Sprint 4G Coverage Map Sucks, Really Sprint?

Sprint 4G Coverage Map Sucks

sprint 4g coverage map

First, go and check out Sprint’s 4G coverage map and take a look around:

http://coverage.sprint.com

Now, after a couple of minutes of trying to figure out what in the world you are looking at, maybe… just maybe, you figured out where the Sprint Devices with 4G tab is, and then you may have even clicked on it.

But if you click on it, you’ll notice that the Sprint 4G coverage map is all green or orange, yet the 4G coverage legend will show the areas in blue.

Well obviously, 4G coverage is not prominent throughout the US yet, so you have to zoom the map in considerably to try to see where the 4G coverage is. But since you don’t really know where the 4G coverage is (which is why you came to the map in the first place, to try and see where the 4G coverage is) you have to now grab and scan the map to find an area where 4G is covered.

But did you notice that the map, as soon as you zoom or grab and move, stays in “loading” status forever?

Yeah – Sprint’s 4G coverage map sucks at the moment!

Someone at Sprint needs to step up to the plate and put together a comprehensive 4G coverage map before I do it myself and steal all of your traffic!

You think I’m joking?

  • sprintster

    You nailed it! The map is useless.

  • sprintster

    You nailed it! The map is useless.

    • EVO Addict

      I'm forced to pay for 4G coverage in a town littered with sprint 4G adds . Turns out I'm no were near any actual 4G coverage ! WTF !!!

      • Thetruth

        3G and 4G pricing is the same regardless if you are in a 4G market. 4G markets do get faster speeds and offer unlimited 4G data standard but 3G and 4G data is unlimited on the EVO. Unheard of in the market is uncapped 3G, so enjoy the hotspot on the EVO if you can. You pay $10 because of more data you use on the EVO, not for 4G.

        • sean

          nonsense! well….in my world ;) alltel used to have true unlimited aircards. i lucked out and got mine 1 month prior to the verizon merger and I have an unlimited aircard that stomps the evos ass into the ground. EVO 3g speed.. 400-600 kbs…aircard? 1.5 mbs. thats a hell of a difference in my world. both tested back to back.

        • steve

          no it's $10 bucks more a month.

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  • http://twitter.com/ramonbnuezjr @ramonbnuezjr

    The map issue is both sad and funny.

    My question is why are we calling it 4G? If I am not mistaken the Sprint protocol is WiMAX and that is pre-4G standard? To date ITU only has performance goals for 4G no real standards.

    I understand the argument — if there is no standard then Sprint Nextel creates it. Is this what is happening?

  • http://twitter.com/ramonbnuezjr @ramonbnuezjr

    The map issue is both sad and funny.

    My question is why are we calling it 4G? If I am not mistaken the Sprint protocol is WiMAX and that is pre-4G standard? To date ITU only has performance goals for 4G no real standards.

    I understand the argument — if there is no standard then Sprint Nextel creates it. Is this what is happening?

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  • aaron

    4G Maps for Sprint

    go to http://www.clear.com

    Map is much easier to see 4G

  • aaron

    4G Maps for Sprint

    go to http://www.clear.com

    Map is much easier to see 4G

    • TJ77

      This clear you are advertising is not available in my area either!

  • TJ77

    Plus if you get the new EVO Sprint will charge you ten more dollars a month to have 4G service. I don't have 4G anywhere in my state! Why make me still pay this damn $10 a month for 4G service. I will not be getting a EVO now. Way to go Sprint! Take something great and screw it up huge!! Get the service available before you put the phone out there for sale.

  • TJ77

    Plus if you get the new EVO Sprint will charge you ten more dollars a month to have 4G service. I don't have 4G anywhere in my state! Why make me still pay this damn $10 a month for 4G service. I will not be getting a EVO now. Way to go Sprint! Take something great and screw it up huge!! Get the service available before you put the phone out there for sale.

  • TJ77

    This clear you are advertising is not available in my area either!

