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Old July 13th, 2012, 09:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just saw the note about LTE being turned on early in Kansas City, so I tried to change my S3 to test it out on Sprint. So, I did Settings | Wireless & networks -- more settings | Mobile Networks | Network mode and chose LTE/CDMA instead of just CDMA. It says it has to reboot and then it comes right back up in CDMA only mode again. Is there something else I should be doing?

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Old July 13th, 2012, 09:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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update: OK, so I called sprint to ask what the deal was. Apparently LTE was disabled in the shipping config.

They had me do the data config (##3282#) and then edit. Enter MSL, then Advanced and check the box next to LTE to turn on.

We did not modify the 6 settings under Others | LTE APN Settings, but left it as "APN2 LTE internet (n.ispsn)"

It was active immediately and did not require a reboot, you just have to use the back arrow to get out to your desktop.

I ran speedtest here on the eastern fringe of the metro area and got 5.5Mbps down and 3.8Mbps up. I'm pretty happy with that as it's inside my house and I couldn't get WiMax on Evo 3D consistently until I went half a mile west even outdoors.
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I was under the impression that Houston was one of the first cities to get LTE.... on the 15th. Today is the 13th. Do you think we have 4G? And how do I get my MSL? I called sprint about what you did and they thought I was ******ed. Any ideas?
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I understand there are going to be 5 cities getting LTE on the 15th, but for whatever reason they turned up Kansas City yesterday or today. I can only guess it's because the corporate headquarters are here.

To get the MSL, I had to call and ask them since I couldn't just turn on the LTE feature. I don't know if they'll roll out an update on the 15th so that everyone can, or if they just will handle changes one at a time. Mine was disabled from the factory, but my wife's S3 enabled LTE without any issue.
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Well just for the fun of it I turned it on I'm a long way away from LTE but what the heck Come on LTE in So Calif
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Question for the OP.. Did you ROOT yet. I did after I turned on LTE and it took only 10min and super easy. I was just wondering if WiFi tether will work with LTE? check out the links below.
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[HOW TO] Root, Unroot, Hotspot, Roms, Tips and more! (8 videos) 7/2/12 - xda-developers

Use the videos makes it super easy
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