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  1. boxta's Avatar
    I've been with sprint from evo, jumped the gun and got the E4GT. After the honey moon, I must say I'm getting very frustrated.

    2 main issues.

    1. Gps doesn't work reliably. I tried gps tool, rebooting, custom romantic, different kernel, sensor aid off, everything, but no, it just doesn't work reliably. And no, rebooting every time I need to go somewhere is not a solution

    2 data speed. I put up with sprint for awhile. But it's getting worse and worse. I live in sf, and iphone is notoriously bad here and even that speedtest faster than my wimax. I consistently pull 1mbps in downtown on wimax. My friend on lte version pulled 15mbps. That's like broadband vs dialup. It's pathetic. And yes, I tried all fixes. Service menu with msl, el13 modem, etc.

    I renewed my 2 yr contract with this, man, what a bummer. Maybe I will just eat the early termination fees. :-(
    12-15-2011 08:41 PM
  2. KDiz's Avatar
    friend of mine got the nexus today. i did a speed test vs my EGT and got smoked - 2.5mbps vs 48mbps.
    12-15-2011 08:56 PM
  3. Drummerboy1975's Avatar
    12-15-2011 09:00 PM
  4. MannyZ28's Avatar
    Your mainly ditching Sprint. I am really hoping their switch to their new Network will bump up the speeds considerably, it's pretty bad where I am too. If I get close to 1 MBit, I am ecstatic!
    12-15-2011 09:12 PM
  5. quay69's Avatar
    If I were you i wouldnt get rid of your epic 4g touch, I have it also and it works really good after the update, when I initially got my phone i was pissed off because it would freeze up and force close a lot of programs but since I updated with the new software it runs smoothly and has not locked up in a week of having the update which use to be locking up every 3 hrs, our screen is just as good as the galaxy nexus and our camera is 100 times better than the nexus
    12-15-2011 09:30 PM
  6. debitsohn's Avatar
    friend of mine got the nexus today. i did a speed test vs my EGT and got smoked - 2.5mbps vs 48mbps.
    wait.. huh? 2.5 vs 48?
    12-15-2011 09:33 PM
  7. tyhart44's Avatar
    I LOVE my eg4t, but I held it and the nexus in my hands today and watched the same youtube video in HD mode, and sorry...Nexus wins. Of course my video buffered ridiculously and couldn't keep up, but when it was actually running...Nexus wins.
    12-15-2011 09:48 PM
  8. Taz420NJ's Avatar
    I LOVE my eg4t, but I held it and the nexus in my hands today and watched the same youtube video in HD mode, and sorry...Nexus wins. Of course my video buffered ridiculously and couldn't keep up, but when it was actually running...Nexus wins.
    You guys do realize that Verizon is banking on the fact that you will love your HD youtubing and Slacker Radio so much that you smash through the piddly-@$$ 4GB cap they give you and rack up $10/GB in overage charges, right?
    12-15-2011 10:16 PM
  9. joshrocker's Avatar
    So far the only thing the Nexus offers that the galaxy 2 doesn't is the better screen. While the Nexus looks nice I don't regret picking up my S2. I had been kind of afraid of buyers remorse but now I'm thankful I didn't wait. I wouldn't have signed with Verizon anyway since I like my unlimited data from Sprint. I'm assuming a Sprint branded Nexus can't be to far behind.
    12-15-2011 10:42 PM
  10. ReggieTee's Avatar
    The grass is not always greener. You'll always be chasing the next greatest hottest phone. Google will probably have another Nexus next year and bye then, it'll be availble on Sprint LTE. Get the Nexus and then you'll be wanting the quad cores. I'd love to have the Galaxy Nexus but I just got the GSII which is on par with the Nexus minus ICS. Verizon may have better coverage but at a much higher expense.
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    12-15-2011 10:43 PM
  11. Lucki's Avatar
    I will ditch the sgs 2 soon as sprint gets the Galaxy Nexus. I cannot stand touchwiz.
    12-15-2011 11:24 PM
  12. boxta's Avatar
    In sf, it never exceeds 1.5 for me. Even my friends ip4 gets 2+ On 3g. And again this is like 2bar wimax. Sigh
    12-15-2011 11:41 PM
  13. PanchoPlanet's Avatar
    you'll be sorry!!!
    12-15-2011 11:42 PM
  14. 2ndaccord's Avatar
    I personally love the epic touch. The nexus looks cool because of ics but thats about
    It. The epic is so fast and smooth. Hopefully we will get a good ics update soon.
    Sent from my A101IT using Tapatalk
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    12-16-2011 05:01 AM
  15. scott_0's Avatar
    as said grass isnt always greener I dont care what phone Verizon is offering Ill never even consider going with those con artist again! and I agree that you will always be chasing the latest greatest phone in these phone wars we seem to have going on
    12-16-2011 05:24 AM
  16. Gator352's Avatar
    I love my E4GT and will never consider going to VZW for any phone. I like being able to sit down, read all my sites/forums while listening to music streamed from my PC over 3G and/or showing my 2 year old something really funny on youtube over and over without worrying about going over my "data cap" for the month. And for what it's worth, I have 5 phones on my plan and 2 teenagers with Evo's.....not switching....even of VZW offered my free nexus'.
    12-16-2011 05:50 AM
  17. KDiz's Avatar
    wait.. huh? 2.5 vs 48?
    the download speed on my GSII was 2500kbps. his nexus was 48000kbps.
    12-16-2011 09:51 AM
  18. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    I'm sticking it out with sprint. For me, nothing can beat UNLIMITED. The speeds may not be as fast as vzw or At&t but I would rather have slower but usable speeds and the best value on Sprint than faster speeds but CAPPED data any day. Besides I can deal with these speeds on Wimax for now
    12-16-2011 10:01 AM
  19. boxta's Avatar
    i would totally be happy if i get 15mbps on wimax.... and i won't even thnk about switching.. its true.. i like E4GT.. and i am not saying i wanna switch because of phone features and stuff

