I was amazed with the blazing speed so dar in nyc. I just hope sprint moves faster with deploying lte throughout the tri-state. See snap shot of the speeds obtained this evening
Great.. I hope it continues and come to the rest of NYC....that is the first sign of anything going on. I hope its not just sprint posting as a ny'er just to make us think and wait for the service to kick into gear. Not trying to knock you wcalderon2004.... just seems with all the complaints that are appearing in threads that this pops up.. btw what are you using make model... and was that just one of many test you did?? Did the LTE show on the status ?? just curious because of the 4g on top...
I can fool speed test too...
The second pic was my wifi fios on then exited turned off wifi and came back into the last program speed run and 3g came back on..
Not knocking you, just pointing out your the only one? Hopefully more people can verify this... and i hope it is true...
The first pic is extactly what i get on my evo 4g lte... no signal in my home and low speed... what a pitty
Israel. Good morning, what's good mi pana. Nope this was an actual test I took last night. I've been so passed at sprint that I was getting ready to cancel on them. I said to my self, let me go to this place and check if thing are as advertised. I drove from corona queens Omw to northern jersey which is where I live and drove through Midtown following the sensores map app where they showed 4G coverage and found it. Popped up on my phone. Ran a few test and it was great. You should run a few test on your own. Go to those area and you'll find great results as well. Take care. Hablamos.
I can confirm sprint LTE is active in certain parts of the city , mostly in the north central Bronx and northern manhattan on the west aide around Columbia U. Here's a screen shot of the fastest speed test I got and one taking a few hours ago. Both where taken in the Bronx along white plains road, exactly where the sensorly maps show.
So my advice is to just be patient. I know these 3G speeds are horrid most times throughout the day, but if LTE becomes more spread out and people get off 3G it should get better. And in fact those maps are already outdated because I was able to connect to LTE in areas outside of where the maps show. I'm currently at E 225th ST and White Plains rd in the Bronx which is outside of the mapped areas. And when LTE is connected its blazing fast and feels just you're on wifi .
And here's yet another test app that clearly let's you see in fact I'm using the sprint network with single strength quality and data connection. I don't think anyone's that desperate to photo shop a screen shot to trick people. Like I said I know 3G us awful but just hang in there a little bit longer. Once LTE is fully deployed you'll be laughing at your friends with Verizon and AT&T LTE devices with data caps lol. Anyway here's the pic.
Some of my faster results taken in the Bronx this morning E 219th ST and White Plains Rd
Speeds are working great as you can see. It feels like using the phone over Wi-FI. Using netflix and any other video or data intensive apps load quickly and play in the highest quality. I really hope sprint doesn't drag their getting this citywide soon. I'm sure more than 50% of the network has been worked on and just needs the switch flipped on for LTE.
Thanks so much on the post... I am a skeptical when it comes to all the promises that Sprint says its doing. I am glad that regular Joe can post real update on their surroundings. Being in the Lower East Side its only a matter of "time" til it comes over here. I am still wondering why they started in the northern part of the city. Just saying.
So far if I walk to the closest tower near me i am getting 500-800 kbps.... but that is 4 blocks.1/2 mile away....
You're welcome. I don't know the science behind why they choose certain areas first. But with all the new network technologies they've all been launched in the Bronx first , and all around the same basic areas as well. When WiMAX came out I found a few towers already light up by late July of 2010, about three months before they officially announced it for NYC. So I'd say full scale launch should be within that same time frame. And I noticed these live LTE towers in early October , so that sets January for the official launch. However you should be seeing it work more places before then. If you ever get time venture up Times Square or Hamilton Heights and check out LTE for yourself.
Just got the Galaxy S3 and was suprised to get 4G LTE signal around me in the Bronx. This screenshot was along Boston Rd, near Mace Av... about 1/2 mile NE of Bx Zoo's northern entrance. I've always gotten superior Sprint service around here, I was convinced I lived right under a tower or something.
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