Sprint opens the spigots for up to 200 Mbps LTE speeds on the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7

Sprint opens the spigots for up to 200 Mbps LTE speeds on the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7
"Hey, brother, how about some three-carrier aggregation to spruce up your dusty Galaxy S7 or S7 edge?," said no carrier ever. Sprint is rather touting the speed benefits you will get after it fired up its LTE Advanced three-carrier aggregation services for some phones on its network, namely the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, LG V20, and LG G5, which should be getting the update starting today. 

What these phones will be getting, are peak download speeds of more than 200 Mbps, rather than the current two-channel carrier aggregation that tops at 100 Mbps. This is, of course, conditional on the strength of the network in your area, but in any case users with the latest iPhones and Galaxies and LG flagships, should be observing much faster LTE speeds after the update. Did you get it? How much faster did your downloads become?

source: WirelessWeek

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2 Comments

1. CAGALUN

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

So, in this article, it talks about peaK speeds of up to 100mps for two-carrier aggregration LTE and 200mps for three-carrier aggregation LTE; yet when you talk to Sprint's own advanced technical support department, they say that Sprint claims only to be able to achieve from 12-30 mps. The tech I spoke with even admitted that he has read through third party articles such as this one that report of the 100 and 200 mps speeds mentioned above. Anyone have any thoughts.

2. jpkelly05

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Funny, I just finished my Marketing class for my Bachelor's. The article sounds like a Marketing tool to me. Just because you czn get up to 200 more, doesn't mean you will get it now. I do think Sprint has some good stuff coming, but they have to prove themselves first. They have been working harder than the other carriers on their inovations. Tmo is all gimicks. Verizon is enjoying their cashcow too much. Att is in crisis management. And if you really want the best... Googles project fi and Ting are best bang for your buck

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