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  1. MI Rural coverage not widely used

    Only about 3% of Michigan's population lives in the UP (300K) outside of Sprint coverage area. It's about the size of New Hampshire and Mass combined and one third is forest. Population density is...
  2. The other option is to get a Tmobile band 12...

    The other option is to get a Tmobile band 12 phone. If the OP is thinking about an iphone the OP will need to wait for the 6S models. Tmo is supposed to be upgrading their entire 2G footprint and...
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    Around town in Ann Arbor, best is 40/10 (b41)....

    Around town in Ann Arbor, best is 40/10 (b41). Worst is 0.2/3 (b25) . 3G is around 1.5/1.5, about 20% of the time. Most speeds are 10/5 in AM, 3/5 in PM. Latency is almost always <100ms.

    Sprint is...
  4. The wifi version of that tablet costs $170 at...

    The wifi version of that tablet costs $170 at costco. Don't forget you pay all sorts of taxes and fees too, so you would be better off just buying a tablet. Tmobile gives 200Mb free per month too.
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    You could also use a VoIP service over LTE with a...

    You could also use a VoIP service over LTE with a client like Bria, or Skype. Set up conditional forwarding to the VoIP # and set your phone on DND to avoid interrupting the data.
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    Tmo is deploying 700Mhz (band 12) nationally and...

    Tmo is deploying 700Mhz (band 12) nationally and improving their suburban and rural coverage. Edge is being replaced by LTE. While they are unlikely to equal ATT's coverage footprint, they will...
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    Sticky: I just purchased an Alcatel Y580 hotspot, and an...

    I just purchased an Alcatel Y580 hotspot, and an getting 2-7 down, 1-2 up around Windsor depending on 3G vs 3G+ signal. I also purchase the US roaming add-on and am getting around 2-3 down, 2 up on...
  8. Thread: 4G LTE Coverage

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    Sprint is slowly installing upgrades in the area,...

    Sprint is slowly installing upgrades in the area, including B26 (800 Mhz) and B41(2500Mhz) . You'll probably see more over the next few months. Some parts of Allentown already have B26 installed. The...
  9. First Spark tower is up in Ann Arbor (Westgate)...

    First Spark tower is up in Ann Arbor (Westgate) 37/10, band 41.
  10. You have 14 days to try out a Sprint phone/plan...

    You have 14 days to try out a Sprint phone/plan without paying an ETF. I suggest you get a Sprint phone and see if the service works for you. My experience with Sprint in central and western PA has...
  11. Sprint's ETF is $350, which Tmo will pay if you...

    Sprint's ETF is $350, which Tmo will pay if you purchase a replacement phone from them. So the logic is:

    Sprint Iphone $200
    Act fee $36
    Sales Tax $0-60
    Term Fee $350

    $586-$646

    Tmo Term...
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    He is spot on except Sprint will unlock phones...

    He is spot on except Sprint will unlock phones for international use.

    (download Kb/s/upload/ping ms)

    Flint MI - hood LTE 231/247/98
    1 mi away 586/2366/61
    2 mi away 2259/4684/125
    5 mi away...
  13. I tried a Tmo SIM in a Sprint replacement iphone...

    I tried a Tmo SIM in a Sprint replacement iphone 5,and a new iphone 6 (Sprint) would not activate or recognize the Tmo SIM
  14. If you want to stay in Sprint Apple land, go with...

    If you want to stay in Sprint Apple land, go with the $50 unlimited iphone 6 plan with $20 lease. For around $80 total you get a phone with no money down. Sell your iphone 5.

    If you want to go...
  15. Sprint LTE speeds collapsing in E Michigan. What about your market?

    When LTE was first installed about 18 mo ago latency was <80 ms and bandwidth was around 12/8. Now latency - in a suburban market - is > 150ms and bandwidth ranges from 200K/200K (LTE) up to about...
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    Applecare+ has high deductibles for screen damage...

    Applecare+ has high deductibles for screen damage - $79 per incident, 2 max
    w/o it is $116 for 6, $136 for 6+ (90 days typical with CC)

    Repair is typically $150-$250. 2 yr with CC (1 yr apple,...
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    So far Sprint really has no clear positioning. ...

    So far Sprint really has no clear positioning.

    Vs V&T, Sprint has a flaky network, slower speed in most areas, and less coverage. All that for 10% more to 30% less.
    Vs Tmo Sprint has better rural...
  18. No. You can jailbreak Android phones and use them...

    No. You can jailbreak Android phones and use them on a different carrier.
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    iPhone 6 3-way/conference calling

    Does anyone know how many concurrent calls are supported on the iphone 6 via the 'add a call' and 'merge call' features? Also, will this feature work on wifi calling and if so, does it use any...
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    Do you used the 6+ with a case? How does it feel...

    Do you used the 6+ with a case? How does it feel with one of the more protective cases and with a belt clip? What about single handed use? Navigation?
  21. I didn't realize how bad Tmo's network was in the...

    I didn't realize how bad Tmo's network was in the midwest until I took a road trip test drive through Michigan, Ohio and PA. "3G" on Tmo was like 1x on Sprint, and I had a lot of Edge (non-existent)...
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    Why not buy the Verizon version? That gives you...

    Why not buy the Verizon version? That gives you the most options for networks. (Tmo, ATT, Verizon)
  23. Thread: Upgrade help!

    by keason
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    1. Try Amazon too. They have been very accurate...

    1. Try Amazon too. They have been very accurate about trade in values and they will return your phone if they grade it outside of your estimated condition. The Sprint estimates are based on 'good'...
  24. Verizon will charge you $15/Gb over 2Gb, so watch...

    Verizon will charge you $15/Gb over 2Gb, so watch your video streaming when you are not on wifi until you establish a pattern. Also, google maps tends to use a lot of data when using 'satellite'...
  25. You can roam 300Mb/mo domestically on Sprint...

    You can roam 300Mb/mo domestically on Sprint before they send might you a warning letter (but no extra bill). Tmo is 50Mb / mo. Most of the roaming partners are 'native' coverage and don't count...
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