WOW..this is Pathetic Sprint

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by brazil5376, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2009
  2. macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2011
    I get similar speeds on Verizon, but a ping that has dropped as low as 66ms (making the web feel snappier than it would otherwise).
  3. macrumors 65816

    Apr 4, 2011
    I don't fare much better with AT&T. A little over 1 Mbps. It's a New York thing. We are too congested here.
  4. macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2011
    The crush of all the new iPhones on the Sprint network. I really wonder if the network will be able to handle all the new iPhone customers.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2011
    I got 1044 kbps, then 389, now like 120. However, the last one was at my home, which is a semi-dead zone for all cell phones.
  6. macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2009
    By Grabthar's Hammer
    All depends on location, I get between 2-4Mbps consistently...sometimes more. But a lot of that is living in DFW where AT&T wireless has a huge corporate operation and great cell tower coverage....
  7. thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2009
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I must say though that despite the slow speed test pages do load rather quickly and it's quite snappy. Definitely faster than my Evo
  8. macrumors 6502

    Jan 28, 2011
    WOW..this is Pathetic Sprint

    Yeah, but you get unlimited pathetic. For $5 cheaper per month.:D
  9. macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2008
    That an average attempt.

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  10. thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2009
  11. thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2009
    I'm pretty sure I save more than $5 a month. Especially getting 25% off my bill
  12. macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2011
    Martinsburg, WV
    i tested out to 1.10mbps down, 0.74mbps up, 215ms ping on 3 g from reston, va

    wifi tested to 3.83mbps down, 0.78 up, and 207ms ping
  13. macrumors 604

    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Its overloaded from all the new iPhone 4Ses. Have some patience and wait a few days before you use 3G internet again. You can survive for a while on Wifi can't you?
  14. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2011
    First attempt on Verizon…

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  15. macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2011
    Under your bed.
    Should have used the nation's fastest mobile broadband...

  16. macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2011
    Wait, sprint is suppose to be a good network?
  17. macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2011
  18. macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2007
    I'm getting as high as 5.84Mbps down, 1.19Mbps up, 125ms ping on AT&T. Love the HSPA+ upgrade so far. :D I get fine service in CT though... Never any dropped calls or anything. I know there are definitely areas of the country which don't have good AT&T service.

  19. macrumors 68040

    Jun 27, 2009
  20. jeffsaha, Oct 14, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2011

    macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2011
    I don't think it's overloaded because I did multiple speed tests on 3g with my old EVO on Sprint *before* iPhone day and got around 40-60kbps on avg. So similar to the OPs post. I would peak at maybe 1+mbps during odd hours like 5am or so. Which is one of the reasons I jumped to AT&T (the main one being I wasn't up for renewal and my ETF was only $70 haha)

    edit: Oh forgot to mention that I'm in LA...where all the towers are saturated as is :)
  21. macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2010
    Seattle, Wa
    yea crappy speeds for sure, but good enough for 24/7 pandora :)

  22. macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    I got basically the same as you in Central NJ on AT&T

    Ping 249, Down 5.41, 1.71 up

    Much better than with my iPhone 4 so I am very Happy :D
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  24. macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
    I think the networks are just congest from one million people receiving an iPhone on the same day... I was getting slower speeds on Sprint earlier but now i'm getting 1-2mbps down.
  25. macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    Your problem is that you're in New York. That is the way cell phones work.... even if the tower has bandwith, the more people there are with cell phones then the harder the phones and the towers have to work to maintain communication.

    Its like being in a crowded room where everyone is talking. You might be able to listen to what your friend was saying if there wasn't so much extra noise for you to concentrate on ignoring.

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