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Sprint offers to cut AT&T and Verizon customers' bills in half

Sprint has fired its latest salvo against AT&T and Verizon Wireless. It is offering to chop the bill prices for customers of both carriers by half in a new promotion that begins on Friday, December 5.

On that day, current AT&T and Verizon customers can go to Sprint's website to upload a copy of their current bill. Then they have to go to their nearest Sprint store with a copy of that bill and all of the phones on their account, where a store representative will then give them a plan with unlimited talk and text and a data plan that matches what they currently get for half the price.

What's the catch? You have to turn in your old phones and pay either the full no-contract price for a new Sprint device or get the phone via the company's Easy Pay installment plan. Sprint will also give AT&T and Verizon customers a Visa Prepaid card for up to $350 per line to help pay for any early termination fees or installment bill balance.

Source: Sprint

192 Comments
  • And their coverage! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Ba da BOOM! Posted from my HTC One M8 via Android Central App
  • Big Ba Da Boom...
  • So true lol
  • Coverage is good with Sprint, it's the data speeds that will kill you. I should know, I'm a customer.... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yes, their coverage is great. It's their throughput that blows.
  • I get LTE in all the areas I use it, with one spot of 3G. I haven't had issues with their LTE as I don't stream torrents/IceFilms or whatever else over it. It's more than adequate to get Netflix/Spotify though. I'm curious, are you getting LTE where you get the bad data speeds, or is this 3G? I have yet to figure out why 50Mbps matters for a phone, I get 3-4 (I rarely check as I don't notice any slow-downs), and it's more than enough for what I do. I'm curious if it's their 3G that's the problem or why you'd need more than 3-4 all the time on a phone. I am not asking this sarcastically, I am serious as I can't figure it.
  • Meh, I get 4GLTE on my Sprint device, and I consistently get over 20mbps. I get half that on my work AT&T phone also on 4GLTE. YMMV I guess.
  • not true for me... I have AT&T 4g LTE and reached between 20Mbps to 50Mbps on download speeds while uploads are same too. This is coming from Savannah, Georgia BTW. It's quite fast to the point my phone's data connection drops (overload? or data skipping?), im not sure if that makes sense - as though i would be wording this the other way around, but that is what i am experiencing currently. This concludes to me I'd need a newer phone that supports higher LTE speeds cause all of these service providers will continue on updating their service towers for improved speeds adding new stuff for a reason to upgrade/change services... these corps are way too competitive to the point of "stability" to the peoples phone service becomes an issue, IMO....
  • Hi Shawn, How is Sprint working out for you in last 4 months? I am seriously considering switching to them knowing money they will help me save.
  • Is amazing in indiana Posted via the Android Central App
  • I don't know what part of Indiana you're in but it sucks in my parts. Posted on my Sexy Note 4
  • I live in south eastern Indiana and nothing but VZW works here.. Posted via Android Central App
  • When I was there, I asked one highway patrol officer and he said that they all have VZW because of the coverage. via AC App on VZW Moto X DE/N7
  • Maybe in northern indiana but in southern indiana its terrible. Posted via the Android Central App
  • No its sucks in northern Indiana too...It sucks in Midwest Indiana as well Posted via Android Central App
  • This Nexus 4
  • Half the price for half the coverage...haha!
  • Failing, then turns to desperation. I feel sorry for them. I hope for the best, but I doubt it.
  • I don't. Sprint ain't worth shit since 2001. Never looked back. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Sprint's network has changed a lot since 2001. That's back when the network was only 1xRTT. They've replaced every cell tower to support EVDO and/or LTE since then.
  • And their speeds still suck, and more dropped calls than any other carrier I've used, and that was living less than half a mile from s tower.
  • You complain about speeds, but at least there is no data cap like other carriers. I still get decent speed with their LTE and with unlimited data, I don't have to worry about my data. What good is the super fast speed if you can't use it?
  • T-Mobile doesn't have a cap either. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Tmobile has the fastest network in the nation without data caps. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yea but they throttle. So it's not that great when they slow you down anyway.
  • If throttling isn't an issue if that the plan you chose, because obviously you willingly chose the plan. T-Mobile has unlimited data period, you get the plan you want. Sprint is terrible Posted via the Android Central App
  • I don't see them advertising the fact that they throttle so most people probably don't willingly sign up to be throttled. They sign up for unlimited with limitations. I get great speeds with Sprint in my area and don't have to worry about being handicapped when I use it.
