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Merovingian 07-15-2011 11:03 AM

I remember where I used to work we were a VZW partner and their reps came in when they were launching their LTE network and of the info they laid down on us, the one that no one seemed to latch on to (which i found most interesting and better than WiMax) was when they explained that the best thing about LTE was that it has a no-interruption handoff back to 3G. As in if you were doing something on LTE like streaming and you leave LTE coverage, the network would do a soft handoff back to 3G without any interruption in the data.

I didn't think much of it then until I rememberd how abysmal my experience was with WiMax where I go a few blocks in my neighbourhood, lose WiMax, get disconnected from whatever I was doing and then wait eons for either 3G to pick up again or for 4G to reconnect from Zzzzing.

Oddly enough, I observe that 4G USB WiMax modems (I tested Clear service for a while as well, also sold them too) seem to reconnect faster to a lost 4G signal than phones.

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aaron580 07-15-2011 12:40 PM

Re: Time to ante up on Sprint 4G
 
4G is a myth to me since there is no 4G ANYWHERE in indiana that I know of. Its just a joke it seems.

donkeythekidd 07-15-2011 12:51 PM

Re: Time to ante up on Sprint 4G
 
4G what the hell is that? I bought the Evo when it first came out, along with one for my Wife and Dad. I have been spending an extra $30 a month and have not once seen 4G, not at work and not at home, and neither has my Wife or Dad. The worst thing is our average speed on the crappy 3G is between 46kbps and 128kbps. This is in Riverside, CA. The area is surrounded by 4G coverage and somehow Sprint forgot about us. I wouldnt be that upset if it wasnt for the fact that when I bought the phones Sprint told me it would be coming to the area soon, and the 5 times I talked to them since its the same shit, last time they told me June.

nasa1303 07-15-2011 01:02 PM

4G sucks. That's why they couldn't keep the 10$ premium data charge to just 4G phones. On a good day i get 5-6 mps. It is constantly dropping in and out though. Maybe it will get better. I guess sprint is the cheapest so i guess u can't complain too much. Unlimited is misleading but at least we don't get charged after a certain amount.

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lkillen 07-15-2011 02:56 PM

Re: Time to ante up on Sprint 4G
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CripledCyclone (Post 2128254)
At work(near Atlanta) I get 6mb/s down from speednet.. However, at my house (in buford) I get jack for 4g. I'm 5 stories up at work and not near a window.

I am dissapointed I can only use it at work and it cost's an extra $10/M for the Unlimited data plan when I can only use 4g at my house.

Also, Sugar Hill? I live like 15 minutes from you. :P

You are just down the street!!
You know another thing? That unlimited data is only for 4G data!!!! I was snooping around through my plan one day and noticed the fine print. I don't know what the data cap is on 3G ir if it is even published but I distinctly remember seeing the words, "Unlimited 4G Data". Now, if ALL data was not unlimited, why specify 4G. That concerned me because I stream talk radio all day. Even when on teh Harley. I make it a point to switch to WiFi just in case. I don't want to get some freaky $42,000 bill because I left my phone streaming for a month.

CripledCyclone 07-15-2011 02:59 PM

Re: Time to ante up on Sprint 4G
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lkillen (Post 2128365)
You are just down the street!!
You know another thing? That unlimited data is only for 4G data!!!! I was snooping around through my plan one day and noticed the fine print. I don't know what the data cap is on 3G ir if it is even published but I distinctly remember seeing the words, "Unlimited 4G Data". Now, if ALL data was not unlimited, why specify 4G. That concerned me because I stream talk radio all day. Even when on teh Harley. I make it a point to switch to WiFi just in case. I don't want to get some freaky $42,000 bill because I left my phone streaming for a month.


Are you talking "unlimited data" plans?

lkillen 07-15-2011 03:00 PM

Re: Time to ante up on Sprint 4G
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CripledCyclone (Post 2128281)
Yea, I have an Airave in my house too. works better then airvana imo.

Are you paying extra for it?

lkillen 07-15-2011 03:01 PM

Re: Time to ante up on Sprint 4G
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CripledCyclone (Post 2128369)
Are you talking "unlimited data" plans?

Yeah, I have opne of those "All"plans.

CripledCyclone 07-15-2011 03:05 PM

Re: Time to ante up on Sprint 4G
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lkillen (Post 2128370)
Are you paying extra for it?

AFAIK I own it. And I haven't seen any extra charges as of yet, had it for about 3ish months now


Quote:

Originally Posted by lkillen (Post 2128371)
Yeah, I have opne of those "All"plans.

We have the Unlimited data/texts + 1500 minutes family plans and so far no extra 'sacktapping' bills have come yet.

lkillen 07-15-2011 03:22 PM

Re: Time to ante up on Sprint 4G
 
How did you get the Airwave? My daughter is going to ABAC and she has to walk to a special place on campus, just to call. Her coverage is horrible.
Do you pay extra for it?


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