You have to realize that the majority of the company found out about the iPhone when you did. Even AT&T was several months late to the navigation game. For now, rely on the Google Maps app, buy a third party solution, or be patient for a few months.
- 10-15-2011, 09:43 AM #27
- 10-19-2011, 02:06 PM #28
A business plan would have to be set up under a business name. You can use a tax ID if you are a large corporation or your SSN if you are a small business with no tax ID. Business plans will either be a slightly discounted version of the consumer family plans OR special 6-99+ lines plans (set up as a series of discounted individual plans with pooled minutes). Accounts set up with a tax ID generally are approved for more lines. After a few months of good payment history you can usually get approved for more lines. We also offer discounts for different organizations you might do business with. For instance, if you do business with a credit union, we can give you something like an additional 15% your monthly rate and waived activation fees IIRC. In addition, people in certain industries are eligible to sign up for Group Purchase Orders which require a small membership fee but allow you to get insane discounts on wireless service but this requires a lot more work and a knowledgable rep as GPO's are not business as usual items. If you can swing it, business plans are the way to go. But you need to make sure you have a legit business.
- 10-23-2011, 11:34 PM #30
I recently just purchased my first iphone from sprint. I was on an EVO up till this time. I read the instructions on updating my profile and PRL and went through the process and let it complete. Currently my old EVO has a PRL of 60681 were the iphone has a PRL of 51082. Why is this? I am no expert so please explain. Am I wrong in thinking the higher number PRL is the most recent and best one?
- 10-24-2011, 12:54 PM #31
why are data speeds on the iphone 4s significantly slower than on the EVO 4G or other sprint phones using 3g in the same location?
i did several test using speedtest.net app on an iphone 4s and evo 4g both using 3g, both phones using the same server on the app and both phones were inches apart. On the iphone 4s i averaged 150 kbps down and 200 kbps up, on the EVO 4G i average 1,000 kbps down and 200 kbps up.
i already contacted sprint customer support and they said they were aware of the issue and would call me back within 72 hrs which they didnt, but can you shine some light on what is happening? Did sprint force the iphone to be only use 800 mhz or 1900 mhz and the other phones are allowed to use both at the same time?
Please clarify if you can.
- 10-24-2011, 01:08 PM #32
One of the common misconceptions about Sprint service is that updating your PRL magically increases your signal. This is wrong. The PRL is there to simply mitigate tower selection to reduce roaming usage. Now, I have seen cases where Sprint has pushed bad PRL updates (Once they pushed the global roaming PRL to the EVO and EVO Shift. What a nightmare) that can severely effect network performance but usually those are corrected promptly. VERY rarely does an incremental PRL update actually improve signal, however the placebo effect has convinced some that their signal is improved.
There are, however, two situations in which PRL updates would make a noticeable difference. The first is if you live on northern or southern border of the U.S. and occasionally your phone tries to roam on Canadian or Mexican towers. This will result in large international roaming bills. Updating the PRL can help to keep your phone on American towers. The other situation in which this would help would be if you live in an area of new development. Updating the PRL can keep your phone up to date and attaching to the best towers in the area. This is becoming a rare case as 3G rollout is not being undertaken nearly as much as it would have two years ago.
##UPDATE# will update your PRL
I've seen this issue myself on my iPhone and I've seen this complaint by many in various places on the internet. Sprint has not said anything specifically. However, there was a leaked Sprint document (no I didn't leak it. That memo was not even intended for anyone in the retail channel) that suggested that there would be a fix for it soon. For now, we just have to sit and wait and be patient. We have to trust that the issue is being worked on and that both companies are understandably trying to avoid bad press. Try to use WiFi whenever possible.
- 10-25-2011, 11:05 AM #36
- 10-25-2011, 02:30 PM #37
now sprint does have 800mhz smr spectrum that is currently used by its nextel iden service. Sprint will slowly move this spectrum from Iden to cdma 1x advanced over the next couple years. There are only a few phones that support that support cdma in the 800 mhz smr spectrum, and the Iphone is not one of them. in 2012 i believe all launched devices will include support for 800 mhz smr.
so right now all sprint users with iphones are stuck on 1900 mhz unless they are roaming.
- 10-26-2011, 12:54 PM #38
this is from the apple website and below is the link
CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)4
Apple - iPhone 4S - Technical Specifications
Last edited by jxc; 10-26-2011 at 01:00 PM.
- 10-26-2011, 09:48 PM #39
as sprint begins to put cdma service in place of nextels iden service, it will be in 800mhz esmr bands, and sprint phones will have to be specially configured to utilize this spectrum. The iphone is not one of those phones.
You can use ##UPDATE# to update your data profile if you decide to switch numbers and this should remove the necessity to ##3282# in the first place.
As a sidenote or FYI, HTC and select other Android phones will respond to the ##DATA# diagnostic code, but other Android devices will use the ##SCRTN# diagnostic code. Especially if it's AOSP Android.
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