20140114 Is It Bad That I Had To Tether My Sprin

Keith I MyersKeith I Myers2014-01-14 16:06:57-0500 – Updated: 2014-01-14 16:06:57-0500Is it bad that I had to tether my Sprint HTC One to my +T-Mobile phone’s hotspot in order to do the OTA Upgrade because Sprint’s LTE was WAY too slow that it was unusable? Is it bad that I had to tether my Sprint HTC One to my +T-Mobile phone's hotspot in order to do the OTA Upgrade because Sprint's LTE was WAY too slow that it was unusable? 

Is it bad that I had to tether my Sprint HTC One to my +T-Mobile phone’s hotspot in order to do the OTA Upgrade because Sprint’s LTE was WAY too slow that it was unusable? 

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+Jae Judah I feel ya dude. I go through data like water to fish man. Its a huge difference. Jesus, I don’t even use it for work. Haha.Caspar C – 2014-01-14 17:32:30-0500 – Updated: 2014-01-14 17:33:42-0500As pro-Sprint as I tend to be, I must say, that’s a great picture. 😛 
And +Casey Kohake All areas have equal priority. Permitting is easier in rural areas.Franke Hernandez – 2014-01-14 17:40:53-0500Here in surrounding areas of DFW mainly south of I get:

LTE 30-35Mbps dn and 7-10Mbps up on the G2Michael Ingram Jr – 2014-01-14 17:54:33-0500 – Updated: 2014-01-14 17:54:53-0500Sprint in the Philly area is a joke. Left them for Verizon. Yes their prices are cheaper but is it worth it? Loading pics on IG was a chore on the Now Network.Comeback Kid – 2014-01-14 18:42:22-0500 – Updated: 2014-01-14 18:42:41-0500Do people not check coverage before choosing a carrier? Sprint in my area gets speeds of 30+Mbps. It’s not sprints fault you chose the wrong carrier for your areaKeith I Myers – 2014-01-14 18:45:01-0500+Craig Rhudy – I am in Miami. Sprint used to have great service here (I have been with them for 10 years). It is not my fault that the service has gone downhill.Jae Judah – 2014-01-14 18:45:17-0500Actually +Bryce C it is an everyday activity for me. I use 100+ GB a month so raw speed makes a huge difference & that’s the reason I switched from +Sprint after being a loyal customer of over 12 years. +T-Mobile for me is the best.Jeromie Ocampo – 2014-01-14 19:09:05-0500 – Updated: 2014-01-14 19:09:23-0500+Bryce C the only people who say that are the ones that dont have it lol. Netflix, YouTube, multiplayer games…. Very noticeable. All too often I hear story’s like +Keith I Myers. LTE slower than T-Mobile hspa+. That’s sad. Jae Judah – 2014-01-14 19:23:22-0500+Craig Rhudy Sprint used to be great in NYC that’s why i was with them for so long but now it’s straight garbage. So it is the carrier’s fault since their service has gone to hell.Caspar C – 2014-01-14 19:24:01-0500+Casey Kohake At the risk of hijacking this thread, Sprint does not deploy its network with its own crews. It contracts with three different equipment vendors (Samsung, Ericsson, and Alcatel-Lucent) who in turn contract with local tower climber crews. They are working as fast as they can, and get bonuses for meeting goals early. There is no definite timeline. Pretty much anything a rep tells you is a guess. As for Spark, deployment thus far was largely initiated by Clearwire, a company Sprint bought over the Summer who started “Spark” LTE deployment when it was still separate from Sprint. So its not as though they are deploying Spark at the expense of regular LTE deployment. Waiting is annoying, and if another company offers you better service for you right now, you can/should probably switch. But just keep in mind that Network Vision phase 1 should be done by 2015 and phase 2 by 2016. This probably comes off as a rant, but I just want to spread facts and help people make informed decisions.Comeback Kid – 2014-01-14 19:26:18-0500Voice coverage has nothing to do with data coverageMike Paige – 2014-01-14 19:35:20-0500I’m going to take advantage of the ETF program and jump over to T-Mobile Friday! Sprint sucks! T-Mobile – 2014-01-14 19:39:52-0500We’ll