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  1. #16
    Todd W
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    Re: Sprint to T-Mobile, voila!!


    "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <[email protected]> wrote in message

    > ... Sprint just doesn't cover areas really well except in densely
    > populated areas it seems [speaking of the Twin Cities metro]...


    This isn't the case in my experience.

    I live in NE Ohio, regularly vacation in a very rural area in central Ohio,
    recently traveled to Chicago and stayed at a hotel 20 miles out of the city.

    My girlfriend uses the voice services moderately and I use the data services
    heavily.

    Not a single problem connecting, indoors or out, in over four months now. I
    really needed it to work so I could adjust the model of my small business,
    and so far Sprint has came through for me.

    Todd W.







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  2. #17
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: Sprint to T-Mobile, voila!!

    Todd W wrote:
    > "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >
    >> ... Sprint just doesn't cover areas really well except in densely
    >> populated areas it seems [speaking of the Twin Cities metro]...

    >
    > This isn't the case in my experience.
    >
    > I live in NE Ohio, regularly vacation in a very rural area in central Ohio,
    > recently traveled to Chicago and stayed at a hotel 20 miles out of the city.
    >
    > My girlfriend uses the voice services moderately and I use the data services
    > heavily.
    >
    > Not a single problem connecting, indoors or out, in over four months now. I
    > really needed it to work so I could adjust the model of my small business,
    > and so far Sprint has came through for me.


    This just points up the truism that every carrier has their bad spots and
    good spots. Sprint PCS used to be the only carrier with comprehensive
    coverage in the lakefront areas in Lake and Ashtabula Counties, east of
    Cleveland. I used to live in Mentor on the Lake (Lake County) and Sprint had
    a tower two minutes from my house. Verizon, Alltel and AT&T all sucked there
    for years (Verizon finally did something about their lack of coverage - don't
    know about the others). Same for certain parts of Ashtabula County.

    Then there were some points inland where you couldn't find a Sprint tower for
    miles - mostly rural areas (don't know if that's changed, either).

    --
    Steve Sobol, Professional Geek ** Java/VB/VC/PHP/Perl ** Linux/*BSD/Windows
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  3. #18
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
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    Re: Sprint to T-Mobile, voila!!

    Todd W <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >
    >> ... Sprint just doesn't cover areas really well except in densely
    >> populated areas it seems [speaking of the Twin Cities metro]...

    >
    > This isn't the case in my experience.
    >
    > I live in NE Ohio, regularly vacation in a very rural area in central Ohio,
    > recently traveled to Chicago and stayed at a hotel 20 miles out of the city.
    >
    > My girlfriend uses the voice services moderately and I use the data services
    > heavily.
    >
    > Not a single problem connecting, indoors or out, in over four months now. I
    > really needed it to work so I could adjust the model of my small business,
    > and so far Sprint has came through for me.
    >


    I am glad that Ohio is better coverred. However, I have worked for two
    clients in the last 12 months and at both client locations I receive marginal
    signal. The former case caused me to consistantly miss calls and offerred
    extremely delayed voicemail. The latter case is simply an irritant as I can
    not hold a conversation without raising the antenna. In both cases, users of
    Verizon [and Cingular] received strong signals and had no issues and the
    Verizon users I speak too tell me that it just works everywhere they go, which
    is exactly what I am looking for.

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  4. #19
    Todd W
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    Re: Sprint to T-Mobile, voila!!


    "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Todd W <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >> "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>
    >>> ... Sprint just doesn't cover areas really well except in densely
    >>> populated areas it seems [speaking of the Twin Cities metro]...

    >>
    >> This isn't the case in my experience.
    >>
    >> I live in NE Ohio, regularly vacation in a very rural area in central
    >> Ohio,
    >> recently traveled to Chicago and stayed at a hotel 20 miles out of the
    >> city.
    >>

    >
    > I am glad that Ohio is better coverred. However, I have worked for two
    > clients in the last 12 months and at both client locations I receive
    > marginal
    > signal. The former case caused me to consistantly miss calls and offerred
    > extremely delayed voicemail. The latter case is simply an irritant as I
    > can
    > not hold a conversation without raising the antenna. In both cases, users
    > of
    > Verizon [and Cingular] received strong signals and had no issues and the
    > Verizon users I speak too tell me that it just works everywhere they go,
    > which
    > is exactly what I am looking for.
    >


    I'm just shocked that I would recieve flawless service quality in Ohio when
    I read on here that people are having trouble using the service in much
    bigger markets.

