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Chong67, I seem to be having the same problem. When I reboot my phone at my house before I leave for work, 4G signal comes in great on my way in to work. I get 4G about 75%-80% of my trip. However, If I don't reboot my phone, the 4G signal will be picked up and I will get around 25% of my trip in to work. I understand the roll out is still under way in the DFW area, but I do remember Sprint saying that the signal handoff between towers will be better than any other carrier which in return will make the 4G/3G experience more efficient. I currently do not see that but I am optimistic it will get better over time. I just can't wait until the DFW area is blanketed with LTE and able to penetrate houses and buildings like 3G.

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I have a few questions that I hope aren't too generic. I have looked for answers but can't seem to find any straight ones so I thought I'd ask here.

  • What kind of download speeds can we expect on 4G LTE in a major metro area like NYC or LA once everything is up and everyone is on it?
  • What kind of speeds can we expect in the above-mentioned scenario for the 'enhanced' 3G that Network Vision apparently will provide? (Right now I get about 0.08-0.10mbps on a good day)
  • Finally, has any of the enhanced faster 3G service rolled out yet? Where?

 

Thank you for your help! I have an EVO 4G LTE and I haven't ever seen it over 2mbps (even on WiFi because my landlord has AT&T DSL :td: ) and I would love to see what it can really do besides get bogged down 5-10 times a day because network speeds aren't fast enough.

 

Also, does anyone know of when or if HTC or Sprint will release a maintenance release for the E4gLTE that will fix the signal drop problem? There's alot of talk about it; no answers!

Merci beaucoup!

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I have a few questions that I hope aren't too generic. I have looked for answers but can't seem to find any straight ones so I thought I'd ask here.

[*]What kind of download speeds can we expect on 4G LTE in a major metro area like NYC or LA once everything is up and everyone is on it?

[*]What kind of speeds can we expect in the above-mentioned scenario for the 'enhanced' 3G that Network Vision apparently will provide? (Right now I get about 0.08-0.10mbps on a good day)

[*]Finally' date=' has any of the enhanced faster 3G service rolled out yet? Where?

 

 

Thank you for your help! I have an EVO 4G LTE and I haven't ever seen it over 2mbps (even on WiFi because my landlord has AT&T DSL :td: ) and I would love to see what it can really do besides get bogged down 5-10 times a day because network speeds aren't fast enough.

 

Also, does anyone know of when or if HTC or Sprint will release a maintenance release for the E4gLTE that will fix the signal drop problem? There's alot of talk about it; no answers!

Merci beaucoup![/quote']

 

1. No way to know for sure. LTE performance is very signal strength dependent. If you are in a marginal or poor signal area, you are more likely to have slower LTE speeds than others. However, Sprint is advertising its base speeds at 6-8Mbps. So it will likely maintain its network that average or better signals can keep those rates. It is not unusual for Sprint LTE to get over 30Mbps when you have a strong signal, the sector is lightly burdened and the backhaul at the site is really good.

 

2. Post Network Vision sites should run between 1Mbps and 2.6Mbps once they have their new backhaul live.

 

3. Yes, at over 1,000 sites in LA, Chicago, Boston, Baltimore, DC, NYC, Jersey, Waco and Houston. In the Sponsor maps it shows completed 3G Network Vision sites. We have had reports from several members who have visited completed LA sites and have seen over 2Mbps speeds on 3G.

 

Sprint/HTC are purported to be working on a new OTA that should resolve the LTE connection issues once and for all. But I have not heard a final date, yet. Should be less than 30 days. Je vous en prie!

 

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1. No way to know for sure. LTE performance is very signal strength dependent. If you are in a marginal or poor signal area, you are more likely to have slower LTE speeds than others. However, Sprint is advertising its base speeds at 6-8Mbps. So it will likely maintain its network that average or better signals can keep those rates. It is not unusual for Sprint LTE to get over 30Mbps when you have a strong signal, the sector is lightly burdened and the backhaul at the site is really good.

 

2. Post Network Vision sites should run between 1Mbps and 2.6Mbps once they have their new backhaul live.

 

3. Yes, at over 1,000 sites in LA, Chicago, Boston, Baltimore, DC, NYC, Jersey, Waco and Houston. In the Sponsor maps it shows completed 3G Network Vision sites. We have had reports from several members who have visited completed LA sites and have seen over 2Mbps speeds on 3G.

 

Sprint/HTC are purported to be working on a new OTA that should resolve the LTE connection issues once and for all. But I have not heard a final date, yet. Should be less than 30 days. Je vous en prie!

