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billybob2

join:2003-07-23
Moline, IL
reply to chris92

Re: 3G Service in Quad Cities IA/IL Bad

said by chris92:

Sprint Store says that area upgrades are supposed to be complete by the middle of this month.

I called Network support a few days ago about the upgrades on the Iowa side. In zipcode 52722 I'm now being told the ETA is October 31 (was originally July, then August, now end of October).

billybob2

join:2003-07-23
Moline, IL
Anyone with any new info on this, working better/worse in your part of the Quad Cities etc...? I checked with Network support again on my network tickets and they're still scheduled for an ETA of October 31, and from what I can gather their upgrade consists of adding a T1 to each tower. So if that's all they are really doing as far as upgrades I don't see how this can end well, especially when Sprint starts selling iPhones. The capacity of a T1 is barely going to make a dent in the current congestion.

billybob2

join:2003-07-23
Moline, IL
reply to chris92
I called Sprint about my network tickets again today and apparently everything in the vicinity of zipcode 52722 has finally had it's EVDO data upgrades completed (an additional EVDO channel with two T1 lines for backhaul on each tower), and it sounds like Sprint has already scheduled additional upgrades for March 2012. I haven't had time to test anything to see if things are improved though, but thought I'd pass along the info.

chris92

join:2008-09-20
Coal Valley, IL
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Our EVDO card here seems to be working more smoothly in the past months, there has been less dropouts than before, so I think they improved something. As for speed, it still could be desired, still only getting 600 kbps down 400 kbps up most of the time, but weekday afternoons haven't come to a halt like before.

I'll have to check with my Clear 4G device in Davenport again; I could only get 7.4 Mbit down right next to the tower. I usually can get about 4 Mbit at Augustana College.