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  1. #1
    Zen Cohen
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    After cancelling Sprint two yrs ago because of incessant dropped calls, I
    switched back after spending those 2 yrs w/ VZW. I liked VZ's coverage but
    not their phones, and I was seduced by the new Toshiba VM4050's spectacular
    screen enough to sign up knowing I could get out under the 14-day trial
    period.

    I drove to all the places where I had problems with Sprint coverage before
    and though it may not reach the level of VZ, I think it has substantially
    improved over what I had before. Whether it's the phone or Sprint's network
    has improved (or both), I dunno. (To the poster who warned me in an earlier
    thread about getting dropped at Waugh and Fairview every time, I got dropped
    the first time, but the phone has held on through two subsequent passes thru
    that intersection.)

    Though I have heard Sprint's customer service is awful, I have had pretty
    good experiences with everyone, including in-store personnel, and *2
    customer service and tech support.

    I also like the phone a lot. I've heard it knocked as a clumsy, poorly
    built handset and no comparison to the venerated Sanyo 5500, but it's
    performed well so far for my needs and I'm happy with it, despite a few
    shortcomings.

    Finally, Vision has worked well and has been reasonably quick for browsing
    WAP pages for basic news, sports, and getting email. I'm now 10 days into
    my 14-day trial period and have decided to stick with Sprint. I remain a
    little wary but if things don't pan out, I can always pay the cancellation
    fee and move on....





    See More: Quick impressions of a returning Sprint PCS (Houston) customer




  2. #2
    Robert M.
    Guest

    Re: Quick impressions of a returning Sprint PCS (Houston) customer

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Zen Cohen" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > After cancelling Sprint two yrs ago because of incessant dropped calls, I
    > switched back after spending those 2 yrs w/ VZW. I liked VZ's coverage but
    > not their phones, and I was seduced by the new Toshiba VM4050's spectacular
    > screen enough to sign up knowing I could get out under the 14-day trial
    > period.
    >
    > I drove to all the places where I had problems with Sprint coverage before
    > and though it may not reach the level of VZ, I think it has substantially
    > improved over what I had before. Whether it's the phone or Sprint's network
    > has improved (or both), I dunno. (To the poster who warned me in an earlier
    > thread about getting dropped at Waugh and Fairview every time, I got dropped
    > the first time, but the phone has held on through two subsequent passes thru
    > that intersection.)


    Try Hillcroft one block north of Bellaire, and behind Lamar High School.

    SprintPCS' coverage has improved in Houston over the years. Holes in
    coverage in the Clear Lake area seem to have mostly gone away. Its
    excellent at the airports, but problematic indoors almost anywhere in
    the Medical Center. And getting a call through on 59 inside the loop is
    still near impossible if its raining.



  3. #3
    Jeffrey E. Salzberg
    Guest

    Re: Quick impressions of a returning Sprint PCS (Houston) customer

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...

    > SprintPCS' coverage has improved in Houston over the years. Holes in
    > coverage in the Clear Lake area seem to have mostly gone away. Its
    > excellent at the airports, but problematic indoors almost anywhere in
    > the Medical Center.


    If you travel much to New York, you may find that it's the only service
    that works down in the subway system.



  4. #4
    Porter Haskew
    Guest

    Re: Quick impressions of a returning Sprint PCS (Houston) customer

    On Sat, 10 Apr 2004 11:57:49 GMT, "Robert M." <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >In article <[email protected]>,
    > "Zen Cohen" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> After cancelling Sprint two yrs ago because of incessant dropped calls, I
    >> switched back after spending those 2 yrs w/ VZW. I liked VZ's coverage but
    >> not their phones, and I was seduced by the new Toshiba VM4050's spectacular
    >> screen enough to sign up knowing I could get out under the 14-day trial
    >> period.
    >>
    >> I drove to all the places where I had problems with Sprint coverage before
    >> and though it may not reach the level of VZ, I think it has substantially
    >> improved over what I had before. Whether it's the phone or Sprint's network
    >> has improved (or both), I dunno. (To the poster who warned me in an earlier
    >> thread about getting dropped at Waugh and Fairview every time, I got dropped
    >> the first time, but the phone has held on through two subsequent passes thru
    >> that intersection.)

