Sprint tackles iPhone 4S issues with network enhancements
posted by Nick T. / Dec 02, 2011, 3:33 AM
Shortly after the iPhone 4S was made available through Sprint, a number of the carrier's subscribers who bought it started noticing that something isn't quite right with their smartphone. Dramatically slow 3G speeds were reported by a number of Sprint iPhone 4S users, which lead to the spawning of a long thread on the carrier's online community web page.
weeks of monitoring its network, Sprint has already started rolling out “network enhancements” in effort to put an end to the problem. And according to Fared Adib, vice president of product development for Sprint, initial customer response has been “very positive” after the improvements were made.Well, after
Unfortunately, some Sprint customers are still experiencing below par 3G network speeds, reports CNET. An iPhone 4S owner in Chicago, for example, reports that her smartphone does not reach speeds past the 500kbps mark, and the figure drops down to 200kbps in the evening. In comparison, when used in the same area, a Verizon iPhone 4S reportedly loads web pages in a fraction of the time it takes for a Sprint iPhone 4S to do the same job.
Hopefully, the network improvements that Sprint has initiated will soon resolve the issue for all of the carrier's iPhone owners. In the meantime, if you happen to be a Sprint iPhone owner yourself, do not hesitate sharing your experience in the comments below.
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" An iPhone 4S owner in Chicago, for example, reports that her smartphone does not reach speeds past the 500kbps mark, and the figure drops down to 200kbps in the evening. In comparison, when used in the same area, a Verizon iPhone 4S reportedly loads web pages in a fraction of the time it takes for a Sprint iPhone 4S to do the same job." Why is she complaining? That sounds correct for Sprint.
posted on Dec 02, 2011, 9:24 AM 2
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Sprint has been making huge network upgrades across the country. My 3G speed has gotten much better within the last month. I am now averaging 1.3mbps. Check out network.sprint.com for the latest network enhancements by region.
posted on Dec 02, 2011, 10:03 AM 1
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that would sound about right, My VZW 3g service is faster than my Wife's, Sprint 4g service... But in the same areawe are in Sprint has better voice Quality than my VZW. Which i find a little odd...
posted on Dec 02, 2011, 4:09 PM 0
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I've had the HTC EVO 4G since day one, in the south Florida area, I have NEVER gotten as much as 500kbps download speed with Sprint 3G. Sprint 3G is just garbage, add to that the fact it drains your battery so much faster than 4G and WiFi combined, I just turn it off unless I have no other option and need internet.
posted on Dec 04, 2011, 8:21 AM 0
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