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Top message:  Multiple networks by cellphonesaretools   Oct 2, 2013, 12:15 AM

Replying to:  Re: Multiple networks by gloopey1   Oct 5, 2013, 11:47 PM

Re: Multiple networks

by cellphonesaretools    Oct 10, 2013, 11:03 PM

gloopey1 said:
Ironically, the areas where Sprint customers are reporting vast improvement are newly activated 800 ESMR locations. LOL! Nextel is still outshining the competition and its own parent company post-mortem.

Although I hated to lose Nextel/iDEN, I'm glad to hear that some folks are reaping positive benefits from iDEN's spectrum.

I'm hoping that our home neighborhood eventually receives that kind of upgrade. Although the 3G CDMA data speeds have improved a bit here (from 0.050 Mb/s to around 0.150 Mb/s), Sprint Direct Connect still does not work well for us...still refuses to connect about 50% of the time, and we get a one-try, 0.5 second connection only about one time in ten attempts. Frequently it noodles around for 5-10 seconds trying to connect an SDC call, it fails, then the second press of the DC button finally connects. Not sure if that is due to weak 3G signal, slow 3G speeds, or perhaps the phones themselves or the network is programmed to put SDC as the lowest priority. Whatever the cause, I hope we get a nice 850 MHz overlay around here soon, and I hope that fixes the very poor SDC we have in these parts (northern Los Angeles county).

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