New York, NY
What Could Cause Slow Sprint 3G Speeds?
said by seaprobe:Perhaps. Or, as you yourself pointed out:
About typical these days. Has been getting slower for the last year or so. Too many smart phones on my tower, perhaps?
said by seaprobe:The bottom line is that you're not getting what you're paying for. Can you try connecting as a test without your VPN, exchange server and so on, and then see what you get?
I was also using a VPN to my company, and I can't say with confidence this was due to the 4G or to VPN concentrators overloaded, or the exchange server.
Good point, criggs.
The speedtest.net result was *without* the VPN. My estimate of upload time for a large attachment was through the VPN, which seemed to be about half of what speedtest.net measured.
Fortunately, 4G was turned on in this area about a month ago, so I only fall back to 3G in the coverage holes for 4G. 4G is way, way faster, about on PAR with my Elite DSL at home.
New York, NY
I don't know how important the billing is to you but, in my case, I have been running for the past two months with 4G at about 90% functionality and 3G at about 10% functionality.
And I applied for a 50% credit on that basis from Sprint, and got it. I always believe it's worth one's while to fight getting ripped off.
True enough. The billing is handled by my employer, I don't even see my own usage bills.
That said, I did speak with Sprint's technical support last week. They hinted that there was a work order to add more backhaul to my local tower. I say hinted as he did not make any commitment on Sprint's behalf.
I'm not even sure that is the case. I saw my EVDO RSSI swing from the low 80's to the mid 110's and back over a few minutes. Seems like there is a lot of contention on the channel.