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Sprint could bring 4G LTE to Boost and Virgin

MetroPCS might be the only prepaid carrier with an LTE network now, but that won’t last for long. Cricket has already started its LTE rollout, and will expand further in 2012. But that’s not the biggest move. This week at CES, Sprint discussed their LTE plans. President of network operations Steve Elfman said that Sprint planned to release LTE devices on its prepaid carriers, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile. This is a big step, since neither prepaid carrier has made use of Sprint’s 4G WiMax network. We’re still a ways off, since Sprint will be in only a few markets by June. But by the end of the year we could see considerable prepaid competition in 4G services.

4 Responses

  1. Lowndes Says

    It’s not working yet. I checked on my HTC EVO 4G running on Boost and don’t get a hookup, but I’m ready!!


    Posted on January 13th, 2012 at 12:57 pm
  2. Joe Says

    That’s because Sprint doesn’t even have a working LTE network. They won’t until around June, and then only in select markets.


    Posted on January 13th, 2012 at 2:09 pm
  3. Dre Says

    There are a few reasons why that wouldn’t work:

    1. As previously mentioned, Sprint’s LTE network isn’t up yet.

    2. The settings in your phone would have to reflect those of Boost Mobile’s LTE network

    3. The EVO does not support 4G LTE. It only supports WiMax 4G, a technology that’s going to be dead really soon.


    Posted on January 29th, 2012 at 11:45 am
  4. Erick Says

    All I know is Sprint better have 4G available by the time my contract ends in 2013. If not, so long Sprint !


    Posted on June 22nd, 2012 at 10:14 pm

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