Is the iPhone slower on Sprint than other phones?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cuzo, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    The sprint 3G data is just pathetic and I'm fed up with it, anyone know anything about this? Any fixes?

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    Sprint is known for having some of the slowest speeds in the industry. It's funny considering that their primary marketing strategy seems to be their unlimited data offering... Sure, you get unlimited data, but you can't really use it for anything, so...
     
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    Kinda like having your own personal gold and diamond mines, but all they contain are iron pyrite and cubic zirconium.
     
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    I'll just leave this right here. I don't think I need to say much more :-(

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    Haha, exactly. Unlimited but worthless. :p
     
  6. macrumors member

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    Drop sprint. Apple didn't like sprint because of there slow network. ATT has the fastest lte speeds in the U.S as of now. I've once gotten 60down 30up.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Verizon can match AT&T speeds, however Sprint sucks... Thats why you can get unlimited data still from them.
     
  8. macrumors 68000

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    Verizon and ATT are much better then Sprint.

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    Dear lord...i get LTE pretty much everywhere I go on the East coast on my Verizon i5.
     
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    Yeah go to one of the other carriers ASAP.
     
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    Agent-P

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    That's considered "great"? Oh you poor Sprint customers.... :p
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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    Yep pretty pathetic but that's considered good. I've never had speed above 1mbps...
     
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    For CDMA yes it is, the max theoretical speed is roughly 3.2Mbps.
     
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    Makes sense. I remember back when I was a Verizon customer my 3G speeds there were pretty pathetic. Hopefully Sprint hurries up with their LTE rollout so you guys can join us with faster data speeds.
     
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    Appl3FTW

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    Lmao zomg are u a serious
     
  17. macrumors 6502a

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    I really have no complaints, I can do everything I want in a decent amount of time. When I was with AT&T on my iPhone 4 I peaked around 6Mbps but average wise it was around 2Mbps so there is not much of a difference for me. Coverage wise Sprint is much better, I actually get a signal in my house and can make calls. LTE should be pretty great in my area, I'm about two miles from the nearest tower so I get a great signal and I don't even think Network Vision has started on my tower, things can only get better from here on out considering a lot of people are leaving Sprint so the network won't be bogged down as much, I have been with them for a month and used about 6GB in data. Can't really go wrong with that as long as the service is good in my area.
     
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    A lot of people are leaving Sprint for a reason, you should consider the same;)
     
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    Very true. It all depends on the area you live in. Since you say you live close to the tower, your Sprint coverage must be much better than the friends I have who complain about Sprint (I suspect there isn't a tower nearby and that's the reason). And if you're in one of those areas that get LTE earlier on in the rollout, then you'll also experience less traffic on that for a while.
     
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    all it took for me to leave sprint was seeing a 1600ms ping time, 0.01 download and 0.00 upload while i was standing 300' away from the tower. Had the same issue everywhere I went, except for Indianapolis. Switched to Verizon with the 4S, and fell in love with my 2mb download speeds! HAHA

    Now...with the 5 and LTE, I regularly hit 30mb down and 20mb up, and have seen as high as 58 down. i <3 Verizon!
     
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    Sprint signal and data seems to be a major struggle here in wiscomsin
     
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    Fernandez21

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    Hey, as long as he's happy with his service, why should be leave and pay more for service elsewhere?
     
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    To some people saving a few bucks a month and suffering with Sprint is not worth it at all.
    If he's happy then more power to him I guess.
     
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    I agree, if his service was bad then it's not worth it at all, but he said he had great service and was happy. User experience with a cell provider seems to vary a lot user to user. Heck even in my area I've come across people that claim AT&T the worst, but they've been the best in my experience. It seems to really one down to who ever has service when you need to make a phone call or load a web page.
     
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    Sprint here is verrrrrry slow. I'm on verizon I get around 1.5 Mbps and that seems fast enough for now.
     

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