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Sprint now covers over 30 markets with LTE service, new cities added today

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Sprint now covers over 30 markets with LTE service, new cities added today
Subsribers outside of Chicago will notice expanded coverage of Sprint’s LTE service. The carrier lit up its high-speed network in several suburbs of the windy city including, Addison, Bolingbrook, Des Plaines, Downers Grove, Kankakee, Rockford, Joliet, Naperville, Palatine, Plainfield, and Gary, Indiana.

Sprint also expanded their network to cover Wichita Falls, Texas, which is a couple hours outside of Dallas. 4G LTE was also turned on in Hutchinson and McPherson, Kansas, two towns in the center of the state and several hours from Kansas City.

Finally, New Bedford and Fall River, Massachusetts, neighboring towns which lie well south of Boston, also had the switch flipped to provide high-speed service. Sprint has set an aggressive goal to have over 100 cities up and running with their new LTE service in the coming months. While no definitive time-line was given, at the rate the carrier is moving, they will likely reach that goal in the early part of 2013.

source: Sprint (1, 2, 3, 4)

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posted on 23 Oct 2012, 00:49 2

1. wumberpeb (Posts: 437; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


bravo, keep it rolling

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 01:25 2

2. ojdidit84 (Posts: 376; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


Major cities on the west coast could use some love before more of these small towns in the middle of bumf**k nowhere get service... Wouldn't that be more competitive with VZW & AT&T?

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 09:51 2

6. stuntz (Posts: 178; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


bum f**k nowhere...

They've got a lot of coverage poping up all around my neighborhood in MA...

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 01:26

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


Now can you do something with west coast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 01:49 1

4. Dubskillz (Posts: 9; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


@ojdidit84 Well said my friend. A buddy of mine works security and he was out near LAX last week and got a taste of 4G. It's coming, just hella slow. Keep checking for testing in your area.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 06:22 1

5. ibap (Posts: 700; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


It would be interesting to know what factors are dictating the sequence of the rollout.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 14:04

7. lager8807 (Posts: 7; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


i just went through Kansas and Missouri its really fast when you got it love it

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 14:11

8. darryl12132 (Posts: 22; Member since: 29 Jul 2012)


Does anyone know when their gonna get the Virginia DC area????

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 14:23

9. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


3g has improved greatly as well.....

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 14:35

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


Waiting on Indianapolis.....

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 17:04

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


Well, I just read on the Sprint Forums that are starting one in Purto Rico. Really why all the small areas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 10:07

12. archangel9 (Posts: 231; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)


Slowly but surely Sprint is putting out their brand of LTE as them being the first to establish 4g in the first. We won't see it here in S Florida til mid-2013 but I had divorce them weeks ago.Good luck Sprint. I rock w/the Magenta dudes

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 20:11

13. lsutigers (Posts: 739; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)


South Florida is underway now and should launch in December.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 18:03

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


If you go on to Sprint.com and under LTE discussion, it list the cities that are current getting the LTE. And all I can say is that more than 1/2 half of those cities are unheard of. So does that mean they have more subscribers there than other major cities.

Like most companies, they got their a@@ backwards. Always looking to cater new subscribers instead pleasing the existing ones to keep them!

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