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Is Spark icon always displayed, even in non Spark areas?

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By zgroten, Senior Member on 21st April 2014, 09:42 PM
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Whenever I'm on LTE I see the spinning Spark icon next to LTE. I don't believe I am in a Spark area and am wondering if it just shows the Spark icon by default, regardless of what level if service you have. Anyone have any input/experiences?

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21st April 2014, 10:21 PM |#2  
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Whenever I'm on LTE I see the spinning Spark icon next to LTE. I don't believe I am in a Spark area and am wondering if it just shows the Spark icon by default, regardless of what level if service you have. Anyone have any input/experiences?

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The icon will show with any LTE connection.
LTE is part of Sprint Spark.

Basically it's a useless icon they put on the phones I wish they didn't designed to "sell" people in on something. It's meant to have a placebo effect where when you see it you think you are on a better network magically.
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That's what I thought. It's pretty distracting. Can't wait to get rid of it.

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26th April 2014, 05:39 AM |#4  
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That's what I thought. It's pretty distracting. Can't wait to get rid of it.

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i actually like it..its lets u know when ure LTE data jams, or when its actually pulling data
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