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Old October 27th, 2012, 09:24 AM   #751 (permalink)
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On a Evo V 4G related note I turned on 4G the other day in Charlotte while in the NODA area and my speeds were about 10kbps lol. It was actually slower than the 1x connection...haha
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On a Evo V 4G related note I turned on 4G the other day in Charlotte while in the NODA area and my speeds were about 10kbps lol. It was actually slower than the 1x connection...haha
Yea the speeds here are terrible. That 4g I caught though was awesome...actually beat my Road Runner connection here. I'm hoping the 4g moves South to North as I'm in the South Blvd. area.
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On a Evo V 4G related note I turned on 4G the other day in Charlotte while in the NODA area and my speeds were about 10kbps lol. It was actually slower than the 1x connection...haha
The University area is hit or miss for me. Nice to see some Charlotte residents here though
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Sorry for the late move, but it's been moved to the Evo LTE forum.

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So I just got this from Sprint

"Get ready for improved service across Baltimore! We're building an all-new network to give you better service than ever. Our advanced network equipment has been designed to give you a more reliable connection to voice calls, emails, apps and the internet, along with other improvements such as: * Expanded coverage in your area * Faster downloading, surfing and streaming * Improved indoor/outdoor signal strength * Enhanced voice quality * Fewer dropped calls
To see improvement happening in your area, visit sprint.com/network"

I was thinking that I was really going to get improved service, but since I have purchased the GS3 all I have noticed is more dropped calls, loss of signal and an increase in unsent text messages. I work near windows in my office and I am constantly roaming until I step outside. Seems to me that the network has become worse and I am stuck for two more years. Anyone else have this problem?
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Buddy of mine picked up LTE in the Boogie Down yesterday on his way to class. Reported speeds during peak hours of 9 mb/s D & 3.5 mb/s U. Anything over 7 is more than enough.
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So I just got this from Sprint

"Get ready for improved service across Baltimore! We're building an all-new network to give you better service than ever. Our advanced network equipment has been designed to give you a more reliable connection to voice calls, emails, apps and the internet, along with other improvements such as: * Expanded coverage in your area * Faster downloading, surfing and streaming * Improved indoor/outdoor signal strength * Enhanced voice quality * Fewer dropped calls
To see improvement happening in your area, visit sprint.com/network"

I was thinking that I was really going to get improved service, but since I have purchased the GS3 all I have noticed is more dropped calls, loss of signal and an increase in unsent text messages. I work near windows in my office and I am constantly roaming until I step outside. Seems to me that the network has become worse and I am stuck for two more years. Anyone else have this problem?

just a guess..

maybe it is the Samsung Radio.. there are talks/rumors that the radios in samsung phones are not as strong as htc or moto.

what was your phone before the S3?

do you have a friend at work.. that has Sprint, but not using a samsung smartphone?
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What Dan said! Samsung radios are weaker. My Moto Photon was the best I ever had.
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just a guess..

maybe it is the Samsung Radio.. there are talks/rumors that the radios in samsung phones are not as strong as htc or moto.

what was your phone before the S3?

do you have a friend at work.. that has Sprint, but not using a samsung smartphone?
I had the HTC Evo prior to the GS3. Same problem at the work place with the signal being weak and roaming, but at least I wasnt getting so many dropped calls on my way home and text messages went through 99% of the time.

A coworker has the GS3 on AT&T and hers works fine. Another Coworker has the iphone 5 on Sprint and is having the same signal problem as me. I could see if we worked in thick walls undergroundm, but I am literally next to a window.

If they were going to advertise that they are improving the network, I would expect it to show.
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If they were going to advertise that they are improving the network, I would expect it to show.
They are improving the network, but it takes a little bit of time. Some areas are being improved faster than others, but it is what it is. Just be a little patient and you'll see that Sprint is here for the long haul, and worth every penny you spend per month to keep their services.
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They are improving the network, but it takes a little bit of time. Some areas are being improved faster than others, but it is what it is. Just be a little patient and you'll see that Sprint is here for the long haul, and worth every penny you spend per month to keep their services.
I applaud your post but given how long Sprints 3G has gone downhill it's kind of hard to be on the receiving end of "hang in there." Currently, if it weren't for WiFi I couldn't use my phone for internet or anything else that requires a connection. Mine is practically non existent.

