View Poll Results: Are he data issues with Sprint enough to make you jump ship?

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  • Yes, I tried the Eptouch and the data was terrible so I'm outta here

    10 19.23%
  • No, the data isnt that bad and I'm going to stick it out

    30 57.69%
  • I'm still not sure

    12 23.08%
10-11-2011 09:10 AM
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  1. abrcrmdl23's Avatar
    I live in Columbus Ohio and we have a pretty reliable sprint network here and fast 4g coverage. I use my phone all over the north to north estern part of the city and I use my phone alot for data and run a lot of speed tests, I am a bit obsessed. Anyways I usually average 800Kbps-1.2mbps down on 3g and a constant 512-700Kbps up. Our 4g has good coverage and is fast I average about 8mbps down with bursts of up to 12 when I am at my house. Also 1mbps-1.5mbps up Pretty much all the time. Love my sprint coverage and phones here, can't wait till the network vision is completed can only bring great things to Columbus. Only 2 Weeks left til l we get the update. I have a nexus, epic touch and photon love them all.
    Sent from my MB855 using Tapatalk
    09-23-2011 10:00 PM
  2. crzycrkr's Avatar
    Not true. Att put ads in the trib and Sun times for weeks and had a commercial spot about upgrades happening in chicagoland

    Sent from my Sprint Eptouch 4G
    I'm sorry, let me re-phrase. Rarely will any carrier inform the public, unless there is a massive outcry
    09-23-2011 11:31 PM
  3. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    Unfortunately that's is the reason why I left Sprint. Had them for years but once I tried LTE I just couldnt go back.
    09-24-2011 11:19 AM
  4. maverick96's Avatar
    Unfortunately that's is the reason why I left Sprint. Had them for years but once I tried LTE I just couldnt go back.
    You mean you didn't want to stay for this? Lol

    Sent from my Sprint Eptouch 4G
    pushdrops likes this.
    09-24-2011 05:51 PM
  5. maverick96's Avatar
    Interesting

    Sent from my Sprint Eptouch 4G
    09-24-2011 06:24 PM
  6. Grebnehtor's Avatar
    I live in DE and have been in Philly all day. I've been seeing speeds of 700kbps-1.2mbps on 3G and 5-8mbps on 4G. I'm perfectly content with those speeds in such a large market.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk
    09-24-2011 06:33 PM
  7. mrnd23's Avatar
    I am near Atlanta and I tested the speeds for 3G at home I get around 700kbps and outside around 1 Mbps. For 4g I get 3.5 to 4.5 at home and outside in the open around 8 Mbps. So I am pretty happy with what I get from sprint. Loving this beast of a phone.
    09-24-2011 06:46 PM
  8. maverick96's Avatar
    If I could get these speeds on Sprint 4G with this phone I would be in heaven.

    Sent from my Sprint Eptouch 4G
    09-24-2011 11:05 PM
  9. DataHawg's Avatar
    Or maybe food?
    Or gas to get to work

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk
    09-25-2011 01:03 AM
  10. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    If I could get these speeds on Sprint 4G with this phone I would be in heaven.

    Sent from my Sprint Eptouch 4G
    Not sure why but my EVO4G was rooted and i had tried every PRL fix, kernal fix known to man and i couldn't pull a speed higher than 800+ ping and 0.15mbps - 0.50 but i am happy to say on ET4G i haven't gotten less than a 150+ png and consistantly getting 1.25 - 1.75 mbps and i can TOTALLY live with that : ) Not going to root cuz i don't wanna jack nothing up.. When i was in the Sprint Stor buying my 2nd ET4G for my husband some guy was trying to exchange his for the same phone but he admitted to me he thinks the root method he tried jacked up his data signal permanently.

    Personally i might stay away from root just becuz this phone is sooooo capable without it, we will see...lol

    This phone surpasses ANY phone i have had (Photon, Bionic and G2X amongst them : )

    BTC
    09-25-2011 07:27 AM
  11. chazglenn3's Avatar
    I am trying to resist rooting mine, too but I really got used to using my EVO 4G to supply a wi-fi signal for my Nook Color. That is the only reason I would root my E4GT...free hot spot.
    09-25-2011 09:03 AM
  12. maverick96's Avatar
    So who returned it so far due to the data speeds?
    10-11-2011 08:42 AM
  13. eric3316's Avatar
    Not sure why but my EVO4G was rooted and i had tried every PRL fix, kernal fix known to man and i couldn't pull a speed higher than 800+ ping and 0.15mbps - 0.50 but i am happy to say on ET4G i haven't gotten less than a 150+ png and consistantly getting 1.25 - 1.75 mbps and i can TOTALLY live with that : ) Not going to root cuz i don't wanna jack nothing up.. When i was in the Sprint Stor buying my 2nd ET4G for my husband some guy was trying to exchange his for the same phone but he admitted to me he thinks the root method he tried jacked up his data signal permanently.

    Personally i might stay away from root just becuz this phone is sooooo capable without it, we will see...lol

    This phone surpasses ANY phone i have had (Photon, Bionic and G2X amongst them : )

    BTC
    I wouldn't root at this time. The biggest issue with rooting this phone right now is the LOS (loss of service) bug which makes your phones data and voice inoperable until you reset it. Once that is fixed there will be no reason not to root but that is a big reason to wait. I haven't gotten an LOS on a stock SGS2 yet. Once rooted it happended 2x in 2 days. Returned it for a new phone and it hasn't happened on this one yet running stock.
    10-11-2011 08:48 AM
  14. eric3316's Avatar
    So who returned it so far due to the data speeds?
    Don't see what the point would be of returning this phone due to data speeds unless you are going to leave Sprint. The issue you are seeing is not with the phone but with Sprint's network. If you are going to saty with sprint, might as well use the best phone they have available right now and hope they start fixing their 3G speeds, especially if they want to keep iPhone users who are coming from other carriers.
    10-11-2011 08:51 AM
  15. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    Been getting decent speeds on sprint actually.

    Sent from my Epic 4G Touch
    10-11-2011 08:59 AM
  16. joshwithachance's Avatar
    I get 1Mbps download speeds on average here in south eastern Massachusetts, and I'm okay with that.
    10-11-2011 09:10 AM
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