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Cricket to Launch LTE in Tucson First

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Jun 22, 2011, 10:36 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Cricket has informed PCMag that it will start testing its Long Term Evolution network in Tucson, Ariz., starting in the second half of the year. Cricket's first LTE device is likely to be a laptop modem. The company won't launch LTE handsets until they are thin and cheap enough, and have decent battery life, according to PCMag. Cricket has yet to decide on pricing for LTE plans and devices. Cricket underscored that it has signed a roaming agreement with LightSquared, though the future of LightSquared's business model is somewhat in doubt right now. Cricket has forged roaming agreements with other carriers, as well, which should help increase the availability of its services. Cricket didn't provide information on when its LTE network will launch in other markets.


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Jun 23, 2011, 6:41 PM

I'm wondering....

Who cares about LTE if their 3G barely works?!

Jun 22, 2011, 3:48 PM


Clear/Sprint is running their LTE network in Tucson... I'm wondering if this isn't just more piggy backing on Sprint versus their own deployment of something.
Clearwire/Sprint conducted their LTE trial in Phoenix, not Tucson. About a 120 mile difference.
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