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Sprint data network in Houston

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Headcase_Fargone, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Headcase_Fargone

    Headcase_Fargone Well-Known Member
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    So I've been using my phone for a few days now, both at home, at work and a few other places around town. So far Sprint's network has been unusably slow. Is this normal?

    For instance, 3G seems to be capping out around .5mbps, often closer to .2mbps, with tons of packetloss. By comparison, on AT&T I was consistently getting 1.5 and 1.8 in the same areas.

    For anyone that had Sprint before the masses of early Evo adopters deluged Sprint's network, what was your experience? Does .5mbps seem about right? Am I just expecting too much?
     

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  2. peterpopanut

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    It's probably right due to the masses picking up this phone, going on the Android Market, testing out QIK, testing out 4G, downloading their contacts from their Google account, testing out browsers/download speeds and everything else I forgot to mention. I think it will get better and level out a bit over time... except when the new wave of EVOs come out lol
     
  3. Headcase_Fargone

    Headcase_Fargone Well-Known Member
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    Does 4G usage affect the 3G network at all? It's different bands, I know, but are they using the same backhaul I wonder?
     
  4. m4bandit

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    I haven't had any problems. Pretty fast.
     
  5. Headcase_Fargone

    Headcase_Fargone Well-Known Member
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    Mind posting some SpeedTest results and the location they were taken?

    What part of town are you in?
     
  6. misterzeno

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    Houston here no issues, 2-3 M dn 1 up on 4g and .5-1 on evdo dn. Memorial city area for work almeda for home.
     
  7. Headcase_Fargone

    Headcase_Fargone Well-Known Member
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    Yeah, I consider .5 down to be pretty bad for 3G. I guess that's all I can expect on Sprint though...
     
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