    i don't even think nexus is necessary better phones.. and i know I will get ICS on my E4GT as soon as a custom rom or CM9 is ready

    I guess it's true it's mostly about sprint's data speed in my area... 3G is consistently in the 800kbps range.. and wimax is like 1-1.5mbps

    what's the point of unlimited when I can't even stream youtube consistently without buffering???

    Or what's the point of unlimited when I can't spotify on my phone consistently because it cuts off all the time??

    and sometimes i wonder if I even go through 4GB of data at all... to make a big deal out of that data cap
    12-16-2011 12:08 PM
  20. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    I would give it some time. Sprint really is trying to improve the network speeds but it will take some time. Lte is on the way and im sure Sprint will get a version of the nexus as well. I just started averaging 800-1000 down on 3g this past month. Compares to the 200-400 i was getting before that is a major upgrade to me. Stick it out, verizon is just plain exspensive.
    12-16-2011 01:53 PM
  21. sndplace's Avatar
    Switch if you want to. sounds like you need a phone and coverage that meets your needs for today. Sprint will meet your needs but it will take time. If you really cant wait it out by all means switch. Having this great phone like the Epic is worthless if you cant use it to its full potential. Verizon is a good company but cost are high for most. (like me). I have been with sprint for 10+ years and i am happy with them and my Epic. Check your data usage with sprint if your average is less then 4gbs a month the you will be fine. Good luck . Either way you look at it its still a Sammy Phone.
    12-16-2011 02:18 PM
  22. Gator352's Avatar
    What I don't get is this:

    When you run speedtest it sends packets to a particular server and back to your phone measuring its throughput thus giving you theorhetical speed your phone is capable of. In no way does that measure real world performance. Sure, 48Mbps is a hell of a lot faster than 1.5Mbps but if you visit a site that's set with limited bandwidth (most sites do) to keep costs down, both phones will down load that site at the same freakin speed. If one is faster than the other, then that is limited to it's processor and GPU rendering of that particular site. The same principle applies to phones and PC's alike with broadband service.

