It is the first time for Sprint to offer Apple’s widely popular smartphone to its customers. The carrier after 4 years of launch of the first iPhone, finally gets the coverage for iPhone 4S but disappoints it customers.
When a company gets such a successful deal it is expected to get the best out of it, but several Sprint subscribers have been complaining about the device’s 3G data transfer rates. iDownloadBlog did a test last week checking for transfer speeds on all three carriers AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. The test included web browsing, Youtube streaming and speedtest.net results. In comparison Sprint displayed pathetic results, here is the video showing the comparison.
That’s just one test that shows poor 3G performance of Sprint, many customers had similar complaints which probably has led Sprint to respond to this allegation.
Sprint statement via PCMag :-
As always, Sprint is carefully monitoring the performance of the 3G network. We are looking into a small number of reports of slow data speeds when using the iPhone 4S, however there are also reports showing that Sprint’s network is the fastest, such as the Gizmodo report that came out earlier today.
Speed tests represent a moment in time and are subject to many variables including weather, time of day, device, and proximity to a tower. Sprint will continue to monitor the feedback we are getting from our customers and will investigate and resolve any issues that may arise
Its still unclear what Gizmodo reports is the company referring to. PCMag also did tests of various mobile networks speeds in June this year, which included results for both 3G and 4G networks. In comparison, Sprint had almost the lowest speed results then as well.
Sprint offering unlimited data plans seems like a big trap, as it persuades everyone in buying and then people suffer from this bad Internet experience .