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Sprint "brings" LTE service to Greater Chicago and Other Communities

Sprint "brings" LTE service to Greater Chicago and Other Communities

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, October 22, 2012 - 11:00 AM MDT   Today, Sprint announced in four separate Press Releases that they have brought 4G LTE Service to the Chicagoland area, as well as Wichita Falls Texas, Hutchinson and McPherson Kansas, New Bedford and Fall River, Massachusetts. It is probably no accident that Sprint selected to use the phrase "Sprint brings 4G LTE" in lieu of "launched." Don't misunderstand though that this is good news. LTE servic

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Yeehaw! Austin is moving up to the First Round of Sprint Network Vision/LTE Deployment with some sites already live!

Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Update Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 10:30 AM MDT   BREAKING NEWS and a S4GRU.com EXCLUSIVE...We have some good news for y'all in the Heart of the Lone Star State! Sprint's Austin market is now confirmed to be in the First Round of Network Vision/LTE deployment.   Austin was originally slated to be in the beginning of the Second Round of deployment. However, since the original Network Vision schedules were compiled back in October 2011, Austin has apparently

S4GRU

S4GRU

[UPDATE 2] [Teaser] Is S4GRU 5X certain that this is the new Nexus 5X?

[UPDATE 2] [Teaser] Is S4GRU 5X certain that this is the new Nexus 5X?

by Tim Yu Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, September 25, 2015 - 5:44 PM MDT   Update 2: S4GRU's technical editor here again. It is Monday, October 19, and today is the day. Many of the Nexus 5X first preorders started shipping this morning for delivery later this week. You also may have caught the Nexus 5X television commercial that Google ran multiple times during the NFL broadcasts yesterday.   In light of the first handsets shipping today, S4GRU wants to publish

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lilotimz

 

The Sprint markets of Memphis & Minnesota are slated to begin Network Vision/LTE in the 2nd Half of 2012

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 1:29 AM MDT     From the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes to the gates of Graceland! We are now prepared to tell you about two more Round Two markets in Sprint's Network Vision/LTE deployment plans for 2012...   Memphis and Minnesota!   Sprint's Memphis market   Sprint's Network Vision vendor Ericsson is scheduled to begin the Memphis market early in the Second Round. Ericsson and their subcontractors are scheduled to be

S4GRU

S4GRU

Looks like there is a delay on the EVO LTE pre-order shipments

Looks like there is a delay on the EVO LTE pre-order shipments

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 11:12 AM MDT   I just received information from a very reliable internal Sprint source that there is a delay occurring with the shipments of the EVO LTE pre-orders. According to the source, the delay is being caused by HTC and may impact shipments going out as late as May 25th. This may be the cause of the EVO LTE pre-order statuses being changed yesterday for many customers to "back-ordered." What is not clear yet

S4GRU

S4GRU

RSSI vs RSRP: A Brief LTE Signal Strength Primer

RSSI vs RSRP: A Brief LTE Signal Strength Primer

by Andrew J. Shepherd Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, July 16, 2012 - 1:40 AM MDT   As Sprint LTE 1900 has become live and discoverable in numerous markets over this past weekend, some of our readers, especially those who are using Android 4.0 ICS based ROMs, have expressed concern at the seemingly low signal levels that they have encountered. For example, see this screenshot from an HTC EVO 4G LTE (under Settings > About > Network):   Note the -102

WiWavelength

WiWavelength

 

Austin & Charlotte are scheduled to be in the Second Round of Sprint Network Vision/LTE Deployment in 2012

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, March 5, 2012 - 12:01 AM MST   Today, Sprint 4G Rollout Updates is prepared to tell you about two relatively early Round Two markets in Sprint's Network Vision/LTE deployment plans for 2012. Austin and Charlotte. Encompassing large sections of Central Texas and Western North Carolina.   Sprint's Network Vision vendor Ericsson will likely begin Network Vision and LTE deployment in the Austin market and Alcatel/Lucent in the Charlotte mark

S4GRU

S4GRU

What is a PRL?

What is a PRL?

by Travis Griggs Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 10:00 AM MST A PRL file is a Preferred Roaming List. In simple terms, it tells the device how to scan for various wireless cell systems, which ones are native, and which priority to use them in. If there isn't a native Sprint signal available, the PRL defines which roaming partners to scan for, which ones should be used, and in what order of preference to scan for them in. Contrary to belief and what some Sprint rep

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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 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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S4GRU

Teaser: "X" marks the spot for the first Sprint CCA/RRPP fully compliant handset

Teaser: "X" marks the spot for the first Sprint CCA/RRPP fully compliant handset

by Andrew J. Shepherd Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 12:21 PM MDT   As many of you know, Sprint recently established a partnership with members of the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) as sort of a quid pro quo. This partnership is called the Rural Roaming Preferred Program (RRPP), and S4GRU wrote about the nascent RRPP in a recent article on The Wall.   In a nutshell, Sprint will gain pseudo native LTE coverage outside of its standard f

WiWavelength

WiWavelength

Summer of 6&9:  Samsung and HTC Rock Out with Their Flagships for the Season

Summer of 6&9: Samsung and HTC Rock Out with Their Flagships for the Season

by Andrew J. Shepherd Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 12:15 PM MST   I got my first real smartphone. Bought it at the five and dime. Browsed S4GRU 'til my fingers bled. Was the summer of 6&9.   Spring has not quite yet sprung for a few more weeks. But with the annual Mobile World Congress just wrapping up today in Barcelona, new smartphones that likely will dominate the mobile landscape through most of the summer are starting t

WiWavelength

WiWavelength

 

Miami/West Palm Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, June 25, 2012 - 7:15 AM MDT   The next market in our Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series is a place where things are just starting to get hopping...Miami and South Florida. This is the first Second Round market we have written up in this article series. The Miami/West Palm market has yet to be announced by Sprint, but is expected to be announced in the near future. Perhaps around the time of the first market launches.  

