1. MannyZ28's Avatar
    Interesting Article.

    Sprint introduces Spark enhanced LTE, promises unprecedented speed, futuristic app support

    I am thrilled by the news of the 50 to 60 mbps (and later even higher) speeds...but.... the Galaxy Mega and S4 Mini get software updates to take advantage of this, but the Flagship S4 and Note 3 don't?

    Hello? Why?

    Oh well, I am sure the Note 4 will have it...
    10-30-2013 10:56 PM
  2. rivencap's Avatar
    This is a good question as Verizon is doing an update for the lower frequency on their single band phones as well.

    Palm Treo line > Blackberry line > Samsung Galaxy S line > NOW - the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 😊
    10-30-2013 10:58 PM
  3. MannyZ28's Avatar
    Seems like pretty amazing technology though, being able to seamlessly switch between all 3 bands on the fly. I am upset about how the LG G2 with the same Snappy 800 gets it and the Note 3 doesn't, and that what we'd consider the budget line of Samsung phone gets it too, but then again, on the realistic side, not everyone lives in a big city, so it will take a while for them to build out the network to even just where we receive LTE currently.

    I am rooting for them. If the can pull this off in a good time frame, and keep unlimited data as promised, and have coverage close to Verizon and AT&T with current pricing, they'd be the carrier to beat.
    10-30-2013 11:08 PM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I think part of the reason is the devices were already designed when Sprint came up with this and it was too late to include those specs.
    10-30-2013 11:11 PM
  5. llfloyd79's Avatar
    By the time the Spark LTE comes to my area for me to actually utilize it, I doubt I will have this Note 3 anyway. So this is not a big deal to me right now. I will make sure my next phone has that capability.

    Posted via my Samsung Galaxy Note® 3
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    10-31-2013 05:11 AM
  6. fasnic's Avatar
    Software can only be used to activate the functionality... The phone has to have the hardware to work with it first. The S4 and Note 3 both have been in the pipeline a long time, before Sprint defined they were doing this. Those phones are being build with the correct radios to work with all 3 bands.
    10-31-2013 11:34 AM
  7. NoNexus's Avatar
    It can do the two important ones 800 and 1900. 2.5 I can wait on since it years away anyway

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    10-31-2013 02:09 PM
  8. booey24's Avatar
    Our sprint Note 3 can do 800? The box only says 1900.

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    11-02-2013 10:27 AM
  9. Dronak's Avatar
    Sometimes it seems to depend on who you ask. For example, while searching on Twitter a day or two ago, I found this thread -- https://twitter.com/joey121215/statu...59591009619968. The original question is whether the Note 3 supports dual-band LTE. The @sprintcare rep SJL said twice that it is. Rep AJV replied to another question in the thread that the reason the FCC lists it as only having 1900 MHz LTE is because Sprint currently doesn't offer 800 MHz LTE. So these two reps are indicating that the Note3 can do 800 and 1900, but since only one is currently available, that's the only one currently listed on the box and specs. The customer service reps aren't always in sync from what I've seen though, so I don't know. All I can say is that I can see the reasoning here -- that the phone can do 800, but it's not available, so it's not listed. *shrug*
    booey24 likes this.
    11-02-2013 12:33 PM
  10. MannyZ28's Avatar
    It would be great if it did support the 800 and that it would be enabled through a software update. LTE works great in strong signal areas, but in fringe areas, the walls and roof of any building seems to be the stick that broke the camels back and the LTE speeds go down to slower than 3G levels with the upload always suffering the most. The 800 Mhz should help remedy this. Either way, if you live in a Spark area when the Note 4 comes out, things should run amazingly fast.
    11-02-2013 01:42 PM
  11. booey24's Avatar
    Hey I would be ecstatic knowing that this note 3 may be able to do 800. The spark is a couple years away anyway. Thanks for the replies.

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    11-02-2013 02:19 PM
  12. kg4icg's Avatar
    Spark is going active 1st quarter 2014. If you notice the triband phones are coming out in November not October which stands the reason why the note 3 isn't triband.
    11-02-2013 04:41 PM
  13. booey24's Avatar
    Going active in major cities etc. , by the time they get to suburbs like my area it won't be for another year or two

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    11-02-2013 06:47 PM

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