The iPhone 6 is my first phone with LTE and I'm not impressed with my carrier

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  1. ozshadow macrumors regular

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    I know some carriers have great LTE performance. Sprint recently completed upgrades in my area and with 3-4 bars and the LTE lit up I get a wopping 2 Mbps up and down. Actually up is slightly faster.

    I wonder if they have some form of caps in place or if that is as good as their hardware in this area is?

    We have the unlimited data, any mobile, any time family plan.
     
  2. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Well there's your problem right there ;)
     
  3. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    Sprint is awful when it comes to data speeds.
     
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  6. PTLove macrumors 6502

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    Sprint and data just don't go together. The company is a joke with data.
     
  7. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Do a search here for Sprint threads. There's a reason why they are giving away the most data and the most lines for rock bottom prices. For lines of one hundred bucks with 20GB shared sounds amazing until you actually use the data. They should have just made it unlimited; sweeten the pot so to speak without much risk that a family of four will even surpass the 20GB they are offering now.
     
  8. boobie12 macrumors 6502

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    Before I even clicked it. I knew it was sprint from the title.
     
  9. Hexaea macrumors member

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  10. sjperformance macrumors 6502

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    The iPhone 6 is my first phone with LTE and I'm not impressed with my carrier

    Sprint is a joke! Left them a year ago after 9 years. On AT&T LTE in Miami is top notch. Go with a real LTE carrier then you can speak volumes :)
     
  11. normanfox, Sep 21, 2014
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    I concur sprint is the problem

    I had sprint for years because i paid only $60 for 3 lines with 3G prior to iphone 4.

    Their data speed was horrible. I finally dump Sprint and went to AT&T to get iphone 4 even though my was doubled.

    Sprint made mistakes again and again. Buying Next Tel is one. Upgrading their network to 4G using Winnax while every carriers went with LTE. Sprint partnered with Samsung to make what the called "iphone killer", Instinct. I was fooled by them. What a junk phone.

    Glad that they did not buy Tmobile. If they succeeded, tmobile would be destroyed like Next Tel
     
  12. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    Before I even opened this thread, I was thinking Sprint... not surprised at all.
     
  13. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

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    Haha yeah sprint is terrible! No clue why anyone would sign up for them. I live in LA and they have shittty 3G speeds, bad 4g. Not sure where lte roll out in la is but its like 56k slow. In LOS ANGELES!!
     
  14. KenAFSPC macrumors 6502a

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    My location...

    Verizon LTE - 30-40 Mbps
    AT&T LTE - 30-50 Mbps
    T-Mobile LTE - 25-35 Mbps
    Sprint LTE - 4-10 Mbps
     
  15. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    They're also not very good at voice, either. By far the worst network I've had calls with. Glad all my friends switched away from it.
     
  16. rambo47 macrumors 6502a

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    Sprint towers are rated for 5000-8000 simultaneous data connections, but in some areas they are getting over 21,000. And their LTE footprint is tiny. In lots of cities they only cover a fraction of that city.
     
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  18. mrjoeyjiffy macrumors member

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    I have had verizon and ATT and if I'm in a really good spot I've hit 60 mbps a few times, average is 20ish though. Sorry about sprint, man their network sucks :(
     
  19. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a

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    Return the phone and switch carriers. The Verizon model offers the most flexibility to be used on as many US carriers as possible (all other than Sprint and Sprint MVNOs).

    Unfortunately at this time the Sprint phones are not able to be used on any network other than Sprint.
     
  20. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    I'm curious about the specs for AT&T/VZW towers. I'm sure they're rated much higher and have the correct backhaul in place to provide good service.

    Sprint's network is so half-assed
     
  21. hockeymutt macrumors member

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    Just tested att for my phone 2 test
    64 down and 15 up
    62 down and 13 up
     
  22. Slimmyhendrix macrumors regular

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    I went from 4s to 5c and lte is insane fast on sprint where I am. It was actually faster than wifi at my work with t1 line on secure non customer network.
    Then again sprint owns the lte network in Rochester so that might be why.
     
  23. cg006 macrumors regular

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    Stopped reading after "sprint" and scrolled down to all the soon to follow posts on how much their data sucks....:D
     
  24. naptowngill2005 macrumors member

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    Sprint works great where I live
     

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