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Do Karma and FreedomPop use the same wireless network(s)?

I actually have a FreedomPop Wifi hotspot, but it doesn't work in some places that I'd like it to.. so recently, I've heard about Karma, which sounds very similar, but when I check the Karma wireless coverage maps it seems to cover the areas I need it to... but it looks like FreedomPop and Karma both use Sprint's network? However, Sprint has a few different networks, and I think its Clearwire might not be used by my FreedomPop device? Do I have this right? Anyone with better knowledge of Sprint's MVNOs?
posted by mhh5 on Dec 9, 2013 - 2 answers

should I switch to Ting phone service ?

I'm thinking of switching my phone service from sprint to Ting. Since this is a change that's difficult to undo, I'm asking for feedback ( positive or negative ) about how your Ting experience has been. I'm in Seattle so if you're a Seattle Ting customer, I'm particularly interested in what you have to say about signal quality, 4g/3g service, etc. I'm not too concerned about the savings of switching to Ting. It's clear that I come out ahead even with the penalty I have to pay for terminating my contract early. I'm more interested in any gotchas that you didn't find out about or think about until after choosing Ting. For example, unexpected roaming charges, bad customer service, bad reception... If it makes any difference, my phone is a samsung galaxy s3 . Thanks!
posted by metadave on Nov 18, 2013 - 17 answers

ATT vs T-Mobile in the Boston area

We are currently on an (expensive, $180 / month) ATT family plan with out iPhone 4Ses. We want to upgrade to the 5Ses and are wondering if t-mobile's coverage in the Boston area is good enough. Also, what plan would you recommend for the following parameters? Thanks for your help! [more inside]
posted by reddot on Sep 21, 2013 - 10 answers

Sprint iphone on credo

I am a happy customer of Credo mobile, but I don't like my phone very much. My older sister has a Sprint iphone that she plans to upgrade this coming winter. She would like to give me her old iphone. Is this possible?
posted by Sara Anne on Aug 30, 2013 - 4 answers

Buying used phones?

Mysteriously, my Samsung Galaxy Nexus is dying. I have a year left of the two year contract, and can't upgrade early without paying a $175 fee. I'm on Sprint, and while they have some refurbished phones none of them look up to the quality of the Galaxy Nexus. Google is selling their Nexus 4 online for $200, but it doesn't work on Sprint, and it looks like they stopped selling the Galaxy Nexus online around April. Is there a reputable way to buy a used cell phone these days? I'm not sure where to look and would worry that anything I was buying was just a stolen phone. [more inside]
posted by DynamiteToast on Aug 29, 2013 - 19 answers

You never call, you never write. And you never ring.

Sprint Android smart phone question: the phone rings for essentially all calls except those from one specific number. [more inside]
posted by sciencegeek on Dec 24, 2012 - 2 answers

How can I break my Sprint contract?

Help getting out of a cell contract because I have no service. [more inside]
posted by k8t on Sep 18, 2012 - 10 answers

Google Voice phone calls over wi-fi using android 2.2 cell phone.

Seriously considering buying Virgin Mobile LG Optimus V (android 2.2) phone tomorrow, would/will be my first foray into any phone even beginning to resemble smart. My main question: how difficult is this phone to set up to use Google Voice telephone number over wi-fi, calls in-bound and out. [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue on Jul 2, 2012 - 14 answers

E.T., Phone Hope

Advise me on how to navigate my smartphone issues with the smallest out-of-pocket expense possible. [more inside]
posted by erstwhile on Jun 6, 2012 - 6 answers

A dumbphone with email access?

Not-so-smart-phone filter: I'm looking for a Sprint-compatible cellphone with a full keyboard and the ability to read/send email. The catch is, I don't need (and actively don't want) more internet access than this; I'm already too connected as it is! Does a phone like this exist? Or is there a way I can juryrig one, as someone who's only half tech-savvy? Am I doomed to a flip-phone and a separate pocket email-reader thingy? [more inside]
posted by tapir-whorf on May 29, 2012 - 10 answers

So, then, which IS the droid I'm looking for?

Starting a new job and I am being given a smartphone. Or, actually, $100-$150 to buy a smartphone. My plan will be unlimited on Sprint. What phones do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by azpenguin on May 13, 2012 - 17 answers

Why might my Sprint cellphone usually be unable to receive calls from AT&T cellphones?

Why might my Sprint cellphone usually be unable to receive calls from AT&T cellphones? [more inside]
posted by moift on May 8, 2012 - 6 answers

Any port in a cell phone storm?

