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criggs

join:2000-07-14
New York, NY
Reviews:
·Millenicom
reply to WiFiguru

Re: How's Your January 2011 Sprint 4G WiMax Speeds?

Are you ABSOLUTELY SURE about that? I just checked Sprint's coverage map at »coverage.sprint.com/IMPACT.jsp?E···coverage for East Bellevue, WA, and got the message that there is NO 4G coverage in that area!!

Of course, even if you've made a mistake, and that speedtest is for Sprint 3G in that area, not Sprint 4G, that still leaves you with a seriously screwed-up upload speed. You should be getting roughly four times that, as a minimum.

It probably wouldn't hurt to call Sprint (though I realize you're just visiting, as I understand it).



HSDays

join:2007-11-26
Reynoldsburg, OH

Test 1:
Sprint Overdrive Connected to 4G in Cleveland:




Test 2:
After power cycling the device:
Sprint Overdrive Connected to 4G in Cleveland:



Test 3:
Sprint Overdrive Connected to 3G in Cleveland:



These speeds are pretty typical. I've called Sprint more times than I can count and their advice is always the same: Reset the device

criggs

join:2000-07-14
New York, NY
Reviews:
·Millenicom

You need to speak to them in a language they understand.

After you've experienced these speeds for more than half a month, call up their Customer Care and ask for a full credit for the month. That might unstick the process.

I presume you've looked at the Sprint coverage map at sprint.com/coverage and verified that your address is in an INDOOR 4G coverage area, right?



HSDays

join:2007-11-26
Reynoldsburg, OH

Yes, I have reviewed the coverage map. I've had this device since June of 2010, we've had 4G since September. Calling Sprint is absolutely pointless. I've spent hours on the phone, only for the call to be dropped. Then the whole process starts over again.

I don't think it's a coverage issue, or a service issue, I believe it to be a device issue. This Overdrive is plagued with problems and there's absolutely nothing I can do about it at this point, except deal with it. I'm just happy when the device turns on and actually connects to the network.


criggs

join:2000-07-14
New York, NY
Reviews:
·Millenicom

In that case, there are modems available on ebay for less than 30 dollars at »shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=Sprint···70.l1313 . That might be the solution.