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TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH
reply to xenophon

Re: amazing

And good luck keeping the feature phones. But why impose the surcharge for the data? Especially if you live in an area they doesn't get it? That is Sprint's way to cover everything else and is a rip off. I'm surprised they haven't been sued for that. But that would only happen if Spitzer was still the AG in NY.

xenophon

join:2007-09-17
reply to TBBroadband
Even with the $10 extra charge, overall service plan is lower than others. Another way to look at it is that feature phone users don't have to pay extra for data.

xenophon

join:2007-09-17
reply to SrsBsns
Can consistently peak over 20Mbps on Sprint LTE even indoors, but it depends on location. Typical is around 6-8Mbps, which is fine for a smartphone. Apps don't need more than a few Mbps anyway. Latency matters more after a few Mbps. Would rather have 3Mbps unlimited than 100Mbps limited (for a phone). Am using 6-10GB per month on LTE and don't have to worry about watching a meter.

Sprint has proven they can do LTE well, now that just have to upgrade every cellsite, which won't finish until next year. 800Mhz LTE starting later this year will help fix coverage issues too.

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TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH
reply to nonymous
Unlimited data for an extra charge like they're doing now. And Sprint's service will be destroyed by all the MVNOs they bring on. Just like it was with them all now.

nonymous
Premium
join:2003-09-08
Glendale, AZ
reply to SrsBsns
said by SrsBsns:

said by nonymous:

If Sprint gets 4g lte working and keeps unlimited data that will be a selling point.
There are also MVNOs working off their network and the upgrade will help there also. Rather have a customer use a third party MVNO on their network than go to Verizon or ATT. If Sprint network becomes better so do those cheaper MVNO's networks piggy backing on them.

Its already working. I took that on Monday.

Not nearly everywhere yet, most are still waiting. Now supposedly should have the vast majority or the upgrade done by the end of the year? So it is still a work in progress. The SoftBank cash is helping as would the merger.


SrsBsns

join:2001-08-30
Oklahoma City, OK
reply to nonymous
said by nonymous:

If Sprint gets 4g lte working and keeps unlimited data that will be a selling point.
There are also MVNOs working off their network and the upgrade will help there also. Rather have a customer use a third party MVNO on their network than go to Verizon or ATT. If Sprint network becomes better so do those cheaper MVNO's networks piggy backing on them.

Its already working. I took that on Monday.

nonymous
Premium
join:2003-09-08
Glendale, AZ
reply to tmc8080
If Sprint gets 4g lte working and keeps unlimited data that will be a selling point.
There are also MVNOs working off their network and the upgrade will help there also. Rather have a customer use a third party MVNO on their network than go to Verizon or ATT. If Sprint network becomes better so do those cheaper MVNO's networks piggy backing on them.