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Sprint LTE Hits The Bronx and Brooklyn July 30

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Worst LTE deployment ever

JJinNYC

Jul 24, 2013, 12:31 PM
Seriously what the phuck is wrong with Sprint? Always have good ideas but always fail to deliver. Even T-Mo who is much smaller than they are has the NYC metro area covered. Incompetence at it's best
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MadFatMan

Jul 24, 2013, 12:52 PM
Other than being totally owned by VZW, in order to light up the Big Apple with LTE as a carrier you have to bring your A Game. A whole lotta data hungry devices with even more demading users. A less prepared roll out would buckle unded initial demands and resulting in a poor 1st impression and a bad name in a heavy market.

I can respect Sprint, taking its time and doing it right. Even by rolling LTE out in rural less densely populated areas first.

Slow and steady wins the race and for subscribers that havetruly ununlimited data with no fhreat of it going anywhere its worth it.

SoftBank makes Sprint a contender again. Give it time for things to take root.

Rob P.
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bluecoyote

Jul 24, 2013, 1:31 PM
Too slow and steady also loses the race. And considering T-Mo did beat them to the punch (and already had super-fast HSPA to fall back on) , Sprint bring a full 2 years too late is embarrassing.
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LibtardExposer

Jul 24, 2013, 1:38 PM
That's why they sold majority of their company give it time gezz! Enough already everyone that is hating on Sprint is beating a dead horse! Give it sometime and if things have not turned around then gripe all you want but until then seriously.....give it a rest.
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JJinNYC

Jul 24, 2013, 2:36 PM
Don't get me wrong. I'm actually rooting for Sprint. They have made strides over the years and Network Vision is the best idea they have ever come up with but when they pull $hit like this they make it all too difficult. There is no excuse for their idiotic LTE deployment. Deploying small cities that are unheard of and blaming delays on "birds" WTF Sprint??!! The other 3 carriers are scratching their heads. Even poor little ol T-Mo who was worse off than Sprint got their $hit together. Come on Rolling Eyes
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LibtardExposer

Jul 24, 2013, 6:38 PM
It also didn't hurt that little ol T-mobile made pretty good money when the failed att merger happened..... I know they have had poor vision for the future and that's why they are no longer the same company but things will not happen over night and I am a pretty big Sprint hate but even I am giving them the chance without putting them down! I mean seriously everyone give it a rest the world knows that sprint messed up in the past! It's not even a month removed from the takeover and people are still bashing them on the same crap ! Just get over it already that is all I am saying
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WhySoBluePandaBear

Jul 24, 2013, 9:14 PM
Sprint purposely deploys cities that are small to boost and inflate their LTE markets number - yes, you read that correctly, they can now say they have 100 LTE markets - even though most of them are in EXTREMELY small markets, with little to no population.

Sprint has too many incompetent people making decisions and running the company. I really don't know what they can accomplish with such a band of buffoons.


Hopefully Japan can guide this company away from their misdirection? Competition is always good for the market.
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WiWavelength

Jul 24, 2013, 10:33 PM
WhySoBluePandaBear said:
Sprint has too many incompetent people making decisions and running the company. I really don't know what they can accomplish with such a band of buffoons.


You know what is incompetent? So many sales and customer service workers with high school diplomas or meaningless college degrees thinking that they have the requisite skills to analyze corporate leadership and execution.

But, hey, that is the quality of discourse in the Phone Scoop comments section. And, yes, that is an ad hominem directed at a whole lot of you.

Have a good night...

AJ
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WhySoBluePandaBear

Jul 25, 2013, 2:17 AM
As compared to some idiot trying to guess my life story or qualifications? Enlighten me what as to what status I'd have to be to make a judgement of a company? Is there such a title passable in yours eyes?


Oh, and the untouchable corporate gods and their brilliant leadership and execution! They've never made mistakes before (see housing collapse and Wall St from the last 100 years).


And just because you have this weird obsession with Sprint, doesn't mean they're not a terrible decision making company, that has time and time again been proven to be a FAILURE among FAILURE.

If Sprint was so amazing, where are the results - you can talk numbers and whatever you'd like - point is, they're strapped with debt that Softbank absorbed...
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dalius_maximus

Jul 25, 2013, 10:34 AM
Aj, you seem a nice guy; however, I think it's a bit unfair to claim that degrees necessarily define education. For example, many greats like Bill Gates, Michael Dell, and more never made it through college before becoming successful. (Although, I believe Gates went back to school later in life.) Instead, they studied hard outside of school to learn about the things that interested them. I agree that it isn't fair to name-call Sprint and many phonescoop visitors may not have the practical skills required to do an overhaul on Sprint's finances and opportunities/threats to conclude the appropriate action; however, are these very laymen not the best judge for Sprint? These laymen (of this field) are the perfect on-lookers because they can pr...
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brobert11