Currently, I have a Virgin Mobile PAYG smartphone. I'd like to get a phone on my family's Sprint plan instead (for the same monthly price as Virgin, I can get unlimited whatever). However, Sprint says they can't port my phone number because Virgin is a reseller of theirs. I've heard that you can port your number to Google Voice for a small fee, and then have Sprint port the number to a Sprint phone, but this advice was found on a forum somewhere and no one backed up the claim that it actually worked. Would it work? Have you done this? I'd really like to keep my phone number, and before I risk losing it, I'd like to know. Thanks.
posted by bluefly on May 7, 2012 - 6 answers

UK Phone Home

Can we use our US iphones in the UK and Ireland? [more inside]
posted by troika on Mar 12, 2012 - 8 answers

Shirt and Shoes, But No Service.

Has anyone else completely lost Sprint reception on BART these past couple of days? [more inside]
posted by eschatfische on Feb 23, 2012 - 3 answers

DTMF, eh?

What can I do to make things go smoothly when I quit Sprint for another mobile provider in a few months? [more inside]
posted by jepler on Feb 2, 2012 - 6 answers

Sprint stealth upgrade by adding/dropping lines

Has anyone ever added a line to their Sprint account to be able to upgrade their phone early? If so, how did it go? Any catches? [more inside]
posted by kindall on Nov 12, 2011 - 6 answers

How do I get Sprint to break up with me?

How can I get Sprint to dump me, instead of the other way around? [more inside]
posted by juniperesque on Oct 28, 2011 - 12 answers

iPhone: Should I stick with AT&T or switch to Sprint?

I'm a brand new iPhone customer. Just 2 weeks ago I purchased my first iPhone from AT&T. I love the phone. But AT&T is very expensive (the cheapest plan is ~ $92 a month when taxes are included). I'm planning to use mostly data on my phone, so I think Sprint will be a better deal -- cheaper plan plus unlimited data. It would save me about $20 in the long run. I know that I wouldn't even use the full 200MB each month...but even with that taken into account, Sprint's deal is still cheaper. I have 2 weeks to return the AT&T phone without paying the termination fee. My question is, should I stick with AT&T and continue to pay almost $100 for a measly 200MB a month, even though their network is better? Or should I pay less for unlimited data on Sprint, even though they supposedly have a slow network? [more inside]
posted by starpoint on Oct 28, 2011 - 13 answers

Should I leave Sprint?

Please help me decide whether or not to leave Sprint for another carrier. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by PSB on Oct 13, 2011 - 6 answers

Let's Go For a Test Drive!!

I want to buy a new "smart phone". (Hopefully smarter than its soon to be owner.) I want to try (or test drive) them out first. Is there a way to try various phones for a few days before actually purchasing one? [more inside]
posted by JohnnyGunn on Oct 10, 2011 - 10 answers

How do I get my Lenovo x220 Gobi chips into NDIS mode?

How do I get my Lenovo x220 Gobi chips into NDIS mode? [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Jul 21, 2011 - 1 answer

Sprint coverage in Maryland

How's the current Sprint voice/data coverage around Baltimore MD and College Park MD? I'm thinking of switching our family plan from T-Mobile to Sprint and wondering if any Maryland mefites can provide some idea of Sprint coverage. I don't really trust the Sprint coverage maps but it implies that coverage is pretty good. [more inside]
posted by exhilaration on Jun 8, 2011 - 4 answers

Help rescue my contacts!

Does anybody happen to have an LG Lotus phone for Sprint and a few minutes? [more inside]
posted by zug on May 25, 2011 - 4 answers

Why is this shit so confusing?

Someone explain my phone upgrade eligibility to me (Sprint). [more inside]
posted by JimBennett on Nov 27, 2010 - 3 answers

Can you help me make Dan Hesse's life hell?

Help me wage war against my cellular provider. [more inside]
posted by po822000 on Nov 17, 2010 - 13 answers

Outlook Exchange on Phone and Mismatched Body/Headers on Email?

Samsung Epic and Outlook Exchange account problem! mismatched body/headers, how do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by circle_b on Nov 13, 2010 - 2 answers

First fine phone

What kind of phone should we get our son for his 17th birthday? We'd like to get him something reasonably cool, while keeping it reasonably cheap. [more inside]
posted by lukemeister on Aug 23, 2010 - 21 answers

Cheaper Internet?

Can one play Xbox Live over the sprint 4g network? [more inside]
posted by alextprice on Aug 5, 2010 - 3 answers

4G service in NY?

Any ideas when 4G cell data service will hit NY? [more inside]
posted by AutoPilot83 on Jun 27, 2010 - 2 answers

Do Androids stream my electric beeps?

[Yet another Android app question] Android music app choices look to be slim. Looking for recommendations for playback, streaming and recording apps. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Jun 22, 2010 - 8 answers

Asheville, NC - Verizon vs. Sprint - Suggestions?

