The "My Sprint service is fine now" thread

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  1. burnout8488, Oct 18, 2011
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    burnout8488 macrumors 6502a

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    On launch day I was achieving speeds in line with everyone else.... dismal. About 5KB/s down, 1KB/s up. In other words, unusable.

    Today, everything seems back to normal. At 4AM I was even able to get 100 kiloBytes per second down, and 50KB/s up!

    (KiloBytes, not bits.)

    Has Sprint ironed out the issues for anyone else? I'm in the Upstate New York area for reference.

    My best DL on Sprint 3G, ever:

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  2. Megalobyte macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, I don't mean to be rude, but if 100 kbps DL was normal, I think I'd kill myself. Att just started to seem much better to me.... :)

    I get jealous when I see those who get 8-10mbps, where I get 5-6 max, but even on Edge, I get better than your Sprint speeds. I didn't realize Sprint was so bad. Just to be clear, on ATT, people get about 3-4 MBPS average, many get higher, but even 3mbps is 3 thousand K to your 109. I can't believe Sprint calls that 3G.
     
  3. jgalan14 macrumors 6502

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    Are you kidding me 100kbps?

    Anyway Mine is fine so far
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  4. burnout8488 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My figures are in KiloBYTES, not kiloBITS. kB vs kb. The same unit your web browser uses to download files, so everyone's familiar with it.

    JGalan your 1.13Mbps is about 144kB/s, so you're not that far off from me. Looks like some improvements have been made.
     
  5. Megalobyte macrumors 6502a

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    Whew, that's better! I was frightened for you there. :) Still not great but that's why it's cheaper I suppose.
     
  6. burnout8488 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh yeah, for me, this is actually quite good, I've been used to Sprint for 5 years now. I'll go park next to a cell tower later and see if I can get some ridiculous (150kB/s:p) speeds.

    Regardless of the fact that ATT will still rape Sprint's speeds, this is a hell of a lot better than it was on launch day.
     
  7. Megalobyte macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, simmer down there, you can get whiplash at 150 kB/s!

    Still all in all, incredible how far we've come from the 28.8 days. I remember trying to DL a 3-4 mb file via dial up, wow. :) I remember if I connected at a blazing 44-48k I said: YES! Now my home laptop, wirelessly can get well over 20 Mbps, hell, even my 4s can hit 20 Mbps in a speedtest!
     
  8. jgalan14 macrumors 6502

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    Oh I missed that there ha ha, that's good if your latency good too? Man this phone been performing great , camera is amazing :) can't complain I'm happy with it
     

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