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When I first had had sprint I had found them well awful at the time barely got a few kilobytes on evdo nor did i get wimax on my evo 3d at the time. Would anyone say that sprint has gotten way better than they used to be a year or two ago? Inside the gym I visit where I find I use most of my data I'm only getting one or two bars of LTE on at&t so I don't know if going with sprint would be a good option. Thank you and reading over this forum has been a fun and informational read.

Sprint has changed dramatically since the Wimax days, and if you haven't tried them since you had an Evo 3D, you'd be amazed. I have LTE almost everywhere I go, including inside most buildings.
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Sprint has changed dramatically since the Wimax days, and if you haven't tried them since you had an Evo 3D, you'd be amazed. I have LTE almost everywhere I go, including inside most buildings.

That sounds good to me, but I know that its still based on Location. My usual day is in Quakertown and Allentown, I'll have to see if its a good time to switch.

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That sounds good to me, but I know that its still based on Location. My usual day is in Quakertown and Allentown, I'll have to see if its a good time to switch.

They're both fine.

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Sprint is not even close to what it was a few years ago. When I signed up back in January 2013 it was beyond horrible, now it's amazing for the most part. Largely improved.

 

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Anyone having issues with texts right now? data and voice are fine just can't send or receive any texts.

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My home tower is a clearwire site and it's still slow as molasses.

Sorry to dig up an older post, but it's hard to follow all threads all the time ;)

 

Anyway, unless your site was on the second round of B41 upgrades and has Samsung dual mode RRUs, you may not see a whole lot of improvement from that site until it is replaced with Sprint B41. Some Clear sites are capable of a second B41 carrier and CA. But only a limited number were deployed that way.

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Disregard my last post, is what I get for running beta software lol hangouts works fine Google's messenger app was not allowing texts in or out. :|

 

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I drove by Cabelas (Hamburg, PA) yesterday and had a strong B41 signal. I don't remember that being there a few months ago. I'm guessing it's a new install. I come up this way every few months and see improvements every time I come, which is a good thing.

 

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I drove by Cabelas (Hamburg, PA) yesterday and had a strong B41 signal. I don't remember that being there a few months ago. I'm guessing it's a new install. I come up this way every few months and see improvements every time I come, which is a good thing.

 

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Yup, it's gotta be a new install because we never had Wimax up here. The whole Lehigh Valley is pretty blanketed with B41, even in some oddly rural places. It took a WHILE but NV is finally paying off up here (and has been that way for about the past 6 months at least). I actually stopped running SCP because I have LTE everywhere I go now.

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They have already started wimax clear conversions to carrier aggregation in the Philadelphia metro area.

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It will be interesting to see how all 4 do this weekend with the papal visit.

 

The Parkway DAS was labeled a dud during 'made in america' a few weeks ago. at&t recently launched 10x10 Band 4 & upgraded band 2 to 15x15, and I still have issues at times. I don't have a CA enabled phone though. Verizon seems to be stuck on 5x5 band 2 often and their 15x15 Band 4 isn't very fast either from reports on hofo.

 

I'm considering Sprint, but it doesn't look like they are too good in Chestnut Hill? At&t seems to do fine, even in basements (we are house hunting). Does anyone frequent that area-I do know they are the only carrier to not be on the Philadelphia Dance Company old chimney located here: 

 

https://goo.gl/maps/k6vGsmAtHhE2

 

 

 which seems to provide a good bit of coverage for the area :/

 

at&t, vzw, and Sprint all need to work on getting on board with DAS in Philadelphia. I know VZ and at&t randomly do in places in the suburbs but T-Mobile seems to have the most in the city. 

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It will be interesting to see how all 4 do this weekend with the papal visit.

 

The Parkway DAS was labeled a dud during 'made in america' a few weeks ago. at&t recently launched 10x10 Band 4 & upgraded band 2 to 15x15, and I still have issues at times. I don't have a CA enabled phone though. Verizon seems to be stuck on 5x5 band 2 often and their 15x15 Band 4 isn't very fast either from reports on hofo.

 

I'm considering Sprint, but it doesn't look like they are too good in Chestnut Hill? At&t seems to do fine, even in basements (we are house hunting). Does anyone frequent that area-I do know they are the only carrier to not be on the Philadelphia Dance Company old chimney located here: 

 

https://goo.gl/maps/k6vGsmAtHhE2

 

 

 which seems to provide a good bit of coverage for the area :/

 

at&t, vzw, and Sprint all need to work on getting on board with DAS in Philadelphia. I know VZ and at&t randomly do in places in the suburbs but T-Mobile seems to have the most in the city. 

I am around the area often as I live in Roxborough/Manyunk and it's decent but nothing to write home about. I can at least make a phone call or text at the worst. :P

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They have already started wimax clear conversions to carrier aggregation in the Philadelphia metro area.

Im assuming you meant CA upgrades, not conversion.  By your PLMN your still connecting to Clear equipment with CA support.

 

Man, all these CA upgrades all over the place and nothing yet in NYC...crazy! 

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Almost all clear sites around me are Ca now...not too many in center city yet

Only one I've noticed is up in kop at the mall. My local site hasn't gotten the upgrade yet.

 

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Now they show CA but not putting out yes no signal but showing the new earfcn....did i get that right?

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Well it looks like my home tower was upgraded in the last day or so, it's has CA now. It is a clear site.

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Well it looks like my home tower was upgraded in the last day or so, it's has CA now. It is a clear site.

Speeds before and after?

 

Curious about how Clear sites perform after CA..

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Speeds before and after?

 

Curious about how Clear sites perform after CA..

I'll do a test when I get back home, I've never seen this tower put out more than 14Mbps however so I'm not expecting much.

 

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Slightly better maybe, my tower sucks.

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That is plenty quick. I wouldn't say it "sucks." Remember, some people stay don't have LTE yet at all. Ntelos and Western PA come to mind. I would be pretty happy with that.

 

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Slightly better maybe, my tower sucks.

What device do you own?

 

BTW, that doesn't suck lol

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Slightly better maybe, my tower sucks.

 

You have no future in wireless porn.  Your e-penis is small to average, at best.

 

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What device do you own?

 

BTW, that doesn't suck lol

Nexus 5.

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