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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

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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S4GRU

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 on the edge of your seats.   Last week, Samsung started certifying what is presumably its next go round of devices for

lilotimz

lilotimz

EDITORIAL: C'mon people, you really do want access to the LTE network early, right?

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 5:01 PM MDT   I am taking a moment and breaking from our normal Network Vision news and educational pieces to write an editorial. I try not to bloviate, but I feel like I am at a breaking point here. This weekend was a moment of great joy for many of us Sprint Network Enthusiasts as 4G LTE started going live at hundreds of sites across the country in a few select markets. However, our geek party was frequently interrup

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S4GRU

East Michigan Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, July 9, 2012 - 12:01 PM MDT   The next market in our Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series is...East Michigan. The East Michigan market has yet to be announced by Sprint, and may not be announced until as late as this Fall.   The Sprint East Michigan market encompasses the Eastern Half of the Michigan Lower Peninsula. This includes the cities of Detroit, Warren, Sterling Heights, Ann Arbor, Flint, Dearborn, Livonia, Canton

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S4GRU

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

S4GRU

S4GRU

Discovery Time: Next-Gen Dual Band 10 port 800 / 2.5 configurations

Dave YeagerSprint 4G Rollout UpdatesTuesday, April 3, 2018 - 6:20 PM PDT Exciting times for those of us who track Sprint Macro sites and signals.  Sprint has accomplished a lot during the last few years in many places.  Even during a period of reduced capital expenditures.  Progress has been made by increasing bandwidth and adding carriers to LTE 1900 MHz, adding LTE 2.5 GHz macro and small cell sites, adding 3x3 LTE 800 MHz to many existing sites near the border, and working to eliminate 3

dkyeager

dkyeager

Des Moines 4G WiMax coverage reappears on Clear's coverage maps after 6 month hiatus

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 10:01 AM MST   Hold the corn and pass the pork chops! Des Moines is back on the map!!! Clearwire rolled out several 4G Protection Sites for Sprint and Clear WiMax customers back in Spring 2011 in the Des Moines area. However, after only showing for just over a month, they disappeared off coverage maps. And haven't been seen since. The service continued to be live after it disappeared from coverage maps. And we

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S4GRU

Deal worked out for Japan's SoftBank to purchase 70% stake in Sprint Nextel forming a "New Sprint"

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, October 15, 2012 - 2:39 AM MDT Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank and Sprint Nextel formally announced a new venture called "New Sprint" that includes the foreign carrier taking a 70% stake in Sprint. The $20 Billion deal was revealed in the middle of the pre-dawn morning here in the United States as it was timed to be better for the business day where the event announcement was held in Tokyo. The stage was co-hosted by SoftBank CEO Masayoshi

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S4GRU

Data usage continues to explode in unlimited channels. Is Clearwire positioned to be LTE relief for all Wireless Carriers?

Jeff Foster Sprint 4G Rollout Update Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 12:18 PM MDT     The forerunner of Clearwire was a Texas based company then known as Clearwire Technologies, Inc. Clearwire Technologies raised at least $100 million and used it to acquire spectrum allocated to various educational institutions known as EBS or Educational Broadband Service.   In 2007, Clearwire and Sprint Nextel announced a partnership to accelerate deployment of WiMAX technology across the US. In 2008, Spri

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legion125

Dallas/Ft. Worth Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, June 11, 2012 - 10:01 AM MDT   In our continuing Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series, S4GRU brings you the latest information for Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. Sprint announced to the world early in Network Vision that the DFW market is one of their first LTE launches. Sprint boasted to the world that the Dallas area would be enjoying LTE and Network Vision enhancements by Mid 2012.   Sprint's Network Vision OEM Ericsson has

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S4GRU

Current List of Sprint/Clear 4G Unannounced Cities (Protection Sites) - August 2, 2011

This is the list of communities in the United States in which there is at least one tower of Sprint/Clear 4G WiMax service currently active. These are referred to as "Protection Sites." There are more than 400 communities in which Sprint and Clear now has some basic 4G service, but does not officially acknowledge because these are limited deployments for the purposes of maintaining FCC licensing. See listing below: ALABAMA: Birmingham (8), Huntsville/Madison (2), Montgomery (1), Mobile

S4GRU

S4GRU

Current List of Sprint/Clear 4G Unannounced Cities - July 17, 2011

This is the list of communities in the United States in which there is at least one tower of Sprint/Clear 4G WiMax service currently active. These are referred to as "Protection Sites." There are more than 400 communities in which Sprint and Clear now has some basic 4G service, but does not officially acknowledge because these are limited deployments for the purposes of maintaining FCC licensing. See listing below: ALABAMA: Birmingham, Huntsville/Madison, Montgomery, Mobile (very limite

S4GRU

S4GRU

Coverage of the Q2 12 Sprint Nextel Corp Earnings Conference Call

Sprint Nextel revealed their second quarter 2012 corporate earnings in a conference call to their investors today and S4GRU was covering for news on Network Vision. Network thinning of the iDEN network is complete, taking 1/3 of Nextel towers off air. The Nextel network was built to support 20 million subscribers, but was only supporting 4.4 million subscribers, so it could easily be thinned without [much] noticeable change in street coverage. Sprint also converted 60% of the Nextel subscri

pyroscott

pyroscott

Could we see a non-HTC “Evo” make its way to Sprint’s shelves?

