I recently joined sprint and I'm really starting to regret my decision.
No matter where I am in town I get speeds below 1mbps for download and upload. To provide context the speeds I have seen since I joined are around 0.61, 0.11, 0.06, 0.81, 0.15, 0.48 Mbps. These speed test were taken in the morning, afternoon, and evening so anything from 1pm to 3am.
I have tried rebooting, updating prl and profile along with ##72786#.
Is the network just that bad?
The zip I use it in is 17201 and 21742
After looking at the zip codes you provided, I show that they are both in excellent coverage for 4G LTE. Now 17201 has some area that are spotty between fair and excellent coverage. Environment can play a roll in this as well. If there are lots of trees, building, and population that could make a difference as well.
I went ahead, and checked it again. I do show some customers reporting some issues with the tower. That could be why this is happening. Our tower team will be reviewing those soon. Our towers are updated all the time, some take more time than others.