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Discussion in 'Metro PCS' started by Gman9831, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Gman9831

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    Bold @start of new paragraph. Original: http://www.fiercebroadbandwireless....s-lte-speed-race-metropcs-stumbles/2013-02-13
     

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    If Sprint had as many people on LTE as we did there speeds would of been lower. Probably in the 4Mbps range
     
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    Well here's my two cents I have no problem with numbers of speed test and what they considered fast for me it's fine I'm able to stream music watch movies without major issues so for me is just numbers what's the difference between someone with Verizon downloads a video in 30 seconds and it takes me 50 seconds
     
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    this isnt really surprising, sprints wimax 4g is faster by a lot, heck on sprints 3g i was pulling speeds similar to the metro LTE at my house. while sprint only has a 5x5 in the 1900mhz right now they are deploying 800mhz spectrum later this year which will push it up for speeds.
     
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    we should be. we have the least amount of spectrum and unlike a lot of the other prepaids we use our own towers.
     
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    I still think that speed of 1.2mbps is pretty inaccurate for a overall metro LTE stand point especially with the speeds people have been posting lately after they've been upped to 5MHz. I would think it would be atleast 3mbps, but anyways it is user collected data which means it could be markets with really good speeds & theyre satisfied so they never really test VS markets with bad speeds that everyone tests to see if the speeds are increasing or not. That's just how I think it goes though and I think that because other studies that weren't crowd sourced(user collected) had metro at much higher speeds.
     
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    Damn what kinda speeds do you get?
    I was just giving a comparison because people would probably wonder why sprint gets 7mbps on the same amount of spectrum as metro but we only get 1.2mbps.
     
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    well last month at my house if i could hit 2mbps on metropcs id be lucky.
    [​IMG]

    however on my sprint evo3d
    [​IMG]

    please bear in mind that this is sprints old wimax 4g network (the one they now share with boost/virgin) so the speeds are a bit on the low side. im supposed to be getting a sprint lte device to play with and ill be able to test sprints LTE speeds :).

    here is a screen shot of 3g on my sprint galaxy nexus (this was back in nov, before they had LTE in the area)
    [​IMG]
     
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    They only have 14MHz in the 800 band which would then be a LTE 5x5MHz & CDMA 4MHz
     
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    right but then they would have 800mhz and 1900mhz, there is talk of them using one for downlink and the other for upstream. obviously years from that, but would keep sprint competitive with att/verizon in terms of speeds.regardless hopefully metro does something in my area because all the unlimited data means nothing if its a fraction of the speed i could get on another prepaid.
     
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    Wow guess I'm lucky ever since I got my S3 i get usually 5 to 9 mbps and up to 13
     
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    Well, that depends.

    Mainly if what you are getting is sufficient for what you need. What anyone else gets really doesn't matter. (Assuming you've eliminated network issues.) Big Speed is fun for screenshots but really isn't "needed" per se.

    I'm getting 2-4 here, I'm happy with unlimited that, in fact, Dang Happy for $55 all inclusive. Someday maybe I'll have the Big Dog screen shot to show off but if I could get 4+ more reliably, I'd be ecstatic.

    (Speaking of which, wanna hear a pissah? So, I'd timed my exit with Verizon for the exact point I'd save about $40 from my usual bill to do the early out penalty. Penalty of $130. SOB's hit me with $20 taxes on that penalty fee. Verizon, you KNOW where you can go... :rolleyes: )

    Bruce in Ocala, FL
     
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    Wow, even my metro 3G is faster than your 4G speeds :/
     
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    Mine is just like 300kbps less than that
     
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    Some article had deployment date of LTE on 800 @early 2014 by then LTE-Advanced would be able to aggregate the 2 bands for 10x10MHz
    But then you have clearwire with their vast amount{170MHz} of spectrum
     
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    i get decent speed where im at. in my house i've gotten as much as 7mbps down and 5 up. i average 5 down and 3 up

    i get only a 3rd of that everywhere else i go, though for the most part i can surf the web and stream media with no issues.

    speedtests may not be as accurate as we may think when it comes to real world use.
     
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    right but the issue is the speeds i posted above, are not good enough for me.
     
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    I get 4-5 in my area... i would be happy aroumd 7-10 that would be perfect for me...when i use youtube late i never buffer..but when i try watching one video in hd it would buffer...
     
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    Peaking at 13mbs download is considered slow? I think instead of the LTE the brand Metropcs is being targeted and condescended. If Metro has the slowest LTE considering how big of a company Sprint is what do they have turtle speed?
     
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    Typically, I can stream audio at 200-300kbps and video at about 700kbps
     
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    you want to talk peak speeds metropcs is gunna look even worse, as sprints peak speeds are around 28mbps, and verizons around 40. sprints wimax peak top speed is 14mbps but i max out at 9. there is a big difference between real world everyday use and what you can get under optimal conditions.
     
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    guys, some of you have great results, but what open source did is took the average. I only get 800kbps to
    1.2mbps in my area. You have to understand that sprint, att, virizon subscribers pay a lot more for the service.
     
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    I feel you unnamedny, use to use a 3g phone (the memories D: ). I keep getting 4mb/s and almost 5 up. Which is fine with me :)
     
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    Since I know you are so close to my location, I can look forward to that when I get my Spirit then.
     

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