I have the same problem. Why would not an UPDATED devive not be backwards capatable?????????? Makes no sense to me.
Two completely different 4G technologies and chipsets. I'm guessing a design to include both chipsets was too expensive or incompatible.
NOW, this is just an expl. not the REAL way it transmits. Think of Wimax 4G as AM radio and LTE as FM radio. An AM radio will not get FM and FM won't get AM and in the early days of radio it was ONE or the other not both. Soon Radio comanys started making a radio that would get both AM and FM.
Well we are in the early days of Radio where it's either WiMax or LTE 4G. IF like myself I have a epic 4G with Wimax I will never have 4G service on it here in Indianapolis and those who are getting Wimax 4G will lose it about 2014 or 2015 because Sprint is only installing NEW the LTE 4G network.
Again like the early days of radio.. AM almost died if it wasn't for talk radio there would mostly not be AM radio right now. Sprint had the choice to do either WiMax or LTE in the early days and banked on WiMax being the standard for 4G. Simply put they was wrong and LTE 4G has become the standard. A gamble we as customers are now paying the price for.
But I do have a question for the group..
Has anyone that has posted here been contacted off board about what they have posted from anyone from Sprint for there comments??? I know they have monitors, just wondering if anyone has ever said "we are working on it" or "we are sorry for your problems" or do they just let us vent here and hope we go on using them.
I would respect sprint more, if they just said something like "due to the unlimited date, we over sold and over loaded our networks and working hard to fix it", instead of blaming the phone itself for the bad service.
well that is just me thinking to myself I guess.
Yes it is and has been cdma/lte since I got it.
The coverage maps aren't just optimistic.... they are flat out wrong.
However, today, for the first time ever, I did have a solid 4g LTE connection at work, almost all day! I ran some speed tests and will post the results in separate message.
This is another example on corporate taking on middle class they don't care and I'm getting charged an extra 10 $ for premium data really ???? premium data???? SLOW 3G Imagine !!!! I can't even run my Facebook or Youtube on that speed.....Sprint are blood suckers that's all I HATE SPRINT !!!!!
What??? So much for upgrading to S3 then. By the time Sprint has 4G LTE on my area there will probably be an S5 out. I guess I was better off with my S2 ?!?!
Thank you for the information! I wish I had read this before upgradiing.
If it were not for the outstanding customer service and true unlimited data, I would have left Sprint LOOOOOOONG time ago. Im so sick and tired of paying for service I dont get. I had the Epic before getting the Galaxy S3 and I can count on one hand the times Ive actually gotten 4g. I pay $10 a month for NOTHING! Now I have this amazing phone and cannot get on 4g until God knows when. I can barely use my phone at home for anything...not even calls. I live in DC.
Come on sprint, get it together please. Im two nerves from jumping ship to another carrier!!! *hope you read that*
the $10 fee isnt for 4G. its due to smart phones using alot more data than any dumb phone could ever use...if this werent the case then the iphone 4s wouldnt be paying this same fee...that phone is 3G only by the way..ditto with blackberries..
im in full agreement though that this couldnt come fast enough..i can deal with my current data speeds for the time being..but its not exactly something i can brag about
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