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  1. #1
    Globaldisc
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    i was in the same boat last month....my 1 yr. contract ended w/sprint...assumed
    i'd find a better option/choice....and did not...i'm still w/sprint free of any
    contract though so i can jump ship anytime. liked nextel's unlimited incoming
    plans however don't like their 2 yr. contract w/those deals.

    i'm on my 3rd samsung A-460 phone in 1 year. look slick & function
    fine....when they're functioning.



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  2. #2
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
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    Re: Leaving Sprint


    "O/Siris" <[email protected]întpcs.com> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]

    > Because the Samsungs have that rep, Tom. Look, I've got the N400 myself,
    > but I am *exactly* what David said, basically a one-location user. The
    > Chicago area. It drops out of service in several buildings where I see
    > people using Verizon and AT&T phones. I know the rep it's got, and it

    seems
    > fairly well-earned. And now the A500 is getting us a lot of calls for

    error
    > 97 when customer buy it. Doesn't seem to want to set itself up for vision
    > (although it's impossible to tell whether that's the phone, or bad
    > information given to the customer).
    >
    > Just because *I* am happy with my N400, doesn't mean everyone is, too.
    >


    Of course, the A500 problems could be largely avoided if Sprint sold the
    phone with the latest software. I was in a store when I had my phone
    upgraded and a lady there was buying one. They brought out the box for her
    when they returned my phone to me. I recommended she upgrade her software
    before she leaves as there are problems with the old. The rep appeared
    slightly annoyed with me, but upgraded the software for her (it was at
    VH10). If there are known problems with old software ... Sprint stores
    should be proactive in fixing it perhaps.

    Tom Veldhouse





  3. #3
    David G. Imber
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    Re: Leaving Sprint

    On Thu, 7 Aug 2003 08:58:02 -0500, "Thomas T. Veldhouse"
    <[email protected]> wrote:


    >> >Been with Sprint for 3+ years. Disgusted with their customer service. Not
    >> >pleased with their phone choices (the samsungs I've used all have crappy
    >> >reception).

    >>
    >> Samsung does not make very good equipment, generally speaking.
    >> Reports on their phones have been quite poor. I have some friends with
    >> Samsungs on Sprint and the only ones who like them are those who use them
    >> in one location only.

    >
    >Phonescoop and CNet report on them favorably. I use an A500 and I am happy
    >with my phone. So, how is it you can comment on a phone you don't and
    >apparrently have never had?


    Meant no offense. I have also read in this NG where a number of
    knowledgeable users have them and like them, so to be fair, they have their
    defenders.

    But please note that I wrote "Samsung does not make very good
    equipment, generally speaking." I was not just talking about phones. I have
    worked for a company affiliated with Samsung and know a bit about the
    manufacturing reputation they have in the equipment industry. Their quality
    control is not up to the standards of many other manufacturers of
    electronic equipment. I assume this extends to their phone sets, which
    would explain reports from some people that they love their Samsung phones,
    and from others who say it was all they could do to keep from throwing them
    out the window.

    I admit that this is not very authoritative, and you are right, I
    have never owned one of their phones. I never say never, but what I know of
    their other types of equipment would prevent me from purchasing one. I once
    did have a Samsung monitor, and my experience with it was quite bad (came
    w/the computer, replaced after five months).

    DGI






  4. #4
    Eric
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    Leaving Sprint

    Hello everyone,

    As of yesterday, I have left Sprint PCS in favor of Verizon. The real
    reason was for the coverage... VZW's coverage in my area is really the
    best.

    I have no hard feelings towards Sprint. They served me well for a
    couple of years, as has this newsgroup. I thank everyone I have
    interacted with. I will probably continue to lurk here just to keep
    tabs on how Sprint is doing, but my posting will slowly wind down.

    In the past day and a half, I have been very impressed with Verizon.
    Their coverage in my area is great -- and I have been getting strong
    signal inside buildings I was never able to with my Sprint phone. I
    have had to call customer care a couple of times (once to ask a question
    about voice mail setup, and second to ask a coverage/roaming question)
    and both calls wer fast and friendly.