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Orange County Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, July 9, 2012 - 6:00 AM MDT   The next market in our Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series is...Orange County, California. The Orange County market has yet to be announced by Sprint, and may not be announced until as late as this Fall.   The Sprint Orange County market includes Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Orange, Fullerton, Laguna Niguel and Mission Viejo. Sprint's Network Vision

S4GRU

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

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

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.

S4GRU

S4GRU

[UPDATED] How P for powerful is the Nexus 6P RF?

[UPDATED] How P for powerful is the Nexus 6P RF?

by Andrew J. Shepherd Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, September 28, 2015 - 10:40 AM MDT   Update: Now that Google has released the full tech specs for the Nexus 6P, we can write a few addenda. While the FCC OET authorization filings disclosed support for several GSM, W-CDMA, and LTE international bands -- something that they are not required to do -- they curiously omitted W-CDMA band 8, which is the GSM 900 MHz band. Add that one to the W-CDMA list. Additionally, we can co

WiWavelength

WiWavelength

 

Silver Lining for Phoenix and Tucson/Yuma Markets...the schedule appears to be moving up for the Grand Canyon State

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, March 30, 2012 - 1:46 AM MDT   What about Phoenix? What about Phoenix? What about Phoenix???   I get asked that every day. Sometimes several times per day! On social media, our forum pages and our chat rooms are filled with Phoenicians and Arizonans who feel they have been more than patient with Sprint awaiting for first 4G WiMax and now just even to hear an announcement on 4G LTE.   And here we are, S4GRU.com has announced all of th

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Is Sprint going to show up "Sooner" in the Show Me State?

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 1:31 AM MDT     Sprint 4G Rollout Updates has completed announcements on the first two rounds of Network Vision, naming just over 40 of Sprint's 97 markets as slated to begin deployment before the end of 2012. Sprint's Network Vision and LTE Deployment are in full swing with First Round markets cranking out production. Even some Second Round markets will begin deployment as soon as May.   S4GRU has recently been appris

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Ft. Wayne/South Bend Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 7:35 AM MDT   The final market in our Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series is...Fort Wayne/South Bend. This market has yet to be announced by Sprint, and may not be announced until as late as this Fall.   The Sprint Ft. Wayne/South Bend market covers most of Northern Indiana, except for the NW corner which is in the Chicago market. This includes Fort Wayne, South Bend, Mishawaka, Elkhart, Goshen, Marion,

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

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

S4GRU

S4GRU

For Sprint's Samsung Galaxy Note 3, one is the loneliest number

For Sprint's Samsung Galaxy Note 3, one is the loneliest number

by Andrew J. Shepherd Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:40 PM MDT   S4GRU has been on a bit of a roll of late. We had an unusually quiet summer here on The Wall, as our writing staff was frequently away on summer vacation. But we have come back with a vengeance.   Earlier this month, we got the next Nexus handset scoop on the rest of the tech press with our discovery of the reappearance of the LG D820 authorization docs at the FCC OET (Offi

WiWavelength

WiWavelength

My take with the new LG Viper 4G LTE from Hutch, Kansas

My take with the new LG Viper 4G LTE from Hutch, Kansas

by Rickie Smith Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, April 23, 2012 - 9:01 AM MDT   The LG Viper is one of Sprint’s first 4G LTE capable phones, and was launched along side with the GNEX LTE. When you first take it out of the box the phone is very light and thin and may lead you to believe that this phone can’t be all too powerful and great, but it is, just like its name suggests. The phone's casing is 50 percent recycled plastic and the package is made from 87 percent recycled material,

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Sprint announces that Baltimore is now formally launched, as well as some other communities in already launched markets

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 7:20 AM MDT   Today, Sprint announces they have launched service in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as in Gainesville, Georgia (in the Atlanta/Athens market) and Manhattan, Kansas and Sedalia, Missouri (in the Kansas market).   However, S4GRU members have been reporting LTE service has been usable for weeks in these locations. Additionally, coverage showed up at coverage.sprint.com last Thursday. Service around Baltim

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

iOS 5.1 confirms next generation iPhone supporting LTE

Danny Bullard Sprint 4G Rollout Update Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 10:44 AM MDT     According to iDownloadBlog, the iPhone 5, or whatever Apple decides to call it, will reportedly pack 4G LTE according to iOS 5.1 code strings. Until now, all the other LTE iPhone rumors have just been speculation and wishful thinking. The code strings says:     We can gather that this line in iOS5.1 must be created for use in the new iPhone, because the new iPad cannot make phone calls. Although it see

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