Is Sprint planning a refarming or anything to help speed their 3G network?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Lammercy, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Lammercy macrumors regular


    Jun 4, 2012
    T-Mobile has plans to refarm their network to run the iPhone and other 1900 phones. Does Sprint have any plans to help speed up their 3G networks which often receives complaints.
  2. DavidMc macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Do a search on Sprint Network Vision. This started as 3G rework but now also includes LTE rollout.
  3. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

    Dec 28, 2009
  4. Lammercy thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 4, 2012
    Are they really that bad?
  5. sk1wbw Suspended


    May 28, 2011
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    I am, I have an unlimited data plan. I am rarely using data on 3G, and yes it is that bad. It's slow.
  6. fins831 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 7, 2011
    Their 3G speedup is basically an LTE rollout as an upgrade to 4G....their data speeds are horrible, considering there is no one using the bandwith
  7. w00t951 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    There was a Sprint iPhone 4S at the mall. My friends and I visited Gizmodo Mobile, and after we bought some Auntie Anne's pretzels and came back, it was still not done. Sprint is slow.
  8. falterego macrumors 6502


    Dec 28, 2008
    Southern California
    I live in LA county and have only recently had issues with my Sprint 3G data speeds. There was a big wind storm about 6 months ago that knocked out 73 towers in LA county alone. The speeds have yet to recover from that issue. Before that I was getting about 2 megs down and 1 up which was plenty fine for me. Not WiFi speeds, but still nothing to complain about.

    I'm just hoping their LTE rollout gets ahead of schedule like their WiMax rollout did and we'll see it in major markets soon. Their iDEN spectrum is going to be converted over to a data network sometime in 2013.

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