Sprint LTE Launch Gets Closer
Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio Users to Get Alerts
A post over at the Inside Sprint Now
blog notes that customers should start getting text messages this week alerting them to upcoming Sprint LTE launches in several markets. As we'd already heard, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio will be the first Sprint LTE markets to go live. Since Sprint started selling LTE devices before the network launch, users in several of those markets have already noted that the networks appear to already be live -- just not fully commercially available yet. While we had originally heard mid-May for full launch, users in these markets are slated to get a text message this week alerting them to upcoming launches -- which at this point suggest a "mid-summer" launch (July?).
I'd be happy if Sprint could deliver 3G in my area I'd be happy if Sprint could deliver consistent 3G in my area, let alone Wimax or LTE. 3G doesn't work indoors at all and outdoors you can get about 100 kbps if you are lucky.
| I would say its more the routing and network than anything. Here is a traceroute on AT&T's LTE network. I've gotten lower latency on my iPhone 4 tethering but as I can't tether with the iPad, this is the best I can do for now.|
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