You folks in Silicon Valley who are waiting for Sprint to light up the 4G network are going to like what I have to tell you. I’ve been in San Francisco for four days and have tested the 4G coverage all over the SOMA (south of Market Street) area. Not only have I found active Sprint 4G everywhere I’ve tested, but it’s a very strong signal.
I have used my Sprint EVO 4G smartphone to connect to the 4G network, and a friend was able to connect with an Epic 4G at even faster speeds than my EVO. How fast? I saw 7+ Mbps down and 1.5 Mbps up, which is true mobile broadband. I have averaged nearly 4 Mbps down everywhere I’ve used it, and see no speed degradation when tethering the phone to my laptop. Here’s a teaser to get you SFers heading to the Sprint store.
Wake up San Francisco, your 4G is ready.
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