    I guess in closing, I just wanted to say that I enjoyed my time here.
    From everyone from Bob to Rob to even Phillipe, I thank you for making
    this newsgroup something interesting and memorable.

    Eric




  5. #5
    Sam Iam
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    Re: Leaving Sprint

    Good for you. Glad to hear someone didn't get reamed by Sprint and that
    you got out while the getting is good as they say. Hopefully Verizon
    will not totally screw you and your luck will hold up.

    Of course if unfortunatly you do get screwed by Verizon I'm sure you'll
    keep that information to yourself and stay upbeat and positive about
    their service, as that would be totally helpful to everyone and in
    keeping with your critiques of other posts.

    Btw: Verizon does rate very high alongside ATT in many studies, for many
    factors including coverage and also CS.

    You did acknowledge that Verizon has superior coverage though... does
    that mean Sprint has inferior coverage? Glory be! That sure sounds
    negative.

    Good luck and happy "self moderating" to you.



    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  6. #6
    Eric
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    Re: Leaving Sprint

    <<Of course if unfortunatly you do get screwed by Verizon I'm sure
    you'll keep that information to yourself and stay upbeat and positive
    about their service, as that would be totally helpful to everyone and in
    keeping with your critiques of other posts.>>

    Of course I would post in the verizon group about a bad experience. But
    I would only post about it once.

    <<You did acknowledge that Verizon has superior coverage though... does
    that mean Sprint has inferior coverage? Glory be! That sure sounds
    negative. >>

    In my area, however. I'm sure there are other areas in the country
    where Sprint has superior coverage to Verizon. As it is with all
    providers.

    Eric




  7. #7
    Big Poppa
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    Re: Leaving Sprint

    Welcome to the company Eric.. You might be reciveing a "Welcome Call"
    from one of the regional group?? What state are you in??

    [email protected] (Eric) wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > Hello everyone,
    >
    > As of yesterday, I have left Sprint PCS in favor of Verizon. The real
    > reason was for the coverage... VZW's coverage in my area is really the
    > best.
    >
    > I have no hard feelings towards Sprint. They served me well for a
    > couple of years, as has this newsgroup. I thank everyone I have
    > interacted with. I will probably continue to lurk here just to keep
    > tabs on how Sprint is doing, but my posting will slowly wind down.
    >
    > In the past day and a half, I have been very impressed with Verizon.
    > Their coverage in my area is great -- and I have been getting strong
    > signal inside buildings I was never able to with my Sprint phone. I
    > have had to call customer care a couple of times (once to ask a question
    > about voice mail setup, and second to ask a coverage/roaming question)
    > and both calls wer fast and friendly.
    >
    > I guess in closing, I just wanted to say that I enjoyed my time here.
    > From everyone from Bob to Rob to even Phillipe, I thank you for making
    > this newsgroup something interesting and memorable.
    >
    > Eric
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  8. #8
    Sam Iam
    Guest

    Re: Leaving Sprint

    If there are areas where Sprint has superior coverge they are few and
    far between.

    Tell me do you tend to equivicate everything so readilly without have
    any facts?

    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  9. #9
    O/Siris
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    Re: Leaving Sprint

    In article <[email protected]>,=20
    [email protected] says...
    > Hello everyone,
    >=20
    > As of yesterday, I have left Sprint PCS in favor of Verizon. The real
    > reason was for the coverage... VZW's coverage in my area is really the
    > best.
    >=20


    Best of luck, Eric. Sorry we lost ya. Keep us in mind if and when your=20
    needs change.

    --=20
    -+-
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.



  10. #10
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
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    Re: Leaving Sprint


    "Eric" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > In my area, however. I'm sure there are other areas in the country
    > where Sprint has superior coverage to Verizon. As it is with all
    > providers.


    Yes, Minnesota for one.

    Tom Veldhouse





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