I got the Hotspot few days ago, and it's in testing. I was only able to get connected to 4G once at home and its speed was ~2.5Mbps. Other times it's 3G. Often it bounced between 3G and 4G, first trying to connect to 4G but got Connection Error, then it ended up connecting to 3G.
I was able to take it with me this morning when going to work, and did some tests (I parked) on the streets (66220), using sprint.com/speedtest and speedtest.net. I got 3.6-4.04Kbps download, and 420-860Kbps upload.
What speeds do you get with your Hotspot and your 4G EVO phone? I am thinking of switching to the EVO. A friend of mine in Seattle claimed he got download speed of 4-5Mbps average and 8Mbps max with his EVO. That's much better than what I got with Hotspot for sure.
Just an update for your own benefits. I did some more tests and found out that, it doesn't seem the Hotspot is the problem.
At homes, after locating the 4G tower that is closest to my house, i place the HS near the glass window that's closest to the tower. I got much better & stable 4G reception. I was able to get 4-5mbps download! This AM, i took the HS with me to work. it's placed near the glass window, not much inside my work building. i was able to get up to 7.5mbps. Really impressive. I like to try out other 4G cards for a good comparision, but so far, the HS is pretty. It's the coverage and how you position the HS matters. The less obstructions (buildings, house, walls, trees), the better.
I am impressed with Sprint's 4G. It can only get better from here, with more 4G coverage and capacity augments.
Message was edited by: pdnguyen2010
This is a PUBLIC ARCHIVE board, all artciles are read only.