I recently drove across the 10 from coast to coast, and Sprint was essential to the entire road trip experience, because the Sprint service and devices never let me down.I haven’t posted the remainder of my trip posts yet because my iPhone crashed and I still haven’t recovered it. I will probably have to write the rest of the posts without the pictures I took on my iPhone. I will never use iPhone again for important photos. The carrier that handled I-10 better than all the others was Sprint, bar none.
So here are the Top 10 Reasons Why Sprint Rocks:10. You can try out a Sprint phone or device or service plan for 30 days and if you don’t like it, you can return it no questions asked. I tried several devices on my trip, didn’t like them, and returned them. I also tried some devices that I did like and kept them. 9. Cell coverage for the Sprint phones was better on I-10 than any other carrier. And I had devices from Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T with me the entire way. Sprint performed best. 8. Sprint’s pricing is the best. Sprint gives me more value for the money than any other carrier with one line, and it keeps getting better as I add a second line, a third line, and so on. Compared with my plans on AT&T and Verizon, I pay a lot less per month on Sprint and get a lot more. 7. The Sprint 3G Network for Internet and texting worked great all across America — California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, ??Alabama, and Florida. The other 3G networks all let me down a number of times. That is potentially a disaster when you’re on the road. I used a Sierra Wireless Overdrive on this trip, and it was a treat. 6. The forthcoming HTC Evo is a beautiful device. I plan on replacing my iPhone with it because it’s great as a phone, great as a camera, and has thousands of useful Android apps including voice directions with Google Maps. 5. Sprint is rolling out its 4G Network??to many places this year. Verizon and AT&T can’t even get a fully functioning 3G network this year. 4. I had no dropped calls from Sprint on the entire I-10. I had 11 dropped calls from AT&T — more than one a day — on the entire I-10. Not good, AT&T. 3. Sprint Premier lets me upgrade my phone every year, and gives me 25% off accessories, and qualifies me for lots of great deals. 2. The HTC Evo is bundling a mobile wifi hotspot application, so I can connect to the Internet from my laptop, iPad, and other mobile devices through it. All for the same low all-I-can-eat price. Amazing. 1. Sprint’s not happy with just being the best so they keep improving. Sure, Sprint has the best price. Sprint has the best device (HTC Evo). Sprint has the best service, both for phone and for 3G. And Sprint is the first to roll out 4G. But I get the impression, from the last 10 years of being with Sprint (and being on-again, off-again with AT&T and the others) that Sprint wants to do what it takes to keep improving. The others just want to do what it takes to keep me from complaining, without ever considering what it would take for me to really like my carrier. And this to me, makes all the difference. Sprint wins, because Sprint??cares.
That’s it for my Top 10 list. Now I’ll go back to trying to get the photos off my iPhone so I can finish posting about the rest of my trip. Or maybe I’ll just give it up and post the rest of the trip without my photos.