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Old August 15th, 2011, 05:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

I think its important that we keep this thread alive by keep updating the counts of the areas where EVDO becomes available.

There was another thread but it got locked by the Mod due to some discussions...... lets not do that on this one.

Note, to update just add the post to the thread and I'll update the count.
If you get 3G EVDO icon, if possible also post a speedtest (available on the market) with the up/down speeds.

This is what we have so far:

Jax FL seems uncapped 900kb/s down Though it is not always available depending on where in town you are.
Tampa, looks like no at this time. Update, close to the water, maybe just one tower has evdo.
Orlando Fl Had uncapped but possibly capped around 200kb/s - Edit 8/21 Cap confirmed at 200kbps.
Cocoa FL No evdo as of yet.
Kissimmee FL evdo, unknown if capped though.
Apopka, FL capped, but possibly part of the orlando network.
This seems to extend out to ormond beach
Lakeland Fl EVDO, Definitely Capped.
Surrounding areas of Lakeland, still to confirm, but capped.
Port St. Lucie and West Palm Beach, FL - No EVDO
Downtown Miami - South Miami - North Miami - Fort Lauderdale before Commercial Blvd - LIVE ON EVDO!!!! Initial reports show 1004kbps UNCAPPED!! this is beautiful. -> Waiting on more confirms and in the rest of Broward / Dade counties.
Southwest FL - No EVDO yet. Officially Announced, no ETA.
SWFL Naples area no evdo as of yet.
Coral Springs, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, North Miami Florida - NO EVDO yet


Atlanta GA No known evdo.
Dallas TX Most of the Area EVDO, seems capped at 200kbps, but faster than 1x.
Detroit Mi, Not looking like any change yet.

LA CA Possible evdo no speed results yet.
SF & Sacramento CONFIRMED EVDO at 1300~ kbps!
Stockton CA and Surrounding, Capped evdo

Riverside CA Sporatic evdo, possible rollout happening now

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Homestead, FL - no evdo.
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Homestead, FL - no evdo.
Thanks ray,

I updated the info.

I was reading also that Dallas is almost fully EVDO now. Ill update the count.
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i was just about to do this also. you won!
Lol... ATL809, you can help me out here also by reading and moving info around threads
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No EVDO in Port St Lucie or west palm beach
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No EVDO in Port St Lucie or west palm beach
Updated!

But you guys just like a week ago went live on LTE!!!!
You're privileged, here in SW FL (Naples - FT myers) are still on 1x
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Im in Orlando. The tower seems to reach its signal limit about 2 miles before reaching Bithlo on SR50, with the strongest signal pretty much in the entire metro area.

Unfortunately I can also confirm it is capped at about 200kbps for me -_-
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Im in Orlando. The tower seems to reach its signal limit about 2 miles before reaching Bithlo on SR50, with the strongest signal pretty much in the entire metro area.

Unfortunately I can also confirm it is capped at about 200kbps for me -_-
Sorry to hear about the Cap mario... good thing is that you guys have 4G up there.... so u have the option to get a 4G handset!

Thanks for the input.. ill update it on the count!
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Any word of 3g in the tri state area?
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i was in the Kissimmee/Orlando area this past weekend. but i did not see 3G. even tried updating my PRL through *228 but only got 1x and barely 1 bar of signal
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Any word of 3g in the tri state area?
We have no reports (i hope ur talking about NY NJ and CT lol) yet.
The other tri state IL WI and In no reports either.

I wonder what is the status on people with the 3020 PRL on extended home areas.
Anybody?
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i was in the Kissimmee/Orlando area this past weekend. but i did not see 3G. even tried updating my PRL through *228 but only got 1x and barely 1 bar of signal
Do you still have the 3019 PRL *EDIT*: BOSS?
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Do you still have the 3019 PRL cheif?

It should be spelled chief and its use like that is generally accepted as offensive to Native Americans. I would respectfully ask that you refrain from using it that way on here.
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It should be spelled chief and its use like that is generally accepted as offensive to Native Americans. I would respectfully ask that you refrain from using it that way on here.

I thought we were in a forum to share knowlege, information and help each other.

