Im here to try and share my experience because there is a 12 page thread of people complaining about slow data speeds, if your offended then I'm sorry, sprint fits the needs for some people and that's great, it didn't fit mine and I'm just trying to share with others that are having similar problems
450 mins, 2gb data, no texting (everyone at my job and family use iMessage now) and I get a corporate discount, bill is 49 dollars and change plus tax.
@jasmil231 .. i hear you if siri is going to be use alot.. by all means, i would go to AT&T also. But probably the most things people do use their phones for is TEXTing. And SiRi right now does have problems with background chatter.
Can you imagine walking down the street and you have all the traffic an noises associated with trying to use Voice command on any phone that has any type of voice commands.
I cant argue the fact siri is good, but the people that want to use it, probably the majority can't at work or get caught an not doing their work.. Those fools in class at school surely will still have to sneak an text when the teacher is teaching, and how many people going know more about your business when you ask siri to do something.
Its bad enough people talk loud as H>E>L>L now on there phones, now they ll be talking loud as H>E>L>L to SIRI. uGGGGG
I agree, I drive a lot for my job so Siri was a big selling point for me, like I said I'm not bashing sprint, different strokes for different folks, just telling my story to try and help others.
we have the same plan but Im unlimited text and data. I pay $59 after discounts. Throw in unlimited mobile to mobile and I can't even complain even if I wanted too.
It's not you or the Sprint network. What do you think happens when 4 million 4S users are trying to access SIRI?
I have two family members that have upgraded to the 4S, one from ATT and the other on Sprint. Both are having issues activating and using SIRI...
Siri moslikely is failing because it connects to the server to talk to Apple servers. Since Sprint is having issues on their network due to "Many activations occuring' they are sturating the 3G network.
I believe I know how we can resolve this issue
I posted this this threat:
I have been following this forum closely hoping to find the solution to this issue however; as you all already know the problem is still happening.
I believe I know how we can resolve this issue but we need to stick together and work together
I called sprint to report this problem since I had tried my EVO right before I activated my iphone to compare the speed. EVO was fast enough but when I tried the iPhone I was really sad to see how slow it was. I called Sprint today and a tech called Joe caused me to get really upset after he told me that, if I wanted to use my iPhone to surf the web I needed to use wifi only and not the 3g network. Because the EVO and iPhone were different devices (no kidding) I demanded to speak to his supervisor since I knew that what he said was a total lie. Instead he sent me to a different representative.
The second representative was really nice and honest. She told me that this was most likely caused by so many activations but that she will be creating a "Network ticket" and escalate. She escalated the call to her supervisor who said that there were only some users reporting this issue and that for it to get escalated further or get resolved faster more users will have to call and report. If you are like me just hoping to see an answer or some troubleshooting steps to resolve this issue here, this is not going to happen. WE NEED TO CALL SPRINT !!!!!
Make sure you ask for the supervisor the 1 level techs will only give you the run around and will give you excuses instead of escalated and pay attention to you. The more people that call the faster the issue will get resolved.
I sked the representative to let the community know that they were aware of the issue and that they were working on it since they have not done so and, we did not know if they were just ignoring us. They said they will try to do something about that as well
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Let me start off by saying that I'm in the Chicago area where 3G coverage with Sprint is pretty good on my EVO 3D and actually a little faster than what I was getting off my iPhone 4 when I was still with ATT. I think a lot of people switching from ATT are expecting to see the same speeds with Sprint. I would too, but keep in mind this is the first iPhone for Sprint, and they are likely taking some precautions through limited data transfers. I remember all the network problems ATT had when it first came out with iPhones. Even today Verizon still has some network issues (a friend of mine has the iphone 4 with them). I was an ATT customer when it was still Cingular.
My advise to those that upgraded or switched is to just wait it out a little bit, it's going to get better. If you can't wait, return your phones and go to ATT or stick with what you currently have until the WiMax/LTE iPhone 5 comes out in the spring.
I agree with you, this all make sence if we think about the massive amout of users saturating the bandwith and it could be that sprint in taking preventitive massures may have had lower the bandwith available for all users the first few days. This will allowed them to see how the network responds and then little by little start opening it more. I do beleive that if we wait it out it will get much better. I gues we are just frustrated since we waited so long to get our iPhone and when we finally did is having this issues.
For us that have an N network at home we can still take advantage of all the features including Siri which is fenomenal even on a G network however, whe we are outside and want to use this feature is when we get stuck. I project another few days or even a week before everything goes back to normal speeds for iPhone users.
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