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. trentlythp's Avatar
    Sorry for the double post. Managing attachments on my phone did not work like i wanted...
    09-19-2011 02:21 PM
  2. trentlythp's Avatar
    Posted this in another thread but I figured that this was a more appropriate place to put it...

    I was averaging roughly 13-15 down with 1.5 up on my HTC's. This one is not as good but compared to what everyone here is talking about its amazing. I get about 1.5 down and 500K up on 3G.
    09-19-2011 02:23 PM
  3. maverick96's Avatar
    Well i have to say goodbye to Sprint. Guess im stuck paying more for better data, but to me that's well worth it

    Sent from my Sprint Eptouch 4G
    09-19-2011 03:33 PM
  4. JayWill's Avatar
    Well i have to say goodbye to Sprint. Guess im stuck paying more for better data, but to me that's well worth it

    Sent from my Sprint Eptouch 4G
    Meh sorry.

    Assuming they ask for a reason for the return, please be sure to voice your complaint on the data speeds. It won't help you, but it may one day help another Sprint customer in your area.
    trentlythp likes this.
    09-19-2011 03:40 PM
  5. Slingbox's Avatar
    Meh sorry.

    Assuming they ask for a reason for the return, please be sure to voice your complaint on the data speeds. It won't help you, but it may one day help another Sprint customer in your area.
    +1



    10char
    09-19-2011 03:46 PM
  6. maverick96's Avatar
    Meh sorry.

    Assuming they ask for a reason for the return, please be sure to voice your complaint on the data speeds. It won't help you, but it may one day help another Sprint customer in your area.
    I promise to make the point of sharing the disappointing data speeds as my reason for cancelling my service. I really wish it was better. I really like this phone

    Sent from my Sprint Eptouch 4G
    09-19-2011 04:09 PM
  7. edgar.nalchad's Avatar
    Is there no 4G in Chicago? I am in LA and I mostly get around 200 - 300 on 3g but am normally getting around 3MB + on 4G.. I switched from Verizon and am glad I did. All my friends are still on verizon and keep *****ing about how horrible and inconsistent the data is now that they have activated 4G. Id rather get a little slower speed but know have constant connectivity and unlimited
    09-19-2011 04:16 PM
  8. Johnly's Avatar
    Had the bionic and now the epic touch. Sprint slaps alongside Verizon without a choke. Good by clunky chunky big red. Sprint has sick speeds here. I hope, since it has been 8 years the foothills are built out...gonna have to take a road trip!
    09-19-2011 04:20 PM
  9. jaguax's Avatar
    I'm kind of torn on what to do. I absolutely love this phone but I agree that Sprint's data speeds are absolutely horrific. I can't even stream video half the time. What's the point of having a multimedia powerhouse if it's buffering every second?

    My current speeds at 7PM on a Monday night are 180 - 190 kbps. Roughly 4-5 times faster than 56k dialup. Are you kidding me?

    Two options that I'm thinking of. Return it (Sprint just downgraded the return period to 14 days so I would have to act fast), or hold on to it and wait for the AT&T version to come out.

    Then of course I'll have a $350 early termination fee. But you know what, I can sell the phone on ebay and make at least $300 of that back.

    It's really frustrating. I don't even know how Sprint remains in business with speeds this low.
    09-19-2011 06:12 PM
  10. Cory Streater's Avatar
    Run this test instead:

    1. Go to performance.toast.net
    2. Choose the option to test using the F-16 Fighting Jet.
    3. When it's done it will tell you how many seconds it took to download this 1MB picture.
    4. Post it here.


    Mine took 39 seconds.


    I don't trust the speed test app. It typically says I get about 300kbps down and 800kbps up. I would not be able to surf Android Central's site at those speeds.






    That article for Chicago doesn't even really mention Sprint, at least from what I read on my phone here. Are you saying it's been crap all along? Or?

    I'm saying that recent speed tests have not shown much of a difference on the 3G network. I'm not stating these are factual, just posting some information I found. I highlighted Chicago for you.

    2009:



    2011:

    Johnly likes this.
    09-19-2011 06:56 PM
  11. maverick96's Avatar
    I'm kind of torn on what to do. I absolutely love this phone but I agree that Sprint's data speeds are absolutely horrific. I can't even stream video half the time. What's the point of having a multimedia powerhouse if it's buffering every second?

