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Sneak peek at Sprint's new LTE speeds (and WAYYY improved 3G speeds).

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By mazook98, Senior Member on 7th January 2012, 01:29 PM
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Here's one with dude testing newest LTE upgrade "somewhere" near Houston, or San Antonio, TX area:
http://goo.gl/G5a3U
And here's him testing upgraded 3g service in the same area:
http://goo.gl/FbDoj

I live right outside Houston, TX (one of the first "official" cities to be updated), and I wholly approve of these videos.

Looks like we won't have to wait too long.

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Edit: "opinions":
(that is, other than opinions about that dude's "extracurricular activities"....) which would be both way too easy, and also not very cool.

Edit: This isn't where I first read about this, but it seems androidpolice has picked up the story: (may give a little more insight):
http://goo.gl/JSGSt
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7th January 2012, 01:59 PM |#2  
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extracurricular? I don't get it...

But mmmmm...speed. that looks reaaalll nice.

Edit: and you can see "sprint pcs" listed as the ISP on speedtest.net's website, so looks pretty authentic.

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7th January 2012, 02:06 PM |#3  
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Lol youporn at 7:30

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Yeah, it's fast. But, then again, nobody is on it. Let's see the speeds when 2 million phones are on the network.
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7th January 2012, 02:18 PM |#5  
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Those 3G speeds are past the theoretical max of EVDO RevA.

Is the upgrade and the device being used to test using something other than EVDO RevA?
7th January 2012, 03:00 PM |#6  
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Those 3G speeds are past the theoretical max of EVDO RevA.

Is the upgrade and the device being used to test using something other than EVDO RevA?

From reading about this on another site, it had to do with some new Huawei device that Sprint is testing for its new LTE installations.

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7th January 2012, 03:10 PM |#7  
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My 3G speeds have definitely improved. For the first time today I got 2.2mbps download. Well at least sprint is improving 3G speeds since there is no 4G in my area

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7th January 2012, 03:12 PM |#8  
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I wonder if it's using both 800mhz and 1900mhz at the same time to get those speeds.

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7th January 2012, 03:39 PM |#9  
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I'd really like to believe this, and the 4G LTE speeds are certainly feasible, but Sprint's (and Verizon's) 3G technology is EVDO Rev. A, which maxes out at 3.1Mbps and that 3G speed test video shows the speed being more than double that.

It's fishy.

Here are my 3G speeds right now:

7th January 2012, 04:17 PM |#10  
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i call bs on that 3g speed
7th January 2012, 04:28 PM |#11  
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Have any of you even heard of the new network? Evdo rev b. Simultaneous voice and data. Almost twice the coverage from the same tower. Twice the speed.
I am extremely excited. This is the network I have been waiting for! Once its up and running it will pretty much poop on all networks.
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