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Sprint announces first 3G network upgrade in 2012


You might have noticed that I've been fairly interested in keeping up with Sprint's various network upgrades over the past few weeks and months. Part of this is due to the fact that I personally have noticed some pretty big improvements in data speeds and reliability throughout my hometown of Springfield, Illinois, while at the same time I've been sorely disappointed when travelling.

In any case, Sprint is chugging along and improving things as fast as they can – and the latest place they want to brag about is Indianapolis. So far, they've implemented 52 network capacity upgrades in the past three months, with 21 in downtown Indy, and 46 more planned before February 7.

Additionally, to prepare for 150,000 extra people during the Super Bowl, Sprint has activated two COWs (Cells on Wheels) outside Lucas Oil Stadium, two in Super Bowl Village, and one COW at the University of Indianapolis NFC practice facility.

According to Sprint:

So what does this really mean for Sprint customers and football fans? In a word: Everything. It should mean faster data speeds, so you can access Sprint Navigation faster and find the nearest team pep rally. It should mean fewer dropped calls so you can call friends to gloat over the game’s final score. It means confidence that Sprint is committed to investing in Indiana and keeping pace with the ever-increasing demand for data.

If you're in the Indianapolis area, have you noticed any improvements?

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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