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This is the S4GRU forum where we discuss 4G devices, smartphones on that are on the Sprint network, once was, or someday hopefully will be.

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  1. Smartphones

    This is the forum section where we discuss current and upcoming smartphones of interest to S4GRU members. They do not necessarily need to be offered by Sprint.

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  2. OS'es/ROM's & Themes

    Post here to discuss, Android, iOS, WP, etc., as well as Custom MOD's, jailbreaking, rooting and themes!

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  3. Tablets

    This is the forum section where we discuss current and upcoming tablets of interest to S4GRU members. They do not necessarily need to be offered by Sprint.

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  4. Hotspots/USB Modems

    This is the forum section where we discuss current and upcoming hotspots and USB modem of interest to S4GRU members.

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