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Old 05-23-2011, 03:15 PM
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Default Sprint cell service

Anyone here have one of Sprint's new 4G phones? I'm thinking of jumping ship from Verizon and I'd like to know how well Sprint works on campus. I had T-Mobile before and I got no service when I went into buildings, so I'd prefer not to have a repeat performance. Thanks, all.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:29 AM
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Not sure how the coverage is for Sprint 4G but the campus distributed antenna system in the res halls only supports Verizon and AT&T at this time.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:51 AM
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James,

I got out of my Sprint contract 2 years ago without any penalties because I could not get adequate reception in BC and other Drew buildings on campus. At that time, Sprint didn't have enough towers to properly cover the area. They may have fixed the issue by now.

Their coverage map says that voice coverage is good, but that 4G is not available at 36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ right now. You can put the Drew address in and take a look here:
http://coverage.sprint.com/IMPACT.js...anity:coverage
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:39 AM
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My friend currently has Sprint on campus and getting in touch with her is difficult. There is little to no service in BC, the library and T/B. On the other hand I have AT&T and have not had an issue with cellular service.
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:48 PM
Jordan R. Stamper Jordan R. Stamper is offline
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Sprint service on campus is awful. It was a trial having it for four years (since I was on a family contract) in every building I was in. Stick with Verizon.
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:39 PM
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Guess I'll have to stick with Verizon. I refuse to go to AT&T, and if Sprint's service is that bad, I'll just have to wait until I graduate to switch to them. The cheap data and true 4G (as opposed to AT&T and T-Mobile's pseudo-4G) had me excited for a second, but I guess not.

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Old 10-12-2011, 01:26 PM
Benjamin M. Rothman Benjamin M. Rothman is offline
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Yeah, I have AT&T also, and I used to have Verizon.. I didn't get cell reception in any dorm building, the commons or the library... and the wifi is very weak in those places aswell.

From the other posts, we can see that Sprint, AT&T and Verizon do not have great coverage.. Is there anyone out there who has a different cell carrier that can tell us about there phone has great coverage here?

Nextel
T-Mobile
Boost Mobile
Virgin Mobile
Alltel
Helio
theres probably more, but you get the point.. anyone?
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