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But please... Lets limit to to that, share knowledge info and help, not criticize or diminish anyone.
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lol i was not offended in any way. i actually felt like a more important person when i read it. yes i am still on the PRL 3019 because i was waiting for 3G to get to south florida before updating manually
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lol i was not offended in any way. i actually felt like a more important person when i read it. yes i am still on the PRL 3019 because i was waiting for 3G to get to south florida before updating manually

See!!! Thanks man,

Im in SWFL and you cant get the PRL here yet. I updated manually to 3020 but no 3g. Ill be going to the east coast in a week so we'll see. Ill ipdate.
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lol i was not offended in any way. i actually felt like a more important person when i read it. yes i am still on the PRL 3019 because i was waiting for 3G to get to south florida before updating manually
As I said before with the 3019 prl you could stand right under a evdo tower an never pick up the 3g signal

if you plan on going where there is known evdo you may want to put the 3020 prl on.
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As I said before with the 3019 prl you could stand right under a evdo tower an never pick up the 3g signal

if you plan on going where there is known evdo you may want to put the 3020 prl on.
True that.. but...
Correct me if im wrong, if ur in an EVDO area and u update on *228 shouldnt you get the 3020?

Because thats what atl809 did and he didnt get the 3020.... weird!
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I thought we were in a forum to share knowlege, information and help each other.

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I offended any body, most certain sorry I am, and my sincere apologies!

But please... Lets limit to to that, share knowledge info and help, not criticize or diminish anyone.

There is no need for the sarcasm. I treated you respectfully and expect the same in return. If I was here to diminish you in any way, I would have just reported it to the admins and you would likely have been formally reprimanded. I don't think you meant it as offensive and that is why I replied. This is an open internet forum. You should conduct yourself with the same manners as you would in public.
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There is no need for the sarcasm. I treated you respectfully and expect the same in return. If I was here to diminish you in any way, I would have just reported it to the admins and you would likely have been formally reprimanded. I don't think you meant it as offensive and that is why I replied. This is an open internet forum. You should conduct yourself with the same manners as you would in public.
I respectfully ment the post. I was being zero sarcastic, but straight forwad.


Lets stick to the EVDO zone map ok?
Or you could just open another thread for manners. Just saying.
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True that.. but...
Correct me if im wrong, if ur in an EVDO area and u update on *228 shouldnt you get the 3020?

Because thats what atl809 did and he didnt get the 3020.... weird!
no the 3020 is not an automatic update, they are only pushing it out to select phones, I do not know why, how, or what select process they use. I am in jax and I never got it even after 50+ *228's. Another guy in jax did get the update, he pulled it off his phone and posted it then I tested out the update.
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im going back to Orlando in about 2 weeks. i guess i'll just manually update just in case i dont get it automatically
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True that.. but...
Correct me if im wrong, if ur in an EVDO area and u update on *228 shouldnt you get the 3020?

Because thats what atl809 did and he didnt get the 3020.... weird!
I live in Lakeland and I got 3G immediately after I updated to 3020. If you want your phone to pick up 3G where they have it available then you want your PRL to be 3020. Dialing *228 actually made me lose the 3G that I had automatically gotten because it put me back at 3019.

I believe it's capped at 200 kbps because after a few speed tests I can't get above that.

I drive from Lakeland to Tampa every day and I can tell you that 3G goes out and comes back in right outside of Lakeland. I went to Winter Haven a few days ago and I never noticed the 3G going away.
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I believe Jax is now capped too. I had four bars most of the day, and ran three speed tests on lunch time. The best I managed was 190 down and 143 up.
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I mean that is still pretty good, the best dl i have ever managed to get was 17.2
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I believe Jax is now capped too. I had four bars most of the day, and ran three speed tests on lunch time. The best I managed was 190 down and 143 up.
what was your location? Up on merril rd near 9a I am not seeing caps. though I did down by atlantic and st johns
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what was your location? Up on merril rd near 9a I am not seeing caps. though I did down by atlantic and st johns

I was at the Walmart off of Monument and 9a.
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Does it matter wat rom I'm on? Cuz I'm on CM7 nd if I force Evdo I get 3g but it doesn't let me get on the internet
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should not matter, check other settings.
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I was at the Walmart off of Monument and 9a.
I just ran speed test, best of 3 was 600kb/s worst was 389kb/s
this is from merril and wedgefield area.
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We have no reports (i hope ur talking about NY NJ and CT lol) yet.
The other tri state IL WI and In no reports either.

I wonder what is the status on people with the 3020 PRL on extended home areas.
Anybody?

