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  1. #1
    Larry Thomas
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    I'm very disappointed in Sprint's online coverage maps as well as the
    maps on their brochures at the retail locations. The online National map
    is so small you can barely see it and the colors suck. The local maps
    such as the ones in California have not been updated since January (or
    possibly longer) even though they have expanded coverage in some key
    areas (which are still showing as roaming or future coverage). In
    additon some areas are still showing as additonal PCS service (meaning
    no Vision access) when in fact they have already been upgraded to
    Vision. In the old days they would updated their maps at least 4 times a
    year and the maps were much better, larger, and easier to see. They are
    doing themselves an injustice by not showing the new coverage. I know
    they can do much better than this.

    --
    -Larry
    Sprint user since 1997


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



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  2. #2
    Justin
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    Re: When, oh when, will Sprint update/improve their coverage maps?


    "Larry Thomas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I'm very disappointed in Sprint's online coverage maps as well as the
    > maps on their brochures at the retail locations. The online National map
    > is so small you can barely see it and the colors suck. The local maps
    > such as the ones in California have not been updated since January (or
    > possibly longer) even though they have expanded coverage in some key
    > areas (which are still showing as roaming or future coverage). In
    > additon some areas are still showing as additonal PCS service (meaning
    > no Vision access) when in fact they have already been upgraded to
    > Vision. In the old days they would updated their maps at least 4 times a
    > year and the maps were much better, larger, and easier to see. They are
    > doing themselves an injustice by not showing the new coverage. I know
    > they can do much better than this.
    >
    > --
    > -Larry
    > Sprint user since 1997
    >
    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com]



    And a disservice by not showing where coverage no longer exists.





  3. #3
    Maokh
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    Re: When, oh when, will Sprint update/improve their coverage maps?


    Agreed...sprint really needs a better mapping system. I'd be perfectly
    content with a full screen jpeg of the country at this point. Right
    now the national map is some scaled down, overaliased image with no
    resolution.

    Looking at regional coverage is also a pain.

    --
    Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap




  4. #4
    Larry Thomas
    Guest

    Re: When, oh when, will Sprint update/improve their coverage maps?

    It would be so easy to make better maps. I just can't understand why
    they keep those horrible maps month after month. Maybe we all should
    start sending in complaints to Executive services about it.

    --
    -Larry
    Sprint user since 1997



    Maokh <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    >
    > Agreed...sprint really needs a better mapping system. I'd be perfectly
    > content with a full screen jpeg of the country at this point. Right
    > now the national map is some scaled down, overaliased image with no
    > resolution.
    >
    > Looking at regional coverage is also a pain.
    >
    > --
    > Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    > Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  5. #5
    p lane
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    Re: When, oh when, will Sprint update/improve their coverage maps?

    Do you think it could extra profit?

    These maps usually exaggerate coverage areas, right.? This would
    probably produce more customers, some of which will drop off and get
    their $ back, if they ***** loud enough, the rest will stay customers;
    in the non cellular world this would be fraud, but since the maps all
    have disclaimers, so ??

    [email protected] (Larry Thomas) wrote in article
    <vm24nmr2fbed3c[email protected]>:
    > It would be so easy to make better maps. I just can't understand why
    > they keep those horrible maps month after month. Maybe we all should
    > start sending in complaints to Executive services about it.
    >
    > --
    > -Larry
    > Sprint user since 1997
    >
    >
    >
    > Maokh <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > <[email protected]>:
    > >
    > > Agreed...sprint really needs a better mapping system. I'd be perfectly
    > > content with a full screen jpeg of the country at this point. Right
    > > now the national map is some scaled down, overaliased image with no
    > > resolution.
    > >
    > > Looking at regional coverage is also a pain.
    > >
    > > --
    > > Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    > > Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap
    > >

    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com]


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  6. #6
    John R. Copeland
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    Re: When, oh when, will Sprint update/improve their coverage maps?

    Maybe accurate maps aren't needed.
    I'd be surprised if many of the loudest complainers could even locate =
    themselves on a map.
    ---JRC---

    "p lane" <[email protected]> wrote in message =
    news:[email protected]
    >=20
    >=20
    > These maps usually exaggerate coverage areas, right.? This would
    > probably produce more customers, some of which will drop off and get
    > their $ back, if they ***** loud enough, the rest will stay customers;
    > in the non cellular world this would be fraud, but since the maps all
    > have disclaimers, so ??
    >=20





  7. #7
    IowaUser
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    Re: When, oh when, will Sprint update/improve their coverage maps?


    Larry, I have noticed updated coverage in my neck of the woods. Sprint
    added coverage to the Lake Okoboji resort area in northwestern Iowa in
    the last few weeks. It is a pretty large area and many people do have
    timeshares up there. What I want to know is if Sprint added the towers
    or if an affliate, perhaps Swiftel, added the towers. Does anyone
    know? I know that you, Larry, know when towers have been added.
    Anything added in Iowa in the last few weeks? Thanks

    --
    Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap




  8. #8
    p lane
    Guest

    Re: When, oh when, will Sprint update/improve their coverage maps?

    good post

    "John R. Copeland" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <%[email protected]>:
    > Maybe accurate maps aren't needed.
    > I'd be surprised if many of the loudest complainers could even locate =
    > themselves on a map.
    > ---JRC---
    >
    > "p lane" <[email protected]> wrote in message =
    > news:[email protected]
    > >=20
    > >=20
    > > These maps usually exaggerate coverage areas, right.? This would
    > > probably produce more customers, some of which will drop off and get
    > > their $ back, if they ***** loud enough, the rest will stay customers;
    > > in the non cellular world this would be fraud, but since the maps all
    > > have disclaimers, so ??
    > >=20

    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  9. #9
    Maokh
    Guest

    Re: When, oh when, will Sprint update/improve their coverage maps?


