I just switched from iPhone to the Galaxy S5 nine days ago, and the service I'm getting on this (amazing) phone reminds me of the Sprint wireless service over ten years ago! All the calls break up and sometimes drop, the only time I can actually connect and use Apps is when I'm home on Wi-Fi. I was in Lowell, MA for two days earlier this week taking care of some business, and was lost because I could not pull up Google Maps for walking directions, and also couldn't access the bus schedule. I'm totally perplexed how this can still be happening in 2014! I'm dreading calling about this because I don't wanna hear this lame excuses. Least of all about my zip code, cross streets, and how they're "working on the towers". That last one, I've been hearing for years now!
Benny....first, "hating" and "hater" no longer carry any meaning due to overuse.
Second, glad you've got great service. I drop at least 50% of my calls, rarely have a 4G signal and in many instances can't even get a 3G signal. Sprint HAS indeed been disingenuous by selling phones with Spark enabled technology when they were aware that customers wouldn't receive this signal. To make matters worse, no one at Sprint will provide accurate timing information on when their tower updates will be completed. I would be better off had I not given them my money for the S5 and simply kept my old S3.
If you still having issues with data replace your sim or make sure your sim number matches with Sprint by call customer service and ask specifically,you would like to verify the sim number.
I understand the frustration of many galaxy S5 users, its just not the S5,every tri-band phone cant perform fully until the tower upgraded to Network Vision, in my area i received LTE signal last year and it was Band 25, i was excited and bought galaxy 5 it performed well for couple months and started acting up, staying only on 3g all the time,
Well reading many forums i found Sprint was testing B26 and B41 in my area, but eCSFB was not enabled on band 26 or 41 which results phone to bounce back to 3g.
If you have MSL code dial ##data# go to LTE and disable B26 and B41 temporarily until its live in your area, it will help everyone getting back on B25 lte. or select more in the data menu got to HDR/1x selection and select LTE only(by doing this you wont receive calls) but a stable LTE connection if its available in your area.
I have no clue why Sprint wont explain in detail and provide solution rather making customer suffer.
Then if that's true why after sprint customers complaint about real sprint problems...why don't you fix them...instead you are a juggling clown prince...nothing ever gets fone.
I just got an S5 today and I immediately noticed on my way home that "service not available". I have a notification of MIP : 67. Wifi works fine, but I have no connectivity anywhere else. The whole reason I got an S5 is because my S4 stopped working and kept freezing up, this is getting a bit annoying.