In NYC I was privileged to experience Sprints SMS for a little while. While in Manhattan on the West side round the 20's I decided to test the SMS feature since the first rollout date of 2/1 was tomorrow and it worked.

I proceeded to text everyone i know on other networks and let them know i am now part of their SMS world.

Then like 12:00 midnite and me in a Carriage I drove into Brooklyn where I live an the Service was gone.

I started get text back from my friends congratulating me and i had to respond using Shortmail service.

I guess it was better to SMS and lost than to never have SMS'd at all.