My U301 aircard keeps dropping the connection, It did not do this a couple of months ago, It keeps dropping the whole time I am on this web site.
A friend of mine at work has a Sprint aircard and he called Sprint last week and they told him they were having big problems with people losing connections. This is getting ridiculous!
As someone else from Bloomington IL already mentioned, I am a ways away from DFW, but I too have pretty slow speeds the majority of the time. I get next to no 3g coverage in my neighborhood even though I show on the map as being in the best area to have coverage. If I am in my house I can pretty much forget about any speeds worth having. Typically between 50-100 KB down and 25-75 upload @ my house. Although I did just run a test in my living room and got 317/541. However, it is almost midnight so I dont think many folks are using data now.
The strange thing is just how much they fluctuate. Sometimes at work I can pull 1500-1600 downloads and 800-900 uploads. Other times Im lucky to get 100kb either way.
I have been lucky enough to get 4g coverage here and there around town and can get around 3500 or so up if Im lucky. But the highest upload I got was only 364 (slower than what I've gotten on a good 3g connection). I'd like to think that this is a temp problem considering I just left AT&T and I even paid a Term Fee to do it...Considering that I routinely would get close to 2mb down and 1 up on AT&T 3g, Sprint better fix their issues soon or I certainly wont be bringing my wife over from AT&T.
This is a great post with all the performance numbers. We should all start doing this. I am a new Sprint customer and I have seen the data performance of 3g and "4g" tank in South Florida in the last month. Sad to see that Sprint and Clearwire are screwing up the "sometime in the last year" network.
4g is totally disappointing!
I understand that 4g is not available in my home area but in the last six months I have had business trips to Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City where I spent a month in each city. All of these cities supposedly have had 4g service activated. In all three cities I tried using 4g on my EVO in various locations in and around the downtown areas. In each location of each city, I was lucky to get my 4g radio to connect at all and when it did, it would only stay connected briefly and then the connection would drop. When I was connected, the speed of the 4g service was way less than stellar and actually was slower than Sprints 3g for the brief periods it would connect. In New York City I saw a huge Sprint billboard near 42nd st. and 7th. Ave. that bragged about Sprint 4g now being active in New York City. I stood there looking at that billboard and tried to get my 4g to connect and had the same crappy results that I had everywhere else. I updated everything on the phone and pulled the battery and tried again in various locations near that billboard corner but was never able to connect and/or stay connected to 4g.
How incredibly disappointing this is! I have been a loyal customer for a number of years. I have 5 phones on my account and was about to add a 6th until the tri-fecta failure of Sprints 4g service in the 3 largest cities in the United States. I am at the point now where I am ready to take my 6th line to Verizon. The way it seems to me is that Sprint has been charging me a premium for the priviledge to have a phone that is supposed to be able to do 4g but they have not been able to deliver on the contract they expect me to be bound to. I will have to look at my other options since Sprint has essentially failed me.
How disappointing indeed!
I'm seeing a problem exactly like the one described here (http://community.sprint.com/baw/thread/50576). It first appeared yesterday but
cleared up last night. Now it's back -- very slow downloads. Around 250 kbps (4g) but perfectly normal uploads. This problem came on
suddenly yesterday and apparently cleared up quickly. I'm in Thornton Colo. zip 80229. Usually have excellent service.
I thought it might have just been my phone. Since I bought my EVO 4G, my service has been getting worse. Just yesterday after the new maintenance release I have been dropping calls in areas I never had problems. Also, since the maintenance release, the voice search hasn't been fixed. You must speak very loud and must be in an absolute quiet environment.
Im in San Francisco Area and I am also experiencinng this issue with the network. Lack of performance from the 3G service. During the day, I would get speed test results from 100kbps-300kbps download and upload would be 200-400kbps. My 4G service works fine. Most of the time I avg around 5-10Mbps download and 1-2Mbps upload. BUT 4G service is VERY spotty in my area. Although, on Sprint's website it shows I have full coverage of 4G. Which makes no sense. But yeah, again I am in the San Francisco Area and I am also experiecing this 3G speed slow down. I have called Sprint tech support numerous times and they would say nothing is wrong with the network. And all they did was refresh my phone, which is a bit annoying. And I have been told couple times that I have been "Knocked off the 3G network" I am not sure how that happens. They told me if I experience the slow down again. Just to "update profile" and wait 30 minutes to get back onto the 3G network. Which I have done several times. That didn't help. So I don't know what to do here...
By the way... this could be the cause of the problem here... read this link, kind of make sense. http://newsroom.sprint.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=2007
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