Sprint Nextel Service Review
Sprint Nextel (traded publicly on the NYSE as “S”)† has nearly 52 million customers putting them as the 3rd largest wireless service provider in the US behind AT&T and Verizon Wireless.† Sprint has been in the telecommunications game for quite some time but became Sprint Nextel after purchasing Nextel in 2005.† They separated Sprint Nextel from landline phones and focuses solely on wireless service.
Known for their Walkie Talkie phones, Sprint Nextel has been a very popular service provider for business and construction use.† It has been mentioned in several sources that Sprint tends to have better service and coverage in the East as well as the Western Coast.† Sprint has recently been losing quite a bit of money and their stock is in “junk” status.† They have an extremely high customer churn rate, meaning their customers come and go and they are unable to retain them.† The highest contributing factor to people leaving is classified as poor customer service.
Sprint Nextel Technology Review
Sprint Nextel currently operates on 2G and 3G networks.† Sprint is also currently developing a 4G networking utilizing WiMax and should start rolling out in major cities by the end of 2008.† With very competitive data plans ($15 per month for unlimited), Sprint picks up a lot of business users.†† They offer a wide variety of PDA and Smartphones.† An upgraded data plan also allows you to use your cell phone as a modem by tethering it to your computer.† Despite the popularity of the iPhone on the AT&T network, this is one advantage Sprint phones have.
Sprint Nextel Cell Phone Reviews
Sprint Nextel offers a variety of phones from Audiovox, Blackberry, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Palm, Samsung, Sanyo and Toshiba.† A strong amount of their sales come from PDA and Smartphones from Palm, Samsugn and Blackberry.† Sprint Nextel also has a huge advantage in the Walkie Talkie or Push-to-Talk phones.† The Samsung Instinct is one of Sprint’s most popular phones at the moment.† It was Samsung’s answer to the Apple iPhone.† Althought it has a few advantages, it typically has lower ratings than the iPhone.