1. #1
    O/Siris
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    [email protected] wrote:
    > Im in Hannibal Missouri..... a small rural town/area.
    >
    > We have two cell carriers here...... US Cellular and
    > now Sprint.
    >
    > I have always used US Cellular as they were the first
    > in town.
    >
    > US Cell's service has been OK...... but Im disappointed
    > in their choice of phones..... phones with features,
    > etc.
    >
    > I currently use a Nokia 6360. Very disappointed in the
    > display of it. Hard to read. Also.... my understanding
    > is that US Cell uses TDMA in my area but are slowly
    > changing to CDMA
    >
    > If I switch to Sprint..... will I have a better choice
    > of phones? Also does Sprint use a better transmission
    > method than TDMA/CDMA?
    >
    > Advice on switching??


    My BIGGEST recommendation: Buy a phone from us (I mean from one of our
    stores) and try it hard and heavy for the 14 days you get from us. If the
    service doesn't meet your needs, the worst you're out is the activation fee
    and some minutes charges.
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  2. #2
    O/Siris
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    Re: Dump US Cellular and go Sprint?

    [email protected] wrote:

    > My buddy has a Samsung 4900.....and it has a USB
    > connection for the PC....and a MUCH better,brigter
    > display.
    >
    > Opinions?


    Ummm... Our "4900" is a Sanyo. I'm fairly sure that's what you meant.

    And it's got a very loyal following. Not the zippest phone for data (I mean
    that right on the phone screen itself). But great reception, great battery
    life, and very few problems.
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  3. #3
    Lawrence G. Mayka
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    Re: Dump US Cellular and go Sprint?

    "O/Siris" <[email protected]ntpcs.com> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > [email protected] wrote:
    > My BIGGEST recommendation: Buy a phone from us (I mean from one of our
    > stores) and try it hard and heavy for the 14 days you get from us. If the
    > service doesn't meet your needs, the worst you're out is the activation fee
    > and some minutes charges.


    I think he would then have to pay the activation fee and a full month's service
    fee.

    A better solution is to buy the phone (perhaps from Best Buy, which I think has
    a 30-day return policy) and make calls to *2 all over town, and particularly at
    one's usual haunts (home, office, etc.) at various times of day, especially rush
    hours. Only after you have a degree of confidence that Sprint's coverage,
    penetration, capacity, and voice quality will meet your needs should you then
    activate the phone and try it out some more.





  4. #4
    Jerome Zelinske
    Guest

    Re: Dump US Cellular and go Sprint?

    I believe he said that verizon did not have service there. He
    would roam uscellular analog.


    Evel wrote:

    >I would say to do this. Switch to Sprint. Get a Free and Clear America plan
    >and buy a "Tri-Mode" phone. You should automatically roam back to US Cell
    >whenever you do not have Sprint coverage, and it will not cost you anything
    >for the roaming. This will ensure you have great coverage. :-)
    >
    >
    >(This is the case on CDMA towers by US Cell. If they are still TDMA, I do
    >not believe you would drop back to their network, but you would get
    >Verizon.)
    >
    >Chris
    >
    ><[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >
    >
    >>Im in Hannibal Missouri..... a small rural town/area.
    >>
    >>We have two cell carriers here...... US Cellular and
    >>now Sprint.
    >>
    >>I have always used US Cellular as they were the first
    >>in town.
    >>
    >>US Cell's service has been OK...... but Im disappointed
    >>in their choice of phones..... phones with features,
    >>etc.
    >>
    >>I currently use a Nokia 6360. Very disappointed in the
    >>display of it. Hard to read. Also.... my understanding
    >>is that US Cell uses TDMA in my area but are slowly
    >>changing to CDMA
    >>
    >>If I switch to Sprint..... will I have a better choice
    >>of phones? Also does Sprint use a better transmission
    >>method than TDMA/CDMA?
    >>
    >>Advice on switching??
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    >
    >





  5. #5

    Re: Dump US Cellular and go Sprint?

    >Ummm... Our "4900" is a Sanyo. I'm fairly sure that's what you meant.

    Ooops... yes it WAS a Sanyo 4900...... not Samsung



  6. #6

    Re: Dump US Cellular and go Sprint?

    >I live in Palmyra, MO and have sprint. I like it better than us
    >cellular, but if you go to small towns alot make sure you have the free
    >and clear america plan so you get free roaming. us cell does appeared
    >to have cdma phones at the walmart in hannibal yesterday, but I still
    >prefer sprint because they always seem to have features a lot sooner
    >(like internet on the phone). If you get a sprint phone you probably
    >want to take the phone around to places you go in hannibal during the
    >14 day trial period to make sure you have service. Downtown hannibal
    >used to not have verry good service but the must have added a tower
    >because it is much better.


    Wow! Small world!!!

    Im in Hannibal.

    Thanks so much for the advice!!



  7. #7
    CoolNate32
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    Re: Dump US Cellular and go Sprint?

    You might want to check your zip code online because even though Verizon doesn't have a store I find it hard to believe that verizon woudln't have reception, espessially such sprint does since in many cases they share towers.



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    CoolNate32
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    Re: Dump US Cellular and go Sprint?

    Just checked online and you get Verizon and Cingular reception where you live. I would recomend verizon.



  9. #9
    oceanline
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    Re: Dump US Cellular and go Sprint?

    I would also recommend Verizon



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    Exhibit76
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    Re: Dump US Cellular and go Sprint?

    buy a phone on ebay programed for US celly and just keep things rolling, is what I would do



  11. #11
    uscellularguy1
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    Re: Dump US Cellular and go Sprint?

    Hello, John I am sorry you feel this way but I think your post is not quite accurate. Heres the truth about USCellular. We offer ulimited incoming text and picture messages w/or w/o a text or pic package. No one else does that not even SPRINT. We offer a great selection of phones similar to what SPRINT carries like the Razr or the new rumor/260. We also offer great coverage for this area and for the surrounding areas we offer national plans. We offer are customers the chance to renew their contracts at 18 months instead of 2years like SPRINT does. We also allow our customers the chance to change their plan anytime w/o penalty or having to renew a contract. SPRINT offers the oppertunity to change your plan within the first 6 months w/o renewing your contract. After 6 months you have to renew your contract. Both companies offer the latest and greatest in technology like the newest data packages and features. SPRINT has great coverage along busy streets and major hwys but the truth is when you get off road and get on a rural route you loose signal. I know this for a fact because I have had the oppertunity to use all the phone inside and outside the city. I prefer USCellular



  12. #12
    chrisoverly
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    Re: Dump US Cellular and go Sprint?

    If you would like to contact me via PM I would be more than happy to help you, I am originally from Monroe City and had sold cellular service in the Quincy/Hannibal area for the past year and a half, all you have to do is register to PM me... I will help you decide what carrier you need based on your wants/needs.

    Thanks, Chris



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