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  1. tsipa

    tsipa Well-Known Member
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    Today I rooted my EVO using unRevoked so I can run the OC Widget. After installing the widget, I noticed that my internet was quite sluggish. I was at work in Downtown NYC at the time so I ran the speed test a few times, the best I was able to get was 323Kbps down and 11Kbps up. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought that unRevoked was the problem.

    I live ~5 miles away in Staten Island so I ran the speed test once I got home. I was able to get 1.4Mbps down and 648Kbps up. I have had Sprint for a couple of years already and the speeds in NYC were never this terrible. Anyone know why this is so?
     

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  2. ryan2202

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    im in manhattan. just used DSL reports java 8 speedtest for NYC on my EVO and got 1768d/60u not sure what site is best to use as a benchmark.
     
  3. flip603

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    my evo in lowerish manhattan gets 2.4 down, .8 up on 3G
     
  4. ryan2202

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    what test site are you guys using?
     
  5. tsipa

    tsipa Well-Known Member
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    I am using Speedtest.net but I am unable to get anywhere close to the speeds that you guys are getting...
     
  6. flip603

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    speedtest.net app
     
  7. Nightrider276

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    Just ran the speed test in my midtown office, 605dn - 212up (with only showing 2 bars). At home on Long Island I get 1224dn - 667up.
     
  8. berardi1111

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    Does anyone know where you can find an accurate 4G coverage map? the one on the sprint website says there is no 4G in NY at all, yet I hear people talking about it in NYC and Rochester.
     
  9. tsipa

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    I have been able to get a weak 4G signal in NYC for a short period of time but I don't think that you will see 4G coverage in NY on any map since it isn't officially live yet. I heard rumors of a launch within the next couple of months.
     
  10. berardi1111

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    Oh, sweet that explains it.

    Any rumors for NJ or CT? :)
     
  11. tsipa

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    Sorry, haven't heard anything about those markets. Sprint's news release doesn't mention NJ or CT either.

    Sprint | News Release
     
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  12. swazey

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    i live on 13th st btwn 6th and 7th ave and my highest down score on 3g has been 2.99Mb/s and highest up score has been 0.86Mb/s, on wifi with 100% signal strength (time warner cable) highest down was 13.77Mb/s and highest up was 1.2Mb/s.

    i feel my results are not bad for 3g. i mean on my computer i just barely break 1.5Mb/s for upload speeds and that costs me 40 bucks a month!

    if upload speeds for 4g in manhattan are going to be twice what i get with time warner, maybe ill ditch my cable modem and just use my evo...
     
  13. NeoteriX

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    With Speedtest app:

    Midtown -- around Rockefeller Center, on 3G at noon: .48 down, .23 up, in Mbps.
     
  14. Headcase_Fargone

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