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  1. seoulbrova's Avatar
    I understand if you're in a LTE area and you want to argue that you don't need a triband phone. If you fall into that category this isn't for you.

    I have been researching this phone for the past year and was hoping for the best. Even when there were rumors about the phone missing triband capabilities, I figured we still had a chance that Sprint was going to do the right thing and that was the reason for the delayed announcement.

    Well today is the day Im done with Sprint. If they weren't releasing triband phones then fine, I can accept it, but when midrange devices like the Galaxy Mega and S4 Mini are coming out with it, this is a slap in the face to the consumer. It's another slap when you consider the extra $50 charge. I WOULD HAVE GLADLY paid the extra $50 since it's a 32GB phone if it had triband, but this is a joke.

    Some people will argue that triband isnt necessary right now but I beg to differ. I get LTE and you know what? It stops the minute I get in my garage. This is because the single band is terrible at building penetration. A triband phone would eventually alleviate that problem, even if it took Sprint a year to finish upgrading their network.

    So in essence, we know Sprint has the technology (S4 mini, Mega, and G2) but they didn't bother incorporating it into their now most expensive device?

    A rep will argue that $50 more up front is okay because we pay less than we would with other providers. This is true but if the data is useless then what's the point? Paying an extra $50 to eat crud is still eating crud.

    Huge sales of this phone will just reinforce to Sprint that they can sell a crippled device on a crippled network for more $ than anyone else and still make money.
    09-24-2013 05:27 PM
  2. awesomedeals88's Avatar
    I agree. Sprint network sucks. I been with tmobile for 1 year now and im an extremely extremely satisfied customer. Even hpsa+ provides me with faster internet speeds than sprints regular 4g. 4G Lte w/ tmobile makes it a whole lot faster. 20-25meg download and 10meg upload.

    Sent from my SGH-M919 using AC Forums mobile app
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    09-24-2013 05:40 PM
  3. auau465121's Avatar
    Sound like u will be switching to Verizon soon lmao

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 4
    09-24-2013 05:44 PM
  4. msndrstood's Avatar
    T mobile is fine in the cities, outside of the cities, not so much. Before anyone leaves their current provider, check the real world coverage of the new provider.

    For me, Sprint is the best provider in my area which is many miles from a big city. And the other night, while lying in bed, 4G popped up on my Note 2. And I am at least 5 miles from the nearest Sprint tower, in a valley and over a couple hills.

    I'll look at the Note 3 for my husband and use the 14 day return period to make my decision.

    Sent via Note II
    09-24-2013 06:03 PM
  5. HULKchampion's Avatar
    I agree with you about their Note 3 not tri-band enabled. 1900mhz LTE speeds is amazing outdoors, but once your inside? It seriously does suck... 800mhz LTE speeds is what we need for indoors usage. Even with the new 2500mhz LTE (acquired from clearwire) will be out to use soon. Why be stuck with one frequency speed when multiple options are coming online? I was hopeful for this phone, but I do not want to corner myself with one LTE band. I'll wait for the nexus 5 and further base my decision from there.
    09-24-2013 06:11 PM
  6. Gary Friderichsohn's Avatar
    I think that I too, at least for now, will be skipping the Note 3 on Sprint. That $349.99 quickly becomes $420 when sales tax and activation fee is included. All for a 3G (in my area for the foreseeable future) phone and with a commitment for two years, And to add insult to injury the same phone is $199.99 plus tax at TM. You show me the LTE Sprint and we'll talk.
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    09-24-2013 08:20 PM
  7. gollum18's Avatar
    I don't know about you, but I'm rocking a single band sprint s3 and get LTE all over my college campus, whether I'm inside or not.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
    09-25-2013 12:00 AM
  8. Bamm83's Avatar
    Just to be clear, all the other carriers have tri-band LTE? Or is it the Note 3 in general?
    09-25-2013 12:24 AM
  9. ab304945's Avatar
    i have lte in part of my area, but either way i wont be able to, use triband until mid next year so i wont have a prob with it. Most people wont have probs with it either.
    09-25-2013 01:23 AM
  10. XChrisX's Avatar
    No better feeling than consistently pulling 50mbps down, and 20mbps up on AT&T
    09-25-2013 06:59 AM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar
    No better feeling than consistently pulling 50mbps down, and 20mbps up on AT&T
    I'll take my 30 Mbit down / 15-20 up on T-Mobile.. No better feeling than that speed and being able to use it as much as I want. I'm at 34 GB at the moment .