Scott Johnson Sprint 4G Rollout Update Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 5:00 AM MDT   Every Evo ever released on Sprint’s network has been manufactured by HTC. Does this necessarily mean that it is exclusive to HTC? The “Droid” line of Verizon phones have been manufactured by Motorola, HTC and Samsung. Would Sprint consider extending the Evo name to another handset maker as Verizon has done?   Sprint and Evo   [float right][/float]The Evo “franchise” has defined Sprint’s Android line of phone

pyroscott

pyroscott

Could there be one iPhone to rule the world’s LTE networks?

by Scott Johnson Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 12:47 PM MDT   When Apple first released the iPhone in 2007, they introduced a technological renaissance. The iPhone ushered in the “smartphone era” bringing phone technology to an entirely new level. Since the iPhone release, the iPhone has seen some technological advancement along the way, but not to the degree of changing the industry.   The next iPhone is not only expected to introduce LTE capability to the line,

pyroscott

pyroscott

Could tax relief legislation allow Sprint to add an "H" to its PCS alphabet?

by Andrew J. Shepherd Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 4:20 PM MST   While the name of the bill might seem to suggest otherwise, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 currently working its way through Congress contains several provisions that have direct bearing on the wireless industry.   One, it assigns directly to public safety the Upper 700 MHz D block 10 MHz (5 MHz x 5 MHz) nationwide license—which had been intended for a public-private natio

WiWavelength

WiWavelength

Could Amazon build on the success of the Kindle Fire and move into the phone market?

by Scott Johnson Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 4:09 AM MST   The Kindle changed the way many of us purchased and read books. Amazon may have seen the way iTunes and iPods changed the way consumers purchased their music. Consumers were moving away from physical CDs and towards digital media that could be delivered electronically without the trip to the store or even the trip to Amazon.com to have the CD shipped to their house.   Amazon created an ecosystem, com

pyroscott

pyroscott

Conspiracy Theorists hold on to Sprint iPhone announcement on Friday

There are conspiracy theorists who still are holding on to hope that Sprint is going to announce on Friday an iPhone 5. I'm just flabbergasted trying to argue reason into these folks. Am I crazy for thinking that's so fantastical that it can't possibly happen? Maybe I'm just too jaded? I want to hear thoughts from our 500+ fans. Is this crazy? Or do you think this is plausible? Weigh in, now...   Link to S4GRU Facebook comments (28)

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S4GRU

CONFIRMED: Network Vision/LTE deployment is under way in the Indianapolis market

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 9:45 AM MDT   S4GRU members in the Indianapolis market have been wondering if something is up recently. Seeing a little activity at Sprint sites in the area. The past couple of days, flickerings of Sprint LTE have been discovered in the NE and East Indy suburbs. Network Vision/LTE deployment is now confirmed under way in the Indianapolis market. As you can see in the map at the bottom, diligent S4GRU members

S4GRU

S4GRU

CONFIRMED: Network Vision/LTE deployment is under way in the Ft. Wayne/South Bend market

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, September 28, 2012 - 5:15 AM MDT   S4GRU received a tip from one of our members in Northern Indiana ten days ago Network Vision was spotted underway in the Ft. Wayne/South Bend market. He was able to take some photos (below) to show that new Network Vision panels indeed have been added at Site #CH03HO119 located on the south west side of Elkhart, Indiana. Yesterday, S4GRU members found Sprint LTE signals in this vicinity, reaching

S4GRU

S4GRU

CONFIRMED: Sprint targeting April 15th for Galaxy Nexus launch

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 4:09 AM MDT   There have been a lot of rumors and guessing about Sprint's launch of the Galaxy Nexus. Some folks guessed dates that already have passed by. Some others were guessing it would be July 1st or later. However, lately, most reasonably intelligent people who follow this stuff closely have settled on April 15th. And they would be right!   Sprint has set April 15th as the targeted launch date of the Galaxy Ne

S4GRU

S4GRU

CONFIRMED: Network Vision/LTE deployment is under way in the Austin market

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 7:45 AM MDT   S4GRU has received a tip that Network Vision was spotted underway in the Austin metro area. We were able to send out a core member to verify. We are happy to report that Sprint is indeed under way with Network Vision/LTE deployment in the Austin market.   S4GRU Member ATX4G first reported the work at the site. Later S4GRU Member boomerbubba, went out to verify for this article. While at Site #SA14XC

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S4GRU

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, restricted to S4GRU sponsors), some handsets, some screenshots, and some speed tests.   Those last two numb

WiWavelength

WiWavelength

Clearwire's future LTE network and the equity funding it needs to build it

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 10:39 AM MST   On Monday, Clearwire announced it is planning on offering up two sales of new common stock to raise up to an additional $345 Million in new funding to help build out it's planned TD-LTE network on it's 2500MHz spectrum. Last week, Sprint and Clearwire announced a new funding plan in which Clearwire would receive up to $1.6 Billion in new monies from Sprint Nextel. However, to get all that fund

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S4GRU

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