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iPhone 4S on 3G data network too slow to be useful

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Journeyman

iPhone 4S on 3G data network too slow to be useful

This is the speedtest screen capture I did on my brand new iPhone 4S.  As you can see, I got .016Mbps down and 0.05Mbps up.  For those of you want to say maybe the network is just slow in my area.  I did the same test with Samsung Epic Touch with 4G turned off at the same spot.  It's 3 times faster.  Is sprint crippling iPhone data rate, or there is something wrong with iPhone CDMA radio itself.

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Journeyman

I am also having problems with the speed of 3G on my phone.  Sprint seems to be the worse company for this.

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Journeyman

Some of you had data? I had none for the past 4 months at my house and neighborhood as well as no phone service. After being lied to repeatedly by Sprint support that the problem would be fixed within a few days of each call, I switched to AT&T and amazingly we can use I Phones again as well as Siri, which did not work well in "coverage areas". They lost a long time customer of 17 years and I tried to stick it out but the rudeness of certain staff and poor service was too much.

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Journeyman

There is no 4G LTE in Lancaster PA. Does he mean Lancaster CA?

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Patron

It's the same in NYC my friend, Sprint service is horrible - what good is unlimited data when pages don't load?  And forget playing a video...

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Journeyman

No more frustration now,eft sprint a couple of weeks ago and the iphone family as well! CRICKET 4g LTE is my new family and not only am I getting >5MB/s but also enjoying a way cheaper rate on our family plan! Oh and $200 trade in for my iph4s and 100 for switching, I am a very happy camper on a new galaxy s4, which so far I am very impressed and felt like the iphone family is so behind on tech and features! The new monthly rates will shortly make up for the etf and remaining cost of new phone ! And cricket now part of ATT should enjoy an even stronger lte network in the future...

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