That makes more sense...it would be very shocking if Sprint's LTE speeds were slower than AT&T's and Verizon's 3G speeds. I have an LTE iPad on Verizon's network so I've had a chance to compare my iPhone 5 AT&T coverage with my iPad's Verizon coverage. Verizon's LTE network, as we all know, is built out more than AT&T's....so I'm more apt to find LTE coverage on Verizon than on AT&T. When I'm able to get LTE coverage on both AT&T and Verizon, Verizon usually edges out AT&T on speed. However, I have also found that Verizon's 3G speeds are much slower than AT&T's 3G, because AT&T's HSPA+ network is faster than Verizon's CDMA network. You are more apt to be affected by the difference in speeds when you don't have access to LTE than you are when you do. In other words, if you're at a place where LTE is available on both AT&T and Verizon, you're not going to notice much difference between 30 Mbps speeds on AT&T and 35 Mbps on Verizon. However, if you have to drop down to 3G due to lack of coverage, the difference between AT&T and Verizon are very noticeable in real world use. My Verizon iPad will usually see below 1 Mbps speeds on their 3G network which makes it excruciatingly slow, while my AT&T iPhone 5 zips along at over 2 Mbps speeds. It appears that Sprint's 3G coverage is similarly slow.