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Calc 3 wasn't a difficult class, that said I barely understood what I was doing, but I did it (and passed). Now Calc 2 was a killer, I took that 4 times....

Well calc 2 was a pain but I was able to finish it in high school. I just say calc 3 because the lack numbers I remember. I still think trig/precal was the worst. 

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Yes, it is faster. However, you really do not speeds as fast as they are saying they can reach on a smart phone. You literally can't do anything that would be necessary to have speeds that fast. In reality 1-3 mb down with good ping is more than enough to perform normal smart phone activities (check Facebook, instagram, emails, send photos, messages, youtube etc.) Anything above what sprint LTE is guaranteeing is just, "mine is bigger than yours" talk. 

 

Band 26 is also 5x5. 

 

While I don't necessarily disagree with your statement that those are normal smart phone activities I think that is fairly subjective. Furthermore, none of the carriers market LTE as only for those purposes. They encourage people to download apps and other content which arguably do require faster speeds. And I can guarantee Sprint and T-Mobile will be pushing this more than the others given their unlimited data plans.

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I can somewhat vouch for this.  3 years ago, I had T-Mobile. I had no issues, until I went inside a building, especially at work. While there as no 4G at the time, I sat at my office, while my Mytouch 3G sat on Edge.  Battery life? Not pleasent when your phone is trying to hold a decent signal throughout the day, and can only get edge. I would walk outside, and Bam! 3G.  

 

I can only assume, this would be the same, if I had a 4G Device from T-Mobile.  John Legere is hyping up T-Mobile, but ... maybe in the end it's only because the company would be acquired at a higher price because they have attracted a few new subs?  

I had the similar experience when I was with TMO two years ago. But now I am sitting at my desk with LTE. Also it really depends where you go, but so far I've yet to see EDGE anywhere I go... Just saying o.o

 

 

-Luis

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While I don't necessarily disagree with your statement that those are normal smart phone activities I think that is fairly subjective. Furthermore, none of the carriers market LTE as only for those purposes. They encourage people to download apps and other content which arguably do require faster speeds. And I can guarantee Sprint and T-Mobile will be pushing this more than the others given their unlimited data plans.

I guess I can agree with you in some part. True that Sprint does not say that normal usage is what the data is intended for...but if you have people sitting there downloading torrents, movies, etc, or whatever is hard on data usage then you'd be abusing the data. There is only so much you can do from my perspective, so somewhat subjective, with your data on a smart phone. The most data consuming is downloading big apps or youtube videos. After that, everything is is trivial in comparison to data usage and therefore it is unnecessary to have ridiculously fast speeds.

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I guess I can agree with you in some part. True that Sprint does not say that normal usage is what the data is intended for...but if you have people sitting there downloading torrents, movies, etc, or whatever is hard on data usage then you'd be abusing the data. There is only so much you can do from my perspective, so somewhat subjective, with your data on a smart phone. The most data consuming is downloading big apps or youtube videos. After that, everything is is trivial in comparison to data usage. 

There are benefits to having an iPhone: You can't really torrent stuff over it (unless using hotspot or are jailbroken) and you can't download huge apps, due to Apple's limitations. So, realistically, us Apple users are the saving grace for the cellular networks. You're welcome, everyone!

 

:lol:

 

-Anthony

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There are benefits to having an iPhone: You can't really torrent stuff over it (unless using hotspot or are jailbroken) and you can't download huge apps, due to Apple's limitations. So, realistically, us Apple users are the saving grace for the cellular networks. You're welcome, everyone!

 

:lol:

 

-Anthony

And I can completely fine with that. I have no usage of doing stuff like that on my phone. Thats why I have a computer. Besides, most of my space is taken up by music and photos. 2.5 gigs left out of 16 :(. Might have to clear up some space soon.

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I had the similar experience when I was with TMO two years ago. But now I am sitting at my desk with LTE. Also it really depends where you go, but so far I've yet to see EDGE anywhere I go... Just saying o.o

 

 

-Luis

yeah with any carrier it depends on your area. Here in the Dc area T-Mobile's network is much denser than sprint, until u step outside the beltway.
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I had the similar experience when I was with TMO two years ago. But now I am sitting at my desk with LTE. Also it really depends where you go, but so far I've yet to see EDGE anywhere I go... Just saying o.o

 

 

-Luis

 

 

Luis,

 

I absolutely agree with you on that. Location location location! One size does not fit all,  if it works in the places that matter the most you, Kudos man! 

 

Sprint works everywhere I need it too, with fantastic coverage, I sit at work with full bars, as everyone else, with VZ, TMO, and ATT sit on 2G with 1 or 2 bars.

 

 

I know that if I switched back to T-Mobile, I would be sitting at work, with my phone on edge, even though if I were to walk out of the building, I would probably see 4G. 

 

Everywhere else, T-Mobile was decent, but overall the places I go, I see better coverage and building penetration by Sprint. 

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Are sprint towers not spaced better for PCS than T-mobile's

 

 

Yea, this is really dependent on location. In the locations I am, Sprint has always been fantastic. Especially when I drive up into the mountains in Colorado for hiking. Always had better coverage than T-Mobile. 

 

The only complaint as of the last 3 -4 years. Speed. That is being fixed, so.. Needless to say, I am a happy camper. 

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Are sprint towers not spaced better for PCS than T-mobile's

In some places, Sprint has fantastic density and Tmo is meh. It is also true vice versa. In some places Sprint purchased affiliate networks with God Awful spacing. Baton Rouge and Grand Rapids come to mind. Ive also been to VZW and ATT markets that have less than stellar spacing. But this is a less problem for them with most of their markets having Cellular 850 spectrum.

 

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I'm going to close this thread for awhile.  It is too high of maintenance for me.  I have spent so much time in the Tmo threads this week that I haven't had time to do anything else.  I cannot even do an update because I get dragged into another stroke Legere conversation..  And I cannot allow these posts to go unchallenged.


 


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