Sprint adding nine more cities to its LTE footprint
So far, 32 markets currently receive Sprint's 4G LTE signal and the carrier noted that during the pre-launch phase, some Sprint subscribers in areas where LTE is coming soon, might start to receive a 4G signal on their device. Once the LTE signal in a city is officially launched, the carrier adds enhancements to improve the signal. Sprint says that eventually its LTE footprint will match its 3G coverage.
Speaking of 3G, Sprint is enhancing its 3G capabilities in some major markets to give customers an improved wireless signal, improved in-building performance and fewer dropped calls. Those areas receiving improvements to 3G signals include Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C.
1. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 817; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Verizon is still the only one in my area :D
2. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 137; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
Why can't they just add Sacramento since in they are in the bat area!!!!!!!!!!!!
10. Commentator (Posts: 1874; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Uh, if you live in an area with Sprint LTE it's a much better deal monetarily than Verizon, so a lot of people should care.
12. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Wow comparing Sprint to Verizon...? Verizon is on the next level...
but then again all 4 is good..
28. archangel9 (Posts: 226; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)
True but is their 4g unlimited NATIONWIDE?
4. apocalypsebc (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
This is good news from Sprint and With the announcement of Windows Phone 8 phones coming to Sprint I will be even more happy! :-)
8. gallitoking (Posts: 4572; Member since: 17 May 2011)
this will help the Nexus 4 owners.. wait... nevermind
22. drum009 (Posts: 30; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)
it sure will.... oh wait, it's a GSM phone.... nevermind.
9. Commentator (Posts: 1874; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
WOO MINNEAPOLIS-SAINT PAUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ahem... I mean... good show Sprint old boy, good show. Quite.
11. Hemlocke (unregistered)
Yeah, but Ardmore, Oklahoma? WTF?
13. threeline (Posts: 230; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)
What about Phx, AZ? This is one of the largest cities in America plus 3G coverage sucks here.
14. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Sprint loves to shoot itself in the foot. Not enough WiMax deployment and focusing on non-major cities with the LTE deployment? Might as well grab the shotgun and end it.
15. identity (Posts: 6; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Eau Claire WI?
Hell yeah about time Sprint!!!!!
19. tuminatr (Posts: 579; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
concidered part of its minneapolis coverage funny they mentioned it seprately. I hear they coverage will eventually mirror the 3g (late 2013)so it will be a large area
18. Jyakotu (Posts: 812; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
Sprint, Y U NO BRING 4G LTE IN CHARLOTTE, NC YET?!?!?!?!?
23. jaydirt (Posts: 7; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
I live in Chicago and sprint was the worst service I've ever had. I loved the phone but it was just down to block to block. One area was good, one was bad. It was slow and horrible. The wi max would leave as soon as I got on the highway. I could not take it and paid the fee to break my contract. I went to Verizon and it was the best move as far as cell phones go that I've ever made. I can be in a basement in brick house and I'm always on lte. I can drive 100 miles outside of Chicago and I will have lte most of the way and 3g service all the way. Their 3g service is far far superior to sprints. I can't see how sprint can ever catch them anytime in the next few years. I can't stress enough how night and day the difference in service is
24. jaydirt (Posts: 7; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
You die hard sprint people have no idea what your missing. I'm only paying $10 a month more and I have unlimited text and messaging and 10 gigs of data which I only need 5 at most. I also get free tethering. The Verizon network is crazy fast. With sprint I would be in customers houses (I work for a cable company) setting my phone by windows and walking outside constantly to get data service. I'm so done with that crap.
25. wumberpeb (Posts: 383; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)
I call bull that you pay $10 more a month with 10GB of data...is that $10 a month more than a family plan for 2? maybe then I'll buy it
34. lsutigers (Posts: 560; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)
Sprint service works fine indoors. Not to mention the fact that they are adding CDMA & LTE on the 800mhz band which will improve indoor coverage.
27. zibbyzib2000 (Posts: 145; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Finally 4G LTE here in South Texas!!!
These last few months, the 3G speeds have been horrible and I was actually about to switch carriers.
29. michaelmoreno1983 (Posts: 8; Member since: 27 Oct 2012)
I was excited when I clicked on this. Didn't see my city and I did a mood swing. lol
30. Omarc07 (Posts: 168; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
I would switch to sprint since there's no Verizon in my area but I guess,ima have to stick with at&t which has LTE on my area.
31. SprintPimp (Posts: 12; Member since: 17 May 2010)
Sprint SUCKS in my area(DMV)... There are areas that I simply cant make calls in that make my life hell. Like outside of most metro stations, I drop calls in specific spots on the highway(EVERY TIME I DRIVE THROUGH THEM), and cant make a call for about 5 minutes after I pass them. We STILL dont have service in the subway and remain the ONLY carrier that doesnt. Plus these "tower upgrades" are affecting my phone in some crazy ways. Like a few days ago my phone thought we were in arizona and my alarm didn't go off at 6am like it was supposed to because my phone thought it was 3am... I was late for work and the CIO of my company noticed it. the only time my bosses boss pays any attention to me is the day i'm 2 hours late. Sprint needs to get it together.
32. moofoodooloo (Posts: 137; Member since: 04 Jan 2011)
Sprint had two options. Market the fact that they are launching LTE in 100 small markets, or market that they are launching in ~15 large markets. Which number sounds better to you?
Launching LTE in a large market is the equivalent of launching LTE in 10 small markets.
33. PhilJ (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Nov 2012)
when is sprint going to add Los Angeles to its Lte sites it takes me more than 1 hour to do a regular app update not good
35. jaydirt (Posts: 7; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
Yes I have 2 galaxy 3s. My bill with Verizon is a whopping 10 dollars more a month and Verizon offers free tethering which I use more than I thought I would. I can now use my phone in basements and brick buildings with no problems on lte the whole time. I had similar problems while driving. I would stop and I could use data but while driving down the highway with sprint, it just didn't work at all. Especially outside of Chicago. With Verizon, even the most rural area outside Chicago has lte. It will be years until sprint gets to this point....if ever