Support 4g network disconnected

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Adlebo, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Adlebo

    Adlebo Well-Known Member
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    I live in nyc where according to sprints coverage map I'm located in a dark blue area where 4g is supposed to be working even indoors. However, when I try to connect to 4g indoors my phone always tells me "4g network disconnected". The only time I get 4g is if I'm outdoors and even then it sometimes disconnects after a few minutes. So is this what we have been waiting for? For a 4g speed that only works if you're outside? I'm wondering if this is only in NYC or in all other places that officially have 4g? I can't believe that I'm paying 10 dollars extra for a service which I won't be able to use 90% of the time!
     

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  2. Orbiting234

    Orbiting234 Member
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    The 2.5GHz signal of WiMax doesn't penetrate buildings as well as lower GHz signals such as 3G. This is just the way the physics of radio waves work and isn't a fault of ClearWire's WiMax deployment itself. A densely packed area like NYC probably only makes this ten times worse than it would be anywhere else. While I have had almost no problems in my suburban area, downtown is pretty much unusable for 4G.
     

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