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Sprint's PCS spectrum position in Memphis goes from nothin' but a hound dog to Graceland

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 03 September 2015 · 5,665 views
Memphis, C Spire, PCS C and 1 more...
Sprint's PCS spectrum position in Memphis goes from nothin' but a hound dog to Graceland by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 3:28 AM MDT  

Ladies and gentlemen, C Spire has left the building. In Memphis. Or so it seems.

Based on an FCC spectrum lease filing that came down the pike earlier this week, Cellular South dba C Spire has applied to lease all of its spectrum in Memphis to Sprint. S4GRU has...


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Sprint affiliate Shentel to buy regional wireless operator nTelos bringing customers and spectrum to Sprint

Posted by S4GRU , in Author: Robert Herron 10 August 2015 · 7,729 views
Sprint, Swiftel, nTelos, Virginia and 1 more...
Sprint affiliate Shentel to buy regional wireless operator nTelos bringing customers and spectrum to Sprint by Robert Herron
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Monday, August 10, 2015 - 10:30 PM MDT  

What began as widespread speculation back in May  came to fruition today. Shenandoah Telecommunications (Shentel) announced its intention to buy nTelos in a $208 million deal ($640 million total counting debt Shentel will assume). The purchase includes network, spectrum...


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Columbus, 8640. The Age of 10 MHz FDD Discovery.

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 03 August 2015 · 6,806 views
10 MHz FDD, refarming and 1 more...
Columbus, 8640. The Age of 10 MHz FDD Discovery. by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 1:28 PM MDT  

Columbus. But not 1492. Just 8640. And 26640, too.

This discovery did not require an Italian navigator sailing under the Spanish flag, nor the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. Instead, the explorers were an intrepid S4GRU Columbus membership group  (sorry, re...


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Even More Guardians of the Samsung Galaxy

Posted by lilotimz , in Author: Tim Yu, Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 21 July 2015 · 4,517 views
Samsung, Galaxy, Note5, S6 Edge+ and 2 more...
Even More Guardians of the Samsung Galaxy by Tim Yu and Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 1:20 PM MDT  

On the heels of the first of the late summer/early fall flagship handsets that S4GRU reported on two weeks ago , a second group of superheroes has appeared. And both of these new handsets are destined to be the size of a galaxy. So, take note, and stay o...


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[PSA] Carrier Aggregation Now Officially Live

Posted by lilotimz , in Author: Tim Yu 15 July 2015 · 15,667 views
B41, CA, carrier aggregation
[PSA] Carrier Aggregation Now Officially Live by Tim Yu  
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates      
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 3:17 PM MDT  

Consider this just a public service announcement. Sprint Spark Band 41 Carrier Aggregation (2x CA) now is officially live according to a Sprint internal announcement leaked on Reddit today by a verified Sprint employee in the Sprint subreddit. Late last month, S4GRU fo...


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Teaser: Hello Moto (X)?

Posted by lilotimz , in Author: Tim Yu 07 July 2015 · 4,710 views
IHDT56UC1, Motorola X, Moto X and 2 more...
Teaser: Hello Moto (X)? by Tim Yu
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 08:51 AM MDT  

Mid summer has arrived in the northern hemisphere, and that means the harvest of fall flagship handsets is just getting underway. (The exception are Apples, which are planted and picked all in one afternoon in September.)

The past two weeks brought our first crop. A new autho...


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[UPDATED] EDITORIAL: Marcelo, that's not quite what we were thinking "All In" would look like

Posted by S4GRU , in Author: Robert Herron 30 June 2015 · 7,943 views

[UPDATED] EDITORIAL:  Marcelo, that's not quite what we were thinking "All In" would look like by Robert Herron
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 1:30 PM MDT  

Update: at 7:00 p.m. MDT Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure announced the following on Twitter, "We heard you loud and clear and we are removing the 600 kbps on streaming video.  #Allin    and we won't stop"  
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We don't do many editorials here at S4GRU. We tend to editorialize...


