Sprint to debut Tri-Band LTE devices on July 19th

Sprint to debut Tri-Band LTE devices on July 19th
Sprint's LTE network has not been the most impressive so far, but it is expected to start ramping up performance of the network by adding in two new spectrum bands. And, as is customary with wireless carriers before rolling out network upgrades is to put out devices that are compatible; so, Sprint is going to debut Tri-Band LTE devices on July 19th.

Sprint has announced that this Friday it will be releasing the MiFi 500 LTE, Netgear Zing Mobile Hotspot, and the Netgear 341U USB Modem. All three devices will work on all three spectrum bands that Sprint's LTE network will use. The MiFi 500 and the Netgear Zing Mobile Hotspot will retail for $49.99; and, the Netgear 341U USB Modem will cost just $19.99.

Sprint's LTE network already uses the 1900MHz spectrum, and it will soon be rolling out LTE spectrum running on 800MHz and 2.5GHz. The 800MHz spectrum is coming from Sprint shutting down its Nextel iDEN network last month; and the 2.5GHz spectrum will be coming from Sprint's acquired WiMAX network. 

source: Sprint 1 & 2 via IntoMobile

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6 Comments

1. TheRequiem

Posts: 245; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Editor - The 2.5ghz Spectrum is a separate band from what's in use for WiMAX. It will also be TDD-LTE, not WiMAX. Either way, can't wait to snag one of these up. Now we just need to get Clearwire/ Sprint to finish up the TDD-LTE sites in Las Vegas.

4. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

According to www.s4gru.com , Clearwire has over 2000 LTE sites ready to be connected to the Sprint Network. Sprint is moving fairly quickly with it's 1900 LTE deployment, hopefully now that Softbank is in control they will expedite deployment of Clearwire's assets because it looks like they have been working on their LTE network.

2. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

if sprint can be available in central cali it would be nice

3. lilg29

Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

Tri-Band LTE devices won't matter if there is no LTE to run on...

5. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Yeah, except there is plenty of Sprint LTE already deployed and more coming...

6. vazquez760

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 16, 2013

Sprint is still the cheapest in $87 compared to Tmobile $100 poeple dont add up the hiden tax fees making tmobile as expensive as at&t and verizon

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