how a carrier can release and promote LTE phones without having an LTE network! 🙄 Nice phone though but I read it has radio problems already which is affecting battery life and Sprint's 3G is more like 1X these days
Give them a break, and if you read my posts on PhoneScoop you know I don't give Sprint a lot of slack, but, I also commend when they do something right, and this is that. I'm sure this phone will shine when they get their lte network up, and still as far as functions, its a great device.
Not sure if your aware but whenever someone buys a phone they are under a 2 year contract. I would be pretty upset if they were rolling out the LTE when I was eligible for upgrade and I couldn't get a phone that would run on the soon to be nationwide technology. Some how I think I would rather wait a few months and possibly get the fastest internet available to me. If they don't want to wait then, (gasp) they get a Wimax phone. It's all up to what will suit you. It's just good business. If you are in desperate need for a phone because your current device isn't working, wouldn't you at least like to be given the same options as someone else will have in a few months? I know I sure would.
The LTE network rollout - like any new cellular network - is a massive undertaking that takes time. They're actually moving pretty quickly with it, assuming they stick to the schedule.
If they phones are ready now, why not release them, for the people that want to be ready for the network? Would it better if they just sat on the phones and waited to release them? Isn't sooner better?