Originally Posted by Bigg Russ
I'm off Verizon tomorrow. Finally. Headed back to Sprint.
Is Sprint known to do well where you live and in areas that you frequent? I ask, because Sprint is the worst of the big-4 carriers. Their coverage footprint is heavily dependent on roaming agreements with Verizon, since Sprint's native footprint is more urban. In their native areas, 3G speeds are craptastic, bordering on Edge speeds offered by AT&T and T-Mobile. In a nationwide test, Sprint literally took 4th place in an LTE comparison. And the worst part? This was before T-Mobile had their LTE network up and running. They had Verizon/AT&T LTE and T-Mobile HSPA+ slaughtering Sprint LTE in these tests.
If you know what you're getting into, then you're fine. But if you're not sure, look at other options, please. T-Mobile is a great bet. If their coverage lacks in your area, first look at AT&T. If their coverage is fine, get AIO Wireless, which is AT&T's new prepaid option. So much cheaper and still offers unlimited data. You can use any GSM phone. You're not limited to what AT&T sells.