Besides San Francisco, Sprint LTE found wandering in parts of Florida, New York and Washington D.C.
0. phoneArena 18 Feb 2013, 22:40 posted on
You might remember the other day, it as discovered purely by accident, at least at first, that Sprint was covering some of San Francisco with LTE; Sprint's game plan is to hold off making official announcements until enough of an area is covered with LTE to assure a smooth experience for customers and such areas like Washington D.C., San Francisco, New York and Florida are not quite ready to be announced...
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2. tuminatr (Posts: 773; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
its because sprint is using a 5mhz band verizon uses 10mhz just wait untel they either use the clearwire spectrum 150mhz and or the nextel spectrum 30mhz it will be mega fast. so for sprint this is more about the future than right now. Also I live in a LTE market for them and speeds have been all overt the board from 7mbps to 38mbps
8. threeline (Posts: 267; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)
As a sprint customer, not for long I might add, it's always wait for this and wait for that and our network will be blazing fast. I'm tired of waiting just to see nothing change, sprint is so full of it! We waited for WiMax and it never got off the ground and it sucked in the few areas it did cover. I don't care how many top of the line phones they get the network plain sucks. After 12yrs, its time to move on.
11. LordDavon (Posts: 135; Member since: 19 Sep 2011)
I've been with Sprint for almost 9 years, and I agree; I'm done waiting! I almost left for T-mobile a few months back, but there are 2 iPhone fans on my plan, and for a small period T-mobile dropped unlimited. Well, T-mobile is getting the iPhone soon, and unlimited again, so I'm leaving soon!
Sprint's customer service is full of rude and cocky people, which bash other networks... but can't explain to me why my bill keeps going up. See ya Sprint!
12. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1107; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
I am glad to be in NYC, because LTE is close to launching and I personally have recieved speed test best of 21.5 down and 5.6 up. Most areas I get 2-3mb. I feel by summer coverage will be worth my wait. Go ahead leave if you are not in an area that has coverage and feel slighted.
13. archangel9 (Posts: 233; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)
Exactly why I left. Their 3g is a joke as well as their LTE. With TMobile now and the HSPA+42 is amazing w/UNLIMITED NW 4g and free WiFi calls. Make sure to get the Value plan.2 of my associates has left Sprint altogether and have Tmobile .NO COMPLAINTS
14. pslee (Posts: 40; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
you have the exact same experience. i almost dropped sprint but sprint reps worked so hard to convince me that their LTE will be awesome and it is coming soon. i am still waiting to see 4g on my phone in NYC but my patients is running out fast.
4. tiburonpineda (Posts: 40; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
thanks to Sprint my galaxy s3 is like a turtle :( im about to switch to US cellular is way better and faster here in yakima valley WA
5. yyuu1000 (Posts: 205; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
i get 22down and 5 up in LA using tmobile on nexus 4]\
9. suneeboy (Posts: 201; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)
I'm in NYC and get those speeds on prepaid Straight Talk (6-7 down, 1-3 up) Glad I left Sprint.
10. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Yes, and like in San Francisco, homeless people can also be found wandering in parts of Florida, New York and Washington D.C. and the output is always the same: stagnation. Congratulations Sprint on your stagnant and analogous existence.
16. lsutigers (Posts: 820; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)
35 mbps down and 5 up in FL on Verizon.
32 mbps down and 5 up in FL on Sprint.
21. idget500 (Posts: 21; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)
Just tested some 4G LTE in Midland, MI 10.6Mbs down and 6.6Mbs up. Not the fastest, but who really needs any faster.