questionsanyone have iphone 4s with sprint? what is…

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I have seen this on others' sprint phones. I believe they have an "extended" network; a lease of some towers perhaps, that aren't roaming, but also isn't their tower.

For instance, if you were in Puerto Rico, you would probably see "Extended", but in a foreign country where they have no agreements, you would be roaming.

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Interesting, but I'm seeing it while I'm in my school building. Parking lot is okay, but inside is extended, even with full connection.

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@trinnic: Exactly.

Sprint just doesn't own that specific tower, so your current service is being provided by another company at Sprint's expense/deal with that company.

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@dpiercy85: The school might have it's own type of "tower" for inside. I have one for my house from AT&T.

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I know this post is old, but I just signed up with sprint and got the iphone4s. I noticed that mine says "extended" where I work, but the problem is that this drains my battery. I won't use my phone at all, and when I check it, I'll be down to 10% battery life. This only happens at work. Anyone else have this issue/know what I can do to correct it?

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Same experience, but at least I now have a good "Sprint" signal where that occurs - before I had little or none.