  • Please stop posting... Posted via the ACA on NEXUS 6
  • On the unlimited plan THEY DO NOT THROTTLE Posted via the Android Central App
  • Tmobile throttles hahahah used 65 gigs last month and 40 + the month before never throttled Posted via the Android Central App
  • They throttle is you have anything less than their unlimited high speed data. On tmobiles unlimited high speed data plan, you will not get throttled. Let's not cause misinformation here. Posted via the Android Central App
  • T-Mobile has NO service by me at all.
  • Not only do they throttle, they lie about it. Their throttled speeds are 1x, which is so slow it might as well be a cap. Their coverage sucks, and their building penetration is the worst in the industry. Other than that, they're great.
  • First of all, T-Mobile advertises that your speeds will go down to 2G speeds (which is what you people on the CDMA side know as 1X) once you pass your high speed data allotment. Secondly, your penetration myth could have been true a few years back. However, all the new spectrum that has been acquired has made that concern null. Coverage doesn't suck. It isn't Verizon coverage, but it doesn't suck. It covers traveling people 90% of the time with 4G (HSPA) data, and in just about every city with more then 80,000 pops, there is LTE. Voice coverage is excellent. The main pain point for consumers on T-Mobile is still data coverage. And I agree with this. Good thing is that T-Mobile knows this as well. It will change very soon, especially with new low band spectrum. Everyone agrees that has any brains: Sprint is the worst network in the US. By a long shot. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yes but there coverage is awful as my wife has tmobile. So i know 1st hand funny she has to use my phone bcuz of there lack of coverage Posted via the Android Central App
  • This is what I've been saying forever.
  • Yeah, I live in Central MI and there is nothing for T-Mobile. AT&T isn't great either. Verizon has great service, but I don't want to be checking my data usage all the time, not to mention, they charge WAY more. Sprint works great for me.
  • That's only if your grandfathered in. That's the same case with everybody who held on to unlimited at their other carriers. No gain to be unlimited if you have to wait with slow download speeds. Posted on my Sexy Note 4
  • So true ppl bashing Sprint but my bill is 50 dollars a month unlimited everything and better coverage than tmobile. I let my wallet speak. Posted via the Android Central App
  • What is good about the super fast speed is its there when I need it most. I would rather pay for the coverage and ability to use I the wireless inside a building I don't have the WiFi codes to, than have super slow 3g inside a building and super slow LTE anywhere else.
  • Speeds aren't great. Shows how much you know Posted from the Jedi Temple
  • Exactly! They replaced, but not increased the number of cell towers.
  • Except that they've changed from ground-mounted radios to tower-mounted RRUs, which improves signal strength, and added 800Mhz signals, which have greater range and building penetration than 1900Mhz ones. Oh, and they have added thousands and thousands of towers since 2001
  • They didn't replace the towers, they upgraded the equipment.
  • Yes, I meant to say "the equipment on" in my original post, but it got left behind. The point still stands that the network today is nothing like the 2G network that was around in 2001 (Sprint didn't launch their 1xRTT "PCS Vision" network until 2002, they were still on IS-95 in 2001).
  • Well, it's been 13 years. I'd hope the network is nothing like it was then! But the coverage is still a major factor for me. I'll stick with Verizon, my grandfather's unlimited data and my higher bill. Posted via the Android Central App
  • EVDO is absolutely useless! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Not nearly as "useless" as the 2G EDGE coverage that T-Mobile has as soon as you get outside of major cities.
  • Lol.. Posted via Android Central App
  • I don't. Hesse screwed up what was a great network. Nextel products and services would have still been a great feature, but Sprint techs didn't invest money and know how to work on a IDEN network.
  • Half the service, half the price. That sounds about right.
  • I agree with your comment. This may work for people who do not travel so much and have good service in their area. I would go into a Sprint store and check coverage and if they are 2g, 3g, 4g, etc.
  • Sounds like T-Mobile.
  • Thats EXACTLY the case. Sprints "Unlimited" data plan should be renamed to "Unusable"!
  • Before I moved, I was using 25-30 gb a month on their lte, sounds pretty useable to me. It all depends on where you live. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Lol i use 30 gb to 60 gb a month on Sprint per month sounds very usable to me also try that on Tmobile Posted via the Android Central App
  • and after you moved?
