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HTC EVO 3D Approved with 800MHz ESMR Support

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rarodrig26

Jun 3, 2011, 11:24 AM
but hopefully this means if Sprint switches to using that 800mhz spectrum for LTE than this phone will stil be compatable. That could be huge. But again, i dont know how all that would work.
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Rich Brome

Jun 5, 2011, 2:56 PM
No. This phone does not have LTE, therefore it will never be compatible with any LTE network. Period.
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mariner29

Jun 5, 2011, 7:05 PM
Then what is the purpose for it having the 800MHz ESMR support?
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Rich Brome

Jun 5, 2011, 7:23 PM
It will support CDMA technology in the 800 MHz ESMR radio frequency band.

Sprint currently uses iDEN technology in the 800 MHz ESMR band, but plans to migrate to CDMA technology in that band.

Phones will need to specifically support CDMA in the ESMR band in order to take advantage of that part of the network. None of the phones currently on sale support this, but many new ones coming this year will support it.

The benefits won't be anything terribly obvious to consumers. It will simply mean more capacity on Sprint's CDMA network, to support more customers and more usage.

Over time, it may give Sprint a competitive advantage that allows them to offer cheaper 3G data plans, for example.

It also means that things will simply cont...
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