    I doubt its for profit ... sprint has a pretty big footprint for voice
    and 1xRTT services, nothing to be ashamed of.

    They used to have detailed online maps, but now we are stuck with their
    second rate system now.

    --
    Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap




  10. #10
    Justin Green
    Guest

    Re: When, oh when, will Sprint update/improve their coverage maps?


    "Larry Thomas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > It would be so easy to make better maps. I just can't understand why
    > they keep those horrible maps month after month. Maybe we all should
    > start sending in complaints to Executive services about it.
    >
    > --
    > -Larry
    > Sprint user since 1997



    Well, at least Verizon could give that bug-eyed guy a coloring book and a
    set of crayons and let him update theirs when he's out in the field.





  11. #11
    Justin Green
    Guest

    Re: When, oh when, will Sprint update/improve their coverage maps?


    "John R. Copeland" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:%[email protected]
    Maybe accurate maps aren't needed.
    I'd be surprised if many of the loudest complainers could even locate
    themselves on a map.
    ---JRC---

    "p lane" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    >
    > These maps usually exaggerate coverage areas, right.? This would
    > probably produce more customers, some of which will drop off and get
    > their $ back, if they ***** loud enough, the rest will stay customers;
    > in the non cellular world this would be fraud, but since the maps all
    > have disclaimers, so ??



    I certianly can. In fact, I have two pictures, one from Yahoo maps and one
    from Sprint's map. Same size and area. Just in case someone wanted to see
    how far IN the green area I was.





  12. #12
    Larry Thomas
    Guest

    Re: When, oh when, will Sprint update/improve their coverage maps?

    Sorry but I only know about So. Cal towers. Iowa is not something I
    could find out about.

    --
    -Larry
    Sprint user since 1997



    IowaUser <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    >
    > Larry, I have noticed updated coverage in my neck of the woods. Sprint
    > added coverage to the Lake Okoboji resort area in northwestern Iowa in
    > the last few weeks. It is a pretty large area and many people do have
    > timeshares up there. What I want to know is if Sprint added the towers
    > or if an affliate, perhaps Swiftel, added the towers. Does anyone
    > know? I know that you, Larry, know when towers have been added.
    > Anything added in Iowa in the last few weeks? Thanks
    >
    > --
    > Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    > Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  13. #13
    Larry Thomas
    Guest

    Re: When, oh when, will Sprint update/improve their coverage maps?

    -Update-

    The new coverage map brochures are finally out. I picked up the new
    Southern California map at the Sprint store today and coverage is now
    showing along the I-5 through Camp Pendleton. But the maps are still the
    same old size and color which are hard to see.

    The web site still has not been updated with new maps yet.

    --
    -Larry
    Sprint user since 1997



    [email protected] (Larry Thomas) wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > I'm very disappointed in Sprint's online coverage maps as well as the
    > maps on their brochures at the retail locations. The online National map
    > is so small you can barely see it and the colors suck. The local maps
    > such as the ones in California have not been updated since January (or
    > possibly longer) even though they have expanded coverage in some key
    > areas (which are still showing as roaming or future coverage). In
    > additon some areas are still showing as additonal PCS service (meaning
    > no Vision access) when in fact they have already been upgraded to
    > Vision. In the old days they would updated their maps at least 4 times a
    > year and the maps were much better, larger, and easier to see. They are
    > doing themselves an injustice by not showing the new coverage. I know
    > they can do much better than this.
    >
    > --
    > -Larry
    > Sprint user since 1997
    >
    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com]


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  14. #14
    SprintPCS Tech
    Guest

    Re: When, oh when, will Sprint update/improve their coverage maps?



    [email protected] (Larry Thomas) wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > -Update-
    >
    > The new coverage map brochures are finally out. I picked up the new
    > Southern California map at the Sprint store today and coverage is now
    > showing along the I-5 through Camp Pendleton. But the maps are still the
    > same old size and color which are hard to see.
    >
    > The web site still has not been updated with new maps yet.
    >
    > --


    Virgin Mobile (http://www.virginmobileusa.com/) maps seem to be a little
    larger, and they are run on Sprint PCS's network.

    Hmm, maybe I can pass something up for people to be able to get larger
    maps, possibly a downloadable JPG?

    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  15. #15
    Larry Thomas
    Guest

    Re: When, oh when, will Sprint update/improve their coverage maps?


    [email protected] (SprintPCS Tech) wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    >
    >
    > [email protected] (Larry Thomas) wrote in article
    > <[email protected]>:
    > > -Update-
    > >
    > > The new coverage map brochures are finally out. I picked up the new
    > > Southern California map at the Sprint store today and coverage is now
    > > showing along the I-5 through Camp Pendleton. But the maps are still the
    > > same old size and color which are hard to see.
    > >
    > > The web site still has not been updated with new maps yet.
    > >
    > > --

    >
    > Virgin Mobile (http://www.virginmobileusa.com/) maps seem to be a little
    > larger, and they are run on Sprint PCS's network.
    >
    > Hmm, maybe I can pass something up for people to be able to get larger
    > maps, possibly a downloadable JPG?
    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com]


    Yeah if you know a way to to request better online maps please do it.
    Just look at T-Mobiles online maps and you can see the difference.
    Sprint's really suck.



    [posted via phonescoop.com]



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