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Greetings!

Looking forward to LTE deployment info here.

Currently running 3 Sprint 4S's (My black 64GB, Wife's white 32GB and son, Snowtrooper jr's Black 16GB) severly crippled locally on overloaded Sprint 3G service.

Thinking about upgrading to new iPhone this month IF it HAS 4G LTE and it IF will be supported on Sprint's 4G LTE network frequency of 800/1900 mHz.

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Greetings!

Looking forward to LTE deployment info here.

Currently running 3 Sprint 4S's (My black 64GB, Wife's white 32GB and son, Snowtrooper jr's Black 16GB) severly crippled locally on overloaded Sprint 3G service.

Thinking about upgrading to new iPhone this month IF it HAS 4G LTE and it IF will be supported on Sprint's 4G LTE network frequency of 800/1900 mHz.

 

Do it. The new iPhone will be supported on Sprint's network. Major legal battles will be held if it is not. It has already been leaked that Sprint has made a multi-year commitment to Apple, which would make sense to carry on through future phones.

 

On Apple's side, if they don't include LTE, they will miss out, and potentially loose their standing as the most popular smartphone brand. So, come September 12th (or 15th), whenever they begin pre-orders, I would say get the iPhone 5.

 

PS... Sprint is giving $250 in buy back for iPhone 4S 16GB right now... free phone anyone?? And even if they drop the price when the 5 comes out, the iPhone 4 currently sits at $150, so I don't see it getting lower.... that is one nice deal! (if your eligible.. ;) )

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Greetings!

Looking forward to LTE deployment info here.

Currently running 3 Sprint 4S's (My black 64GB' date=' Wife's white 32GB and son, Snowtrooper jr's Black 16GB) severly crippled locally on overloaded Sprint 3G service.

Thinking about upgrading to new iPhone this month IF it HAS 4G LTE and it IF will be supported on Sprint's 4G LTE network frequency of 800/1900 mHz.[/quote']

 

Welcome to S4GRU. I think the next iPhone will support Sprint LTE on 1900, and there is a good chance it will have CDMA 800 support. But I think the chances are low it will support LTE on 800 at this point.

 

Robert via Samsung Galaxy S-III 32GB using Forum Runner

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Thanks, guys!

I am hopefull that the new iPhone will indeed support Sprint's LTE.

I have faith in the network vision, and believe my data speed issues will be sorted out. That's why I did not bail out when I first discovered the network log jamb shortly after 4S launch.

No way Apple would approve use of flagship device on crippled network if there were no "vision"....

I have an executive trouble ticket associated with my FCC complaint, and have been able to get Sprint to refund my "premium data fees" for all three lines on a quarterly basis.

Again, feel they have been responsive and am willing to wait it out.

I am currently trying to get them to allow me a subsidized upgrade for the new iPhone as partial compensation for my data speed woes, since I am not eligible for such an upgrade until June next year....

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Thanks, guys!

I am hopefull that the new iPhone will indeed support Sprint's LTE.

I have faith in the network vision, and believe my data speed issues will be sorted out. That's why I did not bail out when I first discovered the network log jamb shortly after 4S launch.

No way Apple would approve use of flagship device on crippled network if there were no "vision"....

I have an executive trouble ticket associated with my FCC complaint, and have been able to get Sprint to refund my "premium data fees" for all three lines on a quarterly basis.

Again, feel they have been responsive and am willing to wait it out.

I am currently trying to get them to allow me a subsidized upgrade for the new iPhone as partial compensation for my data speed woes, since I am not eligible for such an upgrade until June next year....

 

How did you get Sprint to refund our "premium data fees"? That sounds like something all of SD county would like to hear about.

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A LOT of time on the phone...

Essentially was able to get them to concede that my poor 3G data speeds were in fact due to network oveload.

Not the iPhone, not a tower outage or the need to reset my PRL, as was the standard CSR responses for the first few months.

As sated above, I told them I believed they would get the data speed issues resolved and was willing to wait it out, but that I thought it was misleading (hence the FCC complaint) that I was paying 10 dollar per line "premium data charge" when I was getting 1/3 of their minimum advertised speed during peak usage times.

I have since had them credit my account those fees (3x10 for 3 month chunks, 90 bucks) in December, March and June..

Since the FCC complaint initiated an unclosable executive trouble ticket, they have been fairly accommodating.....

 

 

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Welcome to S4GRU. I think the next iPhone will support Sprint LTE on 1900, and there is a good chance it will have CDMA 800 support. But I think the chances are low it will support LTE on 800 at this point.

 

Robert via Samsung Galaxy S-III 32GB using Forum Runner

 

Interesting.

Looks like you are suggesting they will be using both freq for LTE deployment?

From what little research I've done, 800 would be preferred, with it's longer decay.....

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Interesting.

Looks like you are suggesting they will be using both freq for LTE deployment?

From what little research I've done' date=' 800 would be preferred, with it's longer decay.....[/quote']

 

Yes. LTE 1900 is being deployed now in Network Vision. LTE 800 will start in the second half of 2013.

 

Robert via CM9 Kindle Fire using Forum Runner

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I am wondering if 800 mHz deployment in San Diego county may be slow due to the frequency usage issues in the border area. We really need Sprint to use 800 mHz in the backcountry here since there is little to no coverage with Sprint 1900 mHz.

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I am wondering if 800 mHz deployment in San Diego county may be slow due to the frequency usage issues in the border area. We really need Sprint to use 800 mHz in the backcountry here since there is little to no coverage with Sprint 1900 mHz.

 

LTE 800 may be limited to just a 3x3 carrier in San Diego County. However, I am hopeful that the U.S./Mexican Government will have something worked out by the second half of next year that may allow the full 5x5 LTE 800 carrier in border areas.

 

Robert

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