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I'm reasonably sure that every single market upgrade has started on the fringe of the large city in the market, then moved into the core city.

 

If you are currently able to use wimax, I would wait a couple months to upgrade. Unless you have WiFi to use...

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The Sprint Store staff at Southdale Mall said that "March 2013" was the launch month/date but how accurate that date is can't be confirmed. Sure seems like things are ramping up faster than I expected.

 

I also saw someone working on the outside of a Sprint tower near my home in Bloomington - it looked like the guy was on small crane type device - so work is proceeding but it might be a bit more until your locale has LTE.

 

Wouldn't surprise me a bit if city bureaucracy is at work too. Especially in appearance conscious places.

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The Sprint Store staff at Southdale Mall said that "March 2013" was the launch month/date but how accurate that date is can't be confirmed. Sure seems like things are ramping up faster than I expected.

 

I also saw someone working on the outside of a Sprint tower near my home in Bloomington - it looked like the guy was on small crane type device - so work is proceeding but it might be a bit more until your locale has LTE.

 

Wouldn't surprise me a bit if city bureaucracy is at work too. Especially in appearance conscious places.

 

I also heard something similar to the March date from the Apple store at Southdale about a month ago.

 

I was back getting gas at Costco last night and did get an LTE signal while in line.

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4g is back on in Linwood. For now at least.

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Little jewel?

 

Anyone else ever encounter this? You're sitting there looking at your phone and it's sitting there at 3G as usual and suddenly LTE shows up for long 3 seconds then goes back to 3g?

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I'm going to drive by the Home Depot as well as the HWY 5 and Crosstown area and see if I can get some further data on sensorly. Still hoping I see something soon in Burnsville, Minneapolis or Midway areas soon.

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Notice it seems to be coming down 35E - interesting.

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LTE lit up for about 30 seconds today in Shakopee by the high school, area of 17th Ave. and Spencer St. (County Road 79).

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I've tried 3 times now to get a signal near the airport. The blip on sensorly shows up right over lightrail park and ride off 55 & 62. I've literally sat in that lot, in plain view of a tower which someone else had posted a picture of earlier, and no luck! Hopefully they get this running soon!

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Sensorly has one LTE dot on Owatonna, I wonder if its real? It looks kind of lonesome out there all by itself.

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I've just noticed NV up installed on towers at Rice and Hwy36 (just west of I-35E), Douglas Ave N and Duluth St W in Golden Valley, and 49th Ave N and US169 in New Hope. Not sure if any are up, but noticed Sensorly shows signal around the tower in New Hope. These all just went in recently so likely to be in test mode for some time.

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I just saw the completed sites map. I see you use the Sprint site codes. The Douglas site - - - edited - - - and antennas are up -- not sure if it is testing yet. New Hope site - - - edited - - - just went in so I'm surprised Sensorly already showing signal -- I'm pretty sure that is testing. Hwy 36 and Rice is site - - - edited - - - and I'm surprised that is not showing any signal yet -- antennas have been there a couple weeks -- but again probably testing.

 

Others which have been up for months Byron site Sprint-NPCS site - - - edited - - - , and Owatonna site - - - edited - - - .

 

There is a reason that the NV Sites Complete map is in the Sponsor-level Interactive S4GRU Maps forum: The content is for Sponsors. Republishing such detail in this public forum violates S4GRU rules. The Sponsor forums provide a venue to discuss such details.

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There is a reason that the NV Sites Complete map is in the Sponsor-level Interactive S4GRU Maps forum: The content is for Sponsors. Republishing such detail in this public forum violates S4GRU rules. The Sponsor forums provide a venue to discuss such details.

 

You realize that you quoted the offending info? LOL

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Just an update.

 

I was in Chanhassen today for a few hours, right in the epicenter of the stated 4G coverage and was unable to connect to 4G at all.

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I experienced similar issues in Eden Prairie last weekend and I had no problems making connections nearing 30 megabits when I was in Jordan a few days ago. Hmm...

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I experienced similar issues in Eden Prairie last weekend and I had no problems making connections nearing 30 megabits when I was in Jordan a few days ago. Hmm...

 

What part of Jordan?

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Driving in from the south on 169 heading north thru town maybe 1/4th mile past Delaware Avenue - strongest signal was heading past 2nd Street West heading towards Shakopee/Savage. Signal faded pretty quickly once past 185th street west.

 

Getting very respectable performance for moving at 65 miles an hour:

 

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I spotted on Sensorly some new LTE signals showing up on the stretch of 494 that stretches east from the MSP airport to just west of County Road 31 near Mendota Heights. Some more signals show further to the east from 494/35E eastward towards Blue Gentian road. Interesting.

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Driving in from the south on 169 heading north thru town maybe 1/4th mile past Delaware Avenue - strongest signal was heading past 2nd Street West heading towards Shakopee/Savage. Signal faded pretty quickly once past 185th street west.

 

Nice, thanks for your reply!

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I spotted on Sensorly some new LTE signals showing up on the stretch of 494 that stretches east from the MSP airport to just west of County Road 31 near Mendota Heights.

I mapped this section Thursday afternoon.

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Was driving home from my parents house on 35 near owatonna, and mapped my LTE signal on sensorly. I was able to keep the signal for a pretty good distance before switching back to 3G. The below speedtests were taken a couple miles apart.

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