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  1. Travelmind

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    Ok I've had the EVO for a full 24 hrs now and either my setting are wrong or 4G coverage is terrible. When I'm home 4G never comes on and I live in Hurst, TX or mid cites of Dallas Fort Worth. I've driven around to some stores and today at the car wash no 4G signal. I've only seen it come on 1 time and it didn't have any bars.

    Does anyone else have this issue with 4G coverage not being so good or is my phone not set up correctly.

    The main reason I upgraded from the Palm Pre to EVO was for the 4G.

    Not happy right now..

    Charlie
     

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  2. rjjr2531

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    haha i live in hurst too...heres where it worked for me...staruck near ne mall near chipotle, anywhere outside of mall...barns and noble, up near 121 and glade...it doesnt work at my house near bell helicopter...i havent tried it many other places...but when ur out near a lot of businesses or downtown u should get a great connection. plus, they are expanding it in our area a lot in a few months...fastest ive got it 3.8 down, 1.5 up
     
  3. DROIDdidME

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    Good to see fellow DFW people here hehe :)

    Please don't shoot me though because I have the Incredible lol
     
  4. RhinoDoc

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    I don't get 4G at home in Colleyville, I get a signal at my office in Bedford most of the time. I am currently I northwest Houston, getting a strong signal in my hotel room. Haven't had time to test the midcities more.
     
  5. S00NR1

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    My parents live in Colleyville and I will be there next weekend and test out the 4G there (hopefully).
     
  6. SteveChiller

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    I live in San Antonio and when I do get connected to 4g it does nothing but hang. and few times I was able to actually do something it was so slow, slower than 3g. sucks.
     
  7. aversusb

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    Carrollton/Hebron/W. Plano here.

    4G is very spotty. Best speed so far is 1,150mbs and upload was faster on 3G...

    Not sure what is going on here.
     
  8. meangreengdub

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    I know this is for DFW and I'm from North Ft. Worth/Keller area but I'll be in Amarillo for the summer, anyone know what the coverage is like there?

    I'm guessing not that great since it doesn't seem to work to well in DFW.
     
  9. bimmjo

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    im in Mansfield. Getting it in my home but it is a little weak. I have clear also and get five bars on my modem at all times.

    On phone I have been in the 3 range on dl and .5-1 on upload.

    not great but way better than 3g! havent had a chance to test it in other areas.
     
  10. Ky1e.YC

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    Living in Irving, 4G coverage is actually really good. when i was on the street, the download could reach around 3.06Mbps. Unfortunately, but i do have some poor 4g coverage when i stay in my apt. seems my apt place kinda got signal block by some other building or what, but still, download speed could be 1.06Mbps
     
  11. dgrimes

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    I live in the Houston area, We have very weak 4G signals here, I live 1 mile from a tower and do not get any 4G signal, I drove over to the tower and was within 100 feet of it and could only get 2Mbps download, I have a clearwire modem and can get 9 - 10 Mbps with it in the same area, I talked to a sprint tech and he said sprint intentionally throttled down the 4G signal on purpose, So sounds like sprint has suckered us into buying a 4G phone and the service is horrible. VERY DISSAPOINTED.
     
  12. bimmjo

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    Because this would make sense.........why?
     
  13. boriqua2000

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    i live in Plano TX and i get no 4G.
     
  14. anthonylokrn

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    Houston, TX here (near reliant). I live in the "on-the-street" 4G coverage.

    With 4G already rolled out in Houston..are they still putting up more towers to fill in the spots? Or is that it for us? Hoping to eventually get a strong enough signal inside my condo; currently getting 0/1 bar 4G when I step outside.
     
  15. Caloy

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    Same here in SW Houston. Sprint's 4G coverage maps shows pretty much almost all of the Houston Metro Area, but near Sugar Land, Missouri, and Stafford area, 4G coverage is spotty at best. Not sure where they got their coverage maps from.

    Good thing, is that 3G speeds is good enough. :)

    EDIT: If ever I do get a 4G signal, I do not notice any difference between 3G and 4G. Not the 10x faster they have promised so far.
     
  16. tx_brandon

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    Sprints always said up to ten times faster with real world results being three to four times as fast. I believe ten times 3g is the tech limit for WiMax 802.16e.
     
  17. Caloy

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    Still didn't notice the difference in speed between 3G and 4g. I hope I will soon.
     
  18. DroidNRH

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    Same here. Just got back from ihop on precinct line. Zero 4g. Same for walmart at NE loop 820. I did get 4g for all of 15 secs on Rufe Snow. 4g was consistent from Hurst to Euless on 121/airport freeway.

    I may return my 3 so called 4g phones soon :(
     
  19. ahaxton

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    Go to CLEAR | High Speed Mobile 4G Wireless Internet Service with WiMAX where they have a fairly accurate map.

    Where I live in McKinney, I'm in a bit of a 4G dead zone. I get a great signal in Garland where I work. This morning we were on the North Tollway at Parker and had a signal, got off and drove 2 blocks to Presbyterian Hospital and no signal.
     
  20. Ravensthief

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    I live on Forest Ridge between Harwood and Bedford Rd. and I get 1-2 bars 4G at home (pretty close to 121). It's technically Bedford, but on the edge of Hurst. Haven't gone to many other places yet to check the 4G, as I don't usually leave it running.
     
  21. DroidNRH

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    We really love our phones, but the 3G signal is poor.

    I have ran several tests and I am averaging 400kbs.

    In addition, the 3G loses signal frequently. This would not be so bad if we could get wifi past 10 ft :(.

    As a comparison, my AT&T 3G signal is usually in the 1600 to 3200kbs range.

    We cannot receive 4g in North Richland Hills. Tech support said we should have signal outside our house, but we don't.

    I really like Android now that I have tried it and I really like Sprints prices, but come on :(.

    3G is fine outside of my house after I get on the road, but that doesn't help me receive or make calls inside.
     
  22. bobr0949

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    Dallas Tolway & GB outside my appartment I get 5 down and 1.5 up. Inside my appartment I'm lucky to get 1 bar.
     
  23. redenfield

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    At Preston and El Dorado I get ZERO 4G. Called Sprint to complain and was told that my $10 premium per line/EVO is not for 4G coverage but instead a "premium device" charge. I laughed so hard when the gentleman started explaining how the Evo has a 1ghz processor and 4.3 inch screen, ect ect... I replied "isnt that what I payed $199 for?" and "why isnt Verizon charging $10 a month for the Incredible?". Complete joke... A second call to customer service to cancel my 3 ported lines netted me a $10 service credit per month.

    Overall all I am happy with Sprint's service compared to AT&T but overall feel my expectations were not met. I absolutely love the EVO but am on the fence whether I made the right choice switching carriers.
     
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  24. DroidNRH

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    My thoughts exactly. I couldn't have said it better.
     
  25. royal42crown

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    Well I can tell ya the 4g in amarillo tx is junk. I've been telling people clearwire wasn't a very good service here but now I have no doubt in there network is pure junk. Heres the speed test results for my evo in 4g vs hero on 3g.

    down/up-----------down/up
    Evo------------------Hero
    627kbps/175------463kbps/241
    667/509----------207/111
    402/359----------682/232
    599/141----------613/617
    888/250----------591/563
    1809/474---------1156/118
     
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