I recant my bitching about Sprint

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  1. sk1wbw macrumors 68040

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    I'm not sure what happened today, but in the past I've reset network settings and dialed the ##873283# number to update and it never worked. I've been stuck at about .3 download and .0000000002 upload speeds.

    But today, tech support told me to do it again and I just don't know what happened. I know these speeds ain't that great, but hell. I'll take them!

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    Sprint 3G new speeds by ctt1wbw, on Flickr
     
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  3. sk1wbw thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, I'm told that's about inline with typical 3G speeds for the 3G standard?
     
  4. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    That's about all you'll get out of Sprint's CDMA (3G) network. And I'm impressed that you're getting that.

    Verizon's 3G isn't much better.
     
  5. sk1wbw thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'm about 13 miles outside of Jacksonville, NC. Out in the country, so to speak. I'll try it again today when I go to work in Jacksonville and see if it's any better.

    But I'm very happy to say the least. I can finally use my damned iPhone on Sprint's 3G network. Before, I couldn't even download a game on Words With Friends or check the App Store for updates.
     
  6. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    Those are as good as what i get now on Verizon and TBH they are better then about 1/2 of the times i have checked on Verizon.

    I so can not wait for LTE, i live in the greater Cincinnati area and from what i can see on the verizon map we have pretty good LTE coverage.
     
  7. sk1wbw thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I can't get an answer from Sprint about LTE coming to Jacksonville yet. I'd LOVE to have LTE. From what I've seen on other's Speedtest readings, LTE is 2 to 3 times faster than my wifi at my house.
     
  8. remlover macrumors newbie

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    I have heard nothing but bad about Sprints 3G service, but my question is, can you at least stream music through pandora or whatever cloud app I would use?
     
  9. sk1wbw thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Before today, no. After today, I probably could. Not sure as I haven't tried it yet.

    Edit... I'm streaming my SiriusXM on 3G now.
     
  10. baummer macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like Jacksonville is underway, as are a bunch of other cities as of 9/10: http://s4gru.com/index.php?/blog/1/...s-a-4g-lte-city-list-where-work-is-under-way/

    Specific notes on Jacksonville from 6/26: http://s4gru.com/index.php?/blog/1/...network-visionlte-deployment-schedule-update/
     
  11. sk1wbw thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Nah, that's Jacksonville Florida. I'm in North Carolina.

    And I recant my former recant of Sprint. I'm back down to .02 download speeds. I'm on Verizon right now. Waiting.
     
  12. Meanee macrumors 6502a

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    Good luck achieving similar speeds in crowded places. In NYC, Sprint's 3G is fairly close to unusable.
     

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