After many, many years with Sprint, we decided it was time for a change. Over the past year, the service in my area has gone down hill, dramatically.
As we haven’t had a land line in probably 4 or 5 years, we relied solely on our cell phones. As early adopters of smartphones, we have come to rely of them heavily for all forms of communication with the outside world.
Sprints data service over the past 8 months has been quite literally, unusable. Many people have been switching to Sprint for their unlimited plans. This surge of new customers overwhelmed and already saturated network causing capacity issues.
Basically, more people were trying to use the service than Sprint could handle.
To make matters worse, Sprint recently spent $22 billion to secure exclusive access to the iPhone 5 as well adding the iPhone 4 and 4s to their lineup. People flocked over to Sprint in much greater numbers essentially, further crippling their network.
Our phones, our lifeline to the outside world were effectively rendered useless.
We were missing calls from the boys doctors and many times could not even complete a call. After Lizze getting stranded in the van when it broke down the last time and being unable to reach right away because the call wouldn’t go through, I decided that was it.
I got us released from our Sprint contracts without penalty and made the move to Verizon.
We took advantage of a deal that Amazon Wireless was having where we could get any phone Verizon carried for only $.01. So we were able to switch over and it cost us a grand total of $. 02 to do so.
While I miss the unlimited plans of Sprint, for me, it’s quality over quantity. To Sprints credit, they have always provided excellent customer service and so I hated the idea of leaving.
Having said that, this is one of those rare occasions where the grass is truly greener on the other side of the fence.
I am once again able to block more regularly, as I’m now connected everywhere I go on Verizon LTE network. It is about $30 a month more than it was with Sprint, but the service works and it works well.
Right now Verizon is also offering a deal where you get double the data for the same price. This means data is no longer am issue for us.
Just wanted to share in the event anyone else was suffering through the same issues with Sprint or another carrier.
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