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  1. Still waiting for them to add more sites up here, but in the last 3-4 months they have obtained permits to add B41 on all the sites in Columbia County
  2. Yes, they recently opened 8 Express Stores in Walgreens in Gainesville, and from I have been told by current employees ( I used to work for Sprint Corp in Gainesville) they have a large scope agreement with Walgreens and will be expanding the Express stores and installing network equipment in most stores.
  3. If they haven't yet they will most likely install a mini macro sites in most every Walgreens. They recently turned on sites at the Walgreens in Lake City and Like Oak. Attached is the screenshot that I took from the Lake City store today. The nearby Macro site has not been upgraded to B41 yet
  4. So I just stumbled across what appears to be a new Sprint mini macro or small cell in Lake City right by Columbia High School it is still under construction by Mobilitie and the site id listed on the pole is JA90XS054 pics here https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jhg5b5qfffimeoc/AAAnogePf_IEtZcie67spx7Ha?dl=0 EDIT: Just uploaded permit to the dropbox folder as well
  5. They just starting mounting panels today on the site in ellisville fl which is in the Panhandle market so I'd imagine Tallahassee has or will have work going on soon other than the ground mount sites that have been completed.
  6. Looks like the site in Lake Butler is live. I started mapping it on Sensorly this morning.
  7. Per Sensorly it looks like we might have got some LTE love in St Augustine this week!
  8. Every Sprint site that I have been to in Florida has had a generator. I think the potential for power outages caused by natural disasters has something to do with it.
  9. I know of some very recent towers that were added and they were not NV. I believe the reason is the amount of time it takes to get a new site done, so when the process was started they were not deploying Network Vision. I agree it doesn't seem very smart to put up new equipment that will be replaced shortly, but it's just a reality of the way Sprint works.
  10. http://newsroom.sprint.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=2382 The 4G LTE Network build is under way in the following areas: Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian, Puerto Rico Albermarle, N.C. Anderson, Ind. Asheville, N.C. Athens, Tenn. Athens, Texas Austin, Texas Barnstable Town (Hyannis/Midcape), Mass. Baton Rouge, La. Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Md. Boston Cambridge-Newton-Framingham, Mass. Charlotte, N.C. Chattanooga, Tenn. Chicago Clarksville, Tenn. Cleveland, Tenn. Coamo, Puerto Rico College Station, Texas Columbia, Tenn. Columbus, Ind. Cookeville, Tenn. Crossville, Tenn. Daytona Beach-Deltona-Ormond Beach, Fla. Elkhart-Goshen, Ind. Fayetteville, N.C. Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Fla. Gainesville, Fla. Gary, Ind. Goldsboro, N.C. Greenville, N.C. Greeneville, Tenn. Guayama, Puerto Rico Hammond, La. Harriman, Tenn. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, N.C. Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, La. Hutchinson, Kan. Indianapolis-Carmel, Ind. Jacksonville, Fla. Johnson City, Tenn. Jonesboro, Ark. Kankakee-Bradley-Bourbonnais, Ill. Kerrville, Texas Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Texas Kingsport-Bristol, Tenn. Kinston, N.C. Knoxville, Tenn. Lakeland-Winter Haven, Fla. Lancaster, S.C. Lawrence, Kan. Lincolnton, N.C. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, Calif. Lumberton, N.C. McPherson, Kan. Memphis, Tenn. Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Fla. Morgan City, La. Morristown, Tenn. Mayaguez, Puerto Rico Muncie, Ind. Nashville, Tenn. New Orleans New York-White Plains-Wayne, N.Y. Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, Va. Ocala, Fla. Ocean Pines, Md. Palatka, Fla. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Fla. Peabody/Lawrence-Methuen/Gloucester, Mass. Philadelphia Ponce, Puerto Rico Port St. Lucie, Fla. Roanoke Rapids, N.C. Rochelle, Ill. Rockford, Ill. Rocky Mount, N.C. Salina, Kan. Salisbury, Md. Salisbury, N.C. San German-Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico Sebastian-Vero Beach, Fla. Sevierville, Tenn. Shelby, N.C. Southern Pines-Pinehurst, N.C. Springfield, Mass. Statesville-Mooresville, N.C. St. Thomas, USVI Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla. Topeka, Kan. Tullahoma, Tenn. Tupelo, Miss. Warrensburg, Mo. Washington, D.C.-Arlington-Alexandria, Va. Waukegan-Lake County, Ill. West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Fla. Wichita, Kan. Wichita Falls, Texas Wilson, N.C. Worcester-Fitchburg-Leominster, Mass. Yauco, Puerto Rico
  11. Most of the Ericsson trucks that you are going to see are Network Opps (the guys who maintain the network) and they are as clueless as us on when the deployments are going to be done. They generally don't find out until the build on a site is almost complete.
