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Sprint's Technical Chief Operating Officer Günther Ottendorfer to be hosted in a Reddit AMA tomorrow

Posted by S4GRU , in Author: Robert Herron 11 September 2016 · 4,507 views

Sprint's Technical Chief Operating Officer Günther Ottendorfer to be hosted in a Reddit AMA tomorrow by Robert Herron  
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
September 11, 2016 - 12:30 PM PDT    

We have many good friends over at the Sprint Reddit  page, and many of our members spend a lot of time there. They are excited at their recent score to host an AMA with Sprint's new COO of Technology, Günther Ottendorfer.

S4GRU wants to help spread the news. The AMA i...


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S4GRU Gift Account/Scholarship Account New Year Fund Drive

Posted by S4GRU , in Author: Robert Herron 20 December 2015 · 5,003 views

S4GRU Gift Account/Scholarship Account New Year Fund Drive by Robert Herron
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 8:30 PM MST (edited)  

Happy New Year!      

Some of you are aware that S4GRU maintains a gift account/scholarship account. When a member cannot afford to renew or upgrade, we draw from this account to help others in need. It seems like this year we have had more people down on the...


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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 · 7,978 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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[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 · 8,495 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 · 14,113 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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Take Two! Sprint offers BYOD for Apple Devices

Posted by S4GRU , in Author: Robert Herron 12 March 2015 · 15,743 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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Sprint planning large network expansion adding 9,000 new LTE sites nationwide

Posted by S4GRU , in Author: Robert Herron 24 February 2015 · 37,271 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 · 26,532 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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And the Band 41 marches on...in the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for Sprint

Posted by S4GRU , in Author: Robert Herron 09 September 2014 · 29,576 views
iPhone, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and 5 more...
And the Band 41 marches on...in the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for Sprint by Robert Herron
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 5:55 PM MDT  
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The news so many of our members have been eagerly awaiting...the announcement of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus occurred today.  A LOT  of information has been leaked out the previous weeks. More than I can ever remember from an Apple product. But some new inform...


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Sprint purportedly giving up on T-Mobile acquisition and Sprint CEO Dan Hesse to leave company

Posted by S4GRU , in Author: Robert Herron 05 August 2014 · 20,411 views

Sprint purportedly giving up on T-Mobile acquisition and Sprint CEO Dan Hesse to leave company by Robert Herron
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 5:30 PM MDT  

The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg are reporting this evening that Sprint will announce tomorrow morning that it will stop pursuing a purchase of T-Mobile USA.

Furthermore, according to these leaks to financial media, it is also anticipated that Sprint CEO Dan Hesse...


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Sprint is proceeding with a VoLTE network that focuses on interoperability with Domestic and International VoLTE carriers

Posted by S4GRU , in Author: Robert Herron 16 July 2014 · 33,898 views
Sprint LTE, VoLTE, LTE and 4 more...
Sprint is proceeding with a VoLTE network that focuses on interoperability with Domestic and International VoLTE carriers by Robert Herron
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 5:30 PM MDT  

Hold the phones!   One day, you won’t have to worry about holding the phones  as Sprint moves to VoLTE for its voice telephone services. That is because VoLTE (Voice over LTE) will allow customers to do a voice call and LTE data simultaneously. S4GRU is now able to conf...


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Will LTE service on Rural Roaming Preferred Program partner networks be native coverage for Sprint customers?

Posted by S4GRU , in Author: Robert Herron 10 July 2014 · 23,185 views
Sprint LTE, CCA and 3 more...
Will LTE service on Rural Roaming Preferred Program partner networks be native coverage for Sprint customers? by Robert Herron
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 1:30 PM MDT  

A few months back, Sprint announced new group partnerships with members of the CCA (Competitive Carriers Association) to expand the availability of Sprint LTE availability in many places across the country outside Sprint service areas. Additionally, Sprint has recently f...


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Nexus 5 and LG G2 experience temporary Sprint LTE connectivity issues due to Circuit Switched Fallback technology

Posted by S4GRU , in Author: Robert Herron 11 November 2013 · 79,808 views

Nexus 5 and LG G2 experience temporary Sprint LTE connectivity issues due to Circuit Switched Fallback technology by Robert Herron
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Monday, November 11, 2013 - 11:55 PM MST  

S4GRU Staff and Members have been anxiously waiting for over a year for smartphones that would support all three of Sprint’s LTE bands. Since April 2012, Sprint LTE devices have been limited to only one band. Band 25 (1900MHz in the PCS Band). Subsequently, Sprint...


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Sprint deploys special Ground Mount Option Network Vision sites in some low capacity and high engineering locations

Posted by S4GRU , in Author: Robert Herron 13 February 2013 · 32,622 views
Sprint 4G, LTE and 6 more...
Sprint deploys special Ground Mount Option Network Vision sites in some low capacity and high engineering locations by Robert Herron
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 1:13 AM MST  

Often you may see us refer to a GMO site around S4GRU.  But, what is a GMO site?  GMO stands for Ground Mount Option.  Or sometimes, it will be referred to as a GMR (Ground Mount RRU) site.   In this article we will explain many points about the Ground Mount Option....


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Sprint internal correspondence discusses Network Vision Progress/Issues with Employees

Posted by S4GRU , in Author: Robert Herron 31 January 2013 · 31,119 views

Sprint internal correspondence discusses Network Vision Progress/Issues with Employees by Robert Herron
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 10:33 AM MST  

Today we feature text from internal correspondence that was distributed to Sprint employees regarding the state of the Network Vision deployment and addresses key points that employees often encounter with the public.  It is from a Q&A session with Chad Elliott,...






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