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Deadline = Other Carriers Advantage


Oct 30, 2013, 12:18 PM
Sprint's own deadline of Mid-2014 for PCS LTE is terrible. Do they mean D-Block PCS which is already running poorly, with limited coverage, limited signal strength, low data speeds and proves to be worthless, often times slower than EVDO data....or do they mean as a whole, all blocks of PCS spectrum they own?

Mid-2014 is also the time when T-Mobile and Verizon have set to start deploying LTE-Advanced features (maybe not the full set of standard, but most of the features), so Sprint already will be even further behind.

On top of all this, Sprint's focus on spectrum bands that there are not even devices, only upsets the jaded and neglected customers like myself, with PCS-ONLY LTE devices who are are unwilling and unable to upgrade with...

Oct 30, 2013, 2:32 PM
Sir, I think you're misaligned with Sprint's intent.

Everyone comes into these forums wanting a chance to disect Sprint and decide what Sprint maybe thinking. However, I can assure you that nobody knows the position Sprint is in more than Sprint. Do people really think Sprint is trying to lose subs intentionally? This type of technology doesn't happen over overnight. They've acquired an enormous amount assets in the last two years and have had to engineer it to work together far more harder than the two largest carriers that have indispensible cash to just purchase choice spectrum and other carriers. Now add in the horrendous management in the past, Sprint has and still has work to do. However, it recognizes a step forward needs to be ...

Oct 30, 2013, 4:08 PM
Could not have said it any better. Well said. All carriers keep improving, but Sprint is making the biggest change of them all based on all the upgrades and changes they have been making.

Oct 30, 2013, 7:29 PM
I agree. Sprint is just so god damn incompetent. They can never get things done right for the life of them. Excuses, excuses.

While Sprint was messing around with an outdated technology deploying it over garbage 2.5GHz spectrum no carrier in their right minds would ever use, T-Mobile was preparing for the future ensuring the fiber was in place and it paid off. Not only is T-Mobile ahead of Sprint in LTE deployment they have a nice HSPA+ network to fall back on.

T-Mobile will have LTE-Advanced running over 600MHz with VoLTE before Sprint ever gets their $hit together. Mark my words. They'll probably keep bitching about the birds and backhaul. Waaaa Waaaaa Waaaa!!! Either that or they'll run out of money building the gazillion towers th...

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