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doesn't match up for us if it goes down this way. Their pcs is on 1900 so they should roll that out for the wholesale with sprint.

I remember what is now saying 1700 was 1900 a week or so ago. It changed

 

 

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Just for kicks... here is my speedtest. BeckleyPosted Image

 

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bu2esyhy.jpg My speeds at home, also Beckley.

 

 

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Where is your approx location? I'm in the Crescent area

 

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My test this morning is more in line with what you had.Posted Image

 

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Where is your approx location? I'm in the Crescent area

 

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Jamescrest, near the Tolls/Tamarack

 

 

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Their is a guy on ntelos Facebook claiming to be getting lte in waynesboro. Can anyone confirm ?

Can't say about Waynesboro, but I've been able to stay on CDMA/LTE setting in C'ville without getting kicked off data which makes me wonder if something's afoot.

 

(Hope springs eternal)

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I've just gotten curious and plugged in things like "nTelos 4G" into twitters search and gotten a few tweets of people saying nTelos is 4G now, no pictures or other confirmation other that that... All of them are in the Waynesboro area.

 

 

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Can't say about Waynesboro, but I've been able to stay on CDMA/LTE setting in C'ville without getting kicked off data which makes me wonder if something's afoot.

(Hope springs eternal)

the guy on facebook said you had to have a sim card he has an iPhone he said that you can buy them at the Waynesboro store

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If only somebody on Sprint could give confirmation that; one it is active for sure and two, Sprint devices can connect to it.

 

 

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Posted Image So I just got confirmation from an nTelos representative that 4G is launched in Waynesboro. Couldn't get any more information beyond that.

 

 

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Is it available to sprint customers ?

 

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Is it available to sprint customers ?

 

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No idea, i'm in Beckley. We are supposed to be the other launch market for them. 

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Lots of tweets saying if you go to nTelos and add a $10 add on to your plan you gain access to LTE. This was one of the screenshots I saw. Hopefully we find out soon if Sprint can connect....


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That's why I hate nTelos. They keep pushing their lower cost plans but in the end they are not going to be any cheaper than the big 4.

 

I really hope Sprint over builds in WV and they sever ties with ntelos.

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Why would they not put this on their website? It's kinda a big deal for some people. Sprint while you are buying T mobile, buy ntelos too for the love of all things good!

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Why would they not put this on their website? It's kinda a big deal for some people. Sprint while you are buying T mobile, buy ntelos too for the love of all things good!

I say they will wait until they launch another market or two to make a deal about it. I think they would get complaints like "oh yeah 4G in one city!"

And buying them would really be nothing but good in my opinion. We can hope!

 

 

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This is not very far from me, but it out of the way. If I get there, I'll check it out!

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Lots of tweets saying if you go to nTelos and add a $10 add on to your plan you gain access to LTE. This was one of the screenshots I saw. Hopefully we find out soon if Sprint can connect....

 

 

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Wow.  Real classy of them.  I wonder if they will sequester LTE access for Sprint Users, who are the ones that stand to gain the most from this.  Why are they being so secretive ?  

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Wow. Real classy of them. I wonder if they will sequester LTE access for Sprint Users, who are the ones that stand to gain the most from this. Why are they being so secretive ?

That's the million dollar question.

 

 

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I will say that it does appear that they've done some backhaul work.  I am in Roanoke,  VA, and, while speeds have not seem a dramatic improvement, they do seem to be significantly better.  I am averaging 1.5Mbps down/500kbps up, and latency seems to averaging <150ms, which for Sprint in 3G is not that bad at all.

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Wow.  Real classy of them.  I wonder if they will sequester LTE access for Sprint Users, who are the ones that stand to gain the most from this.  Why are they being so secretive ?  

 

 

That's the million dollar question.

 

 

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I think they don't want to spend the resources to build out a 4g network.  This all part of a long dance with Sprint. I suspect sometime in 2014 we'll see nTelos agree to a buyout with Sprint. It's especially curious since today we had the news of Sprint working with Dish on fixed wireless internet access just like Dish is doing with nTelos. 

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Same thing here in Beckley WV. 1.5- low 2's down and .6-.8 up. I was in Charleston WV this previous weekend and it was the same story there. 3G improvements seem to have been wide spread fairly quickly which is a good sign. Hopefully LTE is the same story. AND accessible by us Sprint users who depend on it!!!

 

 

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Wow.  Real classy of them.  I wonder if they will sequester LTE access for Sprint Users, who are the ones that stand to gain the most from this.  Why are they being so secretive ?  

 

 

That's the million dollar question.

 

 

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If Sprint has an LTE roaming agreement with nTelos it should be available to Sprint customers. I think they where 1 of the 3 regional carriers that signed a deal with Sprint earlier this year....

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I think they don't want to spend the resources to build out a 4g network.  This all part of a long dance with Sprint. I suspect sometime in 2014 we'll see nTelos agree to a buyout with Sprint. It's especially curious since today we had the news of Sprint working with Dish on fixed wireless internet access just like Dish is doing with nTelos. 

 

Actually I think they wanted to get the best deal possible. I also think based off of their last conference call they want to stay independent.

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