be happy to have you +Mike Paige Let us know if we can be of any help. ^DonJames Kozak – 2014-01-14 19:49:15-0500Go T-Mobile Jairo Reyes – 2014-01-14 19:49:34-0500I almost jumped on sprint. But holy crap did their services suck. Spotty lte or wimax. Dropped phone calls. Geez I never knew a carrier could be this bad and yet call themselves the now network. It should change the name to no network. Mitch Ashmore – 2014-01-14 19:50:55-0500No thank you t mobile you don’t have service outside of city and you cap your so called unlimited data I’m sick of all us carriers someone just give me fast lte unlimited I don’t care if it’s 100$ 200$ or 300$ if I can get 50mbps on the go unlimited I can finally play my ps vita on the go whenever I want and not have to worry about hitting my cap and not being able to play anymore Mitch Ashmore – 2014-01-14 19:51:06-0500I really only need a stable 20 Mitch Ashmore – 2014-01-14 19:56:11-0500 – Updated: 2014-01-14 19:57:28-0500I’m just waiting for a Sprint spark tower and I’m done with all the other crappy carriers .
I have Att currently and if Sprint would ever get it’s act together it will kick the sh it out of tmobile Att verizion
So keep working Sprint once you get those spark towers everywhere no one will want another carrier GO SPRINTJeromie Ocampo – 2014-01-14 20:07:02-0500+Mitch Ashmore T-Mobile does not cap their unlimited. People have reached 80gigs with no throttling or caping. I only use about 10 a month. No throttling.Caspar C – 2014-01-14 20:08:29-0500+Casey Kohake Ha. When you said you were aware of how the permitting process works, I began to suspect you knew plenty about Network Vision. Really, I wish Sprint would just suck it up and tell people that there’s no real timeline. I’m glad you aren’t one of the “Sprint suxx” people. And yeah, my ultimate goal is to inform. 🙂Bryce Council – 2014-01-14 20:13:38-0500+Jeromie Ocampo Not true. I currently have 125Mbps internet at home. I honestly can’t tell the difference between what I have now and when I had 20Mbps. Only time I notice it is when I have multiple devices on WiFi at the same time.Bryce Council – 2014-01-14 20:14:21-0500+Casey Kohake Don’t listen to CS reps ever. They’re there to sell you service. Thryll say whatever it takes. This goes for all carriers.Bryce Council – 2014-01-14 20:15:01-0500+Jae Judah The key phrase here is “for me”.Jeromie Ocampo – 2014-01-14 20:16:20-0500+Bryce C I can notice the difference from 6mbps – 20mbps- and when I’m at 60mbps. Load times, being able to skip forward on a video you just pulled up… Yea definitely can tell the difference. Bryce Council – 2014-01-14 20:16:25-0500+Jeromie Ocampo And the benefit of LTE isn’t only speed. It’s also capacity. 10 KHz of spectrum on HSPA gives you 17Mbps whereas the same amount of spectrum on LTE gives you 37Mbps.Jae Judah – 2014-01-14 20:20:41-0500+Mitch Ashmore I don’t know where your getting your info from but +T-Mobile DOES NOT cap or throttle data on the unlimited plans. I constantly use 100+ GB at full LTE speeds between 42-65Mbps Caspar C – 2014-01-14 20:21:04-0500+andreas hosemann Spark involves what is pretty much a 20x20x20x20x20 network.J Davila – 2014-01-14 20:23:26-0500Dang…Jae Judah – 2014-01-14 20:24:37-0500+Bryce C yes ‘for me’ also for many other people in my industrymarti ruiz – 2014-01-14 20:27:26-050024-31 mbps in SD . Love tmomarti ruiz – 2014-01-14 20:27:47-0500But nice picture. Bryce Council – 2014-01-14 20:30:20-0500 – Updated: 2014-01-14 20:30:27-0500+Jae Judah I’m sure. But the “average consumer” is not downloading and uploading raw files from their phone.Stephen Wakefield – 2014-01-14 20:34:02-0500+Mitch Ashmore Sprint has never had its shit together. Look at the failed Wi-Max rollout. They set up Wi-Max in about a dozen cities and then did nothing for nearly 2 years but claim the first 4G network. Well they got steamrolled by +Verizon Wireless and +AT&T when each company started rolling out LTE networks.

