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Load web pages faster than 56k? I can speed test out great at my house in Manhattan, but fuck, I was all over KC this summer and never really had good coverage. Always dropped to 3g, with like 2-4 bars and wouldn't load anything.
Again this is a problem with your phone. No one else is having this issue. The 4g service in KC is great.
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Again, it's not my fucking phone. Here's some sweet screenshots of my awesome coverage I had this summer around KC.



Images that don't load, even though it's supposed to be full 4g


No coverage at a friends house not half a mile from 75th and Wornall


More of that stellar 4g not loading anything
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Unread 2015-08-26, 01:27 PM   #128
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Lol. I've never had a problem with the 4g in KC. Ever. Obviously it's not Sprint.
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Unread 2015-08-26, 01:33 PM   #129
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You're a dirty fucking liar.
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I carrier update about once a month and have never had a problem with service. I am not familiar with your specific phone, but I assume you can carrier update it as well.
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I have a 2013 Moto X that has never had a hiccup, ever. Another reason why I'll be glad to be gone from Sprint is the absolute SLOW AS FUCK to update their devices to newer Android versions. They said it was coming over a year ago. Never fucking happened.
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You phone is fairly old and that is more than likely while you are having issues.
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I feel like I know the answer to this but have you ever taken the phone into the store to see if they can do a thing about it? It might just need an update or something. Doesn't really matter anymore since you are in Manhattan again.
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I'm going to play devils advocate here, but you have a phone that is almost 3 years old that is not performing well and it's the carriers fault? Modern electronics are designed for a 2 year lifespan and most start degrading before that. I'd suggest a carrier update or at the very least, have the phone looked at.
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You guys need it in another language or something? The phone is not having issues. I have had the phone for a few months shy of 2 years, it is not 3 years old.

There is no update that a retard in a Sprint store would do that I can't myself.

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We aren't the ones having problems. Just trying to help Karl...
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You're just defending moms company bro
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You know if it was my choice I would not have Sprint. But in the last year, I have not had any issues with Sprint. They have drastically improved from where they used to be.
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No problems with my Sprint phone I've had great service as of late.
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Sprint user here and their network is up and down all the time. I root and rom all my devices so updates are not an issue. But Sprint is usually the first network to throw out updates.

My laughable speeds from all over KC.



Shoot, I even tweeted @sprintcare

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Not to say that it isn't the network (reason why I switched after 10+ years) Karlen, but the only way for you to know for certain that it isn't your phone would be to use another phone in the places you were having issues. That would be the best way to test and then you can trouble shoot from there, but I don't think you would go that route.
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I can go anyplace Karlen can go and have better reception. It's his phone.
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No, you don't.
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internet speeds. Anything above 10mbps is plenty for a mobile device. What are you all trying to do with your phones that necessitates faster than typical broadband speeds?



I haven't run a speed test in some time so I thought I would report back...

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Sprint Will Fall Further Behind the Competition Next Year



Sprint would rather spend its money building cell towers like this. Image source: Sprint.
After sitting on the sideline for the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction, Sprint says it won't participate in next year's spectrum auction either. Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure says the company is happy with its current spectrum portfolio, which consists largely of 2.5 GHz spectrum it acquired in the acquisition of Clearwire in 2012.
But the upcoming spectrum auction will consist of spectrum in a much lower band, 600 MHz, which is able to reach farther and penetrate buildings much better. This makes it much more valuable for wireless carriers since coverage is better and it costs less to deploy per capita.
Sprint's decision to bow out bodes well for competitors T-Mobile , AT&T , and Verizon , as well as satellite company Dish Network , which is expected to play a significant role in the auction.
Why Sprint isn't participating
Sprint's claim that its spectrum portfolio is already in good shape is a flimsy excuse for its lack of participation. The biggest problem is that Sprint is financially constrained.
The company hasn't turned a profit since 2007, and it's bleeding cash in efforts to attract new customers and retain existing ones. Last quarter, the company burned through $2.2 billion in cash, but it ultimately fell behind T-Mobile to become the smallest carrier among the top-tier providers.
Not all of that money was spent on customer promotions, however, as Sprint has ramped up its spending to deploy its existing spectrum and improve its network. RootMetrics saw a significant jump in Sprint's network reliability in its most recent report.
But Sprint simply doesn't have enough money to buy up what's sure to be the most expensive wireless spectrum licenses ever sold and build out its network with existing spectrum. What's more, its ability to tap the debt markets is hindered by a recent downgrade from Moody's to B3 -- two notches below its previous rating.
As a result, Sprint is forced to focus on the short term. The spectrum licenses acquired in next year's auction likely won't be deployed until 2020. Sprint can't afford to spend money now on something that won't realize any returns for five years. It needs to improve its network now, or risk falling further behind the competition.
A big win for T-Mobile
T-Mobile stands to gain the most from Sprint's decision not to participate. The FCC has reserved 30 MHz of spectrum in each geographic region for smaller carriers. While companies like U.S. Cellular and C Spire Wireless will be able to bid, neither can seriously compete with T-Mobile.
T-Mobile's biggest competition will likely be Dish Network, which has been accumulating spectrum licenses since 2008. At this year's AWS-3 auction, the company bid more than $13 billion on various licenses, outspending T-Mobile by more than $10 billion. To be fair, T-Mobile already has plenty of spectrum licenses in the same range as the AWS-3 spectrum. It's also worth noting the FCC has rules in place to prevent any single company from acquiring all 30 MHz of reserved spectrum.
T-Mobile has long had its sights set on acquiring a good chunk of the 600 MHz spectrum coming available next year. Investors should expect heavy participation from T-Mobile, but with juggernauts AT&T and Verizon bidding on the unreserved spectrum, T-Mobile may have to settle for less in order to preserve capital.
With one less bidder, AT&T and Verizon may be able to pay less than initially anticipated for the 600 MHz spectrum. That's key after the two largest carriers spent much more than expected in the AWS-3 auction. They'll have until the end of March to reload their war chests to compete with T-Mobile and Dish.
The article Sprint Will Fall Further Behind the Competition Next Year originally appeared on Fool.com.
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Sprint LTE right next to Sprint Campus in OP. This test was done on my LG G3.
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Sprint LTE right next to Sprint Campus in OP. This test was done on my LG G3.
I've had pretty good luck this past week or so