    To the OP I understand the frustration. We have LTE for Sprint in Jacksonville but usually once in a building it instantly drops. It's one of the reasons I left Sprint (there is a list). Also yeah it is odd they want to charge $50 more than anyone else for no reason (that I can think of).

    Sent from my T-Mobile HTC One using AC Forums.
    09-25-2013 07:40 AM
  12. XChrisX's Avatar
    I'll take my 30 Mbit down / 15-20 up on T-Mobile.. No better feeling than that speed and being able to use it as much as I want. I'm at 34 GB at the moment .
    I have unlimited data on AT&T, so I'm good there :P
    09-25-2013 07:50 AM
  13. Almeuit's Avatar
    I have unlimited data on AT&T, so I'm good there :P
    They throttle unlimited though so not exactly unlimited. Have to hit 5 GB .

    Sent from my T-Mobile HTC One using AC Forums.
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    09-25-2013 08:19 AM
  14. XChrisX's Avatar
    They throttle unlimited though so not exactly unlimited. Have to hit 5 GB .

    Sent from my T-Mobile HTC One using AC Forums.
    LOL yeah, I found this out the hard way when I was still using my iPhone 4. Luckily, I'm on wifi most of the time anyway.
    09-25-2013 08:27 AM
  15. Almeuit's Avatar
    LOL yeah, I found this out the hard way when I was still using my iPhone 4. Luckily, I'm on wifi most of the time anyway.
    Yep. I had AT&T before going to Sprint then T-Mobile. Left AT&T because of that throttle on the unlimited.

    Sent from my T-Mobile HTC One using AC Forums.
    09-25-2013 08:34 AM
  16. dchawk81's Avatar
    I agree. Sprint network sucks. I been with tmobile for 1 year now and im an extremely extremely satisfied customer. Even hpsa+ provides me with faster internet speeds than sprints regular 4g. 4G Lte w/ tmobile makes it a whole lot faster. 20-25meg download and 10meg upload.

    Sent from my SGH-M919 using AC Forums mobile app
    A year ago I would have agreed with you. In fact, they booted me for excessive roaming in the beginning of 2012 (hello, Roam Control) so I jumped around various prepaids for awhile. I never found a good prepaid carrier I could live with and Sprint showed 4G coverage here finally so I decided to give them another go (they only put me on a few months' ban/probation). 4G was a let down but Sprint 3G isn't so bad anymore. 3G is back to where it was when we all signed up initially...at least here in my area and where I generally go. I can't speak for the entire nation.

    As far as 4G goes, it's hit or miss and more miss than hit. I get it here, sortof, but it easily drops back to 3G again. I can get 4G when I dock the phone on the left side of my desk. If I move the dock to the right side of my desk, I lose it. In town, on the other side of the highway, it's fine. I get it and keep hold of it in a good friend's apartment.

    Now, if you want to compare e-peens then yeah Sprint isn't going to win any bragging rights but it's not the tortuous worse-than-dialup that it used to be. Latency is low and bandwidth is good enough to accomplish most of what you'd want to do. I just can't stream high quality videos on 3G. They'll come but not in the high definition you get on 4G.

    So yeah, YMMV.
    09-25-2013 08:38 AM
  17. dpham00's Avatar
    They throttle unlimited though so not exactly unlimited. Have to hit 5 GB .

    Sent from my T-Mobile HTC One using AC Forums.
    I am pretty happy with Verizon

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II via Tapatalk 4
    Attached Thumbnails Why I'm skipping on the SPRINT NOTE 3 and why you should too.-uploadfromtaptalk1380113516269.jpg  
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    09-25-2013 08:52 AM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    I am pretty happy with Verizon

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II via Tapatalk 4
    Oh I know. You do realize I was talking about him being on AT&T unlimited that throttles right? T-Mobile doesn't throttle .

