said by existenz:I wouldn't stick with Sprint for unlimited anymore, they are not unlimited.
No app needs more than a few Mbps. I just want them to keep unlimited and enough capacity to maintain at least a few Mbps. I stick with Sprint for the unlimited, using over 10GB/month.
Would rather have 3-5Mbps unlimited than 1Gbps with a 10GB cap. Am in mostly completed Spark area so often get 20-30 up to 60 but am fine with just a few Mbps. They need to focus on getting Spark on literally every single site, not some sites here and there.
»Sprint Starts Throttling Top 5% of Users in Congested Markets
Though that is worded as top heavy users in a congested market only, the actual sprint docs say "currently customers who typically use 5 GB or more in a given month are likely to fall within the top 5% of data users."
I've heard internal rumors also that even if it's not a congested tower you can be throttled if you use too much. This notification was just to try to ease people into it.
It's sad really. T-mobile also offers unlimited on ALL plans, just you go from LTE to UMTS (which still blows Sprint 3G away) if you're not on the LTE unlimited plan.
I wish Sprint would offer similar, cheaper plans without unlimited LTE but that fall back to 3G unlimited (which everyone on Sprint is use too hah) for cheaper prices after you use your bucket.
Instead it's here is lots of speed so you can hit it faster.
Sedro Woolley, WA
Sprint needs to get their house in order first I just need about 2-3Mbps and that would be fine. 3G around here way always around modem speed (56k) then 4G came and life was great...for about 10 months...and now 4G during peak hours is back under 1Mbps to about 200-300kbps. Nice work Sprint. Can't wait for 180Mbps.
Re: Sprint needs to get their house in order first Once again, always a year or two from greatness. We've heard the same crap over and over. Let me know when it really happens.
Re: Sprint needs to get their house in order first
said by scott2020:Coverage, coverage, coverage!!!
Once again, always a year or two from greatness. We've heard the same crap over and over. Let me know when it really happens.
Sprint keeps bragging about speed when they really need to do something about coverage. Their coverage is horrible. Even in cities where they claim to provide superfast LTE, their coverage is like a slice of swiss cheese. Very fast on 1 block, and then go 2 blocks away and they barely can provide 300 kbps.
said by n2jtx:The one in Glen Head at 40.83427N 73.62686W? Site ID NY27XC692? Actually that site has indeed been upgraded to LTE though you obviously cannot detect that since you are using an iPhone 4S.
Sprint promised Network Vision would be done by now and my home tower is still not upgraded.
that's crazy talk 8x8 antenna, in a phone?
I'm also curious how this will work out with their higher frequency bands (1.9/2.5Ghz). Especially the 2.5Ghz stuff. Isn't that essentially useless except for "outdoor" and "next to a window, pointed directly at a tower, not moving?"
I do hope they continue to improve on this front. In many areas, I've seen their standard LTE perform just fine though. 7-8Mbps is plenty for basic surfing and occasional video clips. In other areas, I guess it's fair to knock them for some congestion issues. That comes back to towers - they have fewer than other carriers, and apparently some places still need improved backhaul connections.
Also, here's an advertising tip: The insane hamster commercials are ...insane... how that sells anybody on anything, I do not know. Please, for the love of America, stop it with the talking hamster business. This is money down the drain. Stop talking about being awesome, and BE awesome first. Once you really are better, THEN brag about it a little.
Caps. I am not too excited with crap caps. Mobile will never compare to DSL or Cable Internet for sure.
said by grabacon9:At least with Clearwire you could use a lot of data. 2-5mbit/s unlimited sure beats 180mbit/s capped.
I am not too excited with crap caps. Mobile will never compare to DSL or Cable Internet for sure.
The new Sprint Slogan Like I've said before:
Sprint - Promising tomorrow...tomorrow.