Is Sprint a viable carrier for smartphones right now?

Posted Apr 25, 2012 at 10:14 am in Threads > Opinions

This is truly a question I have that I want others to answer. This is by no means me dissin’ Sprint. I am legitimately concerned about them and I’d like to know what the general public thinks about this.

Why am I asking this?
Because it seems like every day I read an article, a tweet, or hear from somebody in person how their Sprint 3G or 4G speeds tend to be less than 0.5mbps. To me, this is totally unacceptable and leads me to believe that Sprint is no longer a viable carrier for smartphone users. While not an absolute, it seems to me that I need a connection that can handle ~1mbps or more, otherwise I’m unhappy with my smartphone experience.

So I (never having been a Sprint customer before) ask you (who has been or is a Sprint customer): Is Sprint a viable carrier for smartphones right now?