Go Back   Android Forums > Android Carriers > Sprint > 4G Discussion

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old June 7th, 2010, 05:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
xxINFIDELxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 115
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy SII Epic 4G Touch
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 12 Posts
Default 4G in Richmond,VA!!!

I was curious as to whether we had coverage here in central,VA so I turned on 4G yesterday at lunch in the East End of Richmond....3 bars of steady 4G. Then today I went out to Short Pump and had a strong signal. Tested speed test and had 3-4 mbs down and 1 up(round about figures). The signal wasn't very consistant though when I went about a mile down the street from where I had strong signal I then had none. I'll be leaving this off unless plugged into my car charger since it kept searching for a signal and it'd surely drain my battery fast.

Advertisements
xxINFIDELxx is offline  
Last edited by xxINFIDELxx; July 27th, 2010 at 08:21 PM.
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old June 7th, 2010, 06:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
lostprophet894's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Vienna, VA
Posts: 60
 
Device(s): iPhone 4
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Default

I'm kind of jealous. I've found no trace of 4G here in Northern Virginia.

Wonder how long it'll take Sprint to get those towers up...
lostprophet894 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2010, 06:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 10
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xxINFIDELxx View Post
I was curious as to whether we had coverage here in central,VA so I turned on 4G yesterday at lunch in the East End of Richmond....3 bars of steady 4G. Then today I went out to Short Pump and had a strong signal. Tested speed test and had 3-4 mbs down and 2 up(round about figures). The signal wasn't very consistant though when I went about a mile down the street from where I had strong signal I then had none. I'll be leaving this off unless plugged into my car charger since it kept searching for a signal and it'd surely drain my battery fast.
No way! I'll definitely have to give this a shot. I live in the Stony Point area (get a poor signal at home, good thing for the Airave) and work downtown so I'll certainly test there. Keep us (me) posted.
Brodequin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2010, 06:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
xxINFIDELxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 115
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy SII Epic 4G Touch
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 12 Posts
Default

I was at the Sprint store in front of Short Pump mall. Thought they may have a repeater but the salesman said no. I went up the street to Best Buy and still had a signal but it kept finding and searching for 4g. I also got a signal in the White Oak mall in the East End. It's the only 2 places I tested. I only work 3 miles from my house so when I get home I usually just change it to wi-fi.
xxINFIDELxx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 8th, 2010, 07:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 3
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I'm also able to get 4g in Richmond, though inconsistent. Speedtest.net app confirmed about 3mbps down and up.
badsector is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 8th, 2010, 08:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 28
 
Device(s): HTC EVO 4G
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lostprophet894 View Post
I'm kind of jealous. I've found no trace of 4G here in Northern Virginia.

Wonder how long it'll take Sprint to get those towers up...
I have it here in Arlington.
ortizdupri is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 8th, 2010, 08:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Mikesnap's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Winchester, Virginia
Posts: 69
 
Device(s): HTC Evo 4G
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 19
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Default

I live out in Winchester, VA so i'm sure it will be a long long time till i get 4g out here but keep us updated on where and how far it starts stretching outside of D.C. and Richmond. I don't go down to D.C. frequently but enough for baseball games and going out and what not to use 4g for sure when i'm there or if i'm down in fairfax/arlington/alexandria ect.
Mikesnap is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 8th, 2010, 09:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Federer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 73
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 9
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Default

What about virgina beach?
Federer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 8th, 2010, 09:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 608
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 93
Thanked 198 Times in 139 Posts
Default

cool i travel to the short pump area every year, so it will be like i never left home lol
__________________
Finally a Senior Member!!!!
Dont forget to use that Thanks button, its there for a reason
THEFORCE is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 8th, 2010, 09:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 226
 
Device(s): HTC EVO 4G
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 10
Thanked 28 Times in 26 Posts
Default

no 4G up here in Ashland.... just went out to try it
IXIShogunR1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old June 8th, 2010, 09:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 105
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Are you guys really seeing >1Mbit/s upload speeds on 4G? I had heard that they capped uploads to 1Mbps and my testing in Seattle confirms that. Speedtest.net pegs uploads at exactly 1Mbps.
Aragorn is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 8th, 2010, 09:43 PM   #12 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 226
 
Device(s): HTC EVO 4G
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 10
Thanked 28 Times in 26 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aragorn View Post
Are you guys really seeing >1Mbit/s upload speeds on 4G? I had heard that they capped uploads to 1Mbps and my testing in Seattle confirms that. Speedtest.net pegs uploads at exactly 1Mbps.

