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Sprint's LTE Goes Live in Nine New Markets

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No New York?

Dakidobf

Mar 4, 2013, 11:18 AM
Is there some kind of logistic roadblock that keeps Sprint from launching its LTE in NY? Why are all these small cities getting it, while a major city like NY is stuck with crappy 3g speeds?
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brad162

Mar 4, 2013, 11:27 AM
It's actually been showing up in NYC, just look at Sensorly maps, i'd bet that it's just not 30% complete yet for them to call it launched.

I know online there have been several people that have been reporting seeing it, it's just spotty.

It's better for them to make sure most people can get it before they get a bunch of bad press for having a swiss cheese network, as it takes big cities like NYC and LA a lot longer to be completed.
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Jayshmay

Mar 4, 2013, 11:35 AM
30% deployment is considered "launched"? Really?
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brad162

Mar 4, 2013, 5:25 PM
Really, if you look at ANY cell company, they all consider 20-40% a good "launched" window, as that's the time they've got the most popular areas of their customers covered, then they slowly fill in the rest.
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crood

Mar 4, 2013, 11:59 AM
Yes. It's called size and population density. It takes longer to upgrade a city like New York, with millions of people and lots of tall skyscrapers than smaller cities.
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Dakidobf

Mar 4, 2013, 3:06 PM
I just think Sprint should put its focus on the bigger markets, rather than launching all these small cities in an effort to say they cover a bunch of people with LTE. When Verizon launched its LTE, they did it in NY, Chi, LA etc first, then branched out.
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MarryTheNight

Mar 5, 2013, 11:10 PM
crood said:
Yes. It's called size and population density. It takes longer to upgrade a city like New York, with millions of people and lots of tall skyscrapers than smaller cities.


Verizon didn't seem to have a problem with it. Sprint is just incompetent and makes bad business decisions. Verizon is so far ahead they're already talking about doing away with CDMA for good and using LTE-only phones with VoLTE.
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