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Discussion in 'Sprint' started by Seddy, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Seddy

    Seddy Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Well halfway over anyway. I woke up this morning to see this on my homescreen.


    I couldnt believe it, so I ran a speed test and the speeds were all over the place, and the tower right behind my house had to be down. (Take a look at the signal strength.

    So I waited until this afternoon and the EVDO icon was still there, so I tethered up and ran another speedtest and.....


    Its about time Sprint! Now lets work on speeding it up a bit. Overall, i'm happy that my patience has paid off. I can now use my phone the way it was meant to be used, without 4G ofcourse, but i'll take EVDO over 1xRtt anyday!

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  2. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Android Expert

    Glad you got some good news. Hope you get some 4G soon.
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  3. Seddy

    Seddy Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    You and me both... Shreveport is a big city in Louisiana so i'm hoping they bring WiMax to us soon. Im not gonna get my hopes up due to how long it took them to give us EVDO but one can only dream...
  4. aaron3315

    aaron3315 Member

    Hey, maybe this announcement from Sprint on the 7th will bring even more good news....like a national expansion to their 4g network? :)
  5. BenChase7

    BenChase7 Android Expert

    OP: That is good to hear! Thanks for sharing. I'm glad to hear that Sprint is expanding as well... always a good thing to see the network getting bigger and better. But most of all for YOU... enjoy man! :)
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  6. Seddy

    Seddy Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    If they did that, I would take back all the things I said about them.

    Thanks! And i'm already enjoying it. Just cant wait for them to work out all the bugs and get a stable speed going. Either way i'm happy they FINALLY gave us the sweet taste of EVDO. :)

    **special edit**
    Just ran a tethered speed test with great results! :D
  7. SoulTerror

    SoulTerror Android Enthusiast

    If your now just getting 3G I wouldn't plan on getting 4G any time soon.
  8. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Android Expert

    Your download speeds are better than I get on 3G here in NJ/NYC/Phila corridor most of the time. I get about twice that in upload though. It beat my former service with ATT though were about 50% of the time near Princeton, NJ, I couldn't get connection at all. That said, the Sprint 3G service near my home was terrible 18 months ago. Then 3G improved about 6 months ago just after I got the Evo. Then in Sept/Oct, 4G started popping up and has been solid since late November.

    Bottomline is you might be lucky if the cell installation approvals were for both 3G and 4G. If you're lucky again, 4G might be installed but not live. Listen, I want you and everyone else to see more 4G. Sprint still has about another 6-12 months before the 4G competition really kicks in from the other carriers so I want existing Sprint customers to get it before other carrier customers do.
  9. BenChase7

    BenChase7 Android Expert

    Damn Seddy, just read your update. 1.2 down is pretty good. Things just get better for you. Thats cool! Have Fun!
  10. aaron3315

    aaron3315 Member

    You're probably right, but you win the bubble-burster award. :(
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  11. eieio

    eieio Android Expert

    The 3g and 4g rollouts and upgrades are completely separate.. In fact I have been in areas that have 4g but no 3g service
  12. Seddy

    Seddy Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    This I know but one can still dream right?

    Thats some pretty interesting stuff. No area of Louisiana has 4G as of yet but i've seen hundreds of people with EVO's and Epic's so if sprint did their research they would see that they need to get with the program and start looking at bringing us some 4G. I know things like this take time so im not expecting anything anytime soon.

    Tel me about it! All my friends with Sprint, including my roommate are as happy as can be. This EVDO rollout is the best news since the Epic release date. LOL

    Really? Thats odd but anything is possible with sprint so its not surprising.
  13. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    that is great to hear buddy...

    1.2 mb is great speeds.....
  14. toomuchgame441

    toomuchgame441 Android Expert

    For a while my 3G speeds were terrible on my Evo but for the last month or so its been consistently fast, glad to see Sprint is improving to give us a better mobile data experience.

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