I was in the zip codes of 33993 and 33991 today and did some speed tests on speedtest.net
I got speeds of about .8 Mbps with peek rates of 1 Mbps. I tried to upload pictures but the uploader said files were to large but even though they were below the maximum file size
I've been following the network.sprint.com site and just in the past year in South Florida there have been over 700+ upgrades to towers in my area (Miami/Fort Lauderdale) with another like 400+ planned! I've been taking screen grabs and adding them up. I know we are on the second tier LTE launch list but could they be doing the upgrades now? I mean I have noticed the speed on my 3G shoot up from unbearable to quite fast in the past 6 months or so. Also the speed of 3G on my new EVO LTE is about double+ of that on my OG EVO! So are these just a lot of 3G upgrades, normal maintenance, Network Vision or new LTE cabinets? When I choose other cities from the drop-down list they have a quarter of the updates that the towers in my area are getting except for say New York, lol. I've tried 4G LTE on my new EVO LTE with no luck. I remember that before the 4G Wimax launch down here in some areas I could get Wimax on one or two towers in certain locations so I thought they might test like last time. Thanks for any answers in advance.
So, I'm late to the party here. Columbus, Ohio market. I've had my S20 Ultra since a few days after launch (late pre-order) so I've been through the stuff mentioned through this thread. My issue is 5G. Before 5G was turned on, my speeds on T-Mobile were great! Maybe a bit slower than Sprint in a speedtest, but latency was better, and it "felt" faster. Then 5G was turned on, and I found out to check in the *#0011# service mode screen to see if n71 was working. It was, I was happy. Within a couple days, that totally changed. It seemed that I rarely got n71, and data was SLOW, maybe 1/3 of the speed as before 5G was turned on. When I do see n71, speeds are really good. For instance, 2 days ago, it was hitting n71 without active data transferring. Then yesterday and today, not even a blip of n71 when actively transferring. I found that switching the network mode to LTE/CDMA got my speeds back to good. It seems that I must get a profile update push when not looking and it turns 5G back on, or if I have to restart and forget to reset it.
Is anyone else seeing this behavior?
Just got off the phone with a Sprint Business rep. According to him the cell site nearest me is now running n41. Which explains why my LTE-41 speeds are a fraction of what they were a few months back. He mentioned a pretty awesome deal on an S20 if I sign a contract, with a $10 price increase per month in exchange for going from 3 GB of hotspot to 50 GB (which I've wanted anyway), so chances are good I'll bump up to the S20. Apparently it's still a Business Fusion plan so I don't have to pay $$$ extra per month for the phone either.
Anyone heard of a $55/mo (or $75/mo) Business Fusion plan with 50GB of hotspot? Any video/VPN throttling to speak of there?
You can roam on HSPA now. It will use it if there's no Sprint CDMA and no Sprint and T-Mobile LTE (or if you force it with something like NSG). But T-mobile is shutting down HSPA at the end of 2021 I believe. They haven't added it to any of their new sites in a while. They really want to refarm the spectrum. Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk