J.D. Power says Verizon, US Cellular and Sprint excel in call quality

J.D. Power says Verizon, US Cellular and Sprint excel in call quality
The annual J.D. Power & Associates survey about wireless call quality has taken place and the results have been announced. It looks like Verizon, U.S. Cellular and Sprint are the carriers that excel in this category the most. Wireless call quality rating is based on the number of issues that have occurred, including dropped connections, echoing, connection failures, distortion and so on. US Cellular gets the award in the North Central part of the country, marking its seventh consecutive win. The Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions are dominated by Verizon, with Sprint Nextel still equal to Big Red in the West.

source: J.D. Power via Betanews

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33 Comments

1. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

This let's everybody know CDMA is where it's at

2. heavybreathing

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

VERIZON! BB STORM FTW. beat ya there godfather

3. The Godfather unregistered

U Sure did and boy did that sound sexyyyyyyyy!!

4. cartman

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

ha no at&t? surprised sprint made it.

8. htsee

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 15, 2009

Surprised? I guess you haven't been looking at recent independent studies that show Sprint either right there with VZW, or just behind them (in voice quality and coverage). Data is flipped around, with VZW either right there with Sprint in data speeds, or just behind. CDMA FTW!

5. insider80

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 26, 2009

im not surprised peoples perception of sprint is very outdated!

6. PDXMatt

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 26, 2007

and that is Sprints own fault.

7. insider80

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 26, 2009

no its the cutomers fault for making uneducated assumptions based on there friend who 10 years ago had a sprint phone and had bad coverage

9. The Godfather unregistered

bb storm ftw verizon rules, all others drool

10. ccarrier012

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

Wow, how old are you, 8? All you do is boast about the Storm and Verizon. Stop bending over backwards for them and act like a normal person.

11. The Godfather unregistered

vzw bb storm ftw sweeet 3lieet3

12. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Oh folks, and there we have it, yet again! I just don't understand why people even bother boasting about their lousy, lousy GSM networks. Yes, AT&T has the iphone, but once again, we see AT&T's network is worthless! Tell me something iphone lovers...what good is your precious little phone since it's on such a shitty network? VZW + Storm = success! Sprint's network is decent, if you can find service...

15. gba2000

Posts: 49; Member since: Dec 28, 2008

I have never been without signal with my iPhone yet my friend who has the Instinct gets no coverage all the fricken time. I Have driven from Kansas City, MO to LA with no loss in coverage. And in my area it's all 3G with (atleast) a 100 mile radius. The Storm is just crappy phone in general, terrible touch display. But, I love the Pre, atleast what I have seen about it.

19. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

You may have a good experience with them but there have been at least 3 outages of voice, data or both in all regions of the country, granted not all at the same time

20. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I'll take my Storm's touch display over your iphone any day of the week. I don't know how I'd use a non-surepress touch screen after using my Storm. There are SO many more options with the advantage of surepress technology. And what was that about the surepress tech winning an award for the best innovative technology at MWC in Barcelona? Sit down you fool! Now that I think about it, I WOULD use an iphone to wipe my ass with! Of course I'd prolly have to download an app for $10 to do it!

21. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

Glad you're backing off the wild "Storm outselling the iphone" claim but what does that one immature device have to do with Sprint moving up in the rankings?

22. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

hahahhahah

23. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

That's funny because you know it's mularkey?

26. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

it was in reply to comment 24 dummy

13. ddripp

Posts: 63; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

GodFather is GAY... that'sy he'suckin' on vzw DICK!

14. secondcor517

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 06, 2008

how old are we??

16. The Godfather unregistered

the storm is crappy? it is outselling the i phone states wide, and has i phone users dropping that apple junk for some TRUE 3g speeds with GSM and CDMA support and it can get more apps for free than any other device out there. bb storm ftw and your forum mods are hilarious for deleting my posts, I will just keep on posting.

17. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

hahaha lol.

18. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

Where are you getting this Storm outselling the iphone madness? RIM in general but not the one particular phone.

24. The Spartan

Posts: 98; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

If you compare the sales numbers of the BB Storm against the Original iPhone 2G, the BB storm is in fact outselling the iPhone. I could post the numbers, but I'm too lazy to post them a second time on these forums. They're in one of my earlier posts from a couple of months ago. Oh, and in case you're wondering why the original and not the 3g, it's just not fair to compare a device that's in its first generation with a device that's well into it's 2nd generation and about to be in it's 3rd generation. There's a good chance that if the BB Storm was in it's 2nd generation, looking at the sales numbers it very well could be outselling the iPhone 3g. But that's all speculation. We'll have to see how the 2nd Gen Storm does against the 3rd Gen iPhone. That'll be nice.

25. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Zing!

27. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

I call bull, if you don't back it up with a link or tell up where the info came from it's conjecture. Again what does this have to with the topic?

30. The Spartan

Posts: 98; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

You can call Bull all day long. I felt I didn't have to back up it up with a link since the rest of the people here, were there when I zapped Hova with the sales numbers months ago. I managed to dig up a portion of the post, tried to cut out as much drama as possible. Here ya go. RIM sold 500k. Rock on. If you're come off like "ZOMG GUYS, THE IPHONE SOLD SOOOOOO MUCH MORE, STFU iPHONE HATERZ!!!" then yeah dude, I'm gonna call you an imbecile Apple fanboy. Don't like it? Don't sound like one, simple. Oh, and by the way, on those facts, can you back that up please? Because...it looks like according to dailywireless.org, Apple in the 3rd QUARTER, not first month sold only 233,000 activated iPhones (2g). Wait, what? Yeah. Facts huh? Mhm. Riiiiight. There's your numbers. Keep calling BS, I can't say I care.

28. VZW Employee

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 25, 2009

sprint made it? oh wow! that's a very big surprise with all the issues they are having.

29. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Sprint FTW!!! Boom!!!

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