Sprint 4G LTE coverage/markets list
0. phoneArena 16 Jul 2012, 09:13 posted on
Executing its Network Vision program, Sprint is the third major U.S. carrier to deploy a 4G LTE network. If you are thinking of getting an LTE smartphone for Sprint, it'll be best if you first check out the list of markets where the new network has coverage...
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1. ajac09 (Posts: 1370; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
Dallas, North Carolina
Dallas, South Dakota
Dallas, West Virginia
Dallas, Wisconsin, a village within the town of Dallas, Wisconsin
Dallas (town), Wisconsin
which dallas? hehe we know its texas but you know someone in one of these tiny towns (minus dallas texas of course) will think its them LOL
16. krauser1 (Posts: 10; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)
It's Dallas, GA actually, and yes Sprint has LTE here in Dallas, GA. Check the coverage map.
So, we don't think it's us, we know it's us.
23. joshmtx (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)
This list published by Sprint does indeed refer to Dallas, TX. However, coverage may also be available in parts of Dallas, GA. The press release states "in and around Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, San Antonio and Waco". Dallas, GA is around Atlanta, GA. Parts of Sachse, TX (my city) are also 4G LTE capable, as well as many other cities or parts therein. The list is alphabetical by city within each state.
The list is inconsistent. Abbreviated Ga. and not Texas, etc. I'm not sure why Sprint chose to list specific cities other than to get a longer list of cities. But, it appears as though some large cities are not included in this list, such as Arlington, TX. (Cowboys Stadium, Rangers, Six Flags, etc.)
For detailed 4G LTE maps, providing coverage information right down to the address, please visitwww.sprint.com/coverage. Customers are encouraged to check back often, as the maps will be updated when coverage in these markets is enhanced.
32. ajac09 (Posts: 1370; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
lol see they should have put a state with it!
3. jenna_23 (Posts: 145; Member since: 02 Apr 2010)
Why didn't they do places like NY, LA, IL first ? Only thing I like bout sprint is that there 3G is faster than Verizon's 3G cuz of the network vision thingy I guess other than that I don't like anything about it WiMAX kinda sucks I had bad experience with an evo WiMAX inside buildings disappeared would never go back there. When i went to the sprint store i tried the s3 on 3G cuzsprint dnt have LTE in LA it wasn't that slow I got decent 1.5 mbps lol were as Verizon 3g dnt even get 1 mbp.
4. Fallout09 (Posts: 419; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Think about it.... Those are 2 of the largest markets in the us.... Too many towers to replace, too many users to ramp up a new service.... It would be an utter nightmare if things dont go to plan.
7. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5975; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
VZW rolled out their LTE network to some of the busiest airports to test their capacity ramping plan. The lessons they learned stood them in good stead when they rolled LTE out elsewhere (SF bay area went live with LTE around June, 2011). I suspect Sprint doesn't have the $ for an aggressive LTE rollout.
6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5975; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Sprint's 3G in the SF bay area is running around 600 kb/s down every time I would stop at a Sprint store to drool over the EVO 4G LTE. Forcing my RAZR into 3G and running Speedtest, showed speeds around 1,100 kb/s down each time. Maybe VZW users are moving to LTE, which frees up 3G. Of course, CA is not on Sprint's LTE list, so slow data remains for them.
31. christony1120 (Posts: 65; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
You have got to be kidding me...... Sprint's 3g (no offense) is the worst in the nation.... i just cant believe you get 1.5 mbps
5. alfadolla (Posts: 28; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)
I really don't understand why would you push out new hardware (phone's) without the network to back them up ????? who was the brain behind this sink hole. Sprint needs to fire all of its top brass and start over!
9. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5975; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Cause they are losing customers to carriers with LTE networks? If you offer an LTE-capable phone, the phone should be fast, right? Perception is reality and what-not.
10. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
Why do companies patent products that are not yet in the market?
Why did Apple push out an iPad with such high resolution when nothing was even capable of utilizing?
Not trying to bash Apple or anything, I think the iPad 3's resolution is its greatest feature but that's just what came in mind when I read your question.
12. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5975; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Sprint isn't Apple. There are some application compatibility issues with the Retina edition MBPs, but that hasn't stopped customers from snapping them up (3 week wait time for delivery).
15. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
So how is it different? People still buy LTE devices.
18. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5975; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
There are alternatives to Sprint's non-existent LTE service. Currently, if you want a Retina resolution notebook, you are limited to the Retina MBP.
20. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
So what about the markets that aren't even LTE enabled? Then don't get it?
26. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5975; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
That is a choice you get to make. Just don't buy a phone expecting to eventually get LTE. If you live in an area that has LTE service through VZW or AT&T, think hard about whether you can pass on LTE speed. LTE is fast. I get that confirmed every time I have to kill some time and pull out my RAZR and start checking news stories on the Net.
30. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
So, you just ignored everybody that can't get LTE?
Sounds like you feel high and mighty sitting on LTE.
Let's get back on topic on the fact that both Sprint and Apple are pushing unsupported devices.
11. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 923; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
Why should they sell non LTE phones when LTE is on the cusp of launching. Had they sold customers phones incapable of LTE, and then rolled out LTE as they are now people would be furious that they didn't have a chance to buy LTE phones. They would be stuck on non performing LTE phones for 2 years if they didn't offer those phones now.
Some of you have no clue and think that you have better business sense than Dan Hesse yet look at the misinformed remarks posted here. Some of you couldn't run a flea circus based on the responses that I have read!
From a business stand point Sprint is firing on all cylinders based on the cards they were dealt with Wimax failing to be adopted, and Clearwire almost going belly up! Had Wimax been adopted we would be way ahead of the game.