Time to pick a cell provider. The big thing is that I use my Android phone for everything. I don't want a computer so the 3G needs to be good. It's between Verizon and Sprint because I know AT&T gets virtually no service. So I humbly ask of you, which one isn't lying on their coverage map?
posted by mrflibble on Jun 5, 2010 - 13 answers

Tracking Down a Stolen Cell Phone

My cell phone was stolen. Sprint Family Locator has tracked it to a specific address. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by granted on Mar 8, 2010 - 22 answers

I want to buy a Palm Pre. Verizon or Sprint?

I want to buy a Palm Pre. Verizon or Sprint? [more inside]
posted by grouse on Feb 10, 2010 - 20 answers

So about this unlocking business

Can you please explain cell phone unlocking as it pertains to CDMA networks in the US? Or, more specifically, I have a Palm Centro for Sprint that I would like to use on Verizon, and I would like some advice on if this is possible and if so what do I do? [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Jan 11, 2010 - 12 answers

Experience with Sprint / Nextel MiFi?

Experience with Sprint / Nextel MiFi? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Sep 17, 2009 - 5 answers

more for my money in cell phones - sprint

cheapest blackberry-esque phone & plan, either thru Sprint or taking into account the cost of leaving Sprint... [more inside]
posted by mdn on Jun 23, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me "negotiate" with Sprint.

My contract is up with Sprint and I've decided that if they'll offer me some goodies, I'll stay with them. I've been with them for 9 years. What do I ask for? Where to start from negotiating-wise? [more inside]
posted by kristymcj on May 28, 2009 - 15 answers

Gave cell phone to fire victim

I gave my cell phone to a badly burned fire victim and she took it with her to the hospital in the ambulance. It was covered in blood. I dont want it back. I have no phone insurance. I'm with Sprint. Any provision for a replacement if the phone is lost in in a life saving circumstance? WARNING: graphic details inside. [more inside]
posted by Muirwylde on May 24, 2009 - 31 answers

Outlook+Blackberry=Unwanted Email Attention?

Why would my syncing my Outlook appointments cause my Blackberry to send emails automatically? [more inside]
posted by grabbingsand on Feb 28, 2009 - 4 answers

i('m a consumer whore)Phone Filter: I've decided I want an iPhone and I've got a ton of questions.

iPhone Filter: I've decided I want an iPhone. I've got a ton of questions, my google-fu is failing me, and I haven't recived much help when I call AT&T. Hopefully you can help me in regards to porting my # from Sprint Business to AT&T. [more inside]
posted by xotis on Oct 2, 2008 - 11 answers

BlackBerry 8330 vs MOTO Q9c vs Palm Treo 800w

Will the BlackBerry 8330 work for me? How useful is wifi connectivity (which the 8330 doesn't have)? Is there a significant difference between this phone and the Motorola Q9c? [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints on Oct 1, 2008 - 10 answers

Need one last breath for a Treo

I need to resurrect a dead Treo 755p for a last ditch effort data backup [more inside]
posted by dancinglamb on Sep 21, 2008 - 4 answers

Sprinting in high G

If the earth's gravity was increased by 10%, would sprint runners be slower or faster? [more inside]
posted by IvyMike on Aug 25, 2008 - 49 answers

Smartphone for Vista 64?

I am jonesin' for a smartphone. The catch: Which ones will work with 64-bit Vista? [more inside]
posted by Shoggoth on Aug 19, 2008 - 6 answers

New phone/carrier recs.

It's come the time to buy a new cellphone. I have a RAZR V2 and it's falling apart. My Verizon contract is up in November. Should I re-up with Verizon and stay on my family plan or should I break off and/or go to another carrier? And what phone should I look into? All I know is that I do not want a huge fold out QWERTY keyboard like a 16-year-old girl with a Sidekick and probably do not want a Motorola. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Jun 23, 2008 - 29 answers

Am I already paying for slow internet access?

Can I tether my LG Rumor to my computer with just Sprint's Vision pack? If not does the Boost trick still work? [more inside]
posted by piedmont on Jun 20, 2008 - 1 answer

Best mobile internet service for telecommuting in U.S. and Canada?

I'm telecommuting from the U.S. and Canada and am wondering what my options are for mobile broadband/internet. I've done some research... [more inside]
posted by beccyjoe on Jun 1, 2008 - 5 answers

How can I send pictures to my Blogger blog using my Sprint phone?

How can I send pictures to my Blogger blog using my Sprint phone? I've set it up so that I can send text messages and they will post, but I'm having a bear of a time setting up picture mail to do the same. Any suggestions?
posted by grrlaction on May 24, 2008 - 2 answers

What's a good EVDO card to clone?

I'm looking at a situation where I may want/need to buy a replacement Sprint EVDO card, and want to just clone over the old card's ID (ESN?) to the new one. What cards work the best for this? [more inside]
posted by frijole on Mar 18, 2008 - 4 answers

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