Re: Only 20% coverage to start with If you look at their coverage map for San Antonio, their site actually shows >100% of the san antonio area (it goes WAY past where I would expect it would start at / coverage past anything most would consider a suburb and covering some very rural areas and nearby cities that I think most would not consider as part of the San Antonio area). I got the S3 on saturday and LTE was already active, although in the default startup of device LTE on the phone was disabled in the settings. However, in driving around doing speedtests, I would estimate 800MB data from it from 30 tests or so (in the areas with the faster LTE, other tests in slower areas but those would use less data)
Hopefully their towers aren't all upgraded yet that it shows on their coverage map, otherwise the poor coverage (if it's the end scenario) would be very disappointing and similar to wimax. Guess I have 10 of 14 days to decide to stick w/ them or not. Overall considering that probably almost no one using it yet and only a few places with the really high speeds... looks poor compared to initial wimax rollout that gave consistent 6-12Mbps everywhere I tested, although the LTE works somewhat better in buildings. That said, if they can even keep it at >3Mbps it would still blow away the competitor's offerings with unlimited vs the tiny caps. The speeds on V/ATT make little sense, you pay $1(100MB at $10/GB) to use 30Mbps for 27 seconds.
Athens, Atlanta, Calhoun, Rome in Georgia - not Texas
quote:It is Newnan, Georgia, not Newman and the rest are in Georgia, not Texas.
Athens, Atlanta, Calhoun, Rome, Carrollton and Newman, Texas;
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Re: Poor Sprint
said by BiggA:They are including the 800 Mhz in the same build out schedule, no more capital needed.
It's too little too late, at least for now. We'll have to see if they start working on their coverage problem after NV. With the SMR spectrum, they could easily out-build Verizon for coverage, but that will take capital...
The first phones that include 800 Mhz LTE won't be available until next year.