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It absolutely depends on where you are. Sprint has been unrolling new technology in some locations, where as most of the US (and areas around KC, for that matter) has not seen any upgrades to their towers.... most of which are decades (plural) old technology. A lot of them use cards and tech that went EOL a decade or more ago. My experience with Sprint show above is pretty typical for my phone, my roommates phone (iPhone 6) and a couple other friends of mine that live in the North OP area.

I am happy for you that your experiences with Sprint are positive, but that definitely doesn't seem to be the norm for most customers.
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Sprint will slow down heaviest users of unlimited data

The company is putting its foot down on its unlimited plan, which once represented the cornerstone of its monthly subscriptions.


Customers will see a slowdown after using 23GB of data in a month. Lynn La/CNET All good things must come to an end. For customers on Sprint's unlimited plan, the days of free-flowing data are over.
Starting Friday, the nation's fourth-largest wireless operator will begin "throttling," or slowing down, the connection speed for its heaviest unlimited-data customers, the company said. You really need to work to get in Sprint's sights, though. Customers won't see a slowdown until they hit 23 gigabytes in a month, or enough data to stream all five seasons of the HBO series "Game of Thrones." The average user consumes about 3GB of data per month.
The policy change comes as the carrier, which over the summer slipped to the No. 4 position, struggles to improve its service amid tough competition from rivals AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile.
Sprint's decision is the latest roadblock thrown at unlimited-data customers. The company raised the price of its unlimited plan by $10 this month. The change is also a sign of the increasing cost of delivering data.
The Overland Park, Kansas, company said that excessive users of unlimited data ruin the experience for those around them.
"This practice is intended to protect against a small minority of unlimited customers who use high volumes of data and unreasonably take up network resources during times when the network is constrained," said John Saw, Sprint's chief technology officer.
Sprint had previously attempted to throttle heavy users, going after the top 5 percent of its subscribers each month, but it suspended that policy in June.
AT&T and Verizon abandoned their unlimited-data plans years ago, complaining they were economically unviable as consumers started to use more data. They allowed customers with "grandfathered" unlimited data to keep their plans. T-Mobile and Sprint continued to offer unlimited-data plans to everyone in an effort to attract customers from their two bigger rivals.
Unlimited data is a double-edged sword for carriers. While it attracts new customers, many of them tend to be the heaviest users of data.
T-Mobile, which also throttles customers after 23GB of data, has called out those users, with CEO John Legere publishing an angry blog post in August that slammed excessive usage.
Regulators, however, have recently begun scrutinizing the carriers' practice. In June, the Federal Communications Commission threatened to fine AT&T $100 million for deceiving its customers by mislabeling its service as unlimited. The FCC also challenged Verizon when the company planned to expand its data throttling policy to its 4G customers. The company retracted that policy last fall. In June, Verizon also stopped slowing unlimited-data traffic for 3G customers.
Sprint defended its new policy. "That's a lot of data," Saw said, "and it's far more than most customers ever use in a typical billing cycle."
Sprint said customers will still be able to use unlimited amounts of data without overage charges, but for moments when the network is congested, traffic from heavy-data customers will move more slowly. Sprint said the policy operates in real time and only applies if a cell site is constrained. Performance for an affected customer returns to normal as soon as the local traffic returns to normal.
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Great. I used twice that last month.
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