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Very Slow 3g Data Speeds -- you too ?

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Wizard

Re: Very Slow 3g Data Speeds -- you too ?

Interesting, I travel throughout Atlanta and found it to be fairly speedy in most places where only 3G is available.  Obviously I have a 4G device and I don't drop to 3G that often but when I do it really hasn't been an issue.  Atlanta and parts of FL have been pretty good considering all the issues Sprint has had in other parts of the country.  Add the fact Atlanta will be one of the first Sprint LTE markets and I'd say Atlanta is one of the better Sprint markets.  Now Las Vegas and CA ... shiver.  Not good at all on 3G. 

Cheers,

DXKHAM79 wrote:

I am in Atlanta and I have grown sick of the dialup 3g speed.  I mean it was getting bad, but towards the end my download was averaging .10-.20mbps I have been with Sprint since 1999 and finally ported out to Verizon.  The difference is night and day. My 3g speeds average 1.5mbps and my 4g is 20mbps.

Like others, I was happy with unlimited but what good is it when your unlimited is useless.

Journeyman

Very Slow 3g Data Speeds -- you too ?

i had been getting lousy 3g data speeds all day (20-30kbps), even after updating prl and profile.  now, here at 3am,  updated profile 1 last time and am now getting 1.1 mbps download and about 550kbps upload .  (mcpherson, ks)

Journeyman

Re: Very Slow 3g Data Speeds -- you too ?

Hi folks,

I hope someone can point me to place in sprint.com where I can find speed limits.(Ts/Cs, agreement anything)

Something like this:

                         

Network   tape                     Download speeds   betweenUpload speeds between
3G/1xrtt50-70 Kbps50-70 Kbps
EVDO400-700 Kbps50-70 Kbps
EVDO Rev   A600 Kbps peek up to 3.1Mbpsing to 3.1 Mbps350-500 Kbps peek up to 1.8Mbpspeaking at 1.8 Mbps.
Journeyman

Re: Very Slow 3g Data Speeds -- you too ?

Slow, today, received a text one day old....................

Wizard

Re: Very Slow 3g Data Speeds -- you too ?

From Shop > Phones > Pick a 3G capable smartphone (any) > 3G (see links above):

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From Terms and Conditions, (do a search in search block, above right):

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Journeyman

Re: Very Slow 3g Data Speeds -- you too ?

looks like my speeds increased again, interesting.  Im now getting 1.74mbps to 2.18mbps!

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Journeyman

Re: Very Slow 3g Data Speeds -- you too ?

that is amazing, mine ranges from 86 kbps to 356kbps hightest only. what is your PRL and profile version?

Journeyman

Re: Very Slow 3g Data Speeds -- you too ?

I'm getting 0.05Mbps to 0.2Mbps in Ann Arbor Michigan right now!  What garbage! How can they advertise 3G speeds when they are giving us dial-up?

Journeyman

Re: Very Slow 3g Data Speeds -- you too ?

Those are all pretty much the same hours of the day which obviously aren't the peak hours of your area because everyone here knows damn well that those speeds aren't the norm for Sprint. Try doing some tests at varying times and then we'll see if you're still happy.

@Sporndog, welcome to the club!

Journeyman

Re: Very Slow 3g Data Speeds -- you too ?

Here is one for now, ill test more later and edit this post. Prl was 60683, now is 60685

Journeyman

Re: Very Slow 3g Data Speeds -- you too ?

I am in Louisville,Ky as well. This issue was been in the works sense october of 2011. A true nightmare. Last week I was told that they would be building a new tower to remedy this issue in our area by the end of March 2012. They issued me a credit of 140 dollars and said that it was quite generous of them to do so.

   This after replacing my new Nexus S 4g with a obviously refurbished phone and me paying 170 dollars a month for my line and my wifes line.

     Sprint needs to get their act together cause its looking nice on other carriers .. and those other carriers have 4g in my area!!!

  Our average down is 100 and average up is 70-200...... wtf?

  I was even told by one rep that I am in a vortex area and can not get he signal needed. Another rep told me that my phone was not ment to watch youtube or stream other audio or video.....  Do they drug test their employees?

Journeyman

Re: Very Slow 3g Data Speeds -- you too ?

Thought this was crazy so I had to post

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