Atlanta gets Enhanced 3G from Sprint, will be one of the first cities with Sprint LTE

Atlanta gets Enhanced 3G from Sprint, will be one of the first cities with Sprint LTE
The city of Atlanta is know for quite a few things. It is, of course, the home of CNN and the corporate headquarters of Coca-Cola. Additionally, it is  the city that the National League's perennial powerhouse, the Braves, call home. And we would be amiss if we didn't throw in something about Ted Turner. But as the citizens in this city awaken on Thursday for another day, they have something exciting and new if they are Sprint customers.

You can't see it or feel it, but Sprint has turned on the switch for Enhanced 3G in Atlanta. Customers of the nation's third largest carrier will see faster data speed and better coverage in the city. But wait. There's more. Atlanta will be one of the first 6 Sprint areas to get LTE 4G service when the carrier starts it up in the middle of this year. Back in January, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse listed the cities that would be first on the carrier's list to get LTE service. Atlanta, of course, was on the list along with Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. We wonder what the two additional cities will be.

Atlanta has seen some major work by Sprint technicians. Capacity in the city has risen by 17% in the last year. In the last 90 days, the carrier has implemented 100 network updates in the metro area with another 122 planned for the next 90 days. Jeff Bennett, regional vice president, consumer said, "Sprint is pleased to offer its customers products and services to enhance their business and personal lives. Atlanta is a non-stop, first-class city, and Sprint is keeping up with our customers’ lives and data demands with our cutting-edge network plans, including these 3G enhancements and our upcoming 4G LTE service."

Now that Sprint has powered up its 3G service in Atlanta, we were wondering if any of you Sprint customers in the city notice any changes. Let us know by simply dropping us a comment in the box below.

source: Sprint


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