Sprint gets high ratings in PC World's 3G Comparison Test
posted by John V. / Jul 09, 2009, 10:48 PM
source: PC World via Sprint
Posts: 17; Member since: Jun 08, 2009
I've been going at it with the author. They are off their rocker if they truly believe the results. I'm convinced someone over at PC World got paid off. And if Sprint was so good, then why do they charge for "roaming" after 300 MB? I hate when articles like PC World's only tell half the story...the half they want to report. I've tested the MiFi on both networks and saw how the VZW unit would PU a reception (weak, but worked) where the Sprint model didn't. Also, reception on the VZW unit was equal or superior in 90% of the cases.
posted on Oct 20, 2010, 1:43 AM 0
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I have to agree with craggie, you are a dumbass. Try doing research before making BS claims. Sprint doesn't charge for roaming after 300MB, they just reserve the right to cancel your service if you consistently go over. Along with that, what the hell does roaming have to do with anything, this is based on native coverage. If your area has crappy Sprint service, then go with VZW. For some of that live in areas with great coverage from both (i.e. most metropolis areas since Sprint doesn't have good rural coverage), then this gives us a better idea of which company to go with. I, personally, would choose VZW because it's damn near close and better download speeds; however, don't knock Sprint with ignorant claims.
posted on Jul 10, 2009, 9:02 AM 0
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The simply everything plan is sort of everything. Tethering is not included.... However, despite having the roaming charges incorrect, the OP brings up a good point. Sprint's mobile broadband roaming is very restrictive
posted on Jul 10, 2009, 6:45 PM 0
Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 25, 2008
no sprint does not charge for data roaming with the everything plan, it's unlimited just like naviagation turn by turn, texting, minutes mms and data usage roaming or not.....almost all new phones require this plan..get your facts straight before posting...
posted on Jul 09, 2009, 11:53 PM 0
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Post this so you don't have to do the Math on the sheet yourself. Numbers: Verizon 89.69% Reliability, Sprint 90.38%, ATT 70.77%, took all the percentages added them and divided by the 13 cities on the sheet. ATT average DL: 773/kb ATT average UL: 522/kb Average between DL and UL: 648/kb Sprint average DL: 804/kb Sprint average UL: 376/kb Average between DL and UL: 590/kb Verizon average DL: 958/kb Verizon average UL: 428/kb Average between DL and UL: 693/kb Funny since ATT claims they have the fastest 3G network, So based on coverage, reliability and speeds factored together. Seems like it's really "It the Network" performs best overall. Not sure where PCMAG or Phonearena did there math, but I checked it twice based on the numbers they provided on that sheet above and that's what I got. Maybe there were more cities that just were listed and that's why I have slightly different numbers. But you guys can check for yourself.
posted on Jul 10, 2009, 3:32 AM 0
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Read the article, they do say that ATT has the fastest, just that they have the lowest reliability which is very important in downloads... So this article just seems to prove their ad claims, ATT fastest 3g network Sprint Most reliable 3g network Verizon Most locked down device network...?.
posted on Jul 10, 2009, 8:21 AM 0
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Actually acording to the Network's ads it's more like: AT&T----fastest 3g Sprint----most dependable Verizon--most reliable ..and AT&T seems to be the most inacurate. Their 3G is not mature enough. I feel bad for Olando's Iphone 3g/3gs users..lol
posted on Jul 10, 2009, 11:11 AM 0
Posts: 215; Member since: Dec 26, 2008
AT&T's fastest 3G network claims actually mean they have the fastest theoretical 3G speeds. The speeds that HSPA has reached in ideal conditions is faster than what EVDO Rev. A has reached. As far as real-life performance, they're very inconsistent.
posted on Jul 10, 2009, 7:31 AM 0
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Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008
at&t was the worst rating in showing how many bars they have compared to actual reliable tests. verizon came in first. so when the phone has 4 bars it means 4 bars. at&t could have 5 bars but you could lose a call. i was surprised sprint beat verizon in reliability. but try going to small towns and see who is more reliable.
posted on Jul 10, 2009, 12:15 PM 0
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These test are fine but it does not discribe the nationwide coverage of the carrier. What kind of coverage do you have in Omaha or Topeka or even driving down the interstate. I always see the disclaimer on all the ads. The 3G claims are only for 50 cities.
posted on Jul 10, 2009, 12:29 PM 0
Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009
The only true test would be a test in every single state, at least two major cities in each state, then average out the data. I really don't care what the results are, seeing how I have Att, and I could care less how Att's network performs in Texas, aslong as it's great where I am, in Atl. Anyway, congrats to Sprint, keep up the good work.
posted on Jul 10, 2009, 3:56 PM 0
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