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Sprint's Technical Chief Operating Officer Günther Ottendorfer 2nd Reddit AMA live now!

Posted by lilotimz , in Author: Tim Yu 16 December 2016 · 2,454 views
AMA, r/sprint, reddit, gunther
Sprint's Technical Chief Operating Officer Günther Ottendorfer 2nd Reddit AMA live now! Tim Yu  
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
December 15, 2016 - 9:40 PM PDT    

It's been but a blink of an eye since Sprint CTO Gunther's last Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) but he's back!  

Right now, December 16, 2016 at 11 AM to 12 PM PDT , he is doing his second AMA  on R/Sprint .  


Be sure to check it out and ask him many questions that have kept...


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[PSA] The holy LTE trinity. A third Band 41 carrier now going live!

Posted by lilotimz , in Author: Tim Yu 08 April 2016 · 9,767 views
3x Band 41, 3rd Band 41 carrier and 2 more...
[PSA] The holy LTE trinity. A third Band 41 carrier now going live! by Tim Yu
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 3:40 PM MDT  

Over the past week, S4GRU members in multiple Sprint markets have discovered new EARFCNs and corresponding GCI endings that identify new Band 41 LTE carriers.

The EARFCN is the center frequency of an LTE carrier that, along with the carrier bandwidth, identifies the carrier pl...


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[Teaser] Life's Good with VoLTE?

Posted by lilotimz , in Author: Tim Yu 16 March 2016 · 8,665 views
LG, G5, LS992, 2x CA, VoLTE
[Teaser] Life's Good with VoLTE? by Tim Yu
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 9:13 PM MDT  

Authors Edit (8/25/16): According to a report , the LG G5 (and HTC 9) is indeed capable of 3xCA specifically for Sprint due to the intraband contiguous setup Sprint utilizes.    

The spotlight may have been largely on the Samsung Galaxy for the past few weeks, but from beh...


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Not just with AT&T, Sprint swaps spectrum with T-Mobile and VZW, too.

Posted by lilotimz , in Author: Tim Yu 04 March 2016 · 6,741 views
spectrum swap, VZW, T-Mobile and 4 more...
Not just with AT&T, Sprint swaps spectrum with T-Mobile and VZW, too. by Tim Yu
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Friday, March 4, 2016 - 8:25 AM MST  

A little over two weeks ago, S4GRU published an article  detailing a multi-market PCS 1900 MHz swap between Sprint and AT&T that increased spectrum contiguity for both operators in several markets. In that article, we mentioned how that spectrum swap might be the first of m...


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"What's the frequency, Kenneth?" Sprint and AT&T tango to trade PCS frequencies.

Posted by lilotimz , in Author: Tim Yu, Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 12 February 2016 · 7,049 views
spectrum swap, AT&T, PCS C block and 3 more...
"What's the frequency, Kenneth?" Sprint and AT&T tango to trade PCS frequencies. by Tim Yu and Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 6:25 AM MST  

Call it a comeback. The band, the PCS band is getting back together. Pun intended. You will understand soon.

After a two year absence, the popular one , two , three  part "What's the frequency, Kenneth?" article series is back for an encore. For fu...


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[UPDATED] Teaser: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. One of "US." One variant each for all of the US?

Posted by lilotimz , in Author: Tim Yu, Author: Josh McDaniel, Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 03 February 2016 · 12,738 views
GS7, GS7e, Galaxy S7 and 7 more...
[UPDATED] Teaser: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. One of "US." One variant each for all of the US? by Josh McDaniel, Tim Yu, and Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 11:50 PM MST  

Update: Further inspection of the FCC OET authorization filings has shown that while Samsung will produce only one "US" hardware variant each for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, it still will delineate operator specific "V," "A,"...


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Sprint enters the Relay race

Posted by lilotimz , in Author: Tim Yu 18 January 2016 · 10,878 views
Flexi Zone Band 41 and 4 more...
Sprint enters the Relay race by Tim Yu
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Monday, January 25, 2016 - 8:30 AM MST  

For the past year, Sprint has commented a lot about its coming "Next Generation Network" deployment that aims to improve greatly Sprint's network capacity and coverage. Much of that speculation has been over how Sprint intends to feed backhaul to the "tens of thousands" of...


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[PSA] LTE roam if you want to. Plus (+), it may count as native coverage.

Posted by lilotimz , in Author: Tim Yu, Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 06 December 2015 · 10,623 views
LTE Roaming, LTE Roaming+
[PSA] LTE roam if you want to. Plus (+), it may count as native coverage. by Tim Yu and Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 2:55 AM MST  

S4GRU staff is burning the well past midnight oil for our readers. Overnight, Sprint has unofficially updated its network coverage map tool to include LTE Roaming+ and LTE Roaming acquired via its participation in the Competitive Carriers Association...


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[UPDATE 2] [Teaser] Is S4GRU 5X certain that this is the new Nexus 5X?

Posted by lilotimz , in Author: Tim Yu, Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 25 September 2015 · 22,530 views
LG, Google, Nexus 5X
[UPDATE 2] [Teaser] Is S4GRU 5X certain that this is the new Nexus 5X? by Tim Yu
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 5:44 PM MDT  

Update 2: S4GRU's technical editor here again. It is Monday, October 19, and today is the day. Many of the Nexus 5X first preorders started shipping this morning for delivery later this week. You also may have caught the Nexus 5X television commercial that Google ran mul...


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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 · 4,521 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 · 15,677 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 · 4,713 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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Teaser: That Aquos Crystal is SHARP. Take the edge off.

Posted by lilotimz , in Author: Tim Yu 17 August 2014 · 17,706 views
Sharp, Triband, Spark, LTE and 1 more...
Teaser: That Aquos Crystal is SHARP. Take the edge off. by Tim Yu
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 8:14 AM MDT  

[Update] Sprint has announced the Sharp Aquos Crystal which confirms our findings and theories this certified device is indeed the Sharp Aquos Crystal.  

While rummaging through recent FCC OET (Office of Engineering and Technology) authorizations on a hot evening in late Jul...