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Old November 30th, 2012, 11:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all.

I have a question I am having a very hard time googling involving 3g and 4g data types. So...

The issue I am having is that I am currently on sprint, and would like to stick with sprint because I use my phone for netflix so I need unlimited data. However, my service is very poor. I did a speed test today and I get .3 mbps on 3g EVDO. It is "supposedly" a 4g wiimax area but I dont get it there. I have the HTC evo 4g (original).

Now my question is this: If I upgrade to an LG optimus G, which now supports HSPA, will I get better service/faster data speeds? Or is this only true in certain situations/areas?

I understand that HSPA is faster than EVDO, but what I dont understand is how they are implemented. As in, do certain towers emit EVDO data, and others emit HPSA signals?

Hope this isnt too confusing. Thanks for any help.

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Old December 1st, 2012, 08:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sprint does not use HSPA. Since you have poor service anyway, if you want to keep unlimited data you might consider going to T-Mobile. They have true unlimited data plans like Sprint and for less money. T-Mobile uses HSPA+ 4G which is very quick. Get a new Nexus 4 from Google and cheap unlimited data on T-Mobile's fast network and you can laugh at fools still on Sprint.
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Old December 1st, 2012, 08:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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For T-Mobile it just really depends on where your at. i know here in Mid-Michigan T-Mobile ONLY has 3G... so i would make sure before you go to tmo (if thats what you decide to do) that your in a 4g area.
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Old December 1st, 2012, 08:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I agree. First look at the coverage of different providers FOR WHERE YOU LIVE, not for someone else on the Internet. No provider has perfect coverage everywhere.
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