I can remember when 3G was phenomenal and when it started decreasing I assumed a tower was either down or they were working on it. I sincerely thought the degrade was temporary. I want LTE just like so many others but the wait is right up there with watching paint dry.
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I applaud your post but given how long Sprints 3G has gone downhill it's kind of hard to be on the receiving end of "hang in there." Currently, if it weren't for WiFi I couldn't use my phone for internet or anything else that requires a connection. Mine is practically non existent.

I can remember when 3G was phenomenal and when it started decreasing I assumed a tower was either down or they were working on it. I sincerely thought the degrade was temporary. I want LTE just like so many others but the wait is right up there with watching paint dry.
That stinks. I see some disgruntled Sprint customers from various parts of the country, yet I have no idea what you guys suffer from because I have not experienced it in the slightest.
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Hitman.. you are lucky!

i am in Dallas/fort worth texas area. i do not have a LTE phone yet.. OG evo!
and when i first got the evo.. 3G was about 1-1.8 mbs. this was usable.

then about 1.5 yrs ago.. the speed started dropping..
they talked about the NV plan... and it will be great when finished for all data networks. because LTE will take some of the heat off of 3G. and better towers would mean better speeds and coverage too.

so for more than 1 yr... my speeds on 3G have been below 500mbs.. average 100 - 500 kbs

you now what is funny..
my friend on ATT.. is grandfathered on unlimited data .. but is throttled after he hits 5GBs... guess what his speed is when it is throttled! and he biiitches and complains...this is soooo slow.. he hates ATT for this throttled speeds!
he gets 400-500kbs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW THAT IS EMBARRASSING!
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you now what is funny..
my friend on ATT.. is grandfathered on unlimited data .. but is throttled after he hits 5GBs... guess what his speed is when it is throttled! and he biiitches and complains...this is soooo slow.. he hates ATT for this throttled speeds!
he gets 400-500kbs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW THAT IS EMBARRASSING!
That's pretty sad. I've never once seen my 3G speeds dip under 1 meg. Call me lucky, but I'm really happy with Sprint and even more excited about what is to come in the foreseeable future with (new) Sprint.

Before I picked up the SGS3, I was using WiMAX pretty heavily on my 3VO, which would see consistent speeds around 9-13 mb/s down. Fairly well blanketed in terms of coverage too.
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Back home my 3g speeds were CONSISTENTLY around...


...wait for it....

25kb/sec

Yup. That's unusable. Full bars. Needless to say even though I've moved away and have decent speeds I'm still very much used to being on WiFi all the time
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That's pretty sad. I've never once seen my 3G speeds dip under 1 meg. Call me lucky, but I'm really happy with Sprint and even more excited about what is to come in the foreseeable future with (new) Sprint.

Before I picked up the SGS3, I was using WiMAX pretty heavily on my 3VO, which would see consistent speeds around 9-13 mb/s down. Fairly well blanketed in terms of coverage too.
I think what has been most disappointing to me is, in a major city like LA, I would've hoped that Sprint would have found the urgency in catering to those areas...but, I can't say they necessarily do that in L.A. WiMax has always been completely spotty. In fact, it picked up signal with the original EVO, prior to it officially launching. After it officially launched, I was never able to connect near my work (the only place, aside from the airport that I knew had strong 4g signal).

Thing is, even with the slower speeds lately, I'm not all that disappointed in Sprint. I'm happy with the amount I pay per month for 3 phones. The speed is enough for me to get by, while I'm out and about. The only time I really get frustrated is when I should be in an extremely strong signal area, but for some reason just keep dipping in and out of roaming (full signal, to roaming, to no signal). That's where most of my battery drain with all my devices have come into play.

Bottom line for me has been the reliability of use at my house. None of the other carriers, including Verizon, has as consistent signal at my house as Sprint. Had Verizon's signal been stronger, I might've moved over to them a while ago (when they still had unlimited plans)...but you'll never see me having a fit over Sprint, unless it's to the point that I don't have signal anywhere. Bottom line for everyone else, I just think that people should go with what suits their needs the most. There are some that just enjoy complaining, but I have too many other things in my life to be thankful for to do that.
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I had an EVO 4G and never experienced WiMAx (except in a Sprint Store) and now I have an EVO LTE and do not have LTE (and I MUST use an Airave to have a signal in a strong Sprint area).

