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10-02-2012, 12:54 AM #1Just swapped to Sprint from T-mobile...3G speed really slow?
So I had t-mobile for probably 10 years or more (ever since the R225, still got it and it still says "Voicestream" on it)
I decided to swap to sprint at the release of the iPhone 5 since T-mobile wasn't getting an official release, also I got a good deal on a plan.
I was stoked to finally not have to use an unlocked iphone. However, when I turned it on, I figured I'll just install apps without wifi since the data is true unlimited. It felt like it was going EDGE or slower, so I just connected to wifi and downloaded speedtest. Turned wifi off and ran a test.
I was constantly getting speeds of 200kbps / 300kbps or so with 4/5 bars of reception.
With t-mobile, I was getting 8mb / 3mb easily everywhere.
Is this just a problem with a setting in my phone? Last iphone I had was an unlocked 3GS which only got edge speed on T-mobiles network.
Sorry if this has been asked before, just figured I'd ask the smart guys about this instead of googling random results.
10-02-2012, 06:29 AM #2
In some areas t mobile will get 3.5g speeds sprint how ever has a very limited 4g network so you will be getting only 3G speed where ever you live and it's 3G network is slower than Verizon's I suggest you return your sprint iPhone 5 and cancel the contract if its not to late before you get slammed with a fee and get a Verizon or AT&T iPhone 5 to enjoy 15mbs down loads
10-02-2012, 09:04 AM #3
X10! Get rid of it Asap. I just went thru this and I returned mine back to the store after 3 days. Sprint is absolute junk! There are LOTS of issues with them here in IL. You can hardly get a phone conversation in, let alone any kind of data. For what you're paying, go to Verizon or AT&T.
10-02-2012, 10:27 AM #4
Also a side note Verizon's iPhone 5 comes unlocked so can use gsm in America or over seas but you won't be able use AT&T lte only it's 3.5g network but its still fast it's about 8mb down or u can wait for tmobile to fully roll out it 3.5g network for a really cheap price
10-05-2012, 01:06 PM #5
Sprint sucks, their 3G is crap, 4G is limited so no point in having an iPhone 5 with them. I cancelled after 2 days and went with Verizon, The LTE is amazing on Verizon, just be prepared to pay a little bit more money because their plans are more expensive.
10-06-2012, 03:35 PM #6
10-06-2012, 04:21 PM #7
I did exactly the same I returned the phone and I went with At&t
10-21-2012, 07:42 PM #8Sprint data on iphone 5 unbearably slow!
Sprint iPhone 5 data speeds: 0.02 mbps up and down!
10-31-2012, 01:30 AM #9