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Ctrl Alt Del
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join:2002-02-18
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Their coverage choices

Sprint has (great) LTE in Ellicott City Maryland, but not in Washington DC. They cover a small town but ignore the nation's capitol. I don't understand the logic.
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tiger72
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join:2001-03-28
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They'll get there eventually. If their network sucks in a small town while they're still testing things out it's less visible than if their coverage sucks in the capitol.

cbobby

join:2009-06-14
New Windsor, MD
reply to Ctrl Alt Del
This week they put up a "temporary tower" 4G...according to the tech I talked to - the one working on raising the tower - at the New Windsor water tower pad above the town.

I think they turned it on yesterday...I don't have a 4G device but my 3G speed is back to what it was when I first got Sprint in 2008.

xenophon

join:2007-09-17
reply to Ctrl Alt Del
Sprint should state in the maps that it is expected coverage by Dec 2012 as that is when the first markets are expected to complete.

They could avoid this if setting expectations correctly. They'd be better off just turning on LTE in 100 markets, let users us it 'unofficially' and not 'announce' the market until complete. It would create positive buzz that users are getting LTE even though not announced yet.

jjeffeory

join:2002-12-04
USA
reply to Ctrl Alt Del
That's saying something considering how hilly Ellicott City is. Also, it's part of Metro DC-Baltimore.

jjeffeory

join:2002-12-04
USA
reply to tiger72
Actually, Ellicott City is between Baltimore and Washington, DC. So many people who work in the nation's capital could live or also commute from there. I actually know several people who do this, so might as well put the LTE in the capital.


Ctrl Alt Del
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Ellicott City is part of the Baltimore DC area, but it is not between the two. It's to the west of Baltimore, and about 20 miles from DC.

As you drive down I-95 towards DC (at 3 MPH in rush hour) you quickly loose LTE. By Laurel it's difficult to get solid 3G.
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