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  1. illegalburrit0

    illegalburrit0 Well-Known Member

    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.

  2. warock56

    warock56 Well-Known Member

    I mean that is still pretty good, the best dl i have ever managed to get was 17.2
  3. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    what was your location? Up on merril rd near 9a I am not seeing caps. though I did down by atlantic and st johns
  4. illegalburrit0

    illegalburrit0 Well-Known Member

    I was at the Walmart off of Monument and 9a.
  5. xspxbudweiser

    xspxbudweiser Active Member

    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
  6. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    should not matter, check other settings.
  7. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    I just ran speed test, best of 3 was 600kb/s worst was 389kb/s
    this is from merril and wedgefield area.
  8. aykiddo

    aykiddo New Member

    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. -__-
  9. xspxbudweiser

    xspxbudweiser Active Member

    Wat other settings should I check out?
  10. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    I guess first I should have asked where you live, if there is not evdo tower near you no signal.
  11. xspxbudweiser

    xspxbudweiser Active Member

    In LA I get 3bars when I force 3g
  12. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    there is the problem in la there isnt enough reports of actually working 3g
    just very sporatic.
  13. xspxbudweiser

    xspxbudweiser Active Member

    Damn that sux.
  14. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    Yes it does but just think if you go to Stockton now you will have 3g signal :D
  15. yaras1979

    yaras1979 Well-Known Member

    Coral Springs, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, North Miami Florida - NO EVDO
  16. papichulo916

    papichulo916 Well-Known Member

  17. illegalburrit0

    illegalburrit0 Well-Known Member

    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.
  18. xblabberx

    xblabberx Well-Known Member

    Cape Coral/Fort Myers, FL. NO signs of EVDO yet.
  19. UKCatFan

    UKCatFan Well-Known Member

    We are always left behind... :(
  20. henalvfa

    henalvfa Well-Known Member

    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.
  21. henalvfa

    henalvfa Well-Known Member

    The last ones will be the first ones my friend.
  22. ChazzMatt

    ChazzMatt Well-Known Member

    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.

    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. :mad:

    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. :p 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.

    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.

    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. :mad:

    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.

    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.
  23. eelsfoot

    eelsfoot Member

    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....



    Any insight would be greatly appreciated
  24. papichulo916

    papichulo916 Well-Known Member

    you might find more help in the Evo forum or the verizon one, not here on the LG Optimus M forum.

  25. mystifire2

    mystifire2 Well-Known Member

    Post the source?

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