Please, Sprint, help us! I am the optimist that the "New Sprint" will succeed (as a customer as well as a shareholder!)!
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I picked up LTE in Jack London Square this past weekend. The photo won't upload. I got 5200kbps down and 7100kbps up with ping at 95ms.Hopefully, speeds will get better when it officially launches. Meanwhile I have service that cuts in and out at work despite spending hours on the phone with Sprint Customer Service, Sprint technicians, and Supervisors.
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Woah.. I'm outside using my GNote2 look at the top bar while multi-tasking and I see the 4g emblem pop up. Hollywood near Wilshire and Fairfax. Speed doesn't seem blazing fast, but good.
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Woah.. I'm outside using my GNote2 look at the top bar while multi-tasking and I see the 4g emblem pop up. Hollywood near Wilshire and Fairfax. Speed doesn't seem blazing fast, but good.
Can you do a speed test and post ? Woo Hoo calif getting faster.....
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Can you do a speed test and post ? Woo Hoo calif getting faster.....
LOL...I will when I get a chance. Barely have had my GNote2 for a little less than 24 hours, so I still haven't really set it up, yet. Once I do, I'll test it out.
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Can't do screen shot right now, but this is what I got inside my office (so, building penetration is definitely better than WiMax was)

ping - 51
download - 4.18 mbps
upload - 1.97 mbps
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Can't do screen shot right now, but this is what I got inside my office (so, building penetration is definitely better than WiMax was)

ping - 51
download - 4.18 mbps
upload - 1.97 mbps
Checked this out in the afternoon, while outside, and it's the same. WiMax was always very spotty in my area, but seems like LTE is more consistent. Now, I just hope to see better speeds soon.
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Checked this out in the afternoon, while outside, and it's the same. WiMax was always very spotty in my area, but seems like LTE is more consistent. Now, I just hope to see better speeds soon.
I don't think you will see speeds that are that much improved, honestly. Sprint's LTE isn't made to be similar to VZW's or AT&T's. They are using half the amount of carriers, but on more towers so there is expanded coverage zones that overlap. At least, that is how it is supposed to be. In any event, I anticipate that you'll see a bump to maybe 7-8 on the downlink.
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I don't think you will see speeds that are that much improved, honestly. Sprint's LTE isn't made to be similar to VZW's or AT&T's. They are using half the amount of carriers, but on more towers so there is expanded coverage zones that overlap. At least, that is how it is supposed to be. In any event, I anticipate that you'll see a bump to maybe 7-8 on the downlink.
With all due respect, NYCHitman, I beg to differ. There are post after post of users users at S4GRU posting speeds in the 20 to 30bmps range on the downlink, including where Drex is, in LA. A 5x5 carrier, I believe, is capable of speeds up to 37mbps, which there are also numerous sightings of at S4GRU (which Sprint is deploying a 5x5 now on 1900mhz, and another 5x5 next summer on 800mhz.) Since LTE speeds are highly signal strength dependent, Drex is likely in an area with low LTE signal strength. Even if the "bars" on the phone show full signal, the phone could be pulling LTE off a distant tower and 1x off a close tower. Although that may appear to be full strength when looking at the "bars", and it is in regards to the 1x signal, it very well may not be the LTE signal strength. Based on Drex's speeds, I'd bet this is exaclty the case. Remember, the bars show your 1x signal strength, not LTE or EVDO. In other words, if he has "full bars," that is his 1x signal, but his LTE signal could be weak, resulting in low speeds. As more and more towers get upgraded, and the active LTE towers (essentially) become closer to the device, the speeds will increase as the signal gets stronger. (Hopefully that makes sense.)

