Sprint spreads its LTE signal to 21 new markets
The new markets added by Sprint on Thursday include Albemarle, N.C.; Bloomington, Ind.; Charlotte, N.C.; Contra Costa County, Calif.; Denison, Texas; Greeneville, Tenn.; Joplin, Mo.; Kerrville, Texas; Lafayette, Ind.; Lincolnton, N.C.; Los Angeles, Ca.; Mankato/North Mankato, Minn.; Memphis, Tenn.; Norfolk/Virginia Beach/Newport News, Va.; Palm Bay, Fla.; Port St. Lucie, Fla.; Rochelle, Ill.; Salisbury, N.C.; Shelby, N.C.; Tullahoma, Tenn. and West Palm Beach, Fla. Sprint also released a list of 170 locations that will soon receive the carrier's 4G LTE signals such as Portland, Oregon and Spokane, Washington.
Sprint also announced a promotion that runs until May 9th. When you move your current mobile phone number to the carrier, you can take $100 off the price of a new handset. A signed two-year contract is required.
The 21 new Sprint 4G LTE markets:
Contra Costa County, Calif.
Mankato/North Mankato, Minn.
Norfolk/Virginia Beach/Newport News, Va.
Palm Bay, Fla.
Port St. Lucie, Fla.
West Palm Beach, Fla.
“Today more Americans are using smartphones and tablets to consume entertainment, GPS and applications than ever before,” said Bob Azzi, senior vice president-Network, Sprint. “In fact, in 2012, Sprint achieved annual smartphone sales of nearly 20 million. All this requires improved network reliability and speed. Sprint’s customers will experience immediate benefits on the 4G LTE network when they stream videos, socialize, play games and interact with thousands of apps using our unlimited data plans.”
Sprint continues to bring a better wireless experience to more customers across the country as it builds out its all-new 3G and 4G LTE network. Many Sprint customers are discovering Sprint 4G LTE in cities that haven’t yet officially been announced, including Washington, D.C., New York and San Francisco. Sprint has announced more than 170 markets where LTE will be available in the coming months, and is adding the following markets to that list today:
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
El Paso, Texas
Moses Lake, Wash.
Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Wenatchee/East Wenatchee, Wash.
Sprint offers a wide range of 4G LTE devices, including the Sprint Force, Samsung Galaxy Note® II and Kyocera Torque. Sprint expects to continue its smartphone success throughout 2013 with the launch of HTC One® on April 19, Samsung Galaxy S® 4 in the second quarter, and the BlackBerry® Q10 smartphone later this year. The selection of devices, an improving 3G and 4G LTE network experience and Sprint’s Everything Data plans – including Any Mobile, AnytimeSM, unlimited Web, texting and calling to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint Network – makes Sprint the best choice in wireless.
Sprint introduced its all-new 4G LTE network in July 2012 and now offers service in 88 markets nationwide and on Sprint’s no contract brands, Virgin Mobile USA and Boost Mobile. Virgin Mobile offers the Galaxy Victory™ 4G LTE, from Samsung with its No-Contract Beyond Talk unlimited data and messaging plans, starting at $35/month. Boost Mobile offers HTC One SV and Boost Force on its no-contract $55 Android Monthly Unlimited with Shrinking Payments plan.
Also, Sprint Emerging & Wholesale Solutions is helping Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) compete and take market share by being the first major carrier in the United States to offer wholesale 4G LTE service and a wide range of handsets, data cards, hotspots and tablets that answer the MVNO market need for high-speed, high-capacity video, data and voice services.
For the most up-to-date details on Sprint’s 4G LTE portfolio and rollout, visit www.sprint.com/network. For detailed 4G LTE maps, visit www.sprint.com/coverage. Customers are encouraged to check back often because the maps will be updated whenever coverage is enhanced.
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 55 million customers at the end of 2012 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint No. 1 among all national carriers in customer satisfaction and most improved, across all 47 industries, during the last four years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
1. ahhxd717 (Posts: 297; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)
Nice, they've now got LTE in the two cities I'm in the most. Well I probs wouldn't switch but kudos to them.
2. scorpeyun (Posts: 21; Member since: 18 May 2012)
Can we get some LTE love in south Orange County, CA! Got passed over on the 4G network last go around.
3. expertzero (Posts: 7; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
Build is out currently underway. Costa mesa, newport, and other areas currently have lte. You can check here at s4gru.com, and go to the sensorly maps. Should be done by summer.
4. Omarc07 (Posts: 189; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
I tried sprint for a lil while in LA its alright much faster than what i get on At&t lte and tmobile hspa +42 over here in los Angeles, only problem was the coverage was kinda small it was available in few parts east La, few parts of Montebello and dwtwn LA . It was pretty bad one street i had lte go down the next street i was on slow 3G. Few parts i had lte it was fast up to 30 mbps much faster than what i get now on att lte which tops out at 18 and tmobile which tops out at 11 .
5. downphoenix (Posts: 2134; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
$100 promo btw is on any phone, including new ones like the HTC One, Galaxy S4, or phones like the Iphone 5.
9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 5807; Member since: 14 May 2012)
T-Mobile will have it by then and you'll be saving money.
7. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)
If sprint doesn't give Sacramento lte by q3 its bye bye sprint and hello to tmobile.
12. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1442; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Seriously, i'm jumping to Verizon though
8. JEverettnow (Posts: 136; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
I work as a tech for sprint and I too am getting annoyed by this. We are one of the largest markets in California and our 3g is unusable
18. rawlgnd19 (Posts: 9; Member since: 08 Sep 2011)
if it wasnt for the free service i would be complaining. they expect the sales reps to meet quotas but how we suppose to sell s**tty service especially in places like bakersfield,ca santa barbara, ca montecito,ca and santa maria, and any places near with a radius of 30- miles
10. Sniggly (Posts: 6400; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Still no Saint Louis? Come on, Sprint! This is one of the few markets where your customer base is bigger than Verizon's, for f**k's sake.
11. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 925; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
As a fellow st. louisan.......sprint, like alot of other markets, makes us wait because we're on the lower end of the totem pole. Id say that you should have Sprint LTE before the endof the summer................similar to when WiMax hit us.
BTW, im not going to rip on Sprint because we're from the same city lol
13. Libra1985 (Posts: 43; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)
By the time Sprint builds out it's LTE network ALL other major carriers will be onto the next new technology....then Sprint will be back behind the curve.
14. speed4evr (Posts: 78; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
It does suck that it's taking quite some time for the LTE/NV rollout, they did have some unavoidable setbacks(birds, suppliers, hurricaine). I agree with the slow 3G! VZW started their LTE in Novemeber 2010 and they're still not finished, Sprint's is going at decent rate based on their financial situation. Sprint does have an advantage when they move to LTE Advanced compared to VZW and ATT since its a minor upgrade with NV.
16. SprintGuy26 (Posts: 66; Member since: 21 Mar 2011)
"Sprint also released a list of 170 locations that will soon receive the carrier's 4G LTE signals"
sooo wheres this list at?
17. rawlgnd19 (Posts: 9; Member since: 08 Sep 2011)
Awesome more cities im no where near. Whens sprint going to get their isshh together and roll out some LTE in California. They have a few spots but only were millions live.