Sprint to Sell New Spark-Compatible Galaxy S4
Updated: Clarified compatibility of older S 4 with Spark.
Sprint today said that it will begin offering a new version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 that is compatible with Sprint Spark. Spark is Sprint's tri-band LTE service that offers better performance. Right now, Spark is limited to Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Tampa right now, but will expand to 100 markets over the next year. The new version of the GS4 should become available over the course of the next few weeks. It will cost $199 with a new contract after a $50 mail-in rebate, or $25 per month with Sprint One Up. The existing GS4 that Sprint has been selling since April is not fully compatible with Spark.
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this is messed up
I believe the older model does support dual-band (800/1900) LTE, which is better than Sprint's many single-band (1900-only) LTE phones.
Spark is just Sprint's branding for tri-band LTE.
How do you tell apart the old GS4 from the new?
The model numbers are different.
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