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Norfolk/Virginia Beach Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, June 25, 2012 - 12:08 PM MDT   The next market in our Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series is just about to get moving...the Norfolk and the Virginia Tidewater Region. The Norfolk 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 Norfolk market covers basically all of Southeast Virginia and the Hampton Roads, fro

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Norfolk & Long Island 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 21, 2012 - 12:00 AM MDT   Two Non WiMax markets to tell you about! We are now prepared to tell you about two more Round Two markets in Sprint's Network Vision/LTE deployment plans for 2012...   Norfolk/Hampton Roads and Long Island!   Sprint's Network Vision vendor Samsung will likely begin Network Vision and LTE deployment in these two Sprint markets in 2012. This is not an imminent start in the next few weeks. These are S

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S4GRU

 

NFC finally gaining traction in the smartphone world

by Scott Johnson Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 2:00 AM MDT   Most of us have at least heard of NFC, the Google Wallet app, or the capability to use our NFC enabled phone as a wireless payment system, but do we know the power and uses of Near Field Communication? NFC has endured a slow start, with very few devices that contain the communication chip, but Sprint seems to be giving it a boost by including NFC on all its LTE handsets. Sprint’s director of consumer product

pyroscott

pyroscott

Nexus 5 and LG G2 experience temporary Sprint LTE connectivity issues due to Circuit Switched Fallback technology

Nexus 5 and LG G2 experience temporary Sprint LTE connectivity issues due to Circuit Switched Fallback technology

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, November 11, 2013 - 11:55 PM MST S4GRU Staff and Members have been anxiously waiting for over a year for smartphones that would support all three of Sprint’s LTE bands. Since April 2012, Sprint LTE devices have been limited to only one band. Band 25 (1900MHz in the PCS Band). Subsequently, Sprint closed down the Nextel network and picked up another LTE band (Band 26). Also, Sprint purchased Clearwire and picked up another LTE band that they

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NewCo needs to drop some of the PCS from MetroPCS

NewCo needs to drop some of the PCS from MetroPCS

by Andrew J. Shepherd Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, October 5, 2012 - 8:00 AM MDT   Unless you have been under a telecom rock the past 48 hours -- or stuck in the boonies with only a GSM device (I kid, I kid) -- you have read that T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS have agreed in principle to a complicated reverse merger arrangement that would create a combined carrier, at least provisionally called NewCo. Now, Sprint has jumped back into the fray, this after Sprint's executive leadership h

WiWavelength

WiWavelength

 

New York City Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 5:09 PM MDT   I hear from yous guys all the time, so I know that the Big Apple is ready to take a big bite out of the upcoming Sprint LTE network. So it is with great joy, that the next market in our Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series is...New York City. This market has not been announced by Sprint, but appears to be on the way for a November/December launch.   The Sprint NYC market covers all of the New

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New Sprint Network Enhancements & Upgrades Site

New Sprint Network Enhancements & Upgrades Site

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, November 18, 2011 - 11:50 AM MST There has been an exciting new development over at the Sprint website. If you go to https://network.sprint.com/, you can enter in your city, zip code, or select a major metro area and observe Sprint's network upgrades for the past six months, or planned for the next 6 months. You can scroll around all over the place and click on towers for more info. This is a great idea, and a much more transparent a

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S4GRU

New Samsung commercial stirring controversies. Really? Get a life!

New Samsung commercial stirring controversies. Really? Get a life!

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 9:36 AM MST   In a new television commercial, Samsung takes a swing at Apple and it's iPhoniacs. The blogosphere is going wild and people are nutty suggesting the commercial goes too far. Really? To these people, I just want to say, get a life. It's no different than the Mac commercials dissin' on PC. In fact, it's almost old hat. Passe. Who cares? See the "controversial" advertisement below, at least u

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S4GRU

 

New Orleans Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 6:00 AM MDT   The next market in our Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series is, the Big Easy, the Crescent City...New Orleans. The New Orleans 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 New Orleans market encompasses all of the Sprint native coverage in the Southeastern Louisiana area. This

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New Network Vision/LTE Deployment details and Central Jersey market work is under way with several sites live!

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 7:46 PM MST   Exciting breaking news from the S4GRU.com News Desk. Yesterday, I received a tip that Network Vision/LTE Deployment was under way in a market that S4GRU had not yet announced (although we were just about to). An unnamed S4GRU Reader contacted me and said they had witnessed Network Vision work under way in the Freehold area of Central New Jersey. Better yet, he talked with an engineer at one of the sites and

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S4GRU

 

New Network Vision Photos and Performance Info from a new site in North Oxford, Massachusetts

Click on Images Above to View Photo Album     Robert HerronSprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 5:18 PM MDT   S4GRU Member Kevster1321 read our Boston Network Vision/LTE Deployment is charging full steam ahead with 20 sites now confirmed complete article last Friday, and sprang into action. With a map in hand provided to him by Sprint 4G Rollout Updates, he drove up the road a few miles from his home to the sleepy little burg of North Oxford, Massachusetts.   Kevin was

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New Network Vision Photos and Performance Info from a new site in Beverly, Massachusetts

New Network Vision Photos and Performance Info from a new site in Beverly, Massachusetts

Click on Images Above to View Photo Album     Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 10:49 PM MDT   S4GRU Member Cpeatridge follows along with all the latest information at Sprint 4G Rollout Updates, and then noticed one day that we were claiming that a site near him in Beverly, Massachusetts was updated. So Chris did what any other S4GRU follower would do...go investigate. Chris was able to get several good shots of the site, includi

