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  1. Ran a speed test about 2 weeks at a sitting across from the tower at fondren and bissonnet, got like 2mbps, last December to give you an example when I joined sprint I from the tower near my house (off braeswood and 610) I would pull 7mbps or so, now I get like 3. The speeds are just horrible for LTE and I am NOT one to get hung up on speed tests. Today for example, I ate at a restaurant that I was at a week ago or so. In that time they lit up 800smr and I had a useable LTE signal, which obviously is great however I ran a speed test and got 200kbps as a result. I'm basically waiting until after the new year for my etf to drop some and then I'm going to leave unless there are drastic changes in the next couple months. Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 4
  2. Im personally not impressed with NV here in Houston. We should be one of the markets farthest along but I am not impressed with the speeds here. Within the last week or so I have picked up some CDMA on 800Mhz which is encouraging but overall I think the backhaul is a huge problem for Sprint. Even the towers that I connect to which have LTE are 3-5Mbps usually when I have ran speedtests, not anything to write home about.
  3. Honestly I'm not sure, I didn't try it as I was at dinner with my wife. On another forum there one or 2 reports of 800 1x in Midtown so I can only assume it works. Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 4
  4. Finally spotted my first instance of 800 MHz 1x. This was captured near memorial city mall in Houston. Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 4
  5. Im not surprised, Im in Houston, arguably one of the markets which should be farther ahead and im not impressed with NV here. I get anywhere from 1.5-3mbps on LTE here including one of the towers that I was right across the street from. Id had Sprint since this last December and I will say that in those last 8 months Ive only seen a handful of improvements, I can't imagine a fully built out completed NV even here in houston in the next 10 months, I just don't see it.
  6. Thanks for the info, seems insane that Sprint would have a world phone with a removable sim and not have a way for the user to have a way to edit the APNs for other using another sim.
  7. So, I was just catching up on this thread. So does the Sprint Galaxy s4 have 850/1900/2100 umts? Also, is there a standard way to edit APN settings on the Sprint variant once you put another sim in it?
  8. I think the testing was fair, I read the entire story and looked at the data and I didn't see anything that seemed out of place. On top of that I live in Houston and have an LTE phone and the LTE speeds are good but nothing outrageous. I could care less because anything above say 3mbps on a phone is not needed in my mind at this point. Also, I run into plenty of slow spots here in Houston but Sprint is behind because of backhaul and the level of work they are doing on sites which I understand, I know they are making progress and i wouldn't have switched to them if I didn't think they were serious about the work they said they were going to do.
  9. What about t the other bands used around the world? Or is it just 1900 and 2100? Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
  10. Where can I view the channel? I look under status under settings and didn't see anything. Also, Im relatively new to CDMA, are PRLs pushed automatically to everyone or is it a manually updated thing?
  11. How can I go about seeing if I am on PCS or 800SMR on my Galaxy S3? According to the previously posted changes they enabled 800SMR in Houston as far as the PRL goes and Id like to see if I can find it anywhere..... TIA
  12. So the 800Mhz sightings thread seems to have dropped off and it doesn't seem like anyone has seen anything new. There has been issues with Sprint in Houston for the last day or so and Im wondering if it has something to do with upgrades etc. So does anyone have any info on 800Mhz deployment for Houston?
  13. I appreciate your compliment. I guess Im not overly worried about it, I know this next year they're going to have phones and rollout support for LTE SMR and on the clearwire spectrum. Those combined Im sure will be a big help for capacity.
  14. oh well, in two years when I upgrade or maybe sooner who knows, I guess Ill have to get the benefit of the clearwire LTE spectrum or a device which ultimately supports SMR LTE. Thanks for the info!
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