 

Robert via CM9 Kindle Fire using Forum Runner

 

Thank you so much! That helps a ton! I live in LA (exact location) but I'm guessing my tower hasn't been upgraded yet or I wouldn't be on here so much looking for answers! :rofl: I will be out looking for a completed tower today to see if my phone is able to receive them (ie not broken). Looking forward to good 3G and REALLY looking forward to 4G LTE!

-Ben Ditzel

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Recently in my bedroom Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2

 

Yeah, that fake pine tree tower is less than a 1/4 mile NE of you off Harbin Road. You should have great LTE service around your house.

 

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Yeah, that fake pine tree tower is less than a 1/4 mile NE of you off Harbin Road. You should have great LTE service around your house.

 

Robert

Fake pine tree?

 

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Could someone help me read what this is saying

 

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Could someone help me read what this is saying

 

It says that Korean "enginerrs" are not great at English spelling. Not to mention, the choice of handwritten style font is terrible.

 

;)

 

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It says that Korean "enginerrs" are not great at English spelling. Not to mention, the choice of handwritten style font is terrible.

 

 

 

AJ

I like this font! Don't be such a downer...

 

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Fake pine tree?

 

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This site off Harbin Road, about a 1/4 mile north of Landrum.

 

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This site off Harbin Road, about a 1/4 mile north of Landrum.

 

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Oh I understand.....so yes thank you I think those houses look familiar

 

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I'm from the Boston area and when I heard LTE was in Boston I began my search for it and finally found a spot around where I live. I don't know how long its been in the Somerville area but the results were amazing take a peek. Screen shot taken with my htc evo 4g LTE

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Also, does anyone know of when or if HTC or Sprint will release a maintenance release for the E4gLTE that will fix the signal drop problem? There's alot of talk about it; no answers!

Merci beaucoup!

 

Today!

[sorry, couldn't help it]

 

It works too! Getting LTE reception much better than ever before now!

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Oh I understand.....so yes thank you I think those houses look familiar

 

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Oh and I live on landrum lol

 

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CSV results from another Cupertino visit (note that SpeedTest doesn't refresh the location for every test):

 

Date,ConnType,LatLon,Download,Upload,Latency,ServerName
"2012-09-01 15:00","Lte","37.31244,-122.02969",7696,564,45,"San Jose, CA"
"2012-09-01 14:59","Lte","37.31244,-122.02969",13187,5465,42,"San Jose, CA"
"2012-09-01 14:59","Lte","37.31244,-122.02969",12912,8014,51,"San Jose, CA"
"2012-09-01 14:58","Lte","37.31244,-122.02969",6670,4560,40,"San Jose, CA"
"2012-09-01 14:58","Lte","37.31244,-122.02969",3680,1834,40,"San Jose, CA"
"2012-09-01 14:57","Lte","37.31244,-122.02969",14312,7564,49,"San Jose, CA"
"2012-09-01 14:57","Lte","37.31244,-122.02969",11358,5193,42,"San Jose, CA"
"2012-09-01 14:56","Lte","37.31244,-122.02969",8491,5026,52,"San Jose, CA"
"2012-09-01 14:56","Lte","37.31244,-122.02969",7679,4314,56,"San Jose, CA"
"2012-09-01 14:55","Lte","37.31244,-122.02969",15112,7363,48,"San Jose, CA"
"2012-09-01 14:55","Lte","37.31244,-122.02969",7466,7677,52,"San Jose, CA"
"2012-09-01 14:54","Lte","37.31244,-122.02969",9388,4791,54,"San Jose, CA"
"2012-09-01 14:54","Lte","37.31244,-122.02969",6116,3717,57,"San Jose, CA"
"2012-09-01 14:53","Lte","37.31244,-122.02969",8365,5736,51,"San Jose, CA"
"2012-09-01 14:53","Lte","37.31244,-122.02969",8297,4335,49,"San Jose, CA"
"2012-09-01 14:52","Lte","37.31244,-122.02969",5281,3362,46,"San Jose, CA"
"2012-09-01 14:52","Lte","37.31244,-122.02969",7192,4531,57,"San Jose, CA"
"2012-09-01 14:49","Lte","37.31110,-122.04305",7941,4213,36,"San Jose, CA"
"2012-09-01 14:47","Lte","37.31363,-122.03189",8565,5100,53,"San Jose, CA"
"2012-09-01 13:34","Lte","37.31244,-122.02969",3740,1122,54,"San Jose, CA"
"2012-09-01 13:20","Lte","37.31382,-122.03192",5433,4489,38,"San Jose, CA"
"2012-09-01 13:18","Lte","37.33049,-122.03237",6370,4501,55,"San Jose, CA"
"2012-09-01 13:17","Lte","37.33049,-122.03237",6027,4756,43,"San Jose, CA"
"2012-09-01 13:17","Lte","37.33049,-122.03237",8336,7731,36,"San Jose, CA"
"2012-09-01 13:16","Lte","37.33049,-122.03237",17173,6002,39,"San Jose, CA"
"2012-09-01 13:16","Lte","37.33049,-122.03237",18884,9436,40,"San Jose, CA"
"2012-09-01 13:15","Lte","37.33049,-122.03237",18542,9421,38,"San Jose, CA"
"2012-09-01 13:15","Lte","37.33049,-122.03237",19239,9634,48,"San Jose, CA"
"2012-09-01 13:15","Lte","37.33049,-122.03237",17090,7305,40,"San Jose, CA"
"2012-09-01 13:14","Lte","37.33049,-122.03237",13309,8096,48,"San Jose, CA"
"2012-09-01 13:14","Lte","37.33049,-122.03237",10402,8182,49,"San Jose, CA"
"2012-09-01 13:10","Lte","37.31927,-121.98947",14131,4546,53,"San Jose, CA"

