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    Not a fan of all the "network" moves sprint is doing. I think they should just wait another year until that can roll out Lte on both the 800 and 1900 spectrums and make phones that can utilize both. To me I would not buy a phone knowing that the 1900 spectrum which has less building penetration will not be able to utilize the new network changes coming less than 2 years away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowcrash45 View Post
    Having been an evo no4g user since day 1 in michgan. No. Don't trust anything sprint says. Just switched to a razr maxx on Verizon and loving 4G coverage everywhere I go.

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    I'm with you there... I'm going to be switching to Verizon as soon as they release their new phones this year.. Will most likely go with the Droid Fighter if the specs are any good when its released. If not its the Razr Maxx for me as well. I have been told for 2.5-3 years now that sprint is working on 4g in my area and I still dont have it.. Sprint can kiss my rear end
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    Everyone always complains about Sprint's CDMA network when in reality, it is much faster than Verizon's 3G in most places, EXCEPTING when in the heart of a major city, Verizon's does not dip down to a crawl like Sprint's. Here are some speed test screenshots I took today on Sprint 3G,Nexus S 4G(single core 1ghz) outside Pittsburgh. Granted these are a bit higher than they were before due to Network Vision, but I always got around 1mbps before, and it has a lower ping than the bulletproof 0.7mbps that Verizon always puts up in the Pittsburgh area.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gunderson View Post
    Everyone always complains about Sprint's CDMA network when in reality, it is much faster than Verizon's 3G in most places, EXCEPTING when in the heart of a major city, Verizon's does not dip down to a crawl like Sprint's. Here are some speed test screenshots I took today on Sprint 3G,Nexus S 4G(single core 1ghz) outside Pittsburgh. Granted these are a bit higher than they were before due to Network Vision, but I always got around 1mbps before, and it has a lower ping than the bulletproof 0.7mbps that Verizon always puts up in the Pittsburgh area.


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    Sheesh. 1.83 and 1.98 is bad?!! My God, now its know why everyone is complaining, their comparing it to wifi or 4g speeds.
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    Good grief Sprint 3G speeds are abysmal in brooklyn. The only way I can listen to TuneIn radio off the net without a hitch or watch youtube vids at the gum on the hampster wheel is off wimax.

    So for me, no lit up LTE, no deal.
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    I have had my Evo 4G for two years and I'm ready for LTE since IMO, WiMax sux. I live in an area described by Sprint as "In-Building 4G" coverage meaning it should work inside buildings. Its there highest designation on the map. We'll, I don't get 4G inside or outside my house. I do get it around Atlanta, but the maps are a complete joke.
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    I'm personally planning on pre-ordering and buying it. It's a solid phone in its own right. Especially with the improvements over the One X (which is awesome as well). 4G will be icing on the cake, but I'm looking forward to the upgrade from the OG Evo 4G. It looks like the best phone in Sprints current lineup.
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    I bought the EVO 4G on launch day based upon needing another phone and the pre-launch strong signal in my area.

    Then, I started travelling on business the next few months. Los Angeles and Orange County. Horrible 4G coverage. Poor Building penetration. Memphis, TN and Omaha, NE I literally kept my phone OFF while in the building, sitting near the window hoping for coverage. Tried the Air Rave device in multiple locations. Barely helped.

    And picking a phone based upon the price of the monthly service? Too each their own, but I grew tired of not being able to use 4G on a 4G device. Poor battery life that limited my wi-fi usage.

    Choosing Verizon or ATT for their LTE network would be a better choice.
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    I live in urbandale,Iowa. We have wimax tower in two spot I know of one being right by my house. They have never hit the switch! If you're close to it it will fire up. I live about a mile from that tower. Did they hold off the switch for lte to roll in? And is so do you think it will hit sooner than later?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey47 View Post
    Sheesh. 1.83 and 1.98 is bad?!! My God, now its know why everyone is complaining, their comparing it to wifi or 4g speeds.
    id be happy with 1.0mb+ my speed tests aren't nearly as nice to me i get 150-300K most of the time sometimes i will get 600-800k
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    I had the OG Evo 4G from Google io. 4G came live where I am about 2 months after that. Changed the way I use my phone. I've since moved on to the SGS2/E4GT. I will not be switching phones until LTE is available where I am.
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    I have the original Evo 4G and have never experienced the 4G. So a little thing like not having LTE won't stop me from spending my hard earned buckaroo's on a LTE phone and enjoy the blazing slow 3G speeds in my neck of the woods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey47 View Post
    Sheesh. 1.83 and 1.98 is bad?!! My God, now its know why everyone is complaining, their comparing it to wifi or 4g speeds.
    Not sure how you took my post as negative. I was praising Sprint's 3G for being faster than verizon. 1.83 and 1.98mbps down is awesome!

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    Maybe its just me, I use 4g every now and then, mainly when I am charging the phone at work, watching netflix and etc, But I have good 3g coverage here in Chicago and everywhere I go and tbh thats more than enough. I am getting the phone, more for what the phone has to offer, LTE/4G is just an extra option. Not to mention everyone I talk to that says they get crappy battery life on their phone is due to them leaving 4g/LTE all the time. But once again I for one will forgo the Galaxy Nexus and upgrade to the HTC Evo 4g/LTE, upgrading from the Nexus S 4G.
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    Default Re: with only 5 or so markets with LTE this summer, is it worth i

    Quote Originally Posted by Starfleet Captain View Post
    You need to ask yourself how important 4G is to you... Then check the following list to see if there is a minute possibility of you seeing LTE where you live within the next 12 months at the most:

    Network Vision/LTE Deployment Running List - Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
    My situation is a bit interesting. I only really use 4G when I'm on vacation, and I'll be heading to LA twice over the next month. I've used WiMAX there and don't remember it being bad but not good either. I think I will go LTE anyways, and switch to the WiMAX phone if absolutely necessary (I don't mind the hassle.)

