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Houston Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 11:59 PM MDT   In our continuing Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series, S4GRU presents to you the latest regarding Houston, Texas. Sprint announced to the world early in Network Vision that the Houston market would be one of their first LTE launches. Sprint committed to a Mid 2012 LTE launch in Houston at the beginning of the year.   Sprint's Network Vision OEM Ericsson has been steadily deploying around th

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Austin Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, June 15, 2012 - 12:40 PM MDT   S4GRU has now completed schedule updates for all the official Sprint announced markets, but we will keep trekking along with schedule updates on the unofficial markets. The next market in our Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series is...Austin, Texas. This market has not been announced by Sprint, but it is on the way for an August launch, and work is already under way in this market.   Sprint's

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S4GRU

Indianapolis Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

Indianapolis Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 2:02 PM MDT   The next market in our Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series is The Crossroads of America...Indianapolis. The Indy 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 Indianapolis market encompasses all of Central Indiana, including the Indianapolis Metropolitan Area, Bloomington

S4GRU

S4GRU

[PSA] The holy LTE trinity. A third Band 41 carrier now going live!

[PSA] The holy LTE trinity. A third Band 41 carrier now going live!

by Tim Yu Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, April 8, 2016 - 3:40 PM MDT   Over the past week, S4GRU members in multiple Sprint markets have discovered new EARFCNs and corresponding GCI endings that identify new Band 41 LTE carriers.   The EARFCN is the center frequency of an LTE carrier that, along with the carrier bandwidth, identifies the carrier placement and occupied spectrum.   As Sprint is doing intraband contiguous/adjacent carrier aggregation -- 2

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Anatomy of a Sprint Triband Hexadecaport (16 port) Antenna Setup

Anatomy of a Sprint Triband Hexadecaport (16 port) Antenna Setup

Tim YuSprint 4G Rollout UpdatesJanuary 26, 2018 - 5:30 AM PST [Edited: 1/28/18 to include additional information on Samsung 4 port 800 MHz radio] [Edited: 2/2/18 for photograph addition of an Ericsson setup] The Triband Hexadecaport. The newest development of Sprint's recent network expenditures. This is a new triband antenna configuration now being deployed by Sprint that is able to do 4T4R MIMO on both 800 MHz and 1900 MHz in addition to 8T8R MIMO over 2.5 GHz. All in one sing

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Sprint to begin sales of Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a devices

Sprint to begin sales of Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a devices

Tim YuSprint 4G Rollout UpdatesTuesday, May 7, 2019 - 12:00 PM PDT For weeks, rumors have been circulating that Verizon's carrier exclusivity deal to sell Google Pixel devices was ending and other carriers, such as Sprint, will offer them in addition to direct sales from Google. S4GRU has been able to attain information that this is indeed correct and that Sprint will soon be selling Pixel 3, Pixel 3XL, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3a XL devices. [Google has has announced that Sprint, in addition to
 

Baltimore Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 6:33 PM MDT   Next stop, Baltimore! S4GRU continues our Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series with "The Greatest City in America." I didn't come up with that Motto, but I did read it on Wikipedia. So it must be true! Back in February, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse broke the news that Baltimore will be launched with Network Vision and LTE in Mid-2012.   The Baltimore market essentially covers all of Maryland, exc

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Sprint 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot Review

Sprint 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot Review

by Rick Layton Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, June 25, 2012 - 4:27 PM MDT   As technologies advance, the equipment to use the technology must advance as well. With the upcoming release of 4G LTE in our area (Houston), new equipment will be required to be able to use it. Although Sprint will have numerous data devices to handle the usage by the end of the year, only the Sprint Tri-Band Modem will be available at the rollout of the 4G LTE service. Due to the enormous dependence m

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S4GRU

 

South West Florida Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 12:59 PM MDT   The next market in our Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series is...South West Florida. South West Florida 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 South West Florida market encompasses all of the Sprint native coverage in Manatee, Sarasota, Lee and Collier counties. Including th

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S4GRU

 

Nashville Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 12:59 PM MDT   The next market in our Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series is The Music City...Nashville. The Nashville 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 on July 15th?   The Sprint Nashville market encompasses all of the Sprint native coverage in eastern Tennessee, and the Tri-Cities area of W

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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

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WiWavelength

 

Sprint wants to know if you can hear me now in Atlanta???

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 12:28 PM MST   Did you hear? Sprint is claiming that the 3G Network is now enhanced in Atlanta! Does that mean Network Vision upgrades are complete and live on PCS 1900? What are they saying here? Their press release is vague and going to mislead many people!   Sprint is just championing temporary upgrades that have been completed. The band-aid fixes that were shown on network.sprint.com for the past four months

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S4GRU

 

WiMax devices are going on the cheap! Does it make sense for anyone to buy one?

by Jeff Foster Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 4:30 PM MST   Hearken back to April 2010 when Sprint announced the HTC EVO 4G and thus, became the first carrier to introduce a 4G device. Oh, the excitement! It was 4G WiMax, but who cared? Not many thought LTE would be such an overwhelmingly dominant 4G technology so quickly in the future. Of course, we later learned that WiMax didn’t pan out in America in the way Sprint had hoped.   LTE has now become the glo

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Apple is unquestionably successful. It's the beauty of simplicity...