i get .8-1.2Mbps just on 3G

a lot of speed test ive seen is 3+
IXIShogunR1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 8th, 2010, 10:48 PM   #13 (permalink)
New Member
 
BIG CTY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 9
 
Device(s): HTC EVO 4G
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Federer View Post
What about virgina beach?
I havent tried it, but I don't think so. I live in Chesapeake and work in VA Beach, havent seen it but thats because I havent tried it. Nice to know its in my hometown of Richmond since I'm up there frequently.
BIG CTY is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 8th, 2010, 10:54 PM   #14 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 105
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IXIShogunR1 View Post
i get .8-1.2Mbps just on 3G

a lot of speed test ive seen is 3+
That's fine, I'm also seeing >1Mbps on 3G. But, I had heard that 4G was specifically capped at 1 for upload. That's what makes me wonder if the numbers they are getting are reliable.
Aragorn is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 8th, 2010, 10:59 PM   #15 (permalink)
Member
 
slbailey1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 392
 
Device(s): Verizon Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 230
Thanked 68 Times in 51 Posts
Default

What about Fort Lee and Hopewell?
slbailey1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 10th, 2010, 10:52 AM   #16 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 10
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default

Got a chance to get to Short Pump. On 4G, using the test at mobilespeedtest.net, I was getting speeds of between 1600-1900kbps. In downtown Richmond on 3G I get around 90-130kbps.
Brodequin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 10th, 2010, 11:11 AM   #17 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 2
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I have turned 4G on a few times in Virginia Beach (Lynnhaven and Kempsville areas) and no luck. I got to use 4G out in Hawaii earlier this year and it was a very nice experience over 3G (data card). About 4mb down and 1mb up. It would be nice if we see it by the end of the year but I'm not holding my breath. Was Richmond even on the published schedules from Clear?
DavidMc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 14th, 2010, 12:09 AM   #18 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

From what I was told (not sure how true but I have good sources) 4G is constantly being tested in northern VA, the Richmond & Tri-cities, and the Tide Water areas and if all continues to go well, all sprint has to do is flip the switch and it will be up and running (supposedly going to happen in about a month). This may be why some people are seeing coverage come in and out but the landscape is definitely already in place.
looch8114 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 14th, 2010, 06:27 AM   #19 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Hampton Roads, Va
Posts: 25
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by looch8114 View Post
From what I was told (not sure how true but I have good sources) 4G is constantly being tested in northern VA, the Richmond & Tri-cities, and the Tide Water areas and if all continues to go well, all sprint has to do is flip the switch and it will be up and running (supposedly going to happen in about a month). This may be why some people are seeing coverage come in and out but the landscape is definitely already in place.
I really hope your source is a good one. Hampton here and 4G would be a real nice thing.
ccrun1800 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 14th, 2010, 07:00 AM   #20 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Must be nice! Nothing in Norfolk and my 3G is slow as hell! Getting 500k down on a good day.
dolfan08 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old June 14th, 2010, 08:06 AM   #21 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 2
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

That would be great if true but the last time we talked with a Clear rep while waiting for a connecting flight in DFW (bought us a data card and modem to play with in our Hawaii office) he knew of no plans for Hampton Roads. DC and Richmond he knew of for later this year. Hopefully its sooner rather then later.
DavidMc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 14th, 2010, 12:23 PM   #22 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default 4G in Richmond, VA

I work at Staples Mill and Broad and am getting a constant 4g signal, although only one bar.... I've heard as well that Richmond is a test market so that is why we aren't seeing 4G coverage throughout the city. CLEAR told me back in January that we would definitely be 4G by third quarter.

HTC EVO --- ITS THE BOMB!!!!
MACAVELLI227 is offline  
Last edited by MACAVELLI227; June 14th, 2010 at 12:30 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old June 21st, 2010, 09:15 PM   #23 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I was in Best Buy tonight and was told RVA's 4G would go live on July 27th! Hope it's true... I thought we'd be waiting longer than that.

Can anyone confirm?
fei-lo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 21st, 2010, 09:39 PM   #24 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 12
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lostprophet894 View Post
I'm kind of jealous. I've found no trace of 4G here in Northern Virginia.

