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and the results I got back were pretty disappointing on my EVO4g.

 

In the morning at 6:15 CDT I was hitting the tower here:

 

http://maps.google.com/?daddr=42.148837,%20-88.259143

 

Tower ID: CH03XC430

 

It is supposedly a completed tower. I got a ping of 115ms, download speed of 758kbps, and upload of 49kbps. I was sitting at the light at 62 and 25. I confirmed I was talking to that tower by using Netmonitor. On the way home this afternoon I got similar results. Have others seen better results with upgraded towers?

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How many servers did you run the test on? Sprint's NV sites are on different backhaul. The servers you used to use may not be the best ones to run new speed tests on. We had several people in the Boston market who ran speed tests on new NV sites and had lackluster results. I suggested they try different servers and they were getting over 1.6Mbps.

 

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I did the exact same thing today with the same results. try the 60684 prl posted somewhere around here. its like night and day

 

I'll give it a shot. I had seen that prl thread a while ago and one person said the Evo 4g didn't scan the G block frequencies so I didn't try it then.

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How many servers did you run the test on? Sprint's NV sites are on different backhaul. The servers you used to use may not be the best ones to run new speed tests on. We had several people in the Boston market who ran speed tests on new NV sites and had lackluster results. I suggested they try different servers and they were getting over 1.6Mbps.

 

I am beginning to think these Speedtests aren't worth much...

 

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I did the exact same thing today with the same results. try the 60684 prl posted somewhere around here. its like night and day

I'll give it a shot. I had seen that prl thread a while ago and one person said the Evo 4g didn't scan the G block frequencies so I didn't try it then.

Here's the PRL.

http://s4gru.com/ind...-prl-21086xprl/

 

But it was my understanding also that the Evo 4G does not support the G block, but the Evo 3D does. Anyone confirm that Evo 4G is incapable (as a Google search seems to indicate?)

 

Edit: Crap. We are talking about two different issues, aren't we? I am sleepy. Sorry.

 

Here's the 60684 PRL

http://s4gru.com/ind...-prl-60684xprl/

 

Still not sure the Evo 4G supports it or I am confusing the two PRLs and what they do. I will just sit down and shut up now.

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Still not sure the Evo 4G supports it or I am confusing the two PRLs and what they do. I will just sit down and shut up now.

 

LOL! There were four different hardware revisions to the Evo 4g. I was going to give it a try since I figured there was a tiny chance that they unlocked g block frequencies in later radios. I have a rev 4.

 

Your speedtest graph was very intresting...

 

All these issues are related I think since they would probably tune up and test NV on the G block frequencies, like what they did during testing, before throwing the switch on active towers? Although, based on what you and S4GRU stated I think the root of my problem is the SpeedTest app. I will try again today.

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LOL! There were four different hardware revisions to the Evo 4g. I was going to give it a try since I figured there was a tiny chance that they unlocked g block frequencies in later radios. I have a rev 4.

 

Your speedtest graph was very intresting...

 

All these issues are related I think since they would probably tune up and test NV on the G block frequencies, like what they did during testing, before throwing the switch on active towers? Although, based on what you and S4GRU stated I think the root of my problem is the SpeedTest app. I will try again today.

 

ALL revisions of the EVO 4G have the hardware to support Band class 14; however, it appears the phone was only tested in band class 1 (excluding the G block). Therefore, the firmware or software on the phone doesn't recognize BC 14 though the hardware does have that capability. This seems to be the case with MOST handsets. The PRL won't affect your performance UNLESS you can actually use that G block carrier. After that scan, it is a stock Sprint PRL.

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Using the Sprint issued prl this morning I pulled the fastest 3g download speed I have ever measured. From a tower a couple miles from the tower shown on the map I got 2.2 mbps download, 700k upload. The speeds were consistently over 1.5 meg. I suspect my issue was speedtest.

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ALL revisions of the EVO 4G have the hardware to support Band class 14; however, it appears the phone was only tested in band class 1 (excluding the G block). Therefore, the firmware or software on the phone doesn't recognize BC 14 though the hardware does have that capability. This seems to be the case with MOST handsets. The PRL won't affect your performance UNLESS you can actually use that G block carrier. After that scan, it is a stock Sprint PRL.

 

I just found the thread where this was being talked about. Thanks for the clarification, I will stick with the stock prl for now.

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Just to clarify for others, our testing PRL's that we have in the Download Center were created to help you connect to either 800 CDMA sites or G Block Testing 1xA/EVDO carriers. This is just because we are dorks and cannot help ourselves. They are not designed as daily drivers. Thanks! :)

 

Robert - Posted from my E4GT with ICS using Forum Runner

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keep em coming

Using the Sprint issued prl this morning I pulled the fastest 3g download speed I have ever measured. From a tower a couple miles from the tower shown on the map I got 2.2 mbps download, 700k upload. The speeds were consistently over 1.5 meg. I suspect my issue was speedtest.

 

awesome.

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Seems like the perfect place to ask - what's the best PRL for a Sumasung Epic owner like me? I'm looking for the best 3G PRL since WiMax is pretty thin near the house. TIA.

EDIT: Sure WiFi works on my device, but still, need something to improve here.

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prls just tell your phone what cell company it can roam with and who the home market is. Unless you hack one up so you force your phone to roam it won't solve your problem, even then the carrier your phone roams on may have the same problem. Have you created a network ticket for those awful speeds? Is it always like that?

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Using the Sprint issued prl this morning I pulled the fastest 3g download speed I have ever measured. From a tower a couple miles from the tower shown on the map I got 2.2 mbps download' date=' 700k upload. The speeds were consistently over 1.5 meg. I suspect my issue was speedtest.[/quote']

 

The FCC Mobile Broadband app works good imo.

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Sorry to revive a thread that has run its course, but I have an update. Quite a few towers have been upgraded in my area. You can tell right away since the nid and tower id change. Don't expect high speeds on day one however. It seems even if a tower is marked complete the backhaul and/or fiber may not be totally done yet... Does that make sense or am I wrong? As time goes on speeds seem to be increasing around here.

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