    My current speeds at 7PM on a Monday night are 180 - 190 kbps. Roughly 4-5 times faster than 56k dialup. Are you kidding me?

    Two options that I'm thinking of. Return it (Sprint just downgraded the return period to 14 days so I would have to act fast), or hold on to it and wait for the AT&T version to come out.

    Then of course I'll have a $350 early termination fee. But you know what, I can sell the phone on ebay and make at least $300 of that back.

    It's really frustrating. I don't even know how Sprint remains in business with speeds this low.
    This its what's killing me. I really, really love this phone. The data speeds are atrocious. Is there any solid info of a fix in sight???

    Sent from my Sprint Eptouch 4G
    09-19-2011 06:56 PM
  12. brownhornet's Avatar
    I knew the data would be an issue for a lot of people switching. Same thing happened with the 3D.
    09-19-2011 07:01 PM
  13. maverick96's Avatar
    Run this test instead:

    1. Go to performance.toast.net
    2. Choose the option to test using F-16 Fighting Jet.
    3. When it's done it will tell you how many seconds it took to download this 1MB picture.
    4. Post it here.



    I don't trust the speed test app. It typically says I get about 300kbps down and 800kbps up. I would not be able to surf Android Central's site at those speeds.




    This is what i got using your site. Downloading the fighter jet picture.

    Sent from my Sprint Eptouch 4G
    09-19-2011 07:03 PM
  14. Cory Streater's Avatar
    This is what i got using your site. Downloading the fighter jet picture.

    Sent from my Sprint Eptouch 4G
    That doesn't even compute with what speedtest is telling you. Try the Blue Angels one. And how long does it take to load the front page of Android Central?
    09-19-2011 07:09 PM
  15. JayWill's Avatar
    Run this test instead:
    Mine:

    23 seconds to download the 1mb file - Got 493kbps
    54 seconds to download the 4mb file - Got 620kbps

    Just ran 4 speed tests and averaged 585kbps

    All over 3G of course.
    09-19-2011 07:47 PM
  16. tkemack's Avatar
    First try

    sent from my Samsung Galaxy S2 Epic longest phone name in the world Touch 4G
    09-19-2011 07:57 PM
  17. sfhub's Avatar
    LTE is part of Network Vision, but it's the long-term part. Like Wimax, LTE requires a completely separate network infrastructure on different freqencies than CDMA and is hugely expensive to implement; AT&T and Verizon are spending upwards of a billon dollars per major metro market on their LTE deployments. Sprint doesn't have that kind of coin so plans to build out LTE in conjunction with partners Clearwire and Lightsquared, both of which have had various technical and/or financial problems. Long story short, it will take Sprint years to build out LTE.
    Network Vision is about taking the iDEN (800MHz), CDMA (1.9GHz), and WiMax (2.5GHz) towers and combining them into a single multi-mode tower with new backaul and radios. Clear claims LTE is mostly a software upgrade for them. If Sprint was planning on including WiMax (2.5GHz) on their multi-mode towers, I can't believe the *incremental* costs of LTE are that much more, especially considering Clear is saying LTE is mostly a software upgrade for their WiMax infrastructure.

    The "hugely expensive" part for Sprint is Network Vision itself and is equivalent to the billions Verizon and ATT are spending. Then you have Evdo Rev B being mostly a software upgrade for the CDMA modules and LTE being mostly a software upgrade for WiMax modules (or dropping WiMax and just deploying LTE instead)

    Given how much tearing apart they are doing, I would find it difficult to believe they aren't seriously considering deploying LTE at the same time. They were already planning on deploying WiMax on their towers as part of Network Vision and Sprint has acknowledged LTE is in their future. I think the consideration isn't about billions of dollars to roll out LTE, but rather whether they should take the money allocated to deploying WiMax on their multi-mode towers and redirecting that to LTE.

    You can see the type of changes Sprint is saying they are doing for network vision in the picture they provide:

    Sprint Newsroom | Sprint Network Vision Information Center


    09-19-2011 08:18 PM
  18. Slingbox's Avatar
    Huh what the heck 3G F-16 Jets test
    Ive tested twice getting roughly same result at 7 seconds whats going on here?

