original poster stated he also chose the F & C America $5 option. =

    So
    > > he'll have coverage over most of the state of Oregon.

    >=20
    > No, He'd have coverage of most of the western part of the state for up=20
    > to 50% of his minutes.
    >=20



    No, he'd have coverage, period. If he exceeds that 50% threshold=20
    twice within three months, we cancel F&CA. But we still cover him,=20
    up to however minutes in his plan.

    --=20
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for Sprint PCS
    I *don't* speak for them



  15. #15
    Robert M.
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS service in Oregon

    In article <[email protected]>,
    O/Siris <[email protected]întpcs.com> wrote:

    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected] says...
    > > In article <M%[email protected]>,
    > > "Chris Russell" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > > > The original poster stated he also chose the F & C America $5 option. So
    > > > he'll have coverage over most of the state of Oregon.

    > >
    > > No, He'd have coverage of most of the western part of the state for up
    > > to 50% of his minutes.
    > >

    >
    >
    > No, he'd have coverage, period. If he exceeds that 50% threshold
    > twice within three months, we cancel F&CA. But we still cover him,
    > up to however minutes in his plan.


    Fine 50 cents a minute is coverage? And in the eastern part of Oregon?



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