Any new word on Sprint data speeds?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by docgerrard, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. docgerrard macrumors 6502

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    Do people still think it will increase over time (obviously to a level less than ATT and Verizon, but at least to one where the app store is usable?)

    Has anyone talked to Sprint recently?
     
  2. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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  3. JNaut macrumors member

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    Sure, it's possible that speeds will improve, but I'm not willing to risk being stuck on a 2-year contract to find out. I returned my Sprint phone and went to Verizon.
     
  4. Arnezie macrumors 65816

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    Speed is tolerable in my area of MICHIGAN but I did talk to a sprint tech who told me that between now and January they are doing tower upgrades all over MICHIGAN anyway and speeds should improve. Take that for what it's worth but I figure I'll just cancel and port over to AT&T if they don't get great when the iPhone 5 drops next year.
     
  5. jwilcox09 macrumors member

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    In boston the speeds aren't too terrible. I can get up to a mb/sec sometimes, lol. But I am on wifi at work and home, and pandora works fine on my commute, so no complaints. I do hope they will get a little better though
     
  6. whiskeyvol macrumors regular

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    i don't think i'd trust a tech's word to be committed to sprint on contract
     
  7. docgerrard thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah the techs definitely do not know what they are talking about

    Unfortunately, I'm stuck on a family plan. But fortunately, to get what we have all of the other carriers (we don't qualify for any employee discounts), it would be more than $50 a month more. So is it worth it? Definitely yes.

    The techs keep telling me they are working on fixing low data speeds in my area. Do they just tell this ************ to everyone?
     
  8. 2mur macrumors newbie

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    They're awful in Baltimore. I really *love* having 4-5 bars of coverage with a small little 'o' next to the 'Sprint'. That means no data coverage.
     

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