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    I've been looking into getting the Thunderbolt with my upgrade, but I am unsure if I will get coverage where I'm at because I am unsure of the coverage radius. I'm about 15 or so miles out of the 4G city. Would anyone know this information about the coverage radius, or at least a decent estimate? Thanks.
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    check a coverage map online? lol
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    I did, but it only shows stars or dots for the cities. There's nothing to indicate coverage radius or range.
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    Some deployments appear to go a pretty good ways outside of the city.

    Check here:
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    ^^ yes, that. Put in your zip code, or your entire address and select 4g data.
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    Ok thanks. That helps to clear it up.
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    dont go by that map. I am in the dead center of the coverage map and around one mile radius of my house I get very spotty 4g coverage. I can barely browse the web. It is slow as hell and also drops the 4g LTE symbol constantly. Called tech support and they opened up a ticket. They sent me a text this morning and asked me to check the service again, still iffy, I hope they fix this crap. I go out the 1 mile radius I get epic fast 4g coverage. Just try the phone and see how it works out. I am just using wifi at home or 3g for now which I have to manually switch to since it doesn't hand of properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nkd View Post
    dont go by that map. I am in the dead center of the coverage map and around one mile radius of my house I get very spotty 4g coverage. I can barely browse the web. It is slow as hell and also drops the 4g LTE symbol constantly. Called tech support and they opened up a ticket. They sent me a text this morning and asked me to check the service again, still iffy, I hope they fix this crap. I go out the 1 mile radius I get epic fast 4g coverage. Just try the phone and see how it works out. I am just using wifi at home or 3g for now which I have to manually switch to since it doesn't hand of properly.
    I've heard one or two reports of folks having bad coverage right next to a tower, but great coverage when they go a quarter mile or so away
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    I second that Wantec. I am 2 blocks from an area which when I checked on my phone clocked 25.75 download and 6 upload speeds. Now walk two blocks back to my house and I am barely able to get 2.5 and 0.70. Most of the time when I try and use the hotspot at home, it comes and goes so my computer goes in spurts. Basically I can't use my phone at home for internet. Isn't the 3G supposed to cover when the 4G isn't picking up? Doesn't seem to do that for me.
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    Good news,

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    Quote Originally Posted by samsuck View Post
    Good news,

    Yeah I read that article today. I'm pretty excited because I go to Purdue (West Lafayette) and we have 4G here already. I'm just unsure if I'll get coverage when I go home for the summer or during breaks because I live about 20 or 25 miles outside of one of the new 4G locations coming in 2011. I'm not sure if I'll get coverage, but I am probably still going to get the Thunderbolt because I'll be spending most of my year at college anyway. I just have to get my New Every 2 situation sorted out.

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