Does anyone here own an LTE capable sprint phone? I got an email from sprint a few days ago saying LTE was coming to the dc area soon and I just upgraded my phone from an Evo to the Galaxy s3 so I was wondering if anyone here is seeing LTE in this area. I know Baltimore has it already and it is pretty fast.
I recently acquired an LTE-capable Sprint phone. Last week I was driving outside of Baltimore (Severna Park-area) and looked down at a stoplight and my phone had an LTE connection. I did a quick internet search to see how fast it was and I can attest that it was blazing fast. Roughly equivalent to my home wi-fi speed, I would guess.
Unfortunately, I never saw that connection again but I have high hopes that it will someday soon appear when I am in Arlington.
To the people with Sprint as their mobile provider: do you have bad coverage in Clarendon? Inside or out? I have zero coverage inside of Galaxy Hut, and in other places within a couple blocks.
I have a 4G (WiMAX) phone, but I never turn the 4G on because it’s a hit or miss. I only noticed it working in Ballston and outside of Courthouse.
No one gets coverage in galaxy hut. Why? Because its a cool place to hang out and enjoy, not look at your phone the whole time you’re there.
Thanks for contributing something positive to this thread.
yea galaxy hut is awesome, everyone wears hipster hats. Even saw 1 guy wearing a train conductor hat, he wasn’t wearing overalls though so I figured he forgot to take the hat off when he left the trainyard.
I just checked on the Sprint coverage map, which depicts “3G and more” and “4G LTE”. It shows no coverage at all for “4G LTE”, but ubiquitous coverage for “3G and more”. Looks as though they haven’t even started their build-out yet.
Hope this helps.
- This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by Arlingtoon.
As of November 12, 28% of Sprint’s LTE site coverage in the DC area had been completed according to this website. Sprint usually launches LTE coverage at 30-40% site completion.
Estimated launch has been November 2012, but I would imagine it will launch before 2013.
- This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by spaghetti.
I’ve read that a lot of people get LTE on and off around downtown dc but nothing solid, I get my phone in the mail today so I will check it out and see what the coverage is actually like.
You can sniff around town with this link, select the data tab and then drag around to see where the orange (LTE) is. Sprint is getting rid of their wimax and iDEN networks gradually and going to LTE, so the wimax coverage certainly won’t get better. I have a Sprint 3G device with the new direct connect and have mostly positive things to say about coverage around here in general. I get miserable service in Whitlows, even near the windows, but I rarely make it into Galaxy Hut.
Excellent link Rick.
According to their map you’re out of luck for LTE in this area. FWIW I’ve got a 4G mobile hotspot and have always found the coverage to be crap. I can’t really get any in Clarendon, and can only get 4G sitting on a window sill in a highrise in Rosslyn as often as not. 3G speeds are like the old modem days. I think I’m gonna turn mine in for a Verizon unit – I hear their data coverage is MUCH better.
yea galaxy hut is awesome, everyone wears hipster hats. Even saw 1 guy wearing a train conductor hat, he wasn't wearing overalls though so I figured he forgot to take the hat off when he left the trainyard.
Maybe he’s just a Beiber fan.
It’s one of those things where if you’re outside with a good view of the sky you might get it, but Sprint can’t PROMISE it works, so it says no 4G.
I assumed you are already using 4G, but as they said LTE is the fastest connection specially for mobile devices. However, LTE sometimes only have a rates like for 4G connection, and 4G usually only enhanced with 3G network. If you get LTE don’t expect that you have the right speed of connection, as if many people also uses it, it will be just as fast as 4G.
“works for Khristian Howell Distribution Center for iPad Cases.”
Girlfriend is on Sprint and just got a LTE-capable phone. Seems to be pretty spotty, but she does pick it up every once in a while.
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