Last Updated: Apr 24,2013
I've gotten around 8.2MB/s in my area on a normal day...LTE is a lot faster than WiMax in most cases
I get about 8 Mb/sec as well. Not as good as LTE, sure, but for most things that I do on the go, that's good enough. I usually just read news stories and such when out and about. WiMAX is actually pretty strong around here, too, so I often have it if I need it.
Hmmm, I haven't been able to get anything above ~1.4Mb/s down with 2 bars on 4G.
Just did a speed test on 4G while inside my house, during a thunder storm (I live right outside of Nashville, TN) and this is what I got.
Storms are over (for now, anyway) and this is what I am getting inside my house. Like I said, I guess I am one of the lucky ones but you can see why I am happy with my 4G service and my EVO 3D Sometimes I get 10 or above.
I'm still very happy with my 3VO, but I am one of those 'have to have the latest and greatest' folks, so I'll be using my wife's upgrade once the GNex is released and upgrading to the GNex and I'll give her my 3VO, which will then have the OG EVO on the backburner as a backup device for either of us in the event of a mishap.
My most recent (this AM) 4G speedtest. I've gotten as high as 15mbps, but it's been a while since I have seen a speed that high. 11-12 is about where I avg here in NYC/Long Island.
Happy i am until a quad core device with at least 2 gb ram comes out
Fixed that for you.
i must have gotten a lemon phone or something. I hate my phone
wifi drops in and out
sometimes when it says you are connected to wifi, the phone will tell you there is not data connection
random reboots galore
recently, when i get a phone call it will not ring, but the screen will come on and let me know someone is calling. when i go to answer it the phone app force closes and then i have to call them back
sometimes when typing on the keyboard it will just disappear
sometimes the touch input will be way off from where i actually touched
sometimes when trying to turn the screen on it will flash for a second then reboot
3g speeds are a complete joke now. glad i have unlimited data because i doubt i could use 1gig in a month if i tried. anymore i'm happy to get 100kbps
i get a lot of dropped calls
the carousel is just ******ed, it has no function and just makes things harder to do
the worst part is all of this stuff happens at random, and i can never get it to act up when at the sprint store. its like my phone is constantly trolling me
this phone is the second worst phone i have ever owned with the palm pre being the worst
i've considered dusting off my hero and going back to it. atleast i know it can handle its main function of receiving calls better than my 3vo
Sounds like you got a lemon phone. Have you even attempted to bring it back to Sprint yet?
Did you even read the post? He said he can't get the it to act up while at the sprint store.
I would love to root but the last thing I need is to root and have the display die on me like the last one did and have them deny my a warranty replacement. This phone does it's job but I just get let down by it quite a bit. The screen will freeze up and not allow me to input anything unless I turn the display off then back on. It doesn't happen very often so it's hard to diagnose. The programs I have installed are all major apps and none of them are customization ones. I've done hard resets and battery pulls, still to no avail.
I must have passed right by where he wrote that. Simmer down there faux-forum police.
What hboot are you on? You could always revert to stock if something were to happen to your device. Worse case scenario, just go through the insurance if you have it. You don't have to worry about anything with them. You just pay your fee and carry on.
I don't have insurance. At the end of the year what I would pay to carry Asurion and pay a deductible, the cost benefit doesn't do much for me. I'm on HBOOT 1.5
There is a workaround for HBOOT 1.5 - it seems like a fairly simple process, but you would have to follow the directions as it reads.
[GUIDE] HTC Unlock Hboot 1.50 + TWRP Recovery + Root + Flash!! [9.11.11] - xda-developers
...you quoted my original post which said, "I would love to root but the last thing I need is to root and have the display die on me like the last one did and have them deny my a warranty replacement." I appreciate the help but that requires the HTC Unlock which gives them reason to deny a warranty replacement.
Have you tried a factory data reset?
Our threads on vocoder changes and 3G proxies may help as well.
Note that Sprint stores have their own tower relays to give the best signal and many signal issues are masked by that. A Sprint service center near you can perform an RF box test to determine the truth of hardware health if a factory data reset fails to address the issues.
And finally, a call to customer services, and go up the management ladder until someone listens, is in order if all that fails. Let them know that a bad unit is making you think twice about Sprint.
Clearly, your phone has lemony scent, whether hardware or software, and life's too short to not get your money's worth.
Keep us posted!
I know I did, but not all devices are the same. The issues experienced aren't exactly widespread across everyone else's 3VO's or even the exact same phone, but different/newer model.
? If I have a phone malfunction and I lose the display (we've had it happen on 2 EVO 3Ds in the family), I don't want them to be able to deny me a warranty replacement because I rooted my phone. I'm not 100% sure that they would but it isn't something I am willing to chance. Aside from that, I'm not sure what this last message was supposed to mean.
did a factory reset last week, all the same problems are still there.
What I am saying is that if I rooted my device and it was fine, but you rooted yours and somehow you acquired a glitch - the issues that affect our devices aren't widespread. As in not a lot of people suffer the exact same problem. You'll always find folks with issues, but everyone seems to have a weird different one. In your case, it is a faulty display - which I really don't understand how your display was affected by rooting.
The warranty confusion is high, I have it too.
Sprint said that so long as there was no obvious evidence of rooting causing a problem, they would honor warranties and service contracts. I don't have the announcement at my fingertips, but I seem to recall them using the display as a case in point that can't get damaged by rooting. That was an enlightened policy change and no one else has followed suit. HTC says that you void warranty using their unlocking tool.
Anyway, rooting isn't for everyone.
PS to atistang - if you don't want to hassle the phone, you can email Sprint service. Either way, insist that you think that you have a problem needing Tier 3 support if they start messing with you. And customer retention can often help. The 3D is an excellent phone, but your copy ought get attention from them, in my opinion.
I'm still not sure what you're saying. My EVO 3D has never been rooted. The display just died. My worry is that I root my phone, have a display die because of a hardware issue and they deny me on the basis that I rooted it. The phones we have had lose their displays have been on stock EVO 3Ds. We had a rooted Thunderbolt have the display die as well as an HTC Incredible. I've rooted plenty of phones and am not worried about rooting it causing the problem. I'm worried about there being a hardware issue.
Ah, I was not aware of that. If you can find a link I'd surely appreciate it. I'd love to root just to get rid of a few things but the whole warranty voided has me put off. I've had too many hardware failures that I don't want them to be able to deny me on the basis I rooted it.
Got bored with mine and sold it months ago. Honestly the only reason I got it was the 3D and after that whole fascination wore off by the 3rd week I was bored with it. Kinda hated that I wasted my upgrade on it looking back at it but the gimmick phase got the best of me. And from looking at the development a year later nearly there still aren't any fully functional AOSP roms so I dont really think i'm missing much.
What phone did you switch to and do you like your new device?
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