Not to actually connect to Sprint, but literally - how long does it take your Evo 4G to get past the "Turning On..." prompt when switching to 4G from 3G/WiFi?
Mine is taking at least 30 seconds, if not longer...is this normal? I've already had terrible, terrible 4G service in my area (even though the map shows full coverage where I reside...dead zone I suppose.)
Is there anything wrong with my phone, or is this normal boot up time for 4G useage?
That's sounds about right. It all depends on the signal strength of the signal in your area and at that time.
mmaguy you said it yourself, you got spotty signal strength. Remember 4g is still in it's infancy stage, even more so with mobile phones. I remember when 3g was the new thing. There was all kinds of service outages and spotty coverage even in areas that the maps said had full coverage.
Plus there still tweaking 4g towers and receivers. I'm still finding spots here and there in Philly that my 4g coverage just drops out. It's most likely to do with buildings getting in the way of the signal.
Just remember we are all pretty much "beta" testers for this phone and for 4g service on mobile phones. So give it a bit of time it can only get better.