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I can confirm that EVDO roaming in Western Washington is still alive and I would say well, but its quite slow as you probably already guessed.  But better than nothing when I'm in a non sprint area...  Though I have seen 1x roaming in a few areas up here in washington.  

 

Those were EVDO roaming with Inland Cellular not Verizon. It looks like Sprint allows EVDO roaming to most CCA members. I was able to have EVDO on Farmer's Mutual telphone in Idaho.

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I realize that this is an older post but I guess experience varies in TJ.  I have been there many times and usually have Sprint native CDMA signal as far as the arch on Revolution and a bit farther.  It can be an issue inside buildings down the hill, North of the arch. Constitution and Revolution are about the same. I once got a decent signal on a patio overlooking the ocean in Puerto Nuevo which is way south of Tijuana.

 

These days, a newer phone like the Samsung Galaxy S5 or S6 gets a constant signal all of the way to Cabo via roaming.  Ain't it sweet?  This is true in coastal waters at sea too.

 

I can attest to EVDO roaming as well (verified with SignalCheck Pro). I recently went to San Diego, CA and when I got within 1000 feet of the border (the I-5 & I-805 interchange), I roamed on EVDO with Cricket. What was most interesting about the entire experience was that once I was in Tijuana, Sprint and Verizon were non existent (my buddy's Verizon phone went into Intl roaming right after crossing). It was all Cricket EVDO in Avenida Revolucion. I guess Sprint uses a directional pattern in the Cali/MX border because in Texas, I've been able to cross into Mexico and still have a usable sprint signal.

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I realize that this is an older post but I guess experience varies in TJ. I have been there many times and usually have Sprint native CDMA signal as far as the arch on Revolution and a bit farther. It can be an issue inside buildings down the hill, North of the arch. Constitution and Revolution are about the same. I once got a decent signal on a patio overlooking the ocean in Puerto Nuevo which is way south of Tijuana.

 

These days, a newer phone like the Samsung Galaxy S5 or S6 gets a constant signal all of the way to Cabo via roaming. Ain't it sweet? This is true in coastal waters at sea too.

I used an S3 while down there, so definitely user experience may vary by device. I know that I definitely had no Sprint signal anywhere near the actual border on the US side (I'm being literal; starting at about 1000 feet on the US side). Cricket worked right before crossing, after crossing and while I was in avenida revolucion. It was fast (for EVDO of course) while I was right near the San Ysidro crossing, but had a weaker data performance in avenida revolucion (it still worked, but about as slow as pre NV Sprint).

 

I hope to be back eventually one day. Violence has spiked this month for whatever reason. As soon as a lot of that blows over, I hope to go see Playas de Rosarito. I really wanted to go down there, but time didn't allow. I guess another +2000 mile road trip may be in order within the next year.

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