Jul 25, 2013, 10:19 AM
Not an excuse - but an important distinction is that this is not just an LTE rollout. This is closer to building a brand new network. One of the major issues Sprint is facing now is they were behind on upgrading thier backhaul to Fiber - part of the initial release of 4G WIMAX through Clear was thier backhaul was Microwave and Sprint go itself behind the game in rolling out Fiber backhaul across it's network. Something T-Mobile started much earlier. This also doesn't take into account the other work involved in thier Network Vision deployment that is more than just releasing LTE on thier network. The reason major markets are slower is more than size - think of the issues that come w/ trying to lay Fiber backhaul under the streets of NYC for ...
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jhr2112

Jul 25, 2013, 12:58 PM
Sprint launched their LTE in THEIR largest markets, where THEY have the most subscribers, not small towns and unheard of cities. Just because some of you don't know geography and haven't heard of a city doesn't mean they don't matter. Here in Texas, LTE has been live for almost a year in cities like Austin (metro over 1 million) San Antonio, (almost 2 million) Houston, ( 2.5 million) and Dallas FT. Worth.( 2 million). These are big Sprint markets. Sprint is launching to their base..Makes since to me...
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KOL4420

Jul 24, 2013, 3:55 PM
I dont think Tmo should be used as an example until they can provide a solid signal that will work indoors. It is horrible out in California unless you are outside. What good is super fast data when it only works when you are outside your house? o.O
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JJinNYC

Jul 24, 2013, 5:02 PM
KOL4420 said:
What good is super fast data when it only works when you are outside your house? o.O


The same could be said about Sprint's WiMAX signal. The industry nerds love to brag about how 2.5GHz is capable of carrying so much bandwidth yet they forget how crappy the signal is indoors. But I agree with what you said about T-Mobile. Their problem has always been coverage even in metro areas. It's gotten better not good enough. I don't think it'll ever be good until they hopefully grab some 600Mhz spectrum in the upcoming auction.
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KOL4420

Jul 24, 2013, 5:58 PM
lol yes but at least I can make calls indoors when I use my roomates Sprint phone. My Tmobile phone cant even send a text indoors its so sad. I have to go outside every damn time I want to use text, data, or phone service if it wasnt for WiFi at home then phone Tmobile phone would be useless.
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phooey73

Jul 24, 2013, 8:38 PM
i really wish the FCC would make the the Carriers upgrade all networds below 3g first. too many areas are being ignored and huge amounts of spectrum are being wasted waiting to be updated. these cities already have wifi and competitors with lte. seeing 2g,1g,edge or any of this worthless data tech still showing up on phones is like seeing analog on your phone.
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WiWavelength

Jul 24, 2013, 10:39 PM
JJinNYC said:
Seriously what the phuck is wrong with Sprint? Always have good ideas but always fail to deliver. Even T-Mo who is much smaller than they are has the NYC metro area covered. Incompetence at it's best


You are a "New Yawker." You need to get over yourself and your "center of the world" complex. Sprint is deploying LTE across its entire network. That takes time.

Meanwhile, T-Mobile is not doing even remotely the same thing. Sprint already has LTE in areas where T-Mobile will not have LTE or even W-CDMA for several years, if ever -- before T-Mobile disappears in another corporate acquisition.

AJ
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willbx718

Jul 25, 2013, 12:20 AM
You do realize that just because sprint announced LTE in these two boros doesn't mean you can't already use it or it wasn't already available. I've been able to access Sprint lTE since November of 2012 in The Bronx. In fact just about 85% or more of NYC can access Sprint LTE. They've just been having LTE in the beta test state for months now. Also Sprint is completely overhauling their network and installing completely new hardware and towers. They aren't just installing LTE equipment on aging towers like every other provider is doing. And when network vision is done, Sprint will have a very superior network that, will outpace ATT's network and be on a par with Verizon's network. People always bitch about Sprint's network, but when they fina...
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WhySoBluePandaBear

Jul 25, 2013, 2:20 AM
Or, just maybe, and I mean maybe (I had to have a think tank come up with this theory) New York MAY possibly be one of the most population density areas in the ENTIRE WORLD.


So, with that being said, it IS a big deal to have coverage in such a city. Besides population, the importance of the city alone would make the city the highest priority - if not 2nd or 3rd.


But, instead, Sprint likes to light up some hick town in Tennessee. Justify that - besides those lovely marketing gimmicks with them claiming they have all these markets with LTE - what they fail to say, is how useless it is to MOST of the US.
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willbx718

Jul 25, 2013, 11:42 AM
Yes you're right NYC is a very populated area and important. That's why they've had LTE here months. You can access it anytime you want. They just haven't made any announcements, because it was in the testing phase. They have many markets, large cities too, where they have LTE, but haven't officially announced it. They are waiting until they 55-60% coverage in a city before they claim it as launched. I have LTE in my neighborhood in NYC and where I work. And in both location I get 20+ Mbps download and 5-8 Mbps upload. Everyone complained about Sprint's network, and when they do something about people complain because it's taking longer than they'd like. I'd rather them do the network right than fast.
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Rusty Shackleford

Jul 26, 2013, 1:01 AM
"Hick" town? People in a "hick" town at least have the mental capacity to realize they don't have to buy a product simply because it is for sale, unlike New Yorkers who have to run and hide under Nanny Mayor's skirt to protect them from the big bad 17th ounce of soda.
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