Sprint names their first LTE markets
0. phoneArena posted on 05 Jan 2012, 15:27
Sprint posted an announcement by CEO Dan Hesse earlier today on their Twitter account that names the first four markets that will be having their skies lit up with Sprint’s 4G LTE network by the middle of 2012…
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16. jordan.300 posted on 05 Jan 2012, 19:36 1 1
Whoever put the thumbs down, is wrong. They need to have a faster service and better phones. Good thing that they ARE getting the Galaxy Nexus.
19. wumberpeb posted on 05 Jan 2012, 23:54 5 0
They probably thumbed you down because you had to say "first"
20. moofoodooloo posted on 08 Jan 2012, 11:10 0 0
Better phones? I'm sorry, but I have to think that Sprint has as good of phones as anyone in the industry.
2. gallitoking posted on 05 Jan 2012, 15:34 3 0
no offense but whats up with texas getting 4 out of the 4 markets?????
12. quakan posted on 05 Jan 2012, 16:48 3 0
it's ok, we all make mistakes.
13. warrenellis posted on 05 Jan 2012, 18:32 6 0
no its not, this time he's gone too far
5. cfprelude posted on 05 Jan 2012, 15:45 3 0
Dan Hesse must live in San Antonio, is very good friends with Jerry Jones, and "Houston we have a problem" is just too much fun to say the first time the network crashes or has a little glitch..... :P
3. JeffdaBeat posted on 05 Jan 2012, 15:35 1 0
I've always wondered how wireless carriers go about picking the markets they roll out new technologies. Verizon seemed pretty straight forward, but their roll out has been a lot faster than any of the companies. But Sprint waited forever to launch WiMAX in a larger market, even after it launched in multiple smaller markets. Does anyone know their method?
21. moofoodooloo posted on 08 Jan 2012, 11:18 0 0
I'd have to imagine it's more complex then we think, hard to imagine it's just a crap shoot.. "let's throw darts on a map and wherever they land is where we'll start the LTE rollout." There are people being paid handsomely in Overland Park to study the variables of where to launch and when.
6. glf752 posted on 05 Jan 2012, 15:51 0 0
The smaller cities is always for testing, and then they choose the place that has the majority of their wireless users.
14. warrenellis posted on 05 Jan 2012, 18:36 0 0
but houston, atlanta, dallas and san antonio are major cities
7. glf752 posted on 05 Jan 2012, 15:52 1 0
Sprint's WIMAX started the same way in the same cities
9. GALAXY-S posted on 05 Jan 2012, 16:15 5 0
once again as i sprint employee i knew nothing... thanks phonearena !!
22. moofoodooloo posted on 08 Jan 2012, 11:21 0 0
Are you corporate or third party? We stay fairly well updated on the corporate side, but 95% of that information is leaked onto sites like phonearena hours after we get the same information.
10. JrakaYungRated posted on 05 Jan 2012, 16:33 0 0
that great to hear that but what about other like westcoast and that they need more LTE cities too by the way Samsung Galaxy Nexus to sprint yes it true check out in phonedog.com
11. JrakaYungRated posted on 05 Jan 2012, 16:37 1 0
by they way need need improve there 3g to DO Advanced so we also get faster 3g also
15. Tottenham posted on 05 Jan 2012, 19:17 1 0
Well that kind of blows. I was hoping Sprint would focus its LTE rollout on markets that currently do not have WiMax, since they are supposedly going to continue to support WiMax for at least 3 more years. Oh well, I hope Sprint carries through with their claim of "aggressively" rolling out their LTE network over 2012 and my home market gets 4G support sooner than later.
17. JGuinan007 posted on 05 Jan 2012, 21:07 0 0
Wouldn't it be smarter to start rolling out LTE in markets where there isn't LTE yet all the city's they are rolling out in already have AT&T and Verison LTE so why not roll out in a city like say Philadelphia where there is no LTE
18. rwolf1984 posted on 05 Jan 2012, 21:18 0 0
Excited to get this device on Sprint. We need some LTE action in the Detroit Market!!!
23. crc33 posted on 18 Jan 2012, 20:43 0 0
Me too, however, if the wimax roll out is any indicator of when we'll see LTE it could take anywhere from a few years to never. When/if it gets here it won't be a minute too soon, I am getting pretty sick of my 100-400kbps speeds and having to take crap from all the iphone wielding verizon butt munchers.....at least I pay half as much as them.