Sprint LTE is *Unofficially* LIVE in LA!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dw3bb10, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. dw3bb10 macrumors 6502

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    At least where I am, in the Valley (Northridge). Im beyond stoked right now. Getting download speeds in the low twenties, and uploads around 6-10mbps or so. More than enough for a phone. Best of all: My Data is unlimited! Super stoked! If you're in LA, flip that LTE switch on and see if towers are live in your area!
     
  2. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    Congrats!

    Wish AT&T LTE was in the Valley :mad:
     
  3. dw3bb10 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was SERIOUSLY going to switch to AT&T two weeks ago, because I couldnt deal with Sprints 3G. Couldnt even stream Pandora. Decided to stick it out, and Im so happy I did!!!
     
  4. koolhand79 macrumors member

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    I work out that way. I sure hope I can experience it soon. I'm gonna have to check tomorrow
     
  5. LoloBond macrumors 6502

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    Congrats! but make sure you stay in the valley.. :D
     
  6. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

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    That's good news. Wonder how long the roll out to la will be. The issue I see is there 3G is so slow. If you out of LTE it would suck.
     
  7. SAMtheGAM macrumors regular

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    In a press release I read a while back LTE in Los Angeles, CA was coming before the end of the year. Looks like Sprint will meet it's goal.
     
  8. dw3bb10 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Definitely. Ofcourse, every tower wont be upgraded when it launches, just a chunk of the market. Was supposed to go LIVE this month, and yes, it looks like they're meeting that goal! Im super glad LTE is where I live though!
     
  9. ChoonkyMoonky macrumors newbie

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    LTE was working for me today in the Downtown LA area. I also have friends in Burbank with LTE From Sprint
     
  10. dw3bb10 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Its awesome isnt it? Im on LTE as I type this. Ive already used over 2GB in less than 2 days lol Glad we're unlimited!
     
  11. GREEN4U macrumors 6502a

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    I too noticed it today!! I was like "WAIT WHAT?!?" but didn't think anything else of it, since I just got a iPhone/smartphone 2 days ago, so I'm not sure what is normal and what isn't.

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    Now if only Time Warner Cable would give up that monopoly on Laker games... :rolleyes: :mad:

    People are going to be outraged when the season starts. I have Charter and so does Pasadena/Alhambra, and a lot of other places.
     
  12. snakesayan macrumors member

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    Are you serious!!! I'm in Long Beach!! Ima See right now and see! So all I gotta do is flip the LTE switch on and it'll change from saying Sprint 3G to LTE?
     
  13. Ceviche Lover macrumors regular

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    just wait until everyone starts using 2gb in 2 days, you will be back down to those 3g speeds before you know it.
     
  14. dw3bb10 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It depends, if they have turned on, and are testing towers in your area, then yea you will.

    Not really. Theres more bandwidth, which means data takes less time to travel for what everyone is doing. Even if speeds do slow down, and get down to say 10mbps, thats still more than enough bandwidth for an iPhone to do ANYTHING. Stop hating Lol
     
  15. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    enjoy it while it lasts! The flurry of sprint users will now increase and start to boggle down the 4g network.
     
  16. dw3bb10 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    As is the case with any carrier. Your point?
     
  17. richmds macrumors regular

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    Good to hear, I actually dropped them because of the slow 3G. Looks like now people have choices as to which carrier they want because LTE is available with all networks in LA now.
     
  18. ejrizo macrumors 6502

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    I switched to sprint when i got my 2 new iPhone 5's and dropped sprint a week later. could not take the service and went back to AT&T. My main reason was that LTE would not be everywhere so I knew if ever I was in an area that didnt have it I would feel like I was on dial up internet. got out while I could without having to pay the early termination fees. Glad to see that Sprint users are starting to experience the speed in LA
     
  19. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    well the case with my carrier "boggling down"... is my unlmited verizon is down from 50 mbps to 40 mpbs
    i agree though.. no need for people to hate.

    glad there are options for other people who arent grandfathered with other carriers.
     
  20. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    im saying to use it while the speeds are still around 20.
     
  21. Chele27 macrumors newbie

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    Sprint LTE in Culver City

    I was at Tito's Tacos in Culver City and my LTE icon popped up on my Iphone 5.. I immediately ran a speed test and here are the results:

    Dowload : 13.94Mbps
    Upload : 6.75 Mbps

    I opened up YOUTUBE and clicked on a video, it loaded and played super fast.. really impressed with the speed.. Excited to finally see some LTE going live in LA. I live in the Northridge area so will be checking for any LTE signal up there later today.
     
  22. dw3bb10 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Im loving it dude. My LTE on the corner of Zelzah and Lassen (I go to CSUN) is perfect! Im getting about 25/8.
     
  23. Chele27 macrumors newbie

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    Hoping I can get some LTE love around Woodley and Lassen.. Thanks for the headsup!
     
  24. armandxp macrumors 6502

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    Wow that's some slow lte.
     
  25. dw3bb10 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    A 25mbps connection on an iPhone is slow to you? 0_o

    Dont be gullible about other carriers, just because you see 40mbps, and 50mbps test sometimes. I also have access to a VZW line, that only gets between 7-16Mbps on LTE in Los Angeles. And one more thing, I, as im sure most people, would take a 25/8 UNLIMITED LTE line over a 50mbps 2GB tiered line ANYWAY. You wont even notice the difference. Tool.
     

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