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Atlanta/Athens Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 8:44 AM MDT   In the first article of our new Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series, S4GRU brings you to Atlanta, Georgia. Sprint announced to the world early in Network Vision that the Atlanta/Athens market would be one of their first LTE launches. Slated for the end of June 2012.   Since the announcement last December, Sprint's Network Vision OEM Ericsson has been busy with deployment. As of this week,

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(UPDATED) Samsung Galaxy S3 passes FCC muster, launch imminent?

(UPDATED) Samsung Galaxy S3 passes FCC muster, launch imminent?

by Andrew J. Shepherd Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, June 1, 2012 - 11:58 PM MDT   Update: Sprint has scheduled an exclusive Samsung event for the evening of June 12 in Boston. It looks like the Samsung Galaxy S3 coming out party has been set.   Just as the HTC EVO 4G LTE is setting up for its delayed national street date tomorrow June 2, it may sooner than expected be getting another high profile cousin in Sprint's burgeoning line up of Network Vision ready, LTE capable d

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Looks like EVO LTE launch back on...for May 23rd

Looks like EVO LTE launch back on...for May 23rd

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 12:06 PM MDT   It appears Sprint is moving forward with a revised launch date of the EVO LTE on Wednesday, May 23rd. Our source yesterday said that Sprint was working toward the 23rd. The blog Inside Sprint Now is reporting that the 23rd appears to be a go. In an e-mail to one of our Sprint sources for more information, he did confirm that May 23rd is being said internally, but he has no details about the specific

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EVO LTE shipments are confirmed delayed

EVO LTE shipments are confirmed delayed

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 6:59 PM MDT   Earlier today, S4GRU.com reported that shipments of the new EVO LTE are being delayed. We took a lot of heat from folks that thought we were full of it. But I had so much faith in my source that I ran the story anyway taking the shots on the chin. Not 100% sure even myself, but knew this source was solid. So I pulled the trigger and hoped it panned out. And now The Verge is reporting the cause of the delay

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Looks like there is a delay on the EVO LTE pre-order shipments

Looks like there is a delay on the EVO LTE pre-order shipments

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 11:12 AM MDT   I just received information from a very reliable internal Sprint source that there is a delay occurring with the shipments of the EVO LTE pre-orders. According to the source, the delay is being caused by HTC and may impact shipments going out as late as May 25th. This may be the cause of the EVO LTE pre-order statuses being changed yesterday for many customers to "back-ordered." What is not clear yet

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New Flagship 4G LTE Device in Sprint Lenexa Labs for testing

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 12:12 PM MDT   We let the cat out of the bag a little early yesterday in a screen shot from another article, but Sprint 4G Rollout Updates can report to you that a new mystery device (currently codenamed NDA #105) has entered Sprint's Lenexa Labs for testing. S4GRU has actually known about this device since February, but now that the source has approved the release of the documents, we are reporting it to you.   What we kno

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EVO LTE Pre-Order under way with ship dates as soon as May 15th

EVO LTE Pre-Order under way with ship dates as soon as May 15th

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, May 7, 2012 - 10:14 AM MDT     Good news, everyone! As most of you already know, the HTC EVO 4G LTE pre-order is under way. And you can reserve yours by following this link to the Sprint Pre-Order page. I ordered one for my wife. This is a quality phone, no doubt. And the legions of fans are lining up for their shot at one of the first units. The iconic EVO name will be living on with a superior device worthy of its heritage.

