Verizon has better coverage than AT&T, right? Sprint has its 4G network, right? Does Sprint has better coverage than Verizon?
Answer by Phoenix7 · Aug 15, 2010 at 02:55 AM
This is a good question. The answer is yes. Sprint has superior coverage to Verizon..and it's cheaper.
With Verizon's network your phone runs through Verizon's towers. Verizon has an extremely good network of antennas across the country which is why they often get very positive publicity for their network. However, the fact of the matter is, is that with Sprint's network your phone runs through Sprint's towers AS WELL AS Verizon's, because they have a special networking agreement worked out. It does not work the same way for Verizon though because they do NOT use Sprint's towers. So basically Verizon has a very good network, but if you are with Sprint you have an even better network because you're actually using 2 carriers networks--Sprint's and Verizon's. Hope that helped :)
---> I work at Sprint, that's why I know.
Answer by r0bErT4u · Jul 18, 2010 at 06:36 PM
Sprint/Clear 4G(WiMAX) coverage is still limited, but growing. Verizon & Sprint EDVO Coverage is different from 3G, and generally limited to the United States of America.
... If you plan to use mobile broadband in just a few specific locations, we recommend comparing Sprint's, Verizon's, and AT&T's coverage at each specific address using the ***3G Coverage Tool***. While coverage maps can't "guarantee" that you'll be able to use the service at a particular address, comparing the maps side by side will give you a good idea of whether coverage is available in your area ...
To answer your question, it depends on where you want coverage, which phone you use, and what your broadband data needs are. I'm lucky to be in an area where I'd get good coverage from any of those carriers, (plus T-Mobile, Alltel, Cricket, Boost, etc.). AT&T has been good to me, my iPhones, and wallet.
Answer by Liam Quade · Aug 15, 2010 at 08:23 PM
4G is not very good yet. It only works in certain areas of certain cities. It is more of a marketing term than a real thing right now. Some tests say that 3G is faster.
Coverage and speed really depends on where you live. Where I live Sprint is better, but in other areas Verizon would be better. I'd do some research on where the towers are related to where you will spend your days. If you work at an office all day and that is mainly where you use your phone and there's Sprint tower real close then I would go with Sprint. But if Verizon is closer I would go with them.
Answer by RyGuy5320 · Aug 15, 2010 at 08:26 PM
In my area, Sprint's cellular network coverage (Not 3G/4G which I don't have) is absolutely impeccable. In areas where Verizon phones lose a few bars, my Sprint phone only loses one, or none at all. The coverage will vary from place to place, but in my area, it's great, definitely better than Verizon!
Answer by aaronrcouch · Feb 23, 2012 at 02:17 AM
On top of what has already been said, I would like to add some perspective. I was with Sprint for several years. While going to school in western Nebraska, I was roaming â€” the great thing about Sprint, however, is that you have unlimited roaming! But to my surprise, last December I got a letter in the mail saying that my service will be revoked February 13th due to excessive roaming. When I questioned Sprint about this claim, they said that their "contract" with Verizon was up and that they were being charged more for all my roaming. Even after explaining to them that I would only be in the area of roaming for a few more months, they claimed they couldn't do anything and proceeded to tell me I would have to find another carrier.
To me, this doesn't make any logical sense. I understand that they may not be making money, but that's not MY fault, that's their fault. I, personally, really like Sprint. Like others have said they have good coverage, you're using TWO networks instead of one and they're cheaper.
Just be aware of this loop hole they have when they claim you have unlimited roaming... supposedly they can still kick you off if you roam too much? I'm not sure what their problem is. To me it's bad business practices.
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