  • EVO Addict

    I'm forced to pay for 4G coverage in a town littered with sprint 4G adds . Turns out I'm no were near any actual 4G coverage ! WTF !!!

    • Thetruth

      3G and 4G pricing is the same regardless if you are in a 4G market. 4G markets do get faster speeds and offer unlimited 4G data standard but 3G and 4G data is unlimited on the EVO. Unheard of in the market is uncapped 3G, so enjoy the hotspot on the EVO if you can. You pay $10 because of more data you use on the EVO, not for 4G.

      • sean

        nonsense! well….in my world ;) alltel used to have true unlimited aircards. i lucked out and got mine 1 month prior to the verizon merger and I have an unlimited aircard that stomps the evos ass into the ground. EVO 3g speed.. 400-600 kbs…aircard? 1.5 mbs. thats a hell of a difference in my world. both tested back to back.

      • steve

        no it's $10 bucks more a month.

  • sean

    Same here…paying for 4 g and the nearest tower is 300 miles away….so after 15 minutes of looking at that map going…wtf is this? yeah…you nailed it on the head….the map is awful. 4g seems to be borderline non existent….oh and the EVO can eat me. My screen is peeling up at the bottom along with a ton of software issues….sorry sprint…you’re getting your phone back.

  • sean

    Same here…paying for 4 g and the nearest tower is 300 miles away….so after 15 minutes of looking at that map going…wtf is this? yeah…you nailed it on the head….the map is awful. 4g seems to be borderline non existent….oh and the EVO can eat me. My screen is peeling up at the bottom along with a ton of software issues….sorry sprint…you’re getting your phone back.

  • http://starpointtv.com Brent

    I'm in on this one. Just switched from Verizon 3G service that I've had for the past 3 years or so, and I'm not enjoying Sprint's worthless 3G coverage, coupled with Clear's 4G coverage that only works if you stand on your left leg and hold really still when there's no clouds in the sky and the temperature is above 84.5 degrees. How totally useless. Glad I didn't do the contract deal, though I've just wasted an activation fee and probably won't get all my money back out of the modem unless I find someone who hasn't tried it yet :). This is a totally botched implementation.

  • http://starpointtv.com Brent

    I'm in on this one. Just switched from Verizon 3G service that I've had for the past 3 years or so, and I'm not enjoying Sprint's worthless 3G coverage, coupled with Clear's 4G coverage that only works if you stand on your left leg and hold really still when there's no clouds in the sky and the temperature is above 84.5 degrees. How totally useless. Glad I didn't do the contract deal, though I've just wasted an activation fee and probably won't get all my money back out of the modem unless I find someone who hasn't tried it yet :). This is a totally botched implementation.

  • Plano Texas Rep

    I live in north Dallas and travel all around the city. I have yet to connect on 4G towers in over two months. I’m killing the $10 surcharge for now. The map is a complete outright false overlay for my area.

  • Plano Texas Rep

    I live in north Dallas and travel all around the city. I have yet to connect on 4G towers in over two months. I’m killing the $10 surcharge for now. The map is a complete outright false overlay for my area.

  • TJ77

    This clear you are advertising is not available in my area either!

  • Porschewrench

    I get 4g in Nashville. It did 10meg on a speed test. I’m happy with it

  • Alex

    sprint and clear corp. share 4G, clear’s map is more accurate and even shows future coverage. http://www.clear.com/coverage

  • Froggy

    ROTF…Did a goole search for “Sprint’s 4G coverage”, first one was the sprint map you so accurately nailed. Intent on not waisting more than 2 minutes I closed out the site and went to Google’s next link…this one. Priceless.

    • http://tabletcrunch.com Tablet Crunch

      that’s funny – Sprint has yet to produce a viable, yet alone comprehensible
      4G coverage map. Clear is the only 4G coverage map worth looking at.

      Just search “clear 4g map” in the search bar at the top of SMSEO