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    How's service in the Houston area

    Just discovered this forum after researching Cricket's LTE deployment, and I wanted to get an idea of how the coverage in the Houston area compares to the big boys. I'm currently on Sprint with a Galaxy S3, and for the most part I'm satisfied with my service, but I wouldn't mind reducing my bill. It seems like Cricket is deploying LTE in the areas I go (live in Houston, but also visit Austin and San Antonio).

    How are 3g speeds? I know the 3g technology is the same as Sprint's evdo, but Sprint's 3g is pretty slow in Houston. 4g speeds are pretty good, I'll typically get 5-13 mb/s, with occasional bursts up to their advertised 25mb/s. The highest speedtests I've personally seen is 33mb/s. Is Cricket's LTE comparable? I've seen the vids on this forum of speedtests typically in the 5-8 mb/s. Has anyone been able to get speed bursts similar to Sprint's highest speeds? (real world usage anything above, say 4mb/s doesnt really matter, but I'm still curious)

    Does anyone know how Cricket is initially deploying LTE? Im guessing its the aws band (1700/2100mhz), but not sure on how wide the channels are. (Sprint is doing 5x5 channels to start)

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    4G LTE isn't that fast right now, but for surfing, watching videos etc it is pretty darn stable. I use to live in Austin as well and pretty much had service anywhere Sprint did + the AWS towers.

    With the introduction of the S3, Cricket really has become a great choice for those who don't need 15-20 mpbs down. I'd be perfectly happy with just a Cricket S3.

    I use to travel to a lot of different installations and also went to NTC (National Training Center in the Mojave desert) with a Cricket phone. They got me through a real tough time in my life. Now they're better than ever though.
    Please check the forum and post there before PMing me. I have over 674 unread PMs due to the fact that they are issues which should have been addressed here.

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    Thanks for that info.

 

 

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