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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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posted on 18 Feb 2013, 01:18 1

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5530; 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.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 01:26 4

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).

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 08:56 3

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.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 09:25 1

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.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 18:48

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.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 01:40

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!

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 07:59 4

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?

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 08:57 3

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.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 11:49 1

8. ibap (Posts: 681; 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.

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 18:31

9. Jyakotu (Posts: 814; 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.

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