Danny Bullard Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 9:45 AM MDT   Hello S4GRU readers. In this article, I will give you my 3 reasons why Apple is successful. I will go into extensive detail on each reason why Apple is successful. These are my opinions, so feel free to comment telling me your reasons why Apple is successful and how you think Apple could improve in each category.   Note: These are in no specific order.   1. Marketing   Apple markets their products like no

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S4GRU

 

Sprint's new Tri-Network Hotspot from Sierra Wireless targeted for May 18th Launch

Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 1:30 PM MDT   Our readers are so astute, that I bet they are wondering, where is that Tri-Network Hostpot unveiled at CES last January with the GNex and the Viper? When is it going to hit the street? Well wonder no more!   Sprint 4G Rollout Updates has learned that Sprint is intending to release the Sierra Wireless Tri-Network Hotspot on Friday, May 18th. This device is unique from other hotspots because it runs on three

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Tampa Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, June 29, 2012 - 12:28 PM MDT   The next market in our Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series is ...Tampa. The Tampa Bay area 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 Tampa market encompasses all of the Sprint native coverage in the Tampa Bay area, including Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties. Th

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

What you've all been waiting for...Pics from a Network Vision site in Marengo, Illinois

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, February 27, 2012 - 7:01 PM MST   "Ladies and Gentlemen - We got him!"   That is assuming Network Vision sites are masculine. What you all have been waiting for. Real, true, bona fide Network Vision site photos! S4GRU Member runagun drove out to Marengo, Illinois in the Sprint Chicago market to check out some Network Vision action for himself. He had been seeing the reports on S4GRU.com about Network Vision in his area, and maybe even

S4GRU

S4GRU

Sur la tablet: Apple iPad 4, iPad mini add Sprint LTE support

Sur la tablet: Apple iPad 4, iPad mini add Sprint LTE support

by Andrew J. Shepherd Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 12:05 PM MDT   Over the past six months, Apple's iPad 3 has racked up millions of sales, yet Google's (and Asus') Nexus 7 and Microsoft's Surface tablets have grabbed the headlines over the summer and into the fall. Yesterday, Apple struck back by not only rolling out iPad 4 the same year as iPad 3 but also introducing the long rumored iPad mini. S4GRU readers will recall that Sprint was left out of the iPad

WiWavelength

WiWavelength

 

FCC ready to give Sprint official go ahead on SMR 800 MHz wideband operation

by Andrew J. Shepherd Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, March 9, 2012 - 1:15 PM MST   Sprint may soon be gaining some clarity regarding its Network Vision plans to deploy CDMA1X Advanced to replace Nextel iDEN in its rebanded SMR 800 MHz spectrum. The FCC today announced a proposed rulemaking that would explicitly allow SMR 800 MHz licensees (e.g. Sprint, SouthernLINC, and a few others) to utilize greater than 25 kHz channel spacing.   Currently, Part 90 SMR 800 MHz rules and regulations

WiWavelength

WiWavelength

 

Spectrum Analysis...Does Sprint have more options for additional LTE carriers?

by Andrew J. Shepherd Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 10:01 AM MST   Within the wireless industry and among wireless enthusiasts, it is fairly common knowledge that Verizon Wireless (VZW) and AT&T Mobility (AT&T) have landed Boardwalk and Park Place, respectively, in terms of wireless spectrum for LTE deployment. (Pardon the Monopoly…er, duopoly pun.) VZW has huge Upper 700 MHz C block 22 MHz licenses that it holds nationwide. And AT&T has a not quite a

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Spectrum Analysis Part Two...Sprint and T-Mobile spare PCS spectrum would pair nicely for a LTE Partnership

by Andrew J. Shepherd Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, February 10, 2012 - 12:22 PM MST     In part one of this series, we discussed how Sprint could theoretically leverage its long held PCS A-F block spectrum to deploy a second 5 MHz x 5 MHz LTE channel in many markets alongside the 5 MHz x 5 MHz LTE channel that Sprint plans to roll out in its unused, nationwide PCS G block 10 MHz spectrum. Here is the rundown:   . Verizon Wireless (VZW) and AT&T Mobility (AT&T) have the Up

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

Mark Hearn of SprintFeed.com on to a New Position with TechnoBuffalo

Mark Hearn of SprintFeed.com on to a New Position with TechnoBuffalo

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 11:10 AM MDT   Mark Hearn, the founder, editor and daily operator of SprintFeed.com is closing shop and heading on to new opportunities as an Editor at TechnoBuffalo. We will be sad to see him go from the daily news makings at Sprint. I personally visited SprintFeed.com several times per day. I have enjoyed my interactions with Mark talking about Sprint and about personal issues. We even share a similar faith.

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Sprint considering partnerships with fellow Rural Cellular Association members

by Scott Johnson Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 2:00 AM MDT   Sprint Nextel joined the Rural Cellular Association (RCA) in April 2011, the reasons for joining at that time could have been motivated by the proposed AT&T purchase of T-Mobile and increasing their lobbying power with the RCA. Recently though, Sprint has been working towards partnerships with other RCA members on network sharing and spectrum hosting arrangements to increase their LTE coverage footprint.  

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pyroscott

[PSA] Sprint begins Band 13 deployment in Puerto Rico

[PSA] Sprint begins Band 13 deployment in Puerto Rico

Tim YuSprint 4G Rollout UpdatesSaturday, April 7, 2018 - 6:54 PM PDT A year ago Sprint and Open Mobile announced the beginnings of a joint venture whereby they would combine their network assets and operations together to create a better more competitive alternative on the island. In late 2017, the deal was consummated which gave Sprint access to Open Mobile's spectrum holdings in the PCS 1900 range and, more importantly, the 750 MHz Band 13 block.  This LTE Band 13 is almost exclusive

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