    >
    >Try Hillcroft one block north of Bellaire, and behind Lamar High School.
    >
    >SprintPCS' coverage has improved in Houston over the years. Holes in
    >coverage in the Clear Lake area seem to have mostly gone away. Its
    >excellent at the airports, but problematic indoors almost anywhere in
    >the Medical Center. And getting a call through on 59 inside the loop is
    >still near impossible if its raining.




    Try the jone's back yard. Take three steps from the back door and
    then dig a 6 foot hole. Jump in and have someone throw the dirt on
    you. Then try to make a call. I dropped a call there once.

    Please guys, every service has some "spots" that will drop a call. As
    you stay with a service you will get to know those "spots." Don't try
    to make a very important call when you are going through those areas.
    Pretty simple. If you are called, tell them you may drop there call
    when you go through a certain area. Please call right back.

    I had T-Mobile. Went with them from the Powertell days. All of a
    sudden I lost service at my house. They couldn't seem to figure it
    out. As my cell phone is my home phone also, I had to change
    providers. I went with SprintPCS. I love the service. Works at
    home. Few spots in town I drop calls but as I have found out, all
    provders have that problem. However, those places are few and far
    between.

    If your dropped call places are very important to you, then don't stay
    with Sprint. But PLEASE don't stay and then start complaining about
    those places you knew about.

    Porter



  5. #5
    Robert M.
    Guest

    Re: Quick impressions of a returning Sprint PCS (Houston) customer

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] (Jeffrey E. Salzberg) wrote:

    > If you travel much to New York, you may find that it's the only service
    > that works down in the subway system.


    I'll be there this summer. Way kewl. Used to be major dead spot at 43rd
    and Madison.



  6. #6
    Robert M.
    Guest

    Re: Quick impressions of a returning Sprint PCS (Houston) customer

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Porter Haskew <[email protected]> wrote:

    > If your dropped call places are very important to you, then don't stay
    > with Sprint. But PLEASE don't stay and then start complaining about
    > those places you knew about.


    I love these moderator wanna-bees.

    This is a SprintPCS newsgroup isn't it? And if a user is wondering how
    good coverage is in Houston, then its certainly appropriate to tell him
    what one knows. I listed positives and negatives. Sorry you are
    subconciously upset about SprintPCS' coverage.



  7. #7
    Porter Haskew
    Guest

    Re: Quick impressions of a returning Sprint PCS (Houston) customer

    On Sat, 10 Apr 2004 12:55:05 GMT, "Robert M." <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >In article <[email protected]>,
    > Porter Haskew <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> If your dropped call places are very important to you, then don't stay
    >> with Sprint. But PLEASE don't stay and then start complaining about
    >> those places you knew about.

    >
    >I love these moderator wanna-bees.
    >
    >This is a SprintPCS newsgroup isn't it? And if a user is wondering how
    >good coverage is in Houston, then its certainly appropriate to tell him
    >what one knows. I listed positives and negatives. Sorry you are
    >subconciously upset about SprintPCS' coverage.


    I love these psychologist wanna-bees.

    I don't see anywhere in his post where he wanted to know about
    coverage in Houston or anywhere else for that matter. He simply
    posted some observations and gave a little insight into his particular
    situation. I guess you can look into his mind also. You are really
    amazing.

    You are correct in this being a SprintPCS newsgroup. As a Sprint
    subscriber I have a right to post my opinions also. But I have to
    hand it to you. You are one persistant little boy. Have a great day
    and keep up the good work. I love reading your posts. I look as
    forward to them as I do moderating this newsgroup.

    Porter



  8. #8
    Robert M.
    Guest

    Re: Quick impressions of a returning Sprint PCS (Houston) customer

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Porter Haskew <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I don't see anywhere in his post where he wanted to know about
    > coverage in Houston or anywhere else for that matter.


    Well you convienently forgot the early part of the thread.

    And then as so many here tend to do when they are shown to be wrong,
    they then move into insults.

    PLONK



  9. #9
    Porter Haskew
    Guest

    Re: Quick impressions of a returning Sprint PCS (Houston) customer

    On Sat, 10 Apr 2004 13:10:38 GMT, "Robert M." <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >In article <[email protected]>,
    > Porter Haskew <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I don't see anywhere in his post where he wanted to know about
    >> coverage in Houston or anywhere else for that matter.

    >
    >Well you convienently forgot the early part of the thread.
    >
    >And then as so many here tend to do when they are shown to be wrong,
    >they then move into insults.
    >
    >PLONK



    Below is the original. Where did he "ASK" for advice in Houston
    coverage? Thanks in advance for your lovely knowledge.

