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

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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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posted on 15 Jul 2013, 22:16 3

1. TheRequiem (Posts: 245; Member since: 23 Mar 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.

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 15:52

4. lsutigers (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Mar 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.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 22:38 3

2. eman99 (Posts: 392; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)

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

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 13:41

3. lilg29 (Posts: 89; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)

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

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 15:56

5. lsutigers (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)

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

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 17:29

6. vazquez760 (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Jul 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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