Dear Engadget....The Galaxy S5 was released to great fanfare but there is a problem brewing with Sprint Customers. Because of the Tri-Band antenna and lack of support for this new Spark network, those of use that had a Galaxy s3 with fantastic LTE coverage are no longer getting any LTE coverage on the Galaxy S5. Can you look into the matter to see what is going on? Here is a discussion so far with a list of cities that are having this issue.
I recall in the Samsung Unpacked event, it was mentioned that the new Dialer app had tighter integration with Google Voice. It would be awesome if that integration was as a result of Verizon integrating with Google Voice as Sprint does. Any thoughts/ideas?
Is it growing pains due to the influx of new Sprint subscribers? Server issues? iPhone limitations? Deliberate on the part of Sprint? Can it be fixed and when? Currently getting 150-200 k down, which is significantly less than I was getting on my old AT&T 3GS.
So I waited to get an EVO last year until September bc I was hearing rumors about a sprint iPhone coming in December/ January but I was tired with my old phone so I pulled the trigger on the EVO. I wanted to upgrade to the 4s but I don't have an upgrade available until July 2012. Anyone been able to talk their way into an upgrade with sprint or should I cancel my line and open a new one so that I can get an iPhone? Thanks!
Engadget reports that Sprint will start to release LTE devices as of mid-2012:
Given that they are now getting the iPhone, they have a good partnership with Android going, and they are the only carrier to still have unlimited data plans for their phones, will this entice more people to switch?
I would think the addition of the 3rd largest carrier in the US would be a bigger deal to announce than just an afterthought. It didn't even merit the Sprint logo on a slide! Is this because Apple simply didn't want to piss off the big 2?
Also, how is it like 8 hours after the event and still not even an iPhone mention on Sprint's site either?
The only big feature with AT&T is the ability to have a call and do other tasks on the iPhone at the same time; will Sprint iPhones be able to do this?
I'm thinking of getting Sprint version iPhone 4S. I want to know if I can use it as hot spot, if yes will the phone has built in software or do I need to jailbreak it?