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[Q] Data Expectations with the M8 without Circuit Switch Fall Back

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31st March 2014, 12:19 AM   |  #1  
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As the title says I am looking at what to expect data wise with the M8 without circuit switch fall back. I live in an area where Sprint Spark is not available (Virginia Beach, VA) and as of recently, I am getting great LTE coverage with my EVO 4G LTE. The concern for this issue has become a little obsession because it derailed my 100% wanting of the M8. I understand I will definitely loose SVDO but all the features of the M8 allow me to overlook that. Thanks in advance to all that looked and wrote.
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1st April 2014, 10:55 PM   |  #2  
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Not sure exactly what you are asking but I can say that my data coverage is noticeably better with my M8 than it was with my EVO 4G LTE. I normally stream Slacker radio on my commute to and from work, with the EVO LTE I would almost never keep a solid data connection the entire trip, with the M8 it is the opposite, I almost never lose data connection. It appears to me the radios and antennas in this phone are noticeably better than the ones in the EVO LTE. Additionally, and I don't know why this would be so, but my lte speeds are about twice as fast on my M8 than I was seeing with my EVO LTE.
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Not sure exactly what you are asking but I can say that my data coverage is noticeably better with my M8 than it was with my EVO 4G LTE. I normally stream Slacker radio on my commute to and from work, with the EVO LTE I would almost never keep a solid data connection the entire trip, with the M8 it is the opposite, I almost never lose data connection. It appears to me the radios and antennas in this phone are noticeably better than the ones in the EVO LTE. Additionally, and I don't know why this would be so, but my lte speeds are about twice as fast on my M8 than I was seeing with my EVO LTE.

Thanks for the reply, do you know if your area has been upgraded with the CSFB tech?
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I do not know, As far as I know Sprint hasn't even officially announced LTE here yet. We have only had 4G for about 3-4 months, until a couple of months ago it was off more than on as they were working on it.
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If you have LTE in your area you almost certainly have working eCSFB. If you didn't, the phone wouldnt connect to LTE at all.
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