  12. When I was talking to some tower tech contractors working on an AT&T site up here a few days ago they said they had counterparts doing Sprint builds in the Tampa area right now, and I would assume it was Network Vision that they were doing.
  13. Can't wait for the JAX update. I was talking to several contractors today that are building out a couple AT&T sites and they said they are slated to start doing Sprint builds in the next month or two.
  14. I'm not clear on your exact situation, but in store we are unable to do a new line of service without doing a aggrement on most plans. The only exception is Sprints Business Freedom plans which you pay a higher MRC so you do not have to sign an aggrement. Now changing equipment on a line is a totally different story. Account services has been know to be able to do things we can't. EDIT: You are correct in their offering of no contract plans, I verified in our system however that if we try to activate one of these devices directly on one of the offered rate plans, it only gives us the contract options, however there should be a way that we could get you on it without contract. On a seperate side note I discovered this device does not support any 800MHz not even the typical 800 cellular bands.
  15. http://newsroom.sprint.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=2301 04 June 2012 Samsung Galaxy S III Comes to Sprint, the Only Wireless Carrier to Offer the Device with Unlimited Data Pricing Plans and Google Wallet Pre-Loaded, on June 21 Pre-order begins June 5 at www.sprint.com/galaxysiii OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), June 04, 2012 - Sprint (NYSE:S), the only national wireless carrier offering truly unlimited data for all phones while on the Sprint network1, will offer Samsung Galaxy S® III beginning on Thursday, June 21. Manufactured by Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S. and the No. 1 smartphone provider worldwide2, Galaxy S III is powered by Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, and boasts a brilliant 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED™ touchscreen and access to the Sprint 4G LTE network when it launches later this year. Sprint is the only national U.S. wireless carrier to offer Galaxy S III preloaded with Google Wallet™ enabling the phone to act like a personal wallet using Near Field Communication (NFC) to make safe purchases at more than 100,000 participating retailers. Samsung Galaxy S III will be offered in a 16GB version for $199.99 and 32GB version for $249.99 (excluding taxes) with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement at Sprint Stores, Sprint Business Sales, Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and Web Sales (www.sprint.com). The 32GB version will be available exclusively through Web Sales. Customers can pre-order the device beginning Tuesday, June 5, at www.sprint.com/galaxysiii. It will be available in two color options – Pebble Blue and Marble White. “Sprint and Samsung take another leap forward together in bringing our customers the best in mobile technology with Galaxy S III on the Sprint 4G LTE network,” said Fared Adib, vice president – Product Development, Sprint. “Sprint is the only U.S. carrier to offer this device with the simplicity of unlimited data plans. Our customers will appreciate being able to use the robust features and capabilities of this device without worrying about data caps, throttling or silly overage charges.” Galaxy S III offers the speed of a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 2GB of RAM for multitasking, amazing graphics and rich HD multimedia content. It also has two cameras – an 8-megapixel rear-facing zero shutter-lag camera with LED flash, 1080p video capture, intelligent camera features and facial recognition and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera. New features designed to make the phone easier to use include: S Voice™ is the advanced natural language user interface that enables search and basic device-user communication. It can be used to turn the volume up or down on the music player, answer or reject incoming calls, shut off or choose to snooze the alarm clock or take a picture by saying “smile” or “cheese.” Motion simplifies the user experience by understanding the motion of the user. If the user is messaging but decides to call the person instead, they simply lift the phone to the ear and ‘Direct Call’ will dial the phone number. Motion includes quick camera access, missed event alert, double tap to