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Sprint adds additional 3G coverage in Indy for the Super Bowl

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Sprint adds additional 3G coverage in Indy for the Super Bowl
With the Super Bowl just over two weeks away, Sprint has brought a few coverage upgrades to Indianapolis, Indiana to support the anticipated 150,000 visitors to Circle City in the coming weeks.

Over the last ninety days Sprint has implemented 52 network capacity upgrades in the market and intends to add 46 more enhancements over the next few weeks. These upgrades are aimed at improving the customer’s experience with both voice and data.

Additional, Sprint has added several COWs (Cells on Wheels) in several locations to enhance coverage and support the anticipated stress on the network. According to Sprint’s press release, it has:

  • Activated two COWs (Cells on Wheels) outside Lucas Oil Stadium
  • Activated two COWs to Super Bowl Village
  • Activated one COW at the University of Indianapolis NFC practice facility
  • Added capacity to 21 CDMA sites and seven iDEN sites around downtown and surrounding area hotels, including a major capacity upgrade inside the stadium

source: Sprint

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posted on 19 Jan 2012, 12:05

1. palmguy (Posts: 249; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)


I wish the Super Bowl was happening in my city. :-(

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 12:47

2. Contreramanjaro (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)


Yay! Just another good thing to come from this stupid football game that is messing up my commute. To be fair though, Sprint service in Indy was kind of bad to start with.

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 13:22 1

4. jbash (Posts: 341; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


Don't be too mad you have Andrew Luck coming to town.

Sprints service has diteriated in my area over the past year, we need some cows lol

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 20:04 2

7. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


I can get you some cows, but not the ones you want

posted on 20 Jan 2012, 08:56

10. jbash (Posts: 341; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


lol :)

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 13:03

3. theBankRobber (Posts: 647; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


They need to roll out more coverage to the existing markets where its a hit or miss with their towers.

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 14:39

5. threeline (Posts: 256; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)


Yeah sprint does suck as of late.

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 14:48 1

6. dvancleave (Posts: 32; Member since: 19 Jul 2010)


They need to leave the "additional coverage" here too after the Super Bowl is over. Seriously, it is pathetic here. Speedtest results around the metro area and downtown yield downloads of 39-1141 kbps, uploads of 77-818 kbps and ping tests of 116-1931 ms. And the high end results were anomilies, not the norm. I have been sampling results using my Samsung Epic 4G, my daughter's HTC Evo 4G and my Sierra Wireless Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot. Sprint has great customer service, affordable plans and mediocre to lame coverage.

Oh, we were supposed to have 4G WiMax coverage back in Q4 of 2010.

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 20:08

8. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


They needed it when I was there for the B1G championship, it was horrid (aka Sprint's norm). My big question was why don't they have 4G there!??! For God's sake, how bad is that going to look when you only have 3G at a Super Bowl! Another reason I'm happy I switched my PRL to Verizon, that way I get 3G that's just as fast as Wimax

posted on 20 Jan 2012, 00:58

9. TechnoTechyes (Posts: 56; Member since: 24 Jan 2011)


I guess things are different here (Colorado). Sprint has free roaming, and those calls sound good - usually. I can make calls and text from places in the mountains where both Verizon and AT&T fail. i.e. Every time my friends and I rent a cabin in the mountains near South Park. To use their phones Verizon people had to drive down the mountain (4 miles/dirt road), and AT&T people had to drive nearly into town (5 miles). My Sprint phone worked ~OK~ (roaming with a some static, and had to be outside or upstairs, but it was clearly the best service of all the phones).

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