1. enthuz's Avatar
    As you can see from my sig, I'm presently using an EVO3D with 4G. 4G (LTE/nonLTE) just went live here a couple of months ago. I will be upgrading to the Samsung ATIV S NEO 4G LTE soon. Without getting into whose LTE is better/faster, my questions are...

    (1) Will my in home 4G LTE be stronger than my present 4G reception? Which is poor, but much faster than my 3G.

    (2) What kind of speed increases should I expect over 4G?

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    07-06-2013 07:53 AM
  2. stmav's Avatar
    There is a site called root metrics that gives info for the carriers in your city. Just search on the city and it will tell you how all the carriers did over data, call and text and a composite score. Kind of gives you an idea of what to expect.
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    07-06-2013 09:43 AM
  3. mrmdj31675's Avatar
    4G Wimax from Sprint/Clearwire uses a high frequency (2500MHz) and a second radio which burns battery life quickly, compared to 4G LTE from Sprint (PCS 1900MHZ, and soon SMR 800MHz which will give Sprint as much footprint as Verizon has in the markets they serve).

    Are you in a market where both LTE and Wimax is available?
    07-06-2013 01:41 PM
  4. mrmdj31675's Avatar
    Sprint has promised speeds on average of 8-12Mbps for download (although it actually averages in the 20s, with a peak of 37.5Mbps) on their current 5x5 form (which will change to 10x10 or even higher based on all the recent moves of acquiring Clearwire in full, SMR 800MHz switch from iDen to CDMA2000, and the acquisition of USCC spectrum in several markets in the midwest where Sprint actually needed the boost).
    07-06-2013 01:45 PM
  5. enthuz's Avatar
    There is a site called root metrics that gives info for the carriers in your city. Just search on the city and it will tell you how all the carriers did over data, call and text and a composite score. Kind of gives you an idea of what to expect.
    Nice site. I have been checking it out per your suggestion. It looks like I will be pleased in my house as well as everywhere I frequent. Thank you.
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    07-06-2013 02:59 PM
  6. enthuz's Avatar
    4G Wimax from Sprint/Clearwire uses a high frequency (2500MHz) and a second radio which burns battery life quickly, compared to 4G LTE from Sprint (PCS 1900MHZ, and soon SMR 800MHz which will give Sprint as much footprint as Verizon has in the markets they serve).

    Are you in a market where both LTE and Wimax is available?
    Yes. They turned both on together a couple of months ago and have been testing it for 1.5 yrs.
    07-06-2013 03:01 PM
  7. enthuz's Avatar
    Has anyone seen this article about Sprint's LTE rollout since the Softbank and Clearwire sign-off?

    http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/1...nd-performance

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    07-24-2013 09:12 PM
  8. kg4icg's Avatar
    Has anyone seen this article about Sprint's LTE rollout since the Softbank and Clearwire sign-off?

    http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/1...nd-performance

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    Maybe you should go to the site where extremetech got most of it's info from. S4GRU.COM
    07-25-2013 06:23 AM
  9. enthuz's Avatar
    Maybe you should go to the site where extremetech got most of it's info from. S4GRU.COM
    Yes, I am a member there also. There is another thread on Sprint in the community board. Word is that this will make Sprint's 4G offerings on part or better than the competition. The hot-spot devices are already out and supporting phones by Samsung and HTC should be out by 4th quarter per some Sprint executive. I can say that a lot of intermittent "testing" in my area has resulted in faster data speeds but not like it will be when it all goes live. Supposedly they are tweaking both Wimax and LTE for the new "rollout".

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    07-26-2013 10:13 AM

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