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experience with sprint vs verizon?

mandown

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i'm thinking of changing phones. i want to stay with a smartphone. i'm currently with verizon, but aware that changing phones/contacrts now will put me in the new data-cap plans they have. i'm thinking of moving over to sprint so i can stream pandora without fear of bonus charges on my bil. their coverage map says my house is in a good location. i've heard sprnt isn't bad, at least not here in LA. anyone care to shower me with their wisdom, troll me?
 

Quo Fan

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My work dumbphone is Verizon and my personal dumbphone is Sprint. I usually get better reception with my work phone, and in more locations. A lot of my jobs take me out of decent cell coverage, so a smartphone for me isn't a good option.

YMMV
 

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sprint is moving to capped data plans as well. if u already have unlimited with verizon, then stick with it, you will always have it
 

mandown

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not if i change phones. they push you into a new contract. i'm getting fed up with my current phone glitches. thinking iPhone, but considering how much the cloud feature could goble k's and meg's.
 

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if you have a current verizon contract with unlimited data you are grandfathered in. they haven't indicated if its just a one time contract renewal, or if you will be grandfathered in as long as you have the same account.

as a verizon user, i am grandfathered in. For how much data I use, if i went to the tiered plan my data would cost as much per month as my entire service plan costs now. i ran the numbers, and it'd be cheaper for me to buy the phone unsubsidized than to go to the tiered data plan. ( i use anywhere from 4-6 gigs of data on my phone per month). so i'm gonna see how long i can run without renewing my contract until they catch on.

sprint is only moving to cap certain devices, like their wireless access points. smartphones still have unlimited data. for now.
 
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binary visions

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You DO keep unlimited even if you upgrade your phone. You even keep it if you upgrade to a 4G phone.
 

mandown

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ah, well i clearly have misinformation. i smell a new phone soon. now to decide between iPhone and Windows.

Windows has the sweet msg integration feature for all varieties - text/fb/email/etc. Does the iPhone have something similar with the latest release? Yeah, I'm derailing my own thread.
 

jonKranked

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personally, interface wise, windows is the best thing out there now that webOS is dead. I just wish verizon had a better selection of windows phones.