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Old Jul 28, 2014, 12:01 PM   #826
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When all is said and done, Sprint has promised speeds of 3-6mbps on Band 25 (1900mhz) LTE.

That's just that band. Spark handsets utilize Band 25, 26 and 41 (1900mhz, 800mhz and 2.5Ghz) to spread the load. That's why they are a good deal faster. I do not know what the final promise of speed is concerning that.

I do know that Sprint is not currently meeting the promise of 3-6mbps on Band 25 in a market they decided to call launched when it hit 40% of coverage for the population.

If anyone here does the 30 day trial I would suggest to them that they do NOT take that to the extreme. What I mean by that is, do your trial, but don't decide on day 30 that you don't want the phone and then go back to Sprint.

Sprint has a nasty habit of fudging things to their benefit. I've heard of several people who, under the 14 day trial period, turned their phones in on day 14 and found out that the had "exceeded" the trial period because Sprint counted holidays and such else against them.

Don't give Sprint that chance to screw you. If you do the trial, do it, test it and if you don't like it, turn the phone in well in advance of the 30 days. Never give Sprint any ground. It will always bite you in the end.
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 01:39 PM   #827
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I don't see dialup speeds on sprint, I routinely use 10-20GB a month.
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 02:01 PM   #828
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I don't see dialup speeds on sprint, I routinely use 10-20GB a month.
Valerie, you are in a second round NV market that has 96% of NV Sites accepted and 75% of LTE sites accepted.

Your market launched on July 30, 2013 and is expected to be complete by September 2014.

My market (Phoenix) is a third round market that has 91% of NV sites accepted and only 50% of LTE sites accepted. My market launched on April 29, 2014 with 40% of LTE sites accepted!

Expected completion date for the Phoenix market is September 2014, but the original completion date was in the first quarter!

Sprint has numbers that state that speeds have improved and churn has reduced in markets that are 70% or more of completion for one year or more. I don't doubt that you have the speeds you do. But there are still quite a few of us that don't.
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 02:04 PM   #829
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Sprint is offering their unlimited everything plan in my area for $50/mo + giving new employees 30 days to try their new network. I'm thinking it may be worth a run at that price.
Real reason for this offer is that they are still way behind the others in good overall coverage. Give it a short try and go back if necessary. I tried them for all of 4 hours and had lousy coverage for the area I live and drive around.
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Valerie, you are in a second round NV market that has 96% of NV Sites accepted and 75% of LTE sites accepted.

Your market launched on July 30, 2013 and is expected to be complete by September 2014.

My market (Phoenix) is a third round market that has 91% of NV sites accepted and only 50% of LTE sites accepted. My market launched on April 29, 2014 with 40% of LTE sites accepted!

Expected completion date for the Phoenix market is September 2014, but the original completion date was in the first quarter!

Sprint has numbers that state that speeds have improved and churn has reduced in markets that are 70% or more of completion for one year or more. I don't doubt that you have the speeds you do. But there are still quite a few of us that don't.
Yeah I understand that, b26 and b41 are still in infancy here though. I'm still without LTE at home and b41 when I connect to it is only a few MB/s so there are still still things that need tweaking, but overall I am extremely satisfied.
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