By mid-year, Sprint hopes to have 250 million people covered with its 4G LTE signal. Sprint also announced that its HD Voice is now available in Provo, Utah and will soon be in Trenton, N.J. HD Voice eliminates background noise and offers better sound quality than a landline. Unlike a regular phone that offers 4 octaves of sound, Sprint says its HD Voice offers 7 octaves.
Sprint also added four more markets to the previous 14 that support Sprint Spark. This is a tri-band LTE service that uses circuitry on select phones to find which of the three bands is the best for the task being done with the handset. Sprint Spark allows users to receive data speeds as high as 50 to 60Mbps. The 18 markets that support Sprint Spark are Austin, Texas; Baltimore; Chicago; Dallas; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Fort Worth, Texas; Houston; Jacksonville, Fla.; Kansas City, Kan./Mo.; Los Angeles; Miami; New York; Philadelphia; Provo, Utah; Salt Lake City; San Antonio; Tampa, Fla; and Trenton, N.J.