Sprint iPhone 5 LTE finally comes to Las Vegas!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by eeclipse16, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. eeclipse16 macrumors member

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    Here is a screen shot taken right in front of Bellagio hotel on Las Vegas blvd. While not as fast as other carriers its finally nice to break the 1mb/s speeds of 3G. Max speed I have seen was about 12mb/s download. [​IMG]
     
  2. jenni122701 macrumors regular

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    Well, thats better I guess huh? I'm on 3G here, but it's slow. It does what I need it to do though, which is good because my home wifi is messed up and not working with my iPhone hardly at all anymore. :-(
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  3. ValerieDurden macrumors 6502a

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    I've maxed at around 35Mbps on a few tests, all really dependent on the area though I usually average around 20Mbps when I am in a LTE area however. Perfectly happy with the speeds, I rather truly unlimited data and ~20Mbps then ~70Mbps and a data limit around 4GB.

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    I do pretty well. :)
     
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    What can't you do with 8 Mbps speeds? Can anyone even distinguish the difference between 8Mbps and 20Mbps?
     
  6. ValerieDurden macrumors 6502a

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    It's really all about latency my friend, I would gladly take 8Mbps with a 67ms ping over a 70Mbps connection with a 150ms ping. Latency is what you really notice with a fast connection.
     
  7. Apple Trees macrumors 6502

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    Well it's Sprint. When they're used to dial-up speeds for 3G service, anything over 5mbps is a world of difference.
     
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  9. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    At the current rate Tmobile LTE deployment will outpace Sprint. Sprint lit up LTE in small 50,000 population towns to increase their total number of cities while Tmobile is going for the far more important major metro areas first. They desperately need the SoftBank buyout and cash infusion to get on track. I can't remember the last time they had a profitable quarter. Like 2009?
     
  10. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    I wouldn't be surprised. They've gotten up LTE in Vegas/NYC, etc far faster than Sprint.

    In all fairness, TMobile is letting those same areas rot with EDGE/GPRS coverage, so let's not pretend that TMo is any better. Sprint has pledged to have a full LTE network...eventually...

    something TMobile doesn't care about (judging by the CEO's ridiculous "dust bowl" comments)

    The only carriers that are fully following through with everything are VZW and AT&T.
     
  11. eeclipse16 thread starter macrumors member

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    They have had LTE for awhile now, just not with sprint which sucks but I also remember sprint had 4G in Las Vegas for a good year before everyone else. Now sprint users are paying the price for getting 4G early by getting 4G LTE a year and a half after everyone lol. And incase you are wondering yes we have still been paying the extra for 4G service even tho the iPhone 5 doesn't get that signal. Thanks sprint!
     
  12. Zaft macrumors 68040

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    nice, here in nyc lte has been up for a while now.
     

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  13. keitarou macrumors 6502

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    Let's not get ahead of ourselves. NYC doesn't have LTE. Few places in NYC has LTE but not NYC as a whole. I still don't have LTE and I'm right in downtown Manhattan (Financial district). Even the places that has LTE isn't stable by any means. Towers that have been broadcasting LTE weeks ago have stopped in some cases. Even Las Vegas has LTE in few places. Not all of Vegas has LTE from Sprint yet.
     
  14. Zaft macrumors 68040

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    Most of NYC is lit up, not all. I just happen to live in Brooklyn where everywhere I go has LTE. I work in city hall and the LTE is pretty sparse.

    NYC has a some to go but its going steady.
     
  15. imeth macrumors regular

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    That's so sad. As an AT&T customer I had thoroughly enjoyed my iphone 5 since launch. Sprints so horrible.
     
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  17. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    That's because Sprint is a CDMA carrier with pathetic 3G speeds and slow LTE (in reference to other carriers). I get similar 3G speeds to your UK 3G speeds on T-Mobile.
     

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  18. ross1998 macrumors 6502a

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    sadly its true, I remember a guy that ad a screenshot of 60mbps down and 20 up LTE in Europe. I thing it was the EE network but i don't remember.
     
  19. Lunfai macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I wouldn't think EE has a lot of network congestion because its really expensive and their Internet isn't unlimited like mine. They are pretty damn fast, my carrier is using a apart of their 4G tower later this year. Think of the speeds!
     
  20. iampasco macrumors newbie

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    Picking up LTE in Vegas with sprint right now.
     

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  21. aliensporebomb macrumors 68000

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    Yeah....

    Minneapolis:

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    It largely depends:

    -Where you are
    -Proximity to the tower
    -What time of day you're using it

    The more towers go active the better IMO.
     
  22. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    Why haven't you updated to the new speedtest?
     
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    Ah

    It's VINTAGE!
     
  25. EstaVidaLoca macrumors regular

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    At this rate they'll have to catch up with T-mobile by the end of the year.
     

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