LTE getting better where you are?
now I had LTE for about 80% of the trip. Parts of SC and mountains in NC didnt have LTE. I had 1 dropped call in the appalachian mountains. I was 9 miles off the shore in Jacksonville pulling 9mbps LTE. I ran tests between the locales and did 10+ mbps. Middle of nowhere SC rest stop was 20mbps......all locations were along I95 and I26 or within 20 miles of the interstate.
I am sure they are working on it, the project is slated to be completed on the 1.9GHZ LTE by late summer (all towers in network) this year then the 800MHZ upgrade starts....but those are not as involved as network vision now
I hope so...I received a text message from Sprint last week that they will be improving the network in our area in the coming month, so I'm really hoping we get a decent set of upgrades to the spotty & anemic CDMA 3G here, and maybe even some 4G LTE (although Direct Connect STILL does not work on 4G, so those of us that use SDC have to lock our phones into CDMA-Only mode :-(.
It's frustrating that Sprint keeps jumping into new things all the time, before they ever fin...
Is Sprint the only affordable option where you live?
No, we have excellent coverage by VZ, slightly less by AT&T, then T-Mo and Sprint are roughly tied for last. Both S & T have noticeably poorer coverage than the two biggies, and as I've said before, Sprint's data speeds are very poor here (no LTE at all, and 3G ekes out 0.5 Mbps on a good day, more typically it runs 0.2 Mbps).
When they shuttered iDEN, we stuck with Sprint for the SDC PTT, which so far no other carrier can match and no apps that we've tried are even close. It's not quite as good as Nextel/iDEN were, but SDC is still better than any other PTT available in CA.
Our contract is up in about a year, if the Sprint network d...
Sprint's LTE has been pretty solid for me in my area. Even in very rural areas I can consistently see 15-20mbps down on Sprint LTE. My work phone is now on AT&T, and I only get LTE in the major cities, no outlying areas yet. Reading all the announcements from Sprint and seeing firsthand, they will upgrade towers to LTE in the small towns and rural areas first, then roll it out to big cities. Not sure why they did it this way, but now that the large cities finally got LTE a year after the small towns in WI, I now have LTE coverage everywhere. Compared to my AT&T phone being stuck on H...
T-Mobile is in the process of upgrading the spectrum to 20x20 LTE, Wideband LTE,. . .so I am curious how complicated it is just changing the spectrum.