I have been a Verizon subscriber for going on 10 years now. And I have never had problems. Plus they have a reliable network,no both Cellular and Data. And they rollout there network fast and smooth.

The only two things I can say bad about Verizon is they are expensive and they don’t offer unlimited data.

Now I did give +Sprint a try a few years ago, but I found their service lack luster. Dropped calls, no service and slower data speeds.

I’m not even worried about Spark. Once LTE-A comes out it will offer similar speeds but the same great coverage. Bryce Council – 2014-01-14 20:38:58-0500+Stephen Wakefield Spark uses release 10 equipment which is LTE Advanced equipment. It’ll only take a software update.Caspar C – 2014-01-14 20:40:16-0500 – Updated: 2014-01-14 20:53:31-0500+Bryce C lol. I almost posted about release 10, but figured I’d wait. I was not disappointed. :)

Oh, and AT&T’s (and I think T-Mobile’s) LTE gear is also release 10.Stephen Wakefield – 2014-01-14 20:53:49-0500+Bryce C yes, I already know they are the same. But better coverage and faster rollout with VZW. Bryce Council – 2014-01-14 20:54:17-0500+andreas hosemann Don’t comment on what you don’t know. Verizon also gained customers, not as many as T-Mobile but they still gained. T-Mobile gained 4.4 Million overall. T-Mobile’s stock price may be higher, but they are definitely not more valuable than Sprint. T-Mobile’s ARPU is really low, which brings down the total value of their company.ROAST – 2014-01-14 21:11:16-0500All I hear is crying. Sack up.Aaron Keele – 2014-01-14 21:32:32-0500Sorry to hear that. Guess I’m one of the lucky people that gets use +Sprint Spark and have up to 50MBps download speeds. Paul George – 2014-01-14 21:57:55-0500I AGREEJoe garcia – 2014-01-14 22:06:59-0500Sprint sucks I’m so happy with VerizonVictor Simones – 2014-01-14 22:16:51-0500 – Updated: 2014-01-14 22:18:32-0500I just recently switched to T-mobile and I love it. I sent Sprint my “Why I left Letter” 
Short Synopsis”You were to Slow”Christian McC – 2014-01-14 23:00:27-0500+Aaron Keele what phone are you using, and what’s your on screen time and total battery life? I’m wondering because of the multiple bands it has to hop between.Adrian Pinedo – 2014-01-14 23:03:07-0500+Franke Hernandez I can beat that Ky Johnson – 2014-01-14 23:07:45-0500^Cliff M – 2014-01-14 23:08:05-0500 – Updated: 2014-01-14 23:09:02-0500+Bryce C +Franke Hernandez +Caspar C or any TROLLS that ALWAYS in +T-Mobile posts and kept on saying that they have fast internet with +Sprint are just lying…

I was in DALLAS just 2 weeks ago and my friend who lives in Forth Worth area have shitty +Sprint and we did LOTS of +Ookla Speedtest using NOTE 3 by Samsung and guess what?

We never seen in ANY places that he got past 15Mbps even in downtown Dallas to Grapevine to Forth Worth BUT my Note 3 in +T-Mobile saw speed of 85Mbps with the lowest of 35Mbps in the LTE towers…

Check ALL top 10 best city to live in the USA and +T-Mobile beat ALL carriers in speed test.

It’s a FACT!!!

So, if you will believe with these trolls – it’s up to you!