However, you are spot on in regards to "more towers." Since Sprints network has their towers spaced based on 1900mhz spectrum, the towers are relatively close, resulting in small cells. Therefore, less users will be on each tower than the other providers, namely VZW and ATT. This will result in less load per tower and, thus, the ability to maintain data speeds. This is because each tower will have a relatively light load since the tower density is high. Furthermore, when Sprint starts adding 800mhz carriers as they shut down NEXTEL next summer, it will get even better, at least in regards to Sprint's network being able to handle even higher loads and, not to mention, the improved signal strength indoors and area covered. (In fact, in some markets, they are already using 1x at 800mhz. Chicago is one market that comes to mind and has been confirmed by numerous users at S4GRU and the exact location of each tower can be seen in the sponsors area that has 800mhz on 1x. Its amazing what the maps over at S4GRU show. They scored a major hook up, as they get a list of the exact location (GPS coords) of each tower Sprint has upgraded on a weekly basis, and its 3G, LTE, and/or 800mhz status. Then he takes the time upload them into Google maps.)
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I'm pretty sure the meter shows whatever signal you are useing it's one or the other but not just 1x. Now let me tell you why I think this before anybody goes crazy on me. Whe I use and air card and switch the same signal meter I use for 3g(cdma rev:a or 1x) changes when I push the button to change to 4g in this case (WiMax) the meter changes to reflect the connection. Now dont go crazy on me and say this is just a WiMax thing. But the same idea holds true for cell phone radios it only has one signal meter and it shows whatever signal it is useing and it can't use two at the same time. The best why to tell is go into the ##data# menu and change you device to only use LTE or CDMA and see what happens.
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I'm pretty sure the meter shows whatever signal you are useing it's one or the other but not just 1x. Now let me tell you why I think this before anybody goes crazy on me. Whe I use and air card and switch the same signal meter I use for 3g(cdma rev:a or 1x) changes when I push the button to change to 4g in this case (WiMax) the meter changes to reflect the connection. Now dont go crazy on me and say this is just a WiMax thing. But the same idea holds true for cell phone radios it only has one signal meter and it shows whatever signal it is useing and it can't use two at the same time. The best why to tell is go into the ##data# menu and change you device to only use LTE or CDMA and see what happens.
I wont argue with you, as I am no expert, but I have learned a lot at S4GRU and very confident in my posts. (However, the WiMax thing is totally different and does not apply.)
One thing though, you say Sprint's devices can't use two signals at the same time. Thats not true. Almost all (if not, every one) of Sprints new Android devices are SVLTE and/or SVDO capable, so how do you say they cant use two signals at the same time?? Because if you're talking and surfing at the same time (aka SVDO/SVLTE), you're using 1x and LTE or EVDO at the same time. Which is using two signals at the same time.

Furthermore: Bars Lie for LTE Signal Strength! How to determine your actual LTE signal strength - Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
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I wont argue with you, as I am no expert, but I have learned a lot at S4GRU and very confident in my posts. (However, the WiMax thing is totally different and does not apply.)
One thing though, you say Sprint's devices can't use two signals at the same time. Thats not true. Almost all (if not, every one) of Sprints new Android devices are SVLTE and/or SVDO capable, so how do you say they cant use two signals at the same time?? Because if you're talking and surfing at the same time (aka SVDO/SVLTE), you're using 1x and LTE or EVDO at the same time. Which is using two signals at the same time.

Furthermore: Bars Lie for LTE Signal Strength! How to determine your actual LTE signal strength - Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
good info thank you and I'm no expert and I'm not sure about useing two radios at the same time. And yes I have tried surfing and talking at the same time does not work so well that is dependent on the signal you are receiving not 1x and cdma rev:a at the same time. you only drop to 1x when your signal is really week but that is all about tower location and distance for signal. I Think
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I don't think you will see speeds that are that much improved, honestly. Sprint's LTE isn't made to be similar to VZW's or AT&T's. They are using half the amount of carriers, but on more towers so there is expanded coverage zones that overlap. At least, that is how it is supposed to be. In any event, I anticipate that you'll see a bump to maybe 7-8 on the downlink.
7-8mps would be perfectly fine for me. I've never really been picky about speeds, unless they're so excruciatingly slow that they're worse than dial-up...LOL. I prefer battery life over connecting to the internet fast, while on the go, so as long as I see more improvements to overall coverage area and more consistency in connection, I'll be really happy.
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7-8mps would be perfectly fine for me. I've never really been picky about speeds, unless they're so excruciatingly slow that they're worse than dial-up...LOL. I prefer battery life over connecting to the internet fast, while on the go, so as long as I see more improvements to overall coverage area and more consistency in connection, I'll be really happy.
That much you should. At least that is my understanding of Network Vision. Every tower with multimodal infrastructure to increase coverage zones, which should create overlapping from tower to tower. In theory, this should decrease the amount of users on one particular tower in one setting, which would then promote stability.

