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Sprint covers six more markets with its LTE signal

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Sprint covers six more markets with its LTE signal
Sprint has had a pretty good 2012. Like the poor relative who inherited a fortune, Sprint will soon comer into money thanks to the sale of 70% of the company to Japan's Softbank. The deal has yet to close, but we're sure that the prospect of having a pocket full of yen makes Sprint's job of rolling out 4G LTE to the masses a lot easier. And when you look back at where the nation's third largest carrier is now compared to last year at this time, the future looks much brighter. With the addition of 6 new markets on Tuesday, Sprint now has 49 markets covered with the stuff.

"Just in time for the holidays, we are bringing 4G LTE to even more Sprint customers. We strive to deliver a top-notch network experience, and customers in these newly launched areas will see 4G LTE service get better and better in the weeks and months ahead to reach even more places where they live, work and play. Customers should find Sprint 4G LTE consistent, reliable and fast."-Bob Azzi, senior vice president-Network, Sprint

The new locations getting LTE from Sprint include Indianapolis/Carmel, Ind.; Santa Rosa/Petaluma, Calif.; Vallejo/Fairfield, Calif.; Southern Puerto Rico (including Ponce, Coamo and Guayama); York/Hanover, Pa. and Franklin County, Pa. In addition, the carrier said that enhanced LTE service will now be found in Shenandoah County and Page County in Virginia, as well as in Chicago.

source: Sprint

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posted on 18 Dec 2012, 13:52 1

1. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 137; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


REALLY!!!! Fairfield and Vallejo, the 2 combined the size of Sacramento Metro and only 30-40 minutes away. They get the LTE first before Sacramento!!!!! That is nuts!!!!!!!!

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 16:37 1

18. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)


Same thing I'm thinking. We are the capital after all. People from fairfield and Vallejo commute here to work. We need lte!!!

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 14:08 1

2. Omarc07 (Posts: 233; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


does anyone know how fast sprints LTE is? its finally available in puerto rico yay i have at&t right now but its reeaaaally expensive im paying 110-120 a month for 1 phone . But then again its LTE networks is fast and available in more places in puerto rico . I would switch to sprint if its LTE was as fast as atts , over here in san juan PR i get 30 mbps with bursts of 40 so i cant complain about speed. But its killing me how much im paying a month and i only have 3GB of data so sprint is looking good everyday lol . So yea does anyone know how fast sprints LTE is ??

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 14:13 3

4. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 137; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


Sprint LTE is suppose to be faster than ATT LTE

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 15:15 2

11. Omarc07 (Posts: 233; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


hehe i dnt think so i just went to the local sprint store in plaza americas i took my at&t galaxy s3 to compare i saw the evo LTE it was already displaying full bars of LTE ran serveral speed test never got higher than 3 mbps lol while i was getting 22-26 on my att galaxy s3 ohh well i guess ima stick with at&t -_-"

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 15:25 3

12. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 137; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


They don't use the tower at the store, they use internal network. If you're getting 3 mbps, than its not LTE you're using.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 15:39

13. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


hahaha i know right? lol

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 15:47

15. Omarc07 (Posts: 233; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


thts what i tought cuz i kno Lte cant be that sloow but watevs im stickin with att..

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 15:46

14. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7359; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Whoever told you that Sprint's LTE was faster than AT&T lied to you. My friend's iPhone 5 pulls download speeds lower than my GS3 on T-Mobile (22mbps vs 13mbps). I will give it to Sprint though, their upload speeds are pretty good.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 16:34 1

17. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 137; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


That's because you have an IPhone, why don't you compare oranges to oranges. You IPhone controls what you can get, and also its the first LTE for Apple and they not did not INNOVATE!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 04:51

23. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7359; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Either you're trying to be a troll or toy don't know how top read.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 17:19

19. baldilocks (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


Not a big surprise when only 2 or 3 are using Sprint LTE...

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 08:19

24. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I consistently get 25-30mbps down on sprints lte.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 16:33

16. Foudascaralho (Posts: 5; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Been getting 10-15 mbps on average with a peak at about 19mbps in an unofficial market

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 14:09 1

3. Jyakotu (Posts: 814; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Still waiting for Charlotte, NC. -_-

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 14:18 4

5. Sevsign (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Us here in the Northwest would love to join the party. It sucks to have an LTE phone and live in an area that can barely get 3G coverage. Seriously considering jumping ship if the May 2013 timeline is going to hold true for us in the Seattle area.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 15:03 3

9. yungmel0 (Posts: 25; Member since: 18 Jun 2011)


I agree It's crazy to have the latest and greatest in tech and can't use it to it's full potential. I live in New York and the 3G speeds here still suck even after the so called upgrade. I've been loyal to sprint for 4 years now and its kind of getting old seeing Verizon and Att fly by just for Sprint to play catch up if by the time my contract gets here and nothing changes im gone....

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 19:23 3

20. tiburonpineda (Posts: 39; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


i agree with you! We need LTE here in Seattle Spokane and Yakima Valley

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 02:06 3

22. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Totally agree. Where's the LTE for the Northwest? Wake up Sprint.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 14:45 1

6. ibap (Posts: 681; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


I have not found any logic to their LTE pattern. Columbus, Ohio was one of the first 4G Wimax locations, but I haven't even seen it mentioned for LTE.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 14:47 2

7. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Same for Saint Louis. It's irritating our customers.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 14:50 1

8. adoniiz (Posts: 4; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)


Sprints 4g (wimax) use to be decent now it sucks. Their LTE is fast but overloading their network just slows things down. When they expand their LTE i say make the switch, stick to AT&T!!

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 15:08 3

10. dicemoney (Posts: 57; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)


I'm starting to get sprint LTE in fort Lauderdale yay

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 23:26 1

21. Xavier1415 (Posts: 22; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


I'm still waiting for Augusta ga to get lte its in atl and atl is a hour an a half from me hurry up sprint

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 02:49

25. apocalypsebc (Posts: 147; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Bring it to Macon GA.Sprint! Atlanta Georgia is 45 minutes away and the LTE service is great there.

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 06:22

26. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


I had 4G for all of a couple minutes here in Indianapolis a couple weeks ago....

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