matt2k12 Posted August 19, 2013 Share Posted August 19, 2013 Hello all,Well I waited and waited for LTE to hit my area whence I could cut the cable cord. Well the rollout came and .... not so much. So I am looking at a signal booster / repeater. I came across some good info, mostly here on s4gru but I was wondering since those threads are outdated by the rollout and the date posted I thought I would post up and see if anyone had some recent experience with Wilson electronics and LTE service? I am mostly only interested in the 1900 mhz band as the 800 band will come later. (http://s4gru.com/index.php?/topic/881-signal-amplification-i-want-to-install-a-booster-at-my-house/?hl=%2Bsignal+%2Bbooster) At one point it was only the Wilson 801247 amplifier that for sure confirmed amplified the G band. I also came across this (http://blog.3gstore.com/2012/07/sprint-4g-lte-amplifiers-wilson.html) : Recently Sprint turned on their new 4G LTE network in a handful of locations and users are already reporting excellent throughput on the new network. Reception quality seems to be much better than their older 4G WiMAX network, but some users will still find themselves on the edge of coverage. Luckily users will be in luck because Sprint is using the 'G' block of the 1900Mhz spectrum, which is 5Mhz past the typical 1900Mhz band amplifiers. This means Wilson can easily modify their 1900Mhz filters so all their future products will be able to accommodate the extra chunk of spectrum to support 4G LTE on Sprint. So, if your awaiting a 4G LTE amplifier for Sprint you won't have to wait as long as the Verizon version! I find this interesting because Wilson doesnt market a Sprint LTE amp like they do for Verizon. I assume it works in the 1900 band like they say it does. Although on the product descriptions they say explicitly that the products do not work on LTE including Sprint. Is this clever marketing on their part to drive sales to the Quad band amplifier? Obviously they would rather sell the $1000 amp than the $200 amp that is only 5mhz or less away from Sprint's band?Does anyone have any more hands on experience? The Wilson 801247 kit is a Desktop (DT) model and not made for a larger home or area which I am trying to cover. So I want to confirm if a different amp they offer will amplify the 1900 mhz G band of Sprint LTE.If you have a working signal repeater setup that receives the 1900 mhz Sprint LTE please let me know the model of antenna, amp, etc...Thanks in advance. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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