    09-19-2011 08:19 PM
  19. chuckz28's Avatar
    Wow, my wimax speeds at work are quite impressive. http://www.speedtest.net/android/85790136.png
    09-19-2011 08:26 PM
  20. Slingbox's Avatar
    I did a couple speed test today upload results weren't so hot due to time of day.

    09-19-2011 08:27 PM
  21. Statusnone's Avatar
    Sprint 4G (Which I only get in my apartment? Makes 0 sense. There's no 4G network within 60 miles of here according to Sprint. And it makes it completely useless because I use WiFi in my apartment)


    Sprint 3G (Epic Touch 4G)


    AT&T 3G (iPhone 4 32GB Black)



    So I don't know what to do. I'm still in contract with AT&T another year. My plan was to sell my iPhone 4 and buy myself out of the $175 ETF. This phone is absolutely gorgeous. I haven't enjoyed a phone this much since the original iPhone came out. The speeds are not too horrible compared to AT&T in my apartment, but with my job I travel quite a bit. The voice quality is actually pretty damn good out on the interstate, despite the phone reading "0-1 bars frequently" but the data speeds are absolutely horrible.

    Stick with AT&T, get bent over for capped data (which I never really come close to cap), but reliable 3G service in Central Florida. Or stick with Sprint, a company who has the phone I've been waiting for since February of 2011 and considering the rumor is now the AT&T variant won't be out for another couple months which is far too long to bear the Apple burden any longer.

    I have a lot of testing to do within my 14 day return policy, and a lot of pro and con weighing. We'll see what happens. Worst case scenario: We wait for Sprint to get their **** together. If not, sell the current Epic Touch 4G to buy out of the ETF.
    09-19-2011 08:29 PM
  22. Slingbox's Avatar
    Another one
    09-19-2011 08:30 PM
  23. maverick96's Avatar
    That doesn't even compute with what speedtest is telling you. Try the Blue Angels one. And how long does it take to load the front page of Android Central?
    This is blue angel

    Sent from my Sprint Eptouch 4G
    09-19-2011 09:25 PM
  24. maverick96's Avatar
    That doesn't even compute with what speedtest is telling you. Try the Blue Angels one. And how long does it take to load the front page of Android Central?
    Took me 20 seconds to load androidcentral full site with flash set to "on demand"

    Sent from my Sprint Eptouch 4G
    09-19-2011 09:27 PM
  25. Thunder82's Avatar
    Sprint 4G (Which I only get in my apartment? Makes 0 sense. There's no 4G network within 60 miles of here according to Sprint. And it makes it completely useless because I use WiFi in my apartment)


    Sprint 3G (Epic Touch 4G)


    AT&T 3G (iPhone 4 32GB Black)



    So I don't know what to do. I'm still in contract with AT&T another year. My plan was to sell my iPhone 4 and buy myself out of the $175 ETF. This phone is absolutely gorgeous. I haven't enjoyed a phone this much since the original iPhone came out. The speeds are not too horrible compared to AT&T in my apartment, but with my job I travel quite a bit. The voice quality is actually pretty damn good out on the interstate, despite the phone reading "0-1 bars frequently" but the data speeds are absolutely horrible.

    Stick with AT&T, get bent over for capped data (which I never really come close to cap), but reliable 3G service in Central Florida. Or stick with Sprint, a company who has the phone I've been waiting for since February of 2011 and considering the rumor is now the AT&T variant won't be out for another couple months which is far too long to bear the Apple burden any longer.

    I have a lot of testing to do within my 14 day return policy, and a lot of pro and con weighing. We'll see what happens. Worst case scenario: We wait for Sprint to get their **** together. If not, sell the current Epic Touch 4G to buy out of the ETF.
    I'm in a very similar situation myself although I'm coming from a Droid Charge. I had been assuming that Sprint 3G/4G would be sufficient for my needs.. but in Chicago here I have yet to see more than 3bars. Generally the phone sits at 0-1.

    This phone is absolutely spectacular in every aspect except Sprints network where I'm at. Hate to say it.. buy the phone may have to go back =\ I never considered myself someone that'd be tied to a network but having full bars of LTE everywhere I go has spoiled me.

    Sent from my SCH-I510 using Tapatalk
    09-19-2011 09:47 PM
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