Leap/Cricket LTE to Arrive in Tucson First
With Huawei's E397 dual-modem USB modem
Leap CEO Doug Hutcheson had previously stated that while the wireless company and owner of Cricket Wireless will launch an LTE network in the second half of this year, the company has no plans to offer LTE devices (read: feature phones, smartphones or tablets) to consumers until next year due to the high cost of such devices. Leap tells PC World
that Tucson, Arizona will be the first city to get the LTE service, with users offered Huawei's E397 dual-mode USB modem. The website notes that a LinkedIn posting
from engineer Dale Winn suggests Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Philadelphia will be launch markets after Tuscon. Back in March, Leap struck a roaming agreement with LightSquared
, giving them additional options if/when the LightSquared network launches.
| |Duramax08Win8 sucksPremium
San Antonio, TX
Speaking of cricket Their customer service is horrible. Got the run around last night (service went out even when i paid a week in advance) and the CSR in india hanged up on me when I was telling them my problem. assholes.
Speeds It will be interesting what kind of speeds Cricket's LTE will kick out. Their 3G network seems to be roughly as fast as VZW's and Sprints which means that it's already faster than MetroPCS's LTE.
Also, in general, Cricket has more spectrum than MetroPCS.
I dont think you'll see 10+mbits like vzw, but I would venture 5-ish wouldn't be out of the question.
Re: Speeds How much spectrum does Leap have for 4G?
Re: Speeds Depends on the market, some have unused portions of 5, some have 10 and some have 15. On average I'd say 10. There are a few markets that are pretty spectrum constrained, like Chicago where they have 5mhz total (already in use at least partially by their 1xevdo cdma).
I'm not sure if they own any in Cleveland. I know they do own 15mhz in Seattle but don't have anything built there yet.
That's spelled Tucson, not Tuscon That's spelled Tucson, not Tuscon
Re: That's spelled Tucson, not Tuscon
said by Mike L :Yes!!!!!!!!!!
That's spelled Tucson, not Tuscon
| |dvd536as Mr. Pink as they comePremium
What a joke cricket Service is downright bad and customer service even worse!