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  1. #1
    chuck schroeder
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    Two families from SoCal vacationed recently in Mammoth Lakes, Ca,
    taking our Sprint cell phones so that we could keep in touch. To our
    surprise Sprint had no coverage in that area!

    Any other complainers out there? Will Sprint do anything about this
    lack of service?

    We were told that Verison did have coverage!

    Chuck



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  2. #2
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Sprint coverage question?


    "chuck schroeder" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Two families from SoCal vacationed recently in Mammoth Lakes, Ca,
    > taking our Sprint cell phones so that we could keep in touch. To our
    > surprise Sprint had no coverage in that area!
    >
    > Any other complainers out there? Will Sprint do anything about this
    > lack of service?
    >
    > We were told that Verison did have coverage!
    >
    > Chuck


    Chuck, for those instances where you get off the beaten track & no SPCS
    coverage is available, I'd suggest you check out adding the F & C A option
    to your account. If your account is in an SPCS corporate coverage area, the
    cost is $5, will cover the phones on your account, and will allow you to
    roam for up to 50% of the minutes used in a month ... for no extra charge,
    save for the monthly option expense.

    Bob





  3. #3

    Re: Sprint coverage question?


    chuck schroeder wrote:
    > Two families from SoCal vacationed recently in Mammoth Lakes, Ca,
    > taking our Sprint cell phones so that we could keep in touch. To our
    > surprise Sprint had no coverage in that area!
    >
    > Any other complainers out there? Will Sprint do anything about this
    > lack of service?
    >
    > We were told that Verison did have coverage!
    >
    > Chuck


    Sprint has never had native coverage in that part but the good news is
    it's coming this year. The estimated on air date is Sept. 05.
    Ubiquitel is the affiliate for that area. In the mean time off network
    roaming is available.




  4. #4
    Frank Harris
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    Re: Sprint coverage question?

    Sorry to hear you were surprised - especially if this was upon arrival.
    You can consult the coverage maps on Sprint's website before traveling
    to minimize surprises.

    And if you expected your Sprint phones to roam on Verizon there but they
    didn't, it could be because your phone's roaming setting was set to
    "Sprint only" instead of "automatic" (which allows roaming).

    Glad to hear from Larry that Sprint is coming to Mammoth.

    chuck schroeder wrote:
    > Two families from SoCal vacationed recently in Mammoth Lakes, Ca,
    > taking our Sprint cell phones so that we could keep in touch. To our
    > surprise Sprint had no coverage in that area!
    >
    > Any other complainers out there? Will Sprint do anything about this
    > lack of service?
    >
    > We were told that Verison did have coverage!
    >
    > Chuck



    --
    Frank Harris in San Francisco



  5. #5

    Re: Sprint coverage question?

    Last year when I was there the only carriers that I knew had native
    coverage was Cingular and a TDMA carrier. The Cingular 1900 worked
    good and so did AT&T TDMA roaming. Verizon signal was poor throughout
    the mountain.




  6. #6
    ElMira
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    Re: Sprint coverage question?

    Have you seen the coverage map?? It shows the area of coverage and future
    coverage in light and dark green that are completely indistinguishable!!! I
    am actually interested in getting Virgin Mobile which uses the sprint
    network. Their map of current coverage and future coverage is also
    indistinguishable in shades of red. I have no idea from either one where
    coverage is actually available.

    "Frank Harris" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Sorry to hear you were surprised - especially if this was upon arrival.
    > You can consult the coverage maps on Sprint's website before traveling to
    > minimize surprises.
    >
    > And if you expected your Sprint phones to roam on Verizon there but they
    > didn't, it could be because your phone's roaming setting was set to
    > "Sprint only" instead of "automatic" (which allows roaming).
    >
    > Glad to hear from Larry that Sprint is coming to Mammoth.
    >
    > chuck schroeder wrote:
    >> Two families from SoCal vacationed recently in Mammoth Lakes, Ca,
    >> taking our Sprint cell phones so that we could keep in touch. To our
    >> surprise Sprint had no coverage in that area!
    >>
    >> Any other complainers out there? Will Sprint do anything about this
    >> lack of service?
    >>
    >> We were told that Verison did have coverage!
    >>
    >> Chuck

    >
    >
    > --
    > Frank Harris in San Francisco






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