1. hammey22's Avatar
    I am in MSP, and we are getting the 4G rollout in the coming months. For that that are in cities that have been upgraded, did you find your standard voice call reception improve, stay the same, or get worse?
    11-14-2012 05:58 PM
  2. hammey22's Avatar
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    11-21-2012 01:05 PM
  3. Darth Mo's Avatar
    Everything improved across the board: 3G data, LTE, and voice/messaging.

    Granted I never had problems with voice or messaging, except for a brief period in the middle of the upgrades where they had to take towers down to upgrade them.
    11-21-2012 03:49 PM
  4. GiantJay's Avatar
    On 4G lte you will be able to use data and voice at the same time. The lte won't do anything but if they are rolling it out there then you will also be getting everything else upgraded along with it, 3g and voice upgrades. So yes when you get lte everything should be better because the whole network will be getting upgraded. Of course you have to have a phone compatible with the upgrades. Lte will mean nothing without a lte phone.

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    11-21-2012 07:31 PM
  5. Slender Troll's Avatar
    So the Photon 4G will not work on LTE?

    Motorola Photon 4G
    11-22-2012 08:48 AM
  6. geneva54's Avatar
    Just my own experience. I use my phone in my office for a hotspot. It is in a very bad reception area. Metal building etc. Some carriers that I have tried get zero reception .
    I have been using the HTC EVO for a few years with fairly good reception except certain busy times of the day and then it lags. I do not get 4G at all so I'm strictly using the 3G.
    I tried the Samsung SII and it had terrible reception. ALso the Motorola Photon which had good reception.
    I just now upgraded to the HTC EVO LTE and it seems to do better than the OG EVO on reception. The OG EVO didn't have a Signal Strength meter so it is hard to make an exact comparison.
    11-22-2012 04:27 PM
  7. GiantJay's Avatar
    The lower the frequency the better the building penetration is I believe.

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    11-22-2012 11:49 PM
  8. GiantJay's Avatar
    So the Photon 4G will not work on LTE?

    Motorola Photon 4G
    No it will not get LTE, it is only WiMAX compatible which is no longer being developed or rolled out, so if your city doesn't have it now it never will. The Photon Q is lte capable though.

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    11-22-2012 11:55 PM
  9. Slender Troll's Avatar
    No it will not get LTE, it is only WiMAX compatible which is no longer being developed or rolled out, so if your city doesn't have it now it never will. The Photon Q is lte capable though.

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    Thanks. Not gonna get the Q. Either N4, or Sprint GNex.

    Motorola Photon 4G
    11-23-2012 12:25 AM
  10. anon62607's Avatar
    I am in MSP, and we are getting the 4G rollout in the coming months. For that that are in cities that have been upgraded, did you find your standard voice call reception improve, stay the same, or get worse?
    Sprint and Verizon voice calls will still be carried on 1xRTT for some time, only when volte is deployed will that change.

    With Sprint however they are overhauling their entire network (network vision) which, once deployed, might see some improvement for voice calls due to more intelligent cell placement strategy, but that's just a guess.

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    11-23-2012 12:30 AM
  11. EndlessDissent's Avatar
    Sprint and Verizon voice calls will still be carried on 1xRTT for some time, only when volte is deployed will that change.

    With Sprint however they are overhauling their entire network (network vision) which, once deployed, might see some improvement for voice calls due to more intelligent cell placement strategy, but that's just a guess.

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    Well, cell placement won't change. Network Vision doesn't involve moving any towers, and there are very, very few new towers being planned. With Network Vision, several things are happening to improve voice coverage. The current panels (antennae) are being replaced with better, stronger panels, and downtilt is being adjusted to provide better network area coverage; or where there are lots of overlapping towers, it will be adjusted to provide stronger coverage. This will help with both 3G and 1x coverage. They will also roll out 800MHz 1xAdvanced to towers as they shut down the iDen operations. The 800MHz addition will provide the most substantial benefit to voice users, assuming the phone supports 800MHz 1xAdvanced. Most (all?) of Sprint's phones from the last year or so do, so most people should start seeing much better indoor coverage when that happens.
    11-23-2012 01:10 PM

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