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Im making a assumption that we wont see anything going on until October maybe later. Regardless as long as i know we are even being considered before some markets, I'll be happy.

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I believe work is starting. However, I would be surprised if we see anything completed in the next 30 days. I believe Memphis was on Sprint's 100 city list. So we know it's coming sooner than later.

 

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Thanks for the quick replies. Problem is that I recently moved and i cannot get cable internet or dsl. Basically my options are satellite internet or sprint service. By the maps i have seen I have one tower ab a mile from my house. Using open signal maps i keep connecting to one ab 2 miles south of me.

With NV does that stretch the towers coverage area?

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Thanks for the quick replies. Problem is that I recently moved and i cannot get cable internet or dsl. Basically my options are satellite internet or sprint service. By the maps i have seen I have one tower ab a mile from my house. Using open signal maps i keep connecting to one ab 2 miles south of me.

With NV does that stretch the towers coverage area?

 

Open Signal maps is a very unreliable source for locating sites. However, we do have maps in the Sponsor section of our site that shows every Sprint site in the country.

 

In rural conditions, you may be able to get Sprint LTE out about 2-3 miles. But the performance may be iffy. If your 1x signal strength is worse than -95dBm, you'll likely not get a very good Sprint LTE signal it not at all once your area is built out.

 

But beyond all that, only smartphone data is unlimited. Tethering is limited to data caps, which I believe the largest cap is 12GB. That's not very much for home usage. Sprint is expected to crack down on unauthorized tethering on their LTE network.

 

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I believe Memphis and Knoxville were both on the list for the 100 cities from Sprint. We hopefully should be seeing something soon. I haven't seen any people upgrading the towers here in Knoxville, but I always check, haha.

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alright i went to sprints newtork site and the antenna is roughly 1.5 miles away my signal inside my house varies from -92 - -102dbm. What do you think guys? Talked to the wife and i am getting satellite internet. Airrave wont work with that internet so i just trying to figure out if i can get decent signal down here for calls and even just 3g. When i get paid ill send some money your way. What is the going rate needed to help ya out and get me sponsor level thats not a slap in the face to you but doesn't kill my wallet either.

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alright i went to sprints newtork site and the antenna is roughly 1.5 miles away my signal inside my house varies from -92 - -102dbm. What do you think guys? Talked to the wife and i am getting satellite internet. Airrave wont work with that internet so i just trying to figure out if i can get decent signal down here for calls and even just 3g. When i get paid ill send some money your way. What is the going rate needed to help ya out and get me sponsor level thats not a slap in the face to you but doesn't kill my wallet either.

 

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And how much of a donation gets me global mod? I don't feel like certain other mods like me and I want immunity from panic ban!

 

Our mods are fair. I remember the issue you are referring to. ;)

 

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I hope Memphis gets upgraded soon. I am really frustrated with Sprint's coverage here. My data speeds are horrible. I just did a test and got 0.42 Mbps download and 0.23 Mbps upload. That is one of the better results I have received. I have a Samsung Epic 4G Touch, so I know I won't get 4G when Memphis is upgraded but I sure hope my data speeds pick up.

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If you guys ever come across someone who finds a new LTE location, especially in a new market, always encourage them to run Sensorly and post it. That way we can all see it and verify it. :tu:

 

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Thanks for the quick replies. Problem is that I recently moved and i cannot get cable internet or dsl. Basically my options are satellite internet or sprint service. By the maps i have seen I have one tower ab a mile from my house. Using open signal maps i keep connecting to one ab 2 miles south of me.

With NV does that stretch the towers coverage area?

 

Dish network's "dishnet" launched a few days ago and claims 5mb down with a 10gb cap for $40 a month. $10 discount if u subscribe to tv. For an average user, thats not bad at all. Sprint is not suited to replace an isp now or anytime in the future.

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And HughesNet just launched their "Gen4" service with 20, 30 or 40GB for $50, $80 and $100 respectively. Of course, half of that data bucket is from 2AM - 8AM every day. They advertise download speeds up to 15Mbps and upload speeds up to 2Mbps.

 

http://www.hughesnet.com/index.cfm?action=dspHomepage

 

 

That's about on par with Verizon's HomeFusion if you have Verizon LTE available in your area. That offers 30GB of data for $120/mo.

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Nobody escapes my ban hammer.

 

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I just now caught this, and I envision this turning very bad pyro. Batman will likely sue you for copyright infringement, and Thor will just flat out thrash you.

 

Maybe you'll luck out though and they turn out to be latched to Big Red.

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And HughesNet just launched their "Gen4" service with 20, 30 or 40GB for $50, $80 and $100 respectively. Of course, half of that data bucket is from 2AM - 8AM every day. They advertise download speeds up to 15Mbps and upload speeds up to 2Mbps.

 

http://www.hughesnet.com/index.cfm?action=dspHomepage

 

 

That's about on par with Verizon's HomeFusion if you have Verizon LTE available in your area. That offers 30GB of data for $120/mo.

 

Exede has unlimited data at night.

 

sent from my 3VO from another EVO

 

 

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I seen the guy that posted he had lte but he didn't post location!!! More than likely... He was either downtown, Frazier, or in Germantown! I get about 1.5 down and like 800 up consistently in orange mound.... So he may have been by a sprint store or close to one o_O

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Tonight I was sitting in the parking lot of a Shell gas station with a Burger King in Cordova on HWY64 and switched my phone to airplane mode and back because data stopped working, and to my surprise when it came back online my phone locked onto a 4g signal with 1 bar for several minutes. I lost the signal when in left the parking lot, but it looks like progress is being made in Memphis.

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I got it to lock again and tried to do a speed test, but I lost the signal in the middle of it. I can't seem to get it to lock again to run sensorly.

 

Edit: I have the Samsung Galaxy Nexus not the Ego LTE.

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