  • Yes the coverage where I moved to is not so good, I don't deny that, LTE is very spotty and I fully understand all the complaints about Sprint 3G now, but not leaving them since T-Mobile is no better here and based on my usage history, it would cost me too much to change. That is why I said it depends on where you live. Posted via the Android Central App
  • On the surface this sounds great. I work with a few people that use Sprint and they like it. That being said, none of them have used LTE on Verizon or AT&T. In SW Virginia Sprint has no LTE yet... Few people will want to jump through these hoops to join Sprint. In my opinion they would be better off offering 10GB of data for $50 and charging $15 per smart phone on the plan. But that would require letting all the current customers in on the new pricing.
  • What hoops? Upload your bill then go into a store. Seems pretty straight forward to me...
  • I think the hoops would be having to buy a new phone at of contract price or pay via the installment plan. Posted via the Android Central App
  • 1. Upload your bill
    2. Take that bill into a store
    3. Wait in line for someone to help you that isn't all that helpful
    4. Surrender your phones
    5. Start a payment plan for each new phone
    6. Hope your prepaid Visa arrives before the ETF is due from the old carrier
    7. Go to a bank and cash in those Visa cards for money so you can pay the ETF.
    8. Pay $10 a month in insurance on each phone because you can't afford to buy a new phone if you break your current one you are making payments on.
  • Why would you go to the bank? It's a visa debit card. You can use that anywhere that accepts Visa. Insurance is optional. The other steps are business as usual steps for anyone getting a new phone aside from the upload of a bill. If saving money is important than many people would do this. If that's a lot of work to you that blows my mind. It literally couldn't be more simple. Youre getting a cheaper plan. Why shouldn't you have to pay full price for the new phone?
  • Just because some might be the usual barriers when switching, that doesn't mean they aren't barriers in this case. Sprint has zero LTE coverage in SW Virginia so I would never even consider them. I used CDMA 3G when I was on Verizon and I have no desire to go back to that. I would cash the prepaid Visa in because sometime your money disappears over time if it just sits on the card. If you exchange it for cash immediately you don't have to worry about fees and service charges. When I switched from Verizon to AT&T I did it for overall price, larger corporate discount, and open network. I wanted to use a Nexus device or the OnePlus One, except for the Galaxy Nexus no other Nexus device works on Verizon. When on Verizon I was forced to take a chance buying a used phone or paying full price at Verizon. $350 for the OnePlus One is a steal!
  • Sprint (and most other companies, especially in cable industry) taking care of everyone but their own. Sprint customer for over ten years. Why? Coverage actually. When my contract is up I may go Republic Wireless. $90 a month is getting redunkulous.
  • Sprint offers an unlimited everything plan for $60.
  • he said he was under contract and Sprint doesn't have a plan for $60 if you are under contract. It would $85 if they even let you be on that plan. Next that plan would be with either Sprint easy pay for a phone so its not really $60 or you buy a phone and pay for it up front. Still not really $60/mo. Nice try though.
  • He is intelligent enough to pocket my post for future reference for when his contract does expire. The plan is $60 when his contract expires. You can bring your own phone. That's not a big deal since even the Nexus 5 is going for around $250 used. Given the $30 diff with Republic. He'll pay for it in no time. Why wouldn't they let him on the plan? You should get familiar with the plan. http://support.sprint.com/support/article/FAQs_about_the_Sprint_60_Unlim...
  • It might sound good, but don't fall for it. Sprints service is horrible. Hardly any coverage area.
  • Speak for yourself - I get excellent LTE coverage in my area (DC/MD/VA). I didn't have any issues in Fort Lauderdale, FL during a recent trip either.
  • I agree I live in NJ and work in DE both ways i have the best reception of LTE and fast speeds last week i drove down to Florida and had LTE 80 % of the drive from NJ to FL, My buddies used my phone as a wifi hotspot to watch Netflix movies on their Tmobile and at&t phones. During the trip ended up using about 15 gigs of data over the whole trip. So i have the bragging right to say Sprint has gotten better.
  • I call bullshit. You mean to tell me, that driving from New Jersey to Florida, your Sprint phone was the ONLY phone to have coverage? Yeah, that's crap.
  • Sprint phone was the only phone with unlimited data and yes Tmobile users were on E a lot even with the new iphone while I had LTE at&t had LTE for both guys they only had 5 gigs which they were close to reaching. Trust me I was surprised because about two years ago when I drove to Atlanta I had shitty sprint service compared to this time around.
