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Im in Houston and I was able to get LTE but it was very very brief. The way that it connected and lost signal within a 100 yard stretch reminded me of that horrible Wimax..Please say it ain't so that LTE will be just like WIMAX coverage.

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I don't think Houston is completely working right now, so I wouldn't worry about it. On my Galaxy Nexus if I update the PRL it will show 4G for about 10 seconds before dropping back to 3G, I don't think the phone can get data over 4G yet so it drops back to a connection that works.

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It absolutely will get better. LTE will be the same as what EVDO is when it is completed (coverage not speed). Then all sprint has to do is start weeding out the EVDO and expanding LTE.

 

Keep in mind what Robert said about chicken littles. Everyone wanted the LTE towers to not be blocked, yet the sky is falling when there are problems with the network in its infancy.

 

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I don't think Houston is completely working right now, so I wouldn't worry about it. On my Galaxy Nexus if I update the PRL it will show 4G for about 10 seconds before dropping back to 3G, I don't think the phone can get data over 4G yet so it drops back to a connection that works.

 

The PRL has nothing to do with 4G LTE. The reason it's connecting to LTE is because the CDMA radio is cycling from one state to another so with CDMA technically off it's trying to at least get some sort of connection. For example if you disconnect from WiFi your phone will try to connect to 3G or LTE.

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The PRL has nothing to do with 4G LTE. The reason it's connecting to LTE is because the CDMA radio is cycling from one state to another so with CDMA technically off it's trying to at least get some sort of connection. For example if you disconnect from WiFi your phone will try to connect to 3G or LTE.

 

I never said it had anything to do with LTE, but it is the only way to get the gnex to search for LTE only. I'm surrounded by non LTE towers so it always defaults back to 3G.

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:(

 

Ok,

 

Im in Houston and I was able to get LTE but it was very very brief. The way that it connected and lost signal within a 100 yard stretch reminded me of that horrible Wimax..Please say it ain't so that LTE will be just like WIMAX coverage.

 

Not wimax - sprint is doing every 3G tower - they just want to launch now and backfill later.

 

Wouldn't you rather have sites that you can connect to now instead of waiting for them to finish every single site before launching?

 

Clearwire built the wimax network - you can't compare them.

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I never said it had anything to do with LTE, but it is the only way to get the gnex to search for LTE only. I'm surrounded by non LTE towers so it always defaults back to 3G.

 

If you want it to stick on LTE switch to LTE only not LTE/CDMA you'll lose the ability to call or text though (AFAIK anyways).

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