    Hook two PC's to a router with BB service. One PC has a Phenom II X6, 8MB pc1600 ram, ATI 5870 GPU, and a 128MB SSD with an indalink controller. The other PC has a pentium 3 proc, 2MB pc800 ram, Rage Pro 128MB graphics controller, and a 500GB WD with 2Mb cache. Now, run them both at the same time at the same site. Sure the faster PC is going to load the site faster but the other PC is going to load it too. The difference might be 2 to 5 seconds. Now run youtube. Sure the faster PC is going to load it faster but the slower one will load it also. Both will play...but neither should buffer, and if one does, it's because the packets being received are taking longer to register. But BOTH PC's are receiving the packets at the same speed......!!!

    Point is, if a phone loads a freakin webpage 2-5 seconds slower than another, so-what. If 2-5 seconds of time feels like an eternity, or you need a phone that downloads an app 3 seconds before you actually download it, then I suggest you write your congressman asking for instantaneous broadband service.

    For what its worth OP, I get 400kbps to 800kbps on 3G (no 4g here) and youtube rarely buffers unless it's at peak times. I suggest you do your research and find a carrier and phone that suit your needs catering to youtube because it's obvious Sprint's not doing it for you.

    12-16-2011 03:48 PM
  23. wynand32's Avatar
    In the past I've jumped in to defend Sprint, particularly given the unlimited data thing. But for the last 60 days or so, I have to say: Sprint is screwing the pooch, badly. And I've heard the same from many people around the country.

    In my neck of the woods, there are times (as in, blocks of hours) where I get around 40kbps (yes, that's 40 KILObits per second) down and even less up. With ping times of 250ms or greater. This is in a suburb of LA where 60 days ago I regularly got 1Mbps or greater up (which is fine for me on my phone).

    Sprint got hit hard by the iPhone, and they haven't recovered yet. I've been with them for 13 years, and this is the first time I've seriously considered dumping them. And that would mean spending over $1000 in ETFs across all of my lines (no, I most likely won't do it, because that's a load of cash, but I get so ticked off sometimes I do seriously consider it).
    12-16-2011 03:54 PM
  24. pushdrops's Avatar
    Your mainly ditching Sprint. I am really hoping their switch to their new Network will bump up the speeds considerably, it's pretty bad where I am too. If I get close to 1 MBit, I am ecstatic!
    Here during our trial if we got over 150 kbps down we were lucky - Sprint's map shows that they've made updates here in the past months.

    I wonder if it is better now? I wanted to activate our ET4G's from the trial (we ended up keeping the phones , use them WiFi only until we sell or ever activate them <thanks to the horrible speaker and camera on the GNex our plan to upgrade our VZW phones to the GNex failed, wish VZW offered the GS2!>).

    But Sprint told us that we'd have to sign a contract to activate the ET4G's - I thought that since we own them outright, that they could activate them and we could use them month to month. Bummer as I don''t want to get into a contract just to see if the ET4G will be usmaybe (mayb the recent update will help , the ET4G update as well as the tower capacity updates noted in this area - we are 3G only FYI).

    It's super frustrating that we love our ET4G's but thunusablenuseable on the Sprint network in our area hasn'tZW hasnt' released a similar phone (how could the GNex have such a super weak speaker and such a lesser quality camera - we use the ET4G around the house as our basic camera as it's pretty good, we rarely get out our digital camera unless it's something really worthwhile to get the best pic possible, what impresses me the most is the ET4G camera under low light conditions).

    I haven't clearly seen if the recent update to the ET4G has improved data speeds or not, can anyone confirm here?
    12-17-2011 06:59 AM
  25. fofjjsr's Avatar
    friend of mine got the nexus today. i did a speed test vs my EGT and got smoked - 2.5mbps vs 48mbps.
    lol troll
    12-17-2011 09:25 AM
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