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Tri-band LTE Samsung Galaxy S4 coming to Sprint

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Tri-band LTE Samsung Galaxy S4 coming to Sprint
On Tuesday, we told you that Sprint Spark had gone live in Chicago. The service uses tri-band LTE on a small number of handsets, and provides Sprint customers with faster data speeds and improved indoor connectivity. The service works with the LG G2, Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, Samsung Galaxy S4 mini and the HTC One max. The circuitry on the phone quickly selects from three LTE bands and decides which one to use for a specific activity.

Another phone that will be supporting Sprint's updated LTE service is the Samsung Galaxy S4. The flagship Android handset will offer connectivity to LTE bands 25, 26 and 41. Sprint Spark is currently available in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Tampa and the carrier says it will expand it to 100 markets over the next year.

Sprint Spark delivers download speeds of 50Mbps with the potential to offer faster speeds in the future. The enhanced Samsung Galaxy S4 will be priced at $199.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate, and a signed two-year contract. It will also be available for $25 a month with the Sprint One Up plan. The phone will be launched sometime in the coming weeks.

source: Sprint

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posted on 11 Dec 2013, 10:56

1. zig8100 (Posts: 236; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)

Is it a Snapdragon 800?

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 11:51

2. Sdubb3 (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)

Cool but on the other hand I would be mad about having the first gen S4 but by the time Sprint Spark gets where I'm at the S7 should be out and should be compatible with it. Lol.

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 11:54

3. cripton805 (Posts: 1485; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

When I had Verizon, I had 44down on LTE. Expand your current LTE instead of pushing this gimmick.

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 12:18

4. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

Sprints way of fixing things is to move people to a new idea... gotta love sprint.

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 12:31

5. nicknack84 (Posts: 38; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)

"and provides Sprint customers with fater data speeds and improved indoor connectivity"...do you mean faster or fatter?

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 14:01

6. Caralho (Posts: 119; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)

Big deal. I have a 4G LTE GS4 with Sprint, and in Ventura COunty where I live only 3G is available, whch is super slow and very spotty...

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