iphone 5 on sprint sucks!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by holmstrom111, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. holmstrom111 macrumors newbie

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    i recently bought an iphone 5 from Sprint. I'm getting .2-.4 mbs download from sprint. I knew sprint is lacking 4g lte cell towers but the 3g is crap. They wont work with me on the phone they keep spewing the 14 day policy. Dont buy the iphone on sprint!
     
  2. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Depends on your area I presume. Works fine for me.
     
  3. Hooterville macrumors 6502a

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    Only common sense would tell you not to purchase an iPhone 5 or any other phone on Sprint. :D
     
  4. jetlitheone macrumors 6502a

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    Right, I had the 4s on sprint. and I didn't even enjoy the 4S because of the slow speed.
     
  5. travo112 macrumors newbie

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    Sprint is the worst... vzw 3g isn't much better.
     
  6. jetlitheone macrumors 6502a

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    Nope it isn't but the fact is that verizon LTE is like.... everywhere.
     
  7. travo112 macrumors newbie

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    True... seems like its everywhere but my house :)
     
  8. jetlitheone macrumors 6502a

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    They can send you an airrave for free if you have coverage issues only at your house.
     
  9. 0r30 macrumors 6502

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    mine works fine here in Houston, Tx.


    only thing I have noticed is my phone shows the roaming sign when going into 3g
     
  10. verwon macrumors 68030

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    Mine's fine in Seattle, I had the 4s and have the 5 now.
     
  11. kendu2412 macrumors regular

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    Where ur location ? Check your LTE Status if ur area available on list.

    Before, mine service like notthing. Always 0.0 to 0.50 , REAL REAL SLOW.

    But lucky , my city on list for LTE next coupe months, and speed grew up. With 3G always around 0.9 to 1.7 Mbps, and testing LTE around 22 Mbps for down and 4Mbps for up.
     
  12. kalexn macrumors 6502

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    My iphone 5 on Sprint works great but my boyfriends is horrible! We are both in the same area too, it is very weird!
     
  13. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

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    Spring 3G is horrendous in LA, Ventura, San Fernando. Basically 14 million if the US population (estimate) lol. Just absolute garbage. I'm sure in certain states its good but jeeebus. It's was slow to the point I might as well use 2g or dial up.
     
  14. MsRandall macrumors 6502a

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    I just left Sprint and have Verizon now although Verizon's 3G might not beat out AT&T - it is alot better than Sprints in the Bay Area. But like it has been said before I am on LTE 85 to 90% of the time.
     
  15. thefredelement macrumors 65816

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    I despise Sprint, their network and their shady customer service people. They couldn't handle the 4S, now with the 5 their network is being unraveled at the core.

    "Network Vision" is a nice idea but I don't trust their ability to implement sound infrastructure. At least not for 2 years anyway.

    I paid $270 (disputing it now) in ETFs to go to Verizon.
     
  16. Stayfly2407 macrumors 6502

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    Tell me about it.....(iphone 5)
     

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  17. rever3nce macrumors 6502a

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    People complain a lot about network speeds on sprint. I would try another carrier
     
  18. SilentLoner macrumors 65816

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  19. g0odfr1end102 macrumors 6502

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    Wow... That is... There are no words... :(
     
  20. Statusquick macrumors newbie

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    You just have to do diligent research. I stayed away from sprint until I was sure of the iPhone 5's LTE and the LTE rollout according to S4GRU:
     

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  21. Link00seven macrumors regular

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    I left Sprint and went back to AT&T for the iPhone 5 (had an EVO 4G on Sprint) because Sprint 3G in Metro Detroit was absolutely garbage. I was lucky to be able to load my e-mail half the time. There was no mention of network improvements in this area, and I fell for the "oh 4G is coming to Detroit, we promise!" argument once with Wimax...wasn't doing that again for their LTE service. Good call too, I think, because from what I've seen Detroit is nowhere to be seen on the road map for Sprint LTE service.
     
  22. NM08SRT8 macrumors 6502a

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    Stop with the blanket accusations.

    Cell service is a huge YMMV thing.

    Because I can counter you and say Sprints 3G sucks from experience, but Verizon's 3G is 100xs faster..

    Now that's true in my market, but not yours.
     
  23. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I thought everyone knew that unless you are in an LTE area, sprint speeds are trash.
     
  24. Johnnygogo macrumors member

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    you gotta do your research before you purchase. Sprint in Chicago is super fast and LTE is everywhere in the surrounding burbs. best prices too.
     
  25. Jungle Jack macrumors member

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    That is just it. They are not garbage everywhere. In SW Coastal Florida, I am getting a 2Mbps Download and have had no issues using Safari, Netflix, etc. Thankfully, soon LTE will be coming. In addition, Sprint was purchased by a Japanese Company recently so hopefully the LTE Rollout will happen as hoped.
     

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