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Just to start off, Sprints 3g in my area SUCKS. I get roughly 7kps to 30kps, which is good for.... Nothing. I just switched over from Verizon 4G LTE which I used to get 30-40Mbs. I decided to switch because Verizon decides to treat their customers like a**hats and Sprint is about $50 cheaper for both of my lines. I had an unlimited data plan for Verizon, but they wouldn't allow us to upgrade anymore. My girlfriend wanted the Iphone 5 and it was almost $1000 / phone if we wanted to keep our data plan. I was tired of Verizon customer service anyway. They always think the customer is wrong. After THOUSANDS of dollars in a couple years I decided to go with Sprint.

 

I'm looking forward to see Sprints 4g LTE in my area soon as promised by the local rep. I like the way I get treated too when I call in. It's only been 3 days since I signed up. The Spring Guru claims they're working on it in my area too. Let's hope so!

 

Santa Maria, CA 93458

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Welcome to the site. We all know Sprint has some growing pains with the 3G, so keep it down to a quiet roar on the site, and become a sponsor to you can keep up with the network updates with accepted sites in your area.

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Welcome to the site. We all know Sprint has some growing pains with the 3G, so keep it down to a quiet roar on the site, and become a sponsor to you can keep up with the network updates with accepted sites in your area.

 

If I become a sponsor, what really are the benefits? Is there really a difference? Also, would I have to keep making payments to stay in the program? Thanks :tu:

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If I become a sponsor, what really are the benefits? Is there really a difference? Also, would I have to keep making payments to stay in the program? Thanks :tu:

The answer to your inquiry is here

 

http://www.s4gru.com/index.php?/topic/1195-Information-about-S4GRU-Sponsorship-levels-and-how-to-become-a-Sponsor

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2

 

 

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Aside from the above, if you decide to donate and become a sponsor, once Robert finalizes the official Chick-fil-a sponsorship I hear through the grapevine you'll be eligible for a coupon for some free chicken nuggets too!

 

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Aside from the above, if you decide to donate and become a sponsor, once Robert finalizes the official Chick-fil-a sponsorship I hear through the grapevine you'll be eligible for a coupon for some free chicken nuggets too!

 

 

Well then, I should better be getting some chicken nuggets! :wiggle:

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Something really weird is happening is my area. All week I have had terrible unusable 3g service. Today I woke up to a speedtest that wont run due to network problems. Yet, my 3g has sped up dramatically. I can watch youtube without any lag and webpages load up instantly. A couple of days ago I couldn't open a page in 1hr.

 

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I also had a couple of dramatic increases like that in northern Virginia. Couple areas where I knew I'd get like < 0.1mbps and therefore unusable data, I'm suddenly getting 1.0-1.5 megabits down over 3G. :)

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Sprint really is stepping it up on the bandaid/backhaul updates. My area used to have 3G issues (not as bad as yours or others, it was ranging from 60~450kbps) but now has respectable 1mbps+ speeds all of the time nearly everywhere I've tried it. In other words, there is hope.

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Sprint really is stepping it up on the bandaid/backhaul updates. My area used to have 3G issues (not as bad as yours or others, it was ranging from 60~450kbps) but now has respectable 1mbps+ speeds all of the time nearly everywhere I've tried it. In other words, there is hope.

 

Yep, I went from averaging usually around 30-40kbps max here, to now getting about .6-.7 Mbps at worst....high end later at night can hit over 2Mbps often.

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Welcome to the site!

 

I would suggest to you what I tell everyone these days, connect to WIFI whenever possible. Till the NV upgrades are complete, you'll see slow data, so why not use WIFI if available?

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Welcome to the site!

 

I would suggest to you what I tell everyone these days, connect to WIFI whenever possible. Till the NV upgrades are complete, you'll see slow data, so why not use WIFI if available?

 

I would use wifi, but I dont have home internet. I only have wifi at the office. I only use my internet for casual web browsing pages, and my phone should be capable of that. Im not asking for blazing speeds, Im asking for functional speeds. I understand that the issues should be related to the tower upgrades.

 

The worst issue is when I cant send text messages due to MMS. Thats the most important.

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I would use wifi, but I dont have home internet. I only have wifi at the office. I only use my internet for casual web browsing pages, and my phone should be capable of that. Im not asking for blazing speeds, Im asking for functional speeds. I understand that the issues should be related to the tower upgrades.

 

The worst issue is when I cant send text messages due to MMS. Thats the most important.

 

The first Santa Maria area site was upgraded and posted on our Sponsor maps last Sunday.

 

Robert via Nexus 7 on Tapatalk

 

 

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I would use wifi, but I dont have home internet. I only have wifi at the office. I only use my internet for casual web browsing pages, and my phone should be capable of that. Im not asking for blazing speeds, Im asking for functional speeds. I understand that the issues should be related to the tower upgrades.

 

The worst issue is when I cant send text messages due to MMS. Thats the most important.

 

Ahh, makes sense now.

 

Man I'm sorry to hear that, hopefully the sites close to you get upgraded soon.

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The first Santa Maria area site was upgraded and posted on our Sponsor maps last Sunday.

 

Robert via Nexus 7 on Tapatalk

 

It boosted for a week and yesterday was the worst service I had. It was 5 bars to none every couple of seconds. Like if service was turning off and on. 3g would turn on and off too while I had 5 bars.

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