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Atlanta gets Enhanced 3G from Sprint, will be one of the first cities with Sprint LTE

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Atlanta gets Enhanced 3G from Sprint, will be one of the first cities with Sprint LTE
The city of Atlanta is know for quite a few things. It is, of course, the home of CNN and the corporate headquarters of Coca-Cola. Additionally, it is  the city that the National League's perennial powerhouse, the Braves, call home. And we would be amiss if we didn't throw in something about Ted Turner. But as the citizens in this city awaken on Thursday for another day, they have something exciting and new if they are Sprint customers.

You can't see it or feel it, but Sprint has turned on the switch for Enhanced 3G in Atlanta. Customers of the nation's third largest carrier will see faster data speed and better coverage in the city. But wait. There's more. Atlanta will be one of the first 6 Sprint areas to get LTE 4G service when the carrier starts it up in the middle of this year. Back in January, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse listed the cities that would be first on the carrier's list to get LTE service. Atlanta, of course, was on the list along with Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. We wonder what the two additional cities will be.

Atlanta has seen some major work by Sprint technicians. Capacity in the city has risen by 17% in the last year. In the last 90 days, the carrier has implemented 100 network updates in the metro area with another 122 planned for the next 90 days. Jeff Bennett, regional vice president, consumer said, "Sprint is pleased to offer its customers products and services to enhance their business and personal lives. Atlanta is a non-stop, first-class city, and Sprint is keeping up with our customers’ lives and data demands with our cutting-edge network plans, including these 3G enhancements and our upcoming 4G LTE service."

Now that Sprint has powered up its 3G service in Atlanta, we were wondering if any of you Sprint customers in the city notice any changes. Let us know by simply dropping us a comment in the box below.

source: Sprint

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posted on 01 Mar 2012, 02:51

1. Gemmol (Posts: 441; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


how advance is the speed

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 08:15

2. ENIGMA (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


THAT IS TWICE AS FAST AS THE UK
WE ARE STILL WAITING FOR 4G AND LTE
SAD BAD
IM SECOND

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 12:49

3. Gotchafone (Posts: 23; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


I live in and love Atlanta, but the Braves, like all Atlanta sports teams are not powerhouse's. Just annual playoff disapointments. Also Speed does seem a little faster, although I haven't really tested it or anything, just basic surfing.

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 16:37

4. Baseballer (Posts: 126; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


When will speeds be enhanced in dallas?

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 17:25

5. blaze456 (Posts: 51; Member since: 06 Oct 2010)


why atlanta first..new york should have been first...more people

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 09:01

6. Sanoj18 (Posts: 4; Member since: 11 Jul 2011)


I hope enhanced 3G comes soon to Chicago. Data speeds here are horrible. If they don't upgrade or at least announce a forthcoming upgrade by the end of the summer when my contract is up I'm switching to Verizon.

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