Sprint 4G LTE running in parts of San Francisco?
0. phoneArena 18 Feb 2013, 00:35 posted on
Sprint has apparently covered some of the San Francisco area with that sweet sweet LTE and it was all discovered by accident when someone's Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 had its 4G LTE connectivity light turned on for the time error when turned on in San Francisco; peak speeds in covered areas reached 16.7Mbps down and 9.4Mbps up...
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1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5625; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
16 Mb/s down with limited user load is PATHETIC. I routinely get 18 - 20 Mb/s down with VZW on the S.F. peninsula, with a bunch of VZW users pounding away on their LTE-enabled toys.
2. Mark.J.Linskiy (unregistered)
I think it's too early to judge, since they just started. Once it's completed, then we'll see how well it goes. I'd choose a bit slower data with unlimited usage over faster but limited data (along with other restrictions Verizon has on their devices).
5. nexusalltheway (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)
Yes, and plus on avg, we only need like a 5mbps on a cell phone anyway. Who cares what VZW has? I am happy with my UNLIMITED data with a speed of even 10mpbs with a significantly lower bill.
7. kabukijoe (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)
So web pages on your phone load in .5 seconds instead of .6 seconds.... That most certainly sounds worth the higher price tag/limited data to me.
10. user312 (Posts: 68; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)
I just love every time a new article about Sprint lighting up LTE in new areas, some Verizon fan boy has to brag about his speed being 1 mgbs faster, honestly who gives a crap.
3. xXMAKESHIFTXx (Posts: 38; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)
Old news! Get the Sensorly app and you can see where LTE is being installed or currently running! Plus you will help map the areas!
4. Mr.phone.guy. (Posts: 13; Member since: 25 Sep 2011)
What's PATHETIC, Doug, is how much you pay for limited data. I had vzw for 5 months and my bill was ASTRONOMICAL!!!. Now back with Sprint and patently waiting for my UNLIMITED 4G LTE. How much speed do you really need on a cell phone anyway? I guess you need to justify how much money you spend on your service. Right Doug?
6. nexusalltheway (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)
Couldnt agree more with you Phone.Guy. I will take 10MBPS anyday with UNLIMITED data and way lower bill than VZW.
8. ibap (Posts: 692; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
When Sprint was installing wimax in Columbus, Ohio, it was detectable and usable in many areas before it was announced. I assume they're turning this on as they go for testing purposes, and won't announce until the deployment for the city is complete.
9. Jyakotu (Posts: 819; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
Someone I know has a Samsung Galaxy NOTE 2 (huge ass phablet for no reason, honestly) and he told me that when he goes to Uptown Charlotte (Charlotte, NC), his Note 2 reads that he has 4G LTE. If I ever get the chance to go uptown, then I'll try and see if my Galaxy Nexus reads 4G LTE. Been waiting for it for awhile now, Sprint.