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  1. truthteller10's Avatar
    Take a look at the thread, I think it maybe time for a Change.org protest against Sprint. I don't want any money from Sprint but I feel that many of us that are having horrendous data speeds and connection should have the option of leaving Sprint without being held to the contract. Our data is absolutely unacceptable at this point.

    Sprint Community: Iphone now on the slowest network. post your zip if you have slow data coverage
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    05-30-2012 08:40 PM
  2. aaronrw's Avatar
    Yeah I've felt sprint to be unwilling to compromise on some things. Unlimited blows when you can't connect. Come on sprint speed it up

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    05-30-2012 08:50 PM
  3. truthteller10's Avatar
    Yeah I've felt sprint to be unwilling to compromise on some things. Unlimited blows when you can't connect. Come on sprint speed it up

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    I don't know if they can honestly..Then those with us stuck with wimax phones will only have the non-existent wimax and horrible 3g..Its time for us to make some serious noise and not be held to our contracts.
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    05-30-2012 08:52 PM
  4. NYGat0r's Avatar
    Its unlimited. you can complain and get great limited speeds.
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    05-30-2012 09:01 PM
  5. degjo's Avatar
    I opened my contract with Sprint three years ago in San Diego, no WiMax to speak of. Speeds were okay on 3g, enough to have me download apps and such.

    A year ago I moved to Visalia, Ca. The 4g strength here is amazing. Just before you live in a place that has poor signal and everything that goes with it doesn't mean you have to 'lawyer up'. You willingly entered into a contract knowing that Wimax may or may not show up, and if you did your homework would have saw poor 3g signals where you live.

    I highly doubt a judge or lawyer would touch this with a stick.
    05-30-2012 09:07 PM
  6. tirith's Avatar
    Honestly, I know sprint can be slow in some areas (i got 64kbps down last friday) but on average, I'm still seeing decent speeds - 1.4-2 mbps avg

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    05-30-2012 09:16 PM
  7. byeblackberry's Avatar
    Sprint should not tell you that they have coverage in an area when they don't. I have terrible 3G but Sprint states my area has coverage. WTF

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    05-30-2012 09:45 PM
  8. truthteller10's Avatar
    Its unlimited. you can complain and get great limited speeds.
    Are you serious my friend??? All over the forums in many different forums people are getting 60kbs downloads with 400+ latency and you think this is acceptable because its unlimited? Although Sprint maybe 20 bucks less these speeds are shameful and slower than dial-up. Also keep in mind that this affects battery life.
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    05-30-2012 09:55 PM
  9. truthteller10's Avatar
    It amazes me that out of hundreds of people that have complained it is always 2 or 3 people to chime in with a claim of speeds that Sprint doesn't even advertise..lol..amazes me every time.
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    05-30-2012 09:58 PM
  10. tirith's Avatar
    It amazes me that out of hundreds of people that have complained it is always 2 or 3 people to chime in with a claim of speeds that Sprint doesn't even advertise..lol..amazes me every time.
    Guessing you want screens then? Btw, go look at sprint.com, they are advertising 3g speeds greater than 3mbps possible.

    Sprint, 3g (can see both facts in my status bar)

    Right after I posted.
    And another, in mbps fashion?



    believe me now?

    Edit edit: saw something on the website about 3mb down this past sunday, but could only find this atm...



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    05-30-2012 10:46 PM
  11. truthteller10's Avatar
    Guessing you want screens then? Btw, go look at sprint.com, they are advertising 3g speeds greater than 3mbps possible.

    Sprint, 3g (can see both facts in my status bar)

    Right after I posted. Click to view quoted image

    And another, in mbps fashion?

    Click to view quoted image


    believe me now?

    Edit edit: saw something on the website about 3mb down this past sunday, but could only find this atm...

    Click to view quoted image


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    Thanks for this..even more reason to try to gain support for a class action lawsuit..We havn't seen 400kbps since we've been with sprint.. Also that doesn't show your network..You could be on 4g or WiFi..Doesn't make a different theres hundreds of threads complaining about Sprints speed.
    05-30-2012 11:10 PM
  12. aaronrw's Avatar
    Guessing you want screens then? Btw, go look at sprint.com, they are advertising 3g speeds greater than 3mbps possible.

    Sprint, 3g (can see both facts in my status bar)

    Right after I posted. Click to view quoted image

    And another, in mbps fashion?

    Click to view quoted image


    believe me now?

    Edit edit: saw something on the website about 3mb down this past sunday, but could only find this atm...

    Click to view quoted image


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    So sprint is false advertising about 3g speeds is what I get out of this post.

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    05-30-2012 11:15 PM
  13. tirith's Avatar
    Don't get 4g in this particular spot in my house, and my 4g speeds are higher than that, and my wifi is 24mbps, do are you kidding?

