Sprint will launch 10 LTE Markets by mid-year

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  1. cereal killer

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    Sprint Nextel will launch LTE service in 10 markets by mid-year according to CEO Dan Hesse. He says that four of those 10 markets will be Atlanta, Dallas, San Antonio and Houston, Texas.

    Sprint's extensive Network Vision upgrade will deploy LTE using the company's 1900 MHz spectrum and have plans to launch at least 12 new LTE devices this year. Thats quite a LTE line-up right out of the gate. Interesting to note that today's leak of Sprints version of the Samsung Galaxy (above) possibly arriving in February is probably a long shot based on this information.

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    Hopefully it'll be more reliable than Verizon LTE

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    Reliable, maybe. But honestly, Sprint service is very spotty. I'd rather have way more coverage with an occasional technical hiccup than bad coverage.
     
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    IDK, after having both, I'm actually considering going back. Verizon pisses me off in their business practices and customer service.

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    I wouldn't hold my breath. One of the biggest issues is that verizon is a CDMA network trying to deploy a GSM network, and have the two work together. Sprint has to do the same thing. So unless Sprint has come up with a better way I'm expecting them to have the same issues.

    My personal guess is AT&T will have a much smoother start up. Though, who knows what other issues may arise.

    As for this Sprint news....

    I really don't know what to think. Sprint had some great WiMAX phones, but in reality the WiMAX coverage was so small that even if you got a WiMAX phone you most likely had to use it with EVDO. Which makes me wonder how aggressive will they be with LTE deployment.
     
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    Wow 10 market's that a lot jk

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