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Old 01-31-2013, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Verizon sure is horrible.






I mean Verizon sure isn't horrible.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Tell that to this person on Verizon with LTE.

LMAO!
My 4G LTE does not run at that speed. The phone likely had an internal problem and not a network problem.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:57 PM
 
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My 4G LTE does not run at that speed. The phone likely had an internal problem and not a network problem.
That would be my guess.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Clearwire is the reason that Sprint (and therefore Virgin Mobile, which uses Sprint's towers) does not offer 4G in Duluth. Interestingly, Clearwire (which is my ISP) does not provide true 4G service but only 3G in Duluth (I get about 2 mbps down / 500 kbps up on a GOOD day, even with full bars). I'm not sure how it is for a Sprint user but for a Virgin Mobile user, Sprint's 3G service is rather spotty in Duluth, with highly variable speeds that never exceed about 700 kbps. In the Twin Cities, though, Sprint has "4G"-WIMAX. I believe I had a downstream bandwidth on the order of 3 mbps and an upstream of 1 mbps when I tested it. The speeds posted in the image above are ridiculous for a mobile phone. What use of a phone could possibly require 50 mbps? Personally, I was satisfied with the humble 3 mbps I got on my EVO 3D in the Twin Cities.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Clearwire is the reason that Sprint (and therefore Virgin Mobile, which uses Sprint's towers) does not offer 4G in Duluth. Interestingly, Clearwire (which is my ISP) does not provide true 4G service but only 3G in Duluth (I get about 2 mbps down / 500 kbps up on a GOOD day, even with full bars). I'm not sure how it is for a Sprint user but for a Virgin Mobile user, Sprint's 3G service is rather spotty in Duluth, with highly variable speeds that never exceed about 700 kbps. In the Twin Cities, though, Sprint has "4G"-WIMAX. I believe I had a downstream bandwidth on the order of 3 mbps and an upstream of 1 mbps when I tested it. The speeds posted in the image above are ridiculous for a mobile phone. What use of a phone could possibly require 50 mbps? Personally, I was satisfied with the humble 3 mbps I got on my EVO 3D in the Twin Cities.
10 years ago what phone would ever need a speed of 3MBPS? Think about the future.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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What use of a phone could possibly require 50 mbps?
My phone has HDMI out, so I can plug it into a TV in a hotel and stream Netflix. I know that my kids stream a lot of Netflix, Youtube, and whatnot to their phones as well.

I also use it to tether when traveling, and it's nice to have a fast connection for that.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:40 PM
 
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Just ran tests now:

Sprint 3g: 1.28/.55 mbps
Sprint Wimax: 4.09/1.05 mbps
Sprint LTE: 19.99/10.10 mbps

I used evo 3d for 3g and Wimax. I used S3 for LTE.
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