Have a great week to y’allBossman Wilson – 2014-01-14 23:20:02-0500I left sprint for t mobile and never been happier.Caspar C – 2014-01-14 23:20:07-0500+Clifford Miemban call me what you want to call me, but know that I only post when someone starts talking (unnecessary) crap about Sprint or is spreading misinformation. And please don’t get me wrong. I love T-Mobile for what it is doing for the wireless industry, and I hope that they either stay independent and disruptive or coax out Softbank’s more competitive side (they were disruptive in Japan when they began to provide service there) if a buy-out happens. I just (personally) think that their current (and from what I’ve heard on interviews, long-term future) coverage to speeds ratio is a bit off. Bottom line, I encourage everyone to use the wireless carrier that best suits their needs. For many, this is now T-Mobile. In the future, it may be Sprint. On a side note, given the nature of the internet I’m actually surprised that I’m not called a troll more often. Whatever. I need to get some sleep. 🙂 Devyn Shepherd – 2014-01-14 23:23:08-0500Honestly I feel it’s because sprint has unlimited internet and a lot of users. The system could be overwhelmed by the amount of traffic through their network. Franke Hernandez – 2014-01-14 23:26:09-0500FYI +Clifford Miemban attacks anyone whom he disagrees with and is intimidated by.  

That is all, peace out. Aaron Keele – 2014-01-14 23:41:15-0500+Christian McConner Rooted Nexus 5. Called +Sprint got the msl for the phone and activated the band’s needed for the tri-band. I get a full day out of my phone with medium to heavy use and about a half day if I am on it playing games or watching movies back to back. Donnell Usry – 2014-01-14 23:43:38-0500My wife had T-Mobile and experienced multiple dropped calls. We both now have Sprint and could not be happier. Cliff M – 2014-01-14 23:44:34-0500 – Updated: 2014-01-14 23:45:05-0500Folks,

I’m NOT defending +T-Mobile

I am just stating FACTS unlike those people who are just “LYING”…

That’s my OWN real experience…

+T-Mobile is NOT perfect especially “COVERAGE in some places.

That’s why if I am in my business trip, I still have my +Verizon Wireless dumb phone and many people knows that.

I want ALL of us to be “HONEST ” as we can really help people who needs a better carrier based in their location and needs…

Have a great week to y’all COLIN HART – 2014-01-15 00:07:54-0500I live in ft Lauderdale and I have sprint. I’m at my wits end with the slow service. I have a note 2 and was thinking about getting the gs4 because it’s a spark device but I’m terrified that I won’t see a difference in speed. So far the Max speed ill get is 7mg . My contact is up in November. If this spark thing doesn’t work like sprint says it should then im ghost……Frederick Cooper – 2014-01-15 00:12:10-0500Daaaamn!Jason Phillips – 2014-01-15 00:14:00-0500My Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is on Sprint and I have no trouble with speed. I’m on LTE most of the time near me in Baltimore, Maryland. rick sare almost daily vlog – 2014-01-15 00:15:26-0500+Keith I Myers I’m in Miami all the time.I’m from Orlando.when in Miami and most all south fla on sprint speed test are up in the 30s one my htc one.same areas on my Tmoble nexus 4 are in the low teens. My problem with Tmoble is as a truck driver I can go three days and not hit a cell tower. I went 1200 miles with zero service last week from Minnesota to Seattle.Gaby Gonzalez – 2014-01-15 00:21:41-0500CoolXavier Woods – 2014-01-15 02:01:30-0500It’s decently fast I’m Indianapolis. I have no probsRaymie Humbert – 2014-01-15 02:29:45-0500Somehow Sprint has given LTE to very small markets while avoiding the entire Phoenix metro. What sort of business move is that?Mike Coles – 2014-01-15 02:40:23-0500Sprint’s unlimited data is the only thing saving them. Forget 4G, forget 3G, 1xRTT doesn’t even work here in South Jersey. AK – 2014-01-15 03:29:47-0500+Sprint thus far have the worst data speed in NYC area amongst the major wireless carrier even with their new “LTE”. I had +Sprint last year for about half year. After numerous complain and proving that they are really bad, I was let off my contract.