 

The highest (17-19Mbps) results were on De Anza Blvd @ Stevens Creek Blvd.

 

Also, I noticed this on the side of the freeway.. not sure if it is anything.

https://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&ll=37.324714,-122.002659&spn=0.033274,0.066047&hnear=0x808fca832e82d3f1:0x9b09ee338f640613,%2B37°+19'+9.32",+-121°+59'+22.11"&gl=us&t=m&z=15&layer=c&cbll=37.324605,-122.002452&panoid=AgNZll_b-Q7_1eouPTo-Jw&cbp=12,355.67,,0,-4.11

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I was able to connect to 4G service in Fredericksburg from my business on 9/4/12. Signal was good at Hwy 87 and Friendship Ln on the south side of town. I was also able to connect downtown. There are several towers just south of town and I assume that is where the signal came from. It was back to 3G on Wednesday. Just checked and back on 4G. Download speeds16.09 Mbps upload 9.15 Mbps.

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I was able to connect to 4G service in Fredericksburg from my business on 9/4/12. Signal was good at Hwy 87 and Friendship Ln on the south side of town. I was also able to connect downtown. There are several towers just south of town and I assume that is where the signal came from. It was back to 3G on Wednesday. Just checked and back on 4G. Download speeds16.09 Mbps upload 9.15 Mbps.

 

Any chance you can download the Sensorly app and plot this coverage? It would be great for it to appear on their maps for our tracking.

 

Thanks!

 

Robert

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I have it downloaded and running. Not sure exactly how to use it.

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I have it downloaded and running. Not sure exactly how to use it.

 

Once you have a 4G LTE connection, open the app. Click on "Map Trip" in the lower right hand corner. In the next screen, click the start button. Let it run and collect 4G data points. After a few minutes, you can press stop. It will then log all your 4G connection points to the Sensorly server and it will appear on their maps in an hour or two.

 

You can view other Sensorly uploads here: http://sensorly.com/map/4G/US/USA/Sprint/lte_310sprint I contributed most of the data around the Waco area.

 

It would be great if you could start it again the next time you are out an about in Fredericksburg, so it can log all the places around town that have a signal. Thanks for contributing!

 

Robert

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I'm starting to see the 4G's turn on in Wichita although I haven't yet been too impressed with the speeds or reliability. Hopefully this is just some early testing and the real stuff is on the way. I do get some signal in our hanger at the airport which had previously been a complete black hole but, again, very spotty and inconsistant. I have had a couple of times in the hanger when it seemed like the 4G was on full blast but in the same location an hour later I get nothing. I'm running the Sensorly app passivly and am starting to see some of my dots show on the map. Thanks for all the updates!

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Just wanted to poke my head in here... found yesterday that DA60XC954 was broadcasting an LTE signal. I don't know if it was just being tested or not (since I keep my phone on cdma only 99% of the time), but I'll keep my eye on it to see if it stays on.

 

I was thinking sometime this week/weekend I would stroll around Plano to see if any other sites went live in the area.

 

Excited to see the North Dallas area finally see some movement though!

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Had 4G LTE connectivity all of the sudden last night in Lowell, MA (downtown). I was out with friends and wasn't able to really do much but it seemed as fast as a good WiFi connection.

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4G in the Houston medical center is suddenly much better and very reliable.

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4G in New Bedford, Ma consistant 13Mbps download and 5-8Mbps upload. So Excited!

 

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