This is not correct. There is no 4G service in Naples, FL.
I assure you, it is indeed correct. Have you turned on your 4G antenna? Did you try to connect in one of the coverage areas shown?
Additionally, note that this is a protection site. Protection sites are limited deployments that are quite poor at building penetration. The next time you are out and about in the Naples area and you are near the center of this coverage area, turn on your 4G antenna and try to connect. Let me know if you still have problems then.
You can find out more information about Protection Sites on my Facebook blog at: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=260914210592691
I am dead center on the coverage map and unfortunately on my EVO 3D and EVO 4G they don't pick anything up.
Indoors or outdoors?
Sometimes what happens at these protection sites is that they will see the signal, but not be able to connect. We have that problem at one of our towers here in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
To verify if it is a network authentication issue, try this. First, go outside or in a car. Go to Settings > Wireless & Netowrks > 4G Settings. Then click to turn on 4G Antenna. After it's turned on, click "Tap to Scan for 4G Service."
Under the 4G box it should say "Scanning..."
If it stays scanning and then just goes to Disconnected after awhile, then it is not getting a signal from the tower. The tower may be out of service.
If it changes to "Connecting to Sprint...", then it is seeing the tower.
If all is working well it will changes to "Obtaining IP Address..." to "Connected to Sprint."
If you are having the same authentication issue that we have here in Albuquerque, then it will say "Connecting to Sprint..." but never go on to obtaining an IP address. It will just get driopped after a few seconds and go back to Scanning. Then repeat it over a few times never connecting. Then it will go back to Disconnected.
When you get a chance, give this a try and let me know what it does. I have a master complaint I am working on with Sprint that includes these towers that will not authenticate. It's currently affecting about 10% of the Protection Sites. Thanks!
And if you use Facebook, join my Sprint 4G blog at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sprint-4G-Rollout-Updates/257896107561168
I have added this tower to the Non-Operational list. It can be found on my Facebook blog at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sprint-4G-Rollout-Updates/257896107561168#!/note.php?note_id=266679936682785
I am preparing a Master Complaint to Sprint and Clearwire with all the deployed tower that are not operational. Thanks for the info!
I am familiar with how to activate the 4G feature and connect to Sprint 4G service on my HTC EVO 4G.
My EVO 4G readily connects to Sprint 4G service in Tampa, FL area, Orlando, FL area, and Miami - Fort Lauderdale, FL areas.
I can assure all of you that so far, as of Jan. 2012 there is NO.... I repeat.... there is NO Sprint 4G service on my HTC EVO 4G here in Naples, FL., and that includes standing OUTSIDE, and close-by - in full view of those towers within the above map area.
We have had members of our pages that have connected to the tower in Naples. There is only one WiMax protection site active in Naples, and it does not provide a usable signal anywhere near as large as the map shows. It is located near the intersection of Radio Road and Livingston Road.
However, all that being said, it won't much matter for long. Since Sprint is moving to LTE for its 4G service. This one lonely WiMax tower in Naples is all there will ever be.
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
definitely saving this page and the other ones planted here to make people think that WIMAX is expanding. this is a good one to show that despite these threads, there really is no WIMAX coverage appearing in the areas that are being posted. I should add that I have phone recordings of corporate reps admitting that WIMAX is no longer being expanded. My understanding is that this has been the case since long before this thread was created.
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