I have since been using +T-Mobile and very happy with their data speed. I feel like i have upgraded from 56K Modem to FiOS.Justin Crouch – 2014-01-15 03:45:45-0500+Sprint is a “pile of spectrum” -John LegereJoe S. – 2014-01-15 04:31:37-050020Mbps here on Sprint. Prepaid with Ting.Kwanza Colón – 2014-01-15 04:42:06-0500RobertClifton strickland – 2014-01-15 06:28:35-0500+Caspar C so what should we do wait to 2015 to get the service we pay for today …sprint service suck ….even there most recent upgrade…James Vierkant – 2014-01-15 06:43:35-0500I had ATT before and there were about half a dozen dead zones in the building i work in, we switched to verizon and i can get a text or call any where in this building now, first time in 8 years, just sayin.Sushi Juice – 2014-01-15 06:54:57-0500I’m jumping to T-Mo in June when my contract is up (maybe sooner with their new pay my ETF deal)… they’ve got unlimited data (yes I know they throttle but I do not give a single fuck right now) and much faster service…James Powers – 2014-01-15 07:14:09-0500The network is fast in like one location in my neighborhood. And by fast I mean 4Mbps. But you have to be right up on the tower.  If I walk 60 feet from my house in any direction, I get LTE. Bryce Council – 2014-01-15 07:37:01-0500+Justin Crouch “…With tons of capability.” See how actually quoting the whole thing tells a different story.Bryce Council – 2014-01-15 07:38:55-0500+Raymie Humbert Sprint has LTE in Phoenix as indicated by Sensorly.com

The smaller markets get done first because permitting in a million times faster in those areas, and large cities have more sites to upgrade. A town with 2 sites gets upgraded faster than a city with 200 sites.Caspar C – 2014-01-15 07:41:19-0500+Clifton strickland No, you should switch to the carrier that provides the best overall experience to you.
+Raymie Humbert See my above post on permitting.Bryce Council – 2014-01-15 07:43:09-0500+Myles Douglas Spark is complete over half of Clearwire’s orginal 14,000 or so sites.

There definitely is defending Sprint, for those of us that actually take the time to do research on Sprint’s network. We know exactly why it’s slow, we know exactly how they are fixing it, and we know exactly what sites get LTE on the day of acceptance.CLR Imagery Studios – 2014-01-15 08:29:32-0500I’m located in Northern NJ just outside NYC and I pull 8-22Mbps down consistentlyTerry- Ble – 2014-01-15 09:14:26-0500I think that most people know or have general knowledge of why the Sprint network sucks lately.  This really all started with the stupid $10 premium data fee.  This gimmicky fee raised bills significantly but many people did not reap a benefit from it.  Added to that, many people have actually seen decreased service since the gimmicky fee has been implemented.  Thus, they went from a company that was gaining positive momentum to one that now has animosity against them by a large portion of their subscriber base. 

Simply telling people that they will someday see better service is not crowd control.  Crowd control would be proactively blanket discounting bills in areas where buildout is underway and Sprint knows that service is being disrupted.  A public “progress” blog directly from Sprint where the company keeps their subscribers informed of buildout and estimated dates would also help build customer faith with them being transparent.

