You ready for this brah....read all 183 pages up sprint POS lackluster, extremely slow, UNLIMITED DIALUP, 85% off the price and 20% of the performance, UBER CRAPTASTIC 3g network.
The lte network is alright and nothing fancy around 20mbps and 7mbps down. The LTE NETWORK IS NON EXISTANT RIGHT NOW. YOU WILL FALL BACK ON THE PATETHIC 3g.
Here is what sprint TRIES TO GUARANTEE YOU BUT FAILS....
3G devices operate at average download speed ranges from 600 Kbps - 1.4 Mbps with peak rates up to 3.1 Mbps, and at average upload speeds of 350-500 Kbps with peak rates up to 1.8 Mbps in 3G coverage areas.
OH BUT REALITY IS A BISH AND DEATH IS HER SISTER..........
Oh so now you tell me that when LTE is launched all will be gravy right. Text messages being delayed along with crap 3g due to a network loaded down with metropcs, cricket, virgin mobile, boost, and their own subscribers all using sprints towers. Oh did i forget CLEAR broadband.
Now guess what DAN HESSE PLANS TO DO WHEN LTE IS OFFICALLY LAUNCHED IN ALL MARKETS.....RAISE THE ROOF SON.
"Chief Executive Dan Hesse, speaking at an analyst conference today, said Sprint may consider raising prices once it has made more progress with its 4G LTE network upgrade. The company lags Verizon Wireless and AT&T in building out the high-speed network, something that could limit its attraction to customers.
"We have a competitive disadvantage in terms of LTE footprint," Hesse said. "You don't increase your price when you have a network footprint disadvantage. You want to wait and think of that until you get to that point."
Hey you wanna see what I get for $42 per month. I get unlimited min, unlimited text, and 2gb of USABLE HSPA+ aka 6.99mbps. Guess what I have a AT&T iphone 5 and it works with straight talk even if it is locked since STRAIGHT TALK is an AT&T MVNO and runs on their network but at half price with less data. CHOOSE UNLIMITED DIALUP or LIMITED HIGH SPEED. DUDE....you get what you pay for
A little bit of anger, with a little bit of love and a side of hate.so much anger.
BAMMMMM..... What did I tell you 20mbps down and 7 up. RIGHT ON THE MONEY. Now ready for this. Enjoy the LTE for now but once everyone is signed up and using it along with broadband users and MVNO imagine your speeds. I plan to signup for a broadband LTE through CLEAR or SPRINT and hope to tear up the line with overnight newsgroup download. Now imagine if I am doing that on a unlimited line. You bet your A$$... I plan too. I am making a LTE hotspot in my house to link up to my DDWRT router and turn that wireless signal into a hardwire into a DLINK N extreme router. Thanks to sprint Unlimted I plan to hit 200gb in download a month and want to see how long before they kick me out. Now multiply me TIMES 10 million and all of us plan to attack your network in the coming months once upgrades are elegible.Before you make the jump, make sure that you aren't in a LTE upgrade area, as I have been satisfied greatly by the upgrades.
THOSE ARE SPRINT 3g SPEEDS. You will fall back on 3g when you travel or get outside of LTE Spectrum range. Edge speeds are probably better than what sprint can get you. The sprint network between 7am-10pm is loaded down heavy and you get nothing but page timeouts, slow download, unable to stream, spinning wheel. Go in store and look at a iphone 4s that is activated and use it for speedtest, youtube, and downloading songs or apps. Let me know how the experience goes. I was forcing my self to use wifi on sprint and was wondering what they he*ll i was paying money everymonth to only get minutes and text along with non existant internet.Tmobile edge speeds on iPhone or sprint 3G..
Agree with second poster....I switched from ATT to Sprint due to monthly throttling of my "unlimited plan" I'm happy so far with the LTE network. Can't speak to 3G though...haven't seen my phone switch to 3G since I got it launch day. It depends on your situation....I switched because I knew I had LTE where I lived. Talk to other friends that have experience in your area with Sprint (friends, family, co-workers) and make the decision that way.Can some people tell me how good or in other words how performance overall contrasted with the price?
I guess the blaringly bright label saying cellular doesn't mean anything to you.pretty sure that little thing in the top left signifies WIFI. Get off wifi and run a test.
I have noticed couple times that data would hang like their is a lag on ping. Once I did a quick airplane cycle and let it sit disconnected from the tower for 1 minute and reconnect everything was reset and back to normal. I will have to investigate why it seems like the connection on the data side is dropping a connection.Faiz23 do you lose Internet connection sometimes with Straight Talk? I keep reading that, and people say they have to turn airplane mode on and off.
I thought it showed that no matter what. I was just going by what his actual signal said. I guess he ran that test at a different time.Agree with second poster....I switched from ATT to Sprint due to monthly throttling of my "unlimited plan" I'm happy so far with the LTE network. Can't speak to 3G though...haven't seen my phone switch to 3G since I got it launch day. It depends on your situation....I switched because I knew I had LTE where I lived. Talk to other friends that have experience in your area with Sprint (friends, family, co-workers) and make the decision that way.
I guess the blaringly bright label saying cellular doesn't mean anything to you.
I really don't get what happened to Sprint. They used to be a top dog carrier, first with a camera phone in the US, first with MMS, first with Mobile TV service and so on. I am a Sprint customer now, and am satisfied but seeing all of these speed issues etc that others are having, just leads me to wonder how a company can head downhill so fast?Sprint is the bargain basement wireless carrier of the "big three". If I shop at a bargain basement store, I expect low prices and largely questionable quality. Low prices almost always come with a catch.
In Sprint's case, the catch is two-fold. Their network isn't in a lot of places "off the beaten path" where AT&T's and Verizon's networks are. I've also seen several posts from people who note that Sprint's signal doesn't seem to be able to penetrate big buildings the same way Verizon and AT&T's signals can. These two things seem to contribute to the increased number of dropped calls some people experience with Sprint.
Secondly, if you are in an area where you do have Sprint service, their speeds (even on LTE) are typically slower than what AT&T and Verizon customers are currently getting. Sure, it's unlimited; but how much is your time worth as you're waiting for your unlimited data to materialize on your iPhone?
As long as you realize those things going in and you're ok with them, you'll probably do alright with Sprint.
Well that was 10 years ago, a lot has happened since then. iPhone was not even released yet. People were using phones for voice only for the most part.I really don't get what happened to Sprint. They used to be a top dog carrier, first with a camera phone in the US, first with MMS, first with Mobile TV service and so on. I am a Sprint customer now, and am satisfied but seeing all of these speed issues etc that others are having, just leads me to wonder how a company can head downhill so fast?
They definitely weren't bargain basement in 2003.