Dear Sprint PCS:
Verizon Wireless really, really wants me to be your customer.
*sigh* have to see if Sprint has coverage in rural VA (like my Mom's place or Richmond). Last I knew, they didn't, which is why we moved away from Sprint in the first place. We were driving down I95 in the Richmond area, a tractor trailer started attacking us and trying to push us off the road, I went to dial 911, and - oops, no coverage!!! Bye bye Sprint...
|Date:||May 16th, 2005 02:53 pm (UTC)|| |
I had no trouble with Sprint anywhere in Virginia, although I didn't visit Virginia Beach while I had it. It blinks out for about half a mile near here in Georgia, but other than that, Sprint works all the way down to Florida from Virginia.
|Date:||May 16th, 2005 03:45 pm (UTC)|| |
Sprint Coverage in Rural NoVA.
I have Sprint, and in Rural Northern Virginia, I've had good coverage in:
The US 50 corridor, all the way to Winchester. The US 17 corridor from I-66 to US 50, but not on hiking trails at Sky Meadows State Park, but i've always had at least roaming coverage on the trails.
I've had coverage visiting friends across northern Fauquier, western Loudoun, Clarke, and Frederick counties, VA, and in Winchester.
VA 7 west as far as VA 9, and VA/WV 9 all the way to Charles Town, as well as along WV 151 and WV 50 from Charles Town to south of Kearneysville.
US 15 from Logmill Rd in Prince William County, up to US 40 in Frederick, MD.
White's Ferry Rd, including the ferry.
In Loudoun County, coverage in Sugarland Run, N of Rt 7, East of Potomac View Road, is spotty as one moves away from Potomac View Rd. I've had good coverage elsewhere, including Middleburg, Aldie, and Purcellville, and the length of Snickersville Turnpike.
Hope that info's of some use to you.
|Date:||May 16th, 2005 02:18 pm (UTC)|| |
I've hated Verizon ever since, when choosing a new cell phone 8 months before moving to Virginia, Verizon asserted that they had a plan in Lynchburg, VA. I spent close to $100 on a new phone, only to be told that they *didn't* have it, and that we were just SOL.
ewww. don't they have a refund policy or something?
I'm using Cingular right now in NYC, and I'm pretty happy with the unlimited data plan + minutes I get. The GPRS signal is out of this world too :)
Yeah. Verizon blows. Sprint blows too. That leaves T-Mobile and Cingular. Go
with the good guys!