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  1. #1
    Paul
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    What are you Sprint Mobile Broadband customers seeing in regards to download
    speeds? I'm on Verizon BroadbandAccess and getting only around 280Kbps
    these days...

    -- Paul





    See More: Sprint EVDO speeds




  2. #2
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
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    Re: Sprint EVDO speeds

    Paul <[email protected]> wrote:
    > What are you Sprint Mobile Broadband customers seeing in regards to download
    > speeds? I'm on Verizon BroadbandAccess and getting only around 280Kbps
    > these days...
    >


    Even if others report faster speeds doesn't mean you will see faster speeds.
    In fact, you need to be asking people in the areas that your use Verizon now.
    Further, as the number of users increase, the speed will likely decrease ...
    so you may find yourself switching back ... or over to Cingular as they roll
    out there implementation ...

    In short, I wouldn't make your decision on short term transient data ... give
    it time.

    --
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
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  3. #3
    g
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    Re: Sprint EVDO speeds

    Thomas T. Veldhouse wrote:
    > Paul <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> What are you Sprint Mobile Broadband customers seeing in regards to download
    >> speeds? I'm on Verizon BroadbandAccess and getting only around 280Kbps
    >> these days...
    >>

    >
    > Even if others report faster speeds doesn't mean you will see faster speeds.
    > In fact, you need to be asking people in the areas that your use Verizon now.
    > Further, as the number of users increase, the speed will likely decrease ...
    > so you may find yourself switching back ... or over to Cingular as they roll
    > out there implementation ...
    >
    > In short, I wouldn't make your decision on short term transient data ... give
    > it time.
    >


    Very good advice.

    However, to answer your question, if I run a DSLReports,
    http://infospeed.verizon.net or similar speed test on a EV-DO sector
    when there is no one else using it and using an external antenna to
    guarantee lots (-60 dBm) of signal I get:

    Hardware Downlink Uplink
    Novatel S620 1.15 Mbpx 130 kbps
    Treo700P 750 kbps 85 kbps

    g



  4. #4
    C C
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    Re: Sprint EVDO speeds

    I got 704 download 102 upload when I tested my Sprint EVDO last night 8:00PM
    Central US Time.

    "Paul" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > What are you Sprint Mobile Broadband customers seeing in regards to
    > download speeds? I'm on Verizon BroadbandAccess and getting only around
    > 280Kbps these days...
    >
    > -- Paul
    >
    >






  5. #5
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: Sprint EVDO speeds

    C C wrote:
    > I got 704 download 102 upload when I tested my Sprint EVDO last night 8:00PM
    > Central US Time.
    >
    > "Paul" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> What are you Sprint Mobile Broadband customers seeing in regards to
    >> download speeds? I'm on Verizon BroadbandAccess and getting only around
    >> 280Kbps these days...


    FWIW: I did an informal speed test of my own, back in the brief period
    when I ad Verizon and Sprint EVDO at the same time (while considering a
    transition back to Sprint):

    http://www.scaredpoet.com/wordpress/?p=566

    The upshot is, I got significantly higher download speeds on Sprint.

    This is actually counter to what I expected, considering that in the
    market I tested this, Verizon has EVDO exclusively in the 1900MHz band
    and voice is at 800MHz, while Sprint must do both voice and data in the
    same 1900MHz bandwidth. I had thought that Verizon would be faster
    because they have more bandwidth to dedicate to data. Evidently, this
    is not the case.

    Considering the higher speeds, and that PAM on Sprint is cheaper and the
    TOS is far less restrictive, I switched back to Sprint. Of course,
    dealing with customer service is hell, but thankfully after the initial
    uphill battle of getting them to fix whatever they screwed up in my data
    provisioning, the dealings with CS have been few and far between.

    --
    E-mail fudged to thwart spammers.
    Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.



  6. #6
    C C
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    Re: Sprint EVDO speeds


    "Isaiah Beard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]corp.supernews.com...
    >C C wrote:
    >> I got 704 download 102 upload when I tested my Sprint EVDO last night
    >> 8:00PM Central US Time.
    >>
    >> "Paul" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>> What are you Sprint Mobile Broadband customers seeing in regards to
    >>> download speeds? I'm on Verizon BroadbandAccess and getting only
    >>> around 280Kbps these days...

