Sprint 4G LTE goes live in Boston ahead of schedule

Sprint 4G LTE goes live in Boston ahead of schedule
As captain Jack Sparrow said in that movie we all know – that's interesting. Apparently, at least one lucky Sprint subscriber in Boston, MA is now enjoying speedy LTE service on his smartphone. He noticed that his HTC EVO 4G LTE was connected to the Sprint LTE network after an MSID update, and provided us with a couple of screenshots to prove his claims. Data speeds are hovering around 6Mbps on the downlink and 8Mbps on the uplink, judging by the measurements conducted using Ookla's SpeedTest app.

This tip comes only days after Sprint LTE was discovered to be operational in some spots within the San Francisco Bay Area. However, since that turned out to be nothing but a network test and not an actual early rollout, we can assume that Sprint's LTE network is undergoing testing in Boston as well. According to the most up-to-date official data, Sprint has 4G LTE coverage in 15 markets across Texas and Georgia. 

Nevertheless, if you notice that your Sprint LTE-enabled smartphone is picking up the 4G goodness as well, do not hesitate to spread the word. You can drop a line for us down in the comments, or better yet, send us a news tip!

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13. Moquah

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

LTE working today. Staying in hotel downtown boston. Getting 15mb to 20mb down. 7 to 10 up.

12. Zero1u81

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

I can also confirm parts of Nashua and Salem NH as well

11. ahecht

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Several users on S4GRU have been reporting LTE signals in the boston area since the beginning of August. I've personally connected to LTE in the suburbs of Lowell, MA and Everett, MA, and other users have seen signals within the Boston city limits. http://s4gru.com/index.php?/topic/972-rollout-for-boston-and-surrounding-towns/page__st__120__p__37454#entry37454

10. Zero1u81

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

Managed to pick up LTE in Machester, NH with my Nexus LTE

9. trouse1

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

I noticed the LTE working about a week ago and I am on the Northshore of Mass. I have screen shots of its showing 4G like the above article but I have also seen it show a small LTE symbol. It started about a week ago the the coverage is patchy. We'll see how it goes.

8. darryl12132

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 29, 2012

waiting for washington dc

7. fanesxx

Posts: 74; Member since: May 19, 2011

come on south florida

5. Sakmann67

Posts: 29; Member since: May 22, 2010

Sprint LTE is working intermittently in Plainfield, IL. I was in a retail store recently and the store had a Galaxy Nexus and EVO LTE working on LTE. Galaxy S3 was still on 3G. Dropped Calls and Text issues still plague the Chicago area. #BeingPatient.


Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

Well let's hope it finds it way to Kankakee, IL...home to the original network vision tower...I mean why didn't they just leave the dang thing on?

3. Nevo617

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Service comes and goes only at work.. Witch is in Malden MA

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Good job for reporting.....Give that man a reward Phone Arena!

2. Nick_T

Posts: 187; Member since: May 27, 2011

He didn't mention his name. Otherwise, he would have been awarded over 9000 internets.

4. Nevo617

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Nick: What would I get with that

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