  • You are handing out inaccurate information. Sprint doesn't have unlimited data with their hotspot service. If you choose the truly unlimited plan there is no hotspot included. It's extra and they give a you select amount of gb's. The non-unlimited plans that give you a generous amount of data have hotspot capability. I have 30gb's of data included with my plan.
  • Yes your correct they don't, but my htc is rooted so i actually get the unlimited hotspot
  • Now, I really know you are lying. My has Sprint and he rooted his phone to try use the wi-fi hotspot on the unlimited plan and it still doesn't work. It's internal on the phone when you try to open up the hotspot app. It verifies if you have a plan that includes hotspot or not.
  • @phonefanatic2014 Youre not doing it right there are many ways to root phones many apps for the hotspot.
  • I can comment on this if your rooted you can use unlimited hotspot so i know for a fact u can def do it. As i am a witness to this wonderful thing. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Rooting your phone, you will be able to use Hotspot without having to pay my friend Posted via Android Central App
  • I'm not saying that you didn't get good Sprint service. But, as phonefanatic points out, the East Coast is covered in LTE by AT&T, Verizon, and Tmobile. TMobile's coverage still isn't to the level of Verizon or AT&T, but let's not pretend that they didn't have ANY service beyond Edge on that ENTIRE route.
  • Well I am not hating on Tmobile, but I have a friend who was not happy with them on this trip. He did get LTE but only near major cities other than that it was 4g or E
  • Yeah, for me, I actually switched to Verizon from Sprint because of lack of service from SE Virginia to NYC back in 2004-2005. I have family that has Sprint and they've confirmed that they are without service completely for a third of the trip. It's hard to believe that Sprint had full LTE for 80% of the trip all the way to Florida. But I'll never know because I'm not going to Sprint Posted via the Android Central App
  • @ashra - Then something was wrong with their phones. Back on my Note 3 I drove from Florida (my home) to NJ and back ... I had some spots edge .. Some HSPA .. some LTE .. It wasn't edge the entire time. Just like I know Sprint wasn't LTE the whole time .. I know there are spots with only 3G due to my family all being on Sprint.   So yeah ...
  • I call bullshit as well .......... Posted via the Android Central App
  • AT&T and Verizon carry around 96% 4G LTE or standard 4G service on that route you take from NJ to FL
  • I call b.s as well especially for I95 va.
    80 percent all the way to FL, you're not going to have 80 percent LTE in VA on I95 Posted from a place you cannot see comes a sound you will not hear
  • Please can you confirm how has Sprint worked out for you in last four months (after they announced cut your bill in half). I am considering switching to them. Thank you.
  • +1 I live in Delta Pa sprint has better coverage here than anyone else and it's solid in the dmv. I work in Baltimore and ride the spark network which is incredibly fast. I drive home many days from Baltimore to Delta Pa and talk to my fiance sometimes until I am pulling into the driveway. I have not once had the call drop during this trip. Sprint works great for me and my wallet. Posted via some candy
  • If it ain't broke, why fix it. I can't say anything about this that have good experience with Sprint. I have not, so I'll stick with Verizon on unlimited data as long as I can. Just about everywhere I go with my Note 3, I have a 4g signal. I couldn't stand traveling somewhere with Sprint and not having a signal when I needed or wanted. I have not had to worry about that with Verizon. Pricey, sure? I'll be ok though. I've spent money on worse. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Sprint hasn't announced LTE officially in Washington DC yet. That is because it isn't available in a lot of areas.
  • It was softy announced Posted from a place you cannot see comes a sound you will not hear
  • All of these new sprint promotions are great if you aren't currently a sprint customer. If you are, the promotions don't apply to you. You are stuck with the same high bill that is part of your contract. That is why my Wife and I are leaving sprint for Tmobile next year when our contract runs out.
  • anybody that likes Sprint has no idea what they're missing. ignorance is bliss. Sprint used to provide a great value but now it is no bargain at any price. slow data and poor, spotty data coverage. and don't get me started on their ghetto stores, staff, and clientele. Hesse really drove the company into the shitter. i do hope they can turn it around - competition is good. Nexus 5 + AT&T GoPhone
  • Most people go with what other people say, and the fact is simple unless you try it for yourself, you will not know. Here in NYC armed with a Nexus 6, Sprint is fantastic!!! I have access to a Tmobile and Att line as well, and Sprint is faster more than 80% of the time. Goes to show...