    Look at the top right, see the 3g indicator? See the sprint in the drop down notification area? But for joys, I'll go smoke a cig and get a 4g ss for ya.

    Btw, uploading results from the same tests I posted earlier when I said it was 3g...



    Heres the first. ^



    Heres a 4g

    Still unsure why 3g always finds dc as my closest server... I live <10 miles south of baltimore... And I know 4g upload speed sucked, that one must have been a fluke...

    As far as false advertising, keyword is average. Good luck trying to get out. I'm not trying to be a d**k, just a realist.
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    05-30-2012 11:16 PM
  14. truthteller10's Avatar
    Thats good you are getting those speeds..but the hundreds of post show that you are experiencing something thats not common.
    05-30-2012 11:53 PM
  15. tirith's Avatar
    I'm just trying to point out that a "class action" will never work. Sprint has their bases covered and a team of lawyers, but if you all want to waste your time, feel free

    And my speeds are steady here... I'm sorry others don't have that luck.

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    05-30-2012 11:59 PM
  16. Gator352's Avatar
    My 3G speeds have slowed almost to a crawl here in central Florida. Heck, my speeds 3 years ago trumped what I get now.

    But for all intents and purposes, sprint is as of now, upgrading to the new network vision. Not sure if that is the problem but I'm willing to bet these speeds will increase once it goes live.
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    05-31-2012 04:51 AM
  17. Samsmalls's Avatar
    Really up until this year i was always the guy above me wondering what was all the complaining about my 3G speeds were acceptable the last two years in Chicago, & NW Indiana. NOW... this is really ridiculous 4g is abundant here, however when outside of a 4G zone forget it... I can't understand how the 3g can decline to basically unable speeds. I can only imagine how customers feel outside 4G areas. You can't even purchase an LTE handset because the 3g networks useless now...
    05-31-2012 07:43 AM
  18. oskar1995's Avatar
    I would have to agree with an earlier poster that it would be very difficult to get a class action suit going against a mobile carrier. Every agreement you have signed with them states some form of "your experience will vary". This variation can be based on a lot of things: geographic location, type of building you are generally in, how you hold your phone (for the Apple fans among us), and a slew of other reasons. The reality is, proving that you should be getting better speeds is going to be really difficult. An expert can likely provide information that in your area, speeds are where they should be and that the Speed Test app we all use is not accurate for x,y,z reasons.

    I suppose I am one of the lucky ones where I have some access to 4G (great speeds), and overall my 3G speeds are acceptable to me (I generally prefer mobile sites on my phone so that is probably why). I use WiFi when I'm home and my phone speed tests faster than my laptop. I'm certainly looking forward to this "network vision" and a better 4G network.
    05-31-2012 08:52 AM
  19. VDub2174's Avatar
    I personally don't have any complaints about my data speeds.

    I do know that a lot of people do have issues with their data speeds and I'm not going to discredit them. Sprint may be slow and I don't think it's entirely their fault. Please hear me out before verbally punching me in the face.

    We see a lot of posts on numerous different forums about how slow the network is and how Sprint needs to make their network faster. I have also seen a lot of posts where people are being contacted by Sprint to lessen their data usage since they're using ridiculous amounts of data. When asked how they're using so much data they respond by saying they stream 4 or 5 movies a day, tehter their home computers all day, and even saw quite a people saying they have been tethering their gaming consoles to their phones.

    I don't think Sprint is entirely to blame here. We also need to look in the direction of the data hogs out there streaming/tethering all day. I don't think it's fair for them to be doing this. I understand it's unlimited data but that doesn't mean they have the right to stream/tehter all day. It's not their data no matter how they look at it. You are on Sprint's network using their data, end of story.

    A class action lawsuit may hurt us as much as it will help us. Sprint can most certainly turn around and say, "OK, we'll make our network faster and to keep it faster we'll be putting a cap on everyone's data usage and introduce tiered data plans." In which case if theydo that, we'll see more complaining on the forums.

    I say start with the data hogs. Tell them they need to cut down their data usage and keep it down or they'll be dropped from Sprint.
    05-31-2012 08:59 AM
  20. jeff1974w's Avatar
    My 3G speeds have slowed almost to a crawl here in central Florida. Heck, my speeds 3 years ago trumped what I get now.

    But for all intents and purposes, sprint is as of now, upgrading to the new network vision. Not sure if that is the problem but I'm willing to bet these speeds will increase once it goes live.
    AMEN to that!
    I live in Central Florida too, more specific, Altamonte Springs FL. 32701
    I get ZERO 4g service at home (when i look on sprints coverage map, I am in the 4g coverage area)
    My 3g speeds since October of last year have slowed to a crawl. The one app I use a lot is Pandora....before it would never buffer, now it buffers after damn near every song.

    And this is everywhere i go. Clearwater FL, Sebring FL, Wachula FL, Brooksville FL, Melbourne FL, Ocala FL, Fruitland Park FL, Haines City FL.