    >
    > FWIW: I did an informal speed test of my own, back in the brief period
    > when I ad Verizon and Sprint EVDO at the same time (while considering a
    > transition back to Sprint):
    >
    > http://www.scaredpoet.com/wordpress/?p=566
    >
    > The upshot is, I got significantly higher download speeds on Sprint.
    >
    > This is actually counter to what I expected, considering that in the
    > market I tested this, Verizon has EVDO exclusively in the 1900MHz band and
    > voice is at 800MHz, while Sprint must do both voice and data in the same
    > 1900MHz bandwidth. I had thought that Verizon would be faster because
    > they have more bandwidth to dedicate to data. Evidently, this is not the
    > case.
    >
    > Considering the higher speeds, and that PAM on Sprint is cheaper and the
    > TOS is far less restrictive, I switched back to Sprint. Of course,
    > dealing with customer service is hell, but thankfully after the initial
    > uphill battle of getting them to fix whatever they screwed up in my data
    > provisioning, the dealings with CS have been few and far between.
    >
    > --
    > E-mail fudged to thwart spammers.
    > Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.


    Price for PAM is the main reason I ported my number to Sprint.
    I liked Verizon's voice network. It's always there where ever I went.
    Did not experience any dropped call. Of course I don't use the
    phone that much. I only had a phone for 1XRTT connection and
    I wanted to upgrade to an EVDO phone. When I found out
    that there is no longer such thing as tethering MOU with EVDO
    and the PAM plan with Verizon is very high considering that
    my need for tethering is very light, only when I am needed at
    work to diagnose some system problems when I'm out
    and about.

    Well I looked into Sprint. I now have a $30 fair-and-flex,
    $5 for 300 txt messages (I need this for auto-notification from
    all my servers and networking devices at work),
    and the $40 PAM.

    With Verizon, the cheapest would be $40 voice, $10 for
    500 txt messages, $60 (I think) for PAM.

    You do the math.





  7. #7
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Guest

    Re: Sprint EVDO speeds

    C C <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > Well I looked into Sprint. I now have a $30 fair-and-flex,
    > $5 for 300 txt messages (I need this for auto-notification from
    > all my servers and networking devices at work),
    > and the $40 PAM.
    >
    > With Verizon, the cheapest would be $40 voice, $10 for
    > 500 txt messages, $60 (I think) for PAM.
    >


    They offer $5 for 250 messages. I have this option on all three of my phones.
    Beyond that, I believe your numbers are correct.

    > You do the math.
    >
    >


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    Thomas T. Veldhouse
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  8. #8
    John McDonald
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    Re: Sprint EVDO speeds

    I can honestly say that I can consistently get 900K down and 115K up. I have
    clocked up to 2.2M down and 120K up. PAM is a great option! I have
    definitely found that sprint is more "business" minded than other carriers.
    I do agree that every metro area may be different, depending on saturation
    of service, but I have used mine in atlanta, kansas city, pittsburgh, st
    louis, and all over florida, without any degredation. I do also know that
    sprint has more spectrum than any other carrier, which may lend to why they
    have no trouble carrying voice and data in the same freq.
    "Paul" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > What are you Sprint Mobile Broadband customers seeing in regards to
    > download speeds? I'm on Verizon BroadbandAccess and getting only around
    > 280Kbps these days...
    >
    > -- Paul
    >
    >
    >






  9. #9
    General Schvantzkoph
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    Re: Sprint EVDO speeds

    On Wed, 30 Aug 2006 10:45:21 -0400, Paul wrote:

    > What are you Sprint Mobile Broadband customers seeing in regards to download
    > speeds? I'm on Verizon BroadbandAccess and getting only around 280Kbps
    > these days...
    >
    > -- Paul


    I just ran the speed test from DSL Reports on my Treo 700p, I got
    248Kbits/second.






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