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Sprint's Network Vision & LTE Deployments will soon come speeding into Washington, D.C. to jump start stalled bureaucracy

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 3:33 AM MST   OK, Sprint 4G Rollout Updates is prepared to name the third city that Sprint's Network Vision vendor Alcatel/Lucent is deploying during 2012...Washington, D.C. The District will soon be getting another LTE option, but this time via the Now Network. In the past few days, we announced that Sprint is working on Network Vision/LTE Deployment in the San Francisco Bay market and Boston market. And now we can

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"Two if by LTE!!!" declares Sprint 4G Rollout Updates as Boston is named as a Network Vision/LTE city for 2012

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, February 20, 2012 - 1:33 AM MST   OK, Sprint 4G Rollout Updates is prepared to name the second city that Sprint's Network Vision vendor Alcatel/Lucent is deploying during 2012...Boston, Massachusetts. Bean Town, and soon to be LTE Town for Sprint. On Friday, we announced that Sprint is working on Network Vision/LTE Deployment in the San Francisco Bay Market. And now we can tell you that the Sprint Boston market is also about to begin work

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S4GRU

 

VIDEO: Catch to AT&T Unlimited Plans? Sheppard Smith unloads!!!

OK...some late night humor. Here is a clip from Fox News' Sheppard Smith complaining about AT&T's bait and switch on his unlimited plan. He's angry, and it's pretty funny. Click on the image below to load.     Thanks to Brian Jones for posting the link on our Facebook page.

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S4GRU

 

Samsung Epic Touch LTE coming soon to Sprint???

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 2:22 PM MST   Has the new Samsung Epic Touch LTE just been discovered going through WiFi certification? It's possible that this is the new already announced Galaxy Nexus. However, the numbering seems to be more in-line with the Epic 4G Touch.   The model number is SPH-L710. SPH = Sprint Handset; L indicates LTE. 710 was the same number for SGS2 Epic 4G Touch. Could it possibly be??? The Sprint Galaxy Nexus has t

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Evidently Dan Hesse left his heart in San Francisco...because Sprint 4G Rollout Updates is announcing this as a Network Vision/LTE city for 2012!

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, February 17, 2012 - 1:06 PM MST   As many of you have seen and heard, Sprint 4G Rollout Updates is preparing a long series of announcements of Network Vision updates. We have been teasing you for over a week now. Well, we are prepared to release one market name to you. S4GRU has been able to obtain information that Sprint’s Network Vision contractor Samsung is actively working on Network Vision and LTE deployment in the Sprint San Francis

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Clearwire releases 4th quarter 2011 results, talks about TD-LTE

Clearwire releases 4th quarter 2011 results, talks about TD-LTE

by Andrew J. Shepherd Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 4:45 PM MST   Clearwire released its fourth quarter and full year 2011 results in a conference call with investors, analysts, and the media this afternoon. S4GRU was on the call to bring you this report.   Clearwire highlighted its 8-K report with the following statistics: Record Fourth Quarter 2011 Revenue of $361.9 Million, Up 107% Year Over Year From $175.2 Million Full Year Revenu

WiWavelength

WiWavelength

 

Samsung Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule & details for Sprint's Chicago Market

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, February 13, 2012 - 4:19 AM MST   A little over a week ago, Sprint 4G Rollout Updates brought you an article with some details about Network Vision deployment in Chicago. At that time, we reported that the Windy City would receive its Network Vision in cluster deployments. In this article we expand with more detailed information on how Samsung will deploy these clusters based on new information from an internal undisclosed source close to

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Network Vision Drawings for a site in Overland Park, Kansas

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 8:59 PM MST   Another set of Network Vision drawings have appeared, and of course we have to post them up here at Sprint 4G Rollout Updates. There isn't anything earth shattering in these drawings that weren't really in the drawings S4GRU published a month ago in Lawrence, Kansas.   The new drawings show a roof mounted cell site on top of the Hillcrest Bank at the corner of W. 95th and Nieman Road in Overland Park, Kan

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S4GRU

 

SNL mocks Verizon's 4G LTE Campaign

In a YouTube video I saw this morning lighting up all over Twitter, Saturday Night Live has spoofed Verizon's 4G LTE commercials. It would be even funnier if they mocked their LTE network outages. Maybe that's next week?   To view the video, click on the image below. The original YouTube embed was taken down because NBC Universal complained to YouTube about Copyright infringement. Now the image below links you directly to the non-infrnging video on the NBC Universal site. You will have to

