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I have a question my buddy has a OG Evo 4G and he just got the Motorola Defy XT from Republic Wireless (Sprint MVNO), we compared speed tests and in the same location at 7PM we noticed the Motorola was getting double the download and upload with significantly less ping. Is this just because of the age difference, the Motorola isn't using new tech by any stretch of the imagination so I thought that was moot. Any info is welcome. Thanks in advance.

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I have a question my buddy has a OG Evo 4G and he just got the Motorola Defy XT from Republic Wireless (Sprint MVNO), we compared speed tests and in the same location at 7PM we noticed the Motorola was getting double the download and upload with significantly less ping. Is this just because of the age difference, the Motorola isn't using new tech by any stretch of the imagination so I thought that was moot. Any info is welcome. Thanks in advance.

 

You likely were not connected to the same site and same channel. Happens all the time. People assume that if they are in the same geographic location that two separate devices will act the same. And if there is a difference, there is a problem. Wireless networks are very dynamic.

 

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You likely were not connected to the same site and same channel. Happens all the time. People assume that if they are in the same geographic location that two separate devices will act the same. And if there is a difference, there is a problem. Wireless networks are very dynamic.

 

Robert

Wouldn't *18 redirect him to another tower?
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Wouldn't *18 redirect him to another tower?

 

No. *18 is not in use in most handsets anymore. In some devices it may force them to channel scan. That is not going to necessarily create a similar connection in both devices. They can still connect to two separate channels, on the same of different sites or sectors.

 

We discussed this in another thread: http://s4gru.com/index.php?/topic/1881-new-or-not-18-signal-enhancement-service-from-sprint/

 

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I picked up a Motorola Defy to try Republic out. Seemed like a cool business model but they only Roam on Sprint's native network. Original documentation indicated being able to roam on networks Sprint had roaming deals with, but the Defy model Republic is deploying is only a 1900 MHz model, so no roaming on 800 MHz which is a problem where I live. Anyway I ended up sending it back for a refund during the 30 day trial. When I could get out on wifi the service was pretty good. Some of the people I talked to complained of echo. Republic is still in beta and if the phone would have roamed on 800 I would have probably given them more time to work out kinks but for now Skype allows me to get unlimited calling if I need more minutes and I'm on an old SERO plan so it is hard to walk away from that. If Republic can stay in business I think they could have a winner on there hands. $20/month for an Android powered smart phone with unlimited usage is going to be pretty hard to beat. Would be pretty good for students, kids etc.

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