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Sprint Marketing Updates 4G LTE City List where work is under way and adds 20 more

Sprint Marketing Updates 4G LTE City List where work is under way and adds 20 more

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, October 12, 2012 - 8:19 AM MDT   On this Friday morning, Sprint's marketing cranked out a new Press Release adding 20 additional communities that Sprint anticipates having at least a prelaunch amount of service available to use by its LTE customers before the end of the year.   All of these appear to be in areas where Sprint is already working. But just expanding out to other communities within those markets. A coup

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Sprint Marketing Releases a 4G LTE City List where work is under way

Sprint Marketing Releases a 4G LTE City List where work is under way

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, September 10, 2012 - 8:05 AM MDT   This morning, we received a Press Release from Sprint Marketing that shows some of Sprint's plan in their LTE deployment through the end of the year. In this Press Release, Sprint officially names 12 more markets that have received/starting to receive LTE deployments currently, and names more than 100 communities names. None of these are any surprise to people who follow S4GRU closely, especially

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Sprint LTE launched today and a video for your viewing pleasure

Sprint LTE launched today and a video for your viewing pleasure

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 10:44 AM MDT   Launch day is here. Sprint has launched 4G LTE in the 5 markets and more than a dozen cities as they announced a few weeks ago. 4G LTE is available now in: Atlanta, Georgia Dallas, Texas Ft. Worth, Texas Houston, Texas San Antonio, Texas Athens, Georgia Rome, Georgia Waco, Texas Galveston, Texas Conroe, Texas Huntsville, Texas

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S4GRU

Sprint LTE launch market connection issues

Sprint LTE launch market connection issues

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 12:59 PM MDT   As many of you already know, the ability to connect and keep connected to LTE signals in Sprint's launch markets has been problematic for Sprint customers. What's going on? Here at our forums at S4GRU, we have been busy talking with our members and trying to figure out the issue since LTE markets started going live last Thursday. Some members were able to connect early and often. Some had problems

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Sprint LTE is now discoverable in the Kansas market

Sprint LTE is now discoverable in the Kansas market

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 9:58 AM MDT   Yesterday, dozens of S4GRU members in the Kansas market started rejoicing as they saw 4G icons start appearing on their Sprint LTE devices. Several threads were posted in our forums, and my e-mail box started filling and text chimes on my phone started ringing. LTE was coming live in the Kansas City area. Now I have received confirmation from sources within Sprint, that they have indeed stopped bloc

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S4GRU

Sprint LTE is now discoverable in the DFW, Houston, San Antonio & Austin markets

Sprint LTE is now discoverable in the DFW, Houston, San Antonio & Austin markets

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 8:46 AM MDT   It's been quite a beehive of activity around the S4GRU forums as members proclaim that 4G icons are appearing live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex, Houston, San Antonio and in isolated spots around the Austin market (most notably around Waco). 4G LTE is appearing in these markets. I have now received confirmation from sources within Sprint, that they have indeed stopped blocking LTE connections in

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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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Sprint LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation Discovered Live Today in Atlanta (B41 2xCA)

Sprint LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation Discovered Live Today in Atlanta (B41 2xCA)

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 5:20 PM MDT   It's finally happening. 2x Carrier Aggregation was found in the wild today on the Sprint network! We have been receiving reports for the past several months that second B41 channels were appearing all over Sprint-land, but nothing about finding them being aggregated together. That changed this afternoon.   It was discovered today by an S4GRU Member in the Atlanta market that Carrier

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Sprint knows the way to San Jose! Sprint's South Bay market will receive Network Vision/LTE Deployment in the Second Round

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 3:00 AM MST   Will Dionne Warwick be invited to Sprint's Launch Party in San Jose? Who knows? But Sprint 4G Rollout Updates can tell you that the first market in the Second Round of Network Vision/LTE Deployment in 2012 is Sprint's South Bay market. Which is in the heart of the Silicon Valley. We can definitely see why this is a priority to Sprint.   Sammy wants to bring some LTE Tech to California's Tech Capital

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Sprint is proceeding with a VoLTE network that focuses on interoperability with Domestic and International VoLTE carriers

Sprint is proceeding with a VoLTE network that focuses on interoperability with Domestic and International VoLTE carriers

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 5:30 PM MDT   Hold the phones! One day, you won’t have to worry about holding the phones as Sprint moves to VoLTE for its voice telephone services. That is because VoLTE (Voice over LTE) will allow customers to do a voice call and LTE data simultaneously. S4GRU is now able to confirm that Sprint is proceeding with Voice over LTE based on detailed information from an anonymous Sprint executive. He was able to confirm

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Sprint is getting a LTE Galaxy Nexus??? WTH???

Sprint is getting a LTE Galaxy Nexus??? WTH???

Engadget reveals that a Sprint ad has shown up on the CNET website pushing a LTE Galaxy Nexus. Wow. Now I'm excited. That was not expected. And also, it says it has a 1.5GHz dual core processor, beefier than the GSM and Verizon model with 1.2GHz dual core. This seems too good to be true.   Of course, we want some details! When is it going on sale? What frequencies of LTE will it support? Is it not coming out until summer, like previously announced? Is the LTE part a typo? Details, Dan!

