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Sprint Details 5G Coverage, Launching Tomorrow

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gloopey1

May 31, 2019, 6:34 PM
As much as I like Sprint, they need to improve their LTE network first. I rarely use it at all; I typically leave it in 3G for reliability.
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Versed

Jun 3, 2019, 5:43 AM
Last year I tried Sprint on their $15 deal, calls and texts were fine, data was all over the place and mostly not up to par. Except for one area, my daughter goes to Pharmacy school in Philadelphia, right next to but not part of UPenn, (USciences Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.) Was getting like almost 60 down and about 25 up. I was in shock and one of the few bright spots in their coverage,
Maybe if this merger goes through with T-Mobile and they repurpose their 2100 Spectrum to 5G, it would be something. I'm mixed on reducing 4 to 3 carriers. The only thing that Sprint did was to Sprintify my Essential phone, wasn't getting monthly updates and dropped crap on the ROM. When I left several months later, had to do a factory reset to ...
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gloopey1

Jun 3, 2019, 11:51 AM
I keep my phone in 3G whenever I’m not on WiFi. As long as I do that, it works well, albeit slowly compared to 4G.
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Charmed179

Jun 3, 2019, 3:31 PM
I keep saying the very same thing about T-mobile, fix what you have before you come out with new technology, mean while those of us not wanting or needing a 5G phone, get screwed lol
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DavidNJ

Jun 10, 2019, 12:32 PM
Verizon is dropping their 2G and 3G CDMA service. 2G is gone by the end of 2019. They won't activate a new phone without HD voice unless it is a straight replacement. They are converting their 2G/3G towers to 4G.

This is a problem for 2014 GM OnStar, some medical equipment, and some communities that still use basic cellphones.

For now, the 5G is more of a future proofing rather than a usable feature.
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