Have Sprint data speeds improved?
I'm just wondering; has anyone seen any improved data speeds on Sprint? Currently I'm an AT&T customer and the bill is getting a little expensive for me. I'm paying close to $95 for 450 minutes, unlimited text, and 2GB of data. On Sprint I'd be paying about $10 less AND I'd be getting unlimited data.
The deal breaker is that I use data quite a bit, I always use up my 2 gigs on my current AT&T plan and speeds are pretty respectable. In my area I average anywhere between 2-3Mbps down and 1Mbps up. I don't know if i could go from that to the atrocious speeds I've seen on Sprint. The speed test I have seen on Sprint iPhones are honestly comparable to EDGE speeds.
It would be nice to have unlimited data at a cheaper price, but I don't know if I would have the patience to handle the caveat of slower speeds.
Anyone here on Sprint from Southwest Florida?
- 12-13-2011, 08:58 PM #2
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I'm in Cleveland and I used to have great 3G speed with Sprint until the iPhone came out. I have been using 4G mostly until now, but when I needed 3G it was so much faster. I used to tether with 3G on a regular basis while buried in one of the buildings at college and get 2mbps steady. Now I can be out in the open and barely break 500kbps. I am starting to really regret not getting a 4G phone.
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I'm not going to lie...I don't use a speedtest app bcuz I don't think they are accurate. I use my iPhone all day and I have never once said I wish it was moving faster. My service with sprint is great and I'm not just talking about the data I mean everything!
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Data coverage in Chicagoland is spotty.
Where it works, it works great. I can stream YouTube videos without any problem.
Where it doesn't work, well it gets frustrating....especially downtown loop. Speeds in that area drop to edge speed all the time.
If not for wifi this phone would be a paper weight there. It sucks that we pay data premium but can't rely on 3G to be consistent.
- 12-14-2011, 02:00 PM #20
I only use the speedtest apps to gauge what is out there for speed. When I'm out and about and I can't get wifi I can tell you that 3G on it is horrible in Cleveland. Too many times a simple webpage or search in google maps takes a lot longer than it should.
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Here is my screenshot using AT&T 3G and also my work WiFi connection. Interesting that the wifi (which is also AT&T) is slower than my 3G connection.
Edit.. I realize this has nothing to do with Sprint...
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