We now have a 4G tower in Glasgow Too! The only odd thing about it is the 4g site is not on the sprint tower, but on a tower on the other side of town...so theoredicly you could have 4g coverage in a few areas with no sprint signal.
There's a lot of places like that in the Upper Midwest where they have no Sprint service for 100's of miles, but now have a 4G tower. The reason is in order for Sprint/Clearwire to maintain their 2.5Ghz spectrum licenses with the FCC, they have to have one tower of service in every CMA (Cellular Market Area) in the country. This is good news for a lot of rural users.
Does clear test the 4g radius?? I have traveled all through this area and get 1 bar of 4G at best, and goes in and out!! Not useful 4G
No. They do a spot test from the tower itself to create the maps. It creates much more reliable information for maps than what everyone else does.
I find that I can surf with about 3 to 4MB download speeds with only one bar of 4G signal here in New Mexico. It's the upload the significantly gets bad with less than two bars. Because your device does not broadcast back to the tower with as much power and it just barely gets your device signal on 1 bar of WiMax.
I usually get a usable download speed with zero bars (around 1 to 1.5 MB). But upload will be less than 100k, or not at all. So if you are just browsing websites or streaming audio (and maybe lower def video), 1 bar of 4G service will work pretty well. The problem with zero bars is if you move the device at all, of if you are driving, you are likely to get dropped. Just freeze!
I wasn't able to connect to it today in areas the map shows it should be active.
A few notes about Sprint 4G service...
I know these are all fatal issues for usage. But most of them are mitigated by having many towers in urban areas. Since Lexington only has one tower, this makes it a challenge for now.
I know that Lexington service is now active. I have read in several boards/blogs where people have connected. ERMURI2 mentions above that he connected. Also, someone has uploaded signal info to sensorly.com. See below.
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Perhaps the signal was temporarily down when you were trying?
The next time you try the service, drive as close to the center of the service area as you can get. Step out of your car (or hold your device higher than the dashboard inside the car). Turn on your 4G antenna and scan for service. You should find it and have a good signal.
That was me. I will upload more to sensorly over the next few days.
Cool! I'm always uploading Sprint 4G data to Sensorly wherever I go. Thanks for the contribution! I also use the RootMetrics app.
Thanks for the information but I did try it outside but maybe I wasn't close enought to the source. I was able to connect to 4g in bowling green over the weekend. Maybe it was just unavailable when I tried.
You probably have it all covered. I've been all over the east side (in and outside new circle) and south side (just outside new circle) and not been able to get connected yet. I guess I need to make a trip to Tolly Ho for lunch and try it there. A few times at New Circle and Nicholasville Rd my phone has said, "Connecting to Sprint" but an IP address was never obtained.