  • i don't believe you.
  • Ignorance is bliss, lol! ;-)
  • I don't miss nothing much, I switched 2 of my Sprint to VZW and not much different from each other.
    I'm not GB hungry thou.
  • I get great service from Sprint where I live. So do the other 8 people on my family plan....al family members...so yeah, It's bliss. The only people who call people ignorant are ignorant themselves.
  • Giving up great Verizon coverage. Giving up current phones. Buying new Sprint phones at full price/payment plan. NOPE
  • Exactly! Posted via the Android Central App
  • the big catch is horrible service and data speeds Posted via Android Central App
  • Speak for yourself.
  • Maybe they should start offering a few deals to their existing customers.
  • Absolutely!
  • Sprint is for suckers. Posted via Android Central App
  • If sprint is for suckers unfortunately u must be the biggest. Unlimited data great coverage no dropped calls and 4g for 50 bucks. Smh at you sucker Posted via the Android Central App
  • If that's your experience, great. That is not the majority. I promise you... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Do you spit or swallow?
  • Ask your mom. Posted via Android Central App
  • Do you not understand basic comprehension? I asked if "YOU" spit or swallow. Answering it with "ask your mom" has absolutely no bearing on the question at hand. Try again.
  • You're not very smart, are you?
  • A lot smarter than you. Try again. Do you spit or swallow? It's not that hard of a question. I just asked my mom if "you" spit or swallow and she told me.....now I want to hear it from you.
  • Desperation mode: activated! Magenta is the new Yellow
  • So, when Sprint cuts rates and pays ETFs it's desparation, but when T-mobile cuts rates and offers to pay ETFs, they're "revolutionizing the wireless industry". Got it.
  • Sprint is garbage... Posted via My Beastly Galaxy Note 4...(T-Mobile)
  • It kills me that every time Sprint post a new deal or offer, everybody come down with the pitchforks against them. I'm sure most of the people that's here complaining about them, is the same one's that hasn't used Sprint in years. They're trying to attract customers..so be it. If people want to switch and it's a right move for them..then great! AT&T and Verizon don't have the best coverage either (depending on where you live) and let's not even talk about T-Mobile that only works in big cities.....
  • Sorry. I was with them for a year and left them for T-Mobile 2 1/2 months ago. Lots of promises, sub par service, and cruddy customer service....... Yea I have room to talk. Sprint sucks. It may not suck for you, but it sucks for most of its customers. Magenta is the new Yellow
  • And you know - how? Do you know most of their customers? MMMM? Didn't think so. So before you speak for "most" of them, get to know them all and their service, families, friends, etc....if not, shut the fuck up.
  • @pirarre - While I see what you mean ... It still is them almost shooting themselves in the foot since they're offering so much for new customers while locking old customers to old plan and rates. I remember the rage at the $60 plan .. where a lot of contract people weren't allow to switch. Sprint shouldn't just try and attract new customers .. they should also try and keep the old.
  • I agree. But they did let me switch from the "My way" plan with 5 lines to the "Framily plan" with 10 lines with no recourse.
  • @Gator - Yeah the Framily plan didn't have the restrictions .. they let everyone swap no matter what. But.. Some of the new individual ones and things (like the $60 unlimited) they won't allow contract people to switch to. Why? No clue .. but it is almost like giving your current customers a big kick to the face for staying and going into contract whereas rewarding new people ... Not good.
  • $60 unlimited IS available for current customers, if they buy a non-discounted device (just as a new customer would have to do). Current customers under contract can't switch for the same reason you can't get a discounted upgrade every month.. Sprint still has to make back the subsidies on their current devices.
  • @Flychinook - Exactly my point. You have to get a NEW device just to switch? What if I just got one a few months ago and don't want another new one?...... Other carriers have changed plans and allow people to switch .. regardless if they get a new phone.... EVEN if they are in contract. Changing plans doesn't have anything to do with you saying you're going to stay with them for 2 years.  Hence why I still say .. Sprint screws the existing customer for staying and rewarding the new one.
  • "Other carriers have changed plans and allow people to switch .. regardless if they get a new phone"
    Not quite true. AT&T's $160 family plan is available for their current in-contract customers... but they'll have to pay an extra $25 per line. Same for Verizon. Have a subsidized phone in contract with T-Mobile? They'll let you switch to the Simple Choice plans... after paying a "migration fee" of up to $200.
