1. atomicdog21's Avatar
    Let me say quickly I am a longtime Sprint user and big fan overall, so this is an honest question out to people who may have a better idea than I do.

    When the iPhone came to ATT, not even the 3G and 3GS, but just the original, it put a lot of strain on their network, causing ridiculous lag and bottleneck on data. This case is a little different of course: there will most likely not be as many EVO 4Gs sold as iPhones, there is 4G to shore up the 3G most will use iinitially, and frankly, Sprint's 3G network is probably better that ATTs. So, to not be any more long winded, my question is this: For people in the know, do you have any concerns about the impact a lot of EVOs will have on Sprint's network? Why or why not?
    06-04-2010 06:50 PM
  2. Yourdogsdead's Avatar
    Truthfully, there network isn't usually under that much strain. I hope they don't turn into AT&T with generally bad service. Time will tell just how popular this phone it.
    06-04-2010 06:52 PM
  3. akarol's Avatar
    Definitely. Sprint has a huge infrastructure and little customer volume. Also, 4G serves a double purpose as to relieve 3G saturated areas. I see no issues in the future for them.
    06-04-2010 06:53 PM
  4. OrderedtheEvo's Avatar
    I'm just going to say that my iPad which is on 3G AT&T is getting better speeds than my 4G evo. So yeah......
    06-04-2010 06:55 PM
  5. atomicdog21's Avatar
    Cool. Very happy to hear the feedback. I figured that since ATT and Sprint have comparable 3G networks (Sprint probably a little more) and Sprint has half as many customers, they had some room to grow.
    06-04-2010 06:56 PM
  6. Slayix312's Avatar
    Definetly should be able to handle it much easier. Sprint has a lot bigger network (tower and infrastructure wise) then AT&T. WITH fewer customers as well. Not to mention 4g WIMAX is a whole new spectrum that isn't to crowded. I don't think Sprint will have a problem at all.
    06-04-2010 06:58 PM
  7. lindseybp's Avatar
    Sprint can't even handle all the people trying to get their EVO's activated....hopefully their network fares better.
    06-04-2010 07:05 PM
  8. Cory Streater's Avatar
    I'm more concerned about the SMS infrastructure than I am their data network. They have a history of being pretty strong on the data side but text messaging is notoriously bad in some areas of the country.
    06-04-2010 07:06 PM
  9. akarol's Avatar
    Phone activation and 3G/4G performance are completely different beasts. Sprint might not have predicted this amount of activations for the EVO, but I'm sure they are loving these problems. These are the good problems.
    06-04-2010 07:08 PM
  10. akarol's Avatar
    I'm more concerned about the SMS infrastructure than I am their data network. They have a history of being pretty strong on the data side but text messaging is notoriously bad in some areas of the country.
    Been with them for a little over a year and I haven't had an issue. Definitely can't say the same about T-Mobile.
    06-04-2010 07:09 PM
  11. robber's Avatar
    The core network will have no issue. Sprint operates a big time global mpls network with enormous capacity. Each tower is different. Some backhaul on single t1s while others have much higher capacity. Overall I am not concerned but would concede that you could run into issues especially in rural areas.
    06-04-2010 07:16 PM
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