Wonder how long it'll take Sprint to get those towers up...
All over the place in Manassas.
Matt H is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 28th, 2010, 05:00 AM   #25 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 4
 
Device(s): HTC EVO 4G
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 8
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Sprint to launch its version of 4G network today | Richmond Times-Dispatch
nutthouse is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 28th, 2010, 06:35 AM   #26 (permalink)
Member
 
K4KAI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 128
 
Device(s): DROID RAZR MAXX
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 80
Thanked 11 Times in 8 Posts
Default

I fully expect 4G to fully active here in Culpeper, VA by July 2025
__________________
Sam....
U.S. Navy (Retired)
K4KAI is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 30th, 2010, 02:34 PM   #27 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1
 
Device(s): EVO 4G
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Fast 4G in Northern VA

Quote:
Originally Posted by lostprophet894 View Post
I'm kind of jealous. I've found no trace of 4G here in Northern Virginia.

Wonder how long it'll take Sprint to get those towers up...

You can find 4G in Arlington / Alexandria. There is also full coverage in Fairfax Corner, 2 bars in Sterling and Leesburg, 1 bar in Herndon and Reston.

I got 6Mb down in Fairfax Corner!

dtlp747 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 30th, 2010, 02:37 PM   #28 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: DC
Posts: 94
 
Device(s): HTC EVO 4G!!
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 17
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Default

Yeah, Richmond is an old Clearwire network area so they were def going to get Wimax. I remember eieieo (if that's how you say his name) saying that. I get 4G signals in DC, got it in Columbia Heights after turning on my phone. (North west DC)
Nem_Zero is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 30th, 2010, 03:15 PM   #29 (permalink)
Member
 
Complex757's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 367
 
Device(s): HTC Evo 4G LTE
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 183
Thanked 100 Times in 69 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Federer View Post
What about virgina beach?

__________________
HTC Hero -> HTC Evo 4G -> HTC Evo 3D -> HTC Evo LTE
Complex757 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 9th, 2010, 05:09 PM   #30 (permalink)
New Member
 
beenswank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: RVA
Posts: 6
 
Device(s): LG Axis (for now.)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to beenswank brandonmccall
Default

I've got 4G here in East End (S. Laburnum.) Just one bar. I'll keep checking as a travel toward Glen Allen.
beenswank is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old July 9th, 2010, 10:38 PM   #31 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Khaelum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Virginia
Posts: 27
 
Device(s): HTC Evo
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Re: 4G in Richmond,VA!!!

Quote:
Must be nice! Nothing in Norfolk and my 3G is slow as hell! Getting 500k down on a good day.
I'm in Norfolk as well and my 3G speeds are pretty decent, though I really only surf the web or stream music.

According to speed test, I'm getting 1.07 D/L with Ashburn as my chosen VA server.

Sent from my HTC Evo using Tapatalk + Swype
Khaelum is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 9th, 2010, 10:46 PM   #32 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Khaelum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Virginia
Posts: 27
 
Device(s): HTC Evo
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Re: 4G in Richmond,VA!!!

Any rumors or info when Hampton Roads will be getting 4G?

Sent from my HTC Evo using Tapatalk + Swype
Khaelum is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 9th, 2010, 10:52 PM   #33 (permalink)
Member
 
Complex757's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 367
 
Device(s): HTC Evo 4G LTE
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 183
Thanked 100 Times in 69 Posts
Default

I intend to send a e-mail to Sprint asking, probably will have to send several

I checked the map and 4G is pretty much all over Richmond.
Complex757 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 10th, 2010, 11:45 PM   #34 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: DC and NY
Posts: 7
 
Device(s): EVO 4G
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lostprophet894 View Post
I'm kind of jealous. I've found no trace of 4G here in Northern Virginia.

Wonder how long it'll take Sprint to get those towers up...

There is 4G in Vienna, VA. I have tested it along Gallows Road and it comes in and out. Granted it is not as consistent as other parts of NoVA or DC/MD but it is there.
woodyp is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 29th, 2010, 09:31 PM   #35 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Chesterfield
Posts: 2
 
Device(s): Htc Evo
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I am getting 4g in random parts of chesterfield on hall street road area
also on brook rd and Parham
huggerz28 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 5th, 2011, 08:55 PM   #36 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

does this apply to at&t customers?
farleyallison is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 5th, 2011, 09:14 PM   #37 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 140
 
Device(s): HTC EVO
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 8
Thanked 37 Times in 23 Posts
Default

I want 4G in Blacksburg
Stang70Fastback is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 22nd, 2011, 01:55 PM   #38 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I have Verizon 4G hear in Manassass. I did a speed test yesterday on my Samsung charge. It showed a download speed of 8.54 Mb/sec and an upload speed of 3.63 Mb/sec. This was way faster than the speed test on my friends incredible 2 (a Verizon 3G phone). With the same speed test his phone showed 1.8 Mb/sec download and 1.1 Mb/sec upload speed.
phonefreak21 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Carriers > Sprint > 4G Discussion
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:00 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.