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m3nphls

join:2012-10-02
Brooklyn, NY

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reply to mob

Re: Awesome

Yea you love it, but don't get your hopes high. I've been selling Sprint for over 5yrs and you know how long I've been lying about their network will get better and upgrades are being made? lol... Whatever pays the bills! if lying customer and get the sale is the end result!.

xenophon

join:2007-09-17
said by m3nphls:

YI've been lying about their network will get better and upgrades are being made?

How is it lying. They are actually upgrading and it is getting better. It just depends on the area and when it gets the upgrade - you can't do the entire footprint in 1 year. 800Mhz will obviously improve the coverage and is just now starting to rollout. How is this not good? The debbie downers are baffling.


n2jtx

join:2001-01-13
Glen Head, NY
reply to m3nphls
I just want off of CDMA2000. Compared to HSPA/HSPA+ the speeds are pathetic but add in Sprint's network and it just horrible.
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xenophon

join:2007-09-17
800Mhz LTE will be prevalent by next year. Now that Nextel is shutdown and with Softbank big bucks, Sprint service can only improve from here.


atuarre
Here come the drums
Premium
join:2004-02-14
Conroe, TX
reply to xenophon
The majority of Sprints troubles, as we keep pointing out, is backhaul. As I stated before, give them all the spectrum, from all the cell companies and they can't do anything without enough bandwidth to those towers. They aren't going to be able to upgrade them all to LTE over night but they can start upgrading their 3G towers backhaul, now, so when it comes time to start LTE, they don't have to wait for ILECS AND it solves the speed issues that users on 3G are experiencing all across their network, with the exception of the large/major cities.

ualdayan

join:2004-07-17
Antioch, TN
reply to m3nphls
said by m3nphls:

Yea you love it, but don't get your hopes high. I've been selling Sprint for over 5yrs and you know how long I've been lying about their network will get better and upgrades are being made? lol... Whatever pays the bills! if lying customer and get the sale is the end result!.

I'm on Verizon right now (left Sprint when it just got too bad around here, 16Kbps (not even 16KBps, that lowercase b is intentional) was one of my last speed tests. Verizon has gotten a lot slower since I joined them (particularly when the iPhone finally got LTE), but they're still leagues faster than my own Sprint phone was.

I think with Softbank they actually might start to improve though. You have a company willing to spend the money necessary, it's a foreign company that has proven in it's home territory that by investing in the infrastructure, by becoming the best/fastest and trying to stay the fastest, customers will come (and spend more).

hescominsoon

join:2003-02-18
Brunswick, MD
Reviews:
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reply to atuarre
said by atuarre:

The majority of Sprints troubles, as we keep pointing out, is backhaul. As I stated before, give them all the spectrum, from all the cell companies and they can't do anything without enough bandwidth to those towers. They aren't going to be able to upgrade them all to LTE over night but they can start upgrading their 3G towers backhaul, now, so when it comes time to start LTE, they don't have to wait for ILECS AND it solves the speed issues that users on 3G are experiencing all across their network, with the exception of the large/major cities.

I just watched a new fiber backhaul get installed to a tower getting nv upgrades. I've seen another tower getting new microwave gear with triple the bandwidth. Backhaul upgrades are an integral part of Network Vision..:)
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atuarre
Here come the drums
Premium
join:2004-02-14
Conroe, TX
Not here they aren't. There are literally parts of the city where data just has grinded to a halt. Too bad the towers can't link up telepathically or something.

SubaruBoy

join:2013-01-09
reply to xenophon
If you want to recall the numerous times Sprint has lied to customers and gone back on their words and never met their own goals... Besides that being pathetic enough to let their network deteriorate to the point where they NEED network vision, they can't even launch a *full* market with ALL the sites activated. T-Mobile is doing better with their unannounced markers than Sprint is with launched..


Tsume
Premium
join:2004-02-23
Johnson City, TN
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to xenophon
It really is a shame that neither of the latest flagship phones on Sprint (HTC One or Samsung Galaxy S4) support anything other than 1900MHz LTE. You'd think that with Sprint planning on launching tri-band LTE soon they'd have phones ready to support it.
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xenophon

join:2007-09-17
said by Tsume:

It really is a shame that neither of the latest flagship phones on Sprint (HTC One or Samsung Galaxy S4) support anything other than 1900MHz LTE. You'd think that with Sprint planning on launching tri-band LTE soon they'd have phones ready to support it.

That wasn't in Sprint's control - 800Mhz LTE wasn't ratified by 3GGP until this year. The SG4 was probably designed and in testing well before officially available. Tri-band (800/1900/2500) LTE hotspot devices are just now coming out, tri-band phones will come this fall. One of the SG4 variants is rumored to have tri-band, I think the Active or something like it. Would think just about all phones coming this fall onward will be tri-band.

nonymous
Premium
join:2003-09-08
Glendale, AZ
reply to atuarre
Sprint is upgrading the backhaul. Just in some areas the incumbent backhaul providers are not playing nice. Network vision calls for new backhaul on almost all towers. There are of course some located where it is not feasible to do so. Those are the minority.
Say what you will Network Vision is pretty well thought out. Son may tweak some things but certainly does not have to start from scratch. I bet he will if anything increase the roll out speed as much as possible by the vendors and backhaul carriers.
He is out to shake up the market. He is setting his sights on Verizon and ATT.

xenophon

join:2007-09-17
said by nonymous:

I bet he will if anything increase the roll out speed as much as possible by the vendors and backhaul carriers.

Agree with you but not sure they can speed up the rollout. Sprint said in Q1 report that the NV rollout schedule is dictated by equipment lead time from vendors, not funding.

Since they are replacing the entire cellsite there are many components that need to be procured and available so isn't as fast as ATT/VZW, who are just _adding_ LTE to existing sites. If they can figure out how to expedite all layers of equipment manufacturing, antennas, cabinets, etc., maybe they can speed it up. They could probably throw more money at adding more contractors to do install but if equipment supply is the bottleneck, that might not do any good. What the extra bucks could do is bump up backhaul to every site maybe. Sounds like they plan to add more sites in rural areas too to go head to head with ATT/VZW.

nonymous
Premium
join:2003-09-08
Glendale, AZ
I know Sprint has very inconsistent speed right now. We went on a short trip and actually had ok speeds. nothing great as did a few test. But enough to keep wife happy on text messaging and facebook. Even took and posted pics of trip and did not take too long. Didnt tell wife speeds were like old bad dsl as she was happy. Keeping her happy as we switched from Verizon is a good thing. We never had a grandfathered unlimited data.
A few places were roaming and would hate to lose them later so if Sprint could at least make sure to keep the roaming coverage they have or replace with their own network that would be good. Also a few places to me would make sense as growing population and many travelers through the area to expand their network.
keep reading certain places you do not build a network but buy it and customers. Certain areas the small carriers have long been bought up by the Verizon and ATT crowd so only option is to build. I want to tell them to get over it and just build out some it will work. They already dropped many Nextel towers adding a few thousand strategically placed towers back is nothing. Plus the 800 will help the coverage in those rural areas making site spacing closer to the big boys.


chip89
Premium
join:2012-07-05
Independence, OH
reply to nonymous
Sprint has their known tire 1 network they should just be using their known network for backhaul to the cell sites.