    But according to that link, LTE in Los Angeles should be up now, while San Jose (where I am) isn't for the later half of the year, which still sounds great.
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    The most frustrating thing is that in NYC Sprint's 3G is PAINFULLY slow. On the LIRR there are whole sections where there is no service at all and the LIRR is a major commuter line. I've been with Sprint for 10 yrs but the lack of 4G on Long Island plus the crappy 3G service in the 5 boroughs is making me jump ship.

    Remember the good old days when Sprint was one of the fastest networks? I miss those days.

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    Default Re: with only 5 or so markets with LTE this summer, is it worth i

    If you are in an area that is getting a strong Wimax connection, you may want to wait. The Evo 3D isn't even a year old yet. I know there are a bunch of devices looming on the horizon, that have us all salivating, but consider this; if you already used your upgrade discount on the Evo 3D, that most likely means only a $75 discount on whatever you are eyeing. So, you will be paying close to full price for a phone that can't take full advantage of the network. Another thing is, if you already have had bad experiences with Sprint 3G, you will not be happy.

    My advice is to try and get a general idea when you will have Sprint LTE in your area, and then decide if you can deal with Sprint 3G while you wait for LTE. It would have been nice if Sprint's early LTE devices could still use Wimax. This seems like it would have been a good option especially considering they are about to launch 3 LTE devices with a very limited LTE rollout. But these people are way smarter than I, so maybe it's just not feasible. Anyway, whatever you decide consider all the options and possibilities and enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darrkman View Post
    The most frustrating thing is that in NYC Sprint's 3G is PAINFULLY slow. On the LIRR there are whole sections where there is no service at all and the LIRR is a major commuter line. I've been with Sprint for 10 yrs but the lack of 4G on Long Island plus the crappy 3G service in the 5 boroughs is making me jump ship.

    Remember the good old days when Sprint was one of the fastest networks? I miss those days.

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    I had been with Sprint for about ten years myself. I recently moved over to Verizon, but I still have an active Sprint account for my son's. And while the network wasn't stellar, where I lived, it was adequate. I like Sprint and I wanted to stay loyal, but the lure of a good LTE network now and the Galaxy Nexus was jus too much. I am interested in Sprint's network vision for the future and it does look promising. We definitely need a stronger third LTE network (incompatibilities aside), if nothing else just to keep AT&T and Verizon honest, well at least as honest as possible...ok, at least transparent,,,ok,ok, at least enough so they appear to care about their customers a tiny bit...
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    What's really sad is that all these sprint reps in every city and state are going to tell you your new Evo has LTE during an in store purchase. Bottom line if your not in one of the 5 markets getting LTE on launch day, it is a NO BUY. If sprint really cared they would knock off that 10 dollar premium if your in a city that does not have LTE.
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    I dodn`t care for the 4g or lte, I did used the 4G in Chicago and the Detroit, MI area, it`s good and fast for my. I had VZW TBOLT for 10 days, I never got any better than what Sprint offer in my area, which VZW claiming Detroit metro it`s 4G Lte, I did return it back and stayed with Sprint, I have been with Sprint since 2002 and I have with them 10 lines and I`m happy with them..
    As the HTC EVO ONE I`m thinking to get it, the phone it`s look very impressive, but I have the Samsung Galaxy Epice Touch S2 and it`s perfect phone so far.
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    According to that link, Denver isn't scheduled in the first or second wave of LTE. Weak.
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    The question I have is, Even if you don't live in in area that will get Sprints LTE service, will you still reap the rewards of the EVO 4G LTE while on WIFI? I live in St. Louis where there is 4G, but don't get it at my house so I use WIFI when at home. I don't think, but don't know that LTE will be faster than what my WIFI is. It is a catch 22 here if you want the latest and greatest phones that are coming out then you have to go with the LTE devises, but still may not reap the rewards of the LTE service. What are thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by N3tT3chMan View Post
    id be happy with 1.0mb+ my speed tests aren't nearly as nice to me i get 150-300K most of the time sometimes i will get 600-800k
    There are times where my ping was around 300 and my data downstream was at 1kbps. That isn't a typo. Even in a 5-bar 3G area my EVO cannot push higher than 400kbps which is laughable.

    Side question: Is it common for your EVO to have a 'data lockup' moving from Wifi to 3G? Most of the time I have to turn on airplane mode and off again to make my data connect. And yes this is my third EVO and no Sprint won't do anything about it. They wanted to charge me $50 to replace it again so I decided to keep it until I can upgrade/bail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DizWhiz View Post
    There are times where my ping was around 300 and my data downstream was at 1kbps. That isn't a typo. Even in a 5-bar 3G area my EVO cannot push higher than 400kbps which is laughable.
    LOL! thats funny, i only thought Brooklyn experienced that. Without WIMAX, I've got no usable youtube on my phone... period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by giograves View Post
    Good grief Sprint 3G speeds are abysmal in brooklyn. The only way I can listen to TuneIn radio off the net without a hitch or watch youtube vids at the gum on the hampster wheel is off wimax.

    So for me, no lit up LTE, no deal.
    This!!! It's the same thing here in St. Louis
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