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Sprint 4G LTE goes live in Boston ahead of schedule

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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.

Sprint 4G LTE goes live in Boston ahead of schedule
Sprint 4G LTE goes live in Boston ahead of schedule
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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posted on 09 Aug 2012, 03:42

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

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

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 09:14 1

2. Nick_T (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 May 2011)

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

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 13:27

4. Nevo617 (Posts: 4; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

Nick: What would I get with that

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 13:23

3. Nevo617 (Posts: 4; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

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

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 13:29 1

5. Sakmann67 (Posts: 29; Member since: 22 May 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.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 00:03

6. xXMAKESHIFTXx (Posts: 38; Member since: 28 Jul 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?

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 21:00

7. fanesxx (Posts: 74; Member since: 19 May 2011)

come on south florida

posted on 11 Aug 2012, 07:52

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

waiting for washington dc

posted on 12 Aug 2012, 13:34

9. trouse1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Aug 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.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 10:38

10. Zero1u81 (Posts: 7; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)

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

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 10:03

11. ahecht (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Aug 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.


posted on 29 Aug 2012, 09:19

12. Zero1u81 (Posts: 7; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)

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

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 23:18

13. Moquah (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)

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

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