I’ve had Sprint for years (in the DeRidder/Lake Charles, Louisiana area) and it’s always been great, but fornthe last few months it’s almost been unusable. More times that not nothing wants to connect despite my phone saying I have 3-4 bars of LTE. I have to go into airplane mode for a few seconds, then switch it off for my phone to reconnect and work again, but that only seems to last for 20 minutes or so before I have to do it again.
I love that Sprint gave me 50gb of hotspot and free Hulu, but what’s the point when the network is so bad that I can’t even enjoy them?
I have, Ive contacted Sprint a few times about it and get the polite but generic “I’m sorry that’s happening, I understand how frustrating that can be” response before they check to see if any towers are down, which they never are. They’ve given me a code to type in on my phone’s number pad to update it or something, but the problem still persists.
Dozens of times a day, I will have no internet despite my phone saying I have bars of LTE, and will have to go into airplane mode for a few seconds, then switch it off to make the phone reconnect with the towers. It’s beyond frustrating.
I would like for you to go through all of the basic troubleshooting for me.
Update Data Profile.
Dial ##873283# then tap Call.
When Starting Service Update displays, tap OK.
When Service Update Completed displays, tap OK.
Reset the network settings.
Resetting the network settings reconnects the phone to the Sprint network and does not erase any content or data.
From the Home screen, tap Phone.
Dial ##25327# then tap Call.
When Resetting Subscriber Settings displays, tap OK.
When iPhone is activated displays, tap OK.