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LG's Viper Bites Sprint Customers April 22

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Vrystaat

Apr 12, 2012, 9:38 AM
Do we know if Sprint has the phone's LTE radio active, or does it have to get turned on later with a software / hardware update -- similar to what Verizon did with the Xoom?
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Eric M. Zeman

Apr 12, 2012, 9:44 AM
Good question. I'll see if I can find out.
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JBlaze74

Apr 12, 2012, 10:30 AM
All Sprint LTE phones are going to be released with LTE turned off to save battery life. There is a manual control in the system settings for the phone to enable the LTE radio. Later, once network vision completes, I believe the option will still be there, but active phones will ship with the LTE radio turned on.
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BigRed75

Apr 12, 2012, 11:56 AM
JBlaze74 said:
All Sprint LTE phones are going to be released with LTE turned off to save battery life. There is a manual control in the system settings for the phone to enable the LTE radio. Later, once network vision completes, I believe the option will still be there, but active phones will ship with the LTE radio turned on.



They're gonna ship with LTE turned off cause they ain't got no damn network lmao
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gloopey1

Apr 12, 2012, 12:27 PM
BigRed75 said:
They're gonna ship with LTE turned off cause they ain't got no damn network lmao

Which is worse, to have a wireless network with no LTE, or to have one that never works?

http://www.gottabemobile.com/2012/03/13/verizon-4g-l ... »

Verizon: getting worse year after year while smaller rivals slowly but surely surpass it.
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acdc1a

Apr 12, 2012, 3:33 PM
I haven't had an outage on Metro PCS' LTE network.
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TheNexxuvas

Apr 13, 2012, 9:49 AM
Inccorect, there is an LTE network, I'm looking at a tower with LTE equipment already loaded on it towards the Southwest of my Tech office, so to say "they ain't got no damn nework lmao" just shows you how much misinformation you have read.

The markets that are listed as launch markets have already in fact been turning the service on/off in test modes, so that shortly after, or as the Viper, and then the Galaxy Nexus get sold in our stores, the Network will be flipped on for service.

Again, read some of the network vision sites out there and get some real knowledge about Sprint's personal built LTE network, instead of the incorrect postings of PhonePoop commenters. Just because Clear hasn't completed their builds, and due to the LS fia...
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Vrystaat

Apr 12, 2012, 11:50 AM
Thx.

In the early WiMax days, I remember being able to get signal (and usage) in markets that had not officially been "live".

And with me living in one of the first LTE markets, I'd like to think I could access LTE even before they officially go live again.
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JBlaze74

Apr 12, 2012, 1:13 PM
No problem, and more than likely you will. 4G has never been oficially announced for Sprint in the city where I work, but there are 2 towers tat broadcast WiMax. IF you move to an LTE phone, I would just check periodically.
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