NYC is a large market but from what I have researched the large buildings, and interference from them makes implementation of LTE more of a challenge. Therefore more time would be needed to get it right there. I am in the NYC market with a SG III, and I will be happy very soon based on my research of when LTE should be rolling out.
I could have stayed with my Photon, but I am so much more happier with my SG III performance wise that it doesn't matter about LTE as long as I can call people and text. When LTE launches I will have unlimited data, and thumb my nose at all the Sprint haters, and people that couldn't wait after waiting all this time. UNLIMITED DATA is better fro 79.00 for me and I will have all that I can stand real soon!
13. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5975; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Sprint acknowledged WiMax was a transition to LTE. What happened is that Clearwire biffed WiMax and Falcone couldn't get his gimmick past the FCC. As a result, Sprint had to accelerate the move to LTE. On the heels of being raped by Apple for the iPhone, Sprint didn't have much $ to spend on an LTE rollout. Therefore, the low subscriber footprint LTE rollout.
17. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 923; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
Clear wire didn't biff anything, Wimax was "NOT" adopted as industry standard as Sprint and Cearwire had hoped.
Wimax was being used in some parts of Europe, and Asia but failed to be adopted in America. Investors like Intel, and Cisco, pulled the plug on investments when Wimax failed to be the industry standard in lieu of LTE.
With no investors Clearwire was sinking fast with Sprint's 2500mhz spectrum. Clearwire implemented the 2500mhz spectrum because Sprint had to use it or lose it. Now it will be used for TD LTE in the future. Sprint bought half off Clearwire to keep them afloat, and scrapped Wimax for LTE which they began agrssively implementing since the failed Wimax adoption through the new Network vision plan.
Research is your best friend when it comes toi finding this information. Given the head aches Dan has performed admirably in the face of adversity.
For some of us we will be rewarded with unlimited data for staying with Sprint, and will have one of the best Mobile networks bar none with 1XAdvance, and HD Voice LTE network covering all of North America.
27. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5975; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Meh. Sounds like a distinction without a difference. At the end of the day, WiMax biffed. Everyone is moving to LTE nowadays.
21. 20X0X0B545AHT (Posts: 20; Member since: 30 Oct 2009)
I apologize for being so blunt, but You are stating you "really don't understand" and then you follow up with the MAGIC word "why" AND then you make the statement that someone, regardless of what wireless carrier your referring too, should be unemployed in this down economy. Makes me wonder how silly-silly your comment sounds. But since you did take the time out of your busy existence to post this comment - here is your answer - short and sweet. "Money baby money" It's not a bad word and no profitable business will shy away from it. It pays for this site operate. Take a look at all the advertising around you.
22. Slammer (Posts: 1166; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
Many like myself, were do for an upgrade and couldn't wait any longer. I needed a new phone. Sprint offering me an LTE ready phone, allowed me to upgrade and have room to advance into LTE when launched.
Imagine how many would've been upset having to purchase a non-LTE phone on a two year contract only to have LTE launched a month later and more markets within another six months.
28. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 923; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
My upgrade was July 1st, 2012 to wait until years end would push my 2014 upgrade way back to close to 20154.Rofl.
This was the best upgrade SINCE my EVO 4g; which many bought way before Wimax dropped.
24. joshmtx (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)
alfadolla, you didn't really think this comment through very well. You have to have phones available to meet customer demand. The phones are backwards compatible and future (LTE) ready. It would be ignorant of Sprint to not offer hardware which is ready for future networks which they are building. If Sprint rolled out their network and had no phones available that would be really nearsighted. It takes time and money to make progress with technology. For people with contracts and buying new devices, especially those here on phonearena, they are going to buy devices which are future ready.
Besides, I am sure that Sprint wishes that they had MORE control over the hardware, is that really what you want?
14. crysiswarmonger (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)
Sprint is going to have to be merged to another carrier or have Apple buy them.
Unless they pay other carriers for a lot of 4g roaming.
25. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)
Thats not going to happen where the hell did you come up with a dumb idea like that..apple??
19. Jyakotu (Posts: 824; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
I can upgrade in September and for once in my life, I really want a current phone. Since it looks like Sprint isn't getting any WP8 phones anytime soon, I've been thinking about getting one of their Android 4.0 phones, since I know Charlotte, NC should be getting 4G LTE soon hopefully. I really want to test out these 4G LTE speeds.
29. downphoenix (Posts: 2553; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
same here but I am going to hold out for the prospect of WP8 (I know I have been a "hater" of it, not really, I think its a good OS, its just pretty clear that the public at large doesnt caer for its current iteration, 8 may change that. I was also going to hold out for BB10 as well, but with it not coming in 2013 now, I am not willing to wait for it. RIM had its chance with a sept/oct launch for me to buy, but they blew it) and also for the hope of a phone like the LG Eclipse or another Quad core android phone to rear its head. I just recently went from an LG Optimus to a Samsung Epic just 3 months ago, so Im content with that phone for at least a few months. Im also batting around the idea of just ending my contract at the appropriate time and switching to T-mobile or a prepaid service like Virgin Mobile or something, we'll see.
33. Janell (Posts: 5; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)
I've got a Nexus and signed up for AT&T's 4GLTE. so far, so good. I'm in the beauty business, and i book my clients on the phone. if i can't do it quickly, i lose business.
35. JuanitaAlfonzo (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
No way I can go back to sprint i love my 4GLTE on AT&T, great coverage even their hspa+ is better than sprint 3g, at least in my hair salon here in Atlanta. Once they get their lte coverage going full coverage, which is close, that unlimited data will not last long.