  • Actually incorrect. Friend had a contracted iPhone and switched w/o paying the extra fee (AT&T) since they counted the line as paid as long as he stayed in contract ....   So again sorry. Only Sprint shoots their customers in the foot. Also $200 migration fee? Show me where it says that in the terms or I call BS. Never heard of Migration fee for changing plans. GF had unlimited on T-Mobile and I swapped her to 3 GB once they came out with the new plans .. NO migration fee .. So .. Yeah?
  • http://lmgtfy.com/?q=T-Mobile+migration+fee
  • @Flychinook - Man you respond like that .. What makes that funny is you're going off information that isn't the case any more since T-Mobile doesn't discount devices (like a contract) so there are no migration fees. So once again ... T-Mobile doesn't do that ... And Sprint still shoots existing customers in the foot. Thanks for proving my point more and more.
  • Y'know, you're absolutely right. T-Mobile must have put together those webpages on their own site, detailing that very fee, for fun. They also included it in their small print for fun. A very elaborate April Fools joke.
    Or maybe... just maybe... when Tmo switched to no-contract, they didn't want to lose hundreds of dollars per customer from device subsidies. Just like Sprint and every other carrier.
  • Or they may have decided to do that and simply stopped after a very short time ... Hence them switching everyone to the Simple Everything plan so everyone could enjoy the benefits. Guess you forgot about that ? :). As I said ATT and others did it. Tmobile did it. Sprint simply doesn't. They say screw you customer for staying and you must wait till you complete to get cheaper pricing ... But new guy in the door? Here you go.   
  • Well then T-mo has the laziest lawyers ever... because it's still in the small print for the Simple Choice plans. http://www.t-mobile.com/cell-phone-plans/individual.html " If you switch plans you may be bound by existing term (including early termination provisions) and/or charged an up to $200 fee"
  • It's all good. You can believe what you want. I've switched plans around freely and so have friends without such penalty. Everyone is on Simple Choice. Still doesn't change to the fact that Sprint still doesn't allow existing onto the cheaper plan but allow new people to enjoy savings as the ones who stayed front extra cash for the same benefits. So in my opinion... Shoots them in the foot. It's cool if you don't agree on why or whatever but others have allowed changes without penalty and sprint isn't.
  • Relax cupcake. I don't have to know most of the customers. Look at their customer base now, look at how many people are leaving sprint versus joining, and put the dots together. While everyone else is gaining customers, your beloved carrier is loosing more. Magenta is the new Yellow
  • Sorry. I was with them for a year and left them for T-Mobile 2 1/2 months ago. Lots of promises, sub par service, and cruddy customer service....... Yea I have room to talk. Sprint sucks. It may not suck for you, but it sucks for most of its customers. Magenta is the new Yellow
  • Well yeah it's fine. But what I'm saying is that not all carriers is 100% great. They all have flaws. But whenever Sprint tries to do better, people knock em down. I bet if Sprint launched LTE in every state, every city and. Rural area in her... People would still find something to complain about ...whether it's speeds or what, people is never happy. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Preach so true Posted via the Android Central App
  • +1000 Went with SPRINT for 10 yrs same thing he said. Switched to t mobile. Posted via Android Central App
  • No! I do not want to switch to CDMA carriers who want to control what phone your buy nor do I want carriers with unlimited data and horrible coverage.
    If it doesn't work, why pay for it? Well I am sticking with att, the best gsm carrier in the U.S Posted via Android Central App on 1+1
  • Sprint's coverage is simply, and dramatically, better than t-mobile'. Facts don't lie. Compare data on sensibly. There's no where in the US where t-mobile has better coverage than Sprint. Not in cities, not in suburbs, not in rural areas.
  • Yea there is. Long Beach, CA. Full T-Mobile LTE while my dad and sister who are on sprint see a nice 3g logo everywhere. So, you were saying what? Magenta is the new Yellow
  • Same here in Phoenix, Sprint is terrible! dumped them for T-mobile a year ago. Sprint data speeds are a joke. They are not even in the same league as T-mobile. Magenta is the new Yellow.
  • I live in Phoenix i get 25 down and 10 up .... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Prove it? Come on - you can do it. We know you can. /s I hate doorknobs.
  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/103737488587823370831/albums/59980775...
