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HTC EVO 4G / Sprint 4G Coverage Map Due Out Tomorrow (6/1)

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  1. fr4nk1yn

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    eieio posted some screens of 4G speedtests in different areas, One was Reston. I then checked speedtest.net and browsed by location and found "Sprint", not "Sprint PCS" as in the screens, with 4mbs download speeds.
    Unless Sprint has some other internet service this would have to be WiMAX?

    As far as the tower I don't see a future tower in Va. Bch. I do see on in Chesapeake.
    What indications would that have anything to do with WiMAX? (am I looking at the right map?!)
    In all honesty Sprint needs a regular tower in that location.
    The signal is horrid over there, only place I've EVER dropped calls.
     

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  2. aliveon2legs

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    :thinking:

    I see "Future Towers" on the map, but I don't see anywhere you can click to see when they're going to be up.
     
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    Supposedly the four corners of the cities will have towers: Lakeville, Fridley, west(waconia?) and shoreview. I'm in the west mnka area. I've been hearing that the TC should be complete by august. Whether or not that means all areas, I'm not sure.

    According to this guy with an early EVO there is some testing going on here:

    http://www.droiddog.com/android-blog/2010/06/breons-htc-evo-4g-full-written-review-sprint/
     
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    How many miles does the 4G Coverage extend to?
     
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    Employed? ... What day is this? (music biz)
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    Good question. Anyone?
     
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    Looks like 4G is up in Los Angeles. Just turned it on and it connected.
     
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    Anyone else notice that they updated the 4G coverage map and they now have "In building" and "on street" 4G coverage indicators.
     
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    Not for me. Oh wait, we don't have it at all yet in the twin cities:(
     
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    does anyone know about the orange county area. more specifically Anaheim area, near disneyland. Seems like a good place to put some towers.
     
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    Talked to a sprint rep when I bought my Evo yesterday. He said that 4G is guaranteed to the tampa bay area by august. For those of you who live in the tampa bay area, he clarified it even farther to detail that 4G will extend as far north as Spring Hill, and as far south as Bradenton, all the way through St. Pete Clearwater and down the 1-4 corridor. How we just have to wait for august...
     
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    Very pleased to see that both my house and my Job are covered by Sprint's 4g network :D
     
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    What happened to Boston? I'm sure I saw them on a list of cities that had 4G, but now I don't see them on the list or on the map.

    I have a friend out there that I've been trying to sell on the EVO.
     
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    Denver, CO is on the "coming soon" or "by the end of the year" list. I was recently in line at a comedy club last weekend bored out of my mind. I flipped on my 4G radio and got one bar of 4G service... Very nice. Can't wait for it to come through in full affect. You might want to check the downtown areas of the "coming soon" cities.

    I know some may think I didn't do something right, but I ran the speed test with the radio on and with it off, major difference (about 2x download of FULL 3G service). The 4G signal went from zero (but still 4G) to one bar.
     
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    Any 4G conspiracy theories out there that RED States are preferred over BLUE States. Environmentalist and regulators to the back of the line?

    In 3G glasses - we are all ORANGE States. :)
     
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    Wow. Nothing for Virginia? With the headquarters in Reston? Really!?? ;)

    The girl that sold me the Evo said she gets sporatic 4G coverage around Northern Virginia but I've had nothing since I bought the phone. Effective salespeople at work, I suppose.

    Complaints aside, 3G is fast enough for me. I'd just like to say I'm spending an extra $10 per month for something.
     
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    Ugh I hate my moms moved me to Louisville, I could've been enjoying 4G now on my evo in baltimore/ Dc metropolitan years later....sigh
     
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    4G love in the SW suburbs of Chicago...about 7 times faster than 3G, when I run speed tests
     
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    Nerdy stuff
    I am supposed to have 4G coverage at work and at home. a Clear 4G USB Modem works in both locations. My Evo gets nary a signal at either.

    What gives with the Evo's horrible 4G reception?
     
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    Bah, just get Insight to give you a really long cable connections and carry around a router with you everywhere for Wifi. That's the Kentuckian way! ;)
     
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    I was wondering that too. There is a message that says "within 120 days", but I've been seeing that for weeks now. It would be nice to see at least a closer estimate, but they are hesitant to commit to any time frame.
     
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    Nerdy stuff
    I'm right in the big fat middle of 4G in Austin (work and home). I don't have a single bar at either places...
     
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    sometimes you have to go outside your building to get 4g..
    I read that they are fine tuning the system now, so It will permeate buildings better than it currently does.
     
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    NICE! I'll have to try it out next time I am downtown. So far no 4G in the south metro area. I am hoping this means that Denver is one of the cities that will get it soon. Best buy was told 4th quarter by sprint.
     
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    In Chicagoland, my speed tests are about 6-8 times faster with 4g than with 3g...
     
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    I just got 4g service in Peabody ma (about 15 miles north of boston) and Boston isnt on any of the current 4 g maps. For what it is worth, the coverage only worked for about a mile. it was fast when it worked
     
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