4g Coverage in your area?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Bales, Jun 4, 2010.

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Do you have 4g coverage in your area?

Poll closed Jun 11, 2010.
  1. Yes

    48.3%
  2. No

    51.7%
  1. 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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  2. dzar

    dzar Well-Known Member
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    May 25, 2010
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    St. Louis, MO
    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.
     
  3. lopezpm

    lopezpm Well-Known Member
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    Dec 3, 2009
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    Garden City, MI
    Nothing in Detroit Metro. It's supposed to be coming to Grand Rapids "soon", but does me no good there.
     
  4. Smac61

    Smac61 Member
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    Jun 9, 2010
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    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...
     
  5. SoFLO

    SoFLO Guest

    No signs of 4G in Miami (yet)
     
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  6. KoukiFC3S

    KoukiFC3S Well-Known Member
    78

    Aug 9, 2009
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    CA
    Nope. Los Angeles.
     
  7. iamfunkyz

    iamfunkyz Well-Known Member
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    May 23, 2010
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    Chicago, IL
    I've been using 4g in Chicago quite extensively. I'd be glad to answer any questions anyone has about reception, speed, etc...
     
  8. KoukiFC3S

    KoukiFC3S Well-Known Member
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    Aug 9, 2009
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    CA
    Is it a lot better than 3G while using the phone?
     
  9. iamfunkyz

    iamfunkyz Well-Known Member
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    May 23, 2010
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    Chicago, IL
    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.
     
  10. Just a reminder: Poll closes in 2 days! Rock the Vote! :p
     
  11. Budah

    Budah Member
    16

    Jun 5, 2010
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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.
     
  12. Frogbone

    Frogbone Well-Known Member
    53

    Jun 7, 2010
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    Engineer
    Minnesota
    Nothing here in the Twin Cities yet :(
     
  13. wayne8888

    wayne8888 Member
    15

    May 28, 2010
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    Educator
    Baltimore, MD
    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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  14. Caloy

    Caloy Well-Known Member
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    Jan 16, 2010
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    Mad Scientist! MUAHAHAHA!
    Richmond, TX
    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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  15. pendragon85

    pendragon85 New Member
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    Jun 6, 2010
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    Yes for me on the east side of LA. (Boyle Heights/Little Tokyo area). 2 bars. ;)
     
  16. metchick01

    metchick01 Active Member
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    Jun 2, 2010
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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.
     
  17. ragebot

    ragebot Well-Known Member
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    Jun 3, 2010
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    inner solar system
    The capital of Florida, Tallahassee, has no coverage.
     
  18. bunnymud

    bunnymud Well-Known Member
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    May 16, 2010
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    Offshore oil rig designer
    Houston
    Yes

    Houston, Tx. here
     
  19. lopezpm

    lopezpm Well-Known Member
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    Dec 3, 2009
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    Garden City, MI
    That's good news. Thanks.
     
  20. BetterMost

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    Apr 25, 2010
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    Paramedic
    Northern Illinois
    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.
     
  21. aliveon2legs

    aliveon2legs Well-Known Member
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    May 17, 2010
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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.
     
  22. swazedahustla

    swazedahustla Well-Known Member
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    Jun 1, 2010
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    BMORE.......4G ALL DAY
    Yep, in the original 4G location of Baltimore. I can get 3-4 bars on 4G most of the time.
     
  23. emac

    emac Well-Known Member
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    May 28, 2010
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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.
     
  24. ander038

    ander038 New Member
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    Jun 8, 2010
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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.
     
  25. Vald

    Vald Well-Known Member
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    Apr 11, 2010
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    School
    Pensacola
    it'll be a few years before my hole in the wall town gets 4G
     
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