Sprint’s first tri-band LTE phone announced, coming November 8th

October 30, 2013
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Come November 8th, Sprint customers will have the opportunity to get their hands on the Samsung Galaxy Mega (6.3), Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and the LG G2.

Both the Mega and G2 will set customers back $199.99 with contract, or $19.59 per month through Sprint One Up. The Galaxy S4 Mini runs a little higher (oddly enough), coming in at $249.99 with contract, or $25 a month with Sprint One Up.

While the addition of three new handsets to Sprint’s network is good news, better news is that all three of these devices will support “Sprint Spark” technology.

For those that don’t know, Sprint Spark is the name that Sprint is using to describe their new tri-band radios, designed to active hand off between 800 MHz, 1.9GHz and 2.5GHzx frequencies. The end result is that it will provide improved LTE performance — at least if you happen to be in one of the markets that support it.

As of today, there are only five networks that will support Sprint Spark from day one: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Tampa and Miami. Sprint promises more than a 100 cities will support the tech within the next three years.

For those that live in a Sprint Spark market, are you interested in what Sprint’s tri-band LTE will bring to the table or not?

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