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S4GRU reconfirms June 10th Launch of the EVO 4G LTE

S4GRU reconfirms June 10th Launch of the EVO 4G LTE

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 2:00 AM MDT   Rumors are spreading like wildfire that the EVO LTE is going to be launching early...maybe even as soon as the middle of May. However, S4GRU.com has received internal documentation from a source in Sprint's Product Development division that reconfirms the June 10th launch date for the new HTC EVO 4G LTE. In fact, the EVO LTE is currently finishing up its stay in the Sprint Lenexa labs and was schedu

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Sprint intentionally blocking new LTE devices from accessing live LTE sites

Sprint intentionally blocking new LTE devices from accessing live LTE sites

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, April 23, 2012 - 6:14 PM MDT   Sprint 4G Rollout Updates is keeping track of all the live LTE sites in the country. And as of last Friday, there are now approximately 200 LTE sites that are "On-Air." S4GRU's AJ Shepherd even has verified some of these LTE sites are live using his spectrum analyzer. Sprint is indeed broadcasting LTE on PCS G-Block, just as we are indicating. S4GRU.com is now able to confirm why new Sprint LTE devic

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Sprint battling Network Vision deployment woes in the Windy City

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, April 23, 2012 - 1:59 PM MDT   Can you hear me now? No, I mean really? This isn't some Verizon TV commercial joke.   This is really the situation in Sprint's Chicago market. Many of you, especially in outer Chicagoland, like in Joliet, Aurora, Elgin, Addison, Rochelle and Morris are getting dropped calls like crazy. And other performance issues. As any of you who closely follow S4GRU.com, you know that Samsung is rolling out Network V

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My take with the new LG Viper 4G LTE from Hutch, Kansas

My take with the new LG Viper 4G LTE from Hutch, Kansas

by Rickie Smith Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, April 23, 2012 - 9:01 AM MDT   The LG Viper is one of Sprint’s first 4G LTE capable phones, and was launched along side with the GNEX LTE. When you first take it out of the box the phone is very light and thin and may lead you to believe that this phone can’t be all too powerful and great, but it is, just like its name suggests. The phone's casing is 50 percent recycled plastic and the package is made from 87 percent recycled material,

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Spectrum Shortages - Why it's happening and what can be done

by Jeff Foster Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, April 20, 2012 - 11:31 AM MDT   Is there a "spectrum shortage?" Those two words send shivers down the spines of wireless industry executives. New services demand ever more spectrum, and, the story goes, there simply isn't enough spectrum available. An Internet search engine will easily find hundreds of thousands of links to the term "spectrum shortage." Many claim that it will be the downfall of America. The dwindling availability o

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Sprint LTE Coverage Map of live sites around Waco, Texas

Sprint LTE Coverage Map of live sites around Waco, Texas

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 12:59 AM MDT   Last week we brought you a live LTE coverage map from Sprint sites in the Atlanta/Athens, Georgia area, and now we are bringing you a Sprint LTE coverage map from Waco, Texas. Waco is in the Sprint Austin market. The coverage you see below is from a 4G LTE FIT (Field Implementation Test) that Sprint and Network Vision Partner Ericsson created. It was put together to begin testing and training LTE

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New Network Vision Photos and Performance Info from a new site in Beverly, Massachusetts

New Network Vision Photos and Performance Info from a new site in Beverly, Massachusetts

Click on Images Above to View Photo Album     Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 10:49 PM MDT   S4GRU Member Cpeatridge follows along with all the latest information at Sprint 4G Rollout Updates, and then noticed one day that we were claiming that a site near him in Beverly, Massachusetts was updated. So Chris did what any other S4GRU follower would do...go investigate. Chris was able to get several good shots of the site, includi

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Clarification on Reported New Sprint 4G LTE Cities

Clarification on Reported New Sprint 4G LTE Cities

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 12:29 PM MDT Yesterday, the site TechnoBuffalo.com ran a story about the possibility of discovering more Network Vision and LTE markets that appeared to them to be on the horizon. It was also picked up by several major tech sites, including CNET and The Verge. Since I have seen the document in question before, and I know what it is that we are looking at, I thought I would explain clearly what you are seeing. First

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Sprint Galaxy Nexus available for pre-order now...physically available on April 22nd

