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Sprint gives us its "State of the network" report

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Sprint released a "State of the network" report on Thursday after the nation's third largest carrier released a list of 36 markets expected to receive Sprint LTE in the coming months. Currently, Sprint has 49 markets lit up with LTE. The mobile operator also has enhanced its 3G signal in 70 markets. With Network Vision, Sprint customers are hearing enhanced voice quality, faster data speeds, better signal strength whenmakingcalls or using the internet and fewer dropped calls.

Sprint's mobile Tri-Fi Hotspot works over 3G, 4G, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi

Sprint's mobile Tri-Fi Hotspot works over 3G, 4G, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi

Sprint started rolling out its LTE service in July with peak download speeds at 25Mbps. Average download speed is said to be in the 6 to 8 Mbps range with an average 2-3 Mbps for uploads. Compare that to Sprint's peak 3G speeds of 3.1Mbps and average download and upload speeds of 350-500Kbps, and 600Kbps to 1.4Mbps respectively.

The 36 cities that will soon be the recipient of Sprint LTE include: Abbeville, La.; Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texas; Blytheville, Ark.; Brainerd, Minn.; Bridgeport/Stamford/Norwalk, Conn.; Brownsville/Harlingen, Texas; Crowley, La. Dalton, Ga.; Duluth, Minn. Dunn, N.C.;  /Chapel Hill, N.C.; Eau Claire, Wisc; Greenwood, S.C.; Jackson, Tenn.; La Crosse, Wisc.; Lafayette, La.; Lawton, Okla.; Little Rock/North Little Rock/Conway, Ark.; Mankato/North Mankato, Minn.; Muskogee, Okla.; New Haven/Milford, Conn.; New Iberia, La.; North Wilkesboro, N.C.; Oklahoma City; Palm Coast, Fla.; Pine Bluff, Ark.; Ponca City, Okla.; Raleigh/Cary, N.C.; Rochester, Minn.; Salinas, Calif.; San Jose/Sunnyvale/Santa Clara, Calif.; Santa Cruz/Watsonville, Calif.; Springfield, Mass.; Searcy, Ark; St. Cloud, Minn. and Stillwater, Okla.

Sprint will have 150 million POPs by the end of the year, rising to 250 million at the end of 2013 and 300 million in 2014 when the build out is expected to be completed.

With the network investments we made in 2012 and as the only national wireless carrier to offer truly unlimited 4G LTE data plans, we continue to offer better value than our competitors. But our commitment to an exceptional wireless experience doesn’t stop there. We are an aggressive path to complete the rollout of Network Vision, and we expect to accelerate this momentum in 2013."-Bob Azzi, senior vice president-Network, Sprint

source: Sprint
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posted on 21 Dec 2012, 00:29 4

1. Sniggly (Posts: 6994; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


And Saint Louis still isn't mentioned? Bad move, Sprint.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 01:02

5. -box- (Posts: 3786; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I haven't really noticed sprint doing that well here. Most of the stores I used to see have closed, and I see more AT&T, T-Mobile, straight talk, verizon, and U.S. Cellular users than anything, and mostly AT&T, T-Mo, and cricket stores (excepting big-box stores).

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 00:37 2

2. dfhgiesur (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


No seattle..wow

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 09:41

21. pats4thewin (Posts: 29; Member since: 10 Jul 2012)


that list isnt complete, as well as it could be like it is here in va beach. the towers are going up but its not "fully launched" so they dont announce it. i get lte in about 3 places around here though on my gs3

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 00:37 2

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


What about Seattle and the northwest???

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 00:46

4. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2442; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Lousiana? check! haha...... nice

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 01:09

6. Jyakotu (Posts: 819; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


How in the hell does Dunn, Chapel Hill, North Wilkesboro, Raleigh, and Cary get 4G LTE before Charlotte in NC!? Chapell Hill and Raleigh can get a pass since those are estentially college towns, but the other locations make zero sense! Ugh!!! -_-

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 01:14

7. Yankchef (Posts: 76; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)


Yea except new orleans

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 01:17

8. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2442; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


lol i know right ........o well at least there moving in our state so it shouldnt be too long

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 01:18

9. apocalypsebc (Posts: 148; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Wow! Dalton GA. over Macon GA... You can do better than that Sprint!

