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    Cool Sprint's LG G2: Tri-Band LTE aka SPRINT SPARK

    Tri-Band LTE info thread:







    Once deployed, the coverage and building penetration will be fan-freakin-tastic.

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    Default Re: Sprint's LG G2: First Announced phone with Tri-Band LTE

    That should make for a lot of happy Sprinters as it's awesome phone from what I've read.
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    Default Re: Sprint's LG G2: First Announced phone with Tri-Band LTE

    Sounds good hopefully it'll be ready in 2015.

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    Default Re: Sprint's LG G2: First Announced phone with Tri-Band LTE

    Is that when your next upgrade is or just commenting on the speed of Sprint's deployment?
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    Default Re: Sprint's LG G2: First Announced phone with Tri-Band LTE

    Quote Originally Posted by VW Maverick View Post
    Is that when your next upgrade is or just commenting on the speed of Sprint's deployment?
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    Sent from Torchwood.
    I think he's referring to upgrade eligibility. Either way, Tri band is good news for the Sprint Network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srkmagnus View Post
    Tri band is good news for the Sprint Network.
    You got that right.
    Very interested to see how it works in practical use.
    Once all bands are active, of course.
    That it is in the G2 makes the phone even better.

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    Default Re: Sprint's LG G2: First Announced phone with Tri-Band LTE

    Does anyone know if the Nexus 5 will also support Tri-Band?
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    Quote Originally Posted by extremeblight View Post
    Does anyone know if the Nexus 5 will also support Tri-Band?
    Possibly:

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    Deleted this post.
    The User's Guide was for the Nexus 5, not the G2.
    Pretty close variant though.

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    Default Re: Sprint's LG G2: First Announced phone with Tri-Band LTE

    I was on the fence before, but now with this announcement, LG G2 will be my next!
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    Quote Originally Posted by extremeblight View Post
    Does anyone know if the Nexus 5 will also support Tri-Band?
    I'm not positive but I think the tri-band is 800mhz, 1.9ghz and 2.5ghz and I don't see the 2.5 ghz mentioned for the N5!
    The N5 already has a -1 for me because of the smaller battery but was still thinking of it, but If it doesn't have tri-band this will make my decision to get the G2 so much easier
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    Default Re: Sprint's LG G2: First Announced phone with Tri-Band LTE

    Interesting:



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    Edit: Looks like Geek.com grabbed the spreadsheet from S4GRU.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by VW Maverick View Post
    Interesting:



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    Edit: Looks like Geek.com grabbed the spreadsheet from S4GRU.com
    But they didn't even get it right. It has nothing to do with the phones not able to do SVLTE. Sure, they can't do that because of a design choice to have only one radio as a way to save battery.

    It is about CFSB and eCFSB. Certain markets do not support it, but they seem to indicate that Sprint doesn't care. I can assure you that they do.

    Not only that the article, and certainly the title, seem to indicate this is everywhere across the whole Sprint network. It isn't. If I recall correctly, S4GRU says 60 - 70 percent of markets handle this just fine with more and more everyday.

    EDIT: I was a little off, here is what the article says:

    Currently, just over 60% of Sprint sites have their sites upgraded to new Network Vision 3G standards which allow Circuit Switched Fallback capability. However, not all 60% of these sites are currently allowing LTE to work on a Triband device. These all should be capable of using LTE on a Triband device now, or in the next few weeks. Many of these markets will need to have their MSC Switch Centerís software upgraded too for CSFB to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey47 View Post
    U

    But they didn't even get it right. It has nothing to do with the phones not able to do SVLTE. Sure, they can't do that because of a design choice to have only one radio as a way to save battery.

    It is about CFSB and eCFSB. Certain markets do not support it, but they seem to indicate that Sprint doesn't care. I can assure you that they do.

    Not only that the article, and certainly the title, seem to indicate this is everywhere across the whole Sprint network. It isn't. If I recall correctly, S4GRU says 60 - 70 percent of markets handle this just fine with more and more everyday.

    EDIT: I was a little off, here is what the article says:
    From the way I understand it, if the tower hasn't received the 3g upgrade, the triband phones won't stay connected to LTE. Sprint is working on this, it sucks, but it'll great when fixed.

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    Default Re: Sprint's LG G2: Tri-Band LTE aka Sprint Spark

    Spark OTA update coming:

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    Hopefully the Spark update is also the Kitkat update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtremeyouth1 View Post
    Hopefully the Spark update is also the Kitkat update.
    That would be nice. It seems a bit odd to have this brand new phone with great specs and not be running kit kat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtremeyouth1 View Post
    Hopefully the Spark update is also the Kitkat update.

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    From what I'm reading, the G2's Spark update is in final testing and it's being run on Android 4.2.2. So pobably no kit-kat with this Spark update.
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    Default Re: Sprint's LG G2: Tri-Band LTE aka Sprint Spark

    The Open Source code for the next software version is on LG's website so the OTA update should be coming soon.



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    Fixed the link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VW Maverick View Post
    The Open Source code for the next software version is on LG's website so the OTA update should be coming soon.



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    Sorry 'bout that.

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    Can you use this file to update the phone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozz101 View Post
    Can you use this file to update the phone?
    Wait for the update to hit someone's phone, then they will either post the update link to Google's server or the update zip itself.
    You can then take the file yourself and apply the update. As long as you haven't modified any system files, it will pass and update everything. It's like forcing the OTA early.
    Thanks to digiblur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozz101 View Post
    Can you use this file to update the phone?

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    Specifically, this is the open source code used to build the binaries that are then used to update the phone. There may be additional non-open bits that will be part of the update. But seeing this posted means the official update is complete and awaiting staging and roll-out from Sprint. Since this update enables "Spark," there may also be network configurations that are needed before Sprint wants to go live.
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