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!
Clinton Township, 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.
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.
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 I'd like to switch to Sprint, if they deploy a good LTE network, that has good coverage (indoor and outdoor) in my area and they keep the rational data pricing (note I didn't say they had to stay unlimited). Which are two pretty big if's.
They have to prove themselves first. paying less for phone service that doesn't work or is ridiculousness slow, when I want or need to use my phone to isn't a deal to me. Sprint has a lot of work to do still.
| || |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!!