Re: Incorrect Sprint shouldn't show LTE coverage on the maps for the entire metro when only 20% or less is complete.
But it is interesting to see what they will target compared to WiMAX. When looking at the Sprint coverage map for KC, you can click LTE only and WiMAX only. The LTE coverage expected is quite a bit broader than WiMAX (for KC).
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Re: Incorrect That is because Sprint is upgrading to LTE, not Clear.
Re: Incorrect Yes, and because LTE is on 1900Mhz vs 2500Mhz for WiMAX.
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Coverage is OK if... You stick to main streets and avoid underpasses.
Test Date: Jul 18, 2012 7:56:26 am
Connection Type: Lte
Server: Overland Park, KS
Download: 15.00 Mbps
Upload: 8.47 Mbps
Ping: 68 ms
A detailed image for this result can be found here:
And a map of exactly where I took the test is here:
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Lack of IPv6 Support Sprint's LTE network lacks IPv6 support. Silly Sprint, rolling out a "next generation" network without support for IPv6. Fail. (both VZW and T-Mo are running v6 now, not sure about AT&T).
Johnson City, TN
Re: Lack of IPv6 Support I would hope that they built the network in a way that allows them to easily flip a switch and go to IPv6. I mean, it's a brand new network, and they have to know that the transition is inevitable, so they must have known it would have been idiotic to build it any other way. Of course, you know what they say... if you hope, the answer's nope.
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Re: Lack of IPv6 Support
said by battleop:Major websites running it:
It's crazy they didn't turn on IPv6 on day one because IPv6 is so widely used right now...
Google (including youtube)
Google also shows 1.34% of their users in the US [ »www.google.com/ipv6/statistics.h···adoption ] are now defaulting to IPv6. While it might not seem like a lot of users, that's not an insignificant amount of traffic.
Of course the real question is why is IPv6 not turned on by default? Their LTE network is going to last how many years? 5, 10?
IPv6 adoption is only going to increase. You've got a brand new network. Do it right, dual stack it!
Re: Lack of IPv6 Support I'm guessing they figured it would be easier to debug issues if they didn't roll out a new network layer protocol at the same time as they were rolling out new link & physical layer protocols.
Saint Clair Shores, MI
Re: Lack of IPv6 Support
said by vpoko:However, Sprint has been working with IPv6 for a while. It's not new, just not "flipped" on. I doubt they feel a need for it right now till everything is inplace.
I'm guessing they figured it would be easier to debug issues if they didn't roll out a new network layer protocol at the same time as they were rolling out new link & physical layer protocols.
Sprint needs to manage expectations better They should just turn sites on and let users use them before announcing a market. It would alter the expectations to what's coming rather than setting expectations too high with full coverage. They shouldn't officially announce a market until it's at least 50% covered like Verizon does.
Speed is great where I get it but they have a ways to go to cover downtown/midtown KC well. Ping is awesome, sometimes below 40ms. 3G performance also improved to about as fast as EVDO can go.
Re: Sprint needs to manage expectations better Sprint is announcing markets at 40% completion.
Re: Sprint needs to manage expectations better Hmm.. I question that. Maybe 10% of downtown/midtown KC have LTE.
Re: Sprint needs to manage expectations better AFAIK it's 40% but it may be less due to such high demand from customers.
Re: Sprint needs to manage expectations better
said by ydoucare:I question that too. There are a bunch of cell sites in downtown KC but it appears only 1 site has LTE. Same with Plaza area, appears to be only 1 site.
40% completion is in reference to the number of cell sites, not coverage area.
Re: Sprint needs to manage expectations better Which phone do you have?
Re: Sprint needs to manage expectations better sg3, but that's an old post. Most of midtown/downtown KC now have LTE so Sprint is indeed expanding.
Re: Sprint needs to manage expectations better Okay, I figured you had the EVO LTE which has a lot of problems connecting to LTE.
Re: Are any of the LTE networks compatible? No because they all use different LTE bands (different swaths of spectrum.). LTE Phones can't yet support more than about 2 LTE bands without compromising on a lot of things like battery life and phone size.
Re: Are any of the LTE networks compatible? So, they come up with a standard but implement it in such a way that it is incompatible. What is the point of the standard then?
| || I'm not sure if you're retarded or just being sarcastic. You just can't have more than one band in a LTE Device at this time without major sacrifices and AFAIK Qualcomm doesn't have any decent Multi-band LTE radios yet. You can't have multiple Cellular carriers using the same spectrum. Cellular companies own spectrum which gives them exclusive rights to use it. LTE is a standard that can be deployed on various different parts of radio spectrum, that doesn't mean they're trying to make it incompatible with other networks, at this point the phones just can't connect to other carriers allotted spectrum due to radio limitations and the fact that each carrier owns vastly different spectrum at least looking at it from what LTE radios require.|
Phones would have to support a majority of these bands to be movable from carrier to carrier. »niviuk.free.fr/lte_band.php
New York, NY
Sprint Network To be honest when my contract with Verizon expires I'm going to Sprint as long as they stay unlimited. Verizon and AT&T can go gouge someone else.
Re: Sprint Network Straight talk is a great value for someone who doesn't use a lot of data, quite a savings in comparison to a post-paid AT&T plan, and you still get the same network. I'd definitely recommend them over Sprint.
| |said by gballer :I was on Sprint for 2 years, and couldn't wait to leave their dial-up speeds. In order to make a comparison, this is what I tell people: Imagine having a river of water (unlimited data from Sprint) that you have to suck through a straw. It's going to be impossible and unpleasant to suck that river dry through a straw, and you're probably going to give up. Now, imagine a 55 gal. drum (a normal network from anybody BUT Sprint), and trying to suck the water through a 2" PVC pipe. It's not going to take long to suck that drum dry, is it?
Yeah I said the same thing when I was on AT&T..
2 years of dial up speeds on Sprint and I'm now back on AT&T but through Straight Talk..
Offering unlimited on dialup probably isnt very hard.
My cousin recently came over to my house with his Sprint iPhone. I asked him to download the Speedtest app. Well, on Sprint's network he waited several minutes and it wouldn't complete the download. Finally, when he hooked up to my wi-fi, it downloaded almost instantly. He finally got to do his speed test. After a long server response, he finally got 160kbps download. For comparison, I tested USCC's 3G on my Android. I got an instant server response, and 1200kbps. Then he asked me if I knew how he could get out of his Sprint contract. I just laughed!!
I will never trust Sprint again, 4G or no 4G!!
Latency is fantastic, often below 40ms If testing from Android, don't use the speedtest app, use a real ping app for Android like 'Network Tools' and then ping www.google.com.
Speedtest shows 60-100ms depending on test site for me while a real tool shows 40ms to google.
Browsing is much quicker than WiMAX because of the lower latency even though throughput is about the same (from my location).
It comes and goes But even when it is gone, Sprint still beats the snot out of T-Mobile, whom I just left.
LTE 800 I wish they could dump iDEN a little sooner so we won't have to wait so long for LTE on the 800 mhz spectrum to roll out.