Jump to content

Network Vision/LTE Market - West Iowa/Nebraska Market (Omaha/Council Bluffs/Lincoln)


TrentAllen
 Share

Recommended Posts

I have heard so many things about LTE here. Origanally a store rep told me it would be the end of 2013 before we get LTE here, not long after I went to Best Buy to buy my new Sprint phone and I was told by the mobile sales girl there that it would be no later than January or Febuary of '13. Now I was confused and kind of upset about the lack of a solid answer. Not long after I bought my new phone I went to another Sprint store to buy a cover, I asked the salesman there expecting yet another answer, and I got it. He told me that the Sprint corporate rep wouldn't tell any of the Lincoln stores know when LTE was coming until a day or two before we get LTE. Now I was just frustrated, so I called the Sprint 800 number and after talking to the customer service person for 15 minutes she finally said that there are 5 towers that are completely upgraded and the rest (about 15-20) are being worked on, and I should expect LTE by December.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Also recently there have been sudden signal drops for no reason. I usually get 5-6 bars in my home one day it dropped to no bars for a while, I get 4-5 bars at work one day it was 1 for a solid 5 minutes before shooting back to 4, this never happened before. I assume and hope it is some kind of LTE test or something.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We have not seen anything to show work will begin Nebraska before 2013. I can tell you unequivocally there are zero completed sites in Lincoln or anywhere in Nebraska.

 

The agent you talked to must have assumed that maintenance upgrades are Network Vision/LTE upgrades.

 

Robert via Samsung Note II using Forum Runner

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well the in store reps have LTE phones that need to be sold so there is some method in the madness.. Not good and shady as hell but still gotta make those goals

 

Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk 2

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Here in Lincoln too. Can't wait for some LTE. Switched away from Verizon to get in on the unlimited data. Was hoping LTE would roll out a little quicker than it has. Verizon has had LTE here for almost a year now :( I sure do miss it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well the in store reps have LTE phones that need to be sold so there is some method in the madness.. Not good and shady as hell but still gotta make those goals

 

Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk 2

Honestly, we've had no trouble selling LTE phones without even talking about LTE. Sure, we mention it, that it's coming in the future, but people are wowed by, for example, the GS3's screen and fast processor and Galaxy name. We sell 4S's all the time. No idea why a store rep would lie to close a sale; that's bad for business, bad for you, bad for the company.It's just dumb.
  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Probably the same reason a store employee tells a customer the Evo LTE doesn't support LTE.

 

Sent from my C64 w/Epyx FastLoad cartridge

 

That is a funny one!!!! : :lol:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Probably the same reason a store employee tells a customer the Evo LTE doesn't support LTE.

 

Sent from my C64 w/Epyx FastLoad cartridge

It's just dumb.

 

Guess I answered my own question there, huh? :P

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I just saw this thread and got excited ( :lol: ), but then saw it was just from some low-end tech. :( Hopefully Omaha/Lincoln's LTE buildout starts in the first half of 2013.

Edited by BPHusker
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm not shure if the reps were lying as much as many misinformed. Also recently did a speed test in Lincoln and usually the "Network Type" says EVDO_A, today it said eHRPD for the first time, which for most markets is a stepping stone for LTE.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm not shure if the reps were lying as much as many misinformed. Also recently did a speed test in Lincoln and usually the "Network Type" says EVDO_A' date=' today it said eHRPD for the first time, which for most markets is a stepping stone for LTE.[/quote']

 

Almost all Sprint markets have eHRPD deployed now. Even here in the New Mexico mountains.

 

Robert via Samsung Note II using Forum Runner

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

As someone who USED to live in Lincoln, ne, (and will be moving back sometime) I can tell you the wait for LTE is worth it. I am very anxious about lincoln getting lte. As of a few days ago, NO PERMITS have been issued/pulled for sprint towers in lincoln

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

As someone who USED to live in Lincoln, ne, (and will be moving back sometime) I can tell you the wait for LTE is worth it. I am very anxious about lincoln getting lte. As of a few days ago, NO PERMITS have been issued/pulled for sprint towers in lincoln

If you were to guess, how long do you think it will be before Omaha/Lincoln have LTE? Summer? Fall?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

If you were to guess, how long do you think it will be before Omaha/Lincoln have LTE? Summer? Fall?

if I had to.guess:-P probabably first sites.accepted in late summer so I would say enough towers for a.pre launch in late fall or early winter, such as Christmas. Work would have to start this spring, such as getting permits and back haul ready
Link to comment
Share on other sites

if I had to.guess:-P probabably first sites.accepted in late summer so I would say enough towers for a.pre launch in late fall or early winter, such as Christmas. Work would have to start this spring, such as getting permits and back haul ready

 

What is pre-launch anymore? What is a launch? Doesn't mean anything if the towers are already accessible.

 

I'd say Summer is when we'll start to see LTE activity. Probably good coverage within about 3 months of the first signals, which would put it early to mid fall that we might see an announcement. That's probably best-case scenario.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share


  • large.unreadcontent.png.6ef00db54e758d06

  • gallery_1_23_9202.png

  • Posts

    • Or, more simply, have a physical SIM that I can just move from one device to another.  Problem [already] solved.  Carrier doesn't have to be involved at any point in the process. I'll be among many (I'm sure) who will be glad to know if you see it.  Here in the DC area, Dish hasn't really done much yet.  I think I've seen some Dish gear around Richmond, but nothing here. - Trip
    • I like VICE.  They actually report on news no one else is willing to report. A lot of the places they go no sane person would want to be there.  They put their life on the line in many cases to get a story. From stories about the avocado wars in Mexico, being in the front lines against ISIS and Ukraine, to being embedded with terrorist organizations.   FAA might have some conspiracy 5G nut on their team or something.  At work ever year we have some one come in and say "hey, can you turn off the WIFI in my room? I don't want its radiation".  It doesn't make sense and their reasoning is always uneducated conspiracy. I can see someone coming into my office and acting crazy over C band disregarding everything else.
    • I think on esims it depends on how they implement it. If you can freely activate them on one phone while having it loaded on many that would be great.   I will let you know when I see Boost Mobile native 5g live here. So far no sign of even the plmn being active which I figure will be my first indicator. I look at changing networks with the TNX Sim and seem to get a full list of all carriers and their alternate plmns.
    • This is a result of the change I mentioned above, sparked by @PedroDaGr8 trying to log AT&T cells with a non-AT&T SIM that was reporting "out of service" but still capturing cell info. For the moment (subject to change as I keep testing and getting feedback), the "Connecting to" prefix will disappear when you connect in a scenario like that. I may adjust it to show a special prefix like "Limited LTE" or "No Data LTE" to make it more clear what is going on, but I also need to make sure that's only appearing at the proper times. When you were seeing just "LTE" in your screenshots, was there anything unusual about your connection? I see the app indicated you couldn't make calls; could you transfer data? Can you send a diagnostic report next time you see that?   I'm seeing this more frequently, unfortunately -- it has something to do with Android's power saving efforts I believe. Was the app in the foreground when it happened? When the screen updates, the notification and home screen widget are also updated -- but as seen with the widget for the past couple of years, Android doesn't always execute the update. I'm constantly trying to find ways around these limitations, since the app is useless if it's displaying stale data.
    • Bleh, hope not.  The eSIM is a huge step backwards to the bad old days and I have no desire to encourage their use. But in any event, maybe I should get Boost service, then, if people are already seeing it.  I can use it for AT&T until Dish native gear goes live in this area.  Have to ponder that a bit. - Trip
  • Recently Browsing

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...