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LTE in Los Angeles
Took my 3D in for service to a Sprint store here in LA and I figured since I was there I might as well ask a few questions about the EVO 4G LTE and when it might actually work as intended. The rep at the store seemed very knowledgeable, as if they have been coached on this thoroughly. He let me know that 1.) LTE won't be out in LA until December at the earliest. Much like the original EVO got WIMAX a few months before it's official release, the LTE network will follow suit, with the actual "release" coming in mid-2013. 2.) The new IPhone's release is somehow tied to this release window as well. He said with certainty that the new IPhone would have LTE and Sprint needed to have LTE ready in time for that. 3.) This is something some of you might already be aware of, but, the 3G speed increase is directly tied into the timing of the LTE rollout. Sprint will not increase 3G in your area until you have LTE as well. Something to consider for those looking to get the EVO 4G LTE. I really can't see giving up WIMAX just for a prettier picture and a better camera. Now knowing this I'll probably keep my 3D until the end of the year.