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Sprint LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation Discovered Live Today in Atlanta (B41 2xCA)

Posted by S4GRU , in Author: Robert Herron 24 June 2015 · 13,510 views
LTE, LTE Advanced and 5 more...
Sprint LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation Discovered Live Today in Atlanta (B41 2xCA) by Robert Herron
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 5:20 PM MDT  

It's finally   happening. 2x Carrier Aggregation was found in the wild today on the Sprint network! We have been receiving reports for the past several months that second B41 channels were appearing all over Sprint-land, but nothing about finding them being aggregated t...


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(UPDATED) Use the 4th, LG. May the 4th Be with You.

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 08 May 2015 · 6,323 views
LG, G4, CCA, RRPP and 1 more...
(UPDATED) Use the 4th, LG. May the 4th Be with You. by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 12:15 PM MDT  

Update: A week after the Sprint variant LG G4 original authorization documents were released at the FCC OET and S4GRU published this RF performance article, a Class II Permissive Change filing  was added to the G4's docket. In writing the article last week, we did not...


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Take Two! Sprint offers BYOD for Apple Devices

Posted by S4GRU , in Author: Robert Herron 12 March 2015 · 15,533 views
Sprint, Apple, iPhone, BYOD
Take Two!  Sprint offers BYOD for Apple Devices .  
by Robert Herron
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:40 AM MDT  

Back in December, S4GRU brought to you news that Sprint was opening up their network for Apple iPhone devices  from other networks to be brought in and used on theirs. BYOD - Bring Your Own Device. Or, as Sprint is calling it, BYOAD...Bring Your Own Apple Device. Ho...


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Summer of 6&9: Samsung and HTC Rock Out with Their Flagships for the Season

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 03 March 2015 · 19,768 views
Samsung, Galaxy S6 and 5 more...
Summer of 6&9:  Samsung and HTC Rock Out with Their Flagships for the Season by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 12:15 PM MST  

I got my first real smartphone.
Bought it at the five and dime.
Browsed S4GRU 'til my fingers bled.
Was the summer of 6&9.

Spring has not quite yet sprung for a few more weeks. But with the annual Mobile World Congress just wrapping up today in Barcelona, new s...


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Sprint planning large network expansion adding 9,000 new LTE sites nationwide

Posted by S4GRU , in Author: Robert Herron 24 February 2015 · 36,197 views
Network Vision, LTE, Network and 6 more...
Sprint planning large network expansion adding 9,000 new LTE sites nationwide by Robert Herron
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 2:45 PM MST  

Sprint is embarking on a significant expansion of its network. The first major addition of compatible sites to its network in a decade. Past expansion has been limited to buyouts of Nextel and Clearwire, both of which included networks of different technologies. Organi...


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BYOD FTW! Sprint to allow Apple Devices from other Providers on to their network

Posted by S4GRU , in Author: Robert Herron 19 December 2014 · 26,242 views
Apple, iPhone, iPad, Plans
BYOD FTW!  Sprint to allow Apple Devices from other Providers on to their network .  
UPDATE, Thursday, March 12, 2015 11:40 AM MDT:  BYOAD is back.  Follow this link for new article:  http://s4gru.com/ind...le-devices/    

UPDATE, Saturday, December 20, 2014 12:15 PM MST:
I have received a message that Sprint is postponing this until further notice. Hopefully it will be instit...


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Cellular Cornucopia: A Sort of Sprint Holiday Shopping Guide

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 13 November 2014 · 31,461 views
Samsung, Galaxy Note Edge, Google and 6 more...
Cellular Cornucopia: A Sort of Sprint Holiday Shopping Guide by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 7:46 AM MST  

'Tis the season for turkey and tablets, pumpkin pie and "phablets." So, whet your appetites, and get ready for a movable feast -- or should I say, a mobile feast.

Welcome to the first annual S4GRU holiday shopping guide. This may be nothing more than a one year tr...


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800 Reasons in South Florida why Sprint is further delayed to deploy LTE on 800MHz

Posted by S4GRU , in Author: Kristofer Maki 15 October 2014 · 26,896 views
SMR, Rebanding, 800MHz, Miami and 3 more...
800 Reasons in South Florida why Sprint is further delayed to deploy LTE on 800MHz by Kristofer Maki
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 11:00 AM MDT  

With great patience comes great reward. And with all the waiting that Sprint customers in South Florida have been doing lately, many are wishing it will pay off in spades, and soon. Indeed, I am referring to the 800MHz spectrum embargo that is still occurring in Sou...