    Porter



    After cancelling Sprint two yrs ago because of incessant dropped
    calls, I
    switched back after spending those 2 yrs w/ VZW. I liked VZ's
    coverage but
    not their phones, and I was seduced by the new Toshiba VM4050's
    spectacular
    screen enough to sign up knowing I could get out under the 14-day
    trial
    period.

    I drove to all the places where I had problems with Sprint coverage
    before
    and though it may not reach the level of VZ, I think it has
    substantially
    improved over what I had before. Whether it's the phone or Sprint's
    network
    has improved (or both), I dunno. (To the poster who warned me in an
    earlier
    thread about getting dropped at Waugh and Fairview every time, I got
    dropped
    the first time, but the phone has held on through two subsequent
    passes thru
    that intersection.)

    Though I have heard Sprint's customer service is awful, I have had
    pretty
    good experiences with everyone, including in-store personnel, and *2
    customer service and tech support.

    I also like the phone a lot. I've heard it knocked as a clumsy,
    poorly
    built handset and no comparison to the venerated Sanyo 5500, but it's
    performed well so far for my needs and I'm happy with it, despite a
    few
    shortcomings.

    Finally, Vision has worked well and has been reasonably quick for
    browsing
    WAP pages for basic news, sports, and getting email. I'm now 10 days
    into
    my 14-day trial period and have decided to stick with Sprint. I
    remain a
    little wary but if things don't pan out, I can always pay the
    cancellation
    fee and move on....




  10. #10
    Mike
    Guest

    Re: Quick impressions of a returning Sprint PCS (Houston) customer

    Zen Cohen wrote:

    > I drove to all the places where I had problems with Sprint coverage before
    > and though it may not reach the level of VZ, I think it has substantially
    > improved over what I had before. Whether it's the phone or Sprint's network
    > has improved (or both), I dunno. (To the poster who warned me in an earlier
    > thread about getting dropped at Waugh and Fairview every time, I got dropped
    > the first time, but the phone has held on through two subsequent passes thru
    > that intersection.)
    >
    > Though I have heard Sprint's customer service is awful, I have had pretty
    > good experiences with everyone, including in-store personnel, and *2
    > customer service and tech support.


    You may also call *2 and tell Claire "dropped calls" to get an automatic
    1-minute credit for calls that have been dropped. No need to explain
    things to a representative.




  11. #11
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Quick impressions of a returning Sprint PCS (Houston) customer


    "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > Porter Haskew <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > I don't see anywhere in his post where he wanted to know about
    > > coverage in Houston or anywhere else for that matter.

    >
    > Well you convienently forgot the early part of the thread.
    >
    > And then as so many here tend to do when they are shown to be wrong,
    > they then move into insults.
    >
    > PLONK


    Yes, but for you Phillipe, those insights you call insults are well deserved
    .... and you've earned every one of them.

    Bob





  12. #12
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Quick impressions of a returning Sprint PCS (Houston) customer

    In article <[email protected]>,=20
    [email protected] says...
    > Below is the original. Where did he "ASK" for advice in Houston
    > coverage?=20
    >=20


    Too late. You have questioned The Word According to Phillie, and=20
    your questions shall henceforth be ignored.

    He's a prototypical dogmatist that way.

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



  13. #13
    Robert M.
    Guest

    Re: Quick impressions of a returning Sprint PCS (Houston) customer

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

    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected] says...
    > > Below is the original. Where did he "ASK" for advice in Houston
    > > coverage?
    > >


    He asked in his Original Post.



  14. #14
    Scott Stephenson
    Guest

    Re: Quick impressions of a returning Sprint PCS (Houston) customer


    "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > O/Siris <[email protected]întpcs.com> wrote:
    >
    > > In article <[email protected]>,
    > > [email protected] says...
    > > > Below is the original. Where did he "ASK" for advice in Houston
    > > > coverage?
    > > >

    >
    > He asked in his Original Post.


    No, he didn't.





  15. #15
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Quick impressions of a returning Sprint PCS (Houston) customer


    "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > O/Siris <[email protected]întpcs.com> wrote:
    >
    > > In article <[email protected]>,
    > > [email protected] says...
    > > > Below is the original. Where did he "ASK" for advice in Houston
    > > > coverage?
    > > >

    >
    > He asked in his Original Post.


    No ... he didn't, you little spammin' right palm shavin' troll ....

    Bob





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