Sprint 4G LTE goes live in Boston ahead of schedule
posted by Nick T. / Aug 09, 2012, 3:39 AM
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.
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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Good job for reporting.....Give that man a reward Phone Arena!
posted on Aug 09, 2012, 3:42 AM 0
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He didn't mention his name. Otherwise, he would have been awarded over 9000 internets.
posted on Aug 09, 2012, 9:14 AM 1
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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.
posted on Aug 09, 2012, 1:29 PM 1
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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.
posted on Aug 12, 2012, 1:34 PM 0
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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?/to
posted on Aug 28, 2012, 10:03 AM 0
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