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So is it only me down here in deep south texas that gets super ****ty 3G download speeds?? I have the HTC EVO 4G and my godddd the 3G download speeds are awful. on a good day i can hit 128k......ON A GOOD DAY!!! I recently jumped to sprint from AT&T and wow...i think AT&Ts EDGE network is faster than sprints 3G that im getting. I know its me cause i see people with EVOs on youtube get like 1 or 2 mb downloads and trust me.,......i would be happy with 500k lol

I have already reset the phone twice, called sprint 3 times, updated the PRL more times than i care to remember as well as the profile update. Its NOT rooted and has Froyo....

what gives
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I uses sprints 3g for my internet connection at home. Don't know what to say, I web browse, and game like starcraft and battlefield bc2..


As for download speed, your not going to get better than 128k, so don't get your hopes up. Thats just the way it is, I have tried everything, don't bother. I have been using sprints internet for 4/5 years, ever since they've had there little usb conntions..

I have the Sprint Mifi 2xxx something... the newest one (its black?) the connection speeds are the same unless you are in a 4g area. If you ask me, these things perform well... I have 2 xboxs, my main PC, and a laptop hooked up to this thing, nearly at all times (avid gamers) and it works flawlessly, except for DL speed..


Hope I helped, sorry I probably disappointed you. I know I am not talking about the phones, but from what I am assuming, there 3g is the same for there wifi, and phones..
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sounds like time to cancel the contract and switch back,
 
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i try to watch youtube vids and i get errors that they cant be played but then i link up to wifi here at school and get.....*test speed at school*.....HOLY F**K!!! 17mb download and 5mb upload..... lol

i wanted to tether with it to my laptop for when im on the road but dammiittt i should have staied with ATT and waited for the ATRIX.. now im stuck with sprint.....oh well...plans a lil bit cheaper but i wants speed...lol 4G is nice tho.....i got like 4mb downloads when i went to a 4G city a week ago....
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So is it only me down here in deep south texas that gets super ****ty 3G download speeds?? I have the HTC EVO 4G and my godddd the 3G download speeds are awful. on a good day i can hit 128k......ON A GOOD DAY!!! I recently jumped to sprint from AT&T and wow...i think AT&Ts EDGE network is faster than sprints 3G that im getting. I know its me cause i see people with EVOs on youtube get like 1 or 2 mb downloads and trust me.,......i would be happy with 500k lol

I have already reset the phone twice, called sprint 3 times, updated the PRL more times than i care to remember as well as the profile update. Its NOT rooted and has Froyo....

what gives

theres your problem.
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theres your problem.
i figured as much..guess you get what you pay for :/ dam $69.99 plan lol
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I've used a few Sprint phones and they've never been that slow IMO. AT&T has always been faster just from personal experience, though.

I live on a campus where we have Sprint and AT&T towers, so Sprint and AT&T literally always have full 3G signal. But from using an Evo 4G, my own iPhone 3G, and my roommates iPhone 4, the iPhone 4's 3G was better. I can't compare my own iPhone as I don't have a data plan and use wifi.

Either way, based on speed tests and a few reviews over the years, AT&T's Edge network has always been very comparable to even Verizon's 3G.
 
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McAllen is a pretty bad place with Sprints 3g/4g I've noticed some areas around here do get some speed bumps but other than that its slow down here.
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i mean i would be happy with 500K but i guess im not going to see that.....and i dont wanna go back to ATT but it looks like i will eventually have to :/ funny how as soon as i leave cause they didnt have good phones...they release the ATRIX...lol with the tegra 2 i think....damitttt lol
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So is it only me down here in deep south texas that gets super ****ty 3G download speeds?? I have the HTC EVO 4G and my godddd the 3G download speeds are awful. on a good day i can hit 128k......ON A GOOD DAY!!! I recently jumped to sprint from AT&T and wow...i think AT&Ts EDGE network is faster than sprints 3G that im getting. I know its me cause i see people with EVOs on youtube get like 1 or 2 mb downloads and trust me.,......i would be happy with 500k lol

I have already reset the phone twice, called sprint 3 times, updated the PRL more times than i care to remember as well as the profile update. Its NOT rooted and has Froyo....

what gives

I get 300Kbps on 3G and 4-10Mbps on WiMax in my area.

AT&T dropped constantly in my area.
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