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First Sprint Tri-Band LTE Phone Clears FCC

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Jul 23, 2013, 8:13 PM   by Rich Brome   @rbrome
updated Jul 23, 2013, 8:27 PM

Updated: added background detail

The FCC today approved the LG LS-980. The phone supports all three frequency bands Sprint plans to use for LTE in the coming years. It's the first such phone to gain the FCC's approval, although the company Sprint currently uses the 1900 band (band 25) for LTE, but in the coming year will start deploying LTE in the 800 and 2500 bands the company acquired from Nextel and Clearwire, respectively. FCC documents show that the LG LS-980 also supports CDMA, as well as GSM and WCDMA for global roaming. NFC is also included. The FCC approved a potentially related VS-980 phone with Verizon frequency bands the day before.

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slimjon

Jul 24, 2013, 6:51 AM
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Korean-lish

Too funny: "Maid in Korea" on an official filing document...

https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/GetApplicationAttachment.ht ... »
kg4icg

Jul 23, 2013, 9:08 PM

phone is coming to a network with tdd-lte active in some markets now.

Sprint already has tdd-lte active in some markets now. 3 devices were released on the 19th and enjoying band 41 lte of Sprint currently.
 
 
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