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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

Rumors abounding that Sprint and Clearwire very close to deal

Rumors abounding that Sprint and Clearwire very close to deal

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 5:14 PM MST   The tech and financial world are abuzz today about new rumors that Sprint and Clearwire are close to a new deal. Confidential sources are saying that they may even be close enough to preliminarily announce a deal by Thursday. As those of you who are following this closely know, Thursday is the due date of Clearwire’s jumbo $237 Million payment that they have threatened to default on. Though, technic

S4GRU

S4GRU

RUMOR ALERT: Samsung Galaxy S III may be just weeks away

RUMOR ALERT: Samsung Galaxy S III may be just weeks away

by Scott Johnson Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 6:09 PM MST   Could the newest Samsung flagship, the highly anticipated Galaxy S III, be weeks away from being announced? That is the claim of Eldar Murtazin, the Russian tech blogger. Murtazin tweeted “HD resolution, 12 mpx camera, sw tweaks, android 4 - i like my new phone. Eager to see official announcement in Barcelona.” By official announcement in Barcelona, he means it will be announced at the MWC in B

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

 

Riverside/San Bernardino is scheduled to be in the Second Round of Sprint Network Vision/LTE Deployment in 2012...Good news for the Inland Empire

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 5:05 PM MST   Going inland to the empire! We are now prepared to tell you about another Round Two market in Sprint's Network Vision/LTE deployment plans for 2012...   Riverside/San Bernardino!   Sprint's Riverside/San Bernardino market   Sprint's R/SB market basically covers all of Riverside and San Bernardino counties. It also includes a portion of Imperial County that is on the north and west side of the Salton Sea

S4GRU

S4GRU

Ready for LTE launching?  Sprint says mark your calendar for July 15th in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio

Ready for LTE launching? Sprint says mark your calendar for July 15th in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 10:09 AM MDT   Speculation is over. Sprint is going to stop blocking LTE connections and launch service in 5 of the 6 announced markets on July 15th. LTE service will be live, on or before July 15th in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio. However, Baltimore is an announced market that is not listed in this new release. It is not shocking to S4GRU readers that Baltimore is not quite ready yet. W

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Raleigh/Durham Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, July 2, 2012 - 6:00 AM MDT   The next market in our Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series is ...Raleigh/Durham. The Raleigh/Durham 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.   The Sprint RDU market encompasses most of Eastern North Carolina, except the coastal areas. This includes the Research Triangle/Raleigh-Durham m

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Quarterback controversy? HTC One to replace the iconic HTC Evo nameplate!

by Jeff Foster Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, February 27, 2012 - 2:21 AM MST   Earlier this year, both HTC and Samsung stated in reports that it will be slimming down its product lines in order to reduce expenses, concentrate on higher quality and to lessen the effects of diluting similar product lines. Samsung has hinted that the Galaxy S lll will be launched simultaneously in many markets, and would eliminate the U.S. carriers from individual looks and independent features. Now HTC h

S4GRU

S4GRU

Qualcomm Developing 4G LTE Push to Talk

Qualcomm Developing 4G LTE Push to Talk

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 12:09 PM MST   Qualcomm announced this week it has a program under way to develop Push to Talk (PTT) technology to run over Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks. As we all know, Sprint is migrating to a LTE network for it's 4G technology in Network Vision. Qualcomm's current development schedule for LTE PTT is several years, with a commercial release in 2015 or 2016. In case you are wondering what PTT is, it's

S4GRU

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

 

Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands is scheduled to be in the Second Round of Sprint Network Vision/LTE Deployment in 2012...or is it sooner???

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 5:05 PM MST   Today, Sprint 4G Rollout Updates is prepared to tell you about another Round Two market in Sprint's Network Vision/LTE deployment plans for 2012. Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. More specifically, Sprint's PR/VI market.   Sprint's schedule calls for this market to be a Round Two market. But is it actually a Second Round market? Sprint's original deployment plan from last year had the Puerto Rico mar

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

 

Portland, Oregon is scheduled to be in the Second Round of Sprint Network Vision/LTE Deployment in 2012

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 5:49 PM MST   Today, Sprint 4G Rollout Updates is prepared to tell you about another Round Two market in Sprint's Network Vision/LTE deployment plans for 2012. Portland, Oregon. More specifically, Sprint's Oregon/SW Washington market.   Sprint's Network Vision vendor Samsung will likely begin Network Vision and LTE deployment in the Oregon/SW Washington market in 2012. This is not an imminent start in the next few week

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Philadelphia Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 12:56 PM MDT   The next market in our Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series is the City of Brotherly Love...Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Metro 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.   The Sprint Philly market encompasses all of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Including the Philly Metro area, up toward t

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Philadelphia & Southern Connecticut are scheduled to be in the Second Round of Sprint Network Vision/LTE Deployment in 2012