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S4GRU

New Network Vision and LTE Deployment info released in Sprint Webinar today

New Network Vision and LTE Deployment info released in Sprint Webinar today

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, December 12, 2011 - 2:59 PM MST   Today, Sprint hosted a Webinar online talking to large Enterprise customers about Network Vision and LTE. And of course, Sprint 4G Rollout Updates signed in and went along for the virtual joy ride. It was an informative presentation, although brief and missing lots of nerdy details that we would have loved. The webinar was hosted by John Barcomb, a Sprint Network Development Manager. He steadily w

S4GRU

S4GRU

New Li-ion batteries being developed offer 10x life and faster recharge

New Li-ion batteries being developed offer 10x life and faster recharge

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, November 15, 2011   This is a product development that all dorks will unite and embrace for. Longer lasting device batteries! There have not been any significant efficiency improvements on the battery side for many years. The improvements to battery life in smartphones and tablets the past few years have been largely only related to bigger batteries and smarter and more battery efficient devices and operating systems. And wi

S4GRU

S4GRU

New iPhone 5 LTE coming in October as Sprint Exclusive?

New iPhone 5 LTE coming in October as Sprint Exclusive?

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, January 20, 2012 - 1:09 PM MST   It's a slow Sprint 4G news day. So I have been saving this write up for just such a moment. We don't want to get stale and boring here at Sprint 4G Rollout Updates. Even if it means delving into the hysterical world of fantastical rumors. A week ago, the Kansas City Business Journal broke with a story about the possibility of Sprint getting an exclusive shot to first carry the iPhone 5 with LTE. Of

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S4GRU

New Info - Pricing for new Sprint Galaxy Nexus LTE $200 and LG Viper LTE $100

New Info - Pricing for new Sprint Galaxy Nexus LTE $200 and LG Viper LTE $100

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 7:51 PM MST   According to the thecellphonejunkie.com, prices for the new Sprint Galaxy Nexus LTE is to be $200 and the new LG Viper 4G LTE is to be $100. They will more likely be $199 and $99 respectively. It looks like Sprint is trying to undercut Verizon's pricing. However, I would fully expect that Verizon will more than likely have lowered it's price to match Sprint's by the time they get their LTE devic

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

New Flagship 4G LTE Device in Sprint Lenexa Labs for testing

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 12:12 PM MDT   We let the cat out of the bag a little early yesterday in a screen shot from another article, but Sprint 4G Rollout Updates can report to you that a new mystery device (currently codenamed NDA #105) has entered Sprint's Lenexa Labs for testing. S4GRU has actually known about this device since February, but now that the source has approved the release of the documents, we are reporting it to you.   What we kno

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

New Early Upgrade Promo in select Sprint markets, all devices including the iPhone

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 5:40 PM MST   Sprint 4G Rollout Updates has been notified of a covert new upgrade promotional titled "Upgrade Now Promotional - Trial." This is similar to one leaked a few weeks ago, but eligibility is a little less stringent this time. However, it is only limited to 21 out of the 97 Sprint markets, from now through April 14, 2012.   The markets included: Atlanta / Athens, GA Charlotte, NC Chicago, IL Ci

S4GRU

S4GRU

New 4G WiMax Protection Site on the south side of Elmira, New York

New 4G WiMax Protection Site on the south side of Elmira, New York

A NEW 4G WIMAX PROTECTION SITE is active in Elmira, New York. The new signal is on the south side of town. This makes two towers active in the Elmira area, coupled with the one on the northside of town near Horseheads that's been active for months. The coverage area is very small and pathetic, though.   See coverage map below...  

S4GRU

S4GRU

New 4G WiMax Protection Site in Whitesburg, Kentucky

New 4G WiMax Protection Site in Whitesburg, Kentucky

NEW SERVICE ALERT : Whitesburg, Kentucky   A new Sprint/Clear 4G WiMax tower is now active in the Eastern Kentucky town of Whitesburg. Talk about a place in the middle of nowhere Appalachia. You guys will have a field day with this!   This is roaming territory for Sprint customers, which means that older generation WiMax devices may have problems connecting to this site.  

S4GRU

S4GRU

New 4G WiMax Protection Site in Wadena, Minnesota

New 4G WiMax Protection Site in Wadena, Minnesota

NEW SERVICE ALERT: Wadena, Minnesota   A new Sprint/Clear 4G WiMax tower is now active in the small North Central Minnesota community of Wadena. No, I never heard of this town (pop. 4,088) before, either! But there is a 4G party going on there now! Turn on your 4G antennas, scan for service and start surfin'!  

S4GRU

S4GRU

New 4G WiMax Protection Site in Ukiah, California

New 4G WiMax Protection Site in Ukiah, California

NEW SERVICE ALERT: Ukiah, California   A new Sprint/Clear 4G WiMax tower is now active in the Northern California city of Ukiah. A lovely town. Been there many times. And now, folks in and around Ukiah can enjoy some 4G service on Sprint and Clear.  

S4GRU

S4GRU

New 4G WiMax Protection Site in Seminole, Oklahoma

New 4G WiMax Protection Site in Seminole, Oklahoma

NEW SERVICE ALERT : Seminole, Oklahoma   A new Sprint/Clear 4G WiMax tower is now active in the Central Oklahoma town of Seminole. I was shocked to come across this today. I didn't expect any more sites before October 7th. I guess I'll take whatever I can get, whenever I can get it!!!  

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