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Old 04-22-2012, 02:24 PM
 
Location: In Phoenix by way of San Antonio
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Does anyone know when Sprint is going to "flip the switch" on its LTE??

Luckly I'm in one of the cities that will be able to access this, as per the Sprint website says-first half 2012. So....does anyone know if it,4G LTE has launched on the network. And lastly, will I benefit by have a Evo 4G or will in need a LTE device.

All comments are good comments. THANKS
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:30 PM
 
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They haven't announced a specific date. You will need a new LTE phone. The original EVO 4G will not work with LTE. But it will continue to work with WIMAX until 2015.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Network Vision/LTE Deployment Running List - Sprint 4G Rollout Updates

A running log on Sprint rumors, including LTE.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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I've heard all kinds of answers from retail Sprint employees. That last I heard is it will be in place in all major markets by the end of 2013.

You will definitely need a new phone, though. We have the Evo 3D and my wife wants to get the Nexus, but I think I will wait until the new Evo is released. Both are 4G LTE phones, but you can get $50 free Google Wallet credit if you upgrade to the Nexus before May 27th or something like that.

The original Evo is still a pretty great phone, but I think you will be blown away by the new ones.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:17 AM
 
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Most of the important areas will get it by end of this year.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:47 AM
 
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FastFerrari,

I didn't see this post, and I just posted in the San Antonio forum asking if anyone has upgraded to an LTE phone and experienced 4G yet. I am anxious to see how this new network plays out since the wimax 4G network was a failure for Sprint. It is supposed to be available in my city in late 2012.
I may go with the Galaxy Nexus and buy an aftermarket battery to double the life. I don't understand why they aren't putting larger batteries in phones with larger screens. Right now, I have found the Galaxy Nexus for $150 at a few places. The EVO LTE that is being released in May looks like a great phone with a little bit bigger battery and nicer camera, but it will likely cost $200 when released. I'm rooting for Sprint because I don't want to swap to another carrier and pay a little more for a set amount of data, but I'm also hoping they do something very soon since all of my family plan contracts expire in June. After all of the unfulfilled wimax 4G promises, I'd like to see something implemented before blindly jumping on the bandwagon.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:23 PM
 
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Network Vision/LTE Deployment Running List - Sprint 4G Rollout Updates

A running log on Sprint rumors, including LTE.

This is the best info I've seen as far as market rollout, seems pretty solid to me.
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