- Aug 16, 2004
- Corona, CA
- 2005 Scion xB
I've found that my Sprint service works anywhere Verizon does since they have a roaming agreement (no extra charges). The "in network" thing isn't really new. Chalk one up for Verizon marketing as this has always been called "mobile to mobile" with other carriers. The only new thing I think Verizon added was texting.Here in middle-of-nowhere-and-covered-in-mountains land Verizon is the only carrier with coverage that lets you keep a call connected more then about 40 seconds. So couple that with the fact that 90% of people here have Verizon, you can basically call or message anyone in an unlimited amount with no extra charges thanks to their unlimited "in network" communications.
Their phones aren't that bad, I just hate how Verizon has the same interface on nearly all of their phones. Not to mention they lock down hardware (like GPS) and make you buy their stupid Verizon Navigator program (or whatever it's called) in order to use the fully-functional, yet locked, GPS hardware.Exactly. They have by far the best service. I have yet to lose a call [on my end] with Verizon. They do have the worst phones, that is true. While their plans are very expensive, since everyone I know seems to have Verizon, using minutes or text messaging is never a concern.
SERO.Yep, the only times I've ever had call quality problems were wind noise or people with other carriers.
Oh, and Verizon offers discounts to the tune of 18% off to people who work for educational institutions (my father) or governments (myself), among tons of others, so rarely do you have to pay their full price if you do a bit of legwork and see if you have a discount available to you.
And here's a better plan for only $10 more, doubles the minutes and gives you BlackBerry BIS and the equivalent of the VCast stuff.