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Re: Sprint - the 3G joke
Unfortunately, my experience with Sprint was largely the same. Their 3G is barely usable; it's been slowing down for the past two years. Who cares if you have unlimited data when you're getting barely dialup download speeds?
I'm fairly happy with Verizon's network, despite the cost. 3G speeds are acceptable, LTE is very fast and already covers a lot of territory, even though it drains battery at an alarming rate. Still, it's nice to have the 4G option when you want to watch a YouTube video in HQ.
Saint Clair Shores, MI
Hard to say. Over use? Bandwidth issues? Too many apples in the basket? (no pun intended). But just spent 8 days west of Pioneer OH. 3 bars on the backup NET10 phone I bought (for the claim it covered 99% of the population) and zero to 1 on my Sprint Motorola Admiral. My 3 bars NET10 (on ATT I assume, GSM) was dropping calls left and right (so, IMO, AT&T, you suck), it would go from 3 to zero to no service, then back to 3, sometimes 4. Sprint phone maintained calls even at zero bars. Even tethered it to my laptop for some web surfing in camp. Wasn't real fast but acceptable. I use to get 3-4 bars at my house. Now it's 2 most of the time (same Motorola phone).