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Sprint's new Tri-Network Hotspot from Sierra Wireless targeted for May 18th Launch

Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 1:30 PM MDT   Our readers are so astute, that I bet they are wondering, where is that Tri-Network Hostpot unveiled at CES last January with the GNex and the Viper? When is it going to hit the street? Well wonder no more!   Sprint 4G Rollout Updates has learned that Sprint is intending to release the Sierra Wireless Tri-Network Hotspot on Friday, May 18th. This device is unique from other hotspots because it runs on three

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S4GRU

 

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

S4GRU

S4GRU

Sprint's Galaxy Note 4 "All you need is scented candles, massage oil, and Barry White. Write that down."

Sprint's Galaxy Note 4 "All you need is scented candles, massage oil, and Barry White. Write that down."

by Cedric Owens Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, October 3, 2014 - 2:30 PM MDT   A year ago, S4GRU brought you a great breakdown article titled after the Three Dog Night hit - "One is the loneliest number". Unfortunately, this great article brought news that none of us Sprint Samsung phablet owners wanted to hear. One band of LTE. "No Tri-band For You!"   Well, Samsung and Sprint officially announced on September 3, 2014 that the wait for the "King of Phablets" hav

COZisBack

COZisBack

Sprint's Casting Call of Voice Over Actors:  An in depth analysis of VoLTE, Calling+, and VoWiFi

Sprint's Casting Call of Voice Over Actors: An in depth analysis of VoLTE, Calling+, and VoWiFi

Josh HillSprint 4G Rollout UpdatesFriday, April 5, 2019 - 3:06 AM PDT Now that VoLTE is actually rolling out on Sprint, it's a good time to dive into what exactly is VoLTE, and how is it different from Calling+ and VoWiFi (Wifi Calling).  Background Terms  E-UTRA or EUTRA: Stands for Evolved Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) Terrestrial Radio Access. This is the technical name for the actual LTE airlink.  QoS: Quality of Service. This is a way of tagging / fla

ingenium

ingenium

 

Sprint will no longer be LAX about its network, because the Los Angeles Metro market will receive Network Vision/LTE deployment in 2012!

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, February 27, 2012 - 9:59 AM MST   Great rejoicing begins in the City of Angels! Now Sprint 4G Rollout Updates and S4GRU.com are prepared to announce the next and final First Round Network Vision/LTE market Sprint is planning to start deployment during 2012.   Los Angeles!   Sprint's Network Vision vendor Alcatel/Lucent will begin to deploy Network Vision and LTE in the Sprint LA Metro market. We are announcing the Sprint markets that

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S4GRU

 

Sprint wants to know if you can hear me now in Atlanta???

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 12:28 PM MST   Did you hear? Sprint is claiming that the 3G Network is now enhanced in Atlanta! Does that mean Network Vision upgrades are complete and live on PCS 1900? What are they saying here? Their press release is vague and going to mislead many people!   Sprint is just championing temporary upgrades that have been completed. The band-aid fixes that were shown on network.sprint.com for the past four months

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S4GRU

Sprint VP: No more new WiMax phones, speculation of LTE devices selling in April and don't expect Windows Phones in the near future

Sprint VP: No more new WiMax phones, speculation of LTE devices selling in April and don't expect Windows Phones in the near future

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 9:49 AM MST   On Wednesday at CES in Las Vegas, Sprint VP of Product Development, David Owens declared that Sprint "won't be introducing anymore WiMax smartphones." Sprint will be focusing its product development efforts from here forward on it's LTE line up. Mr. Owens further went on to say, "April, May, June, July, August, those will be very aggressive times for us". Is this some indication that we can expect L

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S4GRU

Sprint VP to provide Network Vision/LTE Update at RCA Expo

Sprint VP to provide Network Vision/LTE Update at RCA Expo

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 11:42 AM MST   Bob Azzi, Sprint Network Senior Vice President, will present at the opening keynote address at the RCA Competitve Carriers Global Expo on March 29th in Orlando. In his remarks he is expected to provide a Network Vision deployment update. Let's hope we hear some juicy details long before that! If so, you know you'll hear them rebroadcast at Sprint 4G Rollout Updates!  

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S4GRU

Sprint VP talks up LTE-Advanced, VoLTE and HD Voice in new video

Sprint VP talks up LTE-Advanced, VoLTE and HD Voice in new video

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 12:39 PM MST   A 12 minute video from the VP of Network Development/Engineering of Sprint. It's interesting for wireless dorks interested in Network Vision. It's very dry for the Average Joe.  

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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

Sprint to offload Commercial Airaves at your work and favorite destinations

Sprint to offload Commercial Airaves at your work and favorite destinations

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, November 14, 2011 - 12:36 PM MST   Many Sprint customers are all too familiar with personal at-home femtocells called "Airaves." These plug and play devices connect to your home router and use your internet service to provide extended 1x Voice and 3G EVDO data services in your home. These are great for folks who live at the edge of service or live in subterranean homes. Or like many here in New Mexico, people that live in adobe. B

S4GRU

S4GRU

Sprint to Begin VoLTE Soft Launch in September

Sprint to Begin VoLTE Soft Launch in September

Tim YuSprint 4G Rollout UpdatesThursday, August 2, 2018 - 12:01 PM PDT It's been a long time coming for Sprint through many trials and tribulations.  Now it's finally here! S4GRU was able to obtain confirmations that Sprint is finally ready and prepared to enable Voice over LTE (VoLTE) for subscribers to manually opt into in select markets across the country this coming September. See list at the bottom.  As a refresher here are some of the essential points about VoLTE applicable

lilotimz

lilotimz

Sprint to begin sales of Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a devices

