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just signed up for my sprint service after a lot of reading and searching. so far so good, i somewhat get lte at my house and got 4g outside.  i updated my prl's and stuff so should be better around here with 4g YAY.

 

now the question i got the s3 for free so i am testing it out with this, is there any better phone that has stronger signal strenth then the s3 (i have heard the note 2 is better with LTE). currently i am not in an area where triband would benifit me so im down for any of the options.

 

i have been thinking about picking up the 5s (yes im an apple guy flame on) or the samsung ativ to play with for a while '

 

any ideas thanks!!!

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just signed up for my sprint service after a lot of reading and searching. so far so good, i somewhat get lte at my house and got 4g outside.  i updated my prl's and stuff so should be better around here with 4g YAY.

 

now the question i got the s3 for free so i am testing it out with this, is there any better phone that has stronger signal strenth then the s3 (i have heard the note 2 is better with LTE). currently i am not in an area where triband would benifit me so im down for any of the options.

 

i have been thinking about picking up the 5s (yes im an apple guy flame on) or the samsung ativ to play with for a while '

 

any ideas thanks!!!

Strongest RF performer is the Google Nexus 5 and LG G2 followed by the Note 3/Note 2 and S4. 

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Strongest RF performer is the Google Nexus 5 and LG G2 followed by the Note 3/Note 2 and S4. 

In the Charlotte and Winston Salem markets, I would recommend not jumping on board with Tri-band devices as there are issues there currently. I would recommend the S4, Moto X, Note 3, Note 2, etc.

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Oh, I forgot about the update on Charlotte. It shouldnt be a problem anymore. Just beware that there are growing pains.

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just signed up for my sprint service after a lot of reading and searching. so far so good, i somewhat get lte at my house and got 4g outside.  i updated my prl's and stuff so should be better around here with 4g YAY.

 

now the question i got the s3 for free so i am testing it out with this, is there any better phone that has stronger signal strenth then the s3 (i have heard the note 2 is better with LTE). currently i am not in an area where triband would benifit me so im down for any of the options.

 

i have been thinking about picking up the 5s (yes im an apple guy flame on) or the samsung ativ to play with for a while '

 

any ideas thanks!!!

 

I would still recommend picking up a triband device now, even if you don't think it would benefit you right away.  It'll be widespread before awfully long and then you will wish you had gotten a triband device lol.

 

Besides the N5 and G2 are two really good devices right now, assuming you don't have a compelling need for simultaneous voice and data..  (LG is killing it).  And as lilotimz has said, they are currently the best RF performers of the bunch.  

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The galaxy mega is also a tri band option....i'm currently eyeing one myself....

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The galaxy mega is also a tri band option....i'm currently eyeing one myself....

And my moms mega whoops my s3 at picking up lte lol

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thanks for all the replys !! yeah i was hearing some issues with tribanddevices so i decided to stay away and if it came to my town i would just pay full price if i had to later on.

 

right now i dont like the s3 myself, i dont know why the samsung keyboard does not auto correct arrrggg. i was looking at the g2 myself for the better battery life and such seems to be a good phone except the external storage thing is kinda bothering me but i guess i can stream with unlimited data :P

 

has any body had any real issues with billing? or are the bills usually pretty good? i get a 18% discount from work so should help a good bit.

 

thanks again guys for all the help

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oh and PS i live in statesville nc close to 77 off 49a exit, usually travel to mooresville and charlotte a bit

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right now i dont like the s3 myself, i dont know why the samsung keyboard does not auto correct arrrggg.

One of my favorite things about Android. Go in the Play Store and get another keyboard. Freedom is a wonderful thing.

 

Sent via 7 inches of Galaxy Tab goodness.

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thanks for all the replys !! yeah i was hearing some issues with tribanddevices so i decided to stay away and if it came to my town i would just pay full price if i had to later on.

 

right now i dont like the s3 myself, i dont know why the samsung keyboard does not auto correct arrrggg. i was looking at the g2 myself for the better battery life and such seems to be a good phone except the external storage thing is kinda bothering me but i guess i can stream with unlimited data :P

 

has any body had any real issues with billing? or are the bills usually pretty good? i get a 18% discount from work so should help a good bit.

 

thanks again guys for all the help

 

 

Get the G2 or Nexus 5 if you are looking for good LTE signal.  If you are barely getting LTE now, the G2/N5 will get you solidly covered.

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My G2 is awesome. Best phone I've ever used. If you are worried about tri-band compatibility, my mother in law was looking exclusively for a free phone with no money out of pocket. After back and forth between the LG Optimus G and Samsung Galaxy S3, she went for the Optimus G and she loves it. I recommend the Optimus G for anyone looking for a free phone that is solid and well made.

 

As far as billing, I have not seen Sprint make a single billing error or charge anything but exactly what I expected to be charged. Their customer service is always top notch and zero wait times every time I've called.

 

Welcome to the Sprint community. I think you will be happy. Sprint is one of the few big companies that I actually enjoy and have good feelings towards.

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I have not had any major billing issues a call to Customer Services could not fix. I get a discount with no activation fees and once in a while maybe 1 in every 4 upgrades they forget to credit it to me.

 

Don't know which carrier you switched from but Sprints Customer Service for the most part is awesome. I have all 3 providers at my company and I have never had an issue with Sprint, the other 2 have been a pain.

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@jdd i was on page plus (verizon mvno) and they been really good for a pre paid .. just slow internet

 

@the dave awesome to hear i am looking forward to it tbh i have not had a major carrier since verizon 2 years ago and really have not had much of an issue with them or cs for them. but 110 a month plus tax is a no go for me. also i just got the free phone to test out the network in general. i plan on getting a g2 for the triband device.

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currently in my room i am gettin 115-122 lte and 100-115 dmb 1x on signal check

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currently in my room i am gettin 115-122 lte and 100-115 dmb 1x on signal check

Those are pretty fringe signals for both (which are measured differently).

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thanks for all the replys !! yeah i was hearing some issues with tribanddevices so i decided to stay away and if it came to my town i would just pay full price if i had to later on.

 

right now i dont like the s3 myself, i dont know why the samsung keyboard does not auto correct arrrggg. i was looking at the g2 myself for the better battery life and such seems to be a good phone except the external storage thing is kinda bothering me but i guess i can stream with unlimited data :P.

 

has any body had any real issues with billing? or are the bills usually pretty good? i get a 18% discount from work so should help a good bit.

 

thanks again guys for all the help

You may want to try SwiftKey. :-)

 

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