Sprint's New Ad Trolls Verizon and AT&T; Teases Another Superbowl Ad

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Messages:
    11,016
    Likes Received:
    3,979
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Ratings:
    +4,254

    The above ad shows Sprint offering to apologize to Verizon and AT&T for previous ads in which Sprint compared the two companies to a sheep while advertising Sprint's Half-Rate Plan. This new ad also teases that Sprint plans to show off a new commercial during the Superbowl 3rd Quarter and that Verizon and AT&T should watch it for the apology.

    It seems obvious that Sprint is trolling Big Red and The Empire, so we can't wait to see the final Superbowl ad.
     
  2. Ollie

    Ollie Droid Does

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2012
    Messages:
    3,442
    Likes Received:
    2,103
    Trophy Points:
    1,468
    Location:
    South Coast
    Ratings:
    +2,483
    Current Phone Model:
    Note Edge - iPhone 6 Plus
    Sprint has the worst network. I guess if you happen to live in their preferred network areas it's cool, but everyone -without fail- that I talk to that is on Sprint sounds horrible on the phone.

    Sprint couldn't pay me to use their service.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  3. Jonny Kansas

    Jonny Kansas Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    16,470
    Likes Received:
    7,049
    Trophy Points:
    1,278
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Ratings:
    +8,391
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL
    Twitter:
    jonny_ks
    I feel like they're trying to pull a T-mobile with these ads. "Oh! Look at us! We're so hip and edgy. We don't even care. You all suck."

    Totally agree with Ollie though. Maybe I've just spent too much of my time in the wrong parts of the country, but I've never met anyone who's had a good time being on Sprint's network.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  4. mountainbikermark

    mountainbikermark Super Moderator
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    7,455
    Likes Received:
    3,886
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Ratings:
    +4,348
    If you have Boost, Virgin, etc in supposedly good Sprint areas you'll have better service than if you're in Sprint itself and the pre paid use Sprint cells. I've seen it with my own eyes here in central Virginia.

    Support Our Troops !!!
    <><
    Beast Mode 4
     
  5. PereDroid

    PereDroid DF News Team Reporter

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,374
    Likes Received:
    3,218
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Ratings:
    +3,782
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Turbo 2
    I had Sprint MANY MANY MANY years ago and it was terrible. Today, I know a few Sprint people and they love the service.

    I'm guessing they are going to apologize to sheep for the insult.
    I love this type of advertising.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  6. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Messages:
    11,016
    Likes Received:
    3,979
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Ratings:
    +4,254
    I'll have to disagree with you here. I've been with Sprint since 1999 and I have had the opposite experience. I have never had anyone tell me that I sound unclear, and in fact have experienced the opposite. Perhaps it's just your area, or perhaps the people you spoke with on Sprint had crappy phones. I have some friends and family who have had more problems with their carriers' service than I have ever had with Sprint.

    I am sure there are folks with different experiences, so it isn't that one perspective cancels out the other. Maybe Sprint is horrible in certain parts of the country, but I have had great experiences with Sprint in every city I lived or travelled in including: Malibu, Los Angeles, Oklahoma City, Norman, Edmond, Las Vegas, Austin (and throughout Texas), and Orlando.
     
  7. Ollie

    Ollie Droid Does

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2012
    Messages:
    3,442
    Likes Received:
    2,103
    Trophy Points:
    1,468
    Location:
    South Coast
    Ratings:
    +2,483
    Current Phone Model:
    Note Edge - iPhone 6 Plus
    I guess it all depends where you are. They all have high end devices.
     
  8. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Messages:
    11,016
    Likes Received:
    3,979
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Ratings:
    +4,254
    Yeah... maybe Sprint is better in the lower half of the country, which probably makes sense.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Jonny Kansas

    Jonny Kansas Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    16,470
    Likes Received:
    7,049
    Trophy Points:
    1,278
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Ratings:
    +8,391
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL
    Twitter:
    jonny_ks
    Wasn't very good in Kansas when I lived there.

    Sent from my Note 4 via Tapatalk
     
  10. Vulcan1600

    Vulcan1600 Super Moderator
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2009
    Messages:
    5,846
    Likes Received:
    282
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Ratings:
    +292
    It depends on where you are located. I had Sprint in San Jose, CA and when we moved to Pittsburgh it also was decent. Then we switched to VZW and the Verizon network was much better. We move to Eastern PA in 2009 and Sprint is TERRIBLE here and VZW is second to none. Of all carriers I would rank 1. VZW 2. AT&T 3. Sprint 4. T-M. I'm sure if I was somewhere else in the U.S. the rankings would change. But, Sprint gives you what you pay for. For me, I want reliability.
     
  11. shockracer

    shockracer Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Messages:
    432
    Likes Received:
    153
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Northern, CO
    Ratings:
    +184
    I live outside Denver, north about 30 minutes and every family member and friend we have over have 1 bar cell service. They always want to use the WiFi. From what I have seen, if you are using Sprint in a bigger city it works great, even better if you never travel anywhere. As soon as any of our friends or family hit the highway or trails or go camping with us they lose signal, I know this because they always ask to use the wife's or my cell phone on VZW.
     
Search tags for this page

sprint trolls verizon