top of list, screen shot, quick pause, quick rotate, turn over to mute, shake to refresh and raise phone to ear to make a call from messaging. Smart Stay uses facial recognition technology and the front-facing camera to identify the user’s eyes. Smart Stay disables screen timeout if the device detects the user’s eyes are looking at the screen. Galaxy S III is “smart” enough to recognize the user is reading an e-book or browsing the web and maintains a bright display for easy viewing. Galaxy S III also takes sharing to a new level by making it fast and easy to share pictures, videos and presentations between devices or with friends and groups of people. S Beam expands on Android Beam™ to enhance device-to-device sharing through NFC technology by adding the ability to share photos, videos, documents and other DRM-free content to Android Beam. This allows a 1GB file to be shared within minutes and a 10MB file within seconds by simply touching another Galaxy S III phone. AllShare®Play allows users to wirelessly connect Galaxy S III to their PC, tablet or television to immediately share files, stream music, user-generated videos, photos and other DRM-free content to AllShare-enabled devices using Wi-Fi®. It also allows the user to remotely access files on up to six Samsung devices. AllShare Group Cast lets the user share a presentation or photo album in real time with multiple friends on the same Wi-Fi network. Share Shot allows photos to be easily and simultaneously shared with a group of friends directly from the camera using device-to-device Wi-Fi Direct. Samsung Galaxy S III customers enjoy an unlimited data experience with Sprint Everything Data plans. Sprint’s Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM includes unlimited web, texting and calling to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint Network, starting at just $79.99 per month for smartphones – a savings of $40 per month versus Verizon’s comparable plan with unlimited talk, text and 2GB web, or $10 per month savings versus Verizon’s 450-minute plan with unlimited text and 2GB web (excludes taxes and surcharges). Sprint announced Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio are expected to have 4G LTE and enhanced 3G service in mid-year 2012. The anticipated launch of these large metropolitan areas demonstrates the continued commitment by Sprint to invest in its network through Network Vision. Sprint customers in these areas should soon enjoy ultra-fast data speeds and improved 3G voice quality. For the most up-to-date details on Sprint’s 4G LTE rollout, please visit www.sprint.com/4GLTE.
  16. What are your opinions on this? Do you think this will help speed up the pace of Network Vision? http://newsroom.spri...article_id=2294 29 May 2012 Sprint Nextel Reaches $1 Billion Credit Agreement for Equipment Financing OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 29, 2012 - Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S) announced today that it has entered into a new $1 billion credit facility with Deutsche Bank and a syndicate of other banks to finance equipment purchases from Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) for Network Vision. The borrowers under the secured credit facility are all of Sprint’s subsidiaries that currently guarantee Sprint’s revolving bank credit facility, and the obligations will be secured by a lien on the equipment purchased from Ericsson in connection with Network Vision and guaranteed by Sprint. The secured credit facility expires in March 2017 and benefits from a cost of funding of approximately 6 percent provided by AB Svensk Exportkredit and comprehensive insurance cover from EKN, the Swedish Export Credit Agency. Deutsche Bank acted as one of the Mandated Lead Arrangers and as Facility Agent. The covenants under the secured credit facility are similar to those of Sprint’s revolving bank credit facility and those of the guaranteed Notes due 2018 and the guaranteed Notes due 2020.
  17. If there any plan that lists where this will be done, or do we just have to wait for them to complete the sites?
  18. Interesting, i thought they couldn't deploy 800 if iDEN was active, and that is definitely in iDEN area.
  19. I don't know if it's what you're looking for but howcdmaworks.com has lot's of good info on it.
  20. Look at North Florida on the map, and you can see what I have to deal with.
  21. I have used Root Metrics extensively and it seems to be one of the best out there.
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