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when does 800 mhz CDMA start?

Jonathanlc2005

Jun 29, 2013, 7:23 PM
when do we finally get to use the 800 ESMR function on our phones?
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gloopey1

Jun 29, 2013, 11:25 PM
Jonathanlc2005 said:
when do we finally get to use the 800 ESMR function on our phones?

Don't know the exact timeframe, but routing voice over that frequency is a much simpler process than LTE upgrading.
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Jayshmay

Jun 30, 2013, 8:18 AM
What I wonder is how Sprint's 800mhz compares to ATT & Vzn's 700mhz spectrum when it comes to bandwidth capabilities.
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rwalford79

Jun 30, 2013, 11:07 AM
I was in an 800Mhz ESMR area the other day, one with LTE coverage in the main parts of town, and 800Mhz EVDO on the outskirts of town, and let me tell you, it sucked! It was WORSE than 1900Mhz problems we have had with data. In fact, the signal was such a poor quality, the calls I made all dropped. There was NOTHING better about 800Mhz when I used it. And this was in a fully launched Network Vision area!
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Jayshmay

Jun 30, 2013, 11:18 AM
Do you think Softbank will make a difference?

What does ESMR stand for?
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tuxedosun

Jun 30, 2013, 12:09 PM
Your phone has to support the 800mhz, it isn't automatic. What phone are you using? Only certain newer phones are able to pick up 800mhz. Older devices wont because they were only configured for 1900
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Jonathanlc2005

Jun 30, 2013, 12:30 PM
it sucked because it wasnt even officially launched yet
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WiWavelength

Jul 1, 2013, 9:28 AM
rwalford79 said:
I was in an 800Mhz ESMR area the other day, one with LTE coverage in the main parts of town, and 800Mhz EVDO on the outskirts of town...


This is incorrect. Sprint has no plans to deploy EV-DO 800, only CDMA1X 800 and LTE 800.

AJ
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KOL4420

Jul 1, 2013, 1:21 PM
I am confused on how you know you were using the 800mzh ESMR signal? Second IDEN is still active until midnight tonight, and thirdly how do you know your phone even picks up a 800ESMR signal?


Your information needs facts to be backed up with your negative reviews. To my understanding all Sprint phones are using 1900mhz 3G and 4G LTE.
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ReaperXero

Jul 1, 2013, 8:38 PM
KOL4420 said:
I am confused on how you know you were using the 800mzh ESMR signal? Second IDEN is still active until midnight tonight, and thirdly how do you know your phone even picks up a 800ESMR signal?


Your information needs facts to be backed up with your negative reviews. To my understanding all Sprint phones are using 1900mhz 3G and 4G LTE.


Only 2 phones can do it once system is launch HTC One and Galaxy 4. Other phones that come out should be able to do it, but we'll see.
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rawvega

Jul 2, 2013, 7:29 AM
ReaperXero said:


Only 2 phones can do it once system is launch HTC One and Galaxy 4. Other phones that come out should be able to do it, but we'll see.


If you're talking about 800MHz SMR on CDMA 1x, then almost every phone Sprint has released since the Evo 3D supports it. If you're referring to LTE on 800MHz SMR then no current handsets support that. There will be three or so hotspots/USB sticks that support 800MHz LTE coming out this summer with handsets to follow this fall.
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ReaperXero

Jul 2, 2013, 1:09 PM
rawvega said:


If you're talking about 800MHz SMR on CDMA 1x, then almost every phone Sprint has released since the Evo 3D supports it. If you're referring to LTE on 800MHz SMR then no current handsets support that. There will be three or so hotspots/USB sticks that support 800MHz LTE coming out this summer with handsets to follow this fall.


Samsung Galaxy 4 LTE/LTE Advanced 800 MHz, 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2600 MHz

HTC One LTE/LTE Advanced 800 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2600 MHz

Samsung Note II and Samsung Galaxy 4 LTE 1900

Unless sources are incorrect here are the LTE Specs on current devices
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Practice

Jul 2, 2013, 12:14 PM
First let me say that you are an idiot. Now that we have that out of the way,let me say that Sprint currently only has LTE on 1900 Mhz, and after they deploy it on 800 Mhz, you will have to buy a new phone that supports it as there are currently no phones that do. Finally, 800 Mhz is way better than 1900 Mhz for cellular service because it is longer range and has better building penetration. Depending on your phone, you can probably use either band for voice, but not data, and you will get better performance on the lower 800 Mhz band than you will on 1.9 Ghz. .
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rawvega

Jun 30, 2013, 2:21 AM
Jonathanlc2005 said:
when do we finally get to use the 800 ESMR function on our phones?


It depends on what area you're in. Some folks already have been using 800MHz CDMA and have been doing so for months now.
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Jonathanlc2005

Jun 30, 2013, 12:30 PM
really? where? all i can assume is puerto rico
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rawvega

Jul 1, 2013, 7:11 AM
Nope, in fact Puerto Rico is the one place where 800MHz CDMA hasn't gone live yet. Plenty of places where 800MHz is showing up. Chicago, Indiana....Best place to check for info on the subject is S4GRU.com
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