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    Default Sprint Galaxy Nexus Splash Page

    While skimming through cnet.com I found an ad for the Sprint Galaxy nexus that takes you to a splash page on their site. I just left Sprint for Verizon to get the Nexus and low and behold....... Coming Soon to the Now Network

    4G LTE is coming to Sprint in 2012

    EDIT: At the bottom I noticed they mention another 4G LTE device I've never seen mentioned before as well as a tri-mode femto-cell of sorts
    Last edited by dtice03; 01-09-2012 at 11:34 AM. Reason: Forgot something
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    I actually did the same thing (jumped ship) cause myEvo had multiple hardware issues. That doesnt take into account the fact that we have to keep a femtocell in the house just to keep my girlfriends nexus s working and that WiMax is practically devoid everywhere I go. It was an expensive jump...but thus far I have no regrets...LTE has been fantastic here for me so far in the Chicagoland suburbs.

    I'll probably convert her phone too when the time comes on word of verizon not sharing their LTE spectrum with anyone else. I wish we could make infrastructure the peoples and somehow make the carriers compete more aggresively. Makes me think of the Comcast deals I loathe (before you start flaming me i know this is apples to oranges)
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    i followed that website and when I clicked on the tab for "notify me" it also showed the LG Viper 4G LTE also. Looks like 2 Phones are coming to LTE!
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    I mean we all knew the other carriers were gonna get the Nexus eventually, but I didn't think Sprint would get it so soon. I had been with Sprint for a few years and had no problems except the crappy WiMax. I loved my EVO 3D, but I took a job with VZW back in June and coupled with the fact that they were gonna get the Nexus first, I had to jump ship.

    Verizon's 4G LTE is great, but without my VZW employee discount there's no way I'd have their service, lol. 2 Everything Data lines on Sprint with a 20% discount is almost as cheap as my 50% discount with VZW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IamHydrogen View Post
    I actually did the same thing (jumped ship) cause myEvo had multiple hardware issues. That doesnt take into account the fact that we have to keep a femtocell in the house just to keep my girlfriends nexus s working and that WiMax is practically devoid everywhere I go. It was an expensive jump...but thus far I have no regrets...LTE has been fantastic here for me so far in the Chicagoland suburbs.

    I'll probably convert her phone too when the time comes on word of verizon not sharing their LTE spectrum with anyone else. I wish we could make infrastructure the peoples and somehow make the carriers compete more aggresively. Makes me think of the Comcast deals I loathe (before you start flaming me i know this is apples to oranges)
    In all honesty I wish infrastructure did belong to the "people" and carriers had to actually compete on level playing fields and therefore would have to actually find other ways to set themselves apart other than the fact that they own all the spectrum!
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    Verizon is definitely on the pricey end. And not having 'unlimited' data frightens me even though i probably never use more then about 3gb a month(i stream alot of music). I remember the days of my parents getting overage charges on their landline and it being astronomical for a marginal handful of minutes.

    I think europe does some sort of thing to make the wireless companies compete more on plan price...but of course your not buying a subsidized phone either!
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    I was happy with sprint too(a side from moving 6 months ago and then my home base becoming a black hole). Itll be interesting to see how the LTE pans out for them, if it.will work in all the same areas my verizon phone now does. I hope so...
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    So far it seems that streaming music isn't bad at all, it's streaming video. Watching some Netflix or ESPN will eat up your data quick. I have the 4 GB plan (double data promotion) and so far I've only used about 1 GB with 13 days left on my cycle. I do have WiFi at home, but none at work. And I do most of my streaming music/radio while at work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IamHydrogen View Post
    I was happy with sprint too(a side from moving 6 months ago and then my home base becoming a black hole). Itll be interesting to see how the LTE pans out for them, if it.will work in all the same areas my verizon phone now does. I hope so...
    For everyone's sake I hope Sprint's LTE network pans out, that means more competition and hopefully lower prices in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtice03 View Post
    For everyone's sake I hope Sprint's LTE network pans out, that means more competition and hopefully lower prices in the future.
    I wonder what kind of situation Sprint would be been in right now if they had chosen LTE instead of Wimax when 4G first came?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Officerpolabear View Post
    I wonder what kind of situation Sprint would be been in right now if they had chosen LTE instead of Wimax when 4G first came?
    Good question!
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    hindsight is 20/20. there were good reasons that Sprint initially went with Wimax. they got the jump on all competitors with "The First 4G Network" and got some marketing mileage and mileage out of that.

    i think this transition to LTE will be easier and faster than most think. and i think we are still very early in the game. many consumers are just becoming aware of "4G" and what it means.
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    Sprint had to go with Wimax, otherwise they'd be t-mobile right now with no competitive edge whatsoever...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Officerpolabear View Post
    I wonder what kind of situation Sprint would be been in right now if they had chosen LTE instead of Wimax when 4G first came?
    Wimax hardware was ready for prime-time about a year before LTE hardware was. Sprint had the decision to either wait like everyone else or take a chance and go with Wimax so that they would have 4G about a year before everyone else.

    Looking back, we see that the year headstart wasn't worth it, but you can't blame Sprint for trying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IamHydrogen View Post
    I think europe does some sort of thing to make the wireless companies compete more on plan price...but of course your not buying a subsidized phone either!
    But if your monthly bill is ~$50 cheaper each month, that "subsidized" $800 phone is free after 16 months ( 1 year, 3 months) compared to the $200 it costs an American customer on a 2 year contract. On of my friends who just got back said that if she had had her own smart phone her monthly bill would have been only $15/month for phone, texting and data.
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    Ya...im definitely pro non subsidized phone. I do think that the subsidizing of phones here has contributed to the massive growth in smartphone market share. I never would have gotten my 1st smartphone @ 20 if it cost 500 up front instead of the 100 it did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtice03 View Post
    In all honesty I wish infrastructure did belong to the "people" and carriers had to actually compete on level playing fields and therefore would have to actually find other ways to set themselves apart other than the fact that they own all the spectrum!
    Strictly speaking, the "wireless" spectrum DOES belong to the people. It's just that we have an out of control FCC that is using it as a money making machine for the government. Selling off huge blocks of formerly open spectrum to wireless carriers for massive yearly payoffs in "rent".

    In all fairness, there should be one set of spectrum that each carrier could SHARE. One set of channels that they could all use, and then they could implement a key/handshake system that would keep their phones using their own towers. Not difficult, and it would free up craploads of spectrum for private citizens to use.

    I'm all for competition and the Free Market. The system we have now with wireless spectrum doesn't resemble Free Markets at all.

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