The iPhone can be thought of as the stress test for any wireless carriers network. You don’t need to look any further than yesterday, with AT&T’s activation servers being pounded by new iPhone 4S owners. Apparently Sprint’s 3G network is not responding well to the influx of data hungry iPhone 4S customers. Reports from Sprint’s user forums are not good, with some users reporting abysmal download speeds as shown below.
Some customers have been told it’s due to iPhones ‘not being fully activated for data and that might take up to 48 hours’. Others have been told it’s due to the influx of new customers downloading apps at a greater than normal rate.
Are you a Sprint iPhone 4S customer? How is your data speed? Good, bad? Are things getting better for you?