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    Default Sprint data speeds

    Is sprint internet really that slow like people say or could it be were ppl live that makes it seem slow to them

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    It's not bad. Depends on where the towers are.
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    Because i live in Irving tx around the dallas area i should be good since 4g is switched on in this area right? Bcuz right now i noticed i will be paying more for Verizon service since im not paying full price for a phone to keep my unlimited data. My bill is $112 bcuz i have a 22% discount on my plan.

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    It depends where you live, I live in the DFW area these are the speeds I'm getting.



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    Are those speeds good

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    Sacramento, Ca. I live 1 mile from a tower. These speeds are consistent with the greater Sacramento area for me.



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    It really depends on location. I drove from Memphis to Columbus and did test along the way. I have to say Nashville had some of the fastest 3g speeds I seen on Sprint.

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    Sprint in Brooklyn, NY 4g not the greatest.


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    I live near Boston and the 3g speeds are better than verizon and get better coverage too

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmokeler1 View Post
    I live near Boston and the 3g speeds are better than verizon and get better coverage too

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    Really? When I was in Boston with my evo the speeds sucked. Att on the other hand are amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummerman2008 View Post
    Because i live in Irving tx around the dallas area i should be good since 4g is switched on in this area right? Bcuz right now i noticed i will be paying more for Verizon service since im not paying full price for a phone to keep my unlimited data. My bill is $112 bcuz i have a 22% discount on my plan.

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    Let me speak the truth with no spin..Dallas/Irving area 3g is horrible..Your lucky to get 60kps downloads.

    4g LTE - at this present time is non-existent. Sprint's coverage maps show LTE all over the place in dallas and in Houston but thats just not the case. You cannot get a LTE signal with a GS3 or EVO LTE. Dallas area does have some live sites however, LTE is not usuable when moving even 10 feet from the location that you get a signal. Dallas LTE sites are about 20% complete at the moment as well.

    I would definetly wait until you see if Sprint has delivered on their network promises but I can tell you as a fan of Sprint they have failed to deliver for 3 years now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gamercholo View Post
    It depends where you live, I live in the DFW area these are the speeds I'm getting.



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    Results like there are far far far far away from typical with 4g at the moment. This person could be very well in a hotspot but I can almost promise you that if he/she moves their position within a 50ft radius their 4g signal will be lost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by truthteller10 View Post
    Results like there are far far far far away from typical with 4g at the moment. This person could be very well in a hotspot but I can almost promise you that if he/she moves their position within a 50ft radius their 4g signal will be lost.
    Ok, Truthteller, I'm in Loganville, a suburb of Atlanta, and tonight I drove from one side of Loganville to the other and maintained a solid 4G connection the entire time. Here are speed tests from 3 different areas of town. And I can state with a good bit of confidence that Loganville is more than 50 feet wide!

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    I dont know truthteller, I have been getting solid speeds in the greater DC area on 3g, with 4g lte on the horizon.......I think your theory may be a tad thin, maybe your just in a bad service area. Sprint's lte was not released with 100% completion, probably 30% at best. It will not be all over the place at one time, as towers come online the signal will improve and speeds should improve as well. For drummerman 2008, the only way to test is a real life test, not a map. Purchase a phone on sprint if your considering switching, try it in your area, all day, everyday during your 14 day trial. Compare it to speeds on your current device/carrier and that will be your best real world comparo. Not what people say here. What may be good for one, may not be good for the other and vie versa. Hope that helped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whodatboy View Post
    I dont know truthteller, I have been getting solid speeds in the greater DC area on 3g, with 4g lte on the horizon.......I think your theory may be a tad thin, maybe your just in a bad service area. Sprint's lte was not released with 100% completion, probably 30% at best. It will not be all over the place at one time, as towers come online the signal will improve and speeds should improve as well. For drummerman 2008, the only way to test is a real life test, not a map. Purchase a phone on sprint if your considering switching, try it in your area, all day, everyday during your 14 day trial. Compare it to speeds on your current device/carrier and that will be your best real world comparo. Not what people say here. What may be good for one, may not be good for the other and vie versa. Hope that helped.
    Thanks that helped alot

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    Quote Originally Posted by truthteller10 View Post
    Results like there are far far far far away from typical with 4g at the moment. This person could be very well in a hotspot but I can almost promise you that if he/she moves their position within a 50ft radius their 4g signal will be lost.
    I wasn't on a hotspot , I was having lunch inside a Chipotles in Colleyville TX. And speed does vary, when I went back to work (about 1.5 miles away from Chipotles) I checked again and I was barely getting 8mbs down.

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    Is sprint really that bad of a phone service? Bcuz some of yall talk down on it likes it metropcs lol

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    Phone signal is reliable, 3g is horrible imo

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    Like any carrier, service is totally dependent on location.

    For me both phone and data service are superb, seldom ever a dropped call and LTE data speeds of 10 to 15 Mbps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TraderGary View Post
    Like any carrier, service is totally dependent on location.

    For me both phone and data service are superb, seldom ever a dropped call and LTE data speeds of 10 to 15 Mbps.

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    So your 4g data speeds are good

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    I live in Atlanta. I travel all over the city and I must say that my 3G speeds are bearable. Maybe 1mb. 4G is very spotty and I've seen 5mb at the most. And I'm talking Atlanta, East Point, Lithonia, Alpharetta, and Morrow. Whenever I do catch 4G its only for a few minutes. Sprint has really disappointed me. I got my Nexus in May hoping I would only have to deal with these horrible speeds until LTE launched but I was let down. 3G improved but then it was really awful before so I'm not impressed by the improvement.

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    Of course the 4g going to be spotty they just launched it Verizon 4g was spotty when it first got launched it takes time for it to expand

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummerman2008 View Post
    So your 4g data speeds are good

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    Yes, my 4G speeds are good. I'm sitting in a Chick-Fil-A eating a spicy chicken sandwich. Here's a screen capture.

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    Im really on the fence here im trying to decide stay with Verizon or go with Sprint bcuz i use over 20g of data and i really don't wanna pay full price for a cell phone. Like i would go to sprint but recently all i hear are bad things about sprint

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    I get fast speeds at work but nothing in my neighborhood. I have wifi though so its not an issue. I've had no problems connecting to 4G most everywhere else in town (St. Joseph, MO).


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