    Todd W.







  5. #20
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: Sprint to T-Mobile, voila!!

    Todd W wrote:

    > I'm just shocked that I would recieve flawless service quality in Ohio when
    > I read on here that people are having trouble using the service in much
    > bigger markets.


    Thomas wasn't talking about bigger markets. Minneapolis is, in fact, one of
    Sprint's stronger networks, as I understand it. I thought he was having
    problems up north, in the more rural areas of MN.

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    Apple Valley, California PGP:0xE3AE35ED

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  6. #21
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
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    Re: Sprint to T-Mobile, voila!!

    Steve Sobol <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Todd W wrote:
    >
    >> I'm just shocked that I would recieve flawless service quality in Ohio when
    >> I read on here that people are having trouble using the service in much
    >> bigger markets.

    >
    > Thomas wasn't talking about bigger markets. Minneapolis is, in fact, one of
    > Sprint's stronger networks, as I understand it. I thought he was having
    > problems up north, in the more rural areas of MN.
    >


    Actually, I had good coverage up North and roaming worked well, so I can't
    complain. My problem is in areas like Eden Prairie (a major suburb) and
    Delano (a small town on US Hwy 12 just west of Minneapolis). I wish the phone
    would roam so that I could utilize the better coverage of Verizon and QWest,
    but instead, I sit at zero bars most of the time and barely receive calls and
    can not talk until I raise the antenna. I often find that I am roaming onto
    Verizon in interior rooms.

    --
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Key Fingerprint: 2DB9 813F F510 82C2 E1AE 34D0 D69D 1EDC D5EC AED1




  7. #22
    Mij Adyaw
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    Re: Sprint to T-Mobile, voila!!

    I understand that the Sprint network is actually better than Verizon in
    Minnesota. Maybe the areas that you are encountering are a result of the
    "luck of the draw" since all carriers have dead spots. Here is highly
    populated Southern California (Orange County) Verizon does not provide a
    usable signal to my home, whereas Sprint provides full signal strength.

    "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    > Steve Sobol <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> Todd W wrote:
    >>
    >>> I'm just shocked that I would recieve flawless service quality in Ohio
    >>> when
    >>> I read on here that people are having trouble using the service in much
    >>> bigger markets.

    >>
    >> Thomas wasn't talking about bigger markets. Minneapolis is, in fact, one
    >> of
    >> Sprint's stronger networks, as I understand it. I thought he was having
    >> problems up north, in the more rural areas of MN.
    >>

    >
    > Actually, I had good coverage up North and roaming worked well, so I can't
    > complain. My problem is in areas like Eden Prairie (a major suburb) and
    > Delano (a small town on US Hwy 12 just west of Minneapolis). I wish the
    > phone
    > would roam so that I could utilize the better coverage of Verizon and
    > QWest,
    > but instead, I sit at zero bars most of the time and barely receive calls
    > and
    > can not talk until I raise the antenna. I often find that I am roaming
    > onto
    > Verizon in interior rooms.
    >
    > --
    > Thomas T. Veldhouse
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    >






  8. #23
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
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    Re: Sprint to T-Mobile, voila!!

    Mij Adyaw <[email protected]> wrote:
    > I understand that the Sprint network is actually better than Verizon in
    > Minnesota. Maybe the areas that you are encountering are a result of the
    > "luck of the draw" since all carriers have dead spots. Here is highly
    > populated Southern California (Orange County) Verizon does not provide a
    > usable signal to my home, whereas Sprint provides full signal strength.
    >


    I am one of those people that have made that claim for many years ... until my
    run of clients in areas Sprint clearly isn't coverring well.

    The beauty of it all is that when I price out Verizon with similar features
    that I have now, I find that Verizon is looking a LOT more expensive. Hmm.

    --
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
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