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About sigxbill

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  1. makes me not want to be with Sprint / T-Mobile then - because it is the customers that are going to pay this. Might as well switch to a company that doesn't have to pay.
  2. The area I drive mostly is covered by 16 towers, 6 of which are still 3G. I find myself on 1x at least 25% of the time, and slow 3G 50% of the time. And the area those 16 towers cover is populated by approximately 150,000 people... So I am holding my breath that all the years of waiting for competitive data service, while watching my friends on other carriers enjoy great service now, will pay off ...
  3. At big machine. I live in Redlands, but travel to Los Angeles and Orange county regularly. I have spent a number of nights in a hotel across from the staple center, where I even get an LTE signal, but it is so slow that it is unusable. And the 3G in the LA area is slow. when I am between Redlands and Fontana, I am on slow 3G. The 3G in orange county is slow. I have an iPhone 6+
  4. I am obviously asking my question wrong, so let's try again: According to the NV sites complete map listed on this website, all of the sites around me have been 3G upgraded and most have been 4G upgraded. Now here is the two part question: why is the upgraded 3G still so slow, and why is it that it seems like most of the time I am on 3G when there is lots of 4G around me?
  5. I Understand the EHRPD is no faster than EVDO. My point in specifying EHRPD was to indicate that the 3G cell sites have been upgraded. My question is why is the upgraded 3G so slow? my friends on Verizon usually run about .5 to 1.5 Mb per second in 3G. If the answer is that band 25 is swamped, doesn't that mean that Sprint is overselling its resources? Or couldn't Sprint have added more carriers to increase capacity when upgrading?
  6. I personally don't think OP's question is unreasonable. I live in the greater Los Angeles area and endure the same slow experience, despite the fact that just about all the towers have been 3G upgraded, and most have also been LTE upgraded. The main question I would love for someone in 'the know' to answer for me is: Why is virtually all the "3G upgraded" eHRPD that I connect to so slow still (usually less than 0.1 mb/s)? I know eHRPD is potentially much faster than that. Also, why is it, despite the fact that LTE is all around me, that it seems like I am rarely connected to LTE? And when I am connected to LTE, it is often slow too ... Thanks in advance
  7. I spoke with San Bernardino County about a month ago, and their position was that they have completed the reprogramming of all their equipment and are not holding anything up on their end - eluding that any delay is on Sprint's side, and not their's. I would be interested if someone else finds out other info
  8. I can't wait for LTE 800! As I understand it, I am not in the IBEZ, BUT Sprint hasn't rolled out any 800 mhz towers in San Bernardino County yet ... and according to a recent conversation with Sprint, there are no plans to roll out 800 megahertz within the next 6 months
  9. I have the Galaxy Note 3 released barely a year ago - is it not Spark enabled? Have they even turned on Spark in the Inland Empire? To me the problem seems to be backhaul, not spectrum / bandwidth - which Spark wouldn't resolve. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems like original LTE's (1900 mhz?) distance is so limited in the IE, that that is the reason I am often not on LTE. So in order for Spark to benefit me, wouldn't they have to install more towers? Also, part of the problem seems to be building penetration - another area where Spark wouldn't help. For example, I get virtually no service in any of the restaraunts on Hospitality Lane, but slow service in the parking lots ... am I wrong on any of this?
  10. Help needed with 3 Inland Empire Questions: My 2 year contract is about up, and I would like some help as I would like to stay with Sprint. According to maps, the Inland Empire is almost completely covered in LTE now, BUT most of the time I only connect to 3g, and when I do connect to LTE, it is super slow: less than 200 kbs recently (even in downtown LA next to the Staples Center Thursday night). Can anyone 'in the know' explain why 1. I am not connecting to 4g the majority of time, and 2. with Network Vision mostly completed and some 3g traffic migrating to 4g, why is 3g still so slow? I just reviewed the latest Rootmetrics reports for Riverside (which includes greater San Bernardino area), and the median download speed for another carrier in the IE is 21.6 mb/s! I would be happy with consistent speeds of 500+ kb/s! 3. Can anyone 'in the know' disclose when higher consistent download speeds might be expected?
  11. I travel the I10 area of San Bernardino regularly. Most of the towers in the area have been converted to 4G, and the remaining towers have upgraded 3G. I thought for sure I would notice an overall data speed increase, but unfortunately the 4G is still weak enough that most of the time it's signal is below -110 - rendering the 4G useless, and the 3G speed is still slow - despite the fact I often get a strong signal. Can any of you 'in the know' explain this, and share when I might actually start experiencing faster overall speeds? Also, any idea when 800 mhz is coming? Thanks
  12. anyone have any idea when 800 MHz will start rolling out to San Bernardino county, and to what extent?
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