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General Speed/Reception improvements since Nov 1st?

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  1. apinkel

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    Nope, I have not seen any updates of any kind.
     
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    There has been no update in 55127 nor change in 3G speed.
     
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    Some folks in the Evo 3D forum are saying they got a profile update and their 3G speeds have improved.

    If so, it appears to either be a coincidence or placebo.
     
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    My coworker who has the Evo 3D told me he had experienced the update.

    I did not, with my Epic4GT.
     
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    Maybe profile updates are device specific...

    Edit: I did a bit more digging, sounds like profile re-registers the phone on sprints network. I'm wondering if it also updates network settings on the device. I'm having a hard time finding out much info on what all happens during a profile update.
     
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    Amazing improvement is was always good like 1.1mbps on 3g ran two test got 2.46 and 2.37mbps
     
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    interesting... I get acceptable 3G speeds in Phx, but nothing to write home about. Improvements are definitely necessary, but data speeds are still usable without any major frustration. However, when I tether my phone to my laptop, the data speeds are great... easily clearing 1 meg/sec down every time on 3G. Why would the phone be so much slower than while tethered? I would like faster data speeds while using the phone, but tonight, I tethered my phone to my computer just to test the internet experience, and it was Great! glad its the case, but weird.
     
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    yes i have been noticing and increase in browsing speed. it started yesterday. hope it stays that way.
     
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    well, Sprint's Network Vision appears to be a "go." So reports of data speed improvements starting to show up on the boards/forums will not surprise me. I've heard of them happening already... and should continue over the next year or so. I really believe that good things are on the way regarding Sprint's network. Sprint appears to be pretty sincere and dedicated to the Network Vision upgrades. Its just a matter of time... there is alot to look forward to as Sprint customer over the next 4 to 12 months. Obviously, we already have a network with good coverage and the best value; now, we've got good/unlimited data speeds on the way next year. Good and encouraging news!
     
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    I too have noticed increase signal strength the last week or so. I live on the edge of 3g network (no 4g here) with 1-2 signal bars, maybe 3 every once in awhile. Now getting consist 3-4 bars with faster Internet connections. :D Currently have BB 8530, but moving next week to a SG2ET4G. Sprint has definitely ramped up their network. Similar comments in other forums. Finally---wishing for 4G, however.......
     
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    Updated profile @10:30am 11/4, ran Speedtest.
    3g; 0.66 Mbps down, 0.50 up, 83ms ping
    Currently out of town, no 4g signal, will update when 4g available.
     
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    This may be slightly off topic, but certainly has to do with Sprint's network speeds. I have noticed that when I tether my phone to my computer, that data speeds are significantly faster... often 3 or 4 x what I get when using the speedtest app on the phone. Any ideas on why this would be the case? Thx.
     

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