  • In Richmond Va - T-Mobile has better coverage than Sprint. Sprint doesn't have LTE in a lot of areas in the city including downtown. Every other carrier has LTE in downtown Richmond.
  • Actually Sprint has actual downtown covered. City hall and the courts are good.
    Carytown is terrible
    Forest Hill terrible
    Highland Park terrible
    Ginter Park terrible
    McGuire area terrible Posted from a place you cannot see comes a sound you will not hear
  • Coverage isn't a huge deal to everyone .. If they have coverage where I work and play 95% of the time .. Why do I care about that 5%? Some may .. I don't. I want good speed where I work & play :).
  • Sensorly, not sensibly. Stupid autocorrect.
  • A desperate play from a dying carrier, this is it, the hail Mary, the trick play, fourth down and 30. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Sprint is not in a healthy place buddy. Say what you want about T-Mobile, but they are going to soon surpass them. Sprint has and still is bleeding customers, and they have a lot of catching up to do with their network coverage. They have a lot of potential to become a great network, but it doesn't look like that's happening anytime soon. Magenta is the new Yellow
  • "Yes they're in a healthy place" .... "they are bleeding customers" .... Those two don't go together.
  • Exactly, they are bleeding customers for a reason. Eventually your reputation is what new customers will consider before signing on the dotted line. I'm the kind of guy that stops a microwave at 1 second to feel like a bomb defuser.
  • @wyldkytten - We could go back 10 years and find people saying what you say now .. "It will improve, it will come, in the coming months". Sorry my faith is lost with them. When I SEE it .. I will then agree. Till then .. it is the same old record over .. and over .. and over..
  • Unfortunately I have to fully agree... (-_-)
  • No thanks I will stay with att!
  • HELL. YES.
    Somebody *NEEDS to dick punch both, AT&T and Verizon. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Not gonna happen. Neither Sprint nor T-Mobile have what it takes to seriously effect AT&T or Verizon. They're simply too small at this point. Posted via the Android Central App
  • How about they try to take care of their existing customers first! Been with them for many years and can't seem to get anything from them than a higher bill. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah..... because that's the amount of service you get from Sprint..is half of what the other carriers are giving you
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  • I look forward to the discounts AT&T and/or Verizon will give to their customers to prevent them from switching to Sprint. These battles are so fun.
  • You will be able to make and send calls and browse the internet half the time too!!! What a DEAL!
  • Sprint's LTE coverage and data speeds in Portland, OR are terrible. I just switched to T-Mobile last week and it's so much better there's nothing they could offer me to make me even consider going back.
  • I live in Portland Oregon as well....t-mobile is fast as hell and very very good coverage Posted via the Android Central App
  • OK I live in Phoenix. Pretty big area I would think. Sprint was the first company to introduce 4g wimax ha and it never even made it to Phoenix. I went to a Sprint store the other day to play with the phones and they say they have LTE here now yet the phones said 3g. So it's still not rolled out lol. That's just pathetic. It's almost 2015. Every other carrier here has LTE.
  • They strung me along with empty promises of LTE for over a year. Well needless to say it never happened. lol Coverage got so bad that I had to pay the ETF just to be done with them! No thanks Sprint.!
  • As a customer of Sprint for 12 years let me offer my feedback. They have the cheapest pricing most of the time. I recently priced the carriers for three nexus 6 device and found that AT&T and Sprint were the same cost except you get double the data on Sprint. T-Mobile was around the same price as sprint but had less data also. Verizon was around 10 bucks per line more expensive. All three carriers have good coverage in the St. Louis area. With that being said Sprint is one of the slowest networks. I'm ok with that. For me having reliable service that is cheap is more important than the speed of the network. 90% of the time I'm at work or home anyways which has WiFi, and I can stream Google Play music from work to home in my car with no issues. It all comes down to your priorities. I personally would rather spend as little as possible and that's the reason I choose sprint. I forgot to mention that I get discounts on AT&T and Sprint which brought their prices down. Without those discounts T-Mobile was much more competitive. Verizon is way more expensive and I see no reason to choose them over AT&T at all, expect maybe you can't live without a Droid Turbo for some reason.
  • Funny because I been a Sprint customer since 98 having Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile at the same time. If it was for my cheap bill I would have fled a long time ago. That's it Posted from a place you cannot see comes a sound you will not hear
  • All I can say is YMMV.
