09-24-2012 12:03 PM
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  1. jpent's Avatar
    I am about to switch as well. I called Sprint and had a rep tell me the issues in my area were due to towers being converted to handle LTE network and that they had dropped the 4G service that feeds my Galaxy SII 4G Touch. I live in McKinney, a far Northern Suburb of Dallas. I had the original HTC Evo with the 4g, and always had a blazing signal here. Now it is totally gone. I can get a weaker 3g most of the time, but the 4g is about five miles from me. It is spotty where once it dominated.

    Friend has the Galaxy SIII from Sprint. He is a quarter mile from me, and he has a great LTE signal.

    Moving to Verizon shortly, and will get the SIII depending on how it reviews for battery life over a time.
    09-06-2012 03:09 PM
  2. Murphy5111's Avatar
    I am about to switch as well. I called Sprint and had a rep tell me the issues in my area were due to towers being converted to handle LTE network and that they had dropped the 4G service that feeds my Galaxy SII 4G Touch. I live in McKinney, a far Northern Suburb of Dallas. I had the original HTC Evo with the 4g, and always had a blazing signal here. Now it is totally gone. I can get a weaker 3g most of the time, but the 4g is about five miles from me. It is spotty where once it dominated.

    Friend has the Galaxy SIII from Sprint. He is a quarter mile from me, and he has a great LTE signal.

    Moving to Verizon shortly, and will get the SIII depending on how it reviews for battery life over a time.
    Battery life is great. I can get up to 5 hours of screen on time. I usually maxed out at 3 hours with the gs2 on sprint.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    09-06-2012 07:41 PM
  3. xtn's Avatar
    I'm also in McKinney, on the North aside, just off of 380. Still getting 4g at home the last time I checked, which was about a week ago. It's a weak signal, but the same as it always has been, and usable.
    09-10-2012 07:18 AM
  4. DEman19901's Avatar
    i did that they did absolutely nothing for me but give me another fone and my signal still sucks.....i will be home and be roaming and they say there is a tower right by my house....well if thats the case y am i always roaming!!!! im waiting for sprint to send me that letter about roaming!!!! uuuggghhhh i hate paying my bill....because im paying for service i NEVER receive.
    I am in the same situation . When I am stuck in roaming, my battery goes dead in about 4 hours. How is you battery life while in roaming?
    09-11-2012 07:01 AM
  5. Paul349's Avatar
    I am looking for someone in the Pembroke Pines area that roots phones (Epic Touch)...
    09-11-2012 11:13 AM
  6. asd216's Avatar
    I am about to switch as well. I called Sprint and had a rep tell me the issues in my area were due to towers being converted to handle LTE network and that they had dropped the 4G service that feeds my Galaxy SII 4G Touch. I live in McKinney, a far Northern Suburb of Dallas. I had the original HTC Evo with the 4g, and always had a blazing signal here. Now it is totally gone. I can get a weaker 3g most of the time, but the 4g is about five miles from me. It is spotty where once it dominated.

    Friend has the Galaxy SIII from Sprint. He is a quarter mile from me, and he has a great LTE signal.

    Moving to Verizon shortly, and will get the SIII depending on how it reviews for battery life over a time.
    That sounds like you can get out of ur contract... They dropped a service you pay for. So you're paying for Wimax but not getting? I would fight for getting out of contract. I love the phone but hate the service. Signal and customer.

    Sprint is by far the worst I've ever had.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Android Central Forums
    09-14-2012 08:19 PM
  7. DirkBelig's Avatar
    AT&T lit up LTE in Detroit yesterday and I'm bolting as soon as Amazon Wireless has their Penny Sale again so I can get a GS3. If I drop texting (and use Google Voice instead) it will actually cost me LESS than I'm paying with Sprint. I've suffered with no 4G and crap 3G for the past two years and with no announced plans for getting anything updated in my area - other than the eternal "Network Vision will be finished by the end of NEXT year and the check is in the mail and I love you and I promise not to..." excuses - I've got no reason to stay with an outfit that makes my GS2 run like it's on dial-up. A smartphone without snappy data speed is a phone without the smarts.
    09-20-2012 08:50 AM
  8. EggotheKilljoy's Avatar
    Not even my WiMax gets any faster than 1Mbps. Which is why I'm leaving sprint in December once contract is up. Texts fail to send a lot too. I'm probably going to go to ATT and get the Note 2 or buy the Play Store Nexus for no contract. I don't care for 4G, I just want 3G to work decently.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Android Central Forums
    09-21-2012 06:34 AM
  9. DOOKJOY6869's Avatar
    Airave was a breeze to set up, just plug in and set up on it's own. As far as the data thing, the rep told me that they sent me out a newer model which took care of voice and data. I didn't even check to verify if that was true or not. Either way, I'm satisfied. Finally I can use my phone again in the house until tower gets restored. Thank you sprint
    This is a late response sorry. I also have the airave 2.5 and it does do data and voice you get the three beeps when you make or receive a call to let you know you are connected. Works pretty good we live in an apartment that is a dead zone.
    09-22-2012 05:10 PM
  10. Mellimel22's Avatar
    This is my wimax on the westside of the Chicago

    Sent from my White Epic 4g Touch rockin Jellybean
    09-22-2012 05:26 PM
  11. michaeljc70's Avatar
    Called sprint, tower confirmed down for about a month. They are sending me an airwave today. I will check out the airwave thread for set up.
    1) Airwaves come with a service agreement. They don't always tell you that on the phone. You find out later. You have to send it back if you stop using it and they charge you if you don't use it and send it back.

    2) Can't your neighbors use your airwave? From what I read, it is not tied to your number.
    09-24-2012 12:03 PM
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