    I spent hours on the phone with sprint and went through so many techs, calling several times a day troubleshooting the phone.....

    they ended up sending me a airrave for the house...but i dont have a issue with dropped calls at home...they said it would improve my 3g speeds...i said, what good is is that, i'll just connect to my wifi and get 30+mbs download.....simply pointless!!!
    05-31-2012 10:20 AM
  21. srkmagnus's Avatar
    My 3G speeds have slowed almost to a crawl here in central Florida. Heck, my speeds 3 years ago trumped what I get now.

    But for all intents and purposes, sprint is as of now, upgrading to the new network vision. Not sure if that is the problem but I'm willing to bet these speeds will increase once it goes live.
    What kind of devices did Sprint have 3-years ago? 3-Years ago was pre-Evo and most of the "modern" smartphones. The Pre and Hero were the two phones around that time, other than Blackberry's, that were being released and changed the way smartphones are used in my opinion. There was a shift from smartphones for business use to smartphones for media use. Not to mention the number of subscribers using a smartphone now than 3-years ago.

    I agree that 3G speeds have slowed rather poorly. But for what I get, unlimited data and 4G in my area, I have no complaints. The 3G speeds are still usable despite being slower than a few years back.

    People have reported roaming as a way to be released from your current contract with Sprint -- you can't help to roam if Sprint doesn't provide you with service in a particular area...

    Edit - I feel bad for the subscribers that are not experiencing decent data speeds. Gator makes a good point that speeds should improve with the roll-out of Vision and hopefully then will data improve for everyone affected by the current issues.
    05-31-2012 10:46 AM
  22. Gator352's Avatar
    @ jeff1974w

    I hear ya man! Actually, In live in Leesburg but drive a dump truck for a local company and every city you mentioned, I deliver to!

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    05-31-2012 04:59 PM
  23. Gator352's Avatar
    What kind of devices did Sprint have 3-years ago? 3-Years ago was pre-Evo and most of the "modern" smartphones. The Pre and Hero were the two phones around that time, other than Blackberry's, that were being released and changed the way smartphones are used in my opinion. There was a shift from smartphones for business use to smartphones for media use. Not to mention the number of subscribers using a smartphone now than 3-years ago.

    I agree that 3G speeds have slowed rather poorly. But for what I get, unlimited data and 4G in my area, I have no complaints. The 3G speeds are still usable despite being slower than a few years back.

    People have reported roaming as a way to be released from your current contract with Sprint -- you can't help to roam if Sprint doesn't provide you with service in a particular area...

    Edit - I feel bad for the subscribers that are not experiencing decent data speeds. Gator makes a good point that speeds should improve with the roll-out of Vision and hopefully then will data improve for everyone affected by the current issues.
    I had both the touch pro and touch diamond. Then the pre followed by the evo. Let's not forget though, the evo is almost pushing three and the tp and diamond is pushing four.

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    05-31-2012 05:07 PM
  24. tirith's Avatar
    I personally don't have any complaints about my data speeds.

    I do know that a lot of people do have issues with their data speeds and I'm not going to discredit them. Sprint may be slow and I don't think it's entirely their fault. Please hear me out before verbally punching me in the face.

    We see a lot of posts on numerous different forums about how slow the network is and how Sprint needs to make their network faster. I have also seen a lot of posts where people are being contacted by Sprint to lessen their data usage since they're using ridiculous amounts of data. When asked how they're using so much data they respond by saying they stream 4 or 5 movies a day, tehter their home computers all day, and even saw quite a people saying they have been tethering their gaming consoles to their phones.

    I don't think Sprint is entirely to blame here. We also need to look in the direction of the data hogs out there streaming/tethering all day. I don't think it's fair for them to be doing this. I understand it's unlimited data but that doesn't mean they have the right to stream/tehter all day. It's not their data no matter how they look at it. You are on Sprint's network using their data, end of story.

    A class action lawsuit may hurt us as much as it will help us. Sprint can most certainly turn around and say, "OK, we'll make our network faster and to keep it faster we'll be putting a cap on everyone's data usage and introduce tiered data plans." In which case if theydo that, we'll see more complaining on the forums.

    I say start with the data hogs. Tell them they need to cut down their data usage and keep it down or they'll be dropped from Sprint.
    Thanks for your points there

    I use on avg 11+ gb of data a month, no tethering (I'm not even rooted, thanks moto soak test, but I have wifi at home, so whats the point?), but its unlimited. With the speeds we see, how does tethering the video games work? I tried on my xbox once with my optimus long ago and it was unbearable, couldn't even connect to anything...



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    05-31-2012 05:15 PM
  25. tonylmiller's Avatar
    Is the Galaxy SII capable of using the new LTE 4G network? That is the only 4G I will ever get in Northern .Alabama, I'm sure. If we ever even get that.
    05-31-2012 05:36 PM
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