halltd saidMy first was Sprint, and I actually have no complaints about them whatsoever. I had them from maybe 98/99 until 2006. No problems at ALL during those many years.
Maybe that's because you dropped Sprint in 2006. Sprint was my first cell provider. I used to boast about never ever having connection problems, how great they were.
Then, for some reason, in May of 2006, I heard someone on the other end say for the first time, "Wait, you're breaking up. I can't hear you." From there it got worse. Someone would say this to me about every third call. Then, oddly, I started noticing the phone would sometimes say "Service unavailable" when I tried to make a call.
It got worse and worse, until finally early this year I couldn't make a call without expecting to have it drop out, every time. Sometimes I'd have to call a person back three times just to have a five minute conversation.
I finally switched to Verizon in February and haven't had a single dropped call or anyone tell me they couldn't hear me.
I don't know what happened to Sprint, but their service went downhill fast. At least where I live.