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Sprint has sold more than 1 million LTE enabled devices

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Sprint has sold more than 1 million LTE enabled devices
One of Sprint's first LTE enabled devices, the LG Viper 4G LTE

One of Sprint's first LTE enabled devices, the LG Viper 4G LTE

Despite covering a small part of the U.S. with 4G LTE bandwidth, Sprint has sold over 1 million LTE enabled devices. That number will soar starting on Friday with the launch of the LTE enabled Apple iPhone 5. The nation's third largest carrier started selling LTE enabled models like the LG Viper 4G LTE and the Samsung GALAXY Nexus even before it had officially turned on the switch to its first LTE market. By the end of 2013, Sprint wants to be offering LTE in more than 100 U.S. cities. So far, Sprint is far short of that target and is looking up at AT&T which has more than 70 LTE markets at the moment. The leader is Verizon which is closing in on its 400th LTE market.

Including the Apple iPhone 5, Sprint has 9 devices that will support LTE service. They are the aforementioned Apple iPhone 5, the HTC EVO 4G LTE, the LG Viper 4G LTE, Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE, Samsung GALAXY Nexus, Samsung GALAXY Note II, Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE and the Sierra Wireless 4G LTE Hotspot.

source: Sprint via MobileBurn

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posted on 19 Sep 2012, 19:56 5

1. MelvinPainter (Posts: 48; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


I won't be happy until they get the Note 2.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 20:07 2

3. Birds (Posts: 927; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I won't be happy till their LTE covers southwest Rural GA...lol

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 17:39

16. lsutigers (Posts: 668; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)


That's pretty impressive considering their LTE network is in early stages, these phones have only been available 3-4 months max and it doesn't count the iPhone 5.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 20:06 5

2. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 819; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Verizon is da best.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 21:08 4

8. tuminatr (Posts: 635; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


depends where you live, Here in West Saint Paul,MN Verizon SUCKS! and Sprint works great but does not have LTE

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 21:33

10. PAPINYC (limited) (Posts: 2044; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


You are an absolute and atrocious liar; I drove through that part of MN over a decade ago and I had Verizon "D" (Digital) service all the way; this of course was before 1X, 3G or 4G.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 21:53 1

13. lsutigers (Posts: 668; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)


Don't know about that specific area but I travel often and carry both a Sprint and Verizon phone (work and personal) and both carriers have dead zones. They are both great networks but there are places where one works and not the other, and the opposite is also true. Also remember that Sprint and Verizon, both being CDMA carriers, have mutual roaming agreements. In theory, their networks footprints are very similar because wherever Sprint doesn't have native coverage, the typically roam on Verizon (or others), and wherever Verizon doesn't have native coverage, they roam on Sprint (or others).

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 20:15

4. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5479; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


and i bet most of them were SIII's and iPhone 5's. xD

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 21:37

12. lsutigers (Posts: 668; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)


Sprint's sold a ton of EVO's and Galaxy Nexus', too. The Photon Q 4G LTE is too new but I'm sure it will sell well.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 22:22 1

14. e.wvu (unregistered)


Yea, except for the fact that this excludes the iPhone.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 20:37 1

5. crysiswarmonger (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


on a seperate announcement, sprint said "The 50 LTE users that live in a coverage are rave about it"....
just sayin....they do not have much coverage....

oh wait lets ask all of the previous sprint customers buying phones on thier old supposed 4g that was dropped before it made it to them...

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 20:57

6. metalpoet (unregistered)


Sprint needs to got on the ball about having the enitre country covered with their 4g LTE by the end of 2013.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 23:32

15. oister85 (Posts: 385; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Sprint waste alot of money with the wimax, iphone,and now the lte.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 21:05 2

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


work is in progress....

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 21:27 1

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


and no one can use them on lte!
at least new orleans is on the shorter list for getting it. ive had my 4g wimax phone down here for a year and never got official coverage

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 21:36 2

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


work is in progress..... :)

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