    I've had Sprint for 7 years, live in the Syracuse, NY area. Voice coverage has always been solid, I'll say VZW is better by the maps but it's rare when I drop a call.
    As for data, 4G LTE was spotty at first, much better now. I've hit speeds up to 28 MBPs. But that's rare, I'll say it averages between 5-15 MBPs in most places.
    So for me, I pay $210 (including taxes and fees) for 4 lines of unlimited data, text and 1,600 anytime minutes, much cheaper than VZW. ATT's coverage is spotty where I live (it's rural) and T-Mobile is only 2G. Nuff said.
    I'm a happy Sprint customer.
  • You are lucky. They don't have very good coverage.
  • IT would be attractive but I would have to turn in the following:
    LG G3, LG G2, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3.
    Then I would need to pay for four phones. As attractive as it sound to get a $110 a month bill.
    I'm not interested in giving up $1200 to do it.
  • It's too bad that where i live and most of the places I've been the reception is either a steady two bars or fluctuates from no bars to one because I would love to switch to their afford able plans.
  • Coverage is awesome better than tmobile just average 4g speeds. But thats a deal. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You must live on one of the few places they have coverage. T-Mobile is horrible also.
  • There needs to be a leveling out in the market. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Of course they will. They have the worst coverage, and always has. They can afford to because they put nothing into new cell towers.
  • Thats a pretty good deal. People complain about Sprint coverage online but I haven't noticed any significant difference. Im in NYC and it seems on par with Verizon and maybe better than AT&T. I have to say away from most major cities Verizon is king, but in major metro areas I've been to those 3 are very similar. Thats my observation in my travels, which is mostly on the east coast major cities. .I-95 DC to Bos corridor. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Not that I'd ever consider switching and giving up my grandfathered Verizon unlimited data and their vast network coverage (have to be crazy to even think about it!). But one thought keeps coming to mind about Sprint and their Spark network; it doesn't support simultaneous voice/data? That's an absolute deal breaker to me! It doesn't seem like much for most, but I've found it's invaluable at times since it's supported on all my Verizon devices!
  • Ask of this! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Eta till nonexus shows up Posted via the Android Central App
  • Desperation is a stinky cologne Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have an unlimited plan with Verizon, will they match that? I'm the kind of guy that stops a microwave at 1 second to feel like a bomb defuser.
  • Well, Sprint might just get my business.
    Long time Verizon user, but getting sick of their shitty customer service and high prices. Won't do At&t, so it's them or T-Mobile and they aren't impressing me on price. In Detroit metro area, speed isn't bad so it might be worth the savings. Posted via Android Central App
  • My AT&T bill is currently $145 a month for 3 phones. No way Sprint cuts that in half. Too bad Spring sucks donkey balls around here or I'd call their bluff. Posted via Android Central App
  • I like my Sprint service. Great price. Good service.
  • Love my Sprint service, LTE everywhere I go now with great speeds and a really low bill compared to AT&T or Verizon, and T-Mobile well forget about it.
  • Wish android central come back to this question on Friday, and hear from those whom tried to switch to Sprint. To really see if SPRINT really let you half that bill, or tried to sell you something else, and add more taxes and fees on top to where you wish you had never went in to talk to them. Posted via Android Central App
  • @ David - All carriers add surcharges / taxes... Surcharges so they make a little more ... Taxes because it is law.
  • I will never leave my carrier. Sprint is the worse in customer service. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I think Big Red (Verizon) will eventually have to get more competitive in their pricing. Right now their network is better than the other big carriers so it's made them arrogant as well as stubborn to a degree. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Agreed I'm the kind of guy that stops a microwave at 1 second to feel like a bomb defuser.
  • Never gonna happen. Verizon is the Comcast of cellular; greedy and smothering. They are big and feel they don't need to compete, and they think they can charge more than every other carrier because people with flock to them. Verizon will be dead last in dropping prices and will always find some way to screw you. Posted via Android Central App
  • worst service ever!!! do NOT subscribe with sprint, they may advertise many type of deals to save you money but their service sucks so bad...there are many signal issues with sprint, the towers keep going down and they will take their own sweet time to resolve the problem, I do not know if any other telecom company who works like this, i'm in Ellenville,NY and I have no signals for the past week, this is ridiculous. FYI this is the 4th time i'm experiencing the same problem for the past 2 years..... pathetic service.... shame on you!!!!