Sprint to begin sales of Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a devices

Tim YuSprint 4G Rollout UpdatesTuesday, May 7, 2019 - 12:00 PM PDT For weeks, rumors have been circulating that Verizon's carrier exclusivity deal to sell Google Pixel devices was ending and other carriers, such as Sprint, will offer them in addition to direct sales from Google. S4GRU has been able to attain information that this is indeed correct and that Sprint will soon be selling Pixel 3, Pixel 3XL, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3a XL devices. [Google has has announced that Sprint, in addition to
 

Sprint sports its I ♥ NYC T-shirt...New York City is a Sprint 2012 Network Vision/LTE market

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, February 24, 2012 - 5:59 AM MST   OK, a pattern is emerging. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning we are releasing the next Network Vision/LTE market Sprint is planning to start deployment during 2012. And today is Friday, so that means we will announce a new market name...   New York City!   Yes, the Big Apple. Sprint's Network Vision vendor Alcatel/Lucent will begin to deploy its Hail Mary Network Vision and LTE in the Sprint

S4GRU

S4GRU

Sprint scores an 800 on the LTE!

Sprint scores an 800 on the LTE!

by Andrew J. Shepherd Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 2:12 PM MST   As most of our S4GRU readers are aware, Sprint is pursuing a three pronged approach to LTE. Tri band 25/26/41 LTE 1900/800/2600 -- the first two bands operating as FDD in Sprint and Nextel PCS 1900 MHz and SMR 800 MHz spectrum, the last operating as TDD in Clearwire BRS/EBS 2600 MHz spectrum.   A year and a half ago in the early days of Network Vision, S4GRU was the first web

WiWavelength

WiWavelength

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

S4GRU

S4GRU

Sprint purportedly giving up on T-Mobile acquisition and Sprint CEO Dan Hesse to leave company

Sprint purportedly giving up on T-Mobile acquisition and Sprint CEO Dan Hesse to leave company

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 5:30 PM MDT   The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg are reporting this evening that Sprint will announce tomorrow morning that it will stop pursuing a purchase of T-Mobile USA.   Furthermore, according to these leaks to financial media, it is also anticipated that Sprint CEO Dan Hesse will leave Sprint and his replacement will be named. The combination of the two companies was already cast as dubio

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Sprint proclaims new SDC Push-To-Talk Network virtues over iDEN

by Rickie Smith Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 1:01 PM MST   Sprint announced yesterday that in recent testing conducted in 17 markets, that their new CDMA-based Sprint Direct Connect met or exceeded all measurements. Sprint Direct Connect, or SDC, is the successor push-to-talk network that Sprint is implementing to replace its aging iDEN network it inherited from its merger with Nextel.   This come on the heels of recent developments of how the Nextel iDEN PTT si

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S4GRU

Sprint planning large network expansion adding 9,000 new LTE sites nationwide

Sprint planning large network expansion adding 9,000 new LTE sites nationwide

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 2:45 PM MST   Sprint is embarking on a significant expansion of its network. The first major addition of compatible sites to its network in a decade. Past expansion has been limited to buyouts of Nextel and Clearwire, both of which included networks of different technologies. Organic growth has not been on the table for Sprint in some time. Sprint is expected to announce these plans in the not too distant

S4GRU

S4GRU

Sprint parts ways with Carrier IQ

Sprint parts ways with Carrier IQ

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.    

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S4GRU

Sprint not beginning LTE deployment necessarily in WiMax areas first

Sprint not beginning LTE deployment necessarily in WiMax areas first

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates October 19, 2011   LTE DEPLOYMENT NOTE: Did you know that Sprint is not necessarily starting their LTE deployment in WiMax areas first? In this slide, it shows that in the first year of LTE deployment there will be 123 Million covered. Only 67 Million overlapping with WiMax. That means 56 Million with LTE coverage from Sprint in 2012 are in Non-WiMax areas. Presumably places like Detroit, Phoenix, San Diego, Indianapolis, Milwa

S4GRU

S4GRU

Sprint Nextel Schedules Fourth-Quarter and Full Year 2011 Results Announcement

Sprint Nextel Schedules Fourth-Quarter and Full Year 2011 Results Announcement

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.   Sprint Nextel Conference

S4GRU

S4GRU

Sprint Marketing Updates 4G LTE City List where work is under way and adds 9 more communities

Sprint Marketing Updates 4G LTE City List where work is under way and adds 9 more communities

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, November 12, 2012 - 12:39 AM MDT   In the latest news from Sprint, they have added another nine additional communities that they anticipate having at least a prelaunch amount of service available to use by its LTE customers in the next few months. Based on a source, these are expected to have usable service by the end of January, barring any unforseen conditions.   What's exciting in this list, is it includes not only areas

S4GRU

S4GRU

Sprint Marketing Updates 4G LTE City List where work is under way and adds 36 more communities including Louisiana market start

Sprint Marketing Updates 4G LTE City List where work is under way and adds 36 more communities including Louisiana market start

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 10:20 AM MST   In the latest news from Sprint, they have added another 36 additional communities that they anticipate having at least a prelaunch amount of service available to use by its LTE customers in the "coming months." We were not able to confirm any dates for these cities with any of our sources this morning, but I would imagine there will be a usable amount of service in these areas by the end of March.

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S4GRU

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