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    Inquiring minds NEED to know...........

    Many folks are thinking about "signing up" with Sprint. I often hear that people who have it, love it, but not alot of info on Northern California in general.

    PLEASE help. all of you Northern California Sprint folk.
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    move this to the sprint thread!
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    Zeos, exactly why is this an issue for you?

    I'm asking because of the upcoming release of the 650. SO, it's directed to that audience. Thanks for your comment, but it's not helpful.
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    I live in the bay area and can say I am happy with Sprint's coverage. I had Sprint in the late 90s and hated it, I switch back (from At&t) when the 600 was released and was impressed at how they had improved their coverage. I live in a hilly area and I get a signal in places I didn't get a signal in the late 90s. Overall I am much happier with Sprint than I was with At&t.
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    Here is a study done on Bay Area carriers. http://sfbacell.com/ Slightly dated since AT&Tingular merger.
    Last edited by specimen38; 11/03/2004 at 05:52 PM.
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    Try the link below to get a map of Sprint towers in your area.
    http://www.sprintsites.com/
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    You have to have a username and password.

    Quote Originally Posted by d1hamby
    Try the link below to get a map of Sprint towers in your area.
    http://www.sprintsites.com/
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    Just register, they'll let anyone in. Unfortunately, it requires a plug-in that I can't use at work.
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    I had the same experience as MTB. Had it in the late 90's, didn't like it, switched to Cingular.

    However, they'd worked through all the coverage & customer service issues by the time the Treo 600 came out, so I switched back and have been happy as a clam ever since.
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    Live in the Sac Valley and travel up and down central valley and NoCal and get very good coverage with Sprint. Been with them for 6 years. Last 3 years on month to month so I get the rebate when I buy the 650 next week.
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    I logged in and took a general look around at the tower sites. looks like San Jose and the East Bay has pretty good tower coverage. On the other hand it looks like San Francisco only has 1 (!) tower (up by Laguna Honda hospital). Even Sacramento has more Sprint towers than San Francisco. For southern California, it looks like LA and San Diego are pretty well covered by Sprint...
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    When I was in the Bay Area last summer, phone calls and Vision were just fine.
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    I've been with Sprint in the Sacramento area since '99. No complaints whatsoever. I drive frequently between here and the Reno/Tahoe area; here and the Bay Area; and here and the L.A. area. Except for a few dead spots in the Sierras, I am rarely without service. I currently still have the Treo 300 (no analog roaming) and have had no issues.

    Hope this helps. Good luck.

    Mike
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    I've had pretty good success with Sprint living in SF and Oakland, but try the link below to see for yourself. It tells you where all the dead spots are for every service in most metro areas.



    http://www.cellphone.homestead.com/
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    Coverage in San Francisco, the Peninsula, and Napa is great.
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    Good link!


    Quote Originally Posted by jasparks
    I've had pretty good success with Sprint living in SF and Oakland, but try the link below to see for yourself. It tells you where all the dead spots are for every service in most metro areas.



    http://www.cellphone.homestead.com/
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    JasParks,

    Have you seen http://sfbacell.com/ ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by specimen38
    JasParks,

    Have you seen http://sfbacell.com/ ?
    Can't say that I have. Thanks for posting.
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    Thanks everyone, this is very helpful. I have Cingular and will be switching to Sprint and getting my Treo 650. This thread and it's links allows me to do so making an informed decision.

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