Wondering if anyone can tell me why parts of Buffalo, NY have 4G and others do not? Ironically it is one of the toughest sections of tow that has 4G? The east side. Currently if you are on the kensington expressway, you will pickup a 4G signal just before Eggert road exit and it get stronger for a mile or so and then after you pass ECMC it gets weaker. I was also on Baily and Delevan and the 4G was amazingly strong right there. It seems to be about a 3 mile radius approx. of 4G service? when is the rest of Buffalo getting it?
Yeah I was down there like 2 weeks ago and 4g is great. Just checked the new 4g map on the clear website today and it shows that northern Erie and southern Niagara counties are getting 4g theres green all over in Tonawanda and North Tonawanda. I'll have to test it out tomorrow when I'm out that way. Either way if all that green is really working then 4g has pretty much doubled since I last checked and the kensington area was all that was on there.
I haven't experienced any 4G in Buffalo in either the Northtowns, City or Southtowns. In speaking with representatives at Sprint just about every month this year, no one there has any idea when they will be realeasing to Buffalo, or for that matter, any markets other than the handful they released it in earlier this year. It's very frustrating given the fact they advertised 4G so heavily and promised a release date in the Buffalo Market sometime in 2011 although they would not give a specific date.
What is even more frustrating are the $10 "Premium Data" charges that are applied to our accounts which were originally described as a fee for having a phone that could receive 4G and that even though 4G was only in a few select markets, the charge had to be applied because you could travel to a market that does have 4G...like that happens all the time.
Sprint has now abandoned that rhetoric for describing the $10 "Premium Data" charge add on realizing the 4G argument held no water because you had to manually activate your phone to receive 4G if you were in a market that had 4G and Sprint would be able to recognize this (which they contended in their initial reasoning they wouldn't be able to do even though they can track ever other thing we do on our phones) and has instead now opted to describe and justify it as a fee for Smart Phone users having unlimited data capacity. They go on further to say that at least we are only paying $10 additional for Unlimited Data unlike subscribers to other carriers who pay much higher fees for usage.
Excuse me, but unless I'm mistaken, wasn't the $99.99 Unlimited plan that was advertised and promoted absolutely everywhere by Sprint unlimited everything including data? In these ads, they even included 4G. Even the $69.99 plan included unlimited data at the time (Sprint has since adjusted that to $79.99). Now that other carriers have realized they are losing out on texting and calling fees, they have opted to fleece their customers by ridiculously high usage fees. Sprint is now using this to justify what in my opinion has all along been a fraudulent, additional charge of $10 per month of what was originally cleary stated as a fee for 4G. Calling this $10 charge a fee for anything else at this point is misleading and constitutes false advertising.
I'm really hoping everyone who reads this takes the time each month to contact Sprint and have this 4G $10 fee reversed if you haven't used 4G. I have had the fee reversed almost every month I have been charged it. What I'm hopiing for even more is that someone with the knowledge and time initiates a class action suit against Sprint so we can all get the 4G speed we were promised as soon as possible and force Sprint to pay us back our $10 per month for every month they charged us for 4G.