Sprint Rant [Pic]

Submitted by: hfnv 4 years ago in Misc

How to hate Sprint.
There are 35 comments:
Male 7,774
@Swaywithme, Just leave your number, I need to check everything is ok with your line.
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Male 97
@lauriloo:

I get that it`s convenient, I really do.
However, say the cell phone towers are down. No service. Could you not call the establishment prior to leaving and say,
"I`m coming from xxxxxx, could you please give me directions?" You write them down and then follow them.
The beauty of this over Siri is that you follow your own directions, bit by bit. In so doing, you brain makes neural pathways and subconsciously picks up landmark clues and such, making actual memories and increasing your brain function.
When one uses Siri, one blindly follows instructions, never building any memories and strengthening nothing but a robotic response to authority.
I`m not saying for a moment that this is true for all, and I`m certainly not claiming that this is true for you. I`m simply saying that it is a dangerous possibility.
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Male 6,077
Morse code! Now, *there`s* an idea. Hmmm...
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Female 1,803
I use my smartphone for navigation way too much now to go without it. Before I had it, it was tough for me to be in the car and find someplace on a whim. Yesterday, I was looking for tile for my new shower and I could just ask Siri where tile places are and get turn by turn directions. In the past, I would have to stop someplace to try to find a phone book, look up an address, try to find it on a paper map, probably give up. So much better now.
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Male 97
ferdyfred:
I could not agree with you more. Many an afternoon was made more embarrassing by my mother`s call to dinner, homework, clarinet practice, bath time, etc.
But I would not trade that sort of community feeling for the world.

Swaywithme:
I believe in the presence of philosophy and free-thinking on the internet. This site alone is a bastion for clever, smart, free-thinking left and right-brainers alike.
It`s just that I rarely see that sort of brilliance embodied in a person who has to text their "bff" about what they just saw on Bieber`s facebook page. Know what I mean?

Besides, I may be crazy, but didn`t we invent the telephone specifically so we wouldn`t have to type our messages to each other all of the time? What`s next? A morse code key app?
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Male 13,630
I grew up with the only audible contact within 500 yards or so was my mother yelling `Andrew - teatime`
if I was further away, a tribal thing occurred
mothers across the estate I lived called out to their kids and added my, and other kids to the call
pretty normal stuff in the 70`s worked well
wish it was still here now, communities neighbours, all knew each other back then, now we are all insular and ignorant of all and sundry
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Male 13,630
Like he said down below
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Female 3,696
If you think there`s no philosophy on the internet Sir, you are sadly mistaken!


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Male 97
Swaywithme:

That`s hysterical!

Hey, you know what people did in the days before Twitter?

They thought. They had ideas. They philosophized and speculated, hypothesized and dreamed.

Can`t be having that now, can we?
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Female 3,696
Gypsybard

But...but, how will I reblog my twitter on my instagram vine videos? ...cube.
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Male 97
@Twinklestein

Everyone has a cell phone now because of the lack of pay phones? The causation factor there seems a bit shaky to me.

As for the power button...sure, you can turn it off if you don`t want to be bothered. Common sense. The little tracking device that`s in there, though...the one that can locate it anywhere, anytime...the one that has your name, your personal info, your cc number, your phone and net usage information...that`s always active. Your activities can and will be monitored regardless of whether or not you can receive calls due to powering it off.
Again, I`m not paying a monthly fee to be tracked and tabulated like an animal with its ear tagged and released back into the wild.
You can keep it.
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Male 15,832
Wow! A cell phone company screwing over one of their customers? I bet that`s the first time THAT ever happened.
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Male 10,338
"Also, cell phones DO have a power button. Instead of never owning one, you CAN just turn it off when you don`t want to be bothered. That`s what I do."

The problem with this, is if your job knows you have a cell, and you ignore it, you could be terminated.

That`s the thing I hate about cell phones.
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Male 510
"I had a friend ask me, "What if you`re stuck, late at night with a flat tire? What would you do?"
The answer was simple: I`m in my mid-40`s. That`s actually happened. I`m still here! "

There also used to be pay phones everywhere in case of this kind of emergency. Look around next time you`re out and count the amount of pay phones. I`m betting you`ll not go into the double digits. THAT`S why everyone has to have a cell now.

Also, cell phones DO have a power button. Instead of never owning one, you CAN just turn it off when you don`t want to be bothered. That`s what I do.
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Male 11,739
I have had Sprint for years with no problems. There are people who love and hate every carrier. It sucks that she had a bad experience, but she could get the same with AT&T, Verizon, or anyone else.
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Male 280
Softbank recently bought Sprint. First order of business was to dismantle quality control on their customer care hotline. I know this for a fact (don`t ask me, work related) so this kind of complaints are about to multiply (They don`t have an effective call monitoring system nor a way to record/locate calls) If you have Sprint I would advise to change companies as soon as you can.
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Male 6,077
Swaywithme,
That`s a much better photo. Pretty eyes.
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Male 201
I have Sprint and love it. Before that I had Cricket and loved it (I changed because I wanted a smartphone). Before that I had T-Mobil and loved it (I changed because I needed a value-plan during college). Before that I have Voicestream (which became T-Mobil).