At least, this is my interpretation of Network Vision. I could be wrong.
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Wohoo mn getting some lte love.

Been seeing reports of people getting signals
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Been seeing reports of people getting signals
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Do share my good man, I hope the locale is near enough to me for some testing!
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That much you should. At least that is my understanding of Network Vision. Every tower with multimodal infrastructure to increase coverage zones, which should create overlapping from tower to tower. In theory, this should decrease the amount of users on one particular tower in one setting, which would then promote stability.

At least, this is my interpretation of Network Vision. I could be wrong.
Been keeping my eye out on s4gru for updates, so we'll see...but yes, that was my interpretation as well and would love seeing that happen.

btw...congrats on the title update! Thumbs Up.
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For the first time in 3 years I'm thinking of ending my contract and going pre-paid. In Phoenix, data speeds have been terrible, under 500kbs and most of the time under 100kbps. Its not even usable. I'm paying verizon and ATT prices to get what cricket customers got on 1x years ago, what a joke. What the hell is up with Phoenix? How can they expect to keep customers. Everyone I know on Sprint wants to jump ship, most to verizon, even though its limited.

Where is Phoenix on the NV map? Do they realize how many customers they're going to lose just in this market? I'm on the tipping point right now and I don't see anything positive on the horizon that would keep me.
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For the first time in 3 years I'm thinking of ending my contract and going pre-paid. In Phoenix, data speeds have been terrible, under 500kbs and most of the time under 100kbps. Its not even usable. I'm paying verizon and ATT prices to get what cricket customers got on 1x years ago, what a joke. What the hell is up with Phoenix? How can they expect to keep customers. Everyone I know on Sprint wants to jump ship, most to verizon, even though its limited.

Where is Phoenix on the NV map? Do they realize how many customers they're going to lose just in this market? I'm on the tipping point right now and I don't see anything positive on the horizon that would keep me.
I don't blame you. Phoenix has been one of those really troubled Sprint areas for as long as I can remember, kind of like Chicago. Sprint has recently put forth an effort towards helping the Chicago area out with more coverage after a public outcry (and some bad press).

Band together and make some noise and maybe you can move up the priority list of markets that need desperate attention?
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They are improving the network, but it takes a little bit of time. Some areas are being improved faster than others, but it is what it is. Just be a little patient and you'll see that Sprint is here for the long haul, and worth every penny you spend per month to keep their services.
Be patient? I've been with Sprint since 2000. Sprint sent me an email saying they already made the improvements in my area. Showed me a map and did a whole song and dance about how its supposed to be better. I havent even talked about the LTE service, but the amount of dropped calls I am getting now, is becoming ridiculous.
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Be patient? I've been with Sprint since 2000. Sprint sent me an email saying they already made the improvements in my area. Showed me a map and did a whole song and dance about how its supposed to be better. I havent even talked about the LTE service, but the amount of dropped calls I am getting now, is becoming ridiculous.
At that point, you would have to weigh what would be the best option for you then. I would think that much to be for certain.
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A couple of points concerning Clear, while Sprint no longer owns a majority share they are still the largest single shareholder, this is the main reason for Softbanks interest, Clear's enormous spectrum portfolio, also sadly enough for everyone who has complained about Wimax's poor coverage they currently have a larger footprint than Sprints LTE coverage does. Sprint's future including Softbank funding is directly related to being able to leverage Clears spectrum both for enhanced WiMax services in some areas and reallocation of their significant spectrum for LTE rollout and coverage in a large number of geographical areas. Sprint's future is firmly hitched to Clears wagon.
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That stinks. I see some disgruntled Sprint customers from various parts of the country, yet I have no idea what you guys suffer from because I have not experienced it in the slightest.
Me either I avg 10mb on wimax in Chicago and 1.5 on 3g
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A couple of points concerning Clear, while Sprint no longer owns a majority share they are still the largest single shareholder, this is the main reason for Softbanks interest, Clear's enormous spectrum portfolio, also sadly enough for everyone who has complained about Wimax's poor coverage they currently have a larger footprint than Sprints LTE coverage does. Sprint's future including Softbank funding is directly related to being able to leverage Clears spectrum both for enhanced WiMax services in some areas and reallocation of their significant spectrum for LTE rollout and coverage in a large number of geographical areas. Sprint's future is firmly hitched to Clears wagon.
Yeah hence why they own the stake and I thought they still did hold the majority. Either way they still are in the drivers seat
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I don't blame you. Phoenix has been one of those really troubled Sprint areas for as long as I can remember, kind of like Chicago. Sprint has recently put forth an effort towards helping the Chicago area out with more coverage after a public outcry (and some bad press).