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, April 16, 2012 - 8:29 AM MDT   I woke up this morning to AndroidCentral.com proclaiming to us all that Sprint's Galaxy Nexus is now available for pre-order. Talk about a soft launch!   Pricing is $199 on contract, as has been said the past few weeks. Looks like the device will be available in stores on April 22nd. It sounds like pre-orders can get into the hands of customers even slightly earlier by their language. Seems consistent wit

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HTC EVO 4G LTE tech details revealed in FCC OET filing

by Andrew J. Shepherd Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 2:55 PM MDT     A few weeks ago, S4GRU was the first to bring you the news of the HTC codenamed "Jet" that was recently unveiled as the HTC EVO 4G LTE headed to Sprint this summer. Today, the EVO 4G LTE applications hit the FCC OET (Office of Engineering and Technology) database. S4GRU brings you the technical rundown, including some important revelations.     CDMA1X + EV-DO band classes 0, 1, 10 (i.e. CDMA1X

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Is Sprint going to show up "Sooner" in the Show Me State?

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 1:31 AM MDT     Sprint 4G Rollout Updates has completed announcements on the first two rounds of Network Vision, naming just over 40 of Sprint's 97 markets as slated to begin deployment before the end of 2012. Sprint's Network Vision and LTE Deployment are in full swing with First Round markets cranking out production. Even some Second Round markets will begin deployment as soon as May.   S4GRU has recently been appris

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S4GRU first to capture Sprint LTE live in the wild!

by Andrew J. Shepherd and Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, April 6, 2012 - 2:20 PM MDT   Today, S4GRU brings you the wireless equivalent of the much sought after paparazzi photo of the newborn celebrity baby. In an S4GRU exclusive, here is the first published look at a live Sprint LTE signal.   Sprint recently lit up a cluster of Network Vision sites in Olathe, KS within Sprint's Kansas market. With trusty spectrum analyzer in tow, S4GRU staff ventured to Olathe this morni

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WiWavelength

 

Network Vision Schedule Update for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 1:41 AM MDT   ¡Hola mis amigos en Puerto Rico! Aquí está su información...I finally am able to bring you a schedule update for Isla del Encanto and the Virgin Islands. Samsung and their subcontractors are indeed beginning work in the PR/VI market this month and will get started on the first 22 sites.   NV Schedule Map of Puerto Rico. Click on image to enlarge.   The Network Vision schedule for the entire marke

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HTC EVO 4G LTE Announced, and We're Impressed

by Danny Bullard Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 9:45 PM MDT   Earlier today, HTC and Sprint announced the highly anticipated next generation EVO, dubbed as the EVO 4G LTE. Kinda of a long name huh? Well it's not about the name, it's about the device itself. The EVO 4G LTE has a HUGE 4.7" 720p screen with a Super LCD2 display.   Powering this device is ICS covered with SENSE 4.0 with Qualcomm's S4 chip. This device is basically Sprint's version of the ONE X, so it has

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Are Microsoft and Nokia brewing up “the perfect storm” for Apple and Android’s smartphone market share?

by Scott Johnson Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, April 2, 2012 - 12:29 PM MDT   Microsoft entered the modern era of smartphone operating systems with the release of their Windows Phone 7 (WP7) platform. The first WP7 handsets went on sale October 21st 2010 with Sprint receiving their lone WP7 offering 5 months later with the HTC Arrive. The HTC Arrive suffered from slow sales numbers and Sprint brass quoting a poor “user experience” for returns of the device. There was recently evidence th

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Are Milwaukee and Cleveland making a run on the Sprint Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule?

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, April 2, 2012 - 1:00 AM MDT   Oh my friends in Milwaukee, you have been so patient. Well, most of you. Especially my pal, Frank! It seems like I am harassed every day by someone in Beer City USA. Some of S4GRU's most loyal fans hail from Milwaukee. We are very happy to provide you an update. For you and your fellow Great Lakes neighbors in Cleveland.   As most of you who are reading this article know, Sprint 4G Rollout Updates has rel

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