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4g Live in Pittsburgh tonight

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  1. aburgthing

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    District Chief in City of Pgh. paramedic rescue se
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    Good morning. I work the graveyard shift and to my surprise found 4g active on my phone. Its 3:30 in the morning and maybe just testing but I have a four bar signal in 4g right now.
     

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    Me too. I have been picking up 4g around dormont. Where are you picking up 4g around the Pittsburgh area?
     
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    I wonder if it reaches out to McKeesport (where my family lives)...anybody know?

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    Yes, anyone else in the area up there post how far out of the city you get 4G. That would be helpful for when I travel up there in 2 days.
     
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    Wow that just made my decision all the easier..any idea if it will reach out to Washington, PA?
     
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    Nope, not yet anyways. There is a pretty detailed thread with 4G locations in pittsburgh on the xda evo forum. I tried last night while at the pirates game but no dice.
     
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    I got notification on my phone that 4G was available in Monroeville. I didn't stop to play with it, but it's there.
     
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    Got to work this morning (Pittsburgh North Shore) and I'm getting 2-3/3 bars in 4G, but my download speeds are horrible. I got a couple 3mbps tests, but most are <1mbps. 3G is actually much faster and consistent. I'm hoping it will get better in the next weeks, but this is a major disappointment considering I was in Washington D.C. last month and was getting over 5mbps.
     
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    Most of the "inside river" area tonight seems on. Poor reception inside most structures. Speed test with 3 bars was as filled follows:

    2986 mbs up
    1015 mbs down

    A little disappointing but I guess they are still building the system do its good to see something.
     
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    The best selling point about 4G is not necessarily the speed increase, but rather that you can talk and use internet at same time. Currently, no other service will allow dual connections like that and from what I have seen, there is no drop in speed while doing the same thing. I hooked up in Pitsburgh via bluetooth to my car stereo head unit, called someone and talked for a while, the whole time surfing the web at a great speed, I did not do a speed test, but most pages were definatley 3G speed. To me, that is worth the little extra money. How many times have you been talkin to someone and it come up and you want to look something up on the net, and have to call them back after you find it. This rocks!
     
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    I was having problems last night sending text messages while on 4G. I had to disconnect back to 3G in order to send it. I think I'm just leaving my 4G off until Sprint announces Pittsburgh as "live" because it just isn't ready to actually use at this point. My download speeds range from 500 kbps to 3 mbps on 4G while 3G is a steady 2+mbps, text messaging isn't working with 4G connected. I understand that there is the surf while talking advantage, but honestly, the only time I want to do that I'm connected to wifi at home anyway. Any other time I'm driving, so its not really practical.
     
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