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We have an old Nextel tower that was shut down earlier this summer. A couple days ago I saw a crew working on the tower and stopped in to see what was happening. One of the guys said they were upgading the tower to LTE for sprint and last night they would be conducting the switch and working on the GPS. The last few weeks I have had some service interuptions which I thought was because of the upgade. The guy on the crew I spoke with pointed out the samsung equipment and confirmed it was an LTE upgrade and he said I should be able to see the improvements today (tuesday). I have noticed the service to be working but its not LTE.

My question is with the upgrade can it still take a while to get it up and running or is somethig else needing to happen to get the tower to the LTE. I drove out a short distance from the tower to see if it would switch but only stayed on 3g.

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We have an old Nextel tower that was shut down earlier this summer. A couple days ago I saw a crew working on the tower and stopped in to see what was happening. One of the guys said they were upgading the tower to LTE for sprint and last night they would be conducting the switch and working on the GPS. The last few weeks I have had some service interuptions which I thought was because of the upgade. The guy on the crew I spoke with pointed out the samsung equipment and confirmed it was an LTE upgrade and he said I should be able to see the improvements today (tuesday). I have noticed the service to be working but its not LTE.

My question is with the upgrade can it still take a while to get it up and running or is somethig else needing to happen to get the tower to the LTE. I drove out a short distance from the tower to see if it would switch but only stayed on 3g.

 

This topic has been discussed many times.  The equipment can be installed, but there may not be backhaul for the lte to light up. it's all in phases sort of.

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The other thing that is weird is the tower doesnt show up on the network.sprint.com search and never has. But when I did a little research on the tower and the company that maintains it they have confirmed its a nextel/sprint tower. So maybe it will take some time to get that tower going?

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