While the company didn’t offer the number of new cell sites in O.C., it said it spent $2.13 million enhancing service here during the fourth quarter of 2008. For the year, it invested $13.8 million in Orange County.
For the Los Angeles metro region, the company spent $3.2 million during the fourth quarter and $35.9 million for the year.
Not too shabby and a possible reason why Sprint rose to be the top for the best call-quality in J.D. Power’s latest report . The report says Sprint’s customers “report fewer problems regarding echoes compared with the region average.”
Adds Kathleen Dunleavy with Sprint, a chunk of last year’s investment in Orange County was at Disneyland — both indoors and outdoors. Cell phone reception in Disneyland is, apparently, an issue at the amusement park, according to this 2006 post at MiceChat.com. The main issue? People yakking while on a ride. Don’t do that.
Just as an oranges and apples comparison, here’s how the three cell phone services stack up when it comes to putting money in California or parts thereof:
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