    Sent from my T-Mobile HTC One using AC Forums.
    Attached Thumbnails Why I'm skipping on the SPRINT NOTE 3 and why you should too.-screenshot_2013-09-25-08-41-21.jpg  
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    09-25-2013 08:57 AM
  19. Almeuit's Avatar

    Now, if you want to compare e-peens then yeah Sprint isn't going to win any bragging rights but it's not the tortuous worse-than-dialup that it used to be. Latency is low and bandwidth is good enough to accomplish most of what you'd want to do. I just can't stream high quality videos on 3G. They'll come but not in the high definition you get on 4G.

    So yeah, YMMV.
    It is dial up for alot of people.. The Ymmv definitely applies to that statement... Just sounds like your area is fixed .

    Sent from my T-Mobile HTC One using AC Forums.
    The Hustleman likes this.
    09-25-2013 09:00 AM
  20. NoteTheDate's Avatar
    lucky.. I am getting 35k down 130k up on 3g. Sprint has spotty 4g down here in florida
    The Hustleman likes this.
    09-25-2013 09:11 AM
  21. delta7's Avatar
    Sprint is pretty bad in Miami, I'm out of sprint shortly, just gonna wait on a special with ATT or Verizon.
    09-25-2013 08:34 PM
  22. delta7's Avatar
    which sprint phones are triband?

    Is the iphone one of them?
    09-25-2013 08:36 PM
  23. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I keep trying Sprint and I keep giving up on them. Their network performance, for me, isn't even in the same class as AT&T and Verizon. I'd rather pay more and get a network I can rely on.


    Note 8.0
    09-25-2013 09:09 PM
  24. 21stNow's Avatar
    I think that I too, at least for now, will be skipping the Note 3 on Sprint. That $349.99 quickly becomes $420 when sales tax and activation fee is included. All for a 3G (in my area for the foreseeable future) phone and with a commitment for two years, And to add insult to injury the same phone is $199.99 plus tax at TM. You show me the LTE Sprint and we'll talk.
    You mean $703.99. The $199.99 is just a downpayment.
    09-25-2013 09:13 PM
  25. KevLar72's Avatar
    I understand if you're in a LTE area and you want to argue that you don't need a triband phone. If you fall into that category this isn't for you.

    I have been researching this phone for the past year and was hoping for the best. Even when there were rumors about the phone missing triband capabilities, I figured we still had a chance that Sprint was going to do the right thing and that was the reason for the delayed announcement.

    Well today is the day Im done with Sprint. If they weren't releasing triband phones then fine, I can accept it, but when midrange devices like the Galaxy Mega and S4 Mini are coming out with it, this is a slap in the face to the consumer. It's another slap when you consider the extra $50 charge. I WOULD HAVE GLADLY paid the extra $50 since it's a 32GB phone if it had triband, but this is a joke.

    Some people will argue that triband isnt necessary right now but I beg to differ. I get LTE and you know what? It stops the minute I get in my garage. This is because the single band is terrible at building penetration. A triband phone would eventually alleviate that problem, even if it took Sprint a year to finish upgrading their network.

    So in essence, we know Sprint has the technology (S4 mini, Mega, and G2) but they didn't bother incorporating it into their now most expensive device?

    A rep will argue that $50 more up front is okay because we pay less than we would with other providers. This is true but if the data is useless then what's the point? Paying an extra $50 to eat crud is still eating crud.

    Huge sales of this phone will just reinforce to Sprint that they can sell a crippled device on a crippled network for more $ than anyone else and still make money.
    I totally agree ! I'm defintely dropping Sprint as soon as the Note3 drops !
    I'm going to unleash the beast on Atnt's network !

    Verizon wants too much money and cut out a lot of useful apps.
    They also lock their devices up. That's communist and reminds me of Cr-apple ! Lol
    09-25-2013 10:27 PM
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