I’ve been with Sprint for about two years now and up until about 4 months ago it was a much more stable service than T-Mobil.
Recently however, it is going crazy. Dropping calls, showing LTE yet you can’t load a single page on the web and erratically jumping from 4-5 bars to none. On top, it seems like it is telling me that I am on “Extended” networks much more so than before.
My theory is that with Sprints switch to Voice Over Data (VOLTE) the infasteucture is not properly set up and the towers aren’t communicating properly with the phone.
Sprint started the switch right around January or so they say.
This is on an IPhone XS and started on my 7 before that. It is happening all over the place but obviously the worst is in the. Boonies like WY, Dakotas and Montana, but even upstate NY.
Anyone else noticed a sudden decline in service with Sprint?
Recent Sprint Connectivity Issues
I’ve only had T-Mobile, Cricket Wireless, At&t, and Verizon. If you are OTR or regional, you want At&t or Verizon. They both went unlimited in 2017. Their plan costs also ironically lowered. I have their highest unlimited data plan, and I pay $104 per month with a fully paid phone. I have data just about everywhere. It’s the real deal.
If you go for At&t or Verizon, get a phone that was released recently. Newer phones are capable of connecting to even more cellphone towers.
Don't rely on what the phone icon says.
Even V and A will do that.
There's a few places in my home city where V says strong signal yet phone calls will drop. One famous places is the summertime concerts.
A has a 2 mile stretch on my daily route where my phone switches from 5Ge to 4g. And becomes useless.
The 5g is false advertising by A. It's not available.
Getting a new phone won't work till next year..5g is being tested but not expected to the masses till then. Maybe 5% of the country might have it this year.
Unless things change. Congress is pushing really hard to get it out. ASAP