Band together and make some noise and maybe you can move up the priority list of markets that need desperate attention?
What bad press in chicago besides the needed spectrum which it just acquiesced from uscc. My city did not get the treatment Phoenix got lol. Chicago has wimax ALL over the city and LTE in majority of the city. Did you guys even get wimax lol. But Phoenix is supposed to be getting lte from cricket and sprint soon
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What bad press in Chicago besides the needed spectrum which it just acquiesced from USCC. My city did not get the treatment Phoenix got lol. Chicago has Wimax ALL over the city and LTE in majority of the city. Did you guys even get Wimax lol. But Phoenix is supposed to be getting LTE from Cricket and Sprint soon
Here is one quick example. And there were others like it that I recall.

Problem Solver: Dropped calls become towering annoyance - Chicago Tribune

I even remember a link to watch Sprint troubles reported on the local 10PM Chicago TV news from a while back.

As for the rest of your message I'm having trouble following what you are saying.
I'm not in Chicago or Phoenix though, and if I know about their network troubles (and have for years) then there is honestly a big problem. With the influx of new capital, Sprint has taken some small steps to help rectify the problems in Chicago, surely they can be replicated in short order in Phoenix, LA, and New York just to name a few.
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Sprint already announced that nv was the cause of everything in that article. And I thought u was in Phoenix. Seeing as my city so big of course its gonna be bigger problems but those are ironed out already my grandparents are with att and they voice quality is garbage and dropped calls
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Here is one quick example. And there were others like it that I recall.

Problem Solver: Dropped calls become towering annoyance - Chicago Tribune

I even remember a link to watch Sprint troubles reported on the local 10PM Chicago TV news from a while back.

As for the rest of your message I'm having trouble following what you are saying.
I'm not in Chicago or Phoenix though, and if I know about their network troubles (and have for years) then there is honestly a big problem. With the influx of new capital, Sprint has taken some small steps to help rectify the problems in Chicago, surely they can be replicated in short order in Phoenix, LA, and New York just to name a few.
This is all old news, now, but....

In Chicago there was an issue with the new Network Vision equipment handing off signals to the old equipment. So, essentially, as the upgrades were taking place, as your phone switched from one tower to another, it would drop the call. As a result, Sprint accelerated Network Vision upgrades in Chicago, which is why NV is further along in Chicago than any other market. Kind of a blessing in disguise, in my opinion. I could deal with a few months of dropped calls for what NV brings. Now, nearly all of Chicago's towers have been upgraded ( Network Vision/LTE Deployment Running List - Sprint 4G Rollout Updates )

The following link, posted way back in April, (which has also already been posted in this very thread) kind of explains the problems they were having in CHI. Sprint battling Network Vision deployment woes in the Windy City - Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
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If you guys could only be here in PHX to see and experience how bad service is compared to the other three, you would think Sprint were some crappy prepaid carrier. Its so sad. I don't know how they still get subscribers. I'm regretting defending SPrint for so long, I got a lot of friends to switch to them and now they are giving me crap because it is just so terrible.
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Yea, in Phoenix, Network Vision can't come soon enough. I hope it stays on track and they start this winter. I have noticed my phone no longer connects to the EVDO network, it now connects to eHRPD. So, hopefully that means they are on schedule for that winter start. Luckily, Alcatel Lucent is doing Phx, as they have been pretty solid in the other markets which Sprint has contracted them for Network Vision.
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