WOW! when 4G works, its AMAZING

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  1. jcthorne

    jcthorne Well-Known Member
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    I have had the EVO since launch day. Live and work in Houston and 4G might as well be non-existant. Does not work near my home or my office in the Energy Corridor. Heck, it does not work at the Sprint service center on Hwy 6. Was pretty disillusioned with the 4G thing as another useless sales gimmic....Until yesterday.

    We are in Ft. Worth, at the Will Rogers center near downtown for a car show event. 4G works here. Even inside the exhibit hall I have 3 bars of 4G. In the RV lot in our motorhome I have 4 bars. All I can say is WOW.

    I have used PDAnet for a connection on my laptop, watched the evening news from home via sling, read email and just for fun used sprinttv and tv.com to watch some vids. Instant access and fast speeds both on the phone and on the laptop.

    Some other features I noted as well. While on PDAnet on the laptop, the phone, including data access works normally without intrupting the data connection for the laptop. PDAnet's onscreen SMS applet is cool as well (SMS messages pop up on your computer screen while connected. you can even respond to them).

    I really look forward to actually having REAL 4G service in Houston someday. Someday when it works rather than just being advertised. Where it works, its truly awsome.
     

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  2. zombdroid

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    That is awesome! 4G is starting to show up in Orlando, but I live just north of the city and have not seen it yet. I can't wait! Thanks for the report!
     
  3. cmilviper

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    Yes sir...I am from the Fort Worth area as well.

    I was driving on I-35 through Fort Worth this past week, and ran the Speed Test app in my car.........best was 10.8 megs down.
     
  4. hodedofome

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    Yeah Houston is a huge city. Give it more time. I'm in Waco and after the latest radio update speeds and coverage is awesome. Was also good in Dallas this week.
     
  5. FrostyD

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    I'm right on the edge of the 4g coverage given to St. Louis, I've gotten a connection several times but its been slower than 3g. I'll be heading back to college in a couple weeks and its a bit further into the coverage, I'm hoping i can get a consistent signal there.
     
  6. lafabritto

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    yeah, i was driving around dt last night and it showed me full bars on 4g.. really fast!!! im over in winter garden... so im hoping that it will reach out here
     
  7. novox77

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    One of the main advantages of 4G, aside from the speed, is the simultaneous use of data (GPS doesn't count) and voice. Looks like there's been a major rollout beginning in cities all over the US these last few weeks.
     
  8. redf4rr

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    How do I turn on 4g? I live near downtown orlando 5 miles away. I got to wireless and networks and turn on 4g and it says scanning. It said 4g available but wont get on it. Anyone know about this.
     
  9. aeiou

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    I'm in Baltimore which was the first 4g market. Sometimes i get full bars of 4g coverage. However, I am just not seeing this blazing speed. Its almost the same as 3g to me. I'm not talking about one of those speed test either, i am talking real live applications such as surfing on the internet. Especially after 2.2, i was hoping that it was going to make it better. But when they added the ability to see flash content, my phone became laggy even with 4g.
     
  10. Connectz

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    Wow!!! This the first time I have 4g on my phone near philly. I have between one and two bars and this thing flies! Speed test showed about 6mbps down and 1mbps up!!
     
  11. BKBitar

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    4g is soo spotty though, I had it in Boston, would move a step, it would drop. Move another step, and it comes up. Annoying...but it isn't "officially" here yet. We'll see.
     
  12. jamesmckeephx

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    THIS IS WHAT IS NOW----

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  13. justralph

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    same in south Baltimore MD ........works great in close.....but you can move a hundred feet and it goes away.
     
  14. Caloy

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    I was at my doctor's clinic last friday and I finally broke the 4 Mbps barrier. Suffice to say I wished it was the same where I live and work. :(
     
  15. dajeepman

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    Dallas is spotty 4G... one of the post above said that they got 10meg down.. the most i ever got in DFW area was 9 but ran it again it got 4meg.. so yea i would say spotty. I never use 4G because it drain's my battery so bad. Only time I ever use it when i need to download a big File.
     
  16. BenChase7

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  17. Meltz014

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    This is pretty exciting. Soon ill get faster speeds on my phone than what I pay Comcast for at home
     
  18. 355spider

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    DFW is pretty good. I also get it good at my parents house in Kingwood of all places.
     
  19. fredsmith

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    I was in St. Louis a few weeks ago. There was no 4g coverage in Chesterfield, but it was great out by the Airport. I got spoiled for those two days! Hopefully your college will have coverage.

     
  20. aeiou

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    I'm still not seeing the difference 4g makes and thats with full 4g bars.
     
  21. eieio

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    Close your eyes and concentrate harder.
     
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  22. aeiou

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    LOL, thanks I needed that one. Its been a long day.
     
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  23. Bruiserbob

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    Kansas City coverage is VERY limited, but when it's up, it's smokin! Slingbox on 4g is blissful.
     
  24. gnarlyDUCK

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    5 miles in which direction from downtown? I live right near Lake Lucerne, it barely touches 4G there, but heading toward Eola and then Winter Park, you should get connection.
    Also had some Evo friends confirm 4G around the airport side of town.

    If you have 4G on, itll auto connect during the scan, youll get a notification: 4G Now Connected, or in the wireless settings under 4G itll show Sprint as connected.


    See this thread for more info: http://androidforums.com/htc-evo-4g/116685-4g-orlando-fl.html
     
  25. link00seven

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