NEW SERVICE ALERT : Clarion, Pennsylvania
A new Sprint/Clear 4G WiMax tower is now active in the Northwestern Pennsylvania town of Clarion. This Protection Site offers fair service in the center and southern parts of town. Turn on your 4G antennas, scan for service and start surfin'!
NEW SERVICE ALERT : Fanning Springs/Old Town, Florida
A new Sprint/Clear 4G WiMax tower is now active in the remote rural towns of Fanning Springs and Old Town in Levy County. This Protection Site offers good service around Old Town and very spotty service in Fanning. Turn on your 4G antennas, scan for service and start surfin'!
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 2:45 PM MST
In an article on the Seeking Alpha website today, the writer posts many reasons why investors should invest in Clearwire. Lots of good and valid points. But given the press', and most specifically the financial press', overt dislike of Clearwire, I was very surprised by the report.
Take a read of the article by clicking on the link or the image at left. Feel free to add your thoughts below.
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 4:19 PM MST
According to an article on Barron’s website today, Jennifer Fritzsche of Wells Fargo is becoming bullish on Sprint Nextel. Her upbeat attitude on the third largest wireless company in America came after a meeting with Sprint CEO Dan Hesse yesterday. “We walked away from the meeting feeling continued confidence in the company’s turnaround strategy,” wrote Fritzsche.
“While this story admittedly
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Sunday, November 13, 2011
I've been having this discussion a lot lately with fellow wireless dorks. About HTML5. How it's going to transform the mobile computing experience. On smartphones and tablets.
In the current scheme of things, most of us use apps on our smartphones and tablets. In fact, one of the most important things that most people consider before selecting a mobile operating system is the app selection available. Most shopp
Here's a shocker! A NEW 4G WIMAX PROTECTION SITE went live in Frostburg, Maryland. You won't be seeing many more WiMax deployment announcements any more. Looking forward to some LTE love from the Now Network!
RUMOR CONFIRMED - NEW SERVICE ALERT: Keokuk, Iowa
Back on July 20th, we told you that a WiMax Protection Site was bound for Keokuk. And today it went live. Hopefully, it's not like it's downriver brethren in Quincy and Hannibal which our fans have been unable to connect to. Let us know if you can connect in Keokuk!
NEW SERVICE ALERT : Asbury Park, New Jersey
A new Sprint/Clear 4G WiMax tower is now active along the Jersey Shore near Asbury Park. It showed up on Clear's website today, so it's no longer a Phantom Site!
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Yesterday, we told you about new Lithium-Ion Graphene batteries that will last 10 times longer than current smartphone and tablet batteries. Today we bring to you Interferometric Modulator Displays (IMOD).
Qualcomm is now finishing up their product of IMOD's branded as Mirasol. And these displays are promising battery consumption efficiency increases approximately ten times over current LCD's. Mirasol displ
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, December 16, 2011 - 12:42 PM MST
Today, Sprint announced that it is no longer collecting information using Carrier IQ. It has also been rumored through Geek.com that Sprint has requested OEM's to strip Carrier IQ from new devices.
Sprint has had to take these steps due to consumers crying foul since the Carrier IQ debate began a few weeks ago.
NEW SERVICE ALERT : Whitesburg, Kentucky
A new Sprint/Clear 4G WiMax tower is now active in the Eastern Kentucky town of Whitesburg. Talk about a place in the middle of nowhere Appalachia. You guys will have a field day with this!
This is roaming territory for Sprint customers, which means that older generation WiMax devices may have problems connecting to this site.
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates October 21, 2011
This is an exciting article about new System-on-Chip (SoC) chipsets coming out for LTE that will run on all frequencies between 700MHz and 3.5GHz. If Sprint used something like this, it would allow for a lot of LTE flexibility in the future.
Currently, Sprint has only announced LTE on 1900 only. However, Sprint can be running LTE on as many as 8 different frequencies in the next few years (700, 800, 900, 1500, 1600, 190
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 2:35 PM MST
BREAKING NEWS: The FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is now reported to believe that the AT&T/T-Mobile merger is not in the public interest and will call for an agency judge to set up a hearing on the anti-competitive nature of the deal.
This is different from the Dept, of Justice who filed a lawsuit earlier this year in opposition. The fact that the FCC is now taking this position does not bod
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 8:20 AM MST
This morning Clearwire has come out with a Press Release stating that they have come to an agreement with Sprint on new funding. Up to $1.6 Billion in additional funding in total. This is significantly more than analysts were anticipating if Sprint were to come to the rescue.
The deal, as reported from Clearwire on Thursday morning, would include keeping the existing WiMax network operating throu
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, November 15, 2011
This is a product development that all dorks will unite and embrace for. Longer lasting device batteries!
There have not been any significant efficiency improvements on the battery side for many years. The improvements to battery life in smartphones and tablets the past few years have been largely only related to bigger batteries and smarter and more battery efficient devices and operating systems.
NEW SERVICE ALERT : Kane, Pennsylvania
A new Sprint/Clear 4G WiMax tower is now active in the remote Northwest Pennsylvania town of Kane. This is roaming territory for Sprint customers, which means that older generation WiMax devices may have problems connecting to this site.
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, November 10, 2011
If you are here reading this, you now are experiencing Beta Version 1.0 of the S4GRU Community.
It's designed to be a full community, including unique sign-in and forums. THIS IS ONLY A BETA. In the beginning, I am only looking for serious testers. Everyone is open to peruse the site. However, I only want people who regularly participate to register for membership.
The first trial is limited to just 50
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 3:26 PM MST
Can you believe it? The Amazon Kindle Fire tablet just came out and there is already talk of a smartphone offering from Amazon. But you can't let grass grow under your feet in this business. Everyone saw how quickly RIM fell from grace by waiting around and not jumping in and taking risks.
Amazon is reportedly working with mega Chinese phone/tablet manufacturer Foxconn for a release in the fourt
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 4:01 PM MST
Sprint announces an "Exclusive Event" for CES 2012. Scheduled for January 10th at 6:00PM. Exciting stuff. I'm as anxious as a little school girl.
What do you think will be announced? LTE devices? Some new exotic 5 core tablet? Some juicy Network Vision details? Sound off below...
Thanks to S4GRU Member Steven Cote for the heads up!!!
Sprint Nextel Schedules Fourth-Quarter and Full Year 2011 Results Announcement
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), January 11, 2012 - Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE: S) will release its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2011 on Wednesday, February 8. The results will be posted at www.sprint.com/investors at approximately 7 a.m. ET. Sprint Nextel management will host a conference call at 8 a.m. ET to discuss the results.
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