People post rants like this because (1) they didn`t get their way, (2) they are trying to kick and scream to see what they can undeservedly acquire through said kicking and screaming, or (3) because they had a legitimate service issue and decided to take the (2) route.
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Male 97
This may be a bit radical, but...

Why not throw the phone in to the East River and simply not replace it with anything?

Is it necessary to be able to be in contact with the world 24/7? Seriously. How about simply being unavailable? Most of us aren`t doctors or special forces members...we`re not space shuttle pilots or super-heroes. We don`t need to be summoned at a moment`s notice!

I had a friend ask me, "What if you`re stuck, late at night with a flat tire? What would you do?"
The answer was simple: I`m in my mid-40`s. That`s actually happened. I`m still here!
Truly, I can`t see the sense in paying a monthly fee so I can carry a GPS enabled leash around with me, and then constantly complain about it. When I`m unavailable, I`m truly unavailable. If someone wants to contact me, they can find me just as easily as they did before cellular devices.
Again, it may be a radical thought, but I`m deliriously happy without a mobile phone.
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Male 2,436
I have Virgin Mobile which uses Sprint. I pay $35 a month for 300 minutes plus unlimited data and text. Great price!

If I stand by my window and the wind is blowing in the right direction, every once in a while, I get 1 bar of reception;-/
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Male 1,341
Just got away from sprint this month. Cell service was terrible, every phone call I could almost guarantee would drop. 3G, even full bars was slow as hell.
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Male 60
I had Sprint since 199...something. I had no complaints until a few months ago. GPS was spotty, e-mails would update every 4 hours instead of every 15 minutes (not a settings problem), and bad I started getting bad connections. I switched to Verizon and it was a big improvement.
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Female 3,696
Before anyone asks, my phone is still under my dad`s name haha I did not get a phone when I was 4.
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Female 3,696
I like Telus...They value loyalty. I was a year into my contract when my Blackberry went to poo and they wiped out the next two years of my contract, resigned me and gave me a free iPhone. The customer service department is very helpful when you`re 20 year+ clients.
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Male 3,842
Ha ha ha, my wife and I are literally switching from Sprint to Verizon on August 1 when our contract runs out. Sick of not getting reception from Sprint and not getting unlimited talk and text for the price that we pay it should be free
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Male 39,921

Been with Sprint since 199....something.
No complaints.
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Female 4,084
my old man is an AT&T customer. he originally had an air card for internet access that was unlimited. when AT&T policy changed, he was promised by five (!) different CSA`s that he would be grandfathered in and not be limited to the new 5 gig limit. WRONG!!! he argued with them for six full months before throwing up his hands and giving up. so Sprint isn`t the only one with crappy customer service.

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Female 8,055
Talk Talk are absolute shiite too.
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Male 7,774
The simple thing to do is to record every conversation with these companies. Tell them you`re recording so it`s above board and we`ll soon see a change in attitudes.
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Female 655
Sprint really does suck. After 2 years of paying an extra $7 a month on my phone bill for "insurance" which was supposed to cover a repair or replacement of phones damaged in any way - the day came that I broke my damn phone. Customer service had me ship them the broken phone where it would be determined if my insured, broken phone would be repaired or replaced. It was determined that it couldn`t be repaired so they sent me a new phone. Next bill came with a $500 charge on it for the new phone. Called to inform them of the mistake because my phone was guaranteed to be replaced because I had been faithfully paying insurance. Nope, we weren`t able to salvage your broken phone and re-sell it as refurbished to help cut the cost of the new phone, so you have to pay us for the new phone @#$% you have a nice day thank you for choosing Sprint. -_-
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Male 2,440
[quote]I`ve had Customer Service lie to me many times. After getting sick of it, I found the Canadian branch that handles Cell phone company disputes. They took over and not only got me out of a three year contact, they got me a refund on the amount that was lied about.[/quote]

I gotta say, patchouly. Every time I speak to customer service out of Canada, it`s been the best goddamn customer service ever.
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Male 4,745
I`ve had Customer Service lie to me many times. After getting sick of it, I found the Canadian branch that handles Cell phone company disputes. They took over and not only got me out of a three year contact, they got me a refund on the amount that was lied about.
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Male 1,497
They sound like Rogers.
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Male 10,338
He made an error.

Boost Mobile IS Sprint, as is Virgin Mobile.
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Male 42
Link: Sprint Rant [Pic] [Rate Link] - How to hate Sprint.
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