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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

 

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

Can toggling airplane mode actually improve your 3G data speeds?

Can toggling airplane mode actually improve your 3G data speeds?

by Andrew J. Shepherd Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, August 17, 2012 - 1:14 PM MDT   CDMA1X and EV-DO carrier channels are shared resources. In CDMA1X, many subscribers share the same carrier channel, their individual traffic kept theoretically orthogonal by code division. Likewise, in EV-DO, individual traffic is separated by time division. But what happens when Sprint (or any other CDMA2000 network provider) has deployed greater than one CDMA1X and/or EV-DO carrier channel on a gi

WiWavelength

WiWavelength

(UPDATED) LG Eclipse 4G casts an early shadow

(UPDATED) LG Eclipse 4G casts an early shadow

by Andrew J. Shepherd Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, August 10, 2012 - 6:54 PM MDT   Update: The previously dubbed LG Eclipse is being released November 11 as the Optimus G. Additionally, the LTE 1900 EIRP figures that were missing from the original FCC filing were added six weeks later in a Class II Permissive Change application. Max LTE 1900 EIRP is 23.51 dBm -- though with substantial variability (up to 4.5 dB) due to differences in carrier frequency, bandwidth, and modulation (Q

WiWavelength

WiWavelength

 

Louisville/West Kentucky appears to be a late Second Round Network Vision/LTE deployment market

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 9:39 AM MDT   S4GRU has recently been apprised of some additional Network Vision information. As you may recall, when Sprint originally announced Network Vision details and explained their change to LTE for its 4G technology, Sprint also said that planning/design/permitting is under way at the first 22,000 sites. S4GRU was able to obtain the information about these first 22,000 sites last Spring and we have received sever

S4GRU

S4GRU

S4GRU Compares our LTE Coverage Map with Sprint's in St. Joseph, Missouri

S4GRU Compares our LTE Coverage Map with Sprint's in St. Joseph, Missouri

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, August 3, 2012 - 4:25 PM MDT   There has been a lot of discussion around our forums, and certainly in many other places, how Sprint's LTE coverage maps of launched markets have been pretty overly optimistic. To say it nicely. Today I decided to create some LTE coverage maps for St. Joseph, Missouri for our members usage, and for grins, I pulled up the Sprint LTE coverage map for the same area. The difference is pretty noticeable.

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,

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S4GRU

Coverage of the Q2 12 Sprint Nextel Corp Earnings Conference Call

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

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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S4GRU

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

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

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

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

S4GRU

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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S4GRU

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

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Portland/Oregon Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 6:55 AM MDT   The next market in our Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series is...Oregon/SW Washington. The Oregon market has yet to be announced by Sprint, and may not be announced until as late as this Fall.   The Sprint Oregon/SW Washington market covers the State of Oregon and the part of Washington in the Portland Metro Area and along the Columbia River. This includes Portland, Salem, Eugene/Springfiel

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Seattle/West Washington Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 12:00 PM MDT   The next market in our Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series is...West Washington. The West Washington market has yet to be announced by Sprint, and may not be announced until as late as this Fall.   The Sprint West Washington market encompasses most of the Western Half of Washington State. This includes Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Everett, Kent, Renton, Federal Way, Puya

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Long Island Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 7:03 AM MDT   The next market in our Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series is...Long Island. Which I like to pronounce Lawn Guy-land. But I digress...the Long Island market has yet to be announced by Sprint, and may not be announced until as late as this Fall.   The Sprint Long Island market encompasses Nassau and Suffolk counties. This includes the cities of Hempstead, Levittown, Garden City, West Baby

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Inland Empire/Riverside/San Bernardino Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 11:56 AM MDT   The next market in our Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series is...Riverside/San Bernardino, otherwise known as the Inland Empire. The Riverside/San Bernardino market has yet to be announced by Sprint, and may not be announced until as late as this Fall.   The Sprint Riverside/San Bernardino market includes Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario, Fontana, Moreno Valley, Rancho Cucamonga, Victorvil

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Minnesota Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 7:30 AM MDT   The next market in our Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series is...Minnesota. The Minnesota market has yet to be announced by Sprint, and may not be announced until as late as this Fall.   The Sprint Minnesota market encompasses most of Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. This includes the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul and suburbs), Duluth/Superior, Rochester, St. Cloud, Mankato, Brainerd, Be

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

 

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

 

West Michigan Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Sunday, July 8, 2012 - 2:30 PM MDT   The next market in our Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series is...West Michigan. The West Michigan market has yet to be announced by Sprint, and may not be announced until as late as this Fall.   The Sprint West Michigan market encompasses the Western and Central Portions of the Michigan Lower Peninsula, as well as a few isolated Upper Peninsula sites around St. Ignace, Mackinac Island and Sault

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

San Jose/South Bay Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Sunday, July 8, 2012 - 12:09 PM MDT   The next market in our Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series is...South Bay. The South Bay market has yet to be announced by Sprint, and may not be announced until as late as this Fall.   The Sprint South Bay market encompasses Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey counties. This includes the cities of San Jose, Santa Clara, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Campbell, Los Altos,

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S4GRU

 

Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, July 6, 2012 - 12:55 PM MDT   The next market in our Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series is way down yonder...Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The PR/VI market has yet to be announced by Sprint. Network Vision work is under way, with Samsung and their subcontractors actively working around the market. The Sprint PR/VI market encompasses all of Puerto Rico (including Culebra and Vieques) as well as the U.S. Virgin Islan

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Southern Connecticut Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 4:49 PM MDT   The next market in our Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series is...Southern Connecticut. The Southern Connecticut market has yet to be announced by Sprint, and may not be announced until as late as this Fall.   The Sprint Southern Connecticut market encompasses Fairfield, New Haven and Litchfield counties. This includes the cities of Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, Norwalk, Greenwich, Danbury

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