Anyone here switch from AT&T to Sprint? Thoughts?
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Here in DC, I find a lot of dead zones on AT&T. In particular, whenever I'm in the U St. corridor (Black Cat or 9:30 Club, mostly), my phone will display four or five bars of 3G service, but it won't be able to connect to anything. Turning off 3G and switching to Edge in that area, I can usually (but not always) get a very slow, not very reliable signal. In comparison, a friend of mine who has Sprint never has any problem connecting in that area.
On the other hand, my brother says that he's had the exact opposite experience in Pittsburgh. He has AT&T signal everywhere, while some people that he knows with Sprint have issues all the time.
So anyway, your best bet is to likely talk to any friends/coworkers/etc. that you have in your area (or anywhere you travel to regularly) who use Sprint and see how their experience is with it.
My AT&T contract for my iPhone 4 is up in July, so I'm also thinking of switching to Sprint. The only thing is that I was actually a Sprint customer before I dropped them to get my iPhone 3G three and a half years ago. I actually paid the fee to get out of my contract with them because I was having a lot of trouble with the phone that I had at the time (a Samsung flip phone) and their customer service was so bad. Given that they were so bad before that I actually paid to get away from them, I'm hesitant to go back. But given how often I run into service issues with AT&T, I'm not sure they're actually any worse.