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Sprint internal correspondence discusses Network Vision Progress/Issues with Employees

Sprint internal correspondence discusses Network Vision Progress/Issues with Employees

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 10:33 AM MST   Today we feature text from internal correspondence that was distributed to Sprint employees regarding the state of the Network Vision deployment and addresses key points that employees often encounter with the public. It is from a Q&A session with Chad Elliott, Sprint's Director of Strategic Technology Programs. Although there aren't really points in the memo that will be surprises for S4GRU

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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 has a new Airave product out that are free to customers with indoor coverage problems

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 1:00 PM MST   Suffer from indoor coverage issues? Need a personal Sprint femtocell to supplant your indoor Sprint coverage? Enter in the Sprint Airave Access Point.   Sprint is running a new pilot program. Telesales will be letting new customers know they can get a free Airave if they have indoor coverage issues. Customers will be directed to sprint.com/airaveaccesspoint to order. Sprint has created a special team to

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S4GRU

Sprint gives 30-Day Extension to LightSquared to secure FCC approval

Sprint gives 30-Day Extension to LightSquared to secure FCC approval

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, January 2, 2012 - 10:38 AM MST   The original deal struck between Sprint Nextel and LightSquared was contingent on the FCC granting approval of LightSquared's request to terrestrial wireless service on the L-band spectrum by December 31, 2011. Today, it was announced that Sprint is allowing a 30-day extension to LightSquared to get approval from the FCC. Political storm clouds have been steadily gathering against LightSquared in t

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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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Sprint Galaxy Nexus FCC Testing Docs appear...no 800 LTE support!

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 3:51 PM MDT   BREAKING NEWS! Sprint's Galaxy Nexus has now cleared the FCC with approval. It will support CDMA/EVDO on 800 SMR, 850 Cellular and 1900 PCS frequencies. It will support LTE on PCS 1900 only. That's right. It will not support LTE at 800MHz SMR frequencies.   The CDMA support on 800MHz includes 1xAdvanced and EVDO 3G. Although, Sprint does not have any current plans to deploy 3G EVDO in 800 SMR bands.

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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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S4GRU

Sprint enters the Relay race

Sprint enters the Relay race

by Tim Yu Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, January 25, 2016 - 8:30 AM MST   For the past year, Sprint has commented a lot about its coming "Next Generation Network" deployment that aims to improve greatly Sprint's network capacity and coverage. Much of that speculation has been over how Sprint intends to feed backhaul to the "tens of thousands" of small cells it plans to deploy -- given Sprint's past history on getting backhaul delivered to its own macro cell sites as part o

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Sprint Direct Connect...there's an app for that!

Rickie Smith Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 8:01 PM MDT Have you wanted SDC (Sprint Direct Connect), but the phones that it is on doesn’t have the features you want? According to internal Sprint sources revealed to PhoneNews.com, it may be available as an app for select Android phones soon. This would allow you to talk in the walkie-talkie like fashion through your Android based phone to users of SDC or NDC (Nextel Direct Connect). The app, called Sprint DirectConnect

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Sprint Direct Connect Now Android App available on 6 smartphones

Sprint Direct Connect Now Android App available on 6 smartphones

by Rickie Smith Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 3:30 PM MST     After a long time of no news on the Sprint Direct Connect app, there is finally something to report. On February 3rd, Sprint launched its Direct Connect Now app on six devices, plus announced three other devices that will get support for it in the future.   The app is free to download, but some plans have it as a service add-on for $5 a month for unlimited use. For other plans

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Rickie546

Sprint deploys special Ground Mount Option Network Vision sites in some low capacity and high engineering locations

Sprint deploys special Ground Mount Option Network Vision sites in some low capacity and high engineering locations

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 1:13 AM MST   Often you may see us refer to a GMO site around S4GRU. But, what is a GMO site? GMO stands for Ground Mount Option. Or sometimes, it will be referred to as a GMR (Ground Mount RRU) site. In this article we will explain many points about the Ground Mount Option. In the most basic explanation, a Ground Mount site is one where they are doing a partial Network Vision conversion instead of a full bu

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S4GRU

Sprint deploys first Network Vision cluster in Kankakee, Illinois and promises LTE deployment info early in 2012

Sprint deploys first Network Vision cluster in Kankakee, Illinois and promises LTE deployment info early in 2012

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 11:29 AM MST In a press release today, Sprint discusses some Network Vision updates, including that they have completed their first Network Vision cluster of upgrades in the Northern Illinois city of Kankakee. This makes the first community in the U.S. with a full Sprint LTE deployment (as far as we know). Although, there will be no devices available for customers to use these LTE signals until approximate Midyear

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S4GRU

Sprint delaying pre-orders of the 32GB Samsung Galaxy S III and possibly 16GB models

Sprint delaying pre-orders of the 32GB Samsung Galaxy S III and possibly 16GB models

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 3:33 PM MDT   S4GRU received some sad news today when we found out that Sprint is experiencing delays in their preorders of the popular Samsung Galaxy S III. 16GB models will not arrive early of the June 21st national launch as originally planned, and at best, will arrive on June 21st. Some may even experience delays of a day or two. However, if you bought the 32GB model (like me), your delay will be until next we

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S4GRU

Sprint credits Unlimited for high iPhone sales on the Now Network

Sprint credits Unlimited for high iPhone sales on the Now Network

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 10:22 AM MST   At a Bank of America investor conference this morning, Sprint CFO Joe Euteneuer said, "We thought (the iPhone) would do very, very well for us, and it has." In fact, Sprint is now estimating it will sell more than one million iPhones before the end of the quarter on December 31st. But more importantly, Euteneur credits unlimited data as the reasons for the iPhone launch success. "We're also get

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