As someone from Cincinnati who visits Maui every year, I will say Ohio has been a horrid place for the upgrade because all of Ohio had Motorola equipment and they found out in Chicago which also had Motorola as well, they had to do a TON of prep work that took almost a year before anything could be turned on. If they didnt, service dropped too much between upgraded and non upgraded towers. So I think you guys dont have to go through that because Alcatel/Lucent is also 4G and you already have that equipment from what I read. Sprint gave me a free Microcell for most of the conversion the service was so bad at the beginning and I am glad they saw fit to do that. Sprint reps know very little about the conversion so dont depend on the reps. We had local members in Cincinnati at almost every tower off and on during the day scoping them out so we knew about what was being done well before anyone in the Sprint NOC did. Someone said earlier that you start seeing 3G upgrades, and you will see tons of them before you get any 4G. It will seem like the prep work will never end, then one by one sometimes 3 a day, Sprint will turn them on and it is just a beautiful thing. Find the local contractors doing the work and you will know a lot!