10-18-2010, 05:00 PM
| | Re: Why does Virgin show no data coverage for Charlotte NC, but Sprint shows that they have 3G there?
"SMS" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> On 10/17/2010 1:49 PM, ps56k wrote:
>> "SMS"<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>> On 10/17/2010 10:38 AM, Seth wrote:
>>>> "SMS"<email@example.com> wrote in message
>>>>> My sister-in-law moved to Charlotte and I was going to tell her to get
>>>>> the Virgin unlimited data plan for $40 a month. But Virgin shows no
>>>>> data services in Charlotte. But Sprint shows complete 3G coverage in
>>>>> Charlotte. I thought that Virgin was offering native Sprint 3G
>>>> Is the Sprint coverage really Sprint coverage? Or is it coverage that
>>>> Sprint users get as a result of roaming on another carrier (Verizon)
>>>> that doesn't extend to Virgin (an MSMO of Sprint)?
>>>> That's my guess.
>>> That's possible, though I thought the Sprint web site implied that the
>>> coverage was native. I don't think you can do 3G roaming onto Verizon
>>> In any case, this nixes that whole idea. That's the problem with Virgin,
>>> it's a good deal if it works where you need it, but there's just too
>>> places where you get no coverage.
>> What zipcode did you use ?
>> BTW - I've noticed that sometimes the maps don't display properly,
>> unless you click on the correct tab.... for voice vs data
> Oops, now I see the little square check box above the map for data. My
I did that too - when I was looking...
but was wondering about the zipcode,
since the actual "dark green" voice coverage looks spotty around the area ?