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, March 8, 2012 - 5:01 AM MST   Ready for some more announcements? We are now prepared to tell you about two more Round Two markets in Sprint's Network Vision/LTE deployment plans for 2012. Philadelphia and Southern Connecticut! The Sprint Philadelphia Metro market includes most of Southeast Pennsylvania and the Southern Connecticut market is the whole western third, and southwestern corner of the state.   Sprint's Network Vision vendor A

S4GRU

S4GRU

Phantom 4G Site in Oxnard/Ventura, California finally appears on coverage map

Phantom 4G Site in Oxnard/Ventura, California finally appears on coverage map

PHANTOM SITE APPEARS: Oxnard/Ventura, California There has been a Phantom 4G WiMax Tower in Oxnard, California since the LA Area rollout last Winter. It has been shown on Sensorly.com since then, but has never appeared on Sprint or Clear's Coverage Maps. But today, it showed up on Clear.com. I guess it's not considered a Protection Site, because it has some dark green in it.   It also has a much larger coverage area than what's shown in the Clear map, because Sensorly is

S4GRU

S4GRU

OTA update is rolling out to fix Samsung Epic 4G Touch Loss of Signal Bug

OTA update is rolling out to fix Samsung Epic 4G Touch Loss of Signal Bug

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 10:25 AM MST   An Over the Air (OTA) Update has started rolling out today for owners of Sprint's popular flagship device. The Loss of Signal bug (LOS) has been a popular topic in forums since the Samsung Epic 4G Touch hit the streets in September. But now E4GT owners can breathe a sigh of relief. The bug was purported to cause the device to lose all signal, causing the signal indicator to get a circle with a

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Orlando Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, June 29, 2012 - 8:59 AM MDT   The next market in our Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series is The City Beautiful...Orlando. The Orlando 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.   The Sprint Orlando market encompasses all of the East Central portion of the Florida peninsula. Including the Orlando metro area, Melbourne

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Orlando & Miami/West Palm are scheduled to be in the Second Round of Sprint Network Vision/LTE Deployment in 2012

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, March 16, 2012 - 12:00 AM MDT   Double Sunshine State announcement! We are now prepared to tell you about two more Round Two markets in Sprint's Network Vision/LTE deployment plans for 2012...   Orlando and Miami/West Palm!   The Sprint Orlando market includes all of East Central Florida from Metro Orlando, down the Atlantic shore from Daytona Beach through the Space Coast down to the Palm Beach County line. The Miami/West Palm marke

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

 

Orange County & Raleigh/Durham are scheduled to be in the Second Round of Sprint Network Vision/LTE Deployment in 2012

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 12:30 PM MDT   We ain't no ways tired! We are now prepared to tell you about two more Round Two markets in Sprint's Network Vision/LTE deployment plans for 2012...   Orange County and Raleigh/Durham!   The Sprint Orange County market includes all of Orange County, California and the Raleigh/Durham market is the whole eastern third of the state of North Carolina, except for the coastal areas.   Sprint's Network Vi

S4GRU

S4GRU

OK...Yours truly may have come up with the LightSquared solution

OK...Yours truly may have come up with the LightSquared solution

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 2:29 PM MST   OK. I'm gonna stick my neck out there, and I know there are going to be a lot of naysayers that say it can't be done. But I think I may have a solution for LightSquared that could solve their terrestrial LTE network problem. Currently, LightSquared is trying to gain approval to deploy and operate a FD-LTE network on its L-Band spectrum. This L-Band is paired spectrum that has downlink allocated

S4GRU

S4GRU

Now the FCC allows AT&T to withdraw merger

Now the FCC allows AT&T to withdraw merger

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 3:50 PM MST   The Federal Communication Commission announced today that they will allow AT&T to withdraw it’s merger application. There were some rumblings coming out the past 24 hours saying that the FCC may prohibit AT&T from withdrawing because they may want to go on record actually denying the merger. AT&T threatened to sue the FCC if it was not allowed to withdraw. In the grand scheme of thing

S4GRU

S4GRU

Not just with AT&T, Sprint swaps spectrum with T-Mobile and VZW, too.

Not just with AT&T, Sprint swaps spectrum with T-Mobile and VZW, too.

by Tim Yu Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, March 4, 2016 - 8:25 AM MST   A little over two weeks ago, S4GRU published an article detailing a multi-market PCS 1900 MHz swap between Sprint and AT&T that increased spectrum contiguity for both operators in several markets. In that article, we mentioned how that spectrum swap might be the first of many, as there are numerous other markets in which Sprint and other licensees could mutually benefit by realigning disparate spec

lilotimz

lilotimz

 

Northern Jersey Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 12:26 PM MDT   The next market in our Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series is...Northern Jersey. The Northern Jersey market has yet to be announced by Sprint, and may not be announced until as late as this Fall.   The Sprint Northern Jersey market encompasses Hudson, Essex, Bergen, Union, Passaic, Morris, Warren and Sussex counties. This includes such communities as Newark, Jersey City, Union City, Bayonn

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S4GRU

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