Lastly, the switch to SIM/UICC cards can’t come fast enough.  It’s annoying for me to have to call Sprint to swap between my Nexus 5 and Galaxy Note 2.  I can’t even swap them easily on the Sprint page. Jae Judah – 2014-01-15 09:21:05-0500+Joel Dominie +T-Mobile does not throttle on the unlimited plansStephen Fouse – 2014-01-15 09:27:26-0500My LTE is completely fine.. I’m always around 16mbps downloadSushi Juice – 2014-01-15 09:40:11-0500+Jae Judah I could be wrong especially with LTE, but I heard they throttled HSPA+ if you went over a certain thresholdKeith I Myers – 2014-01-15 09:43:46-0500 – Updated: 2014-01-15 09:44:18-0500+Joel Dominie – I have gotten up to 24 GB of Data over HSPA+ without issue (Netflix binge of Breaking Bad while traveling). No throtteling Sushi Juice – 2014-01-15 09:45:41-0500+Terry Bodega not to mention the failed WiMax rollout with Clearwire. Sprint actually led the 4G charge with the original Evo 4G and plans to go nationwide with WiMax with help from Clearwire, but when Clearwire filed for bankruptcy, so to went all plans for WiMax and the complete reversal to LTE. This set Sprint ridiculously back, and something I’m not willing to forgive…Sushi Juice – 2014-01-15 09:46:47-0500+Keith I Myers good to know! Makes my impending switch that much more sweet!Jae Judah – 2014-01-15 09:53:05-0500+Joel Dominie one of my coworkers (also a data hog like me) was using atleast ~50GB when his phone was HSPA+ was never throttled. Paris coke – 2014-01-15 09:54:17-0500Sprint the no networkTerry- Ble – 2014-01-15 09:54:18-0500True +Joel Dominie , but honestly, Wimax was a serious drain on battery and the high spectrum couldn’t even penetrate the glass door and windows at my place.  LTE actually manages to creep into my apartment (with far less battery drain) but over the last few months it went from 20mbps down to 2mbps on average.  Paris coke – 2014-01-15 09:58:26-0500+Bryce C that’s nice and all but sprint launched their LTE before T-Mobile and T-Mobile still beats them in every market they compete in.Terry- Ble – 2014-01-15 10:03:16-0500In all honesty, Sprint service is awesome….in Puerto Rico.  When vacationing out there, I had fast LTE practically everywhere that I went other than deep in the yunque rainforest.  T-mobile service was nearly as good and from what I was told by the island natives, ATT/Verizon are not great out there.  Sadly, Puerto Rico is a small market and not representative of what most people are getting in the mainland of the U.S.Jason Ferris – 2014-01-15 10:04:31-0500+Keith I Myers PRL updates, sounds like you might be overdue for one. They are adding and upgrading towers everyday, stay on top with the latest tower database and do a PRL update! Once I didn’t have a signal in Vermont (when everyone else did), forced a PRL update over wifi, and boom, full bars baby! Once went from 1x to 3g in Kentucky after a PRL update too.Nelson Cabrera – 2014-01-15 10:40:24-0500I have been with +Sprint for a couple of months now and can’t even do a speed test on my phone!! Can’t wait to switch over +T-MobileKeith I Myers – 2014-01-15 10:46:24-0500+Jason Ferris – I tend to do that once a weekT-Mobile – 2014-01-15 11:06:32-0500We can’t wait to welcome you +Nelson Cabrera, let us know if you have any questions along the way! 🙂 -LeahMark Javier – 2014-01-15 11:13:15-0500That should be the new official sprint logo! LOL…Tristan Wilson – 2014-01-15 11:38:43-0500HAHAHAJalen Scales – 2014-01-15 11:39:36-0500ikr lolCharlie Kim – 2014-01-15 11:52:52-0500 – Updated: 2014-01-15 11:53:39-0500U have to love the haters. Trying so hard. Reply to every comment like it actually makes a difference. +T-Mobile is shaking things up. http://bgr.com/2014/01/14/t-mobile-wireless-price-war/ and we’ll know that with the crazy prices, such as Verizon, are gonna have to drop their prices and when people start dropping prices, data caps, and etf’s their profit margin will go downhill.

