Sprint's 4G LTE service gets tested in Atlanta
0. phoneArena posted on 19 Jun 2012, 00:30
Sprint has started testing its LTE service in Atlanta and using specially equipped LG Viper, PC Magazine tested out the service as part of a multi-carrier speed test; the results show plenty of promise for the nation's third largest carrier whose LTE speeds placed it second downloading and third uploading...
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1. archangel9 posted on 19 Jun 2012, 01:11 0 0
Whoa!!!Sprint isn't messing around.The second wave of cities include W.Palm Beach ,Miami,and Ft.Lauderdale. Go towww.s4Gru.com for more details..but at 13mbps download whoops BigRed's keyster...
2. Libra1985 posted on 19 Jun 2012, 01:22 3 0
Hmm that's promising but at the same time no one is using Sprint LTE service right now, so of course the stats would look nice, let's revisit these test six months after deployment.
4. cepcamba posted on 19 Jun 2012, 02:30 0 0
Yep. Imagine AT&T 4G LTE network with a fraction of it's users.
7. archangel9 posted on 19 Jun 2012, 08:59 2 0
They're just gettng into the LTE game .Remember they had to get WiMax because it was the only spectrum available so yeah of course no one using it because it's not available yet except in Kanakee,ILL. Give them a chance Libra85 and I'm not disagreeing with you but let them work it out.
3. GeekMovement posted on 19 Jun 2012, 01:46 1 0
I just hope they improve their coverage to the western coast within a reasonable amount of time. I don't want to carry around an LTE device that can't use on LTE for too long.
11. lsutigers posted on 19 Jun 2012, 19:37 0 0
After Network Vision is complete this time next year and the 800mhz Nextel spectrum is refarmed, their coverage is supposed to almost double, it will be a lot more dense in some areas and expand in others. I saw a PPT slide somewhere, I think S4GRU and the new coverage footprint looks impressive.
Where on the West coast are you, I have been to Washington state, Oregon and California and found Sprint's service to be excellent there.
6. QWIKSTRIKE posted on 19 Jun 2012, 07:07 1 0
I was getting 10-13 MBS in NYC on Wimax....lol. I got 15.7 down on June 9th, 2012
12. lsutigers posted on 19 Jun 2012, 19:38 1 0
WiMAX is not as bad as some people make it out to be, signal penetration is not great but if you have a strong signal 8-10mbps is not uncommon.
9. skymitch89 posted on 19 Jun 2012, 13:15 0 1
Looks promising, but like what has already been said, the LTE speeds for Sprint is with no one using the network. I remember back when Verizon first launched their 4G network and the T-Bolt & a USB modem were the only LTE devices, Verizon's download was peaking at over 20Mbps.
13. lsutigers posted on 19 Jun 2012, 19:41 3 0
Well some folks at S4GRU were able to get on Sprint's LTE network and speeds were averaging around 25mbps and peaking at 30mbps+. That was on a Galaxy Nexus, if that matters.
19. items17070 posted on 19 Jun 2012, 20:09 0 1
now that is the speed i want to hear about! not that wimpy 13mbps! lol
24. Joshua9007 posted on 24 Jun 2012, 18:31 0 0
This was not a test to see the best speed someone could get from sprint. Sprint only has approximately 35% of towers complete and broadcasting LTE, so signal strength cannot be great. Once all the towers are operational and they optimize the network, it might actually be capable of higher speeds, but then once it gets burdened by users... the speeds will probably be closer to VZW's LTE speeds.
10. centuro1911 posted on 19 Jun 2012, 18:12 3 1
Seriously, what kind of speeds do you need on a phone? Anything around 10 Mbps should be more than sufficient and faster than the phone will even be able to process. The phone shouldn't even be used as a device for downloading large files except in extreme circumstances and the phone companies shouldn't be building networks for extreme circumstances.
14. lsutigers posted on 19 Jun 2012, 19:44 1 1
Actually, most experts agree that just about everything on a mobile phone can be done well with 600kbps. The advantage to higher speeds is only come into play when downloading a file and even then the speed advantages aren't fully realized.
16. items17070 posted on 19 Jun 2012, 20:04 0 1
not when your using a hotspot, that is where the HIGH speed comes in very nice! i also am using verizon 4510L mifi and getting 36mbps DL and 13mbps UP,, gee, guess thats toooooooooo fast for centuro and isutigers! but everyone can have the own OPINION!
17. items17070 posted on 19 Jun 2012, 20:05 0 1
and WHO cares about the so called 'experts' can't you think on your own, or do you always need 'backup' thinkers to help you justify you thinking!
18. items17070 posted on 19 Jun 2012, 20:08 0 1
and you say 'even then the speed advantages aren't fully realized' your SO WRONG! i have downloaded a few drivers off dell's website, large files and WOW nice difference from a 10mbps to a 36mbps on verizon LTE ,,,,
22. lsutigers posted on 23 Jun 2012, 21:56 0 0
First of all dumb ass, I said, ON A MOBILE DEVICE, I do agree that if you are tethering, yes, it would make a difference. Second, anywhere between 10-30mbps is ridiculously fast for a mobile device and is faster that 90% of wired home networks. So, why dont you take a chill pill and your mifi 4510L and shove it you know where.
15. items17070 posted on 19 Jun 2012, 20:01 0 1
NOT impressed! 13MBPS! slooww.. I already get 9 to 13MBPS on clearwire WIMAX, and this is too look good??
20. Moocracka posted on 20 Jun 2012, 15:42 1 1
You just like to listen to yourself talk don't you?