Sprint to turn the Big Apple into 4G location on November 1st
0. phoneArena 18 Oct 2010, 00:35 posted on
The nation's 3rd largest carrier plans on expanding its 4G footprints to New York City followed by L.A. and San Francisco...
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1. paynekiller (Posts: 139; Member since: 24 May 2010)
They've turned it on finally for the south florida area, but I never see that announced anywhere. It sorta slows the phone down initially, making it lag when flipping through screens and whatever, but it eventually goes away. It's not bad for the times that you need better speed for internet use, on my one speedtest it game me 3Mbps download, compared to the average 170kbps I was getting from 3G.
2. bob4g (unregistered)
It's not fully in south Florida. It's still in testing here that's why you didn't see it announced and is also why its not as fast as it should be.
3. jaabubby (Posts: 32; Member since: 16 Jan 2010)
While they are testing, they're keeping them powered on and more than likely, it'll stay on as they install new 4G cells and upgrade the existing 3G cells. That's why you're picking up the signal.
4. paynekiller (Posts: 139; Member since: 24 May 2010)
oh.. well I just tried it again earlier and was getting better speeds and no phone lag this time. Over 3mbps down and 1.3mbps down. Almost better than my crappy AT&T DSL, except the ping of course. Well it's good Sprint TV might have a better use on my phone now, if only I had this during World Cup.
5. celldog (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Oct 2010)
I have been reading these articles, but my friends and I have been using 4G in Northern NJ since 9/20/2010. I guess it was a rolling rollout but nothing official until 11/1.