I honestly feel bad for the people that don’t get the coverage they want with T-Mobile. T-Mobile is a great company to have.Robert Brand – 2014-01-15 12:39:33-0500I have tmobile had its better then Sprint were I live 34609. BUT tmobile does not work at my work but Sprint does. Sean R. – 2014-01-15 13:10:02-0500my LTE where I live I get 20mbs down and 12 up… so I’m ok with that upgrade… and it’s ok Sprint is working on buying out Tmobile lol so you’ll be stucked with sprints LTE network wherever you go lolKeith I Myers – 2014-01-15 13:12:17-0500+Jim Jam – You would be correct, Long story. Keith I Myers – 2014-01-15 13:29:03-0500+Jim Jam – Actually my work phone is a Verizon phone. (So I guess I have 3 carriers). Unfortunately the HTC Thunderbolt’s battery is so poor that I foward all calls to my other phones. Mazen Ajouz – 2014-01-15 13:40:42-0500 – Updated: 2014-01-15 13:46:58-0500Sprint’s voice service is decent, but their data speeds suck donkey balls, I’m not sure how their CEO is still employedJames P. – 2014-01-15 13:42:43-0500 – Updated: 2014-01-15 13:43:22-0500+T-Mobile I did that yesterday ;-). I left those b#$+@#%$ +Verizon Wireless and traded in my HTC One for a Nexus 5. Best decision I’ve ever made as far as a phone…been with Verizon 11 years…I plan to make the next 11 T-Mobile as long as you guys keep you ungreedy, unselfish ways. Uncarrier 4.0 FTW!!!!Shawn LivesInThought – 2014-01-15 13:44:03-0500+Michael Lake How was the difference between Sprint and ATT? I am debating making the same switch. My main concern is data conception. According to the stats on my phone I use about 2gb a week.Kevin Remley – 2014-01-15 13:45:34-0500 – Updated: 2014-01-15 13:46:53-0500I work in the middle of downtown Portland, OR on the top floor of a 15 story building.  Apparently, +Sprint  has had their 4G implemented here for a while.  Just did a speed test, 0.1Mbps download, 0.13Mbps upload…absolutely terrible.  On their 3G, the first test couldn’t complete because of connection errors.  Second test on 3G, 0.02Mbps download, 0.34Mbps upload.  I get similar results every time I do tests.  I’ve never been able to watch a YouTube video over Sprint’s network in the almost two years I have been with them, not even once.

I’m hoping +T-Mobile is better…we are looking to switch to another carrier next month.Shawn LivesInThought – 2014-01-15 14:04:53-0500+Christian Rance Must be the proximity to NYC. My speed in NJ is about 4MB up and down.James P. – 2014-01-15 14:07:23-0500 – Updated: 2014-01-15 15:03:36-0500On Verizon (Long Island, NY) I would hit an average of 40 Mbps down 25-30 up….highest I’ve ever hit was 56 Mbps down….with T-Mobile I get around 20 down and 5 up for HSPA and 35-40 down / 25 up for LTE with T-Mobile….not too shabby….and nothing that’ll make any noticeable difference whatsoeverBryce Council – 2014-01-15 14:18:32-0500+James Puma Just saying DCHSPA+ cannot hit upload speeds of 15mbps.Charlie Kim – 2014-01-15 14:46:07-0500 – Updated: 2014-01-15 14:46:58-0500http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/report-t-mobiles-hspa-almost-fast-atts-lte/2012-09-11Mustaq Ahmed – 2014-01-15 14:47:17-0500 – Updated: 2014-01-15 14:50:55-0500I’m going crazy reading the comments I meant about the internet speeds 40-80 Mbps that’s like call of duty ghosts under an hour I’m sayn this cos in India we have shitty carriers and shit slow speeds we get an average of mere 2mbps and after fup its like the speed goes 128-512 kbps..and that pisses me off ..damn you Indian carriers !!! +T-Mobile when coming to India with your lte …Bryce Council – 2014-01-15 14:49:05-0500 – Updated: 2014-01-15 14:53:17-0500+Charlie Kim It does not say that anywhere in the article from FierceWireless you just sent. DC-HSPA is great at increasing download speeds however, uploads barely increase.Jorge Gutierrez – 2014-01-15 14:52:31-0500It drops my calls all the time and my texts show up like 2 hrs later or calls go to voice mail % ¥!&=&=&Charlie Kim – 2014-01-15 14:53:06-0500+Bryce C not to feed the troll but I didn’t post that to show upload speeds. Just posted it to show what its really like. That’s is all.James P. – 2014-01-15 14:55:16-0500+Bryce C I hit over 20 today….full service and it said “H” in the signal stays not LTE Bryce Council – 2014-01-15 14:55:52-0500+Charlie Kim Oh I see what you mean. And I’m not a troll. It’s just that LTE is way more spectrally efficient than HSPA. 

