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Just do it!

andy2373

Mar 2, 2011, 5:31 PM
Just make the switch Sprint. WiMax sucks, unless your right under a WiMax tower. Plus having to turn a 4G radio on/off in your cell phone, which can take up to a minute kind of defeats the purpose.
I do like Sprint's comment on making even more improvements to their 3G network.
As for selling TMO their 2.5 Ghz spectrum I don't think TMO is interested. I think there going to concentrate on milking the quasi 4G lead for now.
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DE 2 Philly

Mar 2, 2011, 5:39 PM
I've never had my 4G switch whether close to or far away from take longer than about 30 seconds.

Just sayin'
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Azeron

Mar 3, 2011, 6:33 AM
That is so weird. I though Andy was making a joke.
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DiamondPro

Mar 2, 2011, 6:28 PM
I've never been right under a wimax tower and I get awesome speeds. Do you have the Evo or the Epic? The Epic takes about 10sec or less to connect to 4g you will see the pulse move 8 times and then it will say connected or disconnected and try again. If your in your home the signal will be stronger near windows. If you live in a 4g area you should see faster speeds on the go.
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andy2373

Mar 2, 2011, 7:59 PM
Too funny!
If your in your home the signal will be stronger near windows.

My point exactly!
If you live in a 4g area you should see faster speeds on the go
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pickles

Mar 2, 2011, 8:49 PM
DiamondPro said:
I'm always right under a wimax tower and I get awesome speeds. Do you have the Evo or the Epic? The Epic takes about 10sec or less to connect to 4g you will see the pulse move 8 times and then it will say disconnected and try again. If your in your home the signal will be strong near windows but nowhere else. If you live in a 4g area you should see faster speeds on the go as long as it's not windy, raining, snowing, and you're standing on the roof of your car.


fixed
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Jayshmay

Mar 2, 2011, 8:59 PM
It seems like their going to take HSPA+ as far as technologically possible. 42mb/s soon. And a little bit ago there was an article about Tmo taking HSPA well beyond 42mb/s.
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Black_Beard

Mar 2, 2011, 9:07 PM
yeah i think i saw a chart about 4 months ago in training for 84 mbps.
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Jayshmay

Mar 2, 2011, 9:10 PM
Man that is soooooo !!AWESOME!! Any idea when? Probably not til summer of 2012 at the soonest though, huh?
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Black_Beard

Mar 2, 2011, 9:34 PM
Yeah idk... they already started to deploy the 42mbps so i guess it'll depend on how fast they roll that out. Hopefully, I'm thinking January 2012 but a lot can change by then. Heck, they might just skip that and go with lte by then. Who knows?
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Jayshmay

Mar 2, 2011, 10:38 PM
Isn't 42 only available on a very, very limited basis so far? Besides, the very soonest probably won't be until the 4th qtr of this yr that 42mb/s smartphones are available on the market.

Man, the first qtr of next yr is going to be very, very interesting!!!
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tmorep03

Mar 3, 2011, 10:10 AM
Jay i believe the 42mbps is only available in las vegas right now. But i read the article to tmobile plans on expanding the 4g network and upgrade it to 42mbps throughout the year.
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Jayshmay

Mar 3, 2011, 10:29 AM
Hmm, I live in Las Vegas, how bout that! Does Tmo even have any usb modems that can take advantage of 42mb/s?

I will probably consider Tmo. Once they have a smartphone on the market that can take advantage of 42mb/s.

Man, the next 18 months sure are going to be very, very interesting.
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tmorep03

Mar 3, 2011, 10:42 AM
No usb connections yet..but should have one out this year for sure. But the one now maxs at 21mbps and i heard from a guy earlier in vegas it does see a higher average speed on his g2 now in las vegas. Phone wise there is always the galaxy 4g were its theortical max is 21mbps. Its going to be a very interesting year for all providers i think.
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Jayshmay

Mar 3, 2011, 12:05 PM
What is the exact speeds this guy is getting on his G2 in Vegas?
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tmorep03

Mar 3, 2011, 12:46 PM
Honestly cant remember but i know they are higher than i was getting in my area.
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Jayshmay

Mar 3, 2011, 12:51 PM
Very interesting!
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zepfloyd

Mar 2, 2011, 9:57 PM
Who cares what they raise it to. Theoretical limits are meaningless. You're lucky even now if you see what? 9M or so at my last check in the T mobile store here in Philly. Too bad next door (literally) at Verizon the LTE air card came out at 22, 26 and 24m in 3 separate checks.
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DiamondPro

Mar 2, 2011, 10:19 PM
I could careless what tmobile post because the speeds they advertise cant hold water. I'm still waiting to see one person hit 21mbs on tmobile. Since the Vibrant 4g can do this theoretically I'd like to see a video of this in action or any of there other 4g phones get 14.4mbs.
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ghepau

Mar 2, 2011, 10:40 PM
you are so right diamondpro
cheers!! 😉
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