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Old June 4th, 2010, 07:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 4g Coverage in your area?

Call this an experimentation of sorts. I want to see how quickly Sprint can roll out 4g coverage. Vote Yes or No as to whether or not you have 4g coverage in YOUR AREA ONLY. The poll will be open for 1 week. Next month I'll post a new poll along with the results of the previous poll. I'll do this for a few months to track their progress.

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Old June 4th, 2010, 08:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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St. Louis is unofficial but many towers are up and working. Can be spotty. Often I lose it around 10 p.m. until the next morning at some point. But when it works, it's wonderful.
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Nothing in Detroit Metro. It's supposed to be coming to Grand Rapids "soon", but does me no good there.
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Nothing in Detroit Metro. It's supposed to be coming to Grand Rapids "soon", but does me no good there.
I have been working with Clearwire in Metro Detroit. Sites have been procured and engineering is taking place. I would guess build to begin soon...
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Nope. Los Angeles.
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I've been using 4g in Chicago quite extensively. I'd be glad to answer any questions anyone has about reception, speed, etc...
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I've been using 4g in Chicago quite extensively. I'd be glad to answer any questions anyone has about reception, speed, etc...
Is it a lot better than 3G while using the phone?
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Is it a lot better than 3G while using the phone?
The most notable diferrence when browsing is with anything media related. Videos load quicker, weather maps load quicker, pandora transitions between songs quicker, etc... It's not a huge difference though. General browsing from site to site doesn't really make a big difference. What I really like about 4g, at least for now while its free, is how easy it is to tether to my laptop, both wired and wirelessly. I generally get speeds between 3-4 Mbps. The highest I've seen on speedtest.net was something like 7.3 Mbps.

Edit: downloading big files is also much quicker. For example, downloading videos from youtube using pwnyoutube.com is much faster on 4g.
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Getting 1.8 - 3.1 Mb/s in St. Louis and I've only seen it go above 2.2 once in about 40 speed tests. I'm basically getting the same speed as the people at work with other 3g networks. Hopefully it will speed up, this is disappointing but the Youtube HD is nice.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 08:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I have no indoor coverage at my house although I had weak wimax coverage with XOHM since 2008 there. I am a few hundred meters from good coverage. I tethered my Evo to my laptop tonight at a Barnes and Nobles in Towson (a suburb of Baltimore about 2 miles away) and got 7mbps down and just under 1mbps up. The 4G signal strength on the Evo was showing only one concentric ring out of 3 at the time.
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We have some 4G coverage around our area. I don't get any 4G at home exactly, but drive 2-3 minutes in any direction, and you'll be in 4G territory. The only thing is, I can get around 2-3 times faster than 3G. Never saw any more than 3 Mbps.

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Nope. Los Angeles.
Yes for me on the east side of LA. (Boyle Heights/Little Tokyo area). 2 bars.
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When I got my EVO they said 4g would be in my area by sept. which seeing as people are getting 4g around SF Bay Area I guess it's true.
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The capital of Florida, Tallahassee, has no coverage.
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That's good news. Thanks.
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Call this an experimentation of sorts. I want to see how quickly Sprint can roll out 4g coverage. Vote Yes or No as to whether or not you have 4g coverage in YOUR AREA ONLY. The poll will be open for 1 week. Next month I'll post a new poll along with the results of the previous poll. I'll do this for a few months to track their progress.
Don't get too excited. I live in Chicago and if you look at Sprints coverage map it looks like most of the City and burbs have it. Its here but very very spotty not a very reliable signal at all. This whole 4G whoo ha is kind of a rouse IMO.
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No 4G, but I get about 2.5 Mbps on 3G at work. At home I only get 1 - 1.5, though.
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Yep, in the original 4G location of Baltimore. I can get 3-4 bars on 4G most of the time.
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St. Louis is unofficial but many towers are up and working. Can be spotty. Often I lose it around 10 p.m. until the next morning at some point. But when it works, it's wonderful.
I'm in St. Louis too, and I usually get the 4G to work too, but I wouldn't say it's wonderful. It's only slightly faster than the 3G. I do several speedtests a day, and it's usually at 2mbps.
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Pretty good 4G in the Downtown Raleigh area, however, outside of that... hardly ever see a 4G signal.

A bit disappointing, but I hope it will improve.
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it'll be a few years before my hole in the wall town gets 4G
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Tampa, FL: End of Summer (According to Sprint)
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Pensacola FL sometime between now and the end of the world
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Pretty good 4G in the Downtown Raleigh area, however, outside of that... hardly ever see a 4G signal.

A bit disappointing, but I hope it will improve.
Same here. 4g is a known issue here (according to the Sprint rep).
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Yes Austin TX. Im jealous of you guys in Bmore

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The guy at the GV Radioshack said by August. We'll see.
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St. Louis is unofficial but many towers are up and working. Can be spotty. Often I lose it around 10 p.m. until the next morning at some point. But when it works, it's wonderful.
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I'm in Rochester NY and I get 3 bars of 4g right outside my office. At home I get at least one bar (about 15 miles east of here). It's what sold me on the phone, when I tried it in best buy and they had a 4g signal but they weren't bragging about it. They basically made it seem like it was "hush hush." Anyway, I get about 5mbps down and 1.5 up... average is around 4mbps down and 1mbps up per sec via speedtest.

Coming from AT&T, I'm very happy with the service and glad to hear I can make phone calls while using the net with 4g+3g.
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I'm in St. Louis too, and I usually get the 4G to work too, but I wouldn't say it's wonderful. It's only slightly faster than the 3G. I do several speedtests a day, and it's usually at 2mbps.
yea it's here in stl. but i talked to a rep at the Sprint store and he said they are in testing phases, not officially rolled out yet.
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yea it's here in stl. but i talked to a rep at the Sprint store and he said they are in testing phases, not officially rolled out yet.
Best I could get was 2267 up and 986 down (speedtest.net app). As stated above, it's still in testing here...
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Best I could get was 2267 up and 986 down (speedtest.net app). As stated above, it's still in testing here...
i get that at my home with 4G but no bars. At work I have 4G and 1 to 2 bars and I pulled 3673/1014 today (Chesterfield).
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