10MHz of spectrum on HSPA provides about 17Mbps (download). The same amount of spectrum on LTE gives about 37mbps (download).Bryce Council – 2014-01-15 14:56:26-0500+James Puma 20Mbps download yes, but not 15Mbps upload.Charlie Kim – 2014-01-15 14:58:22-0500+Bryce C ya OK.Keith I Myers – 2014-01-15 15:00:33-0500+Bryce C – I just need to ask, as you seem to be defending Sprint with a passion, Do you work with or are you affiliated with Sprint in any way? (It is fine if you are)Bryce Council – 2014-01-15 15:01:46-0500+Keith I Myers Nope. I’m a Premier Sponsor on S4GRU though. That’s how I stay in the know.Keith I Myers – 2014-01-15 15:02:45-0500+Bryce C – Understood, as am I. James P. – 2014-01-15 15:03:27-0500 – Updated: 2014-01-15 15:04:02-0500No no +Bryce C you’re correct that was supposed to be a 5 up for HSPA….but I definitely hit over 20 for downKieth Hill – 2014-01-15 15:55:54-0500Of yeah that’s bad.Charlie Kim – 2014-01-15 17:19:15-0500LooooL.Raul Rios – 2014-01-15 18:26:31-0500Just switch +Keith I Myers to +T-Mobile, you can do it! I just switched from AT&T in November and I couldn’t have made a better choice!T-Mobile – 2014-01-15 18:56:38-0500Thanks for the shout-out +Raul Rios 🙂 ^DonBryce Council – 2014-01-15 21:23:48-0500+Myles Douglas Spark is actually an under-promise and over-deliver strategy done by Sprint. They say to see peaks of up to 50Mbps. Yet, what people have been seeing on average is 50Mbps. In reality, the top speed of the 20MHz configuration is around 90Mbps. What Sprint plans on doing is a bit of backhaul provisioning in order to make speeds go up. Right now, many sites are still running on “old Clearwire backhaul.” 

Later this year, Sprint plans on adding another 20MHz of spectrum to their Spark network in areas where backhaul is sufficient to boost peak speeds to around 168Mbps. And in a few years we might be able to see speeds of 200Mbps or greater thorugh our phones. But that type of speed is useless now. 

My neighborhood in NYC is lucky enough to be covered in “Spark” and have fiber backhaul so on average in my area, people have pulled 60Mbps on average. Which is pretty insane. Although the network is relatively unburdened.

I am hopeful of Sprint and they haven’t let me down so far.

I appreciate your honesty and not simply blatant bashing of Sprint.Bryce Council – 2014-01-15 23:08:18-0500+Myles Douglas Sprint and Verizon are likely to get 40MHz in DC before any carrier. They have the spectrum portfolio to do so.Bryce Council – 2014-01-16 07:43:56-0500+Myles Douglas That’s what I was referring to. Verizon has nearly nationwide 40MHz worth of AWS. Some areas only have 30MHz of AWS.

AWS is great at high site density just like PCS, which is Sprint’s bread and butter. And every nationwide carrier also uses PCS here. There are also a few regionals that use PCS here and I believe 2 of them have a domestic roaming deal with Sprint.

AT&T is repurposing their PCS for LTE in many markets including here in NYC and supposedly Verizon will be doing the same in about 2 or 3 years.Bryce Council – 2014-01-16 20:23:27-0500+Myles Douglas 2600MHz holds all of the capacity whereas 800 is for coverage and PCS is the middle ground. Ideally you’d be on 2600MHz and when you lose that signal you’ll drop to PCS and when you go deep inside buildings youll be on 800.mark garrison – 2014-01-17 15:11:08-0500Well, y’all doing better than me. I’m still waiting for Wimax! Been telling me length of contract its coming. Now this phone wont work on LTE.Jevaun Licciardo – 2014-01-18 12:06:57-0500+Draden Graf you gonna make the switch to +T-Mobile now??? I have had great service and zero speed issues.Jevaun Licciardo – 2014-01-18 12:13:16-0500+T-Mobile I traded my +Sprint gs3 for a nexus 5 a little over a week ago. Was with sprint for 9 years. Got tired of waiting for them to get the network straight. You guys are on point and I get excellent service most places I travel to. My job requires me to travel a lot and Sprint just wasn’t cutting it at all. +1 for T-Mobile!!!!T-Mobile – 2014-01-18 12:22:07-0500Hi +Jevaun Licciardo Welcome to the family! We are so happy to see that making the switch is working so well for you. 🙂 -Alicia

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