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Discussion in 'Virgin Mobile' started by ragnarkar, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. ragnarkar

    ragnarkar Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Anyone else able to connect to Wimax in Southern California? I haven't been able since early June.. I've tried both indoors and outdoors, even outdoors in the areas specifically marked as having a "strong" signal on the coverage map. I've also updated the Profile and PRL on my phone.

    2 Possible Conclusions:

    1) Something is seriously wrong with my phone.
    2) Wimax is down.

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  2. metsfan99

    metsfan99 Well-Known Member

    Where in SoCal are you? I'm in the West Hollywood area, and I have not had a problem.
  3. TDOW

    TDOW Well-Known Member

    There is no Wimax tower near my home (Irvine) but I can connect to Wimax with a strong signal when near the 5 freeway.
  4. mikeca

    mikeca Android Enthusiast

    I will be heading to Disneyland soon is there any wimax coverage around there?

  5. Larzuk

    Larzuk Well-Known Member

    Before I upgraded to 4G LTE with the Samsung Galaxy S3, I had great Wimax speeds with the Evo. I'm in Southern Los Angeles County.
  6. TDOW

    TDOW Well-Known Member

    Disneyland has spotty Wimax coverage.
  7. ragnarkar

    ragnarkar Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    This is a evo v, a new phone sent to me as a replacement last May.

    My last memory of a 4g signal was in early June at the Anaheim convention center.

    I'm not always in the same place but 80% of my time is spent in Pasadena and Tustin, neither cities have any sliver of 4g coverage.

    (I had strong signals in both cities before March 2013 on my previous phone which broke and had to be replaced in May.)

    I'm running 100% stock.
  8. ragnarkar

    ragnarkar Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I did a factory reset and 4g works. Looks like its not an issue with the location. Now im wondering how to prevent this in the future...
  9. TDOW

    TDOW Well-Known Member

    I know they are upgrading a lot of the sprint towers, not sure if the towers in both Pasadena and Tustin were affected by the upgrades though.
  10. Erik-_-Chavez

    Erik-_-Chavez Well-Known Member

    I live in Anaheim and I get great 4g signal around. I just don't really get signal inside Disney Land
  11. TDOW

    TDOW Well-Known Member

    Yeah, even 3G in Dizzyland is iffy.
  12. ragnarkar

    ragnarkar Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I found the speed to be slow whenever in a crowded area regardless of signal strength (like my last time @ disneyland).. must be the sheer # of people all sucking up the bandwidth..
  13. mikeca

    mikeca Android Enthusiast

    Yeah, after five days in the parks there is little to no signal and same at the hotel. Hoping we could hotspot my wife's 4g wimax evo at the hotel but there was little to no signal even there (we were right accross the street). Did find we could log into the wifi at the Grand Californian though. That helped a bit but really not much data in that specific area.

    Even the 3g signal is weak or non existent in most of the two parks! It is there, but really slow, you tube is out of the qeustion and even uploading photos takes quite sometime. Seems like everyone is having problems though, not Sprint specific!

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