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S4GRU

 

Spectrum Analysis Part Two...Sprint and T-Mobile spare PCS spectrum would pair nicely for a LTE Partnership

by Andrew J. Shepherd Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, February 10, 2012 - 12:22 PM MST     In part one of this series, we discussed how Sprint could theoretically leverage its long held PCS A-F block spectrum to deploy a second 5 MHz x 5 MHz LTE channel in many markets alongside the 5 MHz x 5 MHz LTE channel that Sprint plans to roll out in its unused, nationwide PCS G block 10 MHz spectrum. Here is the rundown:   . Verizon Wireless (VZW) and AT&T Mobility (AT&T) have the Up

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Spectrum Analysis...Does Sprint have more options for additional LTE carriers?

by Andrew J. Shepherd Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 10:01 AM MST   Within the wireless industry and among wireless enthusiasts, it is fairly common knowledge that Verizon Wireless (VZW) and AT&T Mobility (AT&T) have landed Boardwalk and Park Place, respectively, in terms of wireless spectrum for LTE deployment. (Pardon the Monopoly…er, duopoly pun.) VZW has huge Upper 700 MHz C block 22 MHz licenses that it holds nationwide. And AT&T has a not quite a

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Sprint announces Kansas City and Baltimore to Network Vision & LTE launches for first half of 2012

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 6:08 AM MST   Today in a Sprint Q4 2011 Conference Call, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse announced Kansas City and Baltimore as receiving Network Vision overhauls (including LTE deployment) in Mid 2012. Most of the conference call was focused on financial reporting, and more specifically how the iPhone impacted financials. This is something Wall Street has been clamoring for since Sprint announced it was getting the iPhone back i

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S4GRU

Sprint Regional Affiliate Shentel releases some more Network Vision info in conference call with investors

Sprint Regional Affiliate Shentel releases some more Network Vision info in conference call with investors

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates- Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 11:21 AM MST   In a conference call yesterday with investors, Sprint Regional Affiliate, Shenandoah Telecommunications (aka Shentel) provided a little more clarity with their Network Vision and LTE plans for the next 24 months, as well as some details of their new agreement with Sprint Nextel. "The amendment creates a win-win situation for both Sprint Nextel and Shentel and allows us to upgrade our network in accor

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S4GRU

Sprint unveils iDEN Network Website with Decommissioning Tower Maps

Sprint unveils iDEN Network Website with Decommissioning Tower Maps

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 10:15 PM MST   Sprint has gone live with a new Nextel iDEN network page. A graphic on the launch page states, "Important news about Nextel network coverage. We're making changes to the Nextel network. Find out how this might impact you." From this page you can enter in a zip code and it will take you to a map showing iDEN network towers in the area of the zip code you entered. In an article yesterday, Sprint 4

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S4GRU

Artificial scarcity and the iPhone empire

Artificial scarcity and the iPhone empire

by Scott Johnson Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, February 3, 2012 - 2:00 PM MST   The iPhone is something many people see as a status symbol. Many who have never owned one, long for their upgrade date so they can go out and buy the "exclusive" iPhone that they have been denied access to for years. Even some who had the iPhone, and then switched carriers, long to repurchase another. Yes, the iPhone is a well made smartphone with access to a loaded app store, and has many desirable fea

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S4GRU

Shentel and Sprint ink deal to bring Network Vision & LTE to the Greater Shenandoah Region

Shentel and Sprint ink deal to bring Network Vision & LTE to the Greater Shenandoah Region

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, February 3, 2012 - 11:03 AM MST   Regional Sprint affiliate, Shenandoah Communications (Shentel) and Sprint Nextel have completed their agreements to bring Sprint's Network Vision and 4G LTE to the Shentel service areas. Sprint 4G Rollout Updates initially reported back on November 29th that Shentel committed to Network Vision and LTE build out. Shentel also has been actively recruiting for Network Vision related employment positions t

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iDEN Decommissioning details emerge with NOLA work beginning after Mardi Gras

iDEN Decommissioning details emerge with NOLA work beginning after Mardi Gras

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, February 3, 2012 - 12:50 AM MST   On Monday of this week, we published a story about Sprint ‘retuning’ its iDEN network. We pondered what retuning meant. We now have been given a few more details. An internal source from Sprint sent us information on a slide regarding iDEN decommissioning. Retuning basically entails complete decommissioning of many iDEN sites. Basically the iDEN towers being removed from the network are excess cap