Yea lol. I'm in NJ, Elizabeth to be exact. I wouldve thought NY would be one of the first places to get 3g. Apparently not. -__-
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should not matter, check other settings.
Wat other settings should I check out?
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I guess first I should have asked where you live, if there is not evdo tower near you no signal.
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In LA I get 3bars when I force 3g
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In LA I get 3bars when I force 3g
there is the problem in la there isnt enough reports of actually working 3g
just very sporatic.
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Damn that sux.
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Yes it does but just think if you go to Stockton now you will have 3g signal
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Coral Springs, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, North Miami Florida - NO EVDO
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I made a trip down to South Florida from North Florida. Noticed 3g in the Veira / Cocoa area. I was at a gas station off 95 when I noticed it, barely had one bar when I noticed.
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Cape Coral/Fort Myers, FL. NO signs of EVDO yet.
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Cape Coral/Fort Myers, FL. NO signs of EVDO yet.
We are always left behind...
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Hey guys,
Got from a VERY good, and I mean VERY good source the following:

ALL markets will be EVDO.
LTE WILL be carrying voice, and data, AT some point. Not anywhere close 4-5 years. Right now is Data only since platforms, handsets, software (technology in general) is not there yet. But definitely possible.

CAPPED markets on 3G EVDO will be capped for testing purposes, meaning its a failsafe measure not to have the network collapsed if network capacities are exceeded. Once tested stable they will be capped to the highest safe speed.

LG Esteem will land the stores in September!. Its too much of rumored out there (here) everyone knows about it and will affect sales if not released by then. No ETA set for sure yet though.

We are going to see about 13 new phones by the end of the year, including 2HTC's, Samsung and LG as manufacturers. Possible new RIM BB. Deal not finalized yet.

Esteem WILL be hotspot capable.

We can kiss godbye the LTE Tablets for Metro.

Hope its exciting news for some of you.
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Got from a VERY good, and I mean VERY good source the following:

ALL markets will be EVDO.
Then, Metro has totally reversed numerous public statements to press and investors. They are liars and you can't trust ANYTHING they say.

I'm not unhappy EVDO is coming, but for the past two years they said over and over they were NOT going to do that and explained why.

Then this last spring they said internally to employees that a FEW markets would get EVDO to relieve stress on the network, but not all markets, because all did not need it. And those FEW markets that got EVDO would be capped and EVDO would be TEMPORARY as Metro was moving to LTE, VoLTE as soon as possible. They stressed to employees this EVDO was to help mitigate outages, not to increase speed.

So, this shows their business judgement is very flawed, that suddenly only now they realize they need to do this -- upgrade their ancient 1x RTT network to EVDO -- and the earlier plan to catapault straight to LTE from 2.5G 1X RTT was too ambitious. Their LTE-only plan is now obviously being delayed for a few years, IF your information is correct.

IF it's a change in business plan, say it. But Metro just putting out contradictory statements is what liars do. OR saying one thing, but doing another is also lying.

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Strange then that the MetroPCS CEO Lindquist keeps stressing this is exactly what Metro is going to do as soon as possible after going to VoLTE next year. Turn off the CDMA transmitters. I never figured it would be in one year, but I thought two years, otherwise why keep telling your customers, press and investors repeatedly this is the plan?

But then also contradictory in that they keep selling CDMA-only phones. This is like saying "I plan to lose 30 lbs. I plan to lose 30 lbs. Hey, pass me that cheesecake! And give me those brownies! "

Metro keeps saying one thing and doing something else.


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CAPPED markets on 3G EVDO will be capped for testing purposes, meaning its a failsafe measure not to have the network collapsed if network capacities are exceeded. Once tested stable they will be capped to the highest safe speed.
Don't expect the "highest safe speed" to be anything approaching regular EVDO speed from Sprint or Verizon. Metro can't make the 3G speed too good since their LTE speed is very slow -- in 3G territory. They still want to move people to LTE, so EVDO has to be capped well below that.

IF they can get it up above 384k, at least they will be above minimum 3G speed specs from the ITU. Any CDMA speed below 384k isn't "real" 3G speed, even if the "3G" icon shows. This is why 1x RTT is called "2.5G". It's based on the fact that in 1997 the ITU declared it "3G technology" but then in 2005 due to EVDO revised the 3G CDMA standards and declared 384k to acceptable minimum 3G data speed traveling in a vehicle. (even higher for stationary transmission/reception, but we'll ignore that for now.) So, as of 2005 if you can't receive/transmit at least 384k over CDMA network, you don't have real 3G speed.

This is why all the critics who said Metro didn't have 3G were in fact correct. And this is why 1x RTT started being called "2.5G". Sure there's no such thing officially as "2.5G" but how can you be 3G if you can't even meet the minimum speed? The ITU never addressed that contradiction when revising the standards in 2005. So, 1x RTT was just left hanging in the wind. Metro is the only CDMA carrier with operations in more than one state which was still using 1x RTT. All other CDMA carriers had long upgraded to EVDO.

