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  1. I've searched for ten minutes or so on this forum for discussion related to Sprint's current offer for existing customers: a free line?! What's the catch? We're a four phone Sprint family with, I guess, a grandfathered plan that sits squarely between the two existing Sprint plans. If I sign up for an extra line (which has downgraded video and audio streaming bandwidths)...will my existing plan be modified in any way? We've been with Sprint for nearly twenty years...in all that time only one real complaint.
  2. On our iPhones, Sprint's free roaming in San Miguel de Allende (SMA) is with Movistar. You're right...Movistar is only so-so...with no LTE but lots of 3G (kind of fast) that usually worked...but had a bunch of dead spots in the SMA Central City area. But overall, the Movistar coverage was good enough for Google Maps and texting. I did not see any evidence of severed heads, severed heads in coolers, or anything obvious related to the cartels. But my wife and I generally headed back to our rental apartment at or before dusk...and because of that we did not experience anything that
  3. As I read yesterday (with sadness) about the (apparently) upcoming T-Mobile purchase of Sprint, I'm reminded how much I've enjoyed this site...and how useful it has been to me and my family...two decade Sprint customers. Between Feb 15 and Feb 22...my wife and I will be in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Am I understanding things right... For two dollars a day, I can use my Sprint iPhone 6s while in Mexico?! In San Miguel de Allende, what kind of service can we expect? Great. Middling. Poor? Anything I should know? Thanks for reading.
  4. An update: As of Sat noontime, decent Sprint service has returned to all four of our phones (while in Ann Arbor) ...don't know why!? So we had spotty (at best) service for about 12-16 hours (in the Ann Arbor area). I hope the service interruptions are in the past. For what it's worth...we are loyal Sprint customers.
  5. Daughter attending Univ Michigan starting next month. We are a 15 year Sprint family (4 lines). We are currently visiting Ann Arbor. Is there something wrong with Sprint's service right now? Very little LTE service throughout the AnnArbor area. I happened upon the Sprint store in Ann Arbor's largest mall and was told by two employees that, yes, there are currently problems in Ann Arbor with some of the towers and work is ongoing. Any and all help and info is much appreciated.
  6. From the Busch press box area...just now (8:35pm)...via Sensorly iPhone 5c LTE: Download: FAILED Ping: FAILED Upload: FAILED iPhone 5c 3G: Download: FAILED Ping: FAILED Upload: FAILED after phone restart, iPhone 5c locked in on 1x Download: FAILED Ping: FAILED Upload: FAILED ...same location at 10am (prior to Game 1 of the day)...same phone via LTE: Download: 0.53M Ping: 465ms Upload: 0.67M ...Band 41 makes a difference, eh?! We've traveled in the Disney and Cocoa Beach area again; WDW has holes but is improving. Cocoa Beach is wonderful; Facetiming on the w
  7. what is classified as a high ping time on Sprint LTE?
  8. I would guess that when I (in downtown STL) called my wife (shopping near Brentwood Boulevard) yesterday afternoon (LTE lit on a pair of iPhone 5c's)...that we experienced HD Voice. If it wasn't, it was still better than standard calls.
  9. From Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter Half hour before ballgame
  10. My initial post on S4GRU was about 15 months ago, on this thread (I think). Around New Year's Day, my family and I will be visiting Cocoa Beach again. Only this time, my wife's father (stricken with cancer) will not be joining us for the 'walk on the beach' (a big deal to us midwesterners). Is Sprint's 4G LTE in Cocoa Beach (near the pier)...on the beach...good enough so we can do Facetime/Skype video chats/calls with Grandpa? Or not? Thanks.
  11. joeynach--best post ever. Thanks
  12. ...some news here: http://gigaom.com/2013/11/19/testing-sprints-new-spark-network-in-nyc/ Interesting links and Spark in CHI
  13. You are right, morrisnova, there are other places on the web 'to do so'. I, too, and my family of four, are 11+ year Sprint subscribers. I am the IT guy in my family. I try to learn all the acronyms thrown around here. I know more than most and less than some. I read this forum daily because knowledgeable people post here, people who care dearly about Sprint and its future. I understand what you are saying about complaints but the two that you seem to be complaining about are from people who, to my eye, really do care about Sprint. So do I. One of our kids goes to school in Chi
  14. ...should I switch to Verizon?

  15. ...questions from a still-learning (and long-suffering, out-of-contract, looking-to-upgrade) ten year Sprint customer--inclusion of the 800 band enables more reliable data and voice connections when indoors? And which bands do current phones offered by Verizon and ATT utilize? Thanks for this wonderful resource.
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