Poor Sprint It's too little too late, at least for now. We'll have to see if they start working on their coverage problem after NV. With the SMR spectrum, they could easily out-build Verizon for coverage, but that will take capital...
said by BiggA:They are including the 800 Mhz in the same build out schedule, no more capital needed.
It's too little too late, at least for now. We'll have to see if they start working on their coverage problem after NV. With the SMR spectrum, they could easily out-build Verizon for coverage, but that will take capital...
The first phones that include 800 Mhz LTE won't be available until next year.
What? You mean the new EVO LTE that I purchased doesn't support LTE at both frequencies?
Sprint's new LTE phones support 800Mhz voice/3G but not LTE because LTE on 800Mhz hasn't been approved yet - expected next year.
So to get the benefits of 800Mhz I need a new phone? Or is this just a firmware upgrade?
800Mhz will work for voice/3G, but not sure about LTE. Probably not upgradeable. 800 LTE may not appear until 2014 so if you upgrade regularly, you'll likely have a new phone by then.
reply to Talis
New phone... doesn't have the radio to do it.
reply to toby
A lot more capital would be needed to have the coverage that Verizon has. Right now Sprint is maybe 1/3 of what Verizon and AT&T have.
Some phones already have SMR support. Some don't. Obviously not upgradable unless it's an SMR phone that has SMR disabled in software.