In June of this year, 3rd party testing showed Cricket Optimus and Ascends getting average 1,000k speed in Philadelphia, while MetroPCS Optimus and Ascends getting 100k. Of course, because Cricket has real 3G speed everywhere -- even in nationwide roaming with Sprint. Whereas Metro CDAM was 1x RTT with theoretical top speeds of 150k but much less in real conditions. Even Metro's nationwide roaming with Sprint is capped at 1x RTT speeds.

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That's been know for two months now. Sept 26 is the most rumored date, because that's the date mentioned by corporate in meetings. If they were thinking of delaying the LG Esteem further (it was supposed to be the "mid year" LTE Android!) then that would hurt their credibility even more -- not that they have any left.

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And except for the Esteem, I bet none will be LTE?

Now that Metro has totally repudiated their former promises, looks like they are trying to release as many CDMA-only phones as possible. And if they aren't dumping CDMA in the next two years -- as they strongly hinted -- then these phones would have some lifespan. Whereas before this, it didn't make sense to buy another "obsolete" CMDA-only phone. LTE phones were all that mattered.

And they kept promising $200 LTE phones. Lindquist said "as low as $199".

IF you remember, Metro promised to release 5 or 6 LTE Androids in 2011 -- promised loudly several times straight from the mouth of now proven liar CEO Roger Lindquist. Looks like only two -- the Samsung Indulge and the LG Esteem will actually be released in 2011.

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Esteem WILL be hotspot capable.
I guess will be nice for those who don't have internet access in some places. But I have 12mbps at home and 40mbps at work... What I mostly care about is having more than 100k on my Android, which is why I'm going to the LG Esteem. I'll let my wife keep the other Optimus.

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We can kiss godbye the LTE Tablets for Metro.
Couldn't care less about tablets, to be honest. But I guess they appeal to some people.

But the good news is maybe they will focus on LTE phones.

Thanks for all the good information.
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Guess I haven't paid too much attention to what the different data platform's are morphing into, but I just flashed Calkulin's EViO_2_ROM_v1 and now my voice and data are a little weird.

After flashing, and connected through WiFi, my voice signal dropped to nil. The EvDo would sporadically light up.....voice signal would go to three bars when the phone goes idle, but as soon as I unlock the screen, back to nil.

Forcing the service to Verizon, via Roam Control, has no effect....nil on the signal bars. SMS texts would go out, but I was not receiving any while the EvDo was on.

Played around in the setting, Mode of Operation, I switched between "Hybrid" and EVDO-ONLY".....no change. When I switched to "1x-Only", voice signal to 3 bars and I started receiving SMS messages instantly.

Can someone educate me? Do I need to update my Radios?

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Guess I haven't paid too much attention to what the different data platform's are morphing into, but I just flashed Calkulin's EViO_2_ROM_v1 and now my voice and data are a little weird.

After flashing, and connected through WiFi, my voice signal dropped to nil. The EvDo would sporadically light up.....voice signal would go to three bars when the phone goes idle, but as soon as I unlock the screen, back to nil.

Forcing the service to Verizon, via Roam Control, has no effect....nil on the signal bars. SMS texts would go out, but I was not receiving any while the EvDo was on.

Played around in the setting, Mode of Operation, I switched between "Hybrid" and EVDO-ONLY".....no change. When I switched to "1x-Only", voice signal to 3 bars and I started receiving SMS messages instantly.

Can someone educate me? Do I need to update my Radios?

Any and all comments appreciated please....

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Got from a VERY good, and I mean VERY good source the following:

ALL markets will be EVDO.
LTE WILL be carrying voice, and data, AT some point. Not anywhere close 4-5 years. Right now is Data only since platforms, handsets, software (technology in general) is not there yet. But definitely possible.

CAPPED markets on 3G EVDO will be capped for testing purposes, meaning its a failsafe measure not to have the network collapsed if network capacities are exceeded. Once tested stable they will be capped to the highest safe speed.

LG Esteem will land the stores in September!. Its too much of rumored out there (here) everyone knows about it and will affect sales if not released by then. No ETA set for sure yet though.

We are going to see about 13 new phones by the end of the year, including 2HTC's, Samsung and LG as manufacturers. Possible new RIM BB. Deal not finalized yet.

Esteem WILL be hotspot capable.

We can kiss godbye the LTE Tablets for Metro.

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