S4GRU

S4GRU

Sprint’s Network Vision and LTE Deployment details emerge for Chicago

Sprint’s Network Vision and LTE Deployment details emerge for Chicago

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, February 3, 2012 - 1:15 AM MST   Last month, Sprint announced that Network Vision and LTE Deployment is under way in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. Sprint 4G Rollout Updates can confirm that Network Vision and LTE Deployment is well underway in Chicago also. As well as a few communities in Northeast Iowa. Sprint 4G Rollout Updates was able to receive information from internal Sprint documents that have not been released

S4GRU

S4GRU

Want a Samsung Galaxy Note on the Now Network? Maybe you can...

Want a Samsung Galaxy Note on the Now Network? Maybe you can...

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 7:51 PM MST   Tim Godsil wants you to sign his petition. What petition do you ask? The petition he started on the Change.org website to motivate Sprint to carry the mega-sized Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone. The Android powered, not-quite tablet, not-quite smartphone is making many waves this season. If all the hype turns into sales, Samsung has the making of a new iconic smartphone series. And dozens of knock-off

S4GRU

S4GRU

LightSquared given stays from Sprint and FCC

LightSquared given stays from Sprint and FCC

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 10:13 PM MST   LightSquared has now been in the tech news headlines for two days in a row. Yesterday, it was announced that the FCC is opening up a public comment period for the LightSquared Terrestrial LTE network and today it was announced that Sprint extended LightSquared’s deadline by another 45 days. Both are seen as good news for the beleaguered would-be 4G LTE network wholesaler.   Dan Hesse has o

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S4GRU

Sprint Galaxy Nexus Plus?

Sprint Galaxy Nexus Plus?

by Jeff Foster Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 7:46 PM MST   Since last fall, there had been talk of a Samsung Galaxy Nexus launching on American carriers other than Big Red. Sprint has finally announced several weeks ago that it is the another vendor slated for release in the U.S. Suffice to say, many of us out there, especially those adverse to heading to Verizon and paying its premium prices, are excited about the impending release. The good news is t

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S4GRU

Does this image tell us that Sprint is beginning iDEN decommissioning sooner than previously announced?

Does this image tell us that Sprint is beginning iDEN decommissioning sooner than previously announced?

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, January 30, 2012 - 4:45 PM MST   In a new graphic BriefMobile.com has released (see at bottom), Sprint is claiming to begin retuning iDEN towers in Louisiana (presumably in February) and the rest of the country starting in April. But what is retuning in this instance, really? In the graphic they are prepping Sprint CSR’s with info of what to tell iDEN PTT customers. It also mentions who can get out of ETF’s (Early Termination Fe

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S4GRU

Clearwire secures additional $300 Million for TD-LTE network

Clearwire secures additional $300 Million for TD-LTE network

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, January 27, 2012 - 2:21 PM MST   Earlier this week, Clearwire announced it was seeking $300 Million in additional funding, suspiciously timed with announcing cherry picked results from its 4th Quarter 2011. And now today, Clearwire has announced that they have closed sale on that $300 Million in debt. Clearwire said that these monies were raised “for the deployment of mobile 4G LTE technology alongside the mobile 4G WiMAX techno

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S4GRU

Will it soon be a crime to Root, Jailbreak or MOD your personal devices?

Will it soon be a crime to Root, Jailbreak or MOD your personal devices?

by Scott Johnson Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 12:01 AM MST   Many of us enjoy the freedom that rooting or jailbreaking our phones gives. Adding custom ROMs, removing “bloatware” or Carrier IQ, and adding additional controls are just the start. We knowingly take the risk that that we may turn our phone into a brick, and our warranty will likely not cover repair or replacement. But will we knowingly commit a criminal act to unlock our phones? Apple has cl

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S4GRU

AT&T's charges of Sprint's disinvestment in rural areas the height of hypocrisy

AT&T's charges of Sprint's disinvestment in rural areas the height of hypocrisy

by Andrew J. Shepherd Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 9:59 PM MST   On AT&T’s Public Policy Blog recently, AT&T Senior Vice President Bob Quinn makes some bold claims about Sprint "disinvestment" in rural areas. But, at best, AT&T has failed to do its homework. And, at worst, the AT&T blog piece is an old fashioned hatchet job. The claims of Sprint "disinvestment" in rural areas in this case are largely contradictory to the facts. And the disp

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