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FCC Greenlights LTE Use in 800MHz Band

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johnhr2

May 25, 2012, 10:46 AM
So is 1x and edge allowed in the 800MHz band? If so not just Sprint will benefit because that means the Big Two can refarn its 2G in the 800 band for LTE.
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Andras888

May 25, 2012, 11:08 AM
VZW and Sprint use similar technologies, so I bet it will benefit both. Hooray for in-building 4G!
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Slammer

May 25, 2012, 5:42 PM
All due respect to you and others that celebrate "in building" broadband coverage, but if we take a look around, it is not a wise want at this point.

The constant want to rely on it 24/7, is causing the carriers to raise prices and limit the availability(Data caps, Trottling Etc.)

In short, it would be a good idea to put the device down for a few seconds and switch to WiFi (when ever possible). There are very few places I go that don't have free WiFi or availability. I actually prefer it.

John B.
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WiWavelength

May 25, 2012, 11:52 AM
johnhr2 said:
So is 1x and edge allowed in the 800MHz band? If so not just Sprint will benefit because that means the Big Two can refarn its 2G in the 800 band for LTE.


No, neither VZW nor AT&T holds any SMR 800 MHz spectrum. More or less, this amendment to Part 90 rules affects only Sprint and SouthernLINC.

AJ
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Jayshmay

May 25, 2012, 5:32 PM
Any idea as to what Sprints timeline is for deploying LTE in the 800 band, and not just the 1900 band?
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Arjuun

May 26, 2012, 6:13 PM
its currently happing they are updating the networks all across the us and they said official rollout for the lte will be 2013 they are also changing the tower setups they have so instead of having 3 units for all 3 spectrums they will have 1 tower doing all 3 overlaping eachother
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Jayshmay

May 26, 2012, 6:44 PM
You work for Sprint?
They have a rate plan with unlimited txt & data, and unlimited mobile to mobile for $89/mo? Right?
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Arjuun

May 26, 2012, 7:19 PM
unlimted everthing for 99 for the plan you are talking about is the everthing data for 79$ with 450 mins
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Jayshmay

May 26, 2012, 7:22 PM
Just researching Sprint.
I have 3 lines, and just myself I pay $120/mo.
I might be a single line on Sprint though. Move my mothers line to my sisters acct. I need to free up money
to spend on other things when I get
home
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Arjuun

May 26, 2012, 7:24 PM
did you sign up for a nvp discount depending on where you work if you go to sprint.con/verfie to sign for it
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Jayshmay

May 26, 2012, 7:26 PM
I'm not a current Sprint customer, just doing some research.
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Arjuun

May 26, 2012, 7:29 PM
yah just join a credit union and act fee and 10% off a month its not a bad deal or depending on where you work more i get 18% off for working at a 3 rd party call center
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Arjuun

May 26, 2012, 7:31 PM
*wiave the actvation fee and get the 10%
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planethulk

May 26, 2012, 10:31 AM
johnhr2 said:
So is 1x and edge allowed in the 800MHz band? If so not just Sprint will benefit because that means the Big Two can refarn its 2G in the 800 band for LTE.



Actually, it's yes and no.
Sprint and SouthernLinc are the only companies that use 800mhz. ATT and VZW use the 850 band(even though technically it is a different band of 800)...
So it's not that ATT or VZW are barred from using it or that Sprint has an unfair advantage, it's that ATT nor VZW use that spectrum. You can find EDGE and 1x on the 850 bands used by both ATT and VZW. Sprint is "refarming" its 800 for 1x advanced as well.
So yes, ATT and VZW are allowed to use EDGE or 1x on 800 but no they won't because they don't have any 80...
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