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 03:15

10. hotdoggnboi (Posts: 10; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


Phoenix, AZ is the 6th largest city in the nation - and no where on there list of cities to get LTE soon.... bummer for my friends on Sprint

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 11:45

18. yarmock (Posts: 4; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


I believe they said a while back, that current WiMax cities wouldnt be getting any LTE in the first round of the LTE rollout. I could be wrong, but ive heard it multiple times. Which is why Cleveland, OH still only have wimax but no mention of LTE.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 03:24

11. Landmarkcm (Posts: 433; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


Still no Las Vegas either wow. I wont be going back to sprint anytime soon

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 06:02

12. PhoneCrazy09 (Posts: 5; Member since: 01 Mar 2010)


Greenwood?? Really well... ive been rolling with sprint long enough enough they always come through even late so ill wait and see how this pans out.. seems they are hitting all small markets before deploying into big markets interesting tatic.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 06:47

13. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


zzzz @ sprint fix your network issues then thump your chest

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 10:18

14. speed4evr (Posts: 79; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Im in podunk, ID and wont see LTE for sometime unfortunately.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 10:21

15. ibap (Posts: 695; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


Why does this have the look of a massive beta test? Otherwise, there is no reason to the list of cities.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 10:26 4

16. PoopyPants (Posts: 7; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


I love when these lists come out. It's the same for every carrier when they release a list "Hey WHAT ABOUT MY CITY! YOU SUCK (Insert Carrier Name Here)!" Unless they released 4G in every city simultaneously no one would ever be happy, that's why it's called a "roll-out" people. I didn't see Sprint "thumping their chest" @ajac09, it was simply a statement as to their progress thus far and their plans, get real man. Should they just not EVER say anything about their plans or what they've done unless it covers your specific cities, or should they just wait and only release statements that say "We've covered the entire United States....enjoy your 4G".

These are my favorite posts to read comments on, every carrier get bashed when they name cities, Sprint is playing catch up, they can't do it all at once and they've been pretty aggressive, if you don't like it....switch. Then when your new carrier rolls out 5G and your city isn't the first city upgraded..... bitch and switch again.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 11:06 3

17. cripton805 (Posts: 920; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


What are you people complaining about? These are just on the list right now. It doesn't mean it's not coming...

They just released LTE in what, July? Their progress is good actually.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 18:32

19. lilg29 (Posts: 86; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


So San Diego doesn't have the LTE love? Big Population, paying customers... lets put two and two together...

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 00:12 1

20. GeekMovement (Posts: 1501; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Not a single market anywhere in the Northwest. Disappointing to be honest.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 00:34

22. Yankchef (Posts: 76; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)


just talked to a sprint rep and said that new orleans is at least 6 months out for lte

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 20:46

23. Landmarkcm (Posts: 433; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


Sprint has fallen behind Tmobile on coverage now which is pretty pathetic & here in Vegas there wimax sucked. Ill stick with Verizon

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 17:12 2

24. lsutigers (Posts: 723; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)


Haha, no way T-Mobile has better coverage than Sprint. Nice try though. TMO is deal last of the big 4, and by far.

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 15:54

27. Landmarkcm (Posts: 433; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


Lol everyone does have there own experiences of course but I have had them all to & here in a big city of Vegas Sprint overall is the slowest and other places ive gone as well. Just google it. There 3g is the slowest overall. Again nice to have unlimited but not if your looking at a screen buffering and still need wifi all the time mostly. Plus an airave for decent indoor coverage. There wimax was a joke as well pretty much. I am not a "fanboy" really of anything right now except windowsphone & would gladly take Sprint's good deals if you got good service! You really do get what ya pay for sometimes.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 11:19

26. cripton805 (Posts: 920; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Tmobile is the only carrier that constantly drops calls in my area. Even prepaid that doen't run on Tmobile works better here and I'm in an area where all carriers should have service.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 07:52

25. paynekiller (Posts: 139; Member since: 24 May 2010)


South Florida???

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