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4g sucks in dc
I just switched from a blackberry tour to the evo and It's amazing! I didn't really care about the 4g access but I'm paying for it and it sucks. I live in Washington dc and I turn my 4g on to see how fast it is and it's honestly similar to 3g. Whenever I get the, "4g is available in your area" on my phone, I get excited but it's always one bar... I hope 4g gets better,but the phone is awesome. Now I'm trying to learn how to make spreadsheets and documents for work.
Anyone know how??
Also, which email client do people use? I can't highlight anything on my gmail app.... it sucks agh!!!!
- 06-05-2010, 06:31 PM #2
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- 06-05-2010, 07:09 PM #4
Are you indoors or outdoors? The 4G in Atlanta can be very good when outdoors and indoors if near window/wall of building. With a strong signal, I'm getting average 7Mbit down and 1Mbit up.
However with a poor signal it's not that great. The top floor of my townhouse I get a strong 4G signal, but in the basement I don't get 4G, only 3G with 3 bars.
- 06-05-2010, 07:15 PM #5
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- 06-05-2010, 07:47 PM #7
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I live in Falls Church, around 10-15 minutes from DC. (Route 50)
When I turn on 4G my Internet works, however, when I turn off 4G. Nothing works.
Still can't "Update Profile" or "Update PRL", both keep timing out.
Called Sprint twice, both calls resulting in them telling me to return the phone to the store and get a new one.
However, one other person from another messageboard told me that Sprint is still getting pummeled with pending activations, etc, so keep trying to "Update Profile" in the System Settings.
- 06-05-2010, 08:49 PM #8
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4g turned on
4G was turned on on Tuesday in Virginia, but Maryland, I'm not sure.
The new 4g network isn't surprising me or giving me the hooray yet. I haven't experienced the full effects of it yet, but I'm traveling back to Chicago next week so let's see how it works out. So far, I get one bar of 4g when I'm at home in Maryland and it's very bad! I live in downtown Bethesda and it's not that great!
- 06-06-2010, 09:19 PM #11
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- 06-06-2010, 09:40 PM #13
DC resident here. Sprint 4G works well outside everywhere I've traveled so far. In my home, I can step outside for a 0-2 bar 4G signal but cant get anything inside, no matter how close I am to my window.
Not a dealbreaker at all. 3G is extremely fast for me. And wifi handles traffic when I'm at home. When I do have a 4G signal, seek times are noticeably quicker even if peak bandwidth is more or less comparable to 3G. I get 2-4 mbps down on 4G and sometimes 1mbps up.
- 06-06-2010, 09:49 PM #14
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- 06-06-2010, 11:11 PM #22
They have been turning 4G on in phases, if DC has not officially launched yet then your service isn't expected to be great. They have been going through testing and now have launched 4G here in KC and I think it's awesome. We have nice coverage where I live and work. I believe the coverage map needs to be tweaked a bit but other than that I couldn't be more pleased!
- 06-07-2010, 10:01 AM #23
- 06-07-2010, 10:07 AM #24
yeh with more testing, 4G in DC is spotty at best
and sometime it gets stuck on "scanning.......", which leaves me with no internet. But when i immediately turn the 4G option off, it'll find a 3G connection real quick
